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Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Student Art Gallery Now Live!

We are pleased to present the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 K-12 Virtual Student Art Gallery, highlighting the amazing artwork of our students.

The exhibit features the ability to virtually walk through a curated gallery of work — and we hope you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in the exhibit as the vision of these talented student artists comes to life.

VIEW THE VIRTUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

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2023-2024 Free Four-Year-Old Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Jan. 9

Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Jan. 9. This includes all 12 Dubuque public elementary schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 9.

Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. Other accepted proof-of-age documents include a passport or signed immunization record.

Preschool registration paperwork is available to complete in advance beginning on the district’s preschool webpage or in-person at all elementary schools. You can also find registration details and forms, as well as additional preschool information, online at www.dbqschools.org/preschool.

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the school they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to residents within the Dubuque Community School District.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool.

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.

New Books for PK-1st Grade Students

Be a Healthy You book coverThe month of September is Attendance Awareness month.  Attending school every day is so important to student success.  Even missing just 2 days of school each month can result in students getting behind.  Good attendance means working together!  We are committed to partnering with you to make sure your child can be at school every day.  Please contact Mr. Ferguson regarding any concerns for your student.  We are looking forward to a great school year!

This book was created from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s Every Child Reads initiative. To learn more about Every Child Reads, visit readdbq.org or facebook.com/groups/dbq.ecr.

Eisenhower Students “Save the Waves”!

Save the waves fundraiserA group of Eisenhower students, led by Mrs. Klinkner, worked to raise funds to clean up our oceans through “Save the Waves”.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Save the Waves fundraiser, your generosity was overwhelming! After raising $692 for Team Seas, the whole school has earned ALL the possible incentives/rewards!
On Friday, May 13 we will “represent” our favorite sports team along with the extra 15-minute recess for every grade level. On Friday, May 20th will be comfy clothes/pajama day.
After such a successful fundraiser, we deserve some fun!
A special Shout out goes to the 4th grade Save the Waves committee for their leadership, enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work, without them this would not have been possible!
Also, thank you Mr. Ferguson for your ideas, enthusiasm, and support; you are AWESOME!
~Mrs. Klinkner

Fun Comic Events at the Carnegie-Stout Library in January!

JanFanCon is a celebration of all things fandom during the month of January. From anime, comics, and Harry Potter to Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, and more! Dubuque County libraries and businesses have come together to bring you a variety of events and programs.

Check out the exciting comic opportunities!

Learn about the Create Your Own Comic Contest

Eisenhower Awarded Two Judy Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grants

Eisenhower School received two awards this fall from the Judy Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant. Judy Chandlee was a beloved Kindergarten teacher at Eisenhower School for many years and it means a great deal for the school to receive these grants.

Mrs. David wrote a grant to enhance literacy skills in Kindergarten. The purpose of this project is to incorporate a multi-sensory approach to literacy.  Students will explore reading using hands-on activities to keep them engaged and to reach all students at their reading level.  With these sensory materials, students will be supported during both teacher-led activities and independent literacy stations to help cement their knowledge of literacy skills and standards.

Mrs. Dostal wrote a grant to support social and emotional learning through library books. The goal of this project is to add books that address social and emotional needs into the Eisenhower library collection. Books have been selected from Follett that were reviewed by notable library associations as addressing social and emotional learning for kids. These books will be available to all students and teachers through the library to support social and emotional teaching goals and student needs. After the many disruptions to life caused by Covid, social and emotional learning has become a very important focus for schools across the country. Books can be a powerful tool to open up meaningful conversations and help students address these needs.

Mobile Registration and Employment Fair, July 26-Aug. 3

Need help registering your student?
Looking for a job in an amazing school district?

We are hitting the road and bringing the district to you!

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Visit our registration and human resources teams at one of our stops throughout the community from Monday, July 26, through Tuesday, August 3.

At each stop:

  • Our registration team will be on hand to assist families in completing online registration for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
  • Our human resources team will take applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews for a variety of district jobs, including paraprofessional, transportation and food/nutrition positions.
  • Computers with internet access will be provided – and we even have a few treats in store!
  • NOTE: A Marshallese interpreter will be available at each stop.

Join us at one of the following times:News join our team sign

Monday, July 26, from 1-3 p.m.
Bee Branch (in the parking lot near the 22nd street bridge)

Tuesday, July 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dubuque County Fair (Admission to the Dubuque County Fair is FREE this day!)

Wednesday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m.
Comiskey Park

Thursday, July 29, from 9-11 a.m.
Asbury Park

Friday, July 30, from 1-3 p.m.
Flora Park

Monday, August 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Heritage Pond

Tuesday, August 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Murphy Park

We look forward to seeing you!