Logan Elementary School

Making Every Child a Success Story

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Lion's Tale - May 2017


Aarion Gray, Principal, agray@usd345.com
Tami Wade, Assistant Principal, twade@usd345.com
Ginger Shelley
, Secretary, gshelley@usd345.com
Lisa Simmons, Secretary, lsimmons@usd345.com


8:30 a.m. First bell - students may enter the building

8:50 a.m. Class starts

4:00 p.m. School dismissed

Students achieve best when they attend school on a regular basis and are at school on time daily.


Message from the Principal . . .


Dear Parents & Community Partners,  

I want to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart for the patience and support you have shown over the past six years. As a school, we have celebrated our successes and worked hard each day to eliminate barriers that impede student success. There are countless people to whom I owe an expression of thanks and appreciation for helping to make Logan a place where students feel safe, secure, and appreciated for their many gifts and talents.   Therefore, to the Seaman Board of Education, Superintendent Noble, Central Office Administration and Staff, thank you for your unwavering support for the students and staff at Logan.  To the community partners who have played a vital role in the success of our students, thanks so much!  To the parents, thank you for your continued support and efforts in and around the school!  Finally, to the staff and students of Logan Elementary who believe that success is the combination of hard work and the belief that you can make a difference, you guys are amazing!   I leave you with the final words of Les Brown, "Continue to shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”  Thanks for making "Every Child A Success Story."

Dr. Gray

Aarion L. Gray, Principal 


Character Word of the Month



I will do what is expected of me without being reminded. 


May 2nd - 6th Grade Track Meet 

May 3rd - 5th Grade Track Meet 

May 4th - 5th Grade Track Meet (Raindate) 

May 4th - 6th Grade Field Trip - 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
May 4th - 6th Grade Visit Parent Night - 6:00 p.m. 
May 5th - Logan Trail Trips 
May 6th - School Carnival - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
May 8th - Logan Trail Trips (Raindate) 
May 18th - 6th Grade Field Trip - 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
May 23rd - 6th Grade promotion - 9:00 a.m.

May 24th - Awards Program (K-2) - 9:15 a.m.  

May 24th - Awards Program (3-5) - 9:45 a.m.   

May 24th - Early Release - 12:15 p.m.  

May 25th - No School (Professional Learning Day)  

Seaman Summer Spectacular is BACK!
The Seaman Summer Spectacular, a summer enrichment program which will give students enriching learning opportunities, is coming back this summer! Weeks for the Spectacular are June 5-9 and June 12-16. The program is for current students in Grades K-6. The enrichment camps will take place at West Indianola Elementary from 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m. each day with long-time Spectacular teachers Nancy Fusaro and Mark Simoneau leading the sessions. The cost for each week is $115, and students must bring their own lunches. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per session, so registration is on a first-come, first served basis. Fill out the registration and return to Theresa Dunham @ Seaman Education Center with full payment.


Summer Lunch Program

June 5 – August 4

Lunch for children ages 18 and younger
No Fee – No Registration

Place: Logan Elementary School, 1124 NW Lyman Rd
Time: Lunch 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Days: Monday, June 5 to Friday, August 4 (Monday - Friday)
Closed Tuesday, July 4th

For more information call 575-8650.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Summer Camp
REGISTRATION FORMS: www.seamanschools.org/summercamps 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th 

Don’t forget to thank all the staff who have made a difference in your child’s life this year. Logan Staff are the "Pride" of Seaman!"

 2017-18 Preschool Information


Early Childhood Special Education Preschool
Schedule: Half-Day, Monday-Thursday, transportation provided
Where do I start? Call 785-575-8670 to schedule a screening
Areas of child development screened include: speech & language, fine & gross motor, vision & hearing, and cognitive skills. If results of the screening indicate potential delays in one or more areas of development, your child may be referred to a 4-6 week evaluation for services. Children must live in the Seaman School District and they must be at least 3 years of age to be screened, but they cannot be old enough for kindergarten.


Little Vikes Preschool
Schedule: Half-Day, Monday-Friday, transportation provided
Where do I start? Call 785-575-8600 to apply
Students must be four years old by August 31, 2017, live in the Seaman District and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
• Evaluated and has a developmental delay
• Has a primary language other than English
• Has a parent who lacks a high school diploma or GED
• Has one parent age 19 or younger at birth
• Lives in a single parent family
• Has a referral from Kansas Department for Children & Families
• Has parents who are migratory agricultural workers
• Qualifies for free or reduced school lunch program
Peer Models
Schedule: Half-Day, Monday-Thursday, transportation is NOT provided
Where do I start? Call 785-575-8670 to schedule a screening
Children who interact with students with special needs. Peer models are selected based on the needs of the classroom. 

Register online for the Boys & Girls Club Summer Enrichment Programs

June 5 – August 4 
Logan Students Only
(Entering Grades 1-6)
7:30 am–5:30 pm, M-F
Location: Logan Elementary


Seaman Lady Vikes Elementary Soccer Night

May 2, 2017, Seaman Football Field

Varsity: 6:15 pm

All elementary students get in free; $1 hot dogs, drawings for prizes and activities


 6th Grade Promotion Exercise      


Dear Parent/Guardian, 
We will recognize our Logan 6th grade students in the gymnasium at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 23rd  for promotion.  Parents, guardians, grandparents, family and friends are invited and welcome.  Students will leave following the promotion celebration with their parents.  They will not return to Logan on May 24th.  I know they (and you) are excited about this important milestone.  
               We will have a short cupcake and punch reception immediately following promotion in the cafeteria.    

Logan Elementary Trail Trips 


Students K-6 will be going on trail trips on Friday, May 5th (rain date Monday, May 8th). All trails are in Shawnee county and are free to walk which makes it great for family day trips!

Make sure your child wears comfortable clothing for being outdoors from 9 am to 2 pm. This might include a hat and sunglasses; socks and tennis shoes. Sandals or flip flops would definitely NOT be safe for this activity.

Sunscreen is important and needs to be put on at home before your child comes to school. Also, bug spray or ivy block might be appropriate but are certainly items that parents can choose to use or not.

Students will eat lunch on the trail and return to school for a free popcorn snack.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

  • Kindergarten Curtis Trail
  • 1st Grade Shawnee North Community Trail
  • 2nd Grade Kansas Historical Museum Trail
  • 3rd Grade Shunga Trail 
  • 4th Grade Lake Shawnee Trail
  • 5th Grade Kansas Governor’s Trail (McClennan Park)
  • 6th Grade Iliff Trail 

 Rotary Teacher Recognition

Mrs. Morrision (left) & Mrs. Wayant (right) both received recognition from the North Topeka Rotary Club on Wednesday, April 12th, for their outstanding service to the community and dedication to the field of education.   Congratulations to two amazing educators! 



 In/Out of District Transfer Request


Parents wanting to transfer their students into a Seaman school must fill out a form which can be found on the Seaman website (www.seamanschools.org).  When you go to the website, click on parents, useful forms and click on the “Request for Student Transfer Form” on the right side of the page. This is the form that must be filled out and returned to the Superintendent’s Office by June 1. Whether you are a new or returning transfer student, you have to fill out this form EVERY year. This same process also applies to parents or students who are transferring within district attendance areas. If you have any questions about student transfers, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 575-8600. Don’t wait until June 1, make your transfer requests TODAY by using the simple form on the district website. 

 La clase de español


The words of the month for marzo and abril were agua (water) and vida (life). I shared photos and stories from my spring break trip to Guatemala as part of a team that installed a fresh water well in an impoverished community. While there we were able to present hygiene classes to the local school children, children who were delightful and fun-loving just like our children.

Maybe one day some of our students will have an opportunity to make a similar trek to give a little to people who have so little.

Next week we will talk about the meaning of cinco de mayo (hint: It’s NOT a celebration of Mexican independence!) and will spend the rest of May reviewing and enjoying songs and stories.

Thank you for continuing to encourage your students’ expanding understanding of the world through other languages and cultures.

¡Gracias a todos!

  “Bounce into Spring” Family Event"


Please come out and join us for an afternoon filled with food, games, and lots of fun on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Logan Elementary.    

 Communication is Key! 
 Visit our Facebook page to view some of the latest activities going on at Logan Elementary! 


Things to remember . . .

Reporting an absence or tardy 

Mrs. Simmons keeps track of attendance, not teachers. Please remember to call the office if your child will not be at school by 8:50 a.m. (either due to being tardy or absent). When your child is absent or tardy, a reason must be given.

There are different codes used in PowerSchool that are used for health reporting/monitoring.

Requesting Homework

When reporting a student as absent, the office can also take requests for missing work. Work can be held in the office for pick-up, sent with a sibling, friend, or neighbor, or held in the classroom for the absent student's return.

Changes in Transportation

Please make sure you contact the school office before 3:15 pm if plans have changed on how your child is to leave school. Likewise, please be advised that we do not allow students to call home to make different arrangements for going home with friends or staying for after school activities including Boys and Girls Club. Plans must be made before they come to school. If your child will be doing something different than their normal routine at the end of the day, please be sure the teacher has a note, or an email with the change has been sent, and the office staff has also been made aware of the change. Again, thanks for helping us keep your child safe.

Call Phil McKay at 785-286-8516.


 Seaman Elementary
District Track Meet


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6th Grade
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 5th Grade
Thursday, May 4, 2017  – Rain Date 

Daily Schedule

 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.      Boys’ Running Events

                                  Girls’ Field Events

 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.    Girls’ Running Events

                                  Boys’ Field Events

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     Relays (Girls & Boys) 



Seaman Middle School Parent Meeting


The Seaman Middle School Parent Group invites the parents of next year's 7th graders to attend their last monthly meeting on May 4, at 6:00 p.m.   If you have questions about the parent group, please contact SMS at (785) 286-8400. 


Bus Drivers Needed



Part-time Bus Drivers Needed

Training Provided, Competitive Pay

Transportation Department @ 286-8440


 Consider Joining Site Council

Logan Elementary Site Council met five times throughout the school year. Meetings were held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Site Council members assist in evaluating school goals and objectives and advise on methods to meet those goals. Site Council members are also kept informed of school programs and procedures. Our last meeting was April 11th.  

September - Site Council members learned about what Logan Elementary is doing to address bullying and how we are preparing students to be upstanders.  
October -  Site Council members reviewed DIBELS Reading data and what supports have been put in place to assist students who are struggling and those who are achieving at high levels. 
January - Site Council members learned about Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and what the school is doing to reinforce positive behaviors.    
February - Mrs. Barbo and the student technology team shared how students are using technology to enhance learning and improve communication throughout the school.  
April - Site Council members learned about the District Emergency Operation Plan and what we are doing to keep students and staff safe. 
Thanks for a great school year! 


 Box Tops

Box Tops

Please continue to send in your Box Tops for Education. We will submit Box Top labels to earn money for our school. Please trim your box tops before sending them to school. 

This is such an easy way to raise money for your school. Just clip, put in a Ziploc bag, and send to school with your student.