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    May 2018


    Rebecca Kramer, Principal, rkramer@usd345.com
    David Ralph, Assistant Principal, dralph@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 Logan Families,

    It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter to let you know of my decision to leave Logan Elementary School at the end of this school year--but I’m not going far!

    I’m excited to say that I have accepted the Director of Elementary Education position for Seaman School District beginning July 1, 2018, pending board approval. While I am sad to be leaving the building, I am delighted that I will be able to continue to work with Logan, in addition to ALL the elementary schools in USD 345. It has been a pleasure partnering with the Logan families, teachers and students as your principal and I look forward to continuing to grow those partnerships in my new capacity.

    As we focus on wrapping up the school year here at Logan, the district has already begun their search for an exceptional leader to become your next principal.

    As always, I thank you for your support of Logan Elementary and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.


    Rebecca Kramer, Principal

    Important Dates

    May 3- 6th grade classes visit Seaman Middle School 9:15-10:40 AM 
    May 4- All school trail trips
    May 9- Spark Club "Take the Stage" Year End Spark Show highlighting Spark Club projects
    May 15- PTO meeting at 5:30 PM
    May 18- Talent Show
    May 21-Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at 8:15 AM
    May 22- Awards Assemblies, K-2 at 9:10 AM and 3-5 at 10:00 AM
    May 23- 6th Grade Promotion 9:00 AM
    May 24- Last Day of school- early dismissal at 12:15 PM

    6th Grade Promotion

    You're invited to attend our 6th-grade promotion on May 23rd in our gymnasium at 9:00 AM. This is a huge milestone in our students' lives. We wish them the best of luck in middle school next year. 


     Last Day of School

    Reminder-that the last day of school is an early release day. Students will be provided a lunch prior to their 12:15 PM dismissal. 

    We've enjoyed serving our families and students this year! Have a safe, fun summer!


     SummerCamps https://www.seamanschools.org/summercamps

    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 54-8 and June 11-15. 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 longtime Spectacular teachers Nancy Fusaro and Mark Simoneau leading the sessions. 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 below and return to Theresa Dunham @ Seaman Education Center with full payment.

    Download Registration Form

    Logan PTO Executive Board


    Caley Davenport- President

    Christine Stoner- Co-Vice-President

    Sarah Dreher- Co-Vice-President

    Cheri McConnell- Treasurer

    Dawn Membrino-Secretary

    Boys and Girls Club of Topeka 

    Summer parent meeting at Logan on May 9th at 6:00 in the commons area. Any parents or guardians in the North Topeka area can attend the meeting. Staff will review the parent handbook, discuss summer programs, meals, field trips and expectations. Please come hear about the awesome things planned for the summer for Club members. 

    Last half day on May 24th, all students will stay at their own schools. 


    Office Reminders

    Signing-in Students

    Students arriving after 8:50 AM to school or returning from an appointment during the day must be accompanied by an adult into the building. Students must be signed into the office upon arrival.  

    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 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 and the office staff has also been made aware of the change. Again, thanks for helping us keep your child safe. 

    Staying Connected

    We are excited to offer two new ways to stay connected with the school throughout the year. We recently rolled out new Facebook and Twitter accounts which will be updated frequently to highlight all of the important things we are doing at Logan. Give us a like and follow!

    Facebook: LoganUSD345
    Twitter: @LoganUSD345 

    Update Contact Info

    The beginning of the year is a great time to update your contact info! If you have moved or changed phone numbers, please call the school office with your new contact information. It's very important for us to be able to reach you. Thanks for your help! 


    Become a Substitute Teacher or Para Educator

    Are you interested in a job where you can choose the days and places you work during the hours your child is in school? Then being a teacher substitute is the job for YOU! If you have a minimum of 60 college credit hours, then you can apply for an emergency substitute license and fill in for a teacher who is absent. You can choose the days you work and even the school and grade levels in which you would like to sub. Please call Kathy Johnson (785-575-8600) at the Seaman Education Center for more information on how to apply for the emergency substitute license and for district substitute training sessions. If you do not want to be a teacher substitute, then being a substitute paraeducator is an option for you. Email Kathy Johnson for these job possibilities, as well.

    Bus Drivers Needed

    Become a bus driver for Seaman Schools. We offer competitive pay and no experience required. Part-time, competitive pay and training provided. Call the Seaman Transportation Department at 785-286-8440 to join a staff of outstanding and award-winning drivers and make a difference in the lives of Shawnee County Children.

     Useful Links

    Lunch Menus

    Food Service Substitutes Needed

    Looking for an opportunity to get out and make some extra money? General hours are between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm, depending on the school. Call the Seaman Food Service Department at 785-575-8650.

    Elementary Meal Prices

    Do you know your student’s meal account balance? Have you signed up for the free email low balance notification? Meal accounts are debit accounts. Positive meal balances are required. Automatic recurring deposits are accepted online anytime.

    Sign up for low balance email notifications and make online payments www.myschoolbucks.com (you will need your student ID number) Thank you for supporting healthy school meals!

    Elementary Lunch: $2.60
    Secondary Lunch: $2.85
    Adult Lunch: $3.85
    Student Breakfast: $1.80
    Adult Breakfast: $2.30
    Reduced Lunch: $0.40
    Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
    Extra Milk: $0.50

    All meal related questions may be handled via Kaye Kabus, Director of Food Services at 575-8650. 

    Free Preschool Screenings

    Have you ever had a concern about the way your child is walking, talking, or playing?  Maybe you have wondered about your child’s development. If so, please be informed that the Seaman School District Special Services Department offers free monthly screenings for children ages 3-5.  Areas to be screened are speech/language, motor, cognition, vision, hearing, and social/behavioral skills.  If you would like to have your child screened please call 575-8670. 

     Important Information Regarding Volunteers

    In an effort to keep our students and staff safe, the District will run a back-ground check on all school volunteers. Please complete the form on the next page, if you plan on volunteering or going on any field trips this year. It is a simple form and a simple process. The form will be kept confidential and on file, so you will only need to complete it once this year. 

    While everyone’s safety is number one, we also do not want to discourage our number of volunteers.  We greatly value our classroom volunteers.

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