*2019 Governor’s Budget Highlights*
Proposed budget allots around $500 per child more in 2019 than previous years.  California is still approximately $7800 per child below the top ten states. Some of the proposed budget is allocated to offer full day Kindergarten for all children and increasing resources for special needs children .

More information about the Governor’s proposed budget can be found At CAPTA.org or ed100.org

Want to advocate on behalf of our children for more funding? Write to the Governor today!  Better yet…organize to host legislatures at the school so they can see first hand where funding is needed.

It’s time once again for the McKenna Claire Foundation Golf Ball Drop. For those of you that were able to attend our Friday Assembly, you had the opportunity to hear Dave Wetzel, co-founder and McKenna’s father, speak about Eader Elementary’s close connection with MCF.

Over the past 5 years, MCF has donated over $75,000 to local schools in partnership with the Play It Forward Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop. Eader Elementary will receive 50% of ticket proceeds for every ticket sold by Eader students. The first ball in the hole or closest to the pin will win $2,500!!

All purchased tickets will be assigned a golf ball and be part of the helicopter ball drop on October 19th. Tickets are $10 each and winner need not be present.

Click HERE to see a video of the Ball Drop!

All tickets and money are due back to the school on October 12th. Please make all checks payable to MCF (McKenna Claire Foundation). Additional tickets are available in the office!

For more information on the McKenna Claire Foundation, please visit www.mckennaclairefoundation.org

Please join us this Thursday for a creative workshop in the MPR! The PTA will have a variety of supplies on hand (paints, chalk, paper, pencils, etc.) to get those creative juices flowing! Every grade level from Pre-School to Fifth Grade is invited to join us. In addition, we will have Reflections entry forms on hand. The PTA looks forward to seeing you there!

Please visit the CAPTA website HERE for more information on the Reflections program.

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The first day of the 2018-2019 school year is in the books! It was so great to see so many familiar faces and so exciting to meet many new faces. Did you get a chance to take a picture at our First Day Photo Spots?

The Hospitality Team did a fantastic job making sure that Eader’s first day was a memorable one! If you took a great shot, be sure to submit your photos to yearbook@eaderpta.com for a chance to be featured in the yearbook.

In addition to making sure the kiddos had a great day, the Hospitality Team also made sure that our teachers were nourished and energized with a Back to School Breakfast on Friday.

Thank you to Melissa Gonterman and Olivia Mayes for creating such a festive welcome for the students and teachers!

On Friday, we had our first assembly with our new principal, Mrs. Beck. Our Eader Eagles gave her such a warm welcome and their undivided attention. At the assembly, Mrs. Beck acknowledged all of the students with perfect attendance in the 2017-2018 school year. That is quite an accomplishment!

Be sure to check back here for all of the fun events we have planned this year! Enjoy your first full week of school!