News, Events, and Announcements
A huge thank you to all of our Eisenhower families that participated in the 2nd Annual Eisenhower Super Hero Fun Run. It was a beautiful day for a run and we had approximately 100 people show up.
Thank you to our volunteers for all of your help! Julia Kenyon for t-shirt distribution, Jennie Barnds with Lilac Hill photography for check in help and for taking wonderful photographs of the day, Jerry & Natasha Sottos for water station and certificate distribution, Rachael Martin for certificate distribution, Amy Trosen for her awesome warm up assistance and Mr. Martin for being our amazing emcee of the event.
We couldn’t have kept it such an affordable event for our families without the help of our fantastic sponsors!
We look forward to our 3rd annual event next year! Contact Ms. Jen if you would like to volunteer for the
Wednesday, November 25 – No School, Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 26 – No School, Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 27 – No School, Thanksgiving Break
Eisenhower Elementary: Inspiring The Leaders Of Tomorrow
Empowering students to be life-long learners in a caring community while inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.
Eisenhower Elementary School and the Davenport Community School District, in partnership with our families and community stakeholders, strive to empower students in a diverse and caring community to be life-long learners. By engaging students academically in a challenging learning environment, and modeling respect, integrity, and perseverance, we believe we are preparing our students to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Respect ● Integrity ● Perseverance ● Empathy ● Citizenship
For the last three years, Eisenhower students in Ms. Derry Spotten-Martinez’s 4th grade class have exchanged pen pal letters with Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members. This last May, for the first time, students and adults got to meet each other at an end-of-the-year “Gathering of Pals.” It was great fun—Ms. Spotten-Martinez set out board games which gave the Pen Pals time to talk and meet. Then they had cookies and punch.
Pen Pal-ling has been a great way to inspire kids to write, and the volunteers really enjoy it, too. While this is a fine way for RSVP’s busy members to tutor/mentor a child, it is also an excellent way for less mobile members to continue to tutor/mentor from the comfort of their own homes.
An article about the program appeared last spring in 50+ Lifestyles. Click here to read it.
Office Staff Nursing Staff
Mr. Martin (Principal), Mrs. DeSmith, Mrs. Harris Wendy Shaw (Nurse), Deb Dunteman
Kindergarten First Grade
Mrs. Chavera, Mrs. Ehlers, Mrs. Crookshanks Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. Peterson, Ms. O’Malley, Mrs. Swanson
Second Grade Third Grade
Ms. Determan, Mrs. Easton, Mrs. French Ms. Carstens, Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Westerhof, Mrs. Kallenberger, Mr. Specht
Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
Mrs. Richter, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Delzell Mr. Mutum, Mrs. Baldry, Mr. Brandstetter
Music, Gym, Art
Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. Forari, Mrs. Sweeny Mrs. Gomez, Mr. DeCook
TAG, Counselor, Librarian Reading Teachers
Mrs. Brock, Ms. Rushford, Mr. Reagan Mrs. Schroeder, Ms. Rettko
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:35 – 2:25
Wednesday 7:35 – 1:25
Breakfast 7:05 – 7:25
Office Opens: 7:00 am
Office Closes: 3:30 pm
Please click on the video to learn about Buddy Benches.
Elementary and middle schools across the Davenport Community School District gathered at the Eastern Branch Library on Saturday, March 7, to compete in the grades 4-6 Battle of the Books Competition. Each year the Iowa Association of School Librarians nominate around 17 book titles for the students to read, and then in March, vote to determine which book will win the Children’s Choice Award. During the Battle of the Books each team had to answer one hundred questions based on the 17 nominated Children’s Choice Books. Eisenhower Elementary finished first with McKinley Elementary finishing in second place. The Eisenhower Elementary team will now represent the district at the regional competition on March 28. The Eisenhower team: Corbin S., Brighton H., Carter S., and Isaac T.
A short video snippet from the event: