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Weekly Update 1/24/2019

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.


While we love to celebrate , please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Fast Food

Please refrain from bring fast food into the building during student lunch times. We encourage you to eat a school lunch or pack a lunch from home.

Thank you to all the families who came out in the blistering cold to do STEM activities with us last week! A good time was had by all!

Please bundle your students up and send them to school every day. As my awesome staff begins to dig into the MOY (middle of the year) NWEA results and begin the work of preparing small group lessons geared to your child(ren) academic needs it is very important that they attend school daily. Our goal is for every student attending Eastridge to gain a year's growth in reading and math, if not more. Our data shows that many of our students are well on their way to this goal, some have already met this goal, and some need more time to meet this goal. I can assure you that our teachers are working diligently to make sure all of our students are learning at an appropriate rate. Thursday we celebrated 100 school days, which means we have 79 school days left to educate your child and prepare them for the next grade. I can not stress enough how important it is for your child to come to school on time every day. We start instruction promptly at 9:00AM (breakfast/announcements/ morning work (for some students this includes small group work) 8:30AM-9:00AM). Reminder that students need to be in their seats ready to learn by 8:30AM. Students are marked tardy after the 8:40 bell.

Thank you for all that you do!


Mrs. Johnson

Counseling Digest

Hey there students and families! I am so excited to be your full time school counselor! Here is a brief update on some happenings in the counseling office! I have been visiting classrooms talking about the “Zones of Regulation.” This is a curriculum that helps students identify which zone they’re in, feeling wise; for example “tired is the blue zone.” I have also been working with some of the students during lunch in small groups, and am very active on our PBIS teams here at Eastridge!

A school counselor IS NOT a therapist, social worker, or other mental health provider. While I do see students in groups and individually - serious concerns are often referred out. Sometimes that can get confusing, so I wanted to get the right info out there. I am always available by phone if ever you’re interested in meeting to discuss student needs. I work very closely with Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Wilson to offer the best support option for your student.

This Friday I will send home a flyer outlining an opportunity to meet some of the staff at McDonald's to discuss important information about Eastridge and how we can better support your child. Please return the bottom portion of the flyer if you are interested in chatting with us.

STAY WARM! It is supposed to be getting very cold into next week!

Stephen Phillips

(317) 532-3178

Hello families!

I hope you are all finding ways to stay warm and stay busy during this cold snap. I know that the kids are feeling the effects of being cooped up for indoor recess, and I know that many teachers are working hard to be creative with building movement/ brain breaks in throughout the day and finding cooperative activities for students to engage in during recess time.

Last week, Community/ CORE Time was focused on helping students learn to deal with anger. Mr. Phillips visited classrooms with lessons based on the curriculum "Zones of Regulation", which helps teach kids how to identify the emotions that they are experiencing and match strategies to help them work through their emotions. (If you would like more information on "Zones of Regulation" or the lessons being taught, please reach out to myself or Mr. Phillips. We would be happy to share.) This week's lessons will focus on solving social problems. Please ask your child what he/she is learning during Community Time.

Please keep an eye out for any weather delays this week, as the temperatures are forecasted to be very chilly.

Have an amazing week!

Noel Wilson, Dean of Students





First Grade: 93.39%

Second Grade: 93.98%

Third Grade: 94.05%

Fourth Grade: 96.30%

School Average: 94.52%

District Average: 96%

Classroom Spotlight:

Mrs. Godsey 100%

Mrs. Rist 96.02%

Mr. Farrell 96.02%

Ms. Lambert 96.23%

Mrs. Grismore 96.23%

Ms. Fater 96.02%%

Ms. Sergi 98.03%

Ms. Smith 97.12%

Mrs. Wood 99.68%

Casting Call

Please join us…

The Warren Arts and Education Foundation invites Warren Township Students K-8 to audition for King Arthur’s Quest directed by Missoula Children’s Theater. Auditions are Monday February 4th @ 4:30pm in the auditorium at Creston Middle School, 10925 E Prospect Street. Students who are cast must be available to rehearse Monday Feb 4th- Friday Feb 8th from 4:30-9:00pm and ALL day Saturday Feb. 9th for dress rehearsal and performances at 3 and 7p.m. This opportunity is free to students, there is a $5.00 admission fee to attend performances on Saturday. Questions email Michelle Shuffitt mshuffitt@comcast.net or call 317-490-7752

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Marcus Emerson will be visiting Eastridge on January 30th to speak to all fourth grade students.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.

School will operate on a 1hr. delay.

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Friday, Feb. 8th, 6-8pm

10930 East 10th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Join us for a night to remember with your littlest sweetheart (s)!

The Dance is free for PTA Members. Non-PTA members can join for $7.00 and get in all remaining PTA events for free or pay $5.00 for admission for the night. Admission includes Dancing in the gym (DJ providing the tunes), Do it yourself picture station, cookies, and punch. Available for purchase dinner, carnation, snacks, drinks, and goodie bag.

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Skating Night at the Roller Cave

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 6-8pm

8734 East 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN


It's never to late to join our PTA. Joining the PTA allows you and your family to get into all PTA sponsored events free. $7 is all it takes to become a member. Please see the front office for more information.

Outside Recess

It’s that time of year when we need to remind student to make sure they have appropriate clothing for recess. The district policy states students will be going outside for recess if the temperature and the wind chill are above 20 degrees. We have extra coats, hats, and gloves for students in need. Please contact the front office if you need assistance.

Students must go outside unless we have a doctor statement.

Yearbook Sale

Order deadline: 3/1/2019

Cost: 12.00

Order online: ybpay.lifetouch.com

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