East Elementary: Excellence at Work

Staff Newsletter for 2015-2016, Episode 13

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Thank you for an Amazing 3rd Nine Weeks CHAMPS Reward!

Friday was a such a fun way to celebrate our students who earned their CHAMPS reward! Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make Friday a true treat for our kids. Many of them commented that they didn't know what a coke float was and that they loved the chance to dance. This was a memory they will have from their time at East!
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Lone Finalist to be Voted on at March 21st Board Meeting

Mr. Jeff Collum was named as the Lone Finalist for the Superintendent Position prior to Spring Break. There will be a special called board meeting on Monday, March 21st to complete the hiring process. More information about his starting date will follow once he is officially hired by the board. We want to welcome Mr. Collum and his family to Hallsville ISD so please be on the lookout for information about a Welcome Reception that will be hosted in his honor. I hope to have a large number of our campus attend.

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District Calendar and Summer Dates

I've linked the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year HERE for your convenience. The district is still working to finalize details about allowable events for the August Flex Days. We will share the information with you as soon as it becomes available. All employees including paraprofessionals need to plan for August 11th being your start day. For the first time we will all be together for campus retreat!


Here are some additional dates to keep in mind for summer planning:


  • June 6th - 9th: Curriculum and Assessment Writing
  • August 4th: Employee Registration for Students
  • August 8th - 10th: Student Registration; August 17th: Registration Make Up Day
  • August 11th&12th; August 15th - 19th: Professional Development Days
  • August 18th: Meet the Teacher
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Careers on Wheels

Please begin to promote our Careers on Wheels day in your classroom newsletters. Encourage people that you know in our community to contact Courtney about participation. This will be a wonderful day for our students to help them as they dream about their futures!
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Looking Ahead: March and April Blueprint

  • March 21st and 22nd: Mock STAAR for 3rd Grade
  • March 24th: Easter Parties - Ashley will send schedule soon
  • March 25th: Good Friday Holiday
  • March 28th and 29th: RtI Meetings
  • March 29th: Design Team Meeting (3:00 - 4:30)
  • March 30th: Faculty Meeting (4:00 - 5:30)
  • April 1st: Twisted Teacher and Careers on Wheels
  • April 5th: Mark Scirto - Tornado Presentation
  • April 7th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Track Day
  • April 8th: 2nd and 3rd Grade Track Day
  • April 11th: Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • April 15th: 3rd Grade STAAR Lock-In


***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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Have an AMAZING Week!