East Side News

Week of May 1, 2017

ABC's of Student Success

Below are the ABC's of Student Success. Written by Addie Gaines, principal at Kirbyville (Missouri) Elementary School, these 26 mini-essays emphasize the important role that parents play in the achievement of your child in school.

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East Side PTO Meeting

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30pm

111 Gleason Street

Gouverneur, NY

Mrs. Fench, our superintedent, will be joining us. Please join us as we plan wonderful events for our students!

DEAR Was a huge success!

Our Parent Drop Everything and Read was a HUGE success. Thank you to our PTO parents who came in early to pop the popcorn and bag and deliver it to our rooms. We will hopefully plan one more prior to school is out! A HUGE shout-out to our own school secretary, Mrs. Lisa Sheen, for making creating the signs, printing all the name tags and organizing the sheets for us! She sure is a treasure to us all! Check out some pictures below of the event! So cool!

Toys Brought to school


We have seen an increase of toys being brought into school. While some toys help our students during bus rides, some toys have been very large objects such as baby dolls or pointy unicorns. We ask that please check what you child is bringing in to school as these items could possess problems within the school settng Just as a reminder, any items being brought to school that we deem as not appropriate for a specific environment or a distraction to the learning environment may be confiscated to be return to the child or parent after school. Also, the school will not be responsible for stolen items. Thank you for your help in providing a safe and friendly learning environment for our scholars!

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NWEA MAP Assessments for the Spring

Once again, our school-wide measure of the NWEA will occur the next few weeks. Some parents wonder why we administer this measure. There are many reasons. 1. All schools need to administer a school-wide measure for Title I compliance. We receive federal funding for Title I and one of the compliance actions is to provide a school-wide measure three times a year. 2. Our Response to Intervention plan requires that we administer a school-wide measure, and hence, the NWEA is the basis for this plan as it monitors our scholars growth and progress. 3. We use the data from the assessment to monitor our curriculum. We use the data to adjust our teaching methods and adjust our scope and sequence of curriculum being taught. We also work with our scholars to show them areas where they can track their progress and take ownership of their learning. This is the ultimate goal that we embrace - that our children take this seriously as it measures what they have learned.

If you have any questions regarding our school-wide measure, please do not hesitate in contacting your child's teacher. Your child's teacher should let you know when they plan to administer the assessment.between May and June.

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What's Ahead

  • 5/3/2017: ES PTO Meeting
  • 5/4/2017: Parennt Volunteer Training 6p.m. East Side Library
  • 5/8-9/2017: UPK Registration at District Access Center
  • 5/9/2017: Parent Volunteer Training 6p.m. East Side Library
  • 5/11/2017: Parent Volunteer Training 5:30p.m. East Side Library
  • 5/19/2017: 1/2 Day for Students - Staff Development Day Students dismissed 12:10

East Side Elementary School, Gouverneur, NY

East Side Elementary School is an exemplary school where we agree to place the welfare of students at the forefront of our decisions. In becoming a school of excellence, we always identify and implement new or enhanced initiatives in the area of curriculum and instruction, provide respectful and professional learning environments, develop and implement planning and support systems and increase faculty, parent and community partnerships.

We are a Responsive Classroom school, so our belief is that the social and emotional curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum. We pride ourselves to "Delivering The Promise of A Brighter Future!"

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