East Elementary Parent Newsletter

October 2016 Edition

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A Note of Thanks...

Our Fall Family Night brought almost 400 of our East Elementary parents together to learn more about our culture and our high expectations at East, to shop at our Fall Bookfair, to learn more about volunteer opportunities at East, and to enjoy a Family Tailgate with Nachos. It was such an honor to have so many of you join us and we hope that you left feeling like your are even more prepared to partner with your child's teacher and administration to ensure your child's success. If you weren't able to join us, you were missed. Please contact your child's teacher to receive copies of the presentation and handouts we distributed on this night.

Monthly newsletters will continue to come your way along with emails and Skylert phone calls to keep you informed about our happenings at East this year. Please be sure to check your child's folder each evening for updates about their behavior and graded papers/notes to help you stay informed.

We are so grateful that you have chosen Hallsville ISD for your child's education and we look forward to continuing to get to know your families better and to get to be an instrumental part of your child's growth and education.

Western Days 2016-2017

Western Days brought a lot of fun for our East Elementary staff and families! We enjoyed a puppeteer and storyteller that kicked off our festivities for the week. On Friday, students and families enjoyed stations that included butter making, hayrides, singing camp fire songs, and many other activities. As always, our specials crew did an amazing job designing this day. Thank you to our staff that did such a wonderful job putting this all together! And thank you to our families for making this day such a memorable one for our students.


We also brought our pig hay bale competition to an end on Friday. Classes that earned the most in each grade level will be announced on Monday, October 3rd when those teachers will be puckering up to kiss a pig. We cannot thank our families enough for the generous donations that were sent our way. We were able to send over $800 to help fund our community park project!

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October 2016 Events

Please place the following dates on your calendar for October!


  • October 3rd - Coats for Kids begins
  • October 6th - HEE College Day
  • October 10th - Reading CBA
  • October 10th - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • October 13th - Math CBA
  • October 14th - End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • October 19th and 20th - CHAMPS Reward for 1st Nine Weeks (Picnic in the Park with Principals)
  • October 20th - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • October 21st - Fall Pictures
  • October 24th - Student Holiday/Parent Conferences
  • October 25th - 28th - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 28th - 3rd Grade Program and Ghoulish Games
  • October 31st - Halloween (No Costumes - Character Day will be October 28th)
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November Events

Here is a preview of November events:

  • November 2nd - 1st Grade Field Trip
  • November 3rd - College Day
  • November 4th - Color Run
  • November 10th - Thanksgiving Feast for Kindergarten and 2nd Grade
  • November 18th - Early Release
  • November 21st - 25th - Thanksgiving Holidays

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Follow Up from our Volunteer Rally

Thank you to those of you that attended our Volunteer Rally on our Parent Night. We are in the process of checking your submissions agains the background clearance we receive from the district. If you weren't able to attend on this night, please know we are always in need of parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our campus interest volunteer form by clicking here. You will also need to complete the district volunteer form and have a completed background check before volunteering on campus or chaperoning any field trips. You may find information on the district volunteer process by clicking here. Please let us know if you have questions or if we can help in any way.