East Albemarle News

March 2023

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Read Across America Week

East Albemarle will celebrate Read Across America Week, February 27th - March 3rd. This week aims to inspire individuals of all ages to read, and coincides with Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd. As you know, Dr. Seuss was a famous author who wrote many children's books. During Read Across America Week, we will celebrate reading with the following spirit days:

  • Monday - Team Up for Reading! Wear your favorite sports jersey or team colors!
  • Tuesday - Hats Off to Reading! Wear your favorite hat!
  • Wednesday - Reading JOGS the Mind! Wear your favorite exercise gear!
  • Thursday - Surfs Up for Reading! Wear Hawaiian print or {school appropriate} vacation attire!
  • Friday - PAWSitively Wild About Reading! Wear your EAES spirit shirts, school colors (blue & white), or your favorite animal print!

Participation in the Read Across America spirit week is optional, but encouraged! Student attire should still align with the Stanly County Schools dress code policy, including closed-toed shoes for recess, and be appropriate for the season / weather.

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Yearbooks for Sale!

We will begin our yearbook pre-sale on Tuesday, February 28th! Yearbooks are $17 and may be purchased via School Cash Online. Pre-sales will end on April 6th. Purchase a yearbook to save memories of the 2022-2023 school year!
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Kindergarten Registration 2023-2024

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year officially begins March 1! If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 31st, 2023, they are eligible to begin kindergarten next year. All enrollments are completed online through the Stanly County Schools website. Families may also reach out to Lori Hudson, Data Manager at East Albemarle, for enrollment questions.

The links below provide valuable information for families with rising kindergarten children.

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Third Quarter Assessments

We will be administering third quarter assessments to measure your child's progress over the next few weeks. Help them perform their best by ensuring they are at school on time each day, and remind them to try their best! Data collected from the assessments will help your child's teacher(s) plan instruction to fit their needs. Review the assessment schedule below.

iReady MATH Diagnostic

Grades K-2

March 6th - 21st

iReady READING Diagnostic

Grades 4-5

March 6th - 21st

NC Check In Assessments

Reading - March 13th - Grades 3-5

Math - March 14th - Grades 3-5

Science - March 15th - Grade 5

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Student-Led Conferences - March 9th, 2023

Join us on March 9th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm for Student-Led Conferences! Your child's teacher will send home a formal invitation and RSVP form in the February 28th Tuesday folder. This event will provide an opportunity for your child to demonstrate their understanding of grade level content. They will work directly with you so it is very important that you plan to attend the conference!

Please RSVP for your child's Student-Led Conference! Third quarter parent / student / teacher conferences are mandatory; your attendance at this event will satisfy this requirement.

As an incentive for your participation, your child's classroom will be competing for a chance to win a March Madness basketball practice with the Albemarle High School Bulldog players! The three classes with the highest participation will win. Your child will definitely want their classroom to have the highest participation for the Student-Led Conference event!

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Early Release Day - March 10th, 2023

Friday, March 10th is an Early Release Day for students. They will be dismissed at 12:40 pm via their regular afternoon transportation, unless their homeroom teacher is notified differently in advance. Please do not send a Class Dojo message or email to your child's teacher on March 10th to change their transportation; the message may not be received in time. Thank you.
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Mini Medley - March 18th, 2023

Join us at the Mini Medley on March 18th to cheer on our Bullpup runners! The event will be held at Central Elementary (250 N. 3rd Street, Albemarle, 28001). Additional details will be shared soon!
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Spring Photos - March 21st, 2023

A representative from Strawbridge Studios will be at East Albemarle on Tuesday, March 21st to capture spring photos of students. Only students who purchase spring photos will be photographed. Purchases should be made in advance, either online or using a Strawbridge order form. Paper copies of order forms will be sent home soon!

Click here to view the Spring Photo packages and order form.

EAES Online Order Code: FM401695

Important Dates:

Click here to view the Stanly County Schools 2022-2023 calendar.

March 2023:

  • 1st - Kindergarten field trip to Agri-Civic Center
  • 6th - 21st - iReady Reading and Math diagnostic assessments
  • 8th - 3rd & 4th grade field trip to Agri-Civic Center
  • 9th - Student-Led Conferences, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • 10th - Early Release Day - dismissal at 12:40 pm
  • 13th - Reading NC Check In assessment for students in grades 3-5
  • 14th - Math NC Check In assessment for students in grades 3-5
  • 15th - Science NC Check In assessment for students in grade 5
  • 18th - Mini Medley at Central Elementary
  • 21st - Spring photos by Strawbridge
  • 24th - End of 3rd Quarter
  • 27th - Teacher Workday - no school for students!

April 2023:

  • 4th - 3rd quarter report cards issued
  • 5th - Field Day
  • 7th - Good Friday Holiday - no school for students!
  • 10th - 14th - Spring Break - no school for students!

The 2023-2024 SCS calendar has been approved and shared. Click here to review the calendar for NEXT school year. Note that the first day of school for students is earlier next year - August 9th!

East Albemarle Staff Shout-Outs!

Is there a staff member at East Albemarle that has had a profound impact on your child or your family? Celebrate them by submitting a shout-out to express your appreciation!

We value your positive feedback and will look forward to sharing your comments with our staff members!

Click here to submit a positive staff shout-out!

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Follow East Albemarle on Social Media!


Instagram - eastalbemarle

Twitter - @east_albemarle

Click here to visit our website!

Class Dojo:

Sign up for a {free!} Class Dojo account to keep up with their PBIS Merit Event points and fun classroom updates / photos! You will need to obtain a class code from your child's teacher.

Contact Information

East Albemarle Elementary School

1813 East Main Street

Albemarle, NC 28001

(704) 961-3500

Ms. Judith Taylor, Principal