Eastwood News

September 13, 2021

Important-Dates-at-a-Glance

    • Tuesday, September 14 - Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey/PTA Association Meeting
    • Wednesday, September 15 - Eastwood TV @ 8:00 am
    • Tuesday, September 28 - School Picture Day
    • Wednesday, September 29 - Eastwood Dines Out at Panda Express and Yogurtland

Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey

Good evening Eastwood families,


I will be having a "Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey" meeting via zoom tomorrow evening at 5:00pm. I will record the session and post it for replay for those who are unable to attend. After being in school a month, I wanted to touch base, provide some updates on school protocols and systems, and receive feedback from you on how we are doing this school year. I hope you can attend. Below is the meeting information:

Darryll Ramsey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey
Time: Sep 14, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://nlmusd.zoom.us/j/88038658199

Meeting ID: 880 3865 8199


Eagle Strong,

Mr. Ramsey | Principal


If you missed the last Roundtable, you can view it here.

Eastwood PTA Association Meeting 9/14/21 @ 5:00pm

Calling all Eastwood PTA members. Please join us for our first association meeting of the year. We will have a quick meeting at the beginning of Mr. Ramsey's Roundtable. Use the same link and help us approve our budget for the 2021-2022 school year. You must need to be a member to vote, so join today!

Use this link for the association meeting and Mr. Ramsey's Roundtable.

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey and co-host Ms. Lena

WEDNESDAY, September 15 @ 8:00 am

for the next LIVESTREAM


Let's stay connected! Click HERE to be directed to EastwoodTV and Subscribe!


If you have missed any of the LIVESTREAM Assemblies,

you can still watch them ALL as they are available to view on our EastwoodTV YouTube Channel.

September 1, 2021 Assembly

National Latinx Heritage Month

9/15-10/15 is Hispanic Heritage Month ---

Today we celebrate a Hispanic American who has made a big impact in recent pop culture -- Lin-Manuel Miranda


Miranda was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, who immigrated to pursue academics. Miranda's passion for the arts began at a young age and he loved hearing and telling people's stories. His musical Hamilton reimagined the beginnings of America told by all actors of color, whose ancestors didn’t have a say in how the country was built. The hip-hop musical quickly became one of the most profitable shows to ever hit Broadway. Miranda continues to create and celebrate people of all cultures and backgrounds through his art and activism.


"Every day has the potential to be the greatest day of your life." - Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Health & Safety

Everyone is doing a good job in keeping their children safe and healthy. If your student is demonstrating any COVID symptoms, please keep them home for the day. If your student is quarantining (out of precaution) or has tested positive, please call the office.


Please visit COVID -19 Facts Sheet for full instructions.

PTA Packets

PTA packets have been sent home with your student. There is a lot of great info about what PTA does to support the school and how you can get involved to help make Eastwood the best it can be for our students, staff and families.


Become a member by scanning the QR code or filling out the envelope --- thank you for supporting Eastwood!


Please review the packets and return with your student as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please message eastwoodpta1@gmail.com

Eastwood Picture Day

Smile! Picture Day is Tuesday, 9/28 - more info to follow on what the packages will include and how you can order.

Eastwood Dines Out

Mark your calendars - Wednesday, 9/29 come out to support Eastwood Dines Out at Panda Express and Yogurtland in La Habra (WalMart center @ Beach & Imperial) - see you there!

Reflections

The theme for this year’s National Reflections Art Program is "I Will Change the World by..." The Reflections Art Night that we had scheduled for 9/14 has been cancelled for now... however, we will be sending out additional information and potential project ideas for student submissions soon!

Join the PTA

Join Eastwood PTA to help support Technology, Arts and more for your student(s) and our Eastwood families, staff and community!


Click HERE to be directed to the TOTEM website or use the QR code pictured on the left. Also located on the Eastwood PTA page on our school website (under the PARENTS tab).


Membership Fee on Totem: $10 per membership, with a $1 convenience fee per membership.

Benefits: Totem also allows you to download your PTA membership card to your phone wallet, view and receive discounts with participating partners, and the option of auto-renewing membership annually.


Share the link with friend and family so that they can support your learning too!

Stay Connected

- via our Newsletter = If you're not already receiving our Eastwood Newsletter, please email us at eastwoodpta1@gmail.com so we can add you to the list. We don't send too many emails, but just want to keep you in the loop with campus news.

- via our Wednesday PTA Table = We'll have an info table set up outside on the front lawn at before pick-up on Wednesdays for the next few weeks... stop by with any questions, to join PTA, or purchase a Spiritwear T-Shirt, or just to say hi!

Spirit Wear

UPDATE: We will be placing an order for SpiritWear very soon so if you are in need of a new Eastwood t-shirt or sweatshirt, please complete the form that is included in the packet.

*** Orders for items that we have in stock will be filled as soon as possible and delivered to your student.

*** Orders for items that are on backorder will be filled when the inventory is replenished (hopefully within the next couple of weeks).


Message eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with any questions... thank you for your patience!



- Wednesdays are Spirit Wear Days - if you need a new Eastwood t-shirt, visit our table on Wednesday's or email eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with your size/color preference. T-shirts are $10. Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!



Go EAGLES!

Send us your pictures!

Please send in any pictures you have of your student(s) to Mr. Ramsey at dramsey@nlmusd.k12.ca.us or eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com.

MEALS ARE AT NO COST TO FAMILIES ALL YEAR!

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that meals are FREE to ALL students for the 2021-2022 School Year.

  • We encourage all families to submit a meal application, if you usually qualify, as it provides additional educational funding for your school and benefits for your household. It will also ensure your student is covered for free meals the first 30 days of school for the 2022/2023 school year to avoid meal charges.
    • Eligibility guidelines can be found on www.yourchew.com, in the upper left corner, under meal applications.
    • Note - You do not need to complete a meal application if you have already received a letter indicating that your student has been directly certified.

September Menus:

Please view our menus online at www.yourchew.com for nutritional information.

Important Menu Update:

Last minute menu changes may occur frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues and labor shortages.

Menus on our website may not reflect these changes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Attachments:

School Meals Are Safe

More Than a Meal

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

www.yourchew.com, 562-210-2146 (English) or 562-210-2052 (Spanish).

Support Eastwood while you're shopping at Amazon!

Eastwood Elementary PTA is now a designated charity in Amazon Smile. You can earn .5% for Eastwood on eligible purchases simply by saving your shop link and updating your app.


Follow the steps below to point your donations to Eastwood and start earning money for our school today!


Instructions for signing up for Amazon Smile!

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Select Eastwood Elementary PTA as your designated charity

4. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app

5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:

- Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (three horizontal lines on the bottom right hand corner)

- Tap on "Amazon Smile" under the Programs & Features section and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

6. Start shopping as you normally do - and Eastwood Elementary PTA will earn 0.5% back on eligible purchases!

Eastwood PTA

The mission of Eastwood PTA is to positively impact and support the lives of our students by enhancing their academic growth and social experiences.


"Always together, never apart.

Maybe in distance, but never in heart."

District Issued Devices Available for EVERYONE

  • Our goal is to ensure that EVERY STUDENT has a District Issued Device to use. Please make sure to visit the school website and/or click the Device User Agreement to be directed to the form.
  • WIFI HOTSPOTS are also available. Make sure to fill out the SEPARATE FORM for this to be processed. Click the Hotspot Request here to be directed to the form.

Zelle Payment Option for PTA Membership

Eastwood is offering a quick pay option with Zelle. You can access Zelle through your banking website/app OR download the Zelle app.

Include in Message: Type MEMBERSHIP with PTA member's name, student(s) name, grade, and his/her teacher's name.

Membership Fee on Zelle: $10 per membership. Send Payment to: eastwoodptatreasurer@gmail.com

Family Tech Support/Portal

Supporting families as partners in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District