Eastside: One Team, One Dream

"We never lose. We either win or we learn. - Nelson Mandela

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Week of September 3rd

Eastside Mission

Our mission is to build a strong educational foundation while meeting the unique needs of our students.

Eastside Vision

Working in partnership with the community, Eastside Elementary will provide all students:

  • A collaborative team of professionals who are committed to improve their practices, so that all students learn at high levels

  • A safe, positive, and inviting learning environment

  • An engaging and challenging curriculum focused on essential academics and life skills

  • Individualized and timely support that provides students with what they need to succeed

Hattie's Corner: Take a Quick Self Assessment on Teacher Credibility

In looking at Hattie's research, teacher credibility has an effect size of 0.90 (more than 2 years of growth in a year). At this point in the year, students began to make a decision if you are a credible teacher. Teacher credibility is accomplished in 3 ways. Use this as a self assessment to see how you are progressing with teacher credibility.

Assessment Criteria #1: Building trusting relationships with students so they know you care about them personally and about how they learn.

Assessment Criteria #2: Being competent with the subject matter and managing class behavior.

Assessment Criteria #3: Being passionate about the subject, about teaching, and about helping students succeed.

How did you do? Make a goal to improve on any of your weaknesses. If classroom behavior is a concern, let myself and Mrs. Krogman know. We can help you in this area.

Quote to Inspire You

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Details for the Week

  • Tuesday

  • K-2 BOY MAP (see schedule)
  • DIBELing continues this week
  • PROWL (phase 2) will kick off
  • 5th grade second chance breakfast begins. Students must go through the line in the cafeteria for this service this year. Block teachers will take students to cafeteria 5 minutes prior to end of block. You will need to take your whole class with you. Classroom teachers will pick up from block as normal. Students may need to finish eating their second chance breakfast in the classroom. Do not allow this to drag out. Have them finish in a timely manner.
  • Prior to your first recess, review acceptable behaviors for recess using the PRIDE matrix and virtual playground rules. (Both of these can be found on the Google Site.)
  • SIT will meet
  • VIP begins after school

  • Wednesday
  • K-2 BOY MAP (see schedule)
  • Boy scout representative will be handing out information during student lunch times.
  • Team Meetings will be content team meetings for 3-5.
  • Guiding Coalition meets at 3:10

  • Thursday
  • K-2 BOY MAP (see schedule)
  • Boy Scout information meeting at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria

  • Friday
  • Certified Staff meeting 7:45 - 8:20
  • Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Cardin, Mrs. Newkirk's sub, and Guiding Coalition subs will be helping in the PE building and cafeteria. Ladies, feel free to discuss a divide and conquer plan with what grades to take to the cafeteria.
  • K-2 BOY MAP (see schedule)
  • Mrs. Bailey, Mr. King, and Alex from Solution Tree will be with us for a Project Planning meeting with the Guiding Coalition for the morning half of the day.
  • No official recess meetings - meet with your team to get Tier 2 time and/or Word Study ready for next week.
  • Positive contact lists due to Mrs. Krogman by end of day on Friday.


  1. Along with watching the news daily that is sent out by Mrs. Barnhart, I will be coming over the intercom to share a few things each morning. If I am absent, Mrs. Krogman will be sharing them. This will be a way to set the tone each morning for the entire team! The plan is that this will occur directly after PROWL dismisses.
  2. The Eastside Celebration Committee plans to roll out their two weekly staff celebrations starting this Friday!
  3. Commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Please have this noted in lesson plans for Monday, Sept. 17th.
  4. Celebrate Freedom Week during the last full week of classes in September (September 24– September 28), pursuant to Act 682 of 2003, Please make appropriate lessons for this week. The link will provide resources and ideas for you. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4133

Record Attendance at Volunteer Training

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Student Ownership in the Classroom

Great Club Kickoff Day

Important Dates (Refer to EES 2019- 20 Calendar shared by Mrs. Krogman)

Sept 10 Hearing and Vision Screenings start at 8:30

Sept 12 - PTO Meeting after school and Watch DOG Dad Kick off 6:00 PM

Sept 13 - Spirit Day @ 8:30

Sept 16 - Progress Reports go home

Sept 19 - Lil' Dribbler Meeting 6:00 PM

Sept 19 5th grade flag etiquette 2:00 PM

One Word - DREAM

Computer Science Word of the Month - Computer Science