East Side News

Week of May 2, 2016

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Mom, Our First Teacher

We send our kids to school to learn, to grow, and to socialize and be the best ever. We want our kids to grow to be great citizens, to have a voice and to be that special someone in someones life. As we watch our kids grow and start PreK and then move through the grade levels, it isn't the school that shapes the child, it's the mom's and dad's that do that for our child.

We know that it takes a partnership between home and school to help our children be who they are, but it is the parent that is the first teacher and it will always will be. Parenthood and motherhood is not an easy job, but it is a special one. Remember what your mom and dad did for you when growing up or even your grandparents.

Mom's are the rock in our being. They are the ones that form the direction in our lives, support us, give us the shoulder to cry on, give us boundaries, be our biggest cheerleaders, but also be our disciplinarian. They are their child's first teacher. Let's work together and support our kids to be the best they can be. They deserve it!

East Side PTO Meeting

Tuesday, May 24th, 5-6pm

111 Gleason Street

Gouverneur, NY

Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Children Are Not Easels | SuperSoul Sessions | Oprah Winfrey Network

East Side Career Day Was A Smash! Check Out The Photos!

Revision to School District Calendar

Please note that following revisions to our 2015-2016 School District Calendar:


The 2015-16 calendar had 7 emergency days built in. To date, the district has called 3 snow days. Four (4) days will be given back as follows:
May 2, 2016 – no school for students and staff
May 27, 2016 – no school for students and staff
June 22, 2016 – no school for students, staff will report
June 23, 2016 – no school for students, staff will report
If additional emergency days are called, the give-back days will be removed in the following order: May 2, June 22, May 27, June 23.

The Global Day of Design At East Side April 26th

Check out the great Global Day Challenges using game theory and the Marshmellow Challenge.
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What's coming up!

  • 5/9/2016: 4th & 5th grade Academic Awards 9:30a.m. East Side Gym
  • 5/9/2016: District Budget Hearing @ 6:30p.m. HS Cafeteria
  • 5/10/2016: Free Women's Self Defense Course 7-8pm. East Side
  • 5/11-12/2016: Kindergarten Screening (Contact District Office @ 287-4870 for info)
  • 5/11/2016: Rotary Academic Awards Assembly Invitation Only for 4-5 students
  • 5/17/2016: GCSD Budget Vote and Art Show HS Auditorium Lobby
  • 5/17-24/2016: East Side PTO Book Fair
  • 5/24/2016: East Side PTO Meeting @ 5:00p.m.

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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