EAST SIDE NEWS

November 30, 2020

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a restful (and healthy) Thanksgiving break! There are only a few weeks until Winter break and we plan to make every day count! We continue to thank you for being supportive through all the flexibility that this school year has required. We are doing our best to follow all guidelines and do what is most beneficial for our students every day. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns.


Mrs. Layne Talbott, Principal

Mrs. Jennifer Simons, Assistant Principal

Important Dates:

  • December 2: Virtual Planetarium for 5th grade
  • December 4: 4-H for 4th and 5th grades
  • December 18: Abbreviated Day
  • December 18: End of Nine Weeks
  • December 21-January 4: No School: Winter Break
  • January 5: School Resumes
  • January 13: Report Card Day

Happy and Healthy!

A note from Nurse Juanita:


This year in addition to FLU season, we are also still dealing with COVID. Because both of these viruses are very contagious, it is imperative that students stay home from school as well as contact your doctor if your child is feeling bad. Some symptoms to watch for are fever, cough, temperature of 100.4 or greater, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.


Please notify Nurse Juanita: 1) if your child has been in contact with someone who has tested positive, 2) if they have 2 or more symptoms (symptoms may include: fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea), or 3) your child has been tested for COVID. Students that have been tested for COVID must stay at home until they receive the results of that test. COVID testing is free at the Health Department Monday through Friday from 8-11.


We continue to encourage masks when possible and hand washing frequently.

#GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is considered Giving Tuesday, a movement that was started in 2012, encouraging people to do good. Whether it be a monetary donation, helping a friend or neighbor, or the giving of a smile; we all have something to give.


Several of our teachers have projects currently listed through DonorsChoose.org to fund new supplies, and on December 1st all donations will be doubled. For example, if you donate $5 toward a project, it will be matched as a $10 donation, or a $20 donation would become a $40 donation. We have been fortunate to receive many things through fundraising using this format, and would appreciate any help! Click a teacher's name below to be redirected to their project or search for projects in Shelbyville, TN.


Mrs. Crowder

Mrs. Sullivan

Mrs. Tussing

Mrs. Hill

Mrs. Hollick

Mrs. Helton (1)

Mrs. Helton (2)

Mrs. Robinson

Canned Food Drive

The First and Fourth grade classes are sponsoring a canned food drive through December 16th with all donations going to The Cross Shelter in Shelbyville. Here are some suggestions of things to bring! Thank you for your help in teaching our students about serving others!


November 30: canned sweet potatoes

December 1: cranberry sauce

December 2: canned beans

December 3: crackers

December 4: oatmeal


December 7: packaged pasta

December 8: spaghetti sauce

December 9: chicken noodle soup

December 10: tomato soup

December 11: canned corn


December 14: canned mixed vegetables

December 15: canned carrots

December 16: canned green beans

Christmas Help Pick-Up

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 2-6pm

101 Dow Drive

Shelbyville, TN

Families that requested Christmas help will need to pick up their belongings December 15th between 2pm and 6pm at Fairlane Church of Christ at 101 Dow Dr. This will be the ONLY TIME available for pick up. Please make plans to pick up your items if you signed up through the school for this assistance.