East Elementary Parent Newsletter

March 2019 Edition

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Spring is Almost Here!

While our weather can not decide what it wants to do, we are all well aware that spring is just around the corner! And for those of us that work in education that means that the end of the year will be here before we know it! This year is passing quickly and we have enjoyed every second we've been able to spend with your child and your family.

The remainder of our year will provide many opportunities to measure how much our students have learned and grown. It will also bring many wonderful opportunities to celebrate our students. Please take a look at our newsletter and plan ahead for our upcoming events.

Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your child's education. We hope to see you around campus this spring!

Melissa, Ashley and Courtney

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U.I.L. - District Meet

Congratulations to our U.I.L. team and coaches! They won the district meet hosted in Pine Tree on February 15th. The Spring U.I.L. banquet will be on Thursday, March 21st. More information will be shared very soon!

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Reading with your child is one of the most important ways you can help them to be successful! Take a look at the questions below and use them to help talk to your child about what they are reading.

Spring Reading Challenge!

On Thursday, March 7th, every family that attends our spring carnival will receive a copy of The Mouse and the Motorcycle! If you are unable to attend, your book will be sent home when we return from Spring Break.

You will also receive information about an opportunity for your child to earn a reading spirit stick and for your entire family to be entered into a drawing. One family per grade level will be chosen as the winner of a fun family themed basket!

All you need to do to be entered is to read the book with your children (you will be reading to them), respond to a few journal questions, and return your log and your journal entries by Friday, May 17th.

This is such a wonderful way to engage with your children and strengthen their reading skills at the same time. This is a book for the whole family to enjoy!

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March and April Events

Here is a preview of March and early April events:
  • March 4th - March 8th - Texas Public School Week
  • March 7th - College Day
  • March 7th - East Spring Carnival
  • March 8th - 1st Grade Music Program
  • March 8th - Early Release
  • March 11th - 15th - Spring Break
  • March 18th and 19th - Kindergarten goes to EcoLand
  • March 21st - College Day 2.0 (ETBU Guests)
  • March 25th - Class Pictures
  • April 1st - 5th - Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Benchmarks (No Visitors for Lunch)
  • April 5th - 3rd Grade STAAR Lock In
  • April 10th - 12th - HeadStart and PreK Early Registration
  • April 16th - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • April 16th - PTA Meeting @ 6:00
  • April 19th - Good Friday - School Holiday
  • April 22nd - Earth Day Activities (Sponsored by CIS)