East Side News

Week of November 9, 2015

Taking Risks

Our kids are our treasures. They are our future and our bright light. They are like sponges and love to learn. But are we challenging them and modeling risk taking? This isn't in the form of say, taking a risk, such as a truth or dare on the playground or some type of prank, but in academic risk taking? What we want to do is provide risks such as presenting in front of a class, singing a solo for the chorus, video taping announcements such as the East Side News or even sticking up for a friend who is being bullied! These are the risks and what we call the "soft skills" that we need to teach our kids, the social and emotional aspects of our curriculum. How do our kids work together to problem solve? We can always teach the academic skills and to fill in a bubble test, but it's the communication skills that will be the key to foster success for our kids' future. We can do this and model this for our kids. That is our job as parents and as educators and our kids deserve it! Let's do this together!

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Check out our East Side Viceo Update from Mrs. Woods' 5th Grade Class below

East Side Video Update 2.2

Box Tops for Education - Keep Clipping and Bring them In!

We are looking for those Box Tops labels to keep coming in to help defray the cost of our yearbooks for our kids. The class that has the largest collection at the end of November will get an ice cream party thanks to our PTO! Let's get going!
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Our Author Visit, Sheri Amsel, will be visiting our schools November 17th and 18th

Sheri Amsel, a renowned Adirondack author, will be visiting East Side on November 17th to work with our kids. Sheri will also be hosting a family evening event for our students at East Side on November 18th at 6:30p.m. Please look for more information and you can visit her website by clicking HERE.

Scenes from our PTO Family Harvest Festival! Thank You Everyone! It was a hit!

What coming up!

  • November 17: Sheri Amsel, Author, at East Side
  • November 18: Sheri Amsel Author Visit with Families @ 6:30p.m. East Side School
  • November 23 & 24: 1/2 Day Parent Conference NO AM PREK!! Dismissal at 12:05p.m.
  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 7: K-2 Holiday Concert 6:30p.m. in the HS Auditorium
  • December 9: 3-5 Holiday Concert 6:30p.m. in the HS Auditorium

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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