Eastwood News

March 15, 2021

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  • Monday, March 15 - Sunday March 28 - Eastwood Book Fair
  • Wednesday, Mar. 17 - Eastwood TV @ 8:30 am
  • Wednesday, Mar. 17 - HYBRID Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey
  • Thursday, Mar. 18 - DISTANCE LEARNING Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey
  • Friday Mar. 19 - Last Day to order for the See's Candy Spring Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, March 24 - Eastwood Dines Out at Chipotle
  • Monday, Mar. 29 & Tuesday, Mar. 30 - Eastwood Picture Days
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg served as a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1993-2020. As the second woman to sit on the nation’s top court, she fought fiercely for gender equality and women’s rights throughout her career. RBG is a role model for many women and girls, inspiring them to make a difference in the world.


Quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

Marie Curie

Marie Curie made ground-breaking scientific discoveries and was the first woman to win a Nobel prize. She is also the only woman to have won the prize in two fields - physics and chemistry. She paved the way for future women in the field of science by challenging expectations and being constantly curious about new ideas.


Quote from Marie Curie:

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

Kamala Devi Harris

Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney serving as the 49th vice president of the United States. She is the United States' first female vice president, the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American vice president. She is born and raised in California and has focused on building her career for the people - breaking barriers and fighting for working families.


Quote from Kamala Harris

"What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters."

Eastwood's Digital Book Fair! March 15 - March 28

EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Book Fair

15730 PESCADOS DR, LA MIRADA, CA 90638

MAR. 15 - MAR. 28


Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It's a new school year... let's instill a new-found love of reading!


A SAFE, CASHLESS WAY TO SHOP THE FAIR

Easy to setup, eWallet funds are immediately available for use at both the in-school and virtual Book Fair. Plus, family and friends can contribute too! Create an eWallet account between 02/22 - 03/28

GET STARTED

Shop During Mar. 15 - Mar. 28

Roundtable Notes, Recording, and Student Schedules

Thank you for all who were able to attend our Roundtable Meeting on Thursday, March 11th. If you were unable to attend, I am sending the link to watch the replay and a document that highlights some of the questions/concerns that were raised. In addition, we have been provided student friendly schedules for the two hybrid options and the new distance learning schedule.

Roundtable Replay: Click Here

Reopening Roundtable Notes and Questions: Reopening School Roundtable with Mr.docx

Student Friendly Schedules: Hybrid Schedules (1).pdf

NLMUSD Learning Models Spring 2021: https://www.nlmusd.online/copy-of-pcf

Powerpoint Slide Deck: Eastwood Roundtable for Reopening Schools.pptx

If you have any questions, please contact the office as we are here to support. Thank you for your time, patience, and understanding.


Mr. Ramsey | Principal

HYBRID Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey

Wednesday, March 17th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Mr. Ramsey will email the zoom information to families that have chosen the HYBRID model.

DISTANCE LEARNING Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey

Thursday, March 18th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Mr. Ramsey will email the zoom information to the families that have chosen to remain in the distance learning model.

Now OPEN -- our Eastwood Spring See's Candy Shop!

From now until March 19th!

Make someone's Spring a little brighter - treat them (or yourself!) to the yummiest candy on earth, AND support our Eastwood Elementary's Spring See's Shop event at the same time!


Click on the picture above to help us reach our fundraising goals. **The individual eggs and small Egg Hunt boxes contribute 50% of each sale to the school... they are a great Spring gift for anyone in your life.**

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey and co-host Ms. Lena

WEDNESDAY, March 17 @ 8:30 am

for the next LIVESTREAM


Let's stay connected! Click HERE to be directed to EastwoodTV and Subscribe!


If you have missed any of the LIVESTREAM Assemblies,

you can still watch them ALL as they are available to view on our EastwoodTV YouTube Channel.

2021-2022 PTA Executive Board

Thank you for joining our Association meeting on March 11. Here is the proposed slate for the 2021-2022 Eastwood PTA Executive Board


President - Jane Kang Lee

Executive Vice President - Sharon Shultz

Secretary - Beckie Corrales

Treasurer - Soo Shin

1st Vice President (Programs) - Kim Kimble

2nd Vice President (Membership) - Lydia Chung

3rd Vice President (Ways and Means) - Deborah King

4th Vice President (Room Parent Liaison) - Cristina Guerrero

5th Vice President (Communications) - OPEN

Auditor - Jun Gang

Historian - OPEN

Hospitality - Nancy Siriyani

Eastwood Dines Out at Chipotle on March 24th from 4:00pm-8:00pm!

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What's happening in our Eastwood Classrooms?

Please enjoy some of the amazing artwork from Mrs. Emmons' 2nd grade students!

Picture Day is HERE!

Eastwood Picture Day is scheduled for March 29th and March 30th from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Ordering information and schedule coming soon!

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Support Eastwood while you're shopping at Amazon!

Eastwood Elementary PTA is now a designated charity in Amazon Smile. You can earn .5% for Eastwood on eligible purchases simply by saving your shop link and updating your app.


Follow the steps below to point your donations to Eastwood and start earning money for our school today!

Send us a pic to show you signed up by the end of February and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card!


Instructions for signing up for Amazon Smile!

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Select Eastwood Elementary PTA as your designated charity

4. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app

5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:

- Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (three horizontal lines on the bottom right hand corner)

- Tap on "Amazon Smile" under the Programs & Features section and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

6. Start shopping as you normally do - and Eastwood Elementary PTA will earn 0.5% back on eligible purchases!


-- Win a $25 Amazon gift card! --

Attach a screenshot of your AmazonSmile screen showing Eastwood Elementary PTA as your charity to our Eastwood PTA page on Facebook, or send the pic via email to eastwoodpta1@gmail.com. All entries will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Drawing will be held on March 1, 2021!


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Coming soon... Spring Cleaning on your calendar?

Save the Date for our Savers Eastwood Fundraiser!

We will be collecting bags of donated clothing, shoes and household items (blankets, towels, etc.) and turning them in mid-May. Get ready to clean out your closets and earn money for Eastwood! More details coming soon...



MEALS ARE AT NO COST TO FAMILIES Until JUNE 30th, 2021

Meal Distribution

March Meal Distribution Days: 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31.

Distribution Times & Locations:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Only

Norwalk Locations: Chavez, Dolland, Glazier, Johnston, Lampton, Los Alisos, Moffitt, Morrison, Sanchez, Glenn & Norwalk High.

Ramona Preschool distribution will be on Mondays & Wednesdays only.

La Mirada Locations: Eastwood, Foster Road, Hutchinson, Los Coyotes, La Mirada High

Meals are FREE to all families through June 30, 2021.

Meals help make the school day seem a little more normal.

Meals are delicious, nutritious, fun & convenient!

We appreciate you! Your participation in picking up meals helps support our food services program and our employees for the 2021/2022 school year. Thank you.

Safety Precautions:

• Do the two “W’s”: Wear a Mask & Wash your Hands

• Maintain 6-feet physical distance from others.

• Stay home if you are ill.

Thank you,

Anna Apoian, Director, Nutrition Services

SEND US YOUR PICTURES!!!

Remember to continue to send in your photos for the 2020-21 Yearbook!


Email: Eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com

District Issued Devices Available for EVERYONE

  • Our goal is to ensure that EVERY STUDENT has a District Issued Device to use. Please make sure to visit the school website and/or click the Device User Agreement to be directed to the form.
  • WIFI HOTSPOTS are also available. Make sure to fill out the SEPARATE FORM for this to be processed. Click the Hotspot Request here to be directed to the form.

Spirit Wear

Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!


FYI - Spirit Wear is only available for pick up on Fridays after 12 noon.


Email us at EastwoodPTA1@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you out!


Go EAGLES!

Join the PTA

Membership Drive - help your class win a prize!

Don't forget to join by Friday, March 26th to be counted for our March membership contest to win a Zoom game or reading session with Mr. Ramsey! Winners will be announced on 3/31.


Join Eastwood PTA to help support Technology, Arts and more for your student(s) and our Eastwood families, staff and community!


Click HERE to be directed to the TOTEM website or use the QR code pictured on the left. Also located on the Eastwood PTA page on our school website (under the PARENTS tab).


Membership Fee on Totem: $10 per membership, with a $1 convenience fee per membership.

Benefits: Totem also allows you to download your PTA membership card to your phone wallet, view and receive discounts with participating partners, and the option of auto-renewing membership annually.


Share the link with friend and family so that can support your learning too!

Zelle Payment Option for PTA Membership

Eastwood is offering a quick pay option with Zelle. You can access Zelle through your banking website/app OR download the Zelle app.

Include in Message: Type MEMBERSHIP with PTA member's name, student(s) name, grade, and his/her teacher's name.

Membership Fee on Zelle: $10 per membership. Send Payment to: eastwoodptatreasurer@gmail.com

Family Tech Support/Portal

Supporting families as partners in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

COMMUNITY NEWS! Where you will find opportunities for your students. These programs are not affiliated with Eastwood or Eastwood PTA.

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Eastwood PTA

The mission of Eastwood PTA is to positively impact and support the lives of our students by enhancing their academic growth and social experiences.


"Always together, never apart.

Maybe in distance, but never in heart."