Eastside: One Team, One Dream

"We never lose. We either win or we learn. - Nelson Mandela

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Week of October 14th

Eastside's Mission

Our mission is to build a strong educational foundation while meeting the unique needs of our students.

Eastside's Vision

Working in partnership with the community, Eastside Elementary will provide all students:

  • A collaborative team of professionals who are committed to improve their practices, so that all students learn at high levels

  • A safe, positive, and inviting learning environment

  • An engaging and challenging curriculum focused on essential academics and life skills

  • Individualized and timely support that provides students with what they need to succeed

One Team, One Dream Inspirations

A quick note from me

I wanted to let you all know that I will be at Master Principal this week, Tuesday through Friday. I will still be available by email and text. I know you will all have a great week of doing what's best for kids with Mrs. Krogman. A word of caution- please do your best to be here this week. When I was out a couple of weeks ago to the conference, several of you took off for sick or personal days. It is more difficult when we have subs in the building, so I ask you to do your best to be present.

In Edreflect, I have commented on everyone's PGP goals. Be sure to read over my comments. Also, after Mrs. Krogman and I observe you, please read your feedback and ratings. We try to provide specific strategies for you to improve your practice.

I am so proud of all of you and your bravery and growth this year! You have jumped out there to try new things and it is showing up in student data! Keep up the great work. The RTI conference team came back excited to know that we have all our pieces in place. There are places for improvement, but they felt as if we were the model school at the conference. Lots of other schools were asking them to share our ideas that we have implemented.

A few things we have to tighten up on, by the end of the first nine weeks, here are things that should be happening:

- familiar reading boxes/folders should be differentiated

- centers in K-1 and independent work in 2nd grade should be differentiated

- several reading strategy posters should be posted around reading table in K-2 and 3-5 literacy

- reading groups K-5 up and running fluidly

- sound wall utilized during lessons

- quality student work posted outside your room and inside

- data binders should be up and running

- Unit goal posted for students to know what they are striving for

- classroom behavior issues - contact parents by phone

- SIT comments have to be specific and timely. If it is too difficult to wait until the third week to comment, we may have to go to weekly. I would hate to do that but I have several of you that the SIT team has to review each week. It is critical that you have your comments in the SIT docs, so we can make the right call about next steps.

Hattie's Corner: Resources

I want to thank all of you for taking the Hattie Survey. This was great feedback for me to know specifically what you needed. 40% of you prefer videos for strategies. Ask and you shall receive! I have included three videos about the fishbowl technique. According to the survey results, no one has tried fishbowl yet. This is great for discussion which is a high yield strategy from Hattie and shows student ownership. If you would prefer that I model it in a classroom, I would be happy to. You can use this in any subject area.
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How to do a Fishbowl - TeachLikeThis
60-Second Strategy: Fishbowl Discussion
CCSD102 Dr. Shorey's Fishbowl Discussion on Charlotte's Web - Sam, Brian, and Ethan

MVP of the Week: Mrs. Gentry

Mrs. May chose to give Mrs. Gentry the MVP of the week! Mrs. May stated that Mrs. Gentry has done a great job with the Celebration Committee and that's one of our staff commitments is to celebrate large and small!
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Sweep of the Week: Franklin and Hope

During PROWL this week, we found two excellent examples for our Sweeps of the Week!

Ms. Franklin was assessing and giving immediate feedback!

Mr. Hope was reviewing the PROWL I can statement and students were using motions!

RTI Conference was a huge success! Our team has lots to share!

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New Kids on the Block Meeting: Thank you Coach Winn and Mrs. Isom to allow us to observe.

Details for the Week


  • All Star work: You may have noticed some new tack strips hung with the plaque All Star above it. We need an exemplar example of All Star work from each homeroom class. Please get that to Mrs. Krogman by end of day on Thursday. We will be hanging this work up to display for students to see great examples. This will also help our parents to see the rigor that is expected in our building! Keep in mind that this should be challenging assignments or writings.


  • Be sure to give Mrs. Patty a copy of your P/T conference schedule. Conferences will be held from 2:00-7:00 on Thursday. Take a look at your room and hallway this week. Your room should be free of clutter. Current student work should be posted in your room and hallway.

  • Be on time for your duty. Student supervision is key in the morning and afternoon!

  • SMART goals - Do the students know the goal for your essential standard? Make sure to post your goal with your essential standard in your room, so students know the focus. I think most of you for Unit 1 had an 80% goal.

  • SIT doc updating - for any students in grades K and 1 - needs to be completed by end of day on Friday. All staff working with these students on reading interventions will input a comment. This comment should be focused on decodables, phonics skills, and phonological awareness.

  • MAP Progress Monitoring will be with grades K and 1. Please refer to the new schedule I sent out about when students will take their test.

  • 3-5 DIBELS Progress Monitoring this week.

  • Please fill out the fall festival doc. We need all of your help! We still need 12 people to sign up to bring a sweet for the sweet walk. Mrs. Dublin's class has posted a sheet in the lounge. You can pay them $5 to make your sweet. We need 7 people to work a time slot at the games. PTO provides a lot for our school and this is where we can show our gratitude. All school supplies that were purchased for students came from this fundraiser last year. Also, PTO supplied us with more chromebooks last year, playground equipment, and differentiated seating. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SlBXzDkz9SlP3kzsv0CaLR881cOKvwj2mTVawVzCwZQ/edit#gid=0

  • Qballs - Make sure your Qball is working and you are using it with students! I have only seen it in use in a few rooms. If you are having connection issues, put in an IT ticket.

  • Everyone needs to have report cards updated by Oct 21st by the end of the day. Ask Mrs. Hogg if you have any questions.

  • Special thanks to the Celebration Committee for setting up the Birthday Potluck! They went ALL OUT!

  • Monday

  • ACT Aspire Interim 1 begins

  • Jean Week fundraiser begins for fall festival royalty of EES. Pay Mrs. Patty. If you need to wait until after pay day that will be fine.

  • Behavior team meets at 3:00 PM for Golden Tickets (make sure you have submitted your Golden Ticket to Mrs. Krogman)

  • Literacy Night meeting after school

  • 1st grade select one student that will receive a taxi ride to lunch for Friday. Place name on spreadsheet sent out by Celebration Committee. You will all three have to agree on one student. We will do this once a week taking turns for each grade.

  • Tuesday

  • ACT Aspire interim 1
  • SIT team meets
  • VIP after school
  • Wednesday
  • Grade level Team Meetings
  • Thursday
  • ACT Aspire Interim 1

  • 1st grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

    2nd grade Ferncliff Field Trip

  • VIP after school
  • Friday
  • Staff flu shot clinic 7:30 - 8:30
  • Club Day
  • ACT Aspire Interim 1
  • 1st Grade Taxi Ride to Activity Block
  • Recess meetings - more info will be sent out later in the week

1st Nine weeks Awards Assembly

Learning Happening at Eastside

Important Dates (Refer to EES 2019- 20 Calendar shared by Mrs. Krogman)

Oct 21 -22 Mrs. Bailey will be with us.

Oct 21st - Have all items on your report card updated by end of day

Oct 22 - 1:30 Dismissal time (Elementary PD in our building)

Oct 24 - 1:30 Dismissal Time - P/T Conferences 2:00 - 7:00 PM

Oct 24 and 25 - Fall festival royalty coronation practice at 9:00 AM (Panther Pavilion)

Oct 28 - 31 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 28 - Kinder Country Critters field trip

Oct 30 - Student flu shot clinic (afternoon)

Oct 31 - Book Character Parade and Panther Bank Store

Nov 15th - PTO Teacher Tailgate

Nov 15th - Movie Night

Fall Festival Important Dates

Oct 23 by noon - last day for students to turn in money for chocolate and raffle tickets

Oct 19th - Fall festival games: Sweet walk, games, bingo, silent auction, vendor booths

Oct 26th - Coronation at 5 pm Panther Pavilion

Words to Live By This Month


PRIDE WORD = Respect