East Elementary: Excellence at Work

Staff Newsletter for 2015-2016, Episode 4

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11 Ingredients for Creating a Masterpiece

As we begin the month of October, my desire is to remind all of us of the importance of taking care of each other in the months to come so that we can care for our students well. You are all working at break neck speeds to ensure the success of every, single child on our campus... It is what we admire and love you for.


Let me encourage you with a brief recipe for nourishing each other in the days ahead from Jon Gordon...



  1. Find time to stir the pot with love.
  2. Lead with optimism.
  3. Spread the vision we've established as a family.
  4. Continue to build trust.
  5. Fill the void with positive communication.
  6. Add a big does of transparency and authenticity.
  7. Create engaged relationships.
  8. Combine inspiration, encouragement, empowerment, and coaching.
  9. Fill up with appreciation.
  10. Heat with passion.
  11. Bring it all together with unity.



Thank you for all you do! Please enjoy the treat lunch (click here for the schedule) we've planned for you this month and know how much you are appreciated! We are excited to see what this new season will bring.

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DI Time: Enrichment and Intervention

DI time will begin this week. We are excited to see how your team utilizes this time to ultimately utilize the strengths of your team to meet the needs of your students. As we begin we know there will be questions that arise. Please let us know how we can support you. We are currently reviewing resources and investigating our Title I funds to purchase needed materials to make this time what we need it to be. Thank you for beginning the process and know we will continue to learn more about how to best utilize this time together.
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Bus of Blessings Drive

We currently have over 450 items collected to deliver to the local outreach center on Friday, October 16th. Thank you for encouraging your students to participate in this service opportunity. We are currently finalizing the details of our send off party and look forward to sharing details of that with all of you the first part of next week.


Just as a reminder - this is not a competition between classes but we will have a school wide send off party and all staff will be able to wear jeans on Monday, October 19th if we meet our goal. Please continue to encourage your students to participate.


Thank you to our Specials Staff for bringing this idea to our team!

We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do, We've Got Spirit, How About You?

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to our Specials Team and everyone else that made our Pep Rally possible today! I cannot begin to tell you how upset I was that I couldn't attend but I have heard many wonderful things. I am so glad our students enjoyed this so much! Talk about building a sense of community!


Our Spirit Store had an AMAZING Grand Opening and we plan to do it all again next Friday! Please remind your students to bring their money and get ready to show their BOBCAT SPIRIT for HOMECOMING!

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Looking Ahead: October Blueprint

  • October 12: CBA Data Meetings - Wacky Wednesday Schedule
  • October 13: Melissa and Ashley off campus for CPI Training
  • October 13: Imagination Fair
  • October 15 and 16: RtI Meetings (K-3)
  • October 16: Bus of Blessings Send Off
  • October 16: End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • October 19: CHAMPS reward
  • October 20: Melissa and Ashley off campus for CPI Training
  • October 20: Design Team Meeting
  • October 22: Fall Pictures
  • October 23: Early Release for Everyone
  • October 26: Parent Conferences
  • October 27 - 30: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 27: Assessment Review - Wacky Wednesday Schedule
  • October 28: Faculty Learning (4:00 - 5:30)
  • October 30: Character Day
  • October 30: 3rd Grade Program


***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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Have an AMAZING Week!