East End Prep Newsletter

October 2019

Whole School Announcements

Welcome to Quarter 2 at East End Prep! We hope you had a fantastic, restful fall break and hope to see you THIS FRIDAY for Parent-Teacher Conferences.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please join us this Friday, October 18 for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Kindergarten - 5th Grade Families can sign up for a time here. Middle School families can walk-in anytime on Friday between 8:30am - 11:30am and 12:40pm - 3:40pm.


Book Fair

Our annual Fall Book Fair will take place Friday, October 18 through Friday, October 25. Our theme is year is Fall into a Good Book. Student Preview Day will take place on Thursday, October 17. The Book Fair will also be open during the Fall Festival. For more information, visit our website: bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/eastendprep.


Fall Festival

Come join us for a Family Night of fun at our annual Fall Festival. October 24 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Snacks will be for sale. Tickets will be $5 per person or $20 for a family. Halloween Costumes encouraged!


Please check out our website for helpful resources and don't hesitate to reach out to your scholar's teacher or the front office if you have questions.

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Congratulations to Coach Jones, Coach Trinidad and the EEP Volleyball Team for making it to the playoffs!

Dates for the Radar

Oct. 18: Parent Teacher Conference Day (students do not report)

Oct. 21-25: Scholastic Book Fair

Oct. 22: Kinder and 2nd Grade Field Trips

Oct. 24: Fall Festival 5:30-7:30pm

Oct. 24: Progress Reports

Oct. 25: 6-8 Dance 5-7pm

Nov. 6: Class Picture Day and Individual Make-ups

Nov. 7: Progress Reports

Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day (students do not report)

Updates from the PTO

  • We would like to thank everyone for supporting EEP with the School Store fundraiser!

    Our next fundraiser will be a community event that we hope everyone can attend. More information about the Titans fundraiser will be sent home at the end of October.

K-2nd Grade Announcements

Attendance: Just a reminder scholars should arrive to school by 7:45 am everyday. If your scholar has a late bus we will hold a breakfast for them and they will not be marked tardy.


Dress Code: As the weather changes, we want to remind all families that scholars may only wear solid or EEP logo outerwear. In addition, please ensure your scholar wears a jacket to school or sweater as the little ones tend to get cold in the morning as the temperature drops.


Kinder-1st: Thank you to our families for your support during the first quarter of school. We are so excited to continue the awesome learning! This quarter we are supporting scholars with finding their voice and and building leadership skills through the implementation of our leadership notebooks! Scholars will track their academic and behavior data as well as record special highlights from the year as they achieve their personal goals too! Kindergarten families also please continue daily sight word practice at home! Scholars will be tested over list 3 during the last week in October.


2nd Grade: We are so excited about scholars switching the order of classes in quarter 2! Please refer to the quarter switch letter that was sent home before fall break and reach out to teachers with any questions/concerns. Also, please be on the lookout for a letter about 2nd grade culture and consequences. We appreciate your partnership in ensuring our scholars are successful this quarter and beyond.

3rd - 5th Grade Announcements

First, we would like to thank all of the “Dads” who came out and joined us for Donuts for Dads last month. We appreciate your support and look forward to future opportunities to engage with our families.


During the month of October, we have a lot of exciting things happening such as our Fall Festival, 3-5 Community Celebration, Behavior Incentive Dance, and a field trip for 5th graders. Please encourage scholars to earn lots of merits so that they are able to participate in these activities.


We have just completed our first round of interims and will be using the data to focus on opportunities to reteach and reassess standards. It is very important that you continue checking homework sheets each day to ensure scholars are completing all assignments. Homework is designed for scholars to continue to practice skills and standards from Quarter 1 and Quarter 2.


READING HOMEWORK TIPS FOR PARENTS


  • Have your child read aloud to you every night.

  • Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for your child to do his or her nightly reading assignments.

  • As your child reads, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat, hat.

  • When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the words he or she has missed and help them to read the word correctly.

  • After your child has stopped to correct a word, have them go back and reread the entire sentence from the beginning to make sure they understand what the sentence is saying. Ask your child to tell you in their own words what happened in a story.

  • To check your child‘s understanding of what he or she is reading, occasionally pause and ask your child questions about the characters and events in the story.

  • Ask your child why they thinks a character acted in a certain way and ask your child to support his or her answer with information from the story.

  • Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child what he thinks will happen next and why

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Middle School Announcements

Welcome to Quarter 2! This quarter we are resetting many culture and academic systems to ensure we can hold instructional time sacred. When we are able to hold instructional time sacred we are able to provide a learning environment where all scholars can strive to be their very best selves inside and outside of the classroom. To support us in our efforts, you can support by ensuring the following is true for you and your scholar.


Academic and Behavior Reports

1. Electronically: Utilize your parent portal accounts for LiveSchool and Illuminate for daily access to behavior and academic reports. Contact your child’s teacher if you don’t have access yet.

2. Hardcopy: Review Paychecks weekly on Thursdays & Academic Progress Reports bi-weekly on Thursdays


Breakfast

Ensure your scholar is in breakfast at the 7:30 am start time. Breakfast will not be served after 7:50 am. Do not send scholars to school with energy drinks, candy, chips or other snacks for breakfast. They will be discarded if opened during breakfast or school common spaces


Lunch

Do not send scholars to school with energy drinks, candy, chips or other non-healthy snacks.

Other snacks should be single portions


Lockers

Ensure your child has a lock (key or combination) to keep lockers closed and their belongings safe


Dress Code

  • As the weather is changing scholars may only wear solid or EEP logo outerwear

  • Shoes must be solid black or white

  • Shirts must be tucked inside of pants

  • Belts must be worn on pants with belt loops


Meet Ms. Cook - 7th Grade ELA

Ms. Cook is our new 7th grade ELA teacher for scholars in cohorts C and D! Before break Ms. Cook took some time to observe in the 7th ELA classes to get to know scholars and will begin full time in her role on Monday, 10/14. Unfortunately, Ms. Cook has a prior engagement and will not be able to join us for Parent Teacher conferences, but she will reach out to parents and scholars in Cohort C and D to arrange a meet and greet with her!


MS Spirit Week - 10/14-10/17

Spirit Week will be October 14. Students received letters on October 3 identifying if they earned each day’s incentive. Scholars who did not earn the incentive should come in uniform. Scholars in doubt should come in uniform and then check in with Ms. Servinsky to see if they earned dress out. Slides and sandals do not qualify for any dress out day. Scholars who have earned the dress out days, but who do not come in proper attire or scholars who did not earn, but dress out anyway will be sent to the office to call home for a uniform.


    • October 14- Cozy Day

    • October 15- Matching Day

    • October 16- Sports Day

    • October 17- Wacky Tacky Day


Interim Assessment Testing

The MS wrapped interim assessment testing on Thursday October 3rd.

All teachers will be sending home parent letters detailing how students performed on interim 1 the week of October 14. Be on the lookout for this letter and be prepared to review the interim with your scholar.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Students who need a required conference will receive a phone call from their teacher the week of October 14. All required conferences will be scheduled on October 18.

Parents of scholars who do not require a conference are invited to meet with teachers at Parent Teacher Conferences between the hours of 8:30-11:30 and 12:30 - 3:30

Scholars who parents attend conferences will receive a ticket for a drawing to win a lunch ($6 max). The grade level with the most parents to show up to conferences will earn a free dress on Tuesday, October 22nd!!


MS Culture Resets

During the week of October 14th, the MS will be rolling out new systems to keep all scholars focused on learning and safe within our building. The systems that are being reset and revised are: hallway transitions, breakfast and lunch procedures, and the use of our behavior management system (merits and demerits). The revision of the systems will assist in creating the order necessary to ensure we are holding instructional time sacred. Systems such as lunch and active play will still include choice for scholars to support in their social skill development.

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Our 8th graders visited STEM High School to learn more about a great high school option!

East End Prep Athletics

Congratulations to the Lady Eagles Volleyball team for making it to the playoffs. The first round of games will be on Tuesday, October 15th at DuPont Hadley. East End Prep will play against Two Rivers at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!


Football will play this Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Coach Harris for more details at jharris@eastendprep.org.


Girls Soccer finished their season strong before fall break. We are very proud of all of our athletes.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Athletics.

Coach Jones

cjones@eastendprep.org


Emily Fields

Assistant Athletic Director

efields@eastendprep.org


Kiandra Young

JV Sports

kyoung@eastendprep.org