East End Prep Newsletter

February 2020

Whole School Announcements

Happy Black History Month EEP Family! We are excited for the learning opportunities your scholar will experience this month and hope you will join us for East End Prep's Black History Month Performance on February 27 at 5:30pm. Admission is $3.00 and will support our spring production of High School Musical. It will be an amazing showcase of talent among our EEP scholars.


2020-2021 Applications for New Students

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Tell your friends and family members to apply on our website or come to the front office to fill out an application. To be eligible for Kindergarten, students must turn five before August 15.


Parent Education Night

Roses are red,

Violets are blue.

Are you worried about your children and social media?

We will help you!

Please join us at EEP on Thursday, February 13 at 4:30pm for a special presentation from Dr. Jackie Klaver about technology and social media.


*Snacks and child care will be provided


Library Card Numbers

Local Public Libraries have changed Library Card numbers to each student's' individual ID numbers. If you need access to your scholar's student ID number, please call the front office.


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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates as well.

Dates for the Radar

Feb. 13: Parent Presentation on Social Media & Technology 4:30pm (see information below)

Feb. 13: Middle School Family Night (Grades 6-8) 5:30pm

Feb. 13: Progress Reports (3rd-8th)

Feb. 14: Upper Elementary 3-5 Muffins with Moms 7:45-8:20(must RSVP by February 7th)

Feb. 17: Staff PD Day (No School for Students)

Feb. 18: Spring Picture Day (Only students who pre-pay will take individual pictures)

Feb. 20: Coffee with the Principals 8:15am - 9:15am

Feb. 24: STEP Wave 3 Begins (K-2)

Feb. 27: Black History Month Program 5:30pm $3 Admission

Feb. 27: Progress Reports (K-8th)

Updates from the PTO

We will have our next PTO meeting Tuesday, February 25 from 6pm -7pm.

K-2nd Grade Announcements

Kindergarten:

-We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14th! Scholars will receive a class list and may bring cards/treats to share with their classmates. Our Valentine’s “Spreading Love” Celebration will take place at the end of the day.

-Reminder: “Black History Month” projects are due on Friday, February 21st. We are excited about BHM and eager to learn many important facts about Historical African Americans from our past. Please reach out to your scholar’s teachers with any questions. Thank you for your support!


First Grade:

-We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday February 14th! Teachers will provide a class list and scholars will be able to bring in Valentines to pass out to all class members! Please be on the lookout for a letter with more details!

-On Wednesday March 4th we will be going on a field trip to TPAC to see the play Diary of a Wombat! We will send home a permission slip and information about price next week.


2nd Grade:

-On Friday, February 14th we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day! Students will be able to bring in a decorated box or bag to collect their Valentines. Students may bring in Valentines to hand out to each scholar in their homeroom. To make the process of handing out easier we ask that you do not address Valentines to a specific scholar and instead just write From/Love, _______.

If students complete all of their homework the week of 2/10 they will earn a free Valentine’s dress pass for 2/14.

3rd - 5th Grade Announcements

As you know, we are midway through Q3 and we are continuing to keep a laser-like focus on teaching and learning. Be sure to check for homework sheets each Monday to preview what scholars are learning. Please remind scholars that failure to submit homework can have an impact on their Q3 grades. Remember, scholars must complete a Math fluency activity and thirty minutes of Reading each night in addition to other assignments they may receive. Here are some helpful homework tips to make homework more engaging for scholars:


  • Location - Provide your scholar with a well-lit, distraction-free place to do homework. Avoid distractions of TV, loud music, phone calls, or social media.

  • Tools of the trade - Keep study materials available - such as paper, pens, pencils, dictionary, etc

  • Dedicated homework and study time - Set aside daily homework/study time, keeping in mind regular after-school activities, and sports or music practice.Try to schedule homework time earlier in the afternoon or evening so your scholar has some free time before going to bed


Homework can have many benefits for young children. It can improve remembering and understanding of schoolwork. Homework can help students develop study skills that will be of value even after they leave school. It can teach them that learning takes place anywhere, not just in the classroom. Homework can benefit children in more general ways as well. It can foster positive character traits such as independence and responsibility.

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Middle School Announcements

The week of February 3 is the EEP Middle School Homecoming! As a reminder, Homecoming Spirit Week is as follows:

  • Feb. 4 Twin Day

  • Feb. 5 Super Hero Day

  • Feb. 6 Blue/ Gold Out

  • Feb. 7: Pep Rally! 6th wears blue, 7th wears navy and 8th wears gold!


Dress Regulations

  • Scholars must participate in the designated spirit day activity to dress out of uniform.

  • This is not a free dress day. Scholars must wear enclosed shoes (no slides or crocks)

  • Any Jeans or Pants worn must be without rips, or tears

  • All clothing must fit appropriately (not to loose or too tight)

  • Scholars that do not meet the dress code expectation could lose the privilege to participate


CHAIN WARS

Scholars can show their EEP spirit by purchasing links for their grade level spirit chain. The grade level with the most links wins an awesome grade level prize and bragging rights! A link from every grade level will be randomly chosen for an individual gift card prize! Chain War Links will be sold during Related Arts and Lunch. Scholars may purchase and sign links for their grade level for $.25


Homecoming Basketball Game – Thursday February 6th Beginning at 4:45

  • Come out and support our EEP basketball teams during our homecoming game on Thursday, February 6th. The girl’s game will begin at 4:45, followed by Homecoming court presentation, 8th grade recognition and the boy’s game.

  • Each grade level will have Homecoming PEP CLUB that a select few scholars will have the opportunity to join for the homecoming game. The top “Respect” Merit earners in the middle school will have the opportunity to stay after school and attend the basketball game on Thursday 2/6. Scholars who earn this incentive will receive a permission slip on Tuesday, February 4th. Permission slips must be turned in to Ms. Young by 9am, Thursday, February 6th. There will be limited spots. First come, first serve. Any scholars who are not chosen to participate in the PEP CLUB can return to scholar with an adult family member supervising them. SCHOLARS MAY NOT STAY FOR THE GAME WITHOUT SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP.


Please note, if your scholar does not come home with a permission slip on Tuesday, Feb. 4th they are not eligible for this incentive, but may leave school at the end of the day and be dropped back off for the game at 4:45


Homecoming Dance 2/7

  • When: Friday, February 7th

  • Where: East End Prep Cafeteria

  • Who: 6th, 7th and 8th grade scholars

  • Time: 5:00-7:00pm

  • Cost: $3.00

  • Attire: The dress for this event is casual or everyday clothing. This is NOT a formal event


Dance participation requirements:

  • Parents are responsible for scholars transport to and from the dance.

  • Scholars must be picked up by 7:15 (There will be a fee for late pick up).

  • Parents may be asked to pick up early for any behavior issues.

  • Any scholar who has discipline issues during the week may lose dance privileges.


INTERIMS

Middle school scholars will take their last round of interims starting the week of March 2.

  • March 2- ELA

  • March 3- Math

  • March 9- Social Studies

  • March 10- Science


Following Spring Break, middle school will begin prepping for the TNReady assessments. During these few weeks, students will learn key test taking strategies to help them best select the correct response


Scholar of the Month (January

6th Grade

Kinnie Fuller


7th Grade

Xavier McDaniel


8th Grade

Timothy Jones

East End Prep Athletics

Check out our basketball schedule on our website. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students, and kids under 5 will get in free.


EEP Middle School Athletics (6th-8th):

Upcoming VARSITY Basketball Schedule:

February 4th EEP vs. Jere Baxter at 5:00 at JERE BAXTER (BOYS ONLY)

February 5th EEP vs. Lead Academy at 5:00 and 6:00 at HOME

February 6th EEP vs. NACS at 4:45 and 5:45 at HOME

February 11th EEP vs KIPP at 4:45 and 5:45 at KIPP


JV Basketball has started as well:

All games are on Saturdays at Stratford High School and First Nazarene Church on Woodland. For more information about the schedule, please reach out to Ms. Young at kyoung@eastendprep.org.



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