The Capsule 8/17/18

Home of the Rockets

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.

Hello Eastridge families!

It's hard to believe that we have been in school for three full weeks already. The saying "Time flies when you're having fun," is so true! This week our students worked hard on their beginning of the year NWEA assessment. NWEA assessments are given in both Math and English Language Arts. These assessments give the teachers information on what next steps we can take to better personalize each child’s learning. We also use this information to help set academic and growth goals for our school. We are extremely proud of all of our students efforts! Later this month, we will be sharing specific information with you via midterm reports regarding your child’s results.

As always, thank you for allowing Eastridge to educate your child.


Mrs. Johnson


Kindergarten: 97.34%

First Grade: 95.07%

Second Grade: 94.40%

Third Grade: 96.90%

Fourth Grade: 94.89%

School Average: 95.66%

District Average: 97%

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Picture Day

When: August 27th, 2018.

Students are able to " dress up" for pictures. We will be sending home flyers with info on how to purchase pictures within the next few weeks.

PTA Parent Meeting

When: August 28, 2018

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Where: Eastridge Elementary Cafe

Enter through door 13 (by the playground

School Skating Party

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where: 8734 E. 21st Street

Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: $6.00 includes skate rental and 5 game tokens

Warren Township Homefest 2018

Home Fest will be Friday, September 7th, 2018! There will be vendors, games,food trucks, a health & wellness extravaganza and a Fun Run! Warren Central will host Lawrence Central for Friday Night Football as well.There will be more information sent home in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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If you received a letter from the school Nurse regarding immunization for you child(ren) remember to turn all paperwork in by September 17th. If we do not receive paperwork on completed immunizations by this date, those children will not be able to attend school until we have record of completion.
Flyers were sent home this week about collecting box tops. Each box top is worth ten cents for our school. With your help, we could raise a lot of money for Eastridge! if you have any questions or need a new sheet for your box tops, please call the front office.
We hope you will consider joining our PTA, if you haven’t already. For just $7, you can be part of this vital organization that sponsors numerous events for our students AND families throughout the year!

Most classes began checking out library books this week. Parents, help your child develop the love of reading by reading with them. Please help your student show responsibility by returning their library book each week. By doing so, they get to checkout a different book and someone gets to read the book they returned. We suggest students keep the library book in their backpack so it hopefully it will be at school with them on library day. Enjoy a book with your child!

Also, the library has monarch caterpillars. We are watching them eat milkweed and grow bigger. We are hoping to see them turn into chrysalis and then a butterflies.

Parents get free books for your child. Purchase a qualifying Kellogg's product then submit your receipt at Kellogg's Family Rewards website for a free book. Spread the joy of reading with your own home library!

We are off to a great start!! Already your students are getting to know or refreshed on what dino brain is, and how to control anger with coping skills of their choice. I have already reached to many of you about how to best support your student. Remember - I am here to support your student and you! We offer a different options for your child’s mental health/counseling needs, and I can help navigate that! In the coming weeks I will be putting together an attendance club to work with students who seem to be missing school - We love our students and want them here as much as possible! Here are some talking points to discuss with your student:

  1. How are you working to follow directions in class?

  2. What is dino brain? How do you get back into front brain?

  3. How can you show C.O.R.E. even when you’re upset?

  4. What strategies can you use to ignore people who may not be your friend, while still showing Respect?

  5. Why do you come to school? Parents, use this as a chance to really talk with your kids about the importance of coming to school to learn and gain knowledge. It is important to make friends and enjoy it, but it is equally important to come to school focused and ready to learn!

Always reach out to me if you have any questions! Just call the front office and ask for Mr. Phillips :)

The Sonny Day Community Center is an outreach project of the Warren Township Council of PTAs. We provide both perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to MSD Warren families who are experiencing a need. The August schedule for Sonny Day is as follows:

Date: Thursday, August 23rd

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Location: 10502 East 21st Street

Free Softball Skills practice

Registration for fall ball is now open at Registration is not required to participate. Fall Ball begins around Labor Day. Please call Coach Green if you have any questions at 317-376-5149. There will be Free softball skills practice for ages 8 and up starting July 24th and will continue until fall teams are selected.