Eastwood News

May 5, 2021


  • Monday, May 3-Friday, May 7-Principal, Teachers and Staff Appreciation
  • Wednesday May 5-Wednesday, May 12 - Savers FUNdrive
  • Wednesday, May 12 - Eastwood TV @ 8:30 am
Big picture

Let's show Mr. Ramsey, our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them!

May 3 through May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. See the flyer below for some ideas to show our Eastwood Staff how much we appreciate all they do! You can do things on the list or come up with your own creative ways to show them how much they mean to all of us.
Big picture

Eastwood FUNDrive - going on NOW!


Clean out your closets and earn money for Eastwood!

Here's how you can help:

- Tidy up your closets and gather clothing you've outgrown or no longer need

- Place your items in large kitchen or garbage bags and tie them up securely

- Bring the bags to Eastwood and place them in our outdoor, no-contact drop off area outside the MPR during office hours (8am-3pm daily)

- We will load up our truck and bring the items to Savers for you

It's a win-win --- You get a cleaner closet, and Eastwood earns money based on our total donations!

If you have any questions, please contact eastwoodpta1@gmail.com

Big picture

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey and co-host Ms. Lena

WEDNESDAY, May 12 @ 8:30 am

for the next LIVESTREAM

Let's stay connected! Click HERE to be directed to EastwoodTV and Subscribe!

If you have missed any of the LIVESTREAM Assemblies,

you can still watch them ALL as they are available to view on our EastwoodTV YouTube Channel.

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Each week this month we will highlight and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. Today we will recognize two Asian Americans with awesome creative talents.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is an 11-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter who was born in Hawaii to a Filipina mother and a Puerto-Rican/Jewish father. He went to school in Hawaii and built his music career in Los Angeles. He celebrates his heritage and gives back to communities in Hawaii and in the Philippines via charitable giving and foundation partnerships.

Bruno Mars Quote -

“To write a song you must have an imagination, to have an imagination you must be free.”

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling's parents moved to America from India before Mindy was born and through her close relationship with her mother she learned a lot about her Indian culture. Mindy studied playwriting in college and worked hard to become a successful writer, producer, director and actor in award-winning television shows and movies. She is involved with many charitable organizations and uses her voice to make a difference.

Mindy Kaling Quote

"If you don't see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself."

Send us your pictures!

Although we are not able to have a yearbook this year, there is still so much to celebrate! We are putting together a slideshow for all of our students that will commemorate this unprecedented year. Please send in any pictures you have of your student(s) to Mr. Ramsey at dramsey@nlmusd.k12.ca.us or eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com.


Big picture

National School Lunch Hero Day

Hello Parents/Guardians,

National School Lunch Hero Day is Friday, May 7, 2021. Please participate by making signs to say thank you to your school lunch hero. Bring your sign with you on Friday when you pick up your meals to recognize our hardworking essential professionals. Share your appreciation on social media by recording or posting a message using #SchoolLunchHeroes and #NLMUSD.

We appreciate you! Your participation in picking up meals helps support our food services program and our employees.

Contact Us! www.yourchew.com; 562-210-2146 (English), 562-210-2052 (Spanish)

Support Eastwood while you're shopping at Amazon!

Eastwood Elementary PTA is now a designated charity in Amazon Smile. You can earn .5% for Eastwood on eligible purchases simply by saving your shop link and updating your app.

Follow the steps below to point your donations to Eastwood and start earning money for our school today!

Instructions for signing up for Amazon Smile!

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Select Eastwood Elementary PTA as your designated charity

4. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app

5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:

- Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (three horizontal lines on the bottom right hand corner)

- Tap on "Amazon Smile" under the Programs & Features section and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

6. Start shopping as you normally do - and Eastwood Elementary PTA will earn 0.5% back on eligible purchases!

District Issued Devices Available for EVERYONE

  • Our goal is to ensure that EVERY STUDENT has a District Issued Device to use. Please make sure to visit the school website and/or click the Device User Agreement to be directed to the form.
  • WIFI HOTSPOTS are also available. Make sure to fill out the SEPARATE FORM for this to be processed. Click the Hotspot Request here to be directed to the form.

Spirit Wear

Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!

FYI - Spirit Wear is only available for pick up on Fridays after 12 noon.

Email us at EastwoodPTA1@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you out!


Join the PTA

Join Eastwood PTA to help support Technology, Arts and more for your student(s) and our Eastwood families, staff and community!

Click HERE to be directed to the TOTEM website or use the QR code pictured on the left. Also located on the Eastwood PTA page on our school website (under the PARENTS tab).

Membership Fee on Totem: $10 per membership, with a $1 convenience fee per membership.

Benefits: Totem also allows you to download your PTA membership card to your phone wallet, view and receive discounts with participating partners, and the option of auto-renewing membership annually.

Share the link with friend and family so that can support your learning too!

Zelle Payment Option for PTA Membership

Eastwood is offering a quick pay option with Zelle. You can access Zelle through your banking website/app OR download the Zelle app.

Include in Message: Type MEMBERSHIP with PTA member's name, student(s) name, grade, and his/her teacher's name.

Membership Fee on Zelle: $10 per membership. Send Payment to: eastwoodptatreasurer@gmail.com

Family Tech Support/Portal

Supporting families as partners in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

Eastwood PTA

The mission of Eastwood PTA is to positively impact and support the lives of our students by enhancing their academic growth and social experiences.

"Always together, never apart.

Maybe in distance, but never in heart."