East Elementary: Team East News

Staff Newsletter for 2017-2018, Episode 7

We are TEAM EAST!

It is March! I know you are as in shock about that as we are. What a wonderful year we have had! I have enjoyed having the opportunity over the past several weeks to reflect on the progress we all have made with our current goals and we are already in the early planning stages for next school year!

You have all worked so very hard and we couldn't be prouder! You deserve time to rest and enjoy your families so I am so grateful that Spring Break is just around the corner.

It is such a joy to get to serve the families of East Elementary with all of you!


Love you all!

Melissa and Ashley

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Super Leader Night at East Elementary

We are so excited about our upcoming Parent Event! It is truly an opportunity for our students to show off what they've accomplished this year with our campus wide goals. You can access the schedule for this night by clicking here. Please make note of the information below to help with communication to our families and to help our night go as smoothly as possible!


  • Reading Showcase - Grade levels are creating the activities for this time. Parents should come to their child's classroom for a self-guided tour of their reading goals this year.
  • Reading Challenge - Families will choose a reading challenge time to come and visit our campus library and meet with Mrs. Goulden and Mrs. Zucosky. Parents will be introduce to the Adventures According to Humphrey series and given a reading log and several journal prompts to complete. All families that turn in the challenge this spring will receive a Reading Spirit Stick and will be entered into a drawing for a Family Fun Basket to be awarded (1 per grade level).
  • DEAL Simulation - Families will choose a DEAL rotations to come and visit the gym and learn more about our Habits. Our Interventionists will be in the gym with Mrs. Thomas and students will use their DEAL handout they will be given to teach their parents about each habit. A slideshow will be playing that will share more about what DEAL time is all about.
  • A Nacho Dinner will be served by our cafeteria workers in the cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please encourage your families to stop by and eat before they leave campus.

Thank you for your help in putting together a wonderful night for our families! We are looking forward to it. Let us know if we can do anything for you to help.

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Mock STAAR Testing - March 26th and 27th

Please help us to communicate in your classroom newsletters that our campus will be closed to outside visitors for lunch on both of our Mock testing dates. We will also shutdown interventions and specials on both of these days to free up staff needed to administer small groups and to monitor hallways. Courtney will send more details as the dates approach.

As always, you are free to create a shared schedule with your fellow team members to give yourselves a break.

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Looking Ahead: March Events

  • March 1st - College Day
  • March 6th - Math CBA (K-2)
  • March 7th - Reading CBA (K-2)
  • March 8th - Teacher of the Year Reception and Super Leader Family Event
  • March 9th - CBA Data due
  • March 9th - 2nd Grade Music Program
  • March 9th - Early Release @ 12:30 - Staff will be released when all students are gone.
  • March 12th - 16th - Spring Break
  • March 19th - Grades Due by 10 AM
  • March 20th - RtI Meetings and Data Review
  • March 21st - State of the District Address with Mr. Collum @4:00 (ALL STAFF)
  • March 22nd - Spring Pictures
  • March 23rd - DEAL Time - Habit #7
  • March 23rd - 3rd Nine Weeks AR Reward
  • March 26th - Mock Math STAAR for 3rd Grade (No Visitors for Lunch)
  • March 27th - Mock Reading STAAR for 3rd Grade (No Visitors for Lunch)
  • March 29th - 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • March 30th - Good Friday Holiday
  • April 4th - College Day
  • April 5th - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Track Day and Kona Ice
  • April 6th - 2nd and 3rd Grade Track Day and Kona Ice
  • April 10th - PTA Meeting @ 6:00
  • April 13th - DEAL Time - Community Service Project
  • April 13th - STAAR Lockin for 3rd Grade
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Have an AMAZING Week!