East Elementary: Team East News

Staff Newsletter for 2017-2018, Episode 6

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"I want to teach my students how to live this life on earth." I can't imagine a better way to sum up the vision we have for the work we have been called to do. The word "live" is key and we have to define what it means to understand the power in this statement. 2018 is here and we have been given the gift of returning to East in the new year with a renewed commitment to our students and their families. I am excited to see what we will accomplish together this year.

Just as I did in 2017, I felt led to find a prayer that covers the hopes and fears we have for the new year for our students. I believe this particular prayer captures the heart of our work. I pray 2018 is a year that we see our students learn their worth and how to make choices that will lead to their success. I pray it is a year that we reach those that at times have seemed unreachable and that we inspire all of our students to walk into the calling on their own lives. As we've talked about so many times before, the way we love, serve, and care for our students will be what inspires greatness.

We hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your wonderful families. I pray that you have found rest in this season. We look forward to seeing you all on January 8th!

Happy New Year!

Melissa and Ashley

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TEAM EAST -- WE CAUGHT YOU IN ACTION! (Click on a picture to see it up close)

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Looking Ahead: January Events

  • January 8th - Staff Return for Professional Development Day - Welcome Back!
  • January 9th - Second Semester Begins and Students Return
  • January 10th - Data /RtI Meetings during Common Planning
  • January 11th - College Day
  • January 11th - DRA - 2nd Grade
  • January 11th - SpEd Vertical Meeting at 3:45 p.m.
  • January 12th - DRA - 2nd Grade
  • January 15th - MLK Jr. Holiday
  • January 16th - Curriculum Review with North (Curriculum Writers)
  • January 16th - Design Lead Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
  • January 17th - Assessment Review with North (Assessment Writers)
  • January 17th/18th - UIL Screening for Events
  • January 18th - Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
  • January 18th - DRA - 3rd Grade
  • January 18th - ESL Vertical Meeting at 3:45
  • January 19th - DEAL Time - Habit #4
  • January 19th - DRA - 3rd Grade
  • January 22nd - DRA - 1st Grade
  • January 22nd - UIL Coach Meeting at 3:30
  • January 22nd - Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off
  • January 24th - Common Planning: Writing Workshop and Number Talks
  • January 25th - DRA - 1st Grade
  • January 25th - GT Vertical Meeting - 3:45
  • January 26th - DEAL Time - Habit #4
  • January 26th - DRA - Kindergarten
  • January 29th - DRA - Kindergarten
  • January 31st - DRA/ISIP Window Closes
  • February 1st - Group Pictures
  • February 2nd - DEAL Time - Habit #5

***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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Have an AMAZING Week!