East Elementary Parent Newsletter

January 2018 Edition

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Welcome Back!

We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful, restful, and memorable break with your families! We are excited to see our students on Tuesday, January 9th. Please read and make note of the upcoming events this month.

We love your children and can't wait to see how they grow and change in the next few months. Thank you for being a part of our East team!


Melissa and Ashley

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U.I.L.

The U.I.L. Academic Program is designed to enrich student learning and provide students with a competitive opportunity. Students in 2nd and 3rd grades will have the chance to try out for our campus U.I.L. team in the coming weeks. A letter will be coming home the first week we return that will provide you details and allow you to nominate your child if you would like for him/her to participate in the tryouts. The events for 2nd grade are Chess Puzzle Solving, Music Memory, Storytelling, and Creative Writing. The events for 3rd grade are Chess Puzzle Solving, Ready Writing, Storytelling, Music Memory, and Spelling.


Here are some important dates to make note of if you are interested in your child being part of one of our U.I.L. teams.

  • January 11th - Parent Note coming home
  • January 16th - Permission forms due to the office
  • January 17th -18th - Screening events to build U.I.L. teams
  • January 19th - Letters sent home notifying students saying if they made team or not
  • January 23rd - Practice begins (3:15 - 4:00); additional dates will be announced
  • February 15th - Local meet to determine district team
  • March 24th - District meet in Pine Tree

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Hallsville East Elementary P.T.A.

We are thrilled to share that our East Elementary P.T.A. is now an official organization. We had our first membership drive on Thursday, December 21st as we celebrated the upcoming holiday break with a Polar Express Night. Thank you to our new officers for organizing this event and many others that attended and helped to support our launch.


Our first P.T.A. meeting will be January --- at 6:30 p.m. in the East Elementary cafeteria. We will be organizing volunteers into committees and working to collaborate about our goals for this school year. Please make plans to attend.


Our 2017-2018 P.T.A. officers are:

Lauren Bresch - President

Kristen Phillips - Vice President

Deanna Smith - Secretary

Scarlett Head - Treasurer

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January Events

Here is a preview of January events:
  • January 8th - Staff Return for Professional Development Day
  • January 9th - Second Semester Begins and Students Return - Welcome Back!
  • January 11th - College Day
  • January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • February 1st - Group/Class Pictures