East Elementary Parent Newsletter

January 2019 Edition

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Welcome Back!

We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful, restful, and memorable break with your families! We had a wonderful first day back with your children and look forward to watching them continue to grown, learn, and change in the months ahead. Please read and make note of the upcoming events this month.

Thank you for being a part of our East team!

Melissa, Ashley, and Courtney

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Mid-Year Reminders!

Thank you so much for all of your support to help our campus run as smoothly as possible! Here are a few things we've noticed that we wanted to remind you of:

  1. Please label all coats and jackets to help assist us in getting them back to their owners.
  2. All transportation changes need to occur prior to 2:30 p.m.
  3. Only PreK parents are allowed to park and drop-off/pick-up their students and we need the PreK students to be walked all the way across the crosswalk. PreK parents -- we need your help in dropping them off in this manner to help our line run more efficiently.
  4. Please plan for the traffic in the mornings and arrive in time for your child to be at school and inside the building by 7:45 a.m. If a traffic situation occurs (fog, accident, weather, etc.), your child will not be marked tardy and we will adjust accordingly. On normal days, we see a lot of lag time in the line from 7:20 a.m. - 7:35 a.m.
  5. If you plan to eat lunch with your child, please remember to sit in the designated area and that you may only eat with your own child.
  6. If your child becomes ill at school and you are contacted by the campus nurse, please make arrangements to pick up your child within 1 hour. They must be free from illness symptoms for a full 24 hours before they can return to school.
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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 have started practicing and will have the opportunity to compete to represent East as a part of our district U.I.L. team in the coming weeks.

Here are some important dates to make note of if your child is participating in practices for UIL.

  • January 8 - After school practices at home campus begin
  • Week of January 28 - HISD team screenings
  • February 1 - Parents and students notified if they made district UIL team or not
  • February 5 - Joint after school practices begin for students who made district UIL team (more details to come)
  • February 15 - UIL District Competition at Pine Tree (more details to come)
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January Events

Here is a preview of January events:
  • January 7th - Staff Return for Professional Development Day
  • January 8th - Second Semester Begins and Students Return - Welcome Back!
  • January 10th - College Day
  • January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • January 29th - PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
  • February 1st - Donuts with Dad (Watch DOGS Information)
  • February 7th - College Day
  • February 8th - Spring Pictures