Eastside: One Team, One Dream

"We never lose. We either win or we learn. - Nelson Mandela

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Week of September 23rd

Eastside's Mission

Our mission is to build a strong educational foundation while meeting the unique needs of our students.

Eastside's Vision

Working in partnership with the community, Eastside Elementary will provide all students:

  • A collaborative team of professionals who are committed to improve their practices, so that all students learn at high levels

  • A safe, positive, and inviting learning environment

  • An engaging and challenging curriculum focused on essential academics and life skills

  • Individualized and timely support that provides students with what they need to succeed

Hattie's Corner: Every student deserves a great teacher

"Every student deserves a great teacher not by chance, but by design." -Hattie, Fisher, Frey

In order to provide every student with a great teacher, we must know and utilize the most effective teaching strategies. Hattie's strategies are data proven to be the most effective. Close reading will accomplish several of Hattie's strategies such as repeated reading of text (effect size 0.67) and discussion (effect size o.82). See graphic below and click the link to read the entire article.


This link shows how to use close reading in math word problems.


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Sweep shout out this week goes to the following:

Mrs. McWilliams - During word study, Mrs. McWilliams had a student teaching the class about syllabicating! This was evidence of true student ownership.

Learning Happening at Eastside


Details for the Week


  • SIT doc updating - for any students in grades K and 1 - needs to be completed by end of day on Friday. All staff working with these students on reading interventions will input a comment. For example, the PROWL teacher will comment, the interventionist will comment, and the literacy teacher will comment. Let me know if there are questions about this. If I am the PROWL teacher and their literacy teacher, I will have two comments (One about PROWL and one about classroom performance). PROWL comments need to include information from the Kilpatrick one minute drills. Example of a detailed comment: Sam worked on identifying lowercase letters with the alphabet arch. He can identify the letters in his name but still needs to focus on all other letters. or I worked with Izzy on D2 of the one minute drills. She is still not automatic. We will begin using concrete objects this week to help her become more understandable with these phonological skills.

  • MAP Progress Monitoring will be with grades K and 1. They will take their test in the computer lab with Mrs. Cardin during their keyboarding time.

  • Please fill out the fall festival doc. We need all of your help! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SlBXzDkz9SlP3kzsv0CaLR881cOKvwj2mTVawVzCwZQ/edit#gid=0

  • Qballs - Make sure your Qball is working and you are using it with students! I have only seen it in use in a few rooms. If you are having connection issues, put in an IT ticket.

  • PROWL dismissal (7:45 for intervention groups, 7:47 for enrichment groups, 8:17 for enrichment groups, 8:20 for intervention groups) Students will stand in the hallway outside the door until 7:50. Teachers make sure you are outside your door greeting students coming into PROWL at 7:50 and leaving PROWL at 8:20. We need all eyes for supervision.

  • Monday

  • Take your Parent to PE Week

  • Celebrate Freedom Week during the last full week of classes in September (September 24– September 28), pursuant to Act 682 of 2003, Please make appropriate lessons for this week. The link will provide resources and ideas for you. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4133

  • Tuesday

  • SIT will meet
  • VIP after school
  • Wednesday
  • Content team meeting day - agendas can be found on the Google site
  • Guiding Coalition meets at 3:10
  • Thursday
  • Human Flag Photo - EASTSIDE Tradition at 9:30 (note will be sent home on Monday for parents) Staff will wear blue that day but it will be professional dress.
  • VIP after school
  • Friday
  • Certified Staff meeting at 7:40 in the computer lab
  • PTO sponsors the Teacher Tailgate Taco Bar
  • Recess meetings will occur in your own rooms. Identify what assessment you will give next week during PROWL to determine student progress. Assessment should fit your I can statement that has been set.

Community Partners

Important Dates (Refer to EES 2019- 20 Calendar shared by Mrs. Krogman)

Oct 1 - Fall Picture Day

Oct 1-2 - Dr Howse to work with 3-5 math teachers

Oct 11 - Spirit Day/1st Nine Weeks Awards Assembly

Oct 11 - Homecoming Greenbrier Sr High Football Game

Oct 11 - End of first nine weeks

Oct 14 - 18 - ACT Aspire Interim 1

Oct 22 - 1:30 Dismissal time (Elementary PD)

Oct 24 - 1:30 Dismissal Time - P/T Conferences 2:00 - 7:00 PM

Oct 28 - 31 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 31 - Book Character Parade

Fall Festival Important Dates

Sept 26 - chocolate boxes and raffle tickets go home with students

Oct 23 by noon - last day for students to turn in money for chocolate and raffle tickets

Oct 19th - Fall festival games: Sweet walk, games, bingo, silent auction, vendor booths

Oct 24th and 25th @9 AM - Coronation practice at Panther Pavilion

Oct 26th - Coronation at 5 pm Panther Pavilion

Words to Live By This Month


PRIDE WORD = Perseverance