#EagleNation Updates

Week of 5/29- Remembering Our Veterans

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May 30: Virtual Meeting with the Principal (Topic: Chromebooks)

May: Closing APPI Heritage Month


June 1: Spring Concert (Chorus and Orchestra)

June 2: Music In the Parks

June 2: Last Day for On-Time Book Returns

June 3: Spring Production

June 4: Spring Production

June 5-7th: 8th Grade Chromebooks Due

June 7: Spring Concert Band (Band)

June 8: Humanities 8 Final Conference at AFI Silver Theater Thursday 9am-2pm

June 9: 8th Grade Dance

June 15: 8th Grade Promotion

MCPS School Calendar



Read here to find the letter shared on the listserv about end of year events sponsored by the PTSA.


Ms. Levin (Grade 7 AP) On Leave

As you know Ms. Levin, our 7th grade administrator, WAS pregnant. We are excited to announce that this week Ms. Levin's precious baby arrived which means she will be on leave for the rest of the school year and we will welcome her back in the fall!

In the meantime, our eagles are in good hands as Ms. Estes, our Content Specialist of the Physical Education department, will support the 7th grade team for the last three weeks of school. Ms. Estes is no stranger to our students and families and she comes with experience in the area of administration, so we are confident students will have what they need to end the school year strong.

En ingles y en español PARENT AND PRINCIPAL VIRTUAL DISCUSSION (TOPIC: Chromebooks)-----

Join the principal for a 30 minute virtual talk to share your input on the Chromebook model for next school year.

  • We can can choose a model where each student has their own Chromebook. They will be responsible for care and damages. (Similar to this year's model, but obligations will begin.)
  • We can choose a model where all Chromebooks are kept on a cart in the classes. MCPS has committed to providing older model Chromebooks at home to students who need them for homework assignments. Please plan to log in, share your voice and ask questions. You can also use this link to provide your feedback.

When: May 30th

Time: English session 7:00-7:40

Time: Spanish session 7:45- 8:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 988 2551 6788

Passcode: ems

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+13017158592,,98825516788# US (Washington DC)

Únase al director para una charla virtual de 30 minutos para compartir su opinión sobre el modelo de Chromebook para el próximo año escolar.

  • Podemos elegir un modelo donde cada alumno tenga su propio Chromebook. Ellos serán responsables por el cuidado y los daños. (Similar al modelo de este año, pero comenzarán las obligaciones).
  • Podemos elegir un modelo donde todos los Chromebooks se guardan en un carro en las clases. MCPS se ha comprometido a proporcionar Chromebooks de modelos más antiguos en el hogar a los estudiantes que los necesitan para las tareas escolares. Planee iniciar sesión, compartir su voz y hacer preguntas. También puede usar este enlace para enviar sus comentarios.

Cuándo: 30 de mayo

Hora: sesión de inglés 7:00-7:40

Hora: sesión en español 7:45- 8:30

Únase a la reunión de Zoom

Meeting ID: 988 2551 6788

Passcode: ems

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,98825516788# US (Washington DC)

EagleNation CSPAN Winners and Participants

C-SPAN visited Eastern on May 24 to hold our annual StudentCam Ceremony. Craig McAndrew the Director of Educational Relations at C-SPAN was our master of ceremonies. Throughout the ceremony, C-SPAN presented students with Certificates and Citations from Councilmember Kate Stewart, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and Montgomery Council President Evan Glass' respective offices. Congratulations eagles! See the EMS website for details.

8th Grade Chromebook Return 6/5-6/7

8th Grade students need to return all school-issued devices (chromebook, charger, bag) on their assigned day June 5th-7th.

  • Chromebooks that are not returned will cost $150.
  • Chargers that are not returned will cost $25.
To clear an obligation, pay the amount or the parent or guardian will need to sign a payment plan.



Please be sure to pay your school obligations. Overdue notices were sent 5/8.

*To clear an incurred obligation, the amount will need to be paid or the student’s parent or guardian will need to sign a payment plan. Direct questions to the person indicated on the specific obligation.



As a part of a commitment to healthy learning and working environments for all students and staff, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is launching a project to install permanent real-time indoor air quality sensors in all classrooms, media centers, and all-purpose rooms. This action was adopted by the Board of Education in fall 2022. This work will take place over the next several months and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the fall 2023 school year. Data collected will be used by staff in the Department of Facilities Management to make adjustments and initiate improvements to HVAC systems; summary data will be made available to the public on the MCPS website.

A photo of the indoor air quality sensor that will be installed on the wall is shown below. The sensor is approximately 7x7 inches, with associated wiring to an outlet.

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We are in need of help to make 8th grade end of year activities a success. It is an Eastern tradition for the 6th and 7th grade class parents to fill most of the volunteer roles for the events.

*Last year, many 8th grade parents, including those on the current PTSA board, volunteered and we would love to have your help this year. Volunteer signup for post-promotion celebration: https://signup.com/go/UKWAnp


The Eastern staff has been engaged in conversations around the data in the MCPS Antiracist Audit. Find the EMS Antiracist System Letter to Families outlining information about the antiracist audit as well as an update on our work with the antiracist audit data.

During the summer we will be engaging our families and students in discussions around the data in the antiracist audit as we continue our work to meet the needs of all of our students. We will be sharing more information with our community about these opportunities in the upcoming weeks. For your reference, I am also including a copy of the MCPS Antiracist System Action Plan. You can feel free to follow up with any member of the admin team if you have questions.



Here are things to know this Thursday May 25. Get information about this year's graduation dates, location, times, and speakers, the application for the Board of Education Ethics Panel, recently completed student-designed and built home, and more.

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01- Picnic Details


  • Eastern’s PTSA will be sponsoring a picnic for all 8th graders and their families, June 15, immediately following the Promotion Ceremony.
  • PTSA will be offering hot dogs, pizza and a frozen treat* - snacks and drinks will also be on hand FOR 8th Grade Students ONLY.


  • Wheaton Regional Park
  • Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • (1.7 miles from John F. Kennedy High School where Promotion will be held)
  • Look for EMS signs at pavilions E, F, G, near the carousel. Free parking.


  • Families are welcome and encouraged to bring their own food, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy the afternoon. Quantities for frozen treats will be limited, and our promoted 8th graders.
  • Fred’s Ice Cream Truck, which will also be selling a wide variety of cold treats for sale.

QUESTIONS/ HOW TO HELP: Terry Seery, PTSA President (eastern.ptsa.president@gmail.com) or Communications Chair Ariana Foley (arianafoley@gmail.com)



02- Dance Details

$5 is the suggested donation, which will go toward event costs.

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03- Promotion Details

8th Grade Promotion will be held at Kennedy High School Auditorium Thursday June 15 from 10am-11:30am (Doors Open at 9:30)

  • 1901 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20902

  • Students will receive two tickets for guests to attend this event.
  • Students will receive a permission form in their English class at the end of May which must be returned in order to get their two tickets.
  • 8th grade students will be required to return their MCPS issued Chromebook and charger starting on June 5.
  • 8th grade students should clear all financial obligations to the cafeteria and media center.


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Family Empowerment at Kennedy HS (6/3)

The MCCPTA is hosting a Family Empowerment event at John F. Kennedy HS for families of high schoolers and middle schoolers. The event aims to bring our Spanish speaking DCC communities together.

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W E * A R E * H E R E * T O * H E L P !

Office hours: Monday through Friday from 7:50-4:20

Emails and phone numbers for support in the school:



Family Supports:

Thank You To Our Community Businesses for Supporting Eastern!

*Our Platinum Sponsor for the Eagle Strut Fun Run is Perennial Real Estate. The event is also sponsored by The Woodmoor Pastry Shop. The PTSA is grateful for their generous support of our kids and our community.