Cougar Communication


Updates/Reminders 📣

MLK Jr Day - Monday, January 16th

  • No School

5th - 8th grade Spelling Bee at EJSHS

  • Thursday, January 19 at 2:00

Jammies in January - Friday January 20th

  • Check out the details below!
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We are celebrating half birthdays at EES this year!

Birthdays are announced on the morning announcements and students receive a pencil from the main office!

July birthdays will be called in January

August birthdays will be called in February

EES and PTO Partner Up!

We are going to partner with PTO to fundraise for Eastland Elementary's very own BOOK VENDING MACHINE! 🎉

  • PTO has already graciously donated money to buy books during the Book Fair to start filling the machine!

  • We will be holding open donations (starting now through January) to anyone who would like to donate any dollar amount toward the Book Vending Machine - your name will be written on di-cut book and hung around the main foyer at EES.

  • If you would like to donate any dollar amount to the Book Vending Machine, you can bring money into the EES Main Office, send it in the mail (601 S Chestnut St, Shannon, IL 61078) or send it with your student. We will accept cash or checks to Eastland Elementary School.

If the Book Vending Machine is purchased, students will have the chance to earn a coin to "buy" a book from the machine. Earning coins can come from awesome behavior, great attendance, amazing grades, or growth/improvement in any of those areas!

HUGE SHOUT OUT to families and community businesses that have supported us so far!

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10 Days or Less Equals Success!!

Research tells us that attendance is an important factor in student achievement!

Students who are chronically absent—meaning they miss at least 15 days of school in a year—are at serious risk of falling behind in school.

So remember...10 days or less (of missed school) equals student success!

🍲 January's Lunch Calendar

Check this calendar out for what delicious meal is coming next!

School Calendar 📅

This calendar has important school dates on it.

📱Important Phone Numbers to Know

Main Office of EES - 815-864-2300

Transportation Office - 815-493-6410

Main Office of EJSHS - 815-493-6341