Eastside Elementary

February 4, 2019

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Going along with the Arkansas Department of Education's initiative-My Child, My Student-we will focus on Testing for the month of February. This is an important topic and we are glad to be able to share lots of great information and resources with you this month.

Something important to know about testing, is that while it is a big focus this time of year, here at Eastside, we are constantly assessing to know what your student understands and what to do next. Assessment drives our instruction at Eastside, from formative assessments to our state tests.

Here is an excerpt from a great article from Edutopia on the subject.

"There are many ways to measure a student’s abilities. Which ones do your child’s teachers use?

Take advantage of parent-teacher conferences and back-to-school nights to talk with teachers about their assessment strategies. Do they use portfolios of student work? Do they conduct performance-based assessments? How do test results inform the way they work with a particular student or group of students? Consult the resources below for more information about different assessment types and other questions you can ask."

More information about testing and the different types, great questions to ask, and what to consider can be found at the link below!

Reminders for Parents-

When dropping off students after the 8:00 bell to start the school day, please walk your student in and sign them in for the day. It is important for safety that they are escorted in after this time.
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Parent Resource Center!

Our Parent Resource Center is up and running. There are math and literacy materials your student can bring home to help close any gaps in learning and reinforce skills and concepts learned in the classroom. Just ask your classroom teacher for a prescription for learning and the perfect resource will be headed home with your student!

Podcast for the Week-"Wow in the World"

Below you will find a link to an NPR podcast aimed for students!

Listen with your children for science, health, interesting topics, and silliness with Guy Raz and Mindy! This week's episode is a replay, but still very interesting information about the importance of getting out and moving! We are thankful for 2 recesses for most students here at Eastside and lots of movement and brain breaks in the classroom!

Menus and Lunch Times

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Upcoming Dates-

Feb 4 - Lil' Dribblers at 7:00 PM

Feb 8 - Spirit Day for Jan/Feb

Feb 11 - PTO Meeting 3:45

Feb 12 - Progress Reports/Parent-Teacher Conferences - Dismiss at 1:30

Feb 18 - President's Day/No School

March 18-22 SPRING BREAK

March 26 - April 5 State MAP Testing K-2

April 22 - 24 ACT Aspire Summative Testing 3-5