The Capsule 8/31/18

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At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.


While we love to celebrate , please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Hello Eastridge families!

Attendance Matters

This year, Eastridge Elementary is making a special effort to ensure that all students fully benefit from their education by attending school regularly. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Your student can start building this habit in kindergarten so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Consistent attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work. Attendance is a leading indicator of student success in school and postschool life. What is considered “Good Attendance”?- Less than 5 days missed =97%.

Benefits for Good Attendance:

 Improved Social Skills

 Connected to the School Community

 Improved Grades

 More Likely to Graduate High School


 Set a regular bedtime and morning routine and talk to your student about the importance

of attendance

 Prepare for school the night before, finishing homework and getting a good night’s


 Avoid appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

As always, thank you for allowing Eastridge to educate your child.


Mrs. Johnson

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Kindergarten: 95.85%

First Grade:94.13%

Second Grade:94.76%

Third Grade:96.41%

Fourth Grade:94.45%

School Average:95.07%

District Average: 97%

Team Huddle

Today was our first team huddle and we had a blast! The following students are lexia leaders for their grade level and recieved special awards for their hard work.

Kindergarten: Geourney

First Grade: Demetrus

Second Grade: Willber

Third Grade Jai'ana

Fourth Grade: Ethan

The Third Grade students won the attendance and behavior award. The other grade levels are going to work really hard to earn those titles for September.

During the huddle we had a dance competition and Mrs. Fitzgerald won!

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If you received a letter from the school Nurse regarding immunization for you child(ren) remember to turn all paperwork in by September 17th. If we do not receive paperwork on completed immunizations by this date, those children will not be able to attend school until we have record of completion.
Flyers were sent home this week about collecting box tops. Each box top is worth ten cents for our school. With your help, we could raise a lot of money for Eastridge! if you have any questions or need a new sheet for your box tops, please call the front office.
We hope you will consider joining our PTA, if you haven’t already. For just $7, you can be part of this vital organization that sponsors numerous events for our students AND families throughout the year!

Weekly Counselor News:

I am working with our Healing Hearts grief counselor to offer support to student who have lost loved ones, if you feel your child might benefit from this service, do not hesitate to reach out. I am also continuing to work with students and families on making sure they are getting as much school as possible! Students often lose much instruction when they are not here which can make them feel behind and can have negative impacts on student learning and self-esteem.

Families, it is a three day weekend! Take some time and get outdoors and do something fun together! Discuss how quality time is important and how you can also enjoy quality time with friends and staff at school! Talk with your student about the importance of making friends and getting involved with fun activities at school!

Mr. Phillips, School Counselor

The Sonny Day Community Center is an outreach project of the Warren Township Council of PTAs. We provide both perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to MSD Warren families who are experiencing a need. The August schedule for Sonny Day is as follows:


Saturday, September 15th 9am-11am

Thursday, September 27th 6pm-7:30pm

Location: 10502 East 21st Street

Free Softball Skills practice

Registration for fall ball is now open at Registration is not required to participate. Fall Ball begins around Labor Day. Please call Coach Green if you have any questions at 317-376-5149. There will be Free softball skills practice for ages 8 and up starting July 24th and will continue until fall teams are selected.