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Eastridge Elementary School November 3, 2019

New School Times

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

Upcoming Events...

November 1st -November 26th --> Canned Food Drive Begins

  • All food will be donated to our local food pantry (Sonny Day)
  • If we collect 500 cans we will have an all school party

November 5th - Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

November 13th - 2nd Quarter Progress Reports go home

November 14th - Skating Party (6:00PM - 8:00PM)

November 18th - 4th Grade Spell Bowl Competition @ LP

November 22nd - Literacy Night (5:30PM - 7:00PM)

November 26th - PTA Meeting (6:00PM- 7:00PM)

November 27th - November 29th --> THANKSGIVING Holiday (No School for Students)

Greetings Eastridge Families,

The weather is changing! It’s that time of year when the weather can be unpredictable. Please make sure students are dressed appropriately. With colder weather moving in, please make sure that students are wearing heavy coats, hats, and gloves as needed for the cold mornings at the bus stop as well as outside recess. We will have outdoor recess on most days as long as temps do not go below the district threshold.


Congratulations to all of our first quarter Team Huddle winners!! We celebrated 11 students for their accomplishment in attendance, classroom effort, and/or behavior with a $5 dollar bill. We are very proud of the effort and hard work! Great job to all of them!! We will celebrate 11 more students before Christmas break. Encourage your student to continue to strive for greatness!


Winners:

  • Kinder-

    • Kaidence K1- has shown great academic growth and is a model CORE student

    • Reagan K4- is a model CORE student.

  • First-

    • Aniyah 1C - Great Math Growth

    • Aniyha 1D - Great Reading Growth (2 Levels)

  • Second-

    • Rodney 2B - has grown 4 reading levels since BOY

    • Kathaleah 2D - has made huge growth in math and attendance has improved

  • Third-

    • Cedric - 3B most growth with Game Time Skill

    • Giada - 3D most growth with Game Time Skill

  • Fourth-

    • Tatiana 4D - Most improved in Game Time Reading Skill

    • Bella 2B - Most badges earned on Zearn


Principal Award

  • Erion Burnett (Most Improved Student-Behavior)


Safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors is a priority at Eastridge Elementary. In order to enhance the level of security for school visitors, the district has implemented the Raptor visitor management system at all nine elementary schools.


All visitors will be required to show a valid, government-issued ID at the front desk upon entering the building. We appreciate the cooperation and support of our families in maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for all.


Just a reminder that students DO NOT HAVE school on Tuesday, November 5. This is a professional development day for teachers. School will not be in session.


Have a great week ahead!


Mrs. Johnson

We Need Your Input!

MSD of Warren Township will be creating a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills. Click link to take survey. bit.ly/MSDWTSPS


Please complete the survey!!

Free Girls Lacrosse League at Warren Central H.S.

Try something new this winter. Girls lacrosse, one of the fastest growing sports in America, is a varsity sport at Warren Central. This winter there will be an indoor recreational league for girls in grades 3-8. We plan to have two divisions, one for grades 3, 4, and 5, and one for grades 6, 7 and 8.

This program is absolutely free. Times, dates and other information can be found on the registration page by following this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexFM8gyoCqu_s3qSg-xaIfnxLFJA6U7t4vs1pSKnD6Q9VDTQ/viewform


Contact Coach Gary Roberts with questions at groberts@warren.k12.in.us

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High Ability Program

Warren's High Ability Program is designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and talented students. The curriculum in these classes is differentiated and faster paced and students will be working above grade level if they qualify. As a district, we look at all students in grades 1, 4, 6 and 8 to see if they qualify for the following school year based on eligibility criteria. Parent recommendations are considered along with achievement scores when determining placement in high ability. More detailed identification information can be found here. If you would like to complete a recommendation for the broad based planning committee to consider you can do so here 2020-2021 High Ability Parent Recommendation Form The parent recommendation form will be open until January 31, 2020.

Morning Car Rider Reminders

Please note that in the mornings you and your student must be in line and unloaded by 8:03 am at door #13. The door will lock automatically at 8:03 am and you will then need to bring your student to the front office for drop off. Any students dropped off at the front office after 8:05 am are considered tardy and must be signed in by an adult.
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Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

Why attendance matters?


Fact: Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.


As you know, school attendance is critical to the growth and development of our students. It is important for students to be at school and on time every day! Good school attendance is a predictor for academic success in a student’s school career. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. Please help us by making sure your child is in school every day! We want to ensure that our students have the best chance for academic and long term success!


RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ATTENDANCE IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life...A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Please ensure that your child understands the importance of good school attendance and is at school every day. Every day matters! Every day provides important learning opportunities! Set your child up for success by developing these good habits now!



Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.

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ELF THE MUSICAL

The Warren Central High School Drama Department is producing Elf: The Musical for fall 2019, and we would like to invite all Warren Township elementary and middle school students to a free kids' showing on Saturday, November 16, at 2:00PM in the main auditorium of the Warren Performing Arts Center. Each child who presents a flier (See below and print and bring it) will receive free admission for him or herself to the Saturday matinee. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Adult tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. If you are interested in attending please contact the front office for a flier.

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Sailing 4 Sight

Sailing4Sight, a 501 C 3 Public Charity, will be providing free exams and eyeglasses, if needed, to school age children in Warren Township. Parents may contact one of the event coordinators at the numbers included in this article. A reliable phone number from the parent is part of your child's registration. A team of volunteers, along with Dr. Pruitt and staff, will perform free exams for the children. Register early, this is a first come-first serve and appointments fill up quickly. The event will be hosted at 9948 E. Washington St. on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact Bill Wittlief @ 317-626-2246 or Nancy Wittlief @ 317-403-2172 for registration and more information

Outdoor Recess

It will soon be that time of the year again when we need to make sure our children have appropriate clothing for recess. We will be going outside for recess if the temperature and the wind chill are above 20 degrees unless your child has an illness that requires them to stay inside (doctor notes required).

Notes from the Nurse

The school clinic needs pants desperately. SIZES 5-12 in both female/ male. The accidents have taken all my supply in shorts/skorts/pants. Please consider donating any clothing that is not being used. Also, if your child has had one or several accidents this year from spills to restroom it might be best to pack an extra set of clothes for your child in their book bag. Let your child and your teacher know about the extra clothes.It would be greatly appreciated and I wouldn't have to call parents at work telling them I don't have pants for their child.. Thank you so much!

Lost and Found

There is a continuous Lost & Found table set up in the cafeteria. All clothing items and lunch boxes left outside during recess are sent to the table. Please encourage your child to check the table for their items during lunch. Lost jewelry, glasses and other miscellaneous items will be in the office. Identify them and they are yours again! .

Healthy Celebrations

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.

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Eastridge Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

Box Tops App

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school.

PTA

Join the PTA for $7 and receive a discount card.

Our 1st PTA meeting of the school year will be held on August 27th @ Eastridge Elementary School (enter through door 1). PTA meetings begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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New Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

Eastridge Elementary School

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