East Elementary Parent Newsletter

April 2018 Edition

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April Blessings

April is here and we are counting our blessings as we watch your children continue to grow and learn! It has been a wonderful year here at East and we are looking forward to a wonderful end to our school year. Please be sure to check out the dates below so that you can plan your calendar accordingly. We love having our parents here with us for our end of year events!

Thank you for allowing us the privilege of educating your children!

Melissa and Ashley

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3rd Grade STAAR Parent Meeting and Lock-In

On Friday, April 13th, we will host our annual 3rd Grade STAAR Parent Meeting and Lock-In. This meeting will provide you with necessary information to help your child be successful on their upcoming state assessments. AND your 3rd graders won’t want to miss the best night of the year!

If you are in attendance at our meeting, you may then leave your child with us for a 3rd Grade Lock In. Students will be fed pizza, can be dropped off beginning at 5:45 p.m. and will need to be picked up at 8:45 p.m. For more information, you may access the note that was sent home by clicking here.

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Our Spring Book Challenge - Meet Humphrey!

Whether you were able to attend our spring parent night or not, you are invited to participate in a Spring Reading Challenge with your family. Each East family should have now received a copy of The World According to Humphrey along with a reading log and journal questions. We invite you to read this book with your children and return the completed log to your child's teacher by May 18th.

All students that submit their completed logs will earn a Reading Saves the Day spirit stick and families will be entered into a drawing for a Family Fun Basket which will include bowling passes, a Whataburger gift card, and the next book in the Humphrey series. One basket per grade level will be given away.

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East Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018 - Alaina Hamilton

It is our pleasure to announce that our East Elementary Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Alaina Hamilton! Mrs. Hamilton is one of our wonderful 3rd grade teachers. She also serves as our yearbook editor and is always quick to help with other campus projects such as our Christmas float and our decorating committee. We are grateful to have Mrs. Hamilton on our campus!
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April Events

Here is a preview of April and early May events:
  • April 4th - College Day
  • April 5th - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Track Day and Kona Ice
  • April 6th - 2nd and 3rd Grade Track Day and Kona Ice
  • April 9th - All STAAR Groups begin for 3rd Grade ***More Info Coming Soon!
  • April 10th - PTA Meeting
  • April 13th - 3rd Grade STAAR Parent Meeting and Lock-In
  • April 17th - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • April 20th - Third Grade Field Trip
  • April 26th - First Grade Program
  • April 27th - School Holiday
  • May 3rd - College Day
  • May 14th - 17th - Campus Closed to Outside Visitors for STAAR Testing
  • May 14th - Math STAAR Testing for 3rd Grade
  • May 15th - Reading STAAR Testing for 3rd Grade
  • May 16th and 17th - STAAR Testing Make Up Days
  • May 18th - Color Run
  • May 22nd - Kindergarten Orientation at 6:00 p.m. for Incoming Kinder Students
  • May 23rd and 24th - Wax Museum for 3rd Grade
  • May 25th - Kindergarten Program and Graduation
  • May 28th - Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31st - Class Parties and Awards
  • May 31st - Last Day of School and Early Release