Eastside: One Team, One Dream

"We never lose. We either win or we learn. - Nelson Mandela

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Week of January 27

Eastside's Mission

Our mission is to build a strong educational foundation while meeting the unique needs of our students.

Eastside's Vision

Working in partnership with the community, Eastside Elementary will provide all students:

  • A collaborative team of professionals who are committed to improve their practices, so that all students learn at high levels

  • A safe, positive, and inviting learning environment

  • An engaging and challenging curriculum focused on essential academics and life skills

  • Individualized and timely support that provides students with what they need to succeed

Eastside Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come!!!!

I can't take credit for the inspiration this week! This one comes from Mr. Hope! I have continued to reflect back to what all of you wanted when I interviewed you individually three years ago. You wanted Eastside to be the place to be. You wanted Eastside on the map for the right reasons. You wanted to be the team that people came to watch! Well, you all have built it and people are coming. The Model PLC application is underway and it is exciting to think of getting this recognition and literally having our school in a star on the world map for a place for people to come and see the PLC process alive and well! Watch this clip below and get excited about people coming! Not to brag on yourselves, but to brag on the right work we all have done to see students succeed! ONE TEAM ONE DREAM!

Be aware of the importance of each day!

  • 45 important practices until K-2 Summative MAP (THE BIG GAME April 13-17)
  • 50 important practices until 3rd-4th Summative ACT (THE BIG GAME - April 20 - 22)
  • 55 important practices until 5th Summative ACT (THE BIG GAME - April 27-29)
Field of Dreams (5/9) Movie CLIP - People Will Come (1989) HD

Much Love for Hattie during the month of love

This week you can do any type of Hattie strategy you would like to.

In February, you will get to have some choice in which strategies you want to use and when. The requirement is to get 5 in a column. There are 4 weeks in February so you only have 4 strategies in a column. In your lesson plans in February, you will state "We Love Hattie" and then list your strategy and what content will be with this. I will be placing a copy of the Hattie board in your box this week. I want you to post it in your room so your kids see that you are using Hattie and they can get excited about when ya'll can mark one off the board.

Again the 5 in a column is the requirement. If you want to also do one of the rows going across without a heart free space, you will get a drink of your choice at the end of February.

If you choose to cover your board and do all 12 strategies in the month, you will get your drink of choice, a chance to win a $25 gift card and a chance to win having your class covered for 30 minutes by admin.

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Eastside's Making Dreams Come True

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Details for the Week



  • Bring It On board - see email from Mrs. Isom and the Guiding Coalition

  • Please nominate a student for our Student Action Team. Here is the link to the form. https://forms.gle/rACJ4ZQjFS32DWWe6

  • Growing English Language Learners of Greenbrier: December 2019 See this link for ideas to assist your English Language Learners.

  • Please make sure to have lesson plans out on your desk and reading lesson plans on your reading table each day. Your reading plans need to be a week's worth of complete plans that are ready on your first day of instruction. We understand that you may adjust things, but the plans must be thoroughly thought out for the week prior to the week starting.

  • Read as One Book - This week we are reading chapters 13-14. Make sure to place this on your newsletter each week. Encourage parents to send pictures of their kids reading so we can post on social media.

  • We need PICTURES to post on social media! Please make sure you send pictures to Mrs. Krogman and myself of all the great things happening in your rooms with a small description of what is happening in the photo. Feel free to have a kid take a few so you will be in some of the photos. We want to brag on all the great things that kids are learning.

  • If you would like to be featured in the newsletter, feel free to send me a blurb about the HATTIE strategy you are using in your room.

  • P/T conference notices to parents need to be sent out no later than February 3rd. (As always we will have these prepared and placed in your boxes for February 3rd.)

  • February 11th and 13th are early release days. Secondary P/T conferences are on Tuesday and Elementary on Thursday.


DIBELS and MAP PM Assessments

  • DIBELS PM will be for grades K-2.

  • MAP PM will be for grades 4th and 5th.


  • Mid year PGP face to face meetings
  • Fire and Tornado Drill at 10 AM (weather permitting)


  • 9:30 Behavior team meets with Golden Ticket students
  • SIT meets 1:30 - 3:00
  • 3:40 Math and Wellness Committee meets


  • Content Team meetings for 3-5 and K-2 as normal
  • Class Pictures in the cafeteria see schedule Mrs. Patty sent out
  • Guiding Coalition meets at 3:10


  • Mrs. Worthey will be observing first grade. We are excited to have her and receive feedback about how we can improve our implementation of the Science of Reading.
  • Lil' Dribblers perform at Central Baptist College at 6 PM



  • Robertson attends District Task Force meeting

  • Recess meetings will occur in your rooms this week. You will begin to find tasks/ideas to differentiate for those kids that already "know it". Use MAP learning continuum and ACT Aspire Performance Level Descriptors at the exceeding level to guide this work.

Important Dates (Refer to EES 2019- 20 Calendar shared by Mrs. Krogman)

Jan 31st - Teacher Tailgate hosted by 3rd grade parents and PTO

Feb 3rd - Team Meeting Day

Feb 4th and 5th - Dennis King and Mrs. Bailey here for Project Planning

Feb 5th - Guiding Coalition meets with King and Bailey half day AM

Feb 6th - Lil Dribblers at 6 PM

Feb 7th - Staff Meeting (no clubs)

Feb 7th - Lil' Dribbler team photo

Feb 10 - 11 Hillman here to address assessment with teams

Feb 11 - Board Meeting

Feb 11 - 1:30 dismissal PD day at Eastside

Feb 13 - 1:30 dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 14 - Spirit Day at 8:30, Rotary Club coming to read to classes at 10 AM and Valentine Parties at 2:00 PM

Feb 17 - No School President Day

Feb 18 - Lil' Dribblers at 7 PM

Feb 19 - Team Meeting Day

Feb 19 - Guiding Coalition meets at 3:10

Feb 25 - Spring Picture Day

Feb 25 - Lil' Dribblers perform

Feb 26 - Team Meeting Day

Feb 26 - 27 Dr Howse with Math teachers

Feb 27 - Digital Learning Day


March 4 - Guiding Coalition meets at 3:10

March 6 - Staff Meeting (no clubs)

March 20th - Teacher Tailgate hosted by 4th grade and PTO

April 24th - Teacher Tailgate hosted by 5th grade and PTO

Words to Live By This Month


PRIDE WORD = Dependable