ES Faculty News

Week of 9/21/15

Grandparents Day was so much fun! A BIG thank you to Kim Griffin for organizing, to Pam Sowell for ensuring that every child received a book and to our amazing cafeteria team that made hundreds of the most delicious homemade rolls! You are all amazing!


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I am from the small town of Newport. Much like Cabot, Newport has always prided itself on family, friendships and being home to the Newport Greyhounds. This weekend, my town lost one of its legends...Coach Bill Keedy. He was the football coach and athletic director for many years but more importantly than that...he was a teacher. He molded boys into men and made EVERYBODY feel like a somebody! I bet in a million years that he would have never expected so many people to come forward to talk about the incredible impact he had on their lives...much less for it to be covered on all the major AR new stations...but that was just him. It made me stop and think about each of you. You may never know the impact you have made on a child...they may never have the chance to come back and tell you..but trust me, you have. You are the game changers and the difference makers for each one of your students.Thank you for showing up and giving your all each and every day!

Monday---Wear Blue

Monday is wear blue to show support for our police. Change that has been collected from the bookfair will be used to purchase books for police cars. Police officers will be here Monday at 10:30 through lunch. We will celebrate our other Community Superheroes throughout the year!

Take Your Legislator to School Day!

On Wednesday, September 30, it is "Take Your Legislator to School" Day! We have three legislators that will be visiting Eastside. They are tentatively scheduled to be in our building from approximately 11:45-12:15 (give or take 15-20 minutes on either end).

Wear Yellow on Thursday

One of our 3rd graders, Jaycee, who has battled cancer received her "Make A Wish" on Thursday. She will be traveling to California to watch a taping of "Girl Meets World" and go to Universal. She will return on Thursday and to celebrate, Eastside will wear yellow to show our support for this brave little girl and her family!

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home the Friday before conferences so that parents will have time to look over them before conferences.

Visitors - Building Security

All visitors should enter through the main building entrance and check-in at the office. This includes staff family members. Reinforce with students that they should not open a locked door for anyone. Staff that are allowed access via locked doors should have a key. Everyone else needs to use the main entrance and check-in.

Lonoke County Leadership

The Lonoke County Leadership Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 session. This program is intended to develop leaders and potential leaders for the Lonoke County area. Topics addressed during the seven class sessions include leadership, creative vision/networking, entrepreneurship, economic development, education and workforce development, state and local leadership, community service and much more! Applications can be printed or completed online at Contact Adam Koehler or Amy Vailes for additional information.

The district WILL pay the registration fee for district administrator/staff member that is selected for the program.

Carol and I have both completed this program and would be happy to answer any questions!

Health Insurance

October 1-15 is open enrollment. You will be getting emails from Tina Wiley about this. Please make sure to read them. Those who are covered by another insurance will have to sign a decline form this time. Her email will explain everything.

If you have not done a wellness visit---------------- you need to!

IDEAS Account

If you have any issues using your IDEAS account, contact Linda Payne.

Testing of this moment in time :)

1st and 2nd grades---April 5-7----- ITBS

4th grade----------------April 18-19-- ACT Aspire

3rd grade----------------April 20-21--ACT Aspire

Classroom Teachers

*PLCs on Wednesday during recess time in the counseling classroom

*Don't forget--Your DIBELS scores and your Running Record data should be entered in the your class google doc that was shared with you a few weeks ago. If you need help or have questions, see me or Carol!



9/28- RTI Meeting

.........Happy Birthday, Denise Sharp!

10/1- GT Open House---Wear Yellow!

10/2- Custodian's Day

10/6- Happy Birthday, Amy Champlin!

10/7- Happy Birthday, Janna Todd!

10/8- Dream Big musical for K-3 leaving at 12:30

10/10- Team Jaycee FSM5K

10/12- Happy Birthday, Melissa Seigrist!

10/16- CHS Homecoming--- District Dismissal at 2:15, Parade begins at 3:45

10/19- P/T Conferences---District Dismissal at 2:15

10/20- P/T Conferences--- District Dismissal at 2:15

10/22- P/T Conferences- District Dismissal at 2:15

***Conferences run from 2:45-6:00 each day.

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