Eastwood News

September 27, 2021


    • Tuesday, September 28 - School Picture Day
    • Tuesday, September 28 - SSC Meeting
    • Wednesday, September 29 - Eastwood TV @ 8:00 am
    • Wednesday, September 29 - Eastwood Dines Out at Panda Express and Yogurtland
    • Oct. 4- Oct. 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (MINIMUM DAY all week)

Eastwood Picture Day

Picture day is here! Picture day will be Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Please see the information below concerning all things related to picture day.

Parents/guardians may use this link to go online and pre-order pictures. The link is a live link and will automatically log them in; all they need is to enter their email address.

The online access code without the link is: 0003584IN


Here is an overall review of what to expect.

  • All students will be photographed.
  • When an order is placed online, the parent/guardian will receive a camera pass via email. This can either be printed or texted to the student and brought to picture day. The photographer will photograph the printed camera pass along with the student.
  • If a student is not able to print their camera pass, that is not a problem. We will match up the student to their order manually in the production process. (We will have printed camera slips with student data for all students.)
  • A parent may order from the flyer up until 24 hours after picture day. After 24 hours, the online ordering access may close. This will allow our imaging team to "Pull" all orders submitted and match them with the students photographed.
  • When pictures are returned to school, all students that purchased pictures will receive their prepaid package. Any student that was photographed but did not order a package, will receive a "Proof" (PX) of their picture that was taken on picture day.
  • All proof packages offer parents a second opportunity to order prints. All orders are subject to shipping and handling costs of up to $8.50 and will be shipped directly to home.

Eastwood School Site Council

Eastwood families,

The first School Site Council meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 3:30pm via zoom. If you are interested in attending, please let me know so that I can send you the zoom meeting information. That you for all of your support; it is greatly appreciated.

Eagle Strong,

Mr. Ramsey | Principal

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey and co-host Ms. Lena

WEDNESDAY, September 29 @ 8:00 am

for the next LIVESTREAM

Let's stay connected! Click HERE to be directed to EastwoodTV and Subscribe!

If you have missed any of the LIVESTREAM Assemblies,

you can still watch them ALL as they are available to view on our EastwoodTV YouTube Channel.

September 15, 2021 Assembly

Eastwood Dines Out

On Wednesday, 9/29 come out to support Eastwood Dines Out at Panda Express and Yogurtland in La Habra (WalMart center @ Beach & Imperial). Fliers will be sent home with your students - see you there!

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Latinx Heritage Month

9/15-10/15 is Latinx Heritage Month ---

Today we highlight Celia Cruz, a talented musician who brought joy to many...

Born in Havana, Cuba, Celia Cruz first gained recognition in the 1950s as a singer in an orchestra. After relocating to the United States, Cruz recorded 23 gold records and won multiple Grammys. Her music is loved by many and they call her the Queen of Salsa.

“When people hear me sing, I want them to be happy, happy, happy...My message is always felicidad – happiness.”

– Celia Cruz

Zoom Webinar

As part of our NLMUSD celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we will have an night with Super Torta author Eric Ramos on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom webinar. Eric Ramos attended Edmondson (featured in the book) and Waite MS.

Here is the Zoom webinar registration link. (Spanish language will also be available) Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/supertortaNLM

Each elementary school will receive a copy of the book for all teachers (shipped directly to your site). We hope that you will be able to attend with your student.

PTA Packets

Thank you for those who have filled out their packets and returned them to school. There is a lot of great info about what PTA does to support the school and how you can get involved to help make Eastwood the best it can be for our students, staff and families.

If you haven't turned your packet in, please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please message eastwoodpta1@gmail.com


The theme for this year’s National Reflections Art Program is "I Will Change the World by..." Information for Reflections was included in the PTA packets. Please fill out the interest form and return them to your teachers.

You can find additional information at https://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/

Join the PTA

Join Eastwood PTA to help support Technology, Arts and more for your student(s) and our Eastwood families, staff and community!

Click HERE to be directed to the TOTEM website or use the QR code pictured on the left. Also located on the Eastwood PTA page on our school website (under the PARENTS tab).

Membership Fee on Totem: $10 per membership, with a $1 convenience fee per membership.

Benefits: Totem also allows you to download your PTA membership card to your phone wallet, view and receive discounts with participating partners, and the option of auto-renewing membership annually.

Share the link with friend and family so that they can support your learning too!

Zelle Payment Option for PTA Membership

Eastwood is offering a quick pay option with Zelle. You can access Zelle through your banking website/app OR download the Zelle app.

Include in Message: Type MEMBERSHIP with PTA member's name, student(s) name, grade, and his/her teacher's name.

Membership Fee on Zelle: $10 per membership. Send Payment to: eastwoodptatreasurer@gmail.com

Stay Connected

- via our Newsletter = If you're not already receiving our Eastwood Newsletter, please email us at eastwoodpta1@gmail.com so we can add you to the list. We don't send too many emails, but just want to keep you in the loop with campus news.

- PTA Table = We'll have an info table set up outside on the front lawn before pick-up every first Tuesday of the month... stop by with any questions, to join PTA, or purchase a Spiritwear T-Shirt, or just to say hi!

Spirit Wear

*** Orders for items that we have in stock will be filled as soon as possible and delivered to your student.

*** Orders for items that are on backorder will be filled when the inventory is replenished (hopefully within the next couple of weeks).

Message eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with any questions... thank you for your patience!

- Wednesdays are Spirit Wear Days - if you need a new Eastwood t-shirt, visit our table on the first Tuesday of every month or email eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with your size/color preference. T-shirts are $10. Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!


Send us your pictures!

Please send in any pictures you have of your student(s) to Mr. Ramsey at dramsey@nlmusd.k12.ca.us or eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com.


Hello Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that meals are FREE to ALL students for the 2021-2022 School Year.

  • We encourage all families to submit a meal application, if you usually qualify, as it provides additional educational funding for your school and benefits for your household. It will also ensure your student is covered for free meals the first 30 days of school for the 2022/2023 school year to avoid meal charges.
    • Eligibility guidelines can be found on www.yourchew.com, in the upper left corner, under meal applications.
    • Note - You do not need to complete a meal application if you have already received a letter indicating that your student has been directly certified.

September Menus:

Please view our menus online at www.yourchew.com for nutritional information.

Important Menu Update:

Last minute menu changes may occur frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues and labor shortages.

Menus on our website may not reflect these changes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.


School Meals Are Safe

More Than a Meal

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

www.yourchew.com, 562-210-2146 (English) or 562-210-2052 (Spanish).

Support Eastwood while you're shopping at Amazon!

Eastwood Elementary PTA is now a designated charity in Amazon Smile. You can earn .5% for Eastwood on eligible purchases simply by saving your shop link and updating your app.

Follow the steps below to point your donations to Eastwood and start earning money for our school today!

Instructions for signing up for Amazon Smile!

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Select Eastwood Elementary PTA as your designated charity

4. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app

5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:

- Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (three horizontal lines on the bottom right hand corner)

- Tap on "Amazon Smile" under the Programs & Features section and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

6. Start shopping as you normally do - and Eastwood Elementary PTA will earn 0.5% back on eligible purchases!

Health & Safety

Everyone is doing a good job in keeping their children safe and healthy. If your student is demonstrating any COVID symptoms, please keep them home for the day. If your student is quarantining (out of precaution) or has tested positive, please call the office.

Please visit COVID -19 Facts Sheet for full instructions.

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Eastwood PTA

The mission of Eastwood PTA is to positively impact and support the lives of our students by enhancing their academic growth and social experiences.

"Always together, never apart.

Maybe in distance, but never in heart."

District Issued Devices Available for EVERYONE

  • Our goal is to ensure that EVERY STUDENT has a District Issued Device to use. Please make sure to visit the school website and/or click the Device User Agreement to be directed to the form.
  • WIFI HOTSPOTS are also available. Make sure to fill out the SEPARATE FORM for this to be processed. Click the Hotspot Request here to be directed to the form.
Family Tech Support/Portal

Supporting families as partners in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District