East Elementary News

February 25, 2019

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Upcoming Events

February 25 - March 1 "Heart Hero" Week

  • Monday, Feb. 25: 'Merica Monday (Red, White, & Blue)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26: Team Up Tuesday (Sports Jersey or T-Shirt)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27: Wacky Wednesday (Crazy Hair, Hats, & Socks)
  • Thursday, Feb. 28: Heart Hero Day (Superhero or 'KeKe Strong' T-Shirt)
  • Friday, March, 1: Future Friday (College T-Shirt or Future Career Dress-Up)

February 27 - Fire Drill

February 28 - "Healthy Hearts, Healthy Families" Night at East Elementary (6:00-7:30)

March 1 - School-Wide Field Trip to PAC for LCMS Theatre Performance

March 2 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Shaw! (Fifth Grade Teacher)

March 2 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 3 - Happy Birthday, Shannon Mosako! (Diagnostician)

March 4 - 8: East Elementary Book Fair

March 7 - "Day at the Museum" Engaging & Exciting Adventures for All Grades

March 7 - "Night at the Museum" Family Engagement Event (6:00-7:30)

March 8 - House Party! (Wear your House color!)

March 9 - Happy Birthday, Meghann Riggs! (SpEd Inclusion Assistant)

March 10 - Daylight Savings Time starts! (Spring Forward 1 Hour!)

March 11 - 15: SPRING BREAK!

March 17 - Happy Birthday, Laci Gonzales! (LCISD Police Officer)

March 17 - Happy Birthday, Patrick Degrand! (Cafeteria Manager)

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 19 - Interim Math Assessment for Grades 3-5

March 20 - Interim Reading Assessment for Grades 3-5

March 21 - Happy Birthday, Nubia Pineda! (PK Teaching Assistant)

March 25 - LCISD Professional Development Day (No School!)

March 28 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Music Performance (6:00-7:00 PM)

Looking Ahead:

May 1 - World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

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Heart Hero Week

Dress Up Days for $1 each - ALL proceeds benefitting KeKe!

Monday, February 25 - 'Merica Monday: Red, white & blue!

Tuesday, February 26 - Team Up Tuesday: Wear your favorite team jersey or colors!

Wednesday, February 27 - Wacky Wednesday: Silly hair, socks, or hats!

Thursday, February 28 - Heart Hero Thursday: Superhero costume or "KeKe Strong" shirt!

Friday, March 1 - Future Friday: Dress up for your dream job or sport a college shirt!

"KeKe Strong" Bracelets

We're offering KeKe strong silicone bracelets in support of KeKe! Our bracelets have shipped, so we are awaiting their arrival any day now! After they arrive, we'll sell the bracelets in the front office. Each bracelet will be sold for $3 and ALL proceeds will go to KeKe's medical expenses.

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Healthy Hearts, Healthy Families Event - Feb. 28

We are excited to invite our East Elementary families to participate in this month's evening event - "Healthy Hearts, Healthy Families". This event will fun for the whole family and will help parents and caregivers connect with valuable resources and organizations in our community.

Make sure you bring your appetite! We had a generous donation of hot dogs for the event, along with chips and bottled water. We will also have three food trucks on hand for purchasing a delicious dessert: Cupcake Avenue, Jordan's Food Truck, and Kona Ice!

Organizations that have committed to the evening event include:

- United Pharmacy

- Star Care

- Abbeville Dentistry

- Obstacle Warrior Kids

- Walmart Vision Center

- Premier Martial Arts

- Maximus

- Covenant Outreach Dental Services

- Parenting Cottage

- South Plains Food Bank

- Adrenaline City (Now TruFit)

We hope to hear back from other organizations soon and will update our list as we hear back!

Coach Chavez also has lots of fun planned in the gym, with several games and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Come join us as we celebrate KeKe, learn about ways we can keep our families healthy, and foster relationships as an East Elementary team, too!

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Planning Ahead - Awards Ceremonies

We've schedule awards ceremonies for the end of the 2018-2019 school year! It seems so strange to already be coordinating the end of year festivities, but we know it is important to those of you who have family members out of town who'd like to join us for these special events! Below, you'll find a list of dates and times for this year's awards ceremonies.

Tuesday, May 21 -

Kindergarten Awards/Graduation @ 8:30

First Grade Awards @ 10:00

Second Grade Awards @ 1:30

Wednesday, May 22 -

PK Awards/Graduation @ 8:30

Third Grade Awards @ 10:00

Fourth Grade Awards @ 1:30

Thursday, May 23 -

Fifth Grade Awards @ 9:00

Fifth Grade Processional @ 10:00

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East Elementary Family 'Remind' Account

We've created a Remind "class" for East Elementary parents. Adding a text notification element to the ways we communicate with parents will help get the word out about fun events and other informational items. We appreciate the feedback we have gotten from our parents and hope this addition is one way we can be responsive to the needs of our families.

Please join our East Elementary Family Remind group by following the directions below!

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