Eastside: The Greatest School

"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else."

Week of April 29th

Eastside Mission & Vision

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

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

Big Top Team of the Week : PRE-K

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E5Sc0G7w90&list=RDQMzyrCtNacjNg&start_radio=1

Coming Alive In MAY

It's 5th Grade's Turn for the GREATEST SHOW! I can't wait to see them "come alive" on this test and "light their light" and "let it burn so bright"!


For those not testing, we are "COMING ALIVE" in the classroom just as hard as we did in August. We want to avoid any summer slide that could occur if we let up too soon! Make sure that we are working hard to create an environment where students are diving in to the content and you are facilitating their learning. At this point in the year, they should be able to run discussion and do a lot of student led learning. Give the jigsaw method another try at this point in the year! By the end of this week, you will be "dreaming with your eyes wide open" for all the possibilities for your students!


Show some love to students this week.Remember my comment in staff meeting about kids that are not looking forward to summer due to their home situation.


I want to thank everyone that took the news so well about staff changes. I did hear some grumbling from a few. Please understand that these were all great decisions for students! Throughout last year and this year, I had time to look at data and think through endless possibilities of who would be the best fit in grades and content. If you have other questions, you can set up a meeting with me privately. Please remember when you speak your mind freely about building topics that there are subs and parents all around. These subs and parents love to let me know what staff member was talking negatively. I will be addressing some of these individuals this week. Please stay positive for the rest of the year! That is what is best for kids and the culture of our school. We have worked too hard to allow some drama by a few to pull us down. If you hear of anyone speaking negatively, please direct them to come speak with me.


*Remember to be respectful during testing in hallways and interruptions :)

*Think about your balcony person and how you could help them during the month of May.

*Be sure to follow testing block schedule- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CN74aG1wc7U4NKxvhkzwYqVVP17ykMrS5V0upnpWBMo/edit?usp=sharing

*We will be celebrating our cafeteria staff on Friday w/ Super hero day! Please have your class write thank you letters to them to show how much we appreciate them!

Details for the Week

  • Details of the week on this doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cZ0Xaqm4N2zNgZBirLh5nPJpst0X4-vMHX1sRGtCaZQ/edit?usp=sharing
  • SIT WILL MEET THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
  • End of year TESS meetings conclude this week
  • Monday
  • 5th grade will be dismissed to the lobby at 7:45 AM!
  • ACT Aspire 5th Grade Reading/English (5th Grade & Small Group Teachers may wear jeans, Panther shirt, and tennis shoes on testing days.)
  • TEAM MEETINGS 4th grade 9:30 AND 3rd grade 11:10
  • Alex Brownstein visits to video somewhere between 8:00 and 11:00: Isom class, Interview Hackett, Franklin, and myself
  • PROWL groups for all grades except grade 5 will run as normal. When it is time to dismiss PROWL, students MUST be at a level 1 in the hallway due to testing preparing to start. Mrs. Manning has updated the spreadsheet for enrichment groups to switch on Monday.
  • DRA for second and third grade kids happen this week. I will send out an email explaining more in detail to those teachers. Hackett and Franklin will DRA 2nd grade and McWilliams will DRA 3rd grade.
  • DIBELing K and 1 happens this week. See Mrs. Manning's email for more info.
  • Toad boxes will go home today. Make sure kids and parents know to wait until Thursday to bring it back!
  • Tuesday
  • 5th grade will be dismissed to the lobby at 7:45 AM!
  • ACT Aspire 5th Grade Math (5th Grade & Small Group Teachers may wear jeans, Panther shirt, and tennis shoes on testing days.)
  • Choir concert at Fine Arts Building at 6:00 PM. Choir students need to be there by 5:45 PM. Come on out and support our kids and Mrs. Satterwhite. It should last about 30 mintues.
  • PROWL groups for all grades except grades 5 will run as normal. When it is time to dismiss PROWL, students MUST be at a level 1 in the hallway due to testing preparing to start.
  • Wednesday
  • 5th grade will be dismissed to the lobby at 7:45 AM!
  • ACT Aspire 5th Grade Science/Writing (5th Grade & Small Group Teachers may wear jeans, Panther shirt, and tennis shoes on testing days.)
  • Team Meetings: 2nd grade 12:10, 1st grade 1:30, and Kinder 2:20, No support staff team meeting this week
  • PROWL groups for all grades except grade 5 will run as normal. When it is time to dismiss PROWL, students MUST be at a level 1 in the hallway due to testing preparing to start.
  • Thursday and Friday
  • See schedule for May 2nd Week at a Glance https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cZ0Xaqm4N2zNgZBirLh5nPJpst0X4-vMHX1sRGtCaZQ/edit?usp=sharing
  • Don't forget the PAINT PARTY Friday after school. Feel free to bring paint clothes to help out. This is volunteer work, so please don't feel obligated to stay. I will be providing supper.
  • Important News:
  • Next week will be Staff Appreciation Week! Be prepared to enjoy!!!
  • PTO officer ballot will be coming out soon!
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Computer Science Word of the Month: Conditional

Character Word of the Month: Citizenship

Important Dates (Refer to our EES 2018- 2019 Year at a Glance Calendar in Google Drive)

I have updated the EES Calendar at a glance with lots of new upcoming dates.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mctVbY_WO6ShInOLO1DDWRaAqLgR7zzv8h0Zs9bO4Qk/edit?usp=sharing