East Elementary: Excellence at Work

Staff Newsletter for 2015-2016, Episode 8

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Holiday Snacks!

Please make plans to bring your favorite holiday snack to share with the rest of our staff next Thursday, December 17th. We will provide paper products and drinks!
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Week of December 14th...

Below you will see a day by day breakdown of our last week before our holiday break!


December 14th: Wear your favorite Christmas Socks!


  • 3rd Grade Math and Assessment Writers will meet at Training Center (1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)


December 15th: Wear Class Shirts and Your Favorite Santa Hat/Headband!



December 16th: Wear A Festive Scarf!


  • Wacky Wednesday Planning



December 17th: Wear Your Ugliest Christmas Sweater!


  • Holiday Snacks: Bring Your Favorite Holiday Snack to Share and Campus will Provide the Drinks!
  • CBA Data Meeting - WW Schedule: Please bring completed Data form.



December 18th: Wear Your Favorite Holiday Shirt!




***Feel free to develop a similar schedule for your grade level for your students so that they can join in the fun. I know many of you have pajama days scheduled so we decided to let each grade level communicate this to your students based on what you've decided.

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Spirit Store Update!

The Spirit Store will be open on Friday, December 11th. We are sending a note home with students today about available items. Please continue to encourage your students to add to their collection.


Here is the schedule for shopping:


9:00 - 9:30 Kindergarten

9:30 - 10:00 First Grade

10:00 - 10:30 Third Grade

10:30 - 11:00 Second Grade

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January 4th

January 4th will be a professional development/work day for all staff. See below for our schedule. Please report to campus at 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. - Breakfast in East Cafeteria

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Professional Learning in East Cafeteria

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Work Day

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Work Day

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Looking Ahead: January Blueprint

  • January 4: Welcome Back! - Professional Development Day and Workday
  • January 5: Students Return
  • January 5: Math Conversations for Curriculum and Assessment Writers
  • January 7: 3rd Grade DRA Testing
  • January 7: Assessment Writing (ELA - K; Math - K-3)
  • January 8: 3rd Grade DRA Testing
  • January 11: 2nd Grade DRA Testing
  • January 12: Assessment Review: WW Schedule
  • January 14: 2nd Grade DRA Testing
  • January 14: SIOP Training for ESL Teachers
  • January 15: 1st Grade DRA Testing
  • January 18: MLK Holiday for Staff and Students


***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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Have an AMAZING Week!