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Eastridge Elementary School February 2, 2020

New Visitor Procedure

Please click the link below to review our updated school visitor policy. Thank you for your support in helping keep Eastridge a safe and secure environment!

Progress Reports

Third Quarter Progress Reports will be coming home on Wednesday, February 5. Please check your child’s backpacks for this important touchpoint on their academics. As always, please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

New School Times

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

Morning Car Rider Reminders

Please note that in the mornings you and your student must be in line and unloaded by 8:03 am at door #13. The door will lock automatically at 8:03 am and you will then need to bring your student to the front office for drop off. Any students dropped off at the front office after 8:05 am are considered tardy and must be signed in by an adult.
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  • February 3rd-28th--> Black History Month
  • February 3rd--> Pennies for Patients Kick-Off
  • February 3rd--> Social Health Films (4th Grade students only)
  • February 4th--> 4th Grade Field Trip to Walker Career Center
  • February 5th--> Midterms sent home
  • February 7th--> PTA Sponsored Sweetheart Dance (6PM - 8PM)
  • February 10th-14th--> Candy Grams will be sold during lunch for 50 cent (proceeds go to Pennies for Patients)
  • February 14th--> Friendship Celebration
  • February 17th--> President's Day (No School)
  • February 20th--> Skating Party @ The Roller Cave (6PM-8PM)
  • February 22nd--> Robotics Competition
  • February 24th - 27th--> Hearing and Vision Screenings
  • February 25th--> PTA Meeting @ 6PM (enter through door 1)
  • February 24th-28th--> Be a Hero Spirit Week (Pennies for Patient)

Pennies for Patients is calling all heroes to join our squad!

Eastridge Families,

Our school has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. Be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming weeks that will allow your child to participate in this rewarding event that emphasizes the importance of social and emotional learning and gaining the experience of helping both children and adults in their fight against blood cancer.

4th Grade Human Growth & Development Films

Please watch for a permission letter to come home with your student regarding the Human Growth and Development session facilitated by LifeSmart. This is a program offered to 4th grade students across the district. This letter includes links to access more information regarding this opportunity. Our program date is Monday, February 3rd.

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Young Actors Theatre is excited to bring back one of our old performances for a special run! In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, YAT is partnering with Girls Inc. to present "GirlCon," a series of school performances aimed at middle and high school students. Auditions are open to current 8th-11th grade students. Previous acting experience is not necessary, but a deep commitment is! Check out the rehearsal schedule here.

We will be having auditions for the project on Monday, February 10th from 6:30-8pm at the Athenaeum (401 E Michigan St) Auditions are open to any 8th-11th graders. Students should prepare a 30 second- 1 minute monologue and be dressed to move. Please sign up here. Please contact Georgeanna at georgeanna@yatkids.org or (317) 258-2255 with any questions.

Be a Hero Spirit Week

All proceeds will go to Pennies for Patients.
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We've got your school year covered! Great memories are captured in pictures in your 2019/20 Eastridge yearbook. They are available for $12. and our order deadline is March 12, 2020. We take cash or checks should be made out to Lifetouch.

Order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code is 13516920


Please do not bring toys to school...

Please do not allow your children to bring their toys, sports equipment or precious items to school to avoid any loss or damage and upset. The school will not take responsibility for loss or damage of personal items.


We believe that recess is an important for students both socially and physically, however there may be times where students are not feeling well. If a parent requests their child to remain indoors, they can write a letter with that request for up to 2 days. If it is longer than 2 days, a note from a doctor would be required to keep the student indoors for recess. Occasionally, Indiana weather conditions require outdoor recess to be canceled. When temperature or heat index is above 90 students will not participate in any outdoor activities. In addition, when temperatures and/or wind chills are below 20 students do not have any outdoor activities.
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Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

Why attendance matters?

Fact: Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.


Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life...A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Please ensure that your child understands the importance of good school attendance and is at school every day. Every day matters! Every day provides important learning opportunities! Set your child up for success by developing these good habits now!

MSD of Warren Township Attendance Policy Reminder

Students with 7 or more absences will provide a doctor's excusal for each absence. Parents should send medical excusals to the classroom teachers when the student returns to school. Medical excusals will be counted as excused absences. Our goal is to ensure that your child's attendance is accurate.

Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.

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School Safety

In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 500 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

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The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/ social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/ political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

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Notes from the Nurse

Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever of 100 or higher. Do not give your child Tylenol to get the fever down and send to school. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without taking medication before returning to school.

The Marion County Health Dept will be coming to Eastridge to test for vision and hearing. First and third graders will be screened for vision, first and fourth graders will be screened for hearing. This event will take place February 24-27 at Eastridge. This is a free screening for the students. Thank you.

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Lost and Found

There is a continuous Lost & Found table set up in the cafeteria. All clothing items and lunch boxes left outside during recess are sent to the table. Please encourage your child to check the table for their items during lunch. Lost jewelry, glasses and other miscellaneous items will be in the office. Identify them and they are yours again!
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Lunch Menu

Warren Township Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, publish breakfast and lunch menus through Nutrislice - an interactive website and a free smartphone app. Our school community can access our menus anywhere, anytime! Click here for the menus or download the menu Nutrislice app.
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Breakfast / Lunch


Breakfast is served each morning from 7:55AM - 8:20AM

Lunch Times for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kinder Lunch - 10:45AM - 11:15AM

4th Grade Lunch - 11:18AM - 11:48AM

2nd Grade Lunch - 11:51AM - 12:21AM

3rd Grade Lunch - 12:24AM - 12:54AM

1st Grade Lunch - 12:57AM - 1:27AM

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Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also, note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

PTA Corner

Happy New Year, I hope 2020 has been kind to everyone so far. The Eastridge PTA is busy planning events and offering more opportunities for our families to engage with PTA this year!

First, PTA hosted a 'Welcome Back' breakfast cart for our teachers and staff on Monday, January 6th. It was just a little something to make their first day back to school a little smoother. Teachers can also participate in a classroom door decorating contest this month in hopes of winning an Amazon gift card for their classroom and brightening up the halls.

Our next big event for our families will be the 'Sweetheart Dance' on Friday, February 7th, 2020. There will be a DJ, dinner, dancing, desserts and memories to be made with your student. So be sure to mark the date on your calendar for a special night! More information will be sent home soon, this event will require an RSVP.

Some other future events that are in the works for this spring semester include, a 'Cookies N' Canvas' event in March, Spring Fling in April, Teacher Appreciation week in May. If you would like to volunteer with any of these events, we invite you to come to our January 28th PTA meeting.

As always, our school collects Box Tops. You can still find traditional clipped box tops on select items in stores or use the new Box Top For Education app from your phone. Simply take a picture of your receipt and box tops are automatically added!

Lastly, did you know the Census is this year? Did you know young children are the most unaccounted for population? When counting please make sure to count children and adults where they sleep at night. The Census is vital to our schools as it helps to determine how much federal money our school will receive. Census counting begins online in March 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.census.gov/

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to be more involved with PTA. We are here to help support our school families and advocate for our children.

Thanks so much,

Tabitha Jackson

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Eastridge Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

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Box Tops App

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school.

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New Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.