Week of December 14th
We are SUPERHEROES building the community of tomorrow using 21st century skills today!
Dates To Know.....
15 DARE Graduation
15 Skyline Night
16 Boys Basketball Games
17 K-2nd and 5th Winter Celebrations 2:15 - 3:15
18 3-4 Winter Celebrations 1:15 - 2:15
18 5th Grade Aquarium Field Trip
Winter Break : December 21 - January 1
January 18, 2016 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 23, 2016 Beef O'Bradys Night
February 2, 2016 Chuy's Night
February 15, 2016 - NO SCHOOL
I am so proud and thankful for an amazing first half of our 2015-16 school year! You, your children, and our faculty and staff are such blessings in my life and I am beyond grateful to each of you for helping make EES such a wonderful place to be!
We are making lots of great plans for the remainder of the year and we will continue to share all of our great plans and happenings, but I am looking forward to spending some time off with my own family this holiday season.
Wishing you all a blessed holiday season and a great winter break! We will see everyone back next year!
Change in Schedule for 2016- World Language Class for K-5
We are thrilled to announce that we will also be adding World Language to ALL of our students after the first of the year, allowing grades K-5 to participate in World Language (Japanese class). Ms. Kim Fry or (Fry Sensei as we all call her), will be teaching this class, along with 2 instructional para-educators, Kazu Yoakum and Shoko Malsom who are all fluent Japanese speakers. Kim Fry was teaching both World Language to primary and Technology to our intermediate students. Ms. Karen Carothers will continue to teach Technology now to all of our students in grades K-5 beginning January 4th.
The goal of this World Language program is to encourage students to speak another language by providing direct language instruction, but also to help our students to understand, appreciate, and celebrate several other diverse cultures. As we work to ensure that our students are college, career, and life ready and are prepared to enter a global society, we know that this class will help to provide this important foundation.
This class will be added to our specials rotation alongside of Music, Art, PE, Technology, and Library. Instead of only having a 5-day Monday-Friday special area schedule, we will operate on a 6-day rotation schedule. Your child's teachers will help you to become familiar with this schedule adjustment, but I wanted to make everyone aware as well. As an example, one quick way to think about it is that instead of every Monday being PE, we will be sure to announce what day it is on the announcements, so you would know that Day 1 is always PE, Day 2 is always Art, etc. Another benefit of a 6-day rotation schedule is that with the current schedule, if we miss school on a Monday, and your child has PE on Monday, he/she will simply miss this class. However, on a 6-day rotation, no content area class will be missed. While it is an adjustment at first, we will work together to help each other out with it, and eventually it will become easy. As we are always working to improve our curriculum and offer the best of the best to our Mustangs, thank you for your patience and flexibility as we integrate this schedule change into our daily routine.
We are excited for all that we are offering ALL of our Mustangs and look forward to a fabulous 2016!
Skyline Night -December 15th
Lost and Found
Winter Break December 19 - January 3rd
Wishing you and your family a wonderful winter break! Many blessings to everyone!
We look forward to seeing all of our Mustangs back here at school on Monday, January 4th, 2016!!