East Elementary Parent Newsletter

March 2018 Edition

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Spring is Here!

March is already here and the end of the year is not far behind... This year has flown by and we have enjoyed every second we've been able to spend with your child and your family.

The remainder of our year will be packed with many events and benchmarks to measure progress. Please take a look at the remainder of the newsletter and plan ahead for our upcoming events. We can't wait to celebrate all the growth you child has had at the end of the year!

Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your child's education. We hope to see you around campus this spring!

Melissa and Ashley

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U.I.L. - District Meet on March 24th!

The U.I.L. Academic Program is designed to enrich student learning and provide students with a competitive opportunity. Some of our students in 2nd and 3rd grades have been selected to serve on one of our East academic teams and will be competing in the district meet in Pine Tree on March 24th. We are excited for these students and know they will represent Hallsville well! Thank you to our wonderful coaches that are working closely with our students to help them be successful!

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Classroom Libraries at Oak Forest Elementary

We began our drive to rebuild the classroom libraries in Vidor ISD in October of this school year. Books POURED in because of your generosity. We have been working to orchestrate delivery of the books in a cost effective way and one of our wonderful teachers, Becky Meitzen, worked with her husband and his company to deliver the books to the district. The books were taken last week and will soon be delivered to Oak Forest. Thank you for helping us love on the teachers and students there and let them know that East is a campus filled with families that love and care for others. You are the BEST!

Reading with your child is one of the most important ways you can help them to be successful! Take a look at the questions below and use them to help talk to your child about what they are reading.

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Mock STAAR Testing for 3rd Grade

On Monday, March 26th and Tuesday, March 27th, we will be closing our campus so that we can administer a Mock STAAR assessment for 3rd grade. We are asking that parents do not come and visit for lunch on these days. We wanted to get these dates to you early. Thank you so much for understanding!
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March and April Events

Here is a preview of March and early April events:
  • March 1st - College Day
  • March 5th - March 9th - Texas Public School Week
  • March 8th - Super Leader Family Event
  • March 9th - 2nd Grade Music Program
  • March 9th - Early Release
  • March 12th - 16th - Spring Break
  • March 22nd - Spring Pictures
  • March 26th - Mock Math STAAR for 3rd Grade (No Visitors for Lunch)
  • March 27th - Mock Reading STAAR for 3rd Grade (No Visitors for Lunch)
  • March 29th - Second Grade Field Trip
  • March 30th - Good Friday Holiday
  • April 4th - College Day
  • April 5th - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Track Day and Kona Ice
  • April 6th - 2nd and 3rd Grade Track Day and Kona Ice
  • April 10th - PTA Meeting @ 6:00
  • April 13th - STAAR Lockin for 3rd Grade
  • April 17th - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • April 20th - 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • April 26th - 1st Grade Program
  • April 27th - School Holiday