Heights Happenings

Eastern Heights Elementary School, May/June 2023

Dear Eastern Heights Elementary Families,

It's hard to believe that we are already in the final weeks of school! Thank you, families, for such a wonderful and productive school year. I can’t acknowledge everyone enough for their flexibility and support to our students and staff during this whirl-wind school year.

Next week, May 8- 12, is "Staff Appreciation Week." I hope you'll join me in recognizing the incredible team of educators and support staff that make up the Elyria Schools.

Please check the district’s website at https://www.elyriaschools.org/ for the latest information on what’s going on throughout the district. Elyria Public Library at https://www.elyrialibrary.org/ is a great resource for summer program information and other family programming information. Don’t forget to check the City of Elyria’s website at https://www.cityofelyria.org/department/parks-and-recreation/ for summer camp opportunities and community pool schedules.

There is lots of information below in this newsletter, and I hope you take the time to read through it. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out, because remember we are all in this together.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and devotion to our schools.

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Jessica C. Barwacz

Go Pioneers!

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Upcoming Dates


4 - Family STEAM Night @ EHES

9 - 1st Grade Field trip to Zoo

9 - Marco's Pizza Night

10 - Kindergarten Safety Day @ Ely Stadium

11 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Science Center

11 - 4th Grade move up day to visit EHMS

12 - Special Olympics

15-19 - Spring Book Fair

17 - Book Fair open until 5:30 to shop! :)

23 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum

24 - Flower Walk

25 - Field Day

29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

30 - KG Celebration (K-Lo, K-Re & K-Ma)

31 - KG Celebration (K-Ka, K-Hu & K-Wi)


1 - Last Day of School


21 - First Day of School for 2023-2024 School Year


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firstview bus information

First Student offers a live tracking app called FirstView that makes it easy for parents to follow the progress of their student's bus before and after school. This is helpful to allow you to see your students bus and in the event of a delay you could get the information quickly.

You can sign up here:


information is just a text away!

Have you opted in to receive text messages from Elyria Schools?

If you haven't already, please take a moment to sign up to receive automatic text messages from Elyria Schools.

This is a valuable tool in an emergency or when there's important, time-sensitive information to share.

The service is free and opting in is easy. Parents or guardians simply need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district's short code number at 67587.

Just as simple, you can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”

The text feature and the robocall system are tied directly a student's contact information that is on file with your child's school. Please make sure this information is kept up-to-date to ensure you continue receiving calls or texts from Elyria Schools.

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  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them
  • Excellence is achieved through vision, commitment and moral leadership
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Teacher Appreciation: Nominate a teacher today

The Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program honors teachers and students who are working hard throughout the state. Nominate your teachers and students today! To find out how to nominate a Teacher of the Month or Academic All Star click here. Recognizing great teachers and students is fun, fast and free! Nominations are being accepted for the May drawing! The deadline to submit nominations is May 10 at 5:00 PM.