East Elementary: Team East News

Staff Newsletter for 2016-2017, Episode 6

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2017 is here! We have the opportunity to continue the work we have been called to do and to see our East students continue to grow, learn, and thrive. I am excited to see what we will accomplish together this year. As I thought about how to approach this new season, the prayer that I captured above reminded me of the hearts you all have for our students, our families, and for each other. I pray 2017 is a year that we see continued transformation. I pray it is a year that we reach those that at times have seemed unreachable and that we inspire all of our students to walk into the calling on their own lives. So the prayer above rings true - "Let the lessons they learn make their lives fruitful and happy and let me bring them through me to You." The way we love our students will be what inspires greatness.

We hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your amazing families. I know many of you have struggled with health concerns this first semester and I pray that you have found healing and rest in this season. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Happy New Year!

Melissa and Ashley

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TEAM EAST -- WE CAUGHT YOU IN ACTION! (Click on a picture to see it up close)

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The Leader in Me: Habit #2 - Begin with the End in Mind

Just a reminder that when meet at our January Faculty Learning we will discuss the work that has been done in your classrooms with Habit #1. We will also discuss Habit #2 so I've included the link again for you to take a look at. You will find lesson plan ideas and literature related to beginning with the end in mind here.

I will be traveling with Danieli to the Symposium January 31st and look forward to sharing with you what we learn when we meet together in February.

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Looking Ahead: January Events

  • January 1st - Grades are Due in Skyward by Midnight
  • January 2nd - Staff Return for Professional Development Day - Welcome Back!
  • January 3rd - Second Semester Begins and Students Return
  • January 4th - Data Meetings for Reading and Math during Common Planning
  • January 5th - College Day
  • January 5th - DRA (2nd and 3rd Grades - see schedule)
  • January 5th - CHAMPS Committee Meeting
  • January 5th - Grant Writing Workshop at 4 p.m.
  • January 9th - GT Vertical Meeting
  • January 10th - Grade Level Lead Meeting
  • January 12th - DRA (2nd and 3rd Grades - see schedule)
  • January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • January 17th - Design Team Meeting
  • January 18th - RtI Meetings
  • January 18th - Bonus Team Meeting @ 2:30
  • January 19th - DRA (Kinder and 1st Grades - see schedule)
  • January 20th - DRA (Kinder and 1st Grades - see schedule)
  • January 23rd - Fundraiser Kick-Off
  • January 23rd - SpEd Vertical Meeting
  • January 25th - Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off
  • January 25th - Faculty Learning (4:00 - 5:30)
  • January 26th - Group/Class Pictures
  • January 30th - ESL Vertical Meeting

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