Eastside: The Greatest School

"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else."

Week of April 1st

Eastside Mission & Vision

Our mission is to build a strong educational foundation while meeting the unique needs of our students.

Working in partnership with the community, Eastside Elementary will provide all students:

  • A collaborative team of professionals who are committed to improve their practices, so that all students learn at high levels

  • A safe, positive, and inviting learning environment

  • An engaging and challenging curriculum focused on essential academics and life skills

  • Individualized and timely support that provides students with what they need to succeed

Countdown to the Greatest Show:

3rd and 4th grade - 13 days

5th grade - 19 days

Inspiration for the Week

This past week showed great growth in so many individual kiddos! The growth came from our students in intervention and enrichment! I am so proud of all the kids and staff. As I said in the staff meeting, the work isn't over. It is our joy to work with these sweet students for two more months. Remember, if we can stay dedicated and work we can prevent some of the summer slide by helping them grow up until the last day of school. For some of these kids, we are all they have. We are their chance to a better life.


In Mrs. Gentry's class this week, something happened that all need to hear. Literacy teachers were in there with Mrs. Heller. They were having individual conferences with students. One of the students was reading the lyrics to "A Million Dreams". When asked what he liked in that song, he said the lyric "There's a house we can build". He said that was his favorite part because he has never had his own house before. These are the moments that all of you are creating for kids. We are allowing kids to dream and equipping them with a solid education to reach these dreams. Now if that story doesn't light your fire, nothing will! Keep doing GREAT things for kids at the GREATEST school!


Remember what Mike Mattos said, "We are doing more things right than 95% of schools he works with around the world!". Everybody keep striving!!!

Details for the Week

  • Monday
  • NO traditional PROWL this week - see details below about tier 2 intervention time. Traditional PROWL resumes next week.
  • SIT meets.
  • Report cards go home today!
  • Make sure all bus trips are on Trip Direct by the end of the day on Monday. You can imagine how crazy it is to get bus drivers this time of year for all buildings and their trips.
  • Sign up for EOY Summative/PGP on the Google Doc sent out last week.
  • Tuesday
  • K-1 State MAP testing (see schedule)
  • Wednesday
  • K-1 State MAP testing (see schedule)
  • Team meetings will be content for 3-5. 3-5 will be bringing in data from last week's CFA. Reminder that each teacher should have data from each student. We are tightening up this process to ensure that we are looking at data by student, by skill to make decisions for intervention and enrichment. Support staff and K-2 will meet this week as well. Support staff will be watching the next Science of Reading video and K-2 will start working on MAP reflections.
  • Thursday
  • MAP Makeup testing
  • 2:45 Special Accommodations Training for ACT Aspire in the PD center
  • Friday
  • Please have all your teacher PO's spent by this Friday or Mrs. Patty will begin closing those PO's.
  • MAP Makeup testing
  • Mrs. Heller will be here to work with K-2 literacy.
  • Important News:
  • No PROWL this week due to state testing for K and 1st beginning at 8:00 AM. Use this time from 7:50 - 8:20 to do some Tier 2 interventions in your grade level. Support staff will go to their assigned grade level at this time to help with interventions. Turner and Strick will go to kinder, Cardin and K. Reed will go to 1st grade, Winn will go to 2nd grade, Gordon will go to 3rd grade, Newkirk will go to 4th grade, and Satterwhite to 5th grade.
  • K and 1st grade will be MAP summative testing in the computer lab this week.Keep students quiet in their hallway/library near the computer lab.
  • Please spread the word for Kinder registration on April 9th from 4:00-6:00pm. We need as many Kinders to register!!
  • MAP AND DIBELS PM will not happen for this week for K-2 due to state testing. 3-5 will not MAP PM until next week.
  • Facebook live this week will be for 3-5 Math teachers. We will do this during team meetings on Wednesday. It will be less than 5 minutes, so begin to think through what you could talk to parents about to help students with math at home.
  • Fun Day coming up on April 12th. We will be having a "cheesy day" in the lounge for National Cheese Day. We are asking that all staff would bring a cheesy dish for the "Cheesy Cookoff". Each staff member can pay $5 for a plate to try all the treats and vote on the dishes. This fundraiser will go towards our VIP program to take them to Magic Springs for their EOY trip. The winner of the best dish will get a "cheesy" prize! We will also have a hat day on that day for students to pay $1 to wear a hat. This money will also go towards VIP.
  • Make sure to take care of the resources that have been entrusted to your care. We are constantly looking at what other materials need to be purchased. In order to continue this process, you must take care of what you currently have. Make sure students understand to take care of things as well. None of these items purchased with school funds are ours. They belong to Greenbrier Eastside.
  • We are loving the pictures rolling in of engaging activities in your classroom. Keep them rolling in! Email them to Mrs. Manning and myself. We want to continue to tell Eastside's story through social media.
  • To request a sub: Link to the Web Site: https://www.willsubplus.com Filling it out online should ensure a better chance of the sub request being filled. LOGON: Use your district provided email address PASSWORD: Use the “Forgot Password?” reset link on the home page of the web site to set your password.

Learning with the wonderful Mrs. Heller

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3rd Nine Weeks Awards Assembly

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The GREATEST TEST BASH!!!!

Computer Science Word of the Month: Function

Character Word of the Month: Citizenship

Important Dates (Refer to our EES 2018- 2019 Year at a Glance Calendar in Google Drive)

I have updated the EES Calendar at a glance with lots of new upcoming dates.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mctVbY_WO6ShInOLO1DDWRaAqLgR7zzv8h0Zs9bO4Qk/edit?usp=sharing