East Elementary News

February 8, 2019

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Upcoming Events

February 11 - February 15 - National "Random Acts of Kindness" Week

February 11 - February 15 - National "Take Your Family to School" Week

February 11 - Happy Birthday, Julie Ray! (Kindergarten Teacher)

February 13 - Lexi's Legacy Therapy Dog Team Freestyle Dance Performance @ 9:00 AM

February 14 - Valentine Parties (Exact Times Below)

February 15 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Texas Tech Museum Planetarium

February 18 - Presidents' Day (No School)

February 21 - Happy Birthday, Mandy Westbrook! (PPCD Teacher)

February 21 - Regional Science Fair

February 25 - March 1 - East Elementary Read-A-Thon

February 28 - "Healthy Hearts, Healthy Families" Night at East Elementary (6:00-7:30)

January Pirates of the Month

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Children’s Dental Health Fair

Saturday, February 9th (10:00am to 1:00pm)


Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Give Kids a Smile; Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, February 9th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit. Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it! Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission are totally *FREE to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!


Enjoy These *FREE Activities:

  • Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist!
  • Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!
  • Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!
  • Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!
  • Face Painting & Balloons!
  • Awesome Door Prizes!
  • Tooth Fairy, Tex the Tooth and other Special guests!


* Children up to age 12 will be admitted FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 1:00pm only. (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)


Adult Ticket admission to the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00

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Baseball & Softball - Meet the Pirates & Lady Pirates!

The first ever Baseball and Softball MEET THE PIRATES will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11 at Pirate Field at First United Park!

River Smith's will serve $7 meals and Kurbside Sweets will offer delicious dessert for an additional cost.

Join us for the introduction of our Pirates and Lady Pirates as we kick off this season!

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Order Valentine's Day Cookies from LCHS Baking & Pastry Class

The Lubbock-Cooper High School Baking & Pastry class is offering decorated Valentine's Day sugar cookies available for pick-up February 13-14 These are great for your own Valentine, or even order a dozen for classroom Valentine's Day parties. Click here for more information and to place an order!

Valentine Parties

Wednesday, February 13th:

8:15 AM - PPCD Classroom*

*Students with a PK inclusion classroom will also attend their PK party on February 14th.


Thursday, February 14th:

1:00 PM - 3rd Grade

1:15 PM - PreKindergarten

1:30 PM - Kindergarten

1:45 PM - 4th & 5th Grade

2:00 PM - 2nd Grade & Life Skills

2:30 PM - 1st Grade

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The Science Spectrum's 30th Anniversary Party

Saturday, February 16th – 1:00 to 4:00pm


The public is invited to join the fun as the Science Spectrum kicks off a year-long celebration, marking a milestone as the local non-profit organization dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education turns 30! A special *Free 30th Anniversary Birthday Party will be held in the lobby of the Science Spectrum Saturday, February 16th from 1:00 to 4:00pm.


*FREE 30th Birthday Party Activities Will Include:

  • Birthday Cake beginning at 2:00pm (limited to the first 400 people)
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Samples
  • Special Character Guest Appearance
  • Hands-on Science Activity Stations
  • Make & Take Slime
  • Birthday Crafts
  • Live Science Demonstrations at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm


Additionally, the OMNI Theater at the Science Spectrum will offer special $5.00 tickets to any film showing this day! (**This special discounted ticket rate will be available to any person ages 3 and over on Saturday, February 16th only. Advanced tickets for future dates will not be eligible. Children ages 2 and under are always free for OMNI films.)


Standard Ticket rates will apply to the Science Spectrum Museum on this day.

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Planning Ahead - Awards Ceremonies

We've schedule awards ceremonies for the end of the 2018-2019 school year! It seems so strange to already be coordinating the end of year festivities, but we know it is important to those of you who have family members out of town who'd like to join us for these special events! Below, you'll find a list of dates and times for this year's awards ceremonies.


Tuesday, May 21 -

Kindergarten Awards/Graduation @ 8:30

First Grade Awards @ 10:00

Second Grade Awards @ 1:30


Wednesday, May 22 -

PK Awards/Graduation @ 8:30

Third Grade Awards @ 10:00

Fourth Grade Awards @ 1:30


Thursday, May 23 -

Fifth Grade Awards @ 9:00

Fifth Grade Processional @ 10:00

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East Elementary Family 'Remind' Account

We've created a Remind "class" for East Elementary parents. Adding a text notification element to the ways we communicate with parents will help get the word out about fun events and other informational items. We appreciate the feedback we have gotten from our parents and hope this addition is one way we can be responsive to the needs of our families.


Please join our East Elementary Family Remind group by following the directions below!

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