Eastside: One Team, One Dream

"We never lose. We either win or we learn. - Nelson Mandela

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Week of September 30th

Eastside's Mission

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

Eastside's Vision

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

One Word Reminder

Are you living your One Word? Life and work get busy and our one word may end up taking a back seat, which defeats the purpose because keeping the one word front and center in our minds will keep us focused on improvement/growth.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-word-that-will-change-your-life-dan-britton-jimmy/id1329995882?i=1000425441625 is a link to a blog that discusses the value of keeping our One Word in front of all we do.

Hattie's Corner:

See chart below for all kinds of strategies that Hattie has researched. Remember anything above 0.40 is seen as effective. If you see something that you are unsure about what it means, feel free to email me and I will provide more information about it! I would love to hear from you about Hattie strategies that you are trying out in your classroom. Feel free to email Mrs. Krogman and myself pictures and explanations of things you are trying! One Team, One DREAM!
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MVP of the Week: Mrs. May

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Learning Happening at Eastside

Details for the Week


  • SMART goals - Do the students know the goal for your essential standard? Make sure to post your goal with your essential standard in your room, so students know the focus. I think most of you for Unit 1 had an 80% goal.

  • SIT doc updating - for any students in grades 2 and 3 - needs to be completed by end of day on Friday. All staff working with these students on reading interventions will input a comment. For example, the PROWL teacher will comment, the interventionist will comment, and the literacy teacher will comment. Let me know if there are questions about this. If I am the PROWL teacher and their literacy teacher, I will have two comments (One about PROWL and one about classroom performance). PROWL comments need to include information from the Kilpatrick one minute drills. Example of a detailed comment: Sam worked on identifying lowercase letters with the alphabet arch. He can identify the letters in his name but still needs to focus on all other letters. or I worked with Izzy on D2 of the one minute drills. She is still not automatic. We will begin using concrete objects this week to help her become more understandable with these phonological skills.

  • MAP Progress Monitoring will be with grades 2 and 3. They will take their test in the computer lab with Mrs. Cardin during their keyboarding time.

  • 3-5 DIBELS Progress Monitoring this week.

  • Please fill out the fall festival doc. We need all of your help! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SlBXzDkz9SlP3kzsv0CaLR881cOKvwj2mTVawVzCwZQ/edit#gid=0

  • Qballs - Make sure your Qball is working and you are using it with students! I have only seen it in use in a few rooms. If you are having connection issues, put in an IT ticket.

  • PROWL dismissal (7:45 for intervention groups, 7:47 for enrichment groups, 8:17 for enrichment groups, 8:20 for intervention groups) Students will stand in the hallway outside the door until 7:50. Teachers make sure you are outside your door greeting students coming into PROWL at 7:50 and leaving PROWL at 8:20. We need all eyes for supervision.

  • Monday

  • Tuesday

  • SIT will meet
  • VIP after school
  • Wednesday
  • Content team meeting day - agendas can be found on the Google site
  • Thursday
  • VIP after school
  • Friday
  • Recess meetings - more info to come soon
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Important Dates (Refer to EES 2019- 20 Calendar shared by Mrs. Krogman)

Oct 1 - Fall Picture Day and 4th Grade TAG field trip

Oct 1-2 - Dr Howse to work with 3-5 math teachers

Oct 7 - Human Flag Photo at 9:30

Oct 7 - 11 Jean Week Fundraiser for Fall Festival

Oct 11 - Spirit Day/1st Nine Weeks Awards Assembly

Oct 11 - Homecoming Greenbrier Sr High Football Game

All schools will try and Pack their section of the Panther Pathway for the Greenbrier Homecoming game on Oct. 11th! The line will begin to form around 6:50pm for the 7:00pm game. Each school will have a section to fill for the spirit line. Please let me know who would like to make a banner with EES on it. We are working on some free stuff for the kids that come out for the spirit line and maybe some prizes throughout the night. We are hoping that it is a big turnout with lots of Blue and White for those football players to run through! We will send out a map of where each school's section will be soon. I know it will be so much fun for all!!

Oct 11 - End of first nine weeks

Oct 14 - 18 - ACT Aspire Interim 1

Oct 22 - 1:30 Dismissal time (Elementary PD)

Oct 24 - 1:30 Dismissal Time - P/T Conferences 2:00 - 7:00 PM

Oct 28 - 31 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 31 - Book Character Parade

Fall Festival Important Dates

Sept 26 - chocolate boxes and raffle tickets go home with students

Oct 23 by noon - last day for students to turn in money for chocolate and raffle tickets

Oct 19th - Fall festival games: Sweet walk, games, bingo, silent auction, vendor booths

Oct 24th and 25th @9 AM - Coronation practice at Panther Pavilion

Oct 26th - Coronation at 5 pm Panther Pavilion

Words to Live By This Month


PRIDE WORD = Perseverance