October Board & Community Report

East Omak Elementary

October Enrollment: 357

3rd Grade: 116

4th Grade: 136

5th Grade: 105


Attendance: 9/19 - 10/16

Percent of students present in September: 92.5%

Percent of students on-time in September: 97.2%

Dates to Remember:

Monday, October 28th..............McTeacher Night Fundraiser at McDonalds, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30th.......Coffee with the Counselor, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Friday, November 1st……………..Early Release @ 12:35, Records Day

Tuesday, November 5th...........Parent Lighthouse Team Meeting, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Friday, November 8th……………..Veterans Day Assembly, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Monday, November 11th…….….No School, Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12th…….…Leader in Me Family Night, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Habit 2, Taco Night!

Wednesday, November 20th....Coffee with the Counselor, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

November 25th & 26th.............No School, Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

November 27th - 29th...............No School, Thanksgiving Break

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Support East Omak Elementary at McDonalds on Monday, October 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.!

2019/2020 Building Wide Goal

East Omak Elementary will increase the number of students at or above grade level expectation (Levels 3 or 4) from 35% in the spring of 2019 to 45% in the spring of 2020 on the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced Assessment.


To better ensure that we meet our goal, teachers at East Omak Elementary will:


*Administer monthly Interim Assessment Blocks between October and April and use the data to guide and inform instruction.


*Meet weekly in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to establish essential standards, learning targets, and common formative assessments to guide and inform instruction.

Learning Improvement Day

Teachers at EOE worked together on Monday, October 14th during our Learning Improvment Day. Below are links to the agenda, the data analyzed, and the resources that guided our discussions and activities. Teachers participated in a fun team building activity organized by Behavior Support Specialist, Kim Dehart. They also worked together to present an article about the stages of collaboration. See photos below!

Book Fair Family NIght

On October 3rd, East celebrated reading with a Book Fair Family Night! Hometown Pizza was served, reading related activities were organized by the 5th grade team, and the library was buzzing with families picking out books from the Scholastic Book Fair! There were nearly 300 people in attendance! Many thanks goes out to our amazing librarian, Vicky Odell, her dependable volunteers, and the 5th grade team for coordinating a successful event!

Leader in Me Family Night

Submitted by Marilyn Oestreich

On October 8th we had our first Leader in Me Family Night and the 3rd grade staff and students shared Habit 1, Be Proactive with the families. With over 135 guests, there was a great turnout of families and we enjoyed tacos prepared by East's cook, Raymond Mercado and watched the 2019 Leader In Me video. Everyone received a raffle ticket as they signed in at the door and were put in a drawing. Local businesses donated for the raffle.

Okanogan County PUD Demonstration

Submitted by Joneen Ingram

East Omak Elementary 4th grade students were given the opportunity to participate in an electrical demonstration put on by the Okanogan County PUD on October 9th. During this time students watched demonstrations of how conductors and insulators worked, learned about many of the key components of electrical power, how they electricity gets to our homes and businesses, and had to opportunity to participate in some hands on activities including: operating a hot stick and using a pulley. Students also learned about electrical safety and many aspects related to the lineman career field. The lineman did a great job of involving students in the process by giving kids time to interact with equipment and ask questions, they were also very thorough with electrical safety. Students enjoyed the presentation and were excited to bring some of their learning back to the classroom where the 4th grade is currently studying electricity in their Science unit.

School Garden Fall Work Party

Submitted by Kayla Gutierrez

East Omak Elementary held a garden work party on October 12, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm. Families worked alongside a crew of about 30 volunteers from the Department of Natural Resources to prepare existing raised beds for winter, and to create an outdoor classroom and new raised beds. DNR provided log rounds to serve as seats for the outdoor classroom area. Kids painted rocks for the borders of new beds for pollinators and native plants. Volunteers cleaned out the existing beds and covered them with a thick layer of compost. Volunteers also created a new raised bed for planting squash. Around the perimeter of the garden, volunteers carried bricks one by one to complete the border. We held a raffle to give away a variety of donated prizes from the Colville Youth Develpment Program, including gift cards, winter hats and gloves, insulated mugs, and science experiment kits. Volunteers enjoyed coffee and donuts when taking a break from all of the hard work they were doing. The garden is now ready for winter and the overall vision is starting to take shape.

East's Future Outdoor Classroom

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Yoga in the Classroom!

Ms. Hastin's class has been enjoying yoga in their classroom thanks to parent, Nikki Watts, owner of 108 State of Mind Yoga Studio!

Celebrating East Leaders!

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