Eastwood News

November 1, 2021

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    • Tuesday, November 2 - PTA Table Tuesday
    • Wednesday, November 10 - Eastwood TV @ 8:00 am
    • Thursday, November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
    • Friday, November 12 - Student Free Day

Safety First - NEW Student Symptom Decision Tree and Return-to-School Procedures

As part of our continued efforts to promote safety for our students, staff, and our communities and in close alignment with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the District has developed a new protocol to follow when students are ill with possible COVID-19 symptoms. Please review the NLMUSD Student Symptom Decision Tree and Return-to-School Guidance documents by clicking this link.

Here are some highlights:

  • Starting on Monday, November 1, 2021, students who have one (1) or more Group A symptoms or two (2) or more Group B symptoms must stay home or be sent home (if they are already at school). Note: Group A symptoms have been determined by health experts to be most prevalent among children diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Parents/Guardians need to select one of the following options before their student can return to school:
    1. Take student to a medical provider
      • If the doctor confirms symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19, student can return to school within 10 days with a doctor’s note/clearance.
    2. Have student take an approved COVID-19 test
      • If negative, student can return within the 10-day isolation period.
      • If positive, student must stay home and isolate for at least 10 days.
    3. Keep student home for 10 days
      • A COVID-19 test or a doctor’s note are not required to return on Day 11 or after.
  • Parents will return the completed Return-to-School Guidance document to indicate which option they chose and attach a doctor’s note (for Option 1) or a copy of the negative test (for Option 2). Option 3 does not require documentation; however, student cannot return until Day 11 of isolation at the earliest.
  • For all three options, the student must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours and have improved symptoms.
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PTA Table Tuesday is tomorrow!

On the first Tuesday of every month, the PTA will be available after school to sell spirit-wear, memberships and answer any questions. The new spirit-wear is in, come check it out!

Native American Heritage Month

This month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native American people.


Joy Harjo, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American Poet Laureate. An award-winning author of six books, she has worked to highlight the work of other Native American writers through her Living Nations Living Words project.


“There is no poetry where there are no mistakes.”
Joy Harjo

Eastwood Fun Run



Thank you EASTWOOD! You all did an amazing job getting out there and supporting our school. Thanks to you we had our most successful Fun Run so far! We will be announcing our list of winners in an upcoming message... stay tuned and thank you again for supporting Eastwood!

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Honoring our Veterans

- Eastwood would like to pay tribute to those in our school community who have served/are serving our country in the US military. We will be sending out a flier requesting your information if you would like them to be included in our group as we honor our veterans.

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey, co-host Ms. Lena and the EastwoodTV Crew

WEDNESDAY, November 10 @ 8:00 am

for the next LIVESTREAM


Let's stay connected! Click HERE to be directed to EastwoodTV and Subscribe!


If you have missed any of the LIVESTREAM Assemblies,

you can still watch them ALL as they are available to view on our EastwoodTV YouTube Channel.

October 20, 2021 Assembly

Eastwood Dines Out

Thank you for everyone who joined us at Chipotle. Save the date for our next Dine Out on November 17. Location coming soon!

Membership Drive for Your Class - Join PTA today!

Now you have a chance to win rewards for your class.

Join PTA by Tuesday, November 30th.

The class with the most memberships will win.

The winning class will be announced on Wednesday, December 8th.

All participating PTA members will have a chance to win:

Storytelling/reading session with Mr. Ramsey for the grade K-2 winner

And

Board game session with Mr. Ramsey for the grade 3-5 winner

Eastwood PTA membership raffle- Join PTA today!

There is still time to join Eastwood PTA to count toward our friendly participation competition! All participating PTA members will be added to a raffle and ONE winner from each grade will be drawn on Dec. 1 2021. All participating PTA members will have a chance to win Eastwood spirit wear.


Join PTA by Tuesday, November 30th.

Our raffle winners will be announced during assembly on Wednesday, December 8th.


We welcome everyone to be a member of our PTA - invite siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends and neighbors to join and show their support of Eastwood!


If you’ve already joined, we thank you for your support and look forward to an awesome year!

Join the PTA

Join Eastwood PTA to help support Technology, Arts and more for your student(s) and our Eastwood families, staff and community!


Click HERE to be directed to the TOTEM website or use the QR code pictured on the left. Also located on the Eastwood PTA page on our school website (under the PARENTS tab).


Membership Fee on Totem: $10 per membership, with a $1 convenience fee per membership.

Benefits: Totem also allows you to download your PTA membership card to your phone wallet, view and receive discounts with participating partners, and the option of auto-renewing membership annually.


Share the link with friend and family so that they can support your learning too!

Zelle Payment Option for PTA Membership

Eastwood is offering a quick pay option with Zelle. You can access Zelle through your banking website/app OR download the Zelle app.

Include in Message: Type MEMBERSHIP with PTA member's name, student(s) name, grade, and his/her teacher's name.

Membership Fee on Zelle: $10 per membership. Send Payment to: eastwoodptatreasurer@gmail.com

Stay Connected

- via our Newsletter = If you're not already receiving our Eastwood Newsletter, please email us at eastwoodpta1@gmail.com so we can add you to the list. We don't send too many emails, but just want to keep you in the loop with campus news.

- PTA Table = We'll have an info table set up outside on the front lawn before pick-up every first Tuesday of the month... stop by with any questions, to join PTA, or purchase a Spiritwear T-Shirt, or just to say hi!

Spirit Wear

- Our new Spiritwear order is in!


- Wednesdays are Spirit Wear Days - if you need a new Eastwood t-shirt, visit our table on the first Tuesday of every month or email eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with your size/color preference. T-shirts are $10. Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!


Go EAGLES!

Send us your pictures!

Please send in any pictures you have of your student(s) to Mr. Ramsey at dramsey@nlmusd.k12.ca.us or eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com.

MEALS ARE AT NO COST TO FAMILIES ALL YEAR!

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that meals are FREE to ALL students for the 2021-2022 School Year.

  • We encourage all families to submit a meal application, if you usually qualify, as it provides additional educational funding for your school and benefits for your household. It will also ensure your student is covered for free meals the first 30 days of school for the 2022/2023 school year to avoid meal charges.
    • Eligibility guidelines can be found on www.yourchew.com, in the upper left corner, under meal applications.
    • Note - You do not need to complete a meal application if you have already received a letter indicating that your student has been directly certified.

September Menus:

Please view our menus online at www.yourchew.com for nutritional information.

Important Menu Update:

Last minute menu changes may occur frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues and labor shortages.

Menus on our website may not reflect these changes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Attachments:

School Meals Are Safe

More Than a Meal

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

www.yourchew.com, 562-210-2146 (English) or 562-210-2052 (Spanish).

Support Eastwood while you're shopping at Amazon!

Eastwood Elementary PTA is now a designated charity in Amazon Smile. You can earn .5% for Eastwood on eligible purchases simply by saving your shop link and updating your app.


Follow the steps below to point your donations to Eastwood and start earning money for our school today!


Instructions for signing up for Amazon Smile!

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Select Eastwood Elementary PTA as your designated charity

4. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app

5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:

- Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (three horizontal lines on the bottom right hand corner)

- Tap on "Amazon Smile" under the Programs & Features section and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

6. Start shopping as you normally do - and Eastwood Elementary PTA will earn 0.5% back on eligible purchases!

Eastwood PTA

The mission of Eastwood PTA is to positively impact and support the lives of our students by enhancing their academic growth and social experiences.


"Always together, never apart.

Maybe in distance, but never in heart."

District Issued Devices Available for EVERYONE

  • Our goal is to ensure that EVERY STUDENT has a District Issued Device to use. Please make sure to visit the school website and/or click the Device User Agreement to be directed to the form.
  • WIFI HOTSPOTS are also available. Make sure to fill out the SEPARATE FORM for this to be processed. Click the Hotspot Request here to be directed to the form.
Family Tech Support/Portal

Supporting families as partners in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District