East Elementary Newsletter

March 16 - March 27

Welcome Back!

We hope that you had a relaxing Spring Break with your families and that you find yourself with a renewed sense of energy and spirit. Everyone will be happy to say goodbye to winter temperatures and weather! Spring is on it's way and hopefully the sunshine is too! Here's a look at what we've got going on for the next couple of weeks...

What's Happening?

Week of March 16-20

March 16 - Little's class for announcements

March 17 - Reading Mock STAAR

March 18 - Wacky Wednesday schedule, Jefferson ISD visit, AR reward

March 19 - Champs Reward, Report Cards go home

March 20 - HISD Education Foundation Grants due

Week of March 23-27

March 23 - Morgan's class for announcements, Technology Break-Out Event @ North 4pm - Staff members attending this may leave at 3:30 to get to North on time.

March 24 - Wacky Wednesday schedule for CBA data meetings

March 25 - Wacky Wednesday schedule for RTI Tier 1 Talks and then common planning, Lead Teacher Meeting at 3:30

March 26 - RTI Day 1, Spring Pictures, Open House K/1 from 5:30-6:15 and 2/3 from 6:30-7:15

March 27 - RTI Day 2

Other important upcoming dates:

March 30 - deadline for HISD mini-conference session proposals

April 3 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day

A Great Opportunity to Learn about Some New Classroom Tech Apps

North Elementary is hosting a technology break-out event next Monday, March 23 from 4-5:20. We have all been invited to attend. Along with other invited HISD staff members, you will be able to learn about some technology apps and sites that are being used in classrooms to make learning more engaging for students, parents, and teachers! Please take advantage of this opportunity and meet me over at North for some new tech learning. You can leave at 3:30 this day to make it to North before the first session begins. Email Ashley if you would like to attend so we can give them a number to expect from East. Don't forget to bring your ipad with you!

Here is what the schedule looks like:

4:00 All staff will start in the cafeteria

4:10 Leave to go to first session

4:15 Break-Out Session 1 options: Toontastic, Aurasma/Chatterpix, Otus

4:45 Leave for next session

4:50 Break-Out Session 2 options: ThingLink, Seesaw, ClassKick, Shadow Puppets

5:20 Dismissal

A fundraising Event is in the works!

We are currently planning a new fundraising event that is sure to be fun for the whole community. Both East and North elementary schools will raise money for their own school and participate in this fun Color-A-Thon on Memorial Day (May 25), one of our bad weather make up days. The event will be used to promote health and fitness, raise money for our school, and promote community involvement as we recognize veterans and invite community members to participate in this event. More details to come but we wanted to keep you informed as we continue to plan for this event. Check out this link to learn more about what a fun event we will have! Here is a video of a Color-A-Thon at another school...

Let's make it a great week!

Our sweet babies are sure to have lots to tell us all when they return! We know that they will be excited to see each of you. Don't forget to review CHAMPS rules and expectations of behavior throughout these first few days as we help them get back into their school routines. It's also a good idea to review Daily 5 expectations and procedures as well. Let's all have a great week and focus on student learning!

We love y'all!

Kerri and Ashley