East Side News

Week of April 4, 2016

Teaching Fairness to Our Children

"That's Not Fair" How many times have we heard that from our children? As adults, we have to help our kids understand what fairness means. We have to help our kids understand that sometimes, their actions will affect others and that they have to take ownership of their actions and pay the consequences. We start with our youngest and model how to take turns, how to share, how to listen and also to tell the truth and be honest. We know that they are scared of the repercussions, but we have to talk with our children and young adults about the meaning and to help them so that they can become good citizens at school, at home, and in our community. Isn't that what we want? We, the adults, have to take a responsibility for teaching this to our kids, especially parents. Education always starts in the home, and working side-by-side with the school, how great will our kids be? GREAT!! Let's do this so that our kids can be the best ever, and because Kids Deserve It!
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East Side PTO Meeting

Wednesday, April 13th, 6pm

111 Gleason Street

Gouverneur, NY

Please join us as we plan activities for our kids at East Side School!

5th Grade Math Scavenger Hunt!

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All parents and caregivers received the information about our district survey. You can access the link of the letter by clicking here. We ask for your help in completing this survey to help us make our school and district that much better. The survey will be open until April 29th. You can access the survey by clicking here. The password has been sent to you via our School Messenger system. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Donna Bushey, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, at 315-287-4870.

Revision to School District Calendar

Please note that following revisions to our 2015-2016 School District Calendar:


The 2015-16 calendar had 7 emergency days built in. To date, the district has called 3 snow days. Four (4) days will be given back as follows:
May 2, 2016 – no school for students and staff
May 27, 2016 – no school for students and staff
June 22, 2016 – no school for students, staff will report
June 23, 2016 – no school for students, staff will report
If additional emergency days are called, the give-back days will be removed in the following order: May 2, June 22, May 27, June 23.

What's coming up!

  • 4/11/2016: Kindergarten Movie Night
  • 4/13/2016: East Side PTO 7:00p.m
  • 4/13-15/2016 3--5 NYS Math Tests
  • 4/20/2016: East Side UPK Spring Concert 6:00p.m.

East Side Elementary School, Gouverneur, NY

East Side Elementary School is an exemplary school where we agree to place the welfare of students at the forefront of our decisions. In becoming a school of excellence, we always identify and implement new or enhanced initiatives in the area of curriculum and instruction, provide respectful and professional learning environments, develop and implement planning and support systems and increase faculty, parent and community partnerships.

We are a Responsive Classroom school, so our belief is that the social and emotional curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum. We pride ourselves to "Delivering The Promise of A Brighter Future!"

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