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Eastridge Elementary School September 1, 2019

New School Times

School Day - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Doors Open - 7:55AM

Tardy Bell - 8:05AM

Greeting Eastridge Families,

The month of September is also Attendance Awareness Month. Attendance at school every day, all day is very important! Students who have excellent attendance often perform at higher academic levels and make the most gains. Throughout the month of September, we will have an attendance contest with our Eastridge students. To encourage and reward students for good attendance, we will be giving a special prize to those who are at school every day in September. Let’s kick off September with perfect attendance!!


The Third Grade IREAD-3 Parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 5th has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 12th. This is a VERY IMPORTANT meeting for ALL 3rd grade parents. It is highly recommended that all parents attend. Please put this on your calendar so you do not miss this important informational meeting! Please look for the letter regarding this meeting which will be sent home with your child.


The Warren PTA is hosting Homefest Friday, September 6. The Fun Run will be held during this community event. More information regarding this event can be found at Warren Township Council of PTAs . We hope many of our Eastridge Families join us at Homefest and the Fun Run. It’s not too late to sign up!! There are many fun events planned for the evening! See you there!


Just a reminder that school is not in session this coming Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day. I hope that you and your family are able to enjoy and extended weekend.


Warmest regard,

Mrs. Johnson, Principal

NWEA (MAP) REPORTS

All students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade will be bringing home their NWEA report on Friday, September 6th.


What is NWEA? NWEA, also referred to as MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.


When will my student be tested and how often? During the first weeks of school, students will participate in two NWEA testing sessions to assess Reading and Mathematics. When taking the NWEA test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. Although the tests are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each test. Students will repeat the tests two more times during the year to continually assess student progress and adapt learning as needed.


Do all students in the same grade take the same test? No. This assessment is designed to target a student's academic performance in mathematics and reading. These tests are tailored to an individual's current achievement level. This gives each student a fair opportunity to show what he or she knows and can do. Because the computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions as the test progresses, each student takes a unique test.


What are the NWEA test results used for? NWEA is used to measure a student's progress or growth in school. The testing information is important to teachers because it indicates a student's strengths are and help that is needed in any specific areas. Teachers can use this information to help them guide instruction in the classroom.


Where can I go to find more information about the NWEA testing? You can talk with your child's teacher, go directly to the NWEA website at http://www.nwea.org, or read the whole Parent's Toolkit document at Parent Toolkit

Parent Portal - Important Information

You can access the Parent Portal registration form by clicking here. You can also pick up a copy in the school office - completed forms must be turned in to the Eastridge Main Office.


As a parent or guardian of a student attending a Warren school, you have online access to your child or children's grades, attendance, discipline, and academic history. The student and parent portal has been upgraded to Tyler SIS Student 360. This new portal offers parents, students and district staff online access to student information via the Web on PCs or tablets or on a smartphone application — providing comprehensive functionality with a touch-friendly, intuitive interface.

You must obtain a username and password from Eastridge Elementary in order to access your child's information. Once your information is verified (after completing the form linked above), a username and password will be generated by the school and given to you.

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Attendance Matters, Facts Matters, Information Matters

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ATTENDANCE IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Every school day counts in a child's academic life...A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. The effects of lost school days build up one absence at a time on individual students. Please ensure that your child understands the importance of good school attendance and is at school every day. Every day matters! Every day provides important learning opportunities! Set your child up for success by developing these good habits now!


Attend today. Achieve tomorrow.

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CORE MVP's for the week of August 26th

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Family Fun at Roller Cave

Notes from the Nurse

Warren Township's exclusion date is September 16th. Please have the immunizations up to date before September 16th so that your student will not miss any school. If you need to schedule an appointment after September 16th please call the nurse at 317-532-3150 to let her know the date of your appointment. Your child will not be excluded if you have a scheduled appointment. You will have until the appointment date to complete the shots. If you have any questions or concerns please call Nurse Marlene.

Lunch Menu

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Warren Township Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, publish breakfast and lunch menus through Nutrislice - an interactive website and a free smartphone app. Our school community can access our menus anywhere, anytime! Click here for the menus or download the menu Nutrislice app.


Parents and students at Chartwells districts across the country have access to descriptions, images, and nutrition and allergy information for all menu items. Our menus are also accessible on the web, mobile devices, tablets, and as a traditional PDF that can be printed and put on the fridge. We have developed our own portfolio of beautiful photos of our recipes and created exciting content and nutrition education that engages both students and parents!


Chartwells will provide reasonable modifications to students with medical needs/disabilities on a case-by-case basis with proper medical documentation from a physician or medical provider. Please contact Resident Dietitian, Haley Quade at 317-869-4441 for more information.

Breakfast / Lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast is served each morning from 7:55AM - 8:20AM


Lunch Times for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kinder Lunch - 10:45AM - 11:15AM

1st Grade Lunch - 11:18AM - 11:48AM

2nd Grade Lunch - 11:51AM - 12:21AM

3rd Grade Lunch - 12:24AM - 12:54AM

4th Grade Lunch - 12:57AM - 1:27AM

Fast Food

Please refrain from bring fast food into the building during student lunch times. We encourage you to eat a school lunch or pack a lunch from home.

Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also, note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.
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Sports and STEM Fest

The Indianapolis Colts are hosting their first annual Sports and STEM Fest on October 12 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center! This event will have hands-on, STEM-related activities for students K-12 and their families to enjoy. Registration also includes a ticket to the Colts vs Titans game on December 1. Use this link to sign-up as a participant or as a vendor.

Box Tops

Thank you for supporting Eastridge Elementary. Please continue to send in your box tops!!

Box Tops App

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school.

PTA

Join the PTA for $7 and receive a discount card.

Our 1st PTA meeting of the school year will be held on August 27th @ Eastridge Elementary School (enter through door 1). PTA meetings begin at 6 pm and end at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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New Warren App and Website

Warren Township School District has a new app and website! The purpose of the app and website is to provide regular updates through the live feed, district news, and

district events sections as well as other important district information. The app includes easy access to the weekly breakfast and lunch menu, staff contacts, district documents, bullying and safety reporting form, and much much more. The Warren app can be downloaded at the Apple and Android App Store. Stay informed and download the app today. The district website is www.warren.k12.in.us.

Eastridge Elementary School

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.