East Elementary: Team East News

Staff Newsletter for 2017-2018, Episode 5

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We are TEAM EAST!

Welcome December! In my 20 years in education, I can honestly say I have never had a year that has gone as smoothly and as quickly as they year has. I know that is in large part to the wonderful staff we have and the fact that we enjoy the work we get to do! I hope your year has been one to remember too!


I spent time in our December newsletter sharing with our families how much we appreciate all of you. I hope I never sound like a broken record when I say that. Our students are learning and growing because of you and we will never be able to say thank you enough.


My prayer for you over the course of the next three weeks is that you catch yourself smiling at your students and enjoying the miracle of this time of year through their eyes. I pray that you enjoy your time with them and see the growth that has taken place in every single one of them in one way or another and are encouraged.


We love you all and look forward to the events we have planned in the coming weeks! It is a blessing to get to enjoy our work with all of you.


With December now here, I want to provide links to your schedules for class parties/early release schedule in a central place. You may access this schedule by simply clicking on the link in the prior sentence.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Melissa and Ashley

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Let's Spread Some Christmas Cheer!

I'm looking forward to enjoying the month of December with all of you with some old fashioned Christmas fun! You can access the calendar by clicking here.


Please be sure to include the week of the 18th activities in your classroom newsletters because we will invite students to join us in our dress up days for that week.

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Looking Ahead: December and January Events

  • December 1st - Kindergarten Zoo Trip
  • December 5th - Hallsville Christmas Parade @ 6:30 p.m.
  • December 6th - Behavior Committee Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.
  • December 7th - 1st Grade WOW Museum Committee Meeting
  • December 8th - DEAL Time - Habit #3
  • December 12th - Campus Christmas Party @ 6:00 p.m.
  • December 13th - Math CBA
  • December 14th - Reading CBA
  • December 15th - DEAL Time - Community Service Project
  • December 18th - Star Movie Reward
  • December 20th - CBA Data Due
  • December 21st - PTA Membership Drive - Polar Express
  • December 21st - AR Reward
  • December 22nd - Christmas Parties and Early Release @ 12:30
  • January 8th - Staff Returns for Professional Development Day - Welcome Back!
  • January 9th - Second Semester Begins and Students Return


***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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January Learning

January 8th will be our first day back from the Christmas Holidays. Please review the schedule above. You will also have team time to plan. All staff will join us for our Staff Breakfast and Visioning and additional directions will be given from that point.
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Have an AMAZING Week!