East Lawrence Elementary

Digital Newsletter - 10.19.17

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A Note from Mr. Tate

Wow! It's hard to believe we are already in the 2nd nine weeks, and that 1/4 of this school year is already complete. Our ELES Eagles are already soaring high. The aim of this digital newsletter is to highlight many of these accomplishments. We hope it also gives you just a glimpse into our world - your student's world - at ELES. Please also remember to connect with us on our ELES Facebook page. That is the best and most expedient way to stay informed.


In class, we are working hard to ensure that all students meet the standards set forth by the Alabama Courses of Study. In and out of class, we are working to develop productive citizens and strong leaders. Our future is now at ELES, and this is only the beginning!


I shared a quote by Tony Dungy with our students recently. It says, "It's sometimes easier to do the wrong thing. But it's always better to do the right thing." At the end of the day, when lessons have been taught, tests have been taken, extracurricular activities have been practiced, this truth is what really matters. Students - always remember this! Parents - thank you for supporting us as we not only teach the standards, but also teach life and make eternal investments in our future. Proud to be an Eagle!


--Mr. Tate

Up and Coming at ELES

Please look for more details on these events from teachers and on our ELES Facebook page.

Friday, Oct 20 - Report Cards go home


Monday, Oct 23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Day 11:00-6:00 - No School for Students - E-Learning Assignment for Students


Monday, Oct 30 - Fall Festival 5:30-7:30


Tuesday, Oct 31 - Costume Parade


Friday, Nov 10 - Veteran's Day Observed - No School


Wednesday-Friday, Nov 22-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Wednesday, Dec 20 - Last Day of 1st Semester


Dec. 20-Jan 4 - Christmas Break


Friday, Jan 5, 2018 - First Day of 2nd Semester

Out and About at ELES - Kindergarten and PreK

Out and About at ELES - 1st Grade

Out and About at ELES - 2nd Grade

Out and About at ELES - 3rd Grade

Out and About at ELES - 4th Grade

Homecoming and School Spirit

Programs and Activities

Faculty and Staff

Student Leadership at ELES

One of our primary goals at ELES is to develop student leaders. This is a lesson that will last them a lifetime. We have started several leadership teams with our 4th grade. Our Ambassadors are selected by teachers to be greeters, hosts, and overall representatives of our school. Our ELES Chorus is back after several years of silence. It is under the direction of Mrs. Byrd and Mrs. T Black. They made a special debut at Grandparent's Day. The video can be found in the newsletter and on our ELES Facebook page. The Eaglettes is a group of twirlers under the direction of Mrs. Dover, Coach Hale, and Mrs. T Black. They have already had several performances. Other student leadership teams we have started include Cleanup Crew, Muscle Crew, Recycle Team, Office Aides, and Library Aides. Other teams will be kicking off soon, including our ELES Junior Beta Club. Stay tuned! Proud of all of our student leaders!

It's Cool to be in School Everyday at ELES

Research shows there is a direct link between student attendance and student achievement. That's why at ELES we are going to strongly promote attendance. We will make phone calls, send letters, and communicate with parents when there are attendance issues. We also believe in rewarding good attendance, and we have several incentives in place to do so. A list of these incentives was given at orientation and on the first day of school. For example, students with perfect attendance (no tardies, no check-ins, no check-outs) for the entire month are given special seating in the lunchroom on a selected day and also have lunch with ELHS football players, volleyball players, and cheerleaders. This has been a huge hit with our students and a big incentive for them. Parents - thank you for making this important too! Thanks for getting your children to school on time and for having them in place to learn each day!

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