East Elementary: Welcome Back!

Professional Learning for the 2018-2019 School Year


We hope your summer has been filled with rest, fun, and family! Although we still have a few weeks until we see our building filled with our leaders in training, the planning for our school year is well under way! We are excited about what this year will bring. Please read this newsletter carefully as it contains details about our professional learning agendas for the first week and a half you are back and some future dates that you will want to have on your calendars. We will see you all very soon!
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Campus Shirts for 2018-2019

Please use this link to let us know what shirt size to order for you. We need this information by Friday, July 27th. Thank you!
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East Back to School Family Night!

Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 6-9pm

420 Galilee Road

Hallsville, TX

Please make plans to join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship. Bring your families and your swim gear and we will provide water slides and all paper goods! We are asking for you all to bring a dish to share. More direction is provided in the RSVP form so that we make sure we have a variety. We look forward to enjoying time with all of you and having some fun to kick off this school year. Please RSVP and let us know what you plan to bring by clicking here.
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Back to School Registration Information

Below you will find that dates and times for registration for the 2018-2019 school year. All paraprofessionals will work August 7th, 8th, and 9th to assist with the registration process. Please note the hours below and arrive 30 minutes prior to registration beginning. You may wear jeans with professional top or a Hallsville or East Elementary Shirt.

Employee Registration at Hallsville High School

Thursday, August 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New Student Registration

Tuesday, August 7th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (We will provide lunch on this day.)

New and Returning Student Registration

Wednesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 9th from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

***We may possibly also need some assistance on our Late Registration day on Wednesday, August 15th.

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Campus Professional Learning Schedule (see graphic above)

All Staff will return on August 13th for Campus Professional Learning and Planning. Hours for Professional Learning will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. each day. Lunch will be on your own except for the days that are designated below in the schedule.

August 13th

7:45 a.m. - Doors Open at Hallsville Jr. High for Convocation

8:30 a.m. - Convocation at Hallsville Jr. High Auditorium

10:30 a.m. - Welcome Back and General Information - East Gym (All Staff)

12:00 p.m. - East Staff Lunch (provided by campus)

1:00 p.m. - Campus Workday (All Staff)

2:30 p.m. - Design Team and PLC Reps meet

3:30 p.m. - Design Team Meeting

August 14th

8:00 a.m. - General Information (All Staff in Gym)

8:30 a.m. - Campus Professional Development - Professional Learning Communities (Professional Staff)

8:30 a.m. - Campus Tasks (Paraprofessional Staff)

11:00 a.m. - Team Lunches (Team Leads will provide information)

1:00 p.m. - Common Planning Time for Grades K-3 and Specials Team (Professional Staff)

1:00 p.m. - Workday for PreK (PreK Professional and PreK Paraprofessional Staff)

1:00 p.m. - Campus Tasks (Paraprofessional Staff)

August 15th***

8:00 a.m. - Planning and Workday (K-3 Staff)

8:00 a.m. - Common Planning and Curriculum with Region 7 (PreK Staff)

***If you are New To East this year, please make plans to join us for lunch on this day (Wednesday, August 15th) at 11:30 a.m. We will provide lunch and enjoy some time getting to know you and share more with you about our campus.

August 16th

Campus Retreat

8:30 a.m. - Team Building, Mission/Vision Work, Data Review (all employees)

1:00 p.m. - Fundamental 5, District/Campus Goals, Team SMART Goals (all employees)

August 17th

8:30 a.m. - Safety and Legal Updates, Campus Logistics (all employees)

1:00 p.m. - TBSI Team - CPI Refresher, Committee Meetings, Materials Preparation for 18-19 (campus assignment will determine work focus for this afternoon)

***Kindergarten Camp Luncheon @ 11:30 a.m. -- all staff involved with Kinder Camp will meet to discuss Kinder camp and complete planning.

August 20th

8:00 a.m. - Half Day Planning and Workday (PreK-3 Staff)

1:00 p.m. - District Behavior Training (all employees)

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Meet the Teacher (all employees*)

*Paraprofessionals will also work Meet the Teacher this year. A late start on Tuesday will repay the time for this event.

August 21st

9:30 a.m. - Planning and Workday (all employees)

*Note Late Start Today!

August 22nd


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Expectations for Dress for Retreat and Inservice

Convocation/Campus Day (August 13th) - New East Shirt for 17-18 and Nice Jeans

Campus Learning Days (August 14th, 16th, 17th) - Jeans and East/Hallsville/Professional Top

Campus Work and Planning Days (August 15th, 21st) - Appropriate length shorts or jeans and East/Hallsville/Professional Top

Meet the Teacher, District Behavior Training (August 20th) - New East Shirt for 17-18 and Nice Jeans

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New to East Elementary Luncheon!

If this will be your very first year at East (PreK Staff included), please make plans now to join us for lunch on August 15th! We would like to treat you to a meal and share more about our campus with you. We will plan to meet at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
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Required Modules in Google Classroom!

The district curriculum office has streamlined all mandatory professional development that usually takes away time from our back to school campus schedule into Google Classroom modules. These modules must be completed prior to the first day of instruction. You must be sure to complete each individual section. Each module will have a completion document that will serve as your confirmation that you have completed and understand the components in the module. You will receive an email soon with a link to the classes that are required. Be watching for more information.
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Staff Reporting Times: 2018-2019

Our school day will begin with students in our classrooms at 7:45 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Certified staff will report to campus and be ready to receive students at their doors at 7:45 a.m. unless they have a morning duty to report for. Staff may leave campus at 3:45 p.m. or once their duty assignment has been completed.

Paraprofessionals will receive their duty schedule and report/leave times during our campus retreat.