East Side News

Week of September 1, 2015

First Days of School

Well we are off and running at East Side school. We had our first two days and students are working with their classes to create their Hopes and Dreams and "getting to know you" activities. Of course, recess rules so our students are learning how to respect the recess area and the equipment. We fixed some transportation bugs and dismissal went much smoother than the first day, but the first few days are always challenging. Thank you to our fabulous transportation and office staff, everyone got home safe and sound!

Transportation Notes and Changes for Dismissal

Just as a reminder: There is a change to the times that we can accept changes to your child’s transportation needs. We can no longer accept emails, faxes and notes for a change in your child’s transportation after 12:00p.m. If emails and faxes come after this cut off time, we will not accept them and will not return that we have accepted them. GCSD has implemented this change because we have way too many changes happening throughout the day and our transportation department and staff need to know who will be on the bus during dismissal or who will be picked up or a walker. Even if you come to the window, after 12:00p.m., and ask to pick your child up at the end of the day, we will have to release your child to you in the moment you ask. If you come to the window and ask for a change in busing after 12:00p.m. we cannot honor this change. Please make sure your child has the correct information for dismissal, prior to the 12:00pm cut-off time. Safety will always be our #1 priority. Please work with us and thank you for your understanding to this important chhage!

East Side Open House

Our Open House went off with a bash. What a wonderful way to start off the school year before school starts and get the "jitters" out for our kids. The PTO would also like to thank everyone who signed a survey for our Chrysler Drive for Kids campaign. This raised $2,500.00 for our school! That is a nice chunk of change that goes right back to our kids. Thank you all for your help!

East Side Open House

East Side PTO Meeting Wednesday, September 9, 6:00p.m.

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 6pm

111 Gleason Street

Gouverneur, NY

The East Side PTO's first meeting is this Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00p.m. We will be meeting in the East Side faculty room. All are welcome to attend.

Some School Pictures

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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