Updates and Reminders

Eastview Elementary School - October 16, 2015

Friends,


Happy fall break! You all deserve the time with friends and family to relax. I know how hard you have all worked this year and how especially tiring these last couple of weeks have been. Thank you for remaining so positive and upbeat with our kiddos!


I do want to point out something great that was overheard the other day. Meggan had to have a conversation in the hallway with a student the other day (he needed a little redirection), and she did it so well! She told the student how he was so talented in music and that (whatever the behavior was at the time) was keeping him from letting his talent shine. I honestly appreciate the positive approach she took with this student. So many of our kiddos seldom hear that affirmation outside of this building. That encouragement will go a long way in making our kiddos successful in life.


Thank you all for the boss's day cards, encouraging words, and gifts. As I've said before, I'm humbled to be in this position, leading such a gifted group. You make my job so much easier.


Finally, a parent told me this morning that "sending her kids to Eastview was the best decision she ever made!" That is a testament to all of your work and dedication!


Next Week: No School

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:


Thank you all for your support!

James

To Do

  • Continue to check Lexia and Dreambox usage and make adjustments so kiddos can reach their weekly goals.

  • Please check out Central Perk. We have a number of classes that are doing some really cool things with "Global Read Aloud" month. I'm hoping to have those teachers highlight their work at the November school board meeting. It's so impressive to see how all of you are "making the world smaller" and providing great experiences for our kiddos through the use of technology, while teaching literacy skills.

Read Ribbon Week Dress Up Days (Oct. 26-29)

Mon. - Hat Day

Tues. - Wear Red

Wed. - Patriotic / Camouflage Day

Thurs. -Tie or Tie-Dye

Fri - Dress as a superhero day

Central Perk

On the Calendar

Oct. 19-23 - Fall Break


Oct. 26 - Eagles of Month Names Due


Oct. 26 - RTI Meetings with all teachers & title one assistants during planning times. Please bring RTI progress monitoring data. M-team at 2:00.


Oct. 27 - New Teacher Academy at Eastview, Conferring PD at 2:00


Oct. 28- Word Study PD @ 1:00, Conferring PD @ 2:00, Baby Shower @ 2:45, Head Start Program


Oct. 29 - Fallapalooza @ 6:00


Nov. - 2 Hrach Field Trip, Staff Meeting @ 2:45


Nov. 3 - Election Day, Spell Bowl Practice


Nov. 4 - Admin Team mtg. 3:45


Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day Program @ 1:15


Nov. 12- Space Station Conservation Program @1:15 http://playworks.com/ select Indiana


Nov. 16-20 - American Ed. Week (Family Night at Book Fair 11th @ 5:00)


Nov. 12 - Elem. Principals Mtg


Nov. 19 - Closed Field Trip Day, Young Author visit (k-2 @ 8:30, 3-6 @9:30) http://www.kimnormanbooks.com/www.kimnormanbooks.com/My_Books.html


Nov. 20- Last Day for Parent/Teacher Conferences


Nov. 23 - Conference attendance number due to Brenda


Nov. 23 - Lexia representatives here (during prep times)

PBIS Note - October focus: Be Responsible

With the number of counselors meeting with kiddos during our lunch periods, I would like to avoid having students use their blue tickets to purchase "lunch in the conference room" on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We simply do not have the space. The other days should work fine, just send Brenda an email in advance, so to avoid conflicts.


Here are a few teaching points for Being Responsible:


When you agree to do something, do it. If you let people down, they'll stop believing you. When you follow through on your commitments, people take you seriously.

Answer for your own actions. Don't make excuses or blame others for what you do. When you take responsibility for your actions you are saying "I am the one who's in charge of my life."

Take care of your own matters. Don't always rely on adults to remind you when you're supposed to be somewhere or what you're supposed to bring. You take the responsibility.

Be trustworthy. If somebody trusts you to borrow or take care of something, take care of it. If somebody tells you something in confidence, keep it to yourself. It's important for people to know they can count on you.

Always use your head. Think things through and use good judgment. When you use your head you make better choices. That shows your parents they can trust you.

Don't put things off. When you have a job to do, do it. Doing things on time helps you take control of your life and shows that you can manage your own affairs.


Source: http://www.goodcharacter.com/YCC/BeingResponsible.html

PTO News

Popcorn Sales- Mrs. Jones is taking care of the Popcorn Friday schedule. We have a number of parent volunteers for this! I appreciate how welcoming you all are to out parent volunteers.


Fallapalooza- Sign-up sheets for stations are in the workroom.

Check out the teacher pages and blogs! This is a great way to keep our families in the loop!