East Elementary: Excellence at Work

Staff Newsletter for 2015-2016, Episode 6

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A Teacher's Poem

Every day you greet your students with a smile upon your face.

Though paperwork the night before seemed like a grueling race.


Money's not your motivation, it's the love for what you do.

You hear that special calling to which you always will stay true.


Your students are your dedication; your devotion is to them.

To you each child is unique and special, a beautiful little gem.


Some days are just demanding and frustration takes its course.

Then you see those little faces and their inspiration is your force.


Each day you are in your classroom reminds you of why you're there.

Making differences in children's lives with whom your heart you share.


There's a special pride in teachers, and a love for what you do.

And appreciation is always shared between those little lives and you!


by THE LEARNING STATION


You are loved and appreciated by your students, your parents, and your East family!

Ashley and I feel very blessed to serve our students and families with all of you. We pray you have the happiest of Thanksgivings and that you know how very grateful we are for each one of you!

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DI Time: Enrichment and Intervention and Small Group Lesson Plans

If you haven't already, it is time to transition from a reading focus to a math focus during your DI time. We will revisit our schedule for DI time and formalize how we will select our focus at our next round of CBA Data conversations. Click here for an additional article about protected time if you are interested in reading more about the design of during the day intervention/enrichment block.


Please remember to turn in your small group lesson plans to the front office by noon on Mondays following the week of instruction.

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Spirit Store Update!

This Friday will be the last week for Spirit Store for the month of November. Our new Spirit Sticks include Thanksgiving ones so please encourage your students to add to their collection. We will be talking with our different committees to consider how else we might utilize spirit sticks as additional incentives and will be sharing that information with you soon.
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Looking Ahead: November Blueprint

  • November 10: Design Team Meeting (Time changed to 3:30 - 4:30)
  • November 11: Veteran's Day Celebration (Breakfast at 8:30, Assembly at 9:00)
  • November 11: CHAMPS Committee Meeting
  • November 11: Ashley at Region 7
  • November 12/13: RtI for Grades K and 3
  • November 12: SVIT Committee Meeting at 3:45
  • November 13: Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoo
  • November 16: Party Bus Fund Raiser
  • November 17: Thanksgiving Dinner for Grades K and 2
  • November 18: Faculty Learning at 4:00
  • November 19: Baby Shower for Mrs. Fitzgerald at 4:00
  • November 20: Early Release and Begin Thanksgiving Holiday!
  • November 30: Secret Santa Begins
  • December 1: First Grade Field Trip to Yesterland Farms
  • December 3/4: RtI for All Grade Levels
  • December 3: Staff Christmas Party to Marshall (Time TBA)
  • December 4: Progress Report Grades due


***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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Have an AMAZING Week!