Eastview Elementary School - September 2018
"Come Grow with Us"
This month our school is embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called Eastview Reads. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – A Boy Called Bat – and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. I am personally asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity.
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With Eastview Reads, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, staff members and I will all be following along together.
Your child received a copy of A Boy Called Bat at a special school-wide assembly introducing the program and the book. Along with the book, each family received a reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. Generally, you are asked to read about 15 minutes each night.
In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about A Boy Called Bat.
Eastview Reads is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.
I hope that you are enjoying this special reading time with your children. I hope to talk with both you and your student sometime this month about our book and the lessons imparted by the children in the book. "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.
Our A Boy Called Bat activities will culminate at our literacy night on September 20th at 6:00 p.m. We are looking forward to having you all join us for this event!
Thank you for your support!
Students of the Month
Way to go Eagles!
Attendance Awareness Month
September is Attendance Awareness Month. The school with the best attendance rate at the end of September will receive the traveling attendance plaque until the next year's challenge. Please help us win this back again this year!
We would like to thank everyone that attended our open house. Based on the feedback we have heard, having this event the evening before the first day of school was of benefit to students and families. Please feel free to let us know how the experience was for you and your family. Your feedback is important as we plan events.
Our head start classes started this past week. We are thrilled to welcome nearly 50 more students and their families to our school.
It's time to kick off our Box Tops for Education drive! Box Top week is September 17 - September 23! Last year our goal was 3000 box tops for box top week. This year our goal is 4000!!! Mr. Small has agreed to let the class that collects the most box tops during the week to tape him to a wall in the gym!
Box tops can be submitted in plastic baggies of 50 or can be taped down to box top sheets.
Thank you to the parents and teachers who attended our first PTO meeting. We will start popcorn Friday's on September 14. Mark your calendars! Fallapalooza is going to be October 6. Please see below for the details.
Our next meeting is September 19th at 5 p.m. During this meeting we will review several important Title 1 School Requirements, including:
- Our Title 1 School Parent Involvement Policy
- Our Title 1 School-Parent Compact
- Our Title 1 Parents' Right-to-Know Letter
From the Eastview Office
- Please remember to call the Eastview Office (825-5541) by noon with any dismissal changes.
- Please notify the Eastview office if you have any changes to your phone number or email address.
Eastview Text Alerts
To get text notifications from Eastview:
Text the message @eastviewp to the number 81010
*If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @eastviewp to (765) 387-4180.