East Hills Connections

School Year Edition: Issue 8: October 23, 2020

Connected. Together. Strong.

Hello Families,

We have two things we want to share with you in our note this week:


Charger Challenge:

Teachers posted a slideshow on Schoology to introduce the Charger Challenge starting today!

Please see below for additional information. The students will "CHALLENGE" themselves to do something and then raise money for the school. Teachers are offering to do some crazy things to raise money as well. Keep your eye on the Parent Association's website for more information!

You can find all information on your child's Schoology Charger Block course.


EHMS: High Expectation- High Support (heavy on the support)

Overall, the majority of our students have responded to this new learning environment with great effort and success. Teachers, parents and staff have made amazing efforts to engage our students and reach our struggling and frustrated students to allow them to be successful as well. Although this can be difficult for some, we are in a place now having worked through the major obstacles that EVERY student has access to help.

The reality is that any student failing any courses needs to reach out for that help. Our teachers are very flexible and have accepted late work during this time of transition. There is no excuse for students to not make gains in their classes with some effort. Encourage your child to attend extra help sessions and start their "at home" days with a Zoom Connection Meeting with their team's Encore teachers. This will help them start their day with an easy routine.

Our philosophy will always be high expectations with high support. This year we have really enhanced our support so that ALL students can be successful if they engage with the learning. Please help us get your child to the support resources if he/she needs them.



Connected, we will achieve great things, tackle obstacles, and celebrate achieving our goals!


Connected. Together. Strong.


Be well,

Dave Horvath, Regina Braun, and Pat Tannous

ENJOY A GREAT SCHOOLOGY VIDEO-JUST FOR PARENTS!!

Mrs. Veseli made a fantastic video to help parents navigate Schoology. This challenging part of keeping "in the know" of our student's progress is explained simply and carefully. ENJOY!!

PARENT SCHOOLOGY LOGIN

Click the pdf below for directions for parents to log into Schoology. Parents login from the Parent Portal. They can also log into the Home Access Center from here as well.


If parents do not have their password, they can email Mrs. West at awest@basdschools.org from an email that is in our system. She will verify the email address and send them their username and password.

Charger Challenge!

The Charger Challenge is the EHPA’s only traditional fundraiser for the entire school and

everyone’s participation is critical to its success whether your child is in the Hybrid Model OR

the E-Learning Model. The funds we raise will go towards needs for our students and teachers

throughout the year. This year the Charger Challenge will be VIRTUAL!!!! It will be fun and

exciting! Look for more information soon once all of the details have been finalized!!!!


Teachers have already volunteered to do some very fun things to encourage students to fund raise! We will ALL be entertained by some of these ideas!

Charger Challenge

Screencastify Charger Challenge SS- for students

Charger Challenge 2020 for Students.mp4


* Parent Association email: contactehpa@yahoo.com


* Charger Challenge Webpage @ www.ehmschargerchallenge.wixsite.com/2020


* Paypal: www.PayPal.me/EastHills


* Charger Challenge Form- Donation Sheet

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MATHCOUNTS on Wednesdays with Mrs. Veseli!

Mathletes interested in joining MATHCOUNTS club this year, please email Mrs. Veseli jveseli@basdschools.org or see her in room 152.

This year MATHCOUNTS competition will be virtually on February 5-6, 2021. East Hills mathletes will begin preparations on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:10 to 4:10 and will be meeting weekly in room 152.

We will meet on Thursdays and students who attend school that day will be in person. Students working from home have a choice to join us via zoom or come to school at 3:10 if they have a ride.

This way, most of the students get to experience in person collaboration. We will

adjust this schedule if necessary.


Additional information about MATHCOUNTS is available at www.mathcounts.org.

Mr. Q's Chorus and Guitar Opportunities!


Share your interest to participate in guitar or charger records or 6th grade chorus music programs by contacting Mr. Quelet using email at <kquelet@basdschools.org>


FORM to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd83ovKDaG9G3GYTLBbdrDQ3Q5oAmmhLOgFGbkVyCEjGzS45Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

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A message from our East Hills Parent Association

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Parent Association Membership. Join now!

The East Hills Parent Association membership committee would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and welcome back our returning families. As a member of the EHPA, you will be provided with regular updates via email on school events, volunteer opportunities, and our electronic Charger Newsletter. There is no cost for membership but parents/guardians need to renew their membership at the beginning of every school year! Please join us today.


Involvement with the EHPA is a great opportunity to know what is happening at your child's school. The membership form is electronic this year, you can access the Google form via the EHMS website https://basdwpweb.beth.k12.pa.us/easthills/. Click on "Parents and Students", then "Parent Association", then "Membership-Volunteer Form". You can also access the EHPA webpage from that drop down as well. As the year progresses, we will update our webpage with minutes and treasurer's reports from the monthly meetings.

This area will also include potential fundraising opportunities as well as minutes from the district’s monthly. Parent Advisory Committee Meetings with Dr. Roy.

Please “LIKE” our Facebook Page: East Hills Middle School Parent Association

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at:

contactehpa@yahoo.com

CLASS DOJO!!

EHMS Class Dojo Celebration!

Class Dojo Update:

We want to celebrate a student each week. This week we get to celebrate LKJLK BK:K for outstanding work and accumulating a TON of dojo points.

Inspirations posted on Class Dojo by Mr. Tannous

Mr. Tannous will post inspirational messages and quotes on Mondays and Fridays on Class Dojo!
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MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE- FREE MEALS THROUGH 12/31!!


Hello, all. In addition to the recent good news that all meals may be served free of charge through December 31, 2020, I wanted you to be aware that there is also a slight change coming up for the Distribution schedule. In October, we have a non-instructional Monday on October 12. We will still be distributing meals for the week on that Monday, October 12, at our 5 usual sites: Broughal, Northeast, Donegan, Marvine, and Fountain Hill.

We will be distributing meals at our 5 usual distribution sites on all Mondays in October, including October 12.

As a side note: Please know that meals for e-classroom students no longer need to be pre-ordered. E-classroom families can stop at any of the 5 distribution sites to pick up meals for the school week: Broughal, Northeast, Donegan, Marvine, and Fountain Hill. As a reminder, meal pick-up is between 10:00 add and 11:30 am on Mondays. This has been communicated directly to each of the e-classroom parents through email.

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St.Luke's offer to BASD students and staff

School Cafe App

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East Hills Middle School

We enter the 2020-2021 year with excitement! Our East Hills family is committed to connect with each and everyone of you. We believe we will be connected and together and therefore strong. We look forward to this connection because we know that ALL of our students and families define us and lead us to success. Welcome!