East Elementary Parent Newsletter

February 2019 Edition

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We Love Our East Family!

We recently completed our middle of the year DRA assessments to measure each individual student's growth in reading and the progress they've made. This information will be shared with you soon. Our students have worked very hard and we are so proud of them!

We are excited to share some upcoming events with you for our spring semester. One highlight is our spring parent night carnival will happen on March 7th. We look forward to enjoying some fun events with your families and sharing some wonderful academic activities that you can use with your child at home. We will also share important information about a Spring Reading Challenge that everyone is invited to participate in over the course of the next few months.

Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your child's education. We hope to see you around campus this spring!

Melissa, Ashley and Courtney

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Reading with Your Child

Many parents ask us what they can do to help their child at home. Our answer is to read with them - not as a reading teacher but as a parent. Reading with your child helps them academically, but it also has a positive impact on your relationship with them.

In an article I have referenced below, it shares that with the research this organization has done over time, they have been blown away that kids time and again said the most special time they recall spending with a parent is reading together! So even when we don't know how to help with their math or how to solve the argument they had at school that day with a friend, we can read!

Reading has become such an important part of our routine at home. My children know this is individual time they can count on with me and it has become time that I treasure more and more as they grow older. I encourage you in this next season of life to find a few minutes every night to remember what it was like when your babies were little and were excited about books. Curl up beside them and just read! On March 7th, we will have parent night and each family will receive a new chapter book that you can read with your children at home. This will kick off a spring reading challenge for our families that we are excited about.

If you would like to read the article I talked about above, you can find it by clicking here.

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U.I.L. - District Meet on February 15th!

The U.I.L. Academic Program is designed to enrich student learning and provide students with a competitive opportunity. Our final teams have been selected and students will be practicing to prepare for the meet in Pine Tree on Friday, February 15th. We are excited for these students and know they will represent Hallsville well! Thank you to our wonderful coaches that are working closely with our students to help them be successful!

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January was Board Appreciation Month!

We enjoyed having several of our HISD board members visit East Elementary in January. Later in the month, we were able to thank them for their leadership by donating 7 new books that align with our leadership habits that we teach to all East Elementary students. We appreciate our board for all they do for our community and our district.
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Hallsville ISD 2019-2020 Calendar

Please click here for your copy of the 2019-2020 HISD Calendar
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February and March Events

Here is a preview of February and March events:
  • February 7th - College Day
  • February 8th - Spring Pictures
  • February 11th - 100th Day of School
  • February 11th - 15th - Book Fair
  • February 14th - Second grade Music Program
  • February 15th - UIL Competition
  • February 15th - Early Release @ 12:30 p.m.
  • February 18th - Student Holiday
  • February 22nd - Tooth Fairy Visit for PreK and Kinder
  • February 26th - Third Grade Field Trip to Tyler
  • February 28th - Softball Tournament for 3rd Grade
  • March 7th - Spring Family Event
  • March 7th - Second Grade Field Trip to Tyler
  • March 8th - First Grade Music Program
  • March 8th - Early Release @ 12:30 p.m.
  • March 11th - 15th - Spring Break