East Side News
Week of March 14, 2016
Civility - Just Do Right
Civility comes to life when we think beyond the personal and push outward to others. A few examples:
- Expecting students to show respect for others in the classroom and beyond.
- Being willing to listen to others as they share their views.
- Being considerate and practicing restraint when criticizing the beliefs and choices of other people.
Many people think civility applies only to behavior, but the word itself points to a larger meaning. Looking beyond your classroom, civility is important to teach as it speaks to the idea that we all belong to something larger than ourselves.
Instead of merely focusing on the idea of a child controlling their behavior to please their teachers, instead help the students see themselves as part of a greater good.
As parents, caregivers and adults, we have to model being civil to each other. Show kindness, respect, and caring in our day-to-day interactions with all individuals. Lately, we have a lot of "negativity" being shown to us not only within the media, but in presidential debates and elections. It's not a good role model for our kids, not something that we want our children to become! Let's do what's right! Take a peek below at what the late and great Maya Angelou states about "Just Do Right!" Let's do this because, our kids deserve it!
Two East Side Students Place in the Greater 1,000 Islands Writing Contest
We at East Side are so proud of Jenicka and Sarina and our kids that wrote essays for this contest. What a great recognition for our kids! Well deserved! KUDOS TO YOU! <3
Scenes from our Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
Math and Movement Family Fun Night
What's coming up!
- 4/5-7/2016: 3-5 NYS ELA Tests
- 4/11/2016: Kindergarten Movie Night
- 4/13/2016: East Side PTO 7:00p.m
- 4/13-15/2016 3--5 NYS Math Tests
- 4/20/2016: East Side UPK Spring Concert 6:00p.m.
East Side Elementary School, Gouverneur, NY
We are a Responsive Classroom school, so our belief is that the social and emotional curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum. We pride ourselves to "Delivering The Promise of A Brighter Future!"
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