Eastwood News

October 12, 2021

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    • Tuesday, October 12 - Fit FUNd Day Kickoff
    • Tuesday, October 12 - Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey
    • Wednesday, October 13 - Eastwood TV @ 8:00 am
    • Tuesday, October 19 - Reflection Projects Due
    • Oct. 25- Oct. 29 - Red Ribbon Week
    • Wednesday, Oct. 27 - Eastwood Dines Out at Chipotle
    • Thursday, Oct. 28 - Eastwood Fun Run

Fit FUNd Day Kickoff

Eastwood's biggest fundraiser of the the school year is here! Today, your student should have watched the kickoff video in their classroom and are taking home the information you need to get them started.***Special prizes available to those that act fast to register and send out at least 5 emails or text messages TODAY*** Please take a moment to review the video and print materials. If you have any questions, please email us at EastwoodPTA1@gmail.com.


Register your student at www.ultrafunrun.com student access code: EEAGLES2021


Make sure your calendar is marked for our Big Event on Thursday, 10/28!

Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey

The monthly Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey will be held TODAY, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom. Here is the meeting information:


Topic: Roundtable with Mr. Ramsey
Time: Oct 12, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://nlmusd.zoom.us/j/81514789477

Meeting ID: 815 1478 9477

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey and co-host Ms. Lena

WEDNESDAY, October 13 @ 8:00 am

for the next LIVESTREAM


Let's stay connected! Click HERE to be directed to EastwoodTV and Subscribe!


If you have missed any of the LIVESTREAM Assemblies,

you can still watch them ALL as they are available to view on our EastwoodTV YouTube Channel.

October 6, 2021 Assembly

Latinx Heritage Month

In honor of the last week of Latinx Heritage Month we are highlighting an amazing teacher, Jaime Escalante.


Jaime Escalante was a Bolivian-American educator known for teaching students advanced math and calculus for nearly twenty years in East Los Angeles. Escalante believed that all students are capable of achieving great things and his dedication served as an inspiration for a movie that was made to share his story. Escalante devoted his career to making sure every one of his students received a quality education and inspired countless numbers of students and teachers along the way.


Quote from Jaime Escalante

"I tell my students, you do not enter the future -- you create the future. The future is created through hard work."

Reflections Project DUE

The theme for this year’s National Reflections Art Program is "I Will Change the World by..." Project entries are due by Tuesday, 10/19


You can find additional information at https://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/

Red Ribbon Week starts Monday, October 25th.

- This year's Red Ribbon Week theme is "It's Cool to be Drug Free"

- Students who dress up for the fun Spirit Days will earn a limited edition RED Eagle Dollars!

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Eastwood Dines Out

Save the Date!

On Wednesday, 10/27 come out to support Eastwood Dines Out at Chipotle.

Box Art Contest

  • The City of la Mirada is conducting a Traffic Control Box Art Contest that the City. Local artists are invited to submit proposals for La Mirada’s inaugural Traffic Control Box Art Contest. This public art initiative gives local artists a unique opportunity to showcase their talents while enhancing the aesthetics of our community. Artists may submit an entry for consideration to have their original art applied to one of several traffic control boxes along a major intersection in La Mirada. All entries must incorporate the theme “La Mirada’s Rich History” into their art proposal. Applicants must be artists or artist teams living, working, or attending a school in La Mirada. Five winners will be selected. Entries are due December 3.

Join the PTA

Join Eastwood PTA to help support Technology, Arts and more for your student(s) and our Eastwood families, staff and community!


Click HERE to be directed to the TOTEM website or use the QR code pictured on the left. Also located on the Eastwood PTA page on our school website (under the PARENTS tab).


Membership Fee on Totem: $10 per membership, with a $1 convenience fee per membership.

Benefits: Totem also allows you to download your PTA membership card to your phone wallet, view and receive discounts with participating partners, and the option of auto-renewing membership annually.


Share the link with friend and family so that they can support your learning too!

Zelle Payment Option for PTA Membership

Eastwood is offering a quick pay option with Zelle. You can access Zelle through your banking website/app OR download the Zelle app.

Include in Message: Type MEMBERSHIP with PTA member's name, student(s) name, grade, and his/her teacher's name.

Membership Fee on Zelle: $10 per membership. Send Payment to: eastwoodptatreasurer@gmail.com

Stay Connected

- via our Newsletter = If you're not already receiving our Eastwood Newsletter, please email us at eastwoodpta1@gmail.com so we can add you to the list. We don't send too many emails, but just want to keep you in the loop with campus news.

- PTA Table = We'll have an info table set up outside on the front lawn before pick-up every first Tuesday of the month... stop by with any questions, to join PTA, or purchase a Spiritwear T-Shirt, or just to say hi!

Spirit Wear

- Our new Spiritwear order is on its way! If you have a pending order, it will be delivered to your student as soon as it arrives. Thank you for your patience.


*** Orders for items that we have in stock will be filled as soon as possible and delivered to your student.


Message eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with any questions... thank you for your patience!


- Wednesdays are Spirit Wear Days - if you need a new Eastwood t-shirt, visit our table on the first Tuesday of every month or email eastwoodpta1@gmail.com with your size/color preference. T-shirts are $10. Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!


Go EAGLES!

Send us your pictures!

Please send in any pictures you have of your student(s) to Mr. Ramsey at dramsey@nlmusd.k12.ca.us or eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com.

MEALS ARE AT NO COST TO FAMILIES ALL YEAR!

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that meals are FREE to ALL students for the 2021-2022 School Year.

  • We encourage all families to submit a meal application, if you usually qualify, as it provides additional educational funding for your school and benefits for your household. It will also ensure your student is covered for free meals the first 30 days of school for the 2022/2023 school year to avoid meal charges.
    • Eligibility guidelines can be found on www.yourchew.com, in the upper left corner, under meal applications.
    • Note - You do not need to complete a meal application if you have already received a letter indicating that your student has been directly certified.

September Menus:

Please view our menus online at www.yourchew.com for nutritional information.

Important Menu Update:

Last minute menu changes may occur frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues and labor shortages.

Menus on our website may not reflect these changes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Attachments:

School Meals Are Safe

More Than a Meal

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

www.yourchew.com, 562-210-2146 (English) or 562-210-2052 (Spanish).

Support Eastwood while you're shopping at Amazon!

Eastwood Elementary PTA is now a designated charity in Amazon Smile. You can earn .5% for Eastwood on eligible purchases simply by saving your shop link and updating your app.


Follow the steps below to point your donations to Eastwood and start earning money for our school today!


Instructions for signing up for Amazon Smile!

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Select Eastwood Elementary PTA as your designated charity

4. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and/or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app

5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:

- Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (three horizontal lines on the bottom right hand corner)

- Tap on "Amazon Smile" under the Programs & Features section and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

6. Start shopping as you normally do - and Eastwood Elementary PTA will earn 0.5% back on eligible purchases!

Health & Safety

Everyone is doing a good job in keeping their children safe and healthy. If your student is demonstrating any COVID symptoms, please keep them home for the day. If your student is quarantining (out of precaution) or has tested positive, please call the office.


Please visit COVID -19 Facts Sheet for full instructions.

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Eastwood PTA

The mission of Eastwood PTA is to positively impact and support the lives of our students by enhancing their academic growth and social experiences.


"Always together, never apart.

Maybe in distance, but never in heart."

District Issued Devices Available for EVERYONE

  • Our goal is to ensure that EVERY STUDENT has a District Issued Device to use. Please make sure to visit the school website and/or click the Device User Agreement to be directed to the form.
  • WIFI HOTSPOTS are also available. Make sure to fill out the SEPARATE FORM for this to be processed. Click the Hotspot Request here to be directed to the form.
Family Tech Support/Portal

Supporting families as partners in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District