Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know For The Coming Week

January 31, 2021

A Note from the principal

DPS Magnet School Lottery

Applications to all magnet and pathway schools are due by the end of the week, Friday, February 5th. This is important for any current lottery family who have a rising kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year. It is is also important for any of our fifth grade students who wish to attend The School for Creative Studies. Please visit dpsnc.net to apply.

School Photos

Based on the feedback from last week, we will host a school picture day. Please be on the lookout for specific details at the date in next week's update.

Black Lives Matter at School Week

Historically the month of February is Black History month. Two years ago The DPS Board of Education approved a resolution recognizing Black Lives Matter (BLM) at school. Schools across DPS will be participating this week. Anytime we discuss big ideas with little people, we consider age appropriate language and conversation and this will be no different. I have included a document highlighting the language we will be using with students as we discuss and review the Principles of the Movement for Black Lives. (Please see link below.)

What you can expect at Easley is for our students to engage in classroom conversations around recognizing and celebrating diversity, valuing and recognizing that everyone has the right to be safe and happy and to express their opinion, and everyone has the right to be treated fairly. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's classroom teacher or school administration.

Talking to Young Children about the Guiding Principles of the Movement for Black Lives

Specials Grab Bag Sessions

Second Grade Specials Zoom at 1:30 PM on Monday

Third Grade Specials Zoom at 1:30 on Tuesday

You can find the your link on your classroom canvas/google classroom page. If you are having difficulty locating the link, please ask your child's classroom teacher.


Our major fundraiser with #ApexLeadershipCo kicks off on Tuesday, February 16th! We’re going VIRTUAL so ALL students can participate from the safety and comfort of home or classroom! We’re so excited and it's always a really fun leaning opportunity for our students.

Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy VIRTUAL REMIX event. Families are asked to help our school by gathering pledges from family and friends for every Fitness Move their student completes at the VIRTUAL REMIX on Thursday, February 25th!

✅ 🚗 DRIVE THRU PACKET PICK-UP: Families will be able to stop by the school and say hi to our Apex leaders and safely pick-up their Apex Pledge Kit, Daily Leadership Wristbands and Event Day T-shirts on Monday, February 15th from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The funds we’re raising from this event will go towards continued instructional enhancements such as technology, leveled books, and teacher grants and projects; Teacher Appreciation, and Continued Advocacy to Easley Families and so much more…

We understand that some of our families may not be in a position to donate, and that’s OK! If you can help, please know that no donation is too small. We’ll share more info about the Apex program and ways to support our school over the coming weeks.

How May We Help You?

Do you have a question, comment, concern, and aren’t sure who to ask? Please use this form to communicate your needs and we will get back to you ASAP. Front office staff will be monitoring this form throughout the day and will direct your questions to the right individual. Of course you can always reach out to Mr. Bugajski or myself as we are here to support you and our students.

Monday, January 31

  • Media Curbside Pick-up 4-6 PM - back bus parking lot
  • Second Grade Specials Zoom at 1:30 PM

Tuesday, February 1

  • Third Grade Specials Zoom at 1:30 PM

Wednesday, February 2

  • Wellness Wednesday

Thursday, February 3

  • Library Book Pick-up 11:45 AM-12:45 PM, 3:00-5:00 PM

Friday, February 4

  • Kindergarten Material Pick-up
  • Second Grade Material Pick-up 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
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