The Capsule 9/28/2018

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At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.


While we love to celebrate , please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Greetings Eastridge Families!

This week during community time, our students focused on bullying and how to prevent it. Students engaged in meaningful conversations with their teacher and classmates about the different forms of bullying, how to report bullying, and how to be a difference maker. Students ended the week by signing an Anti-Bullying Agreement and watching a video on MOJ UP (Take a Stand and join the mission to make a difference).

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Students do not have school that day, but we do ask that they attend the 15-minute conference along with you. During the conference, you will have the chance to review your child's Term 1 Report Card and NWEA Scores, and discuss your child's progress so far this year. We do hope you will return the Conference Scheduling information as soon as possible to make sure you can reserve a meeting time that best fits your schedule.

As always, thank you for allowing Eastridge to educate your child.


Mrs. Johnson


Kindergarten: 97.2 %

First Grade: 97.73%

Second Grade: 97.75%

Third Grade: 96.25%

Fourth Grade: 98.39%

School Average: 97.46%

District Average: 97%

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Book Fair

Book fair shopping is open October 1st-October 5th. It will be open 8-3:35pm M, W, and Thur, 12-7:30pm on Tuesday and 8-12 on Friday! You can also order books online at

PARENTS: If you buy a book on parent teacher conference day you will be entered in a poster raffle. 22 posters will be given away. Winners will be announced Wednesday Morning ( October 3rd) during FYI morning news!

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Grandparents Day Programs

We will be celebrating Grandparents Day as follows:

Monday, October 1st, 2018

4th grade program: 10:40-11am

Kindergarten Program: 1:40-2pm

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

1st Grade Program: 10-10:20am

2nd Grade Program: 2:25-2:45pm

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

3rd Grade Program: 9:20-9:40am

All performances will be in the foyer area. Students in Life Skills Classes will perform with the class/grade level with which they come to specials. Please check with the teacher for more info.

Eastridge Elementary School Fundraiser

Thank you for your continued support of our current fundraiser. Share the information with friends and family and be sure your student collects the $$ when the order is placed.

ALL order forms are due on Friday, October 5th.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for Eastridge Student Activities.

 Please no unsupervised door to door selling

 Checks should be made payable to Eastridge Elementary

 Merchandise will arrive the beginning of November

Box Tops Challenge

Flyers were sent home today for our " Halloween Challenge! Students will have from now until October 26th to collect and turn in as many Box Tops as they can! Please be sure to put your students name on every box top form turned in and that box tops are from 2018 ONLY!The Winner will be announced October 29th. Ready, Set, COLLECT!
We hope you will consider joining our PTA, if you haven’t already. For just $7, you can be part of this vital organization that sponsors numerous events for our students AND families throughout the year!

School Board Candidate Forum at Creston Middle School

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 6-8:30pm

10925 East Prospect Street

Indianapolis, IN

Questions can be submitted by community members who attend the forum. As many questions as possible will be asked to the candidates. Each candidate will be given a specific time to respond( between 2 and 3 minutes). Each candidate has been asked to provide a short bio and picture, all received will be provided to attendees at the forum. This event is hosted by your Warren Township Council of PTAs, will be emceed and have a designated timer to keep the forum on a strict timeline. You must be informed to make the right decision on November 6th. Please don't miss the opportunity to meet the candidates.

Candidate Filings for Warren Township School Board per Marion County Clerk's Office:

Terri L Amos

Jack T Burns Jr

Shelly R Jett

Howard A Dorsey Jr

Anthony R ( Tony) Mendez

Rachel M Burke

Michelle Wright

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Healthy Smiles

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 12am

10930 East 10th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Healthy Smiles will be coming to Eastridge October 22,2018. Forms have been sent home with students. Please return the form if you want your student to be seen. These forms will be picked up before the visit so that they can be reviewed.
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Parent Resource Fair

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 8am-3:30pm

9500 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, IN

This event will provide parents with information about various programs and resources that are available. The fair is occurring during BOTH Saturdays of Fall Break Bring your family! Parents can register for the resource fair at the conference.
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Young Males Mentoring Conference

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 9am-3:30pm

9500 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Youth ages 11 and older can come for fun, food and games. They will also learn about mentoring opportunities with concerned and caring men from our community. Workshops will be offered in the areas of business, career education, healthy relationships and go old fashion man cave conversations!

Mentors can learn about contract compliance, dealing with special needs children, mentoring expectations and additional supports!

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Fourth Annual Young Women's Empowerment Conference ( FREE EVENT)

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 8am-3:30pm

9500 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, IN

Come explore breakout sessions, workshops, fashion , guest speakers, food and much more. This conference focuses on empowering young women ( ages 11 and older) to be brighter , bolder and inwardly beautiful!
The Sonny Day Community Center is an outreach project of the Warren Township Council of PTAs. We provide both perishable and non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to MSD Warren families who are experiencing a need. The October schedule for Sonny Day is as follows:


Saturday, October 13th 9am-11am

Thursday, October 25th 6pm-7:30pm

Location: 10502 East 21st Street