East Albemarle News

May 2023

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Mother's Day - May 14th

Happy Mother's Day to each of you who love, nurture and care for a child, whether it be your own or someone else's! From all of us at East Albemarle, we wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day filled with joy and quality time spent with family!
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Staff Appreciation Week

Next week, May 1st - 5th, is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are excited to show our teachers some love for all they do for us. However, at East, we have the absolute best teachers AND support staff, so we like to refer to this week as STAFF Appreciation Week!

We have put together a list of suggestions for you and your child to consider as ways to celebrate their teachers and favorite support staff members throughout next week. These ideas are simple, as we know the smallest acts of kindness and recognition are often the most meaningful. If your child is able to participate in any of the appreciation activities, I can assure you, our staff will be most grateful.

  • Monday, May 1 - Write your teacher and favorite support staff member a note to tell them how they have positively impacted you this year!
  • Tuesday, May 2 - Show your teacher or favorite support staff member how much you care with a random act of kindness!
  • Wednesday, May 3 - Dress like your teacher or favorite support staff member OR wear their favorite color!
  • Thursday, May 4 - TREAT your teacher and favorite staff member super SWEET … bring them a small treat!
  • Friday, May 5 - Give your teacher a laugh! Write them a funny joke or draw them a wacky picture!

Thank you in advance for recognizing the amazing work our staff members do each and every day!

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Penny War Fundraiser: May 1st - 12th

1, 2, 3, 4 East Albemarle declares a PENNY WAR!!!!

Each grade level will have a jar located in the main office to collect funds.

Add pennies, bills, checks (made payable to East Albemarle Elementary) to your grade level’s jar to increase your points!

Add silver coins - nickels, dimes, quarters - to another grade level’s jar to subtract points!

Penny War Point System -

  • ADD Points to Your Grade Level
  • Penny: 1 point
  • Dollar Bills & Checks: face value x 100

    (ex: $20 bill = 2,000 points)

  • SUBTRACT Points from Another Grade Level
  • Nickel: -5 points
  • Dime: -10 points
  • Quarter: -25 points
  • Half Dollar: -50 points
  • Silver Dollar: -100 points

May 1st - 5th is Staff Appreciation Week; show your appreciation by supporting this fundraiser to assist with purchasing supplies for classrooms!

Incentives will be awarded to the grade level with the highest points on May 12th!

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End of Year Testing Schedule

The spring 2023 EOG testing schedule for students in grades 3-5 has been shared. Add these dates to your calendar and ensure your child is at school on time on these days.

East Albemarle EOG Testing Parent Letter

SCS End of Grade Testing Schedule

Attendance is always super important, but on EOG days, it is even more important! Ensure your child is present for school and on time to avoid having to schedule make up sessions. Make up testing sessions may interfere with end-of-year awards celebrations and the 4th quarter merit event. We do not want your child missing out on celebrations due to mandatory testing, but it is a possibility if they are absent or tardy.

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SCS Community Health Fair - May 22nd

Stanly County Schools is hosting a Community Health Fair on Monday, May 22nd. The elementary school with the highest rate of attendance will receive an assortment of balls and other playground equipment! Help East Albemarle win this fun incentive by attending the Community Health Fair on May 22nd, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Atrium Stanly Family Health Education Center (301 Yadkin Street, Albemarle). Tall Cop, Jermaine Galloway, will also speak about teen vaping, cannabis and alcohol use starting at 7:00 pm.

Additionally, here's a list of some of the door prizes that will be given away at the event:
  • Grocery Shopping Experience ($100 Food Lion gift card and shopping with an Atrium Health Personal Trainer)
  • Albemarle Parks & Rec Summer Pool passes
  • Tickets to a Uwharrie Wampus Cats Baseball Game
  • Tickets to Carolina Treetop Challenge
  • Set of fishing rods and supplies
  • Family set of mountain bikes (grand prize)
  • Passes for roller skating

We hope you will plan to attend this event!
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End of Year Celebrations

We will soon be wrapping up the 2022-2023 school year and we would like to celebrate your child's accomplishments! Plan to join us for an end-of-year celebration! Dates and times for each grade level are listed below.

Awards Celebrations -
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade, June 5th at 2:00 pm in homeroom classes
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade, June 6th at 2:00 pm in homeroom classes
  • 4th Grade, June 7th at 1:00 pm in homeroom classes
  • 5th Grade, June 9th at 9:30 am in the East Albemarle gym

Parents and guardians should plan to sign in at the East Albemarle main office before visiting classrooms. If you choose to check your child out early after the celebration, they must also be checked out from the main office prior to leaving campus. Thank you for helping us maintain safety and security during a very exciting time!

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4th Quarter Merit Event - June 8th

Our 4th quarter merit event will be a water day, held on June 8th! Students who earn 300 Class Dojo points and have NO suspensions during 4th quarter will be invited! Students who are invited to attend water day should bring the following items to school with them on June 8th:

full change of clothes (including shoes)

hat and/or sunglasses

a bag to carry clothing in

a refillable water bottle labeled with their name

a towel

Please note that we highly recommend sunscreen be worn by students, but we are not allowed to apply it at school. Sunscreen should be applied by a parent and/or guardian prior to coming to school on June 8th.

We hope your child earns this fun incentive as it will be a wonderful way to celebrate the end of a fun school year!

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Kindergarten Registration 2023-2024

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year officially begins March 1! If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 31st, 2023, they are eligible to begin kindergarten next year. All enrollments are completed online through the Stanly County Schools website. Families may also reach out to Lori Hudson, Data Manager at East Albemarle, for enrollment questions.

The links below provide valuable information for families with rising kindergarten children.

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May Kindergarten Readiness Calendar

Families with rising kindergarten students - begin preparing your child for school by completing the activities included on the May Kindergarten Readiness Calendar! See the calendar image above!

Important Dates:

Click here to view the Stanly County Schools 2022-2023 calendar.

May 2023:

  • 1st-5th - School Staff Appreciation Week
  • 1st - Penny War fundraiser begins!
  • 2nd - Boosterthon fundraiser ends
  • 4th - First & second grade field trip
  • 9th - 4th quarter progress reports issued
  • 10th - School Nurse's Day {Thank you, Nurse Russell!}
  • 12th - Penny War ends!
  • 19th - RESTORE Grant Parent / Guardian survey due! (See Class Dojo!)
  • 22nd - SCS Community Health Fair
  • 26th - 3rd grade reading EOG
  • 29th - Memorial Day - No school for students!
  • 31st - 4th & 5th grade reading EOG

June 2023:

  • 1st - 3rd grade math EOG
  • 2nd - 3rd grade Read to Achieve assessment, 4th & 5th grade math EOG
  • 5th - Kinder & 1st grade awards celebration (2:00 pm)
  • 6th - 5th grade science EOG, 2nd & 3rd grade awards celebration (2:00 pm)
  • 7th - 3rd grade reading EOG RETEST, 4th grade awards celebration (2:45 pm)
  • 8th - 4th quarter merit event
  • 9th - 5th grade awards celebration (9:30 am), Early Release Day (12:40 pm), Last day of school & report cards distributed!

The 2023-2024 SCS calendar has been approved and shared. Click here to review the calendar for NEXT school year. Note that the first day of school for students is earlier next year - August 9th!

East Albemarle Staff Shout-Outs!

Is there a staff member at East Albemarle that has had a profound impact on your child or your family? Celebrate them by submitting a shout-out to express your appreciation!

We value your positive feedback and will look forward to sharing your comments with our staff members!

Click here to submit a positive staff shout-out!

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Follow East Albemarle on Social Media!


Instagram - eastalbemarle

Twitter - @east_albemarle

Click here to visit our website!

Class Dojo:

Sign up for a {free!} Class Dojo account to keep up with their PBIS Merit Event points and fun classroom updates / photos! You will need to obtain a class code from your child's teacher.

Contact Information

East Albemarle Elementary School

1813 East Main Street

Albemarle, NC 28001

(704) 961-3500

Ms. Judith Taylor, Principal