Eastwood News

February 16, 2021

Important-Dates-at-a-Glance

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Eastwood TV @ 8:30 am
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Eastwood Dines Out at Red Robin
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Eastwood TV @ 8:30 am
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Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall is perhaps best known as the first Black Supreme Court justice— and he played an instrumental role in promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement and throughout his entire career. Marshall represented and won more cases before the high court than any other person and many historians regard him as an influential figure in shaping important social policies and upholding laws to protect minorities.


Quote from Thurgood Marshall

"Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on."

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American diplomat, political scientist, civil servant, and professor who is the current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state and the first woman to serve as National Security Advisor. Rice is also a very talented pianist who has performed at the Kennedy Center and for Queen Elizabeth.


Quote from Condoleezza Rice

"We need to move beyond the idea that girls can be leaders and create the expectation that they should be leaders."

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas was a talented painter who was known to many as the father of Black American art. He was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance which was a time when the creative talents of many Black artists were popularized in the thriving creative community of New York City and the nation.


Quote from Aaron Douglas

"Let's Sing It, Dance It, Write It, Paint It. Let's Do the Impossible."

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist and the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Amanda writes powerful poems that tell important stories and encourage positive change. She was recently invited to recite poems at the Presidential Inauguration ceremony and as part of the Super Bowl.


Quote from Amanda Gorman

"For there is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it."

Eastwood TV

Join Mr. Ramsey and co-host Ms. Lena

WEDNESDAY, February 17 & 24 @ 8:30 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.

Coping (Special Edition)

Order Take Out for Eastwood on Wednesday, Feb. 24,2021

- Where: Red Robin in La Habra on Imperial Hwy

- When: Wednesday, 2/24 from 4-8pm

- Why: Skip a night of cooking - enjoy a delicious meal - and raise money for our school!

- How: Follow the online ordering steps on the flyer below

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PTA preparations for the year ahead

We are in the process of building our PTA board for next year and we need YOU!

Let your voice be heard and support our students! Email eastwoodpta1@gmail.com for more information.

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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!

Send us a pic to show you signed up by the end of February and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card!


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!


-- Win a $25 Amazon gift card! --

Attach a screenshot of your AmazonSmile screen showing Eastwood Elementary PTA as your charity to our Eastwood PTA page on Facebook, or send the pic via email to eastwoodpta1@gmail.com. All entries will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Drawing will be held on March 1, 2021!


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Coming soon... Spring Cleaning on your calendar?

Save the Date for our Savers Eastwood Fundraiser!

We will be collecting bags of donated clothing, shoes and household items (blankets, towels, etc.) and turning them in mid-May. Get ready to clean out your closets and earn money for Eastwood! More details coming soon...



MEALS ARE AT NO COST TO FAMILIES Until JUNE 30th, 2021

Meal Distribution

February Meal Distribution Days: 17, 19, 22, 24, 26.


Distribution Times & Locations:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Only

Norwalk Locations: Chavez, Dolland, Glazier, Lampton, Los Alisos, Moffitt, Morrison, Sanchez, Glenn & Norwalk High.

Ramona Preschool distribution will be on Mondays & Wednesdays only.

La Mirada Locations: Eastwood, Foster Road, Hutchinson, Los Coyotes, La Mirada High.

Meals are FREE to all families through June 30, 2021.

Meals help make the school day seem a little more normal.

Meals are delicious, nutritious, fun & convenient!

We appreciate you! Your participation in picking up meals helps support our food services program and our employees for the 2021/2022 school year. Thank you.

Reminder:

  • Masks must be worn.
  • Maintain a physical distancing of 6-feet.
  • If you are sick, send someone else to pick up the meals.
  • Please bring the student id# or name.

Thank you,

Anna Apoian, Director, Nutrition Services

SEND US YOUR PICTURES!!!

Remember to continue to send in your photos for the 2020-21 Yearbook!


Email: Eastwoodyearbook17@gmail.com

Picture Day Update

We are currently rescheduled for March, more information coming soon!

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.

Spirit Wear

Let's show our spirit and be sure to wear your Eastwood gear on Wednesdays!


FYI - Spirit Wear is only available for pick up on Fridays after 12 noon.


Email us at EastwoodPTA1@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you out!


Go EAGLES!

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 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

Family Tech Support/Portal

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

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."