East Elementary Parent Newsletter

December 2016 Edition

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The month of November has quickly flown by and we are well on our way to completing half of our 2016-2017 school year. Our students are flourishing in their established routines and meeting their classroom and individual goals. Our teachers are busy spending time each week learning together as teams and sharing their excitement for learning with their students as they carry out the plans they are creating to help each child learn and grow.

As I thought about what I wanted to share with you this month, my wish was that I could some how describe to you how blessed we feel to be able to serve and support a staff that is so committed to meeting the needs of our students and our East families. We truly love being part of the East Elementary team and couldn't ask for a more dedicated team of professionals to work with. While we will never claim to be perfect, what I can always assure you of is that we show up ready to do our best for your children each and every day.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your families. We love your children and look forward to what 2017 has in store for East. Thank you for being a part of our team!

Melissa and Ashley

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It is Time to Celebrate!

Our first semester is quickly coming to an end and it is time to celebrate the upcoming holidays and a successful first semester! Below you will find details about our Holiday Luncheon on December 13th, our Theme week beginning December 12th and our Christmas Parties on December 16th.

Holiday Luncheon:

We will host our annual Holiday Luncheon for Grades 1 and 3 on Tuesday, December 13th. We hope you are able to join your child for this wonderful lunch provided by our cafeteria. A note will be coming home this week with more information. You may also access the holiday lunch schedule by clicking here.

Kindergarten and 2nd Grade students will eat lunch in their rooms on this day to allow room for our visitors. We are asking for there to be no visitors for lunch for Kindergarten and 2nd Grade on this day. Thank you Kindergarten and Second Grade parents for your help with this!


Students and staff are encouraged to join us in celebrating the week of December 12th with the following theme days.

Monday, December 12th - Sport your Holiday Socks!

Tuesday, December 13th - Dig up Your Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Wednesday, December 14th - Break out your Santa Hats!

Thursday, December 15th - Christmas P.J.'s are So Much Fun!

Friday, December 16th - Holiday Shirts are the Best!

Christmas Parties and Early Release:

Our Christmas Parties will be held on December 16th.

First and Second Grade Parties will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Kindergarten and Third Grade Parties will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Other details will be communicated by your child's classroom teacher.

We will release for the holidays at 12:15 p.m.

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December Events

Here is a preview of December events:

  • December 1st: Picture Make-ups
  • December 1st: College Day
  • December 3rd: Whoville Ugly Sweater Run! (hosted by HISD Foundation)
  • December 3rd: Breakfast with Santa in Whoville (hosted by FFA)
  • December 9th: 1st Grade Music Program
  • December 13th: Christmas Feast (1st and 3rd Grade)
  • December 14th: CHAMPS Reward to the Movies to see Moana in Marshall
  • December 16th: Class Christmas Parties and Early Release at 12:15 p.m.
  • December 19th - January 2nd: Christmas Holidays
  • January 3rd: Students Return
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