Does anyone have experience with a barcode scanning system? The East Side Literacy Lab is looking for someone with experience with a simple barcode/scanning system that could work for the lab. You don’t need to do any work – we just need someone to point us in the right direction. Please email Grace Seidita at email@example.com if you can help!
The schoolbox supplies website is closing TOMORROW! All orders will made online only at www.schooltoolbox.com . Since the webpage has changed formats, even if you registered last year, you will need to re-register to pull up the custom packed boxes for East Side. Just click on the grades you’ll need for the 2013-2014 school year. Be sure you pick next year’s grades! First, second, and third grade are divided into girl boxes and boy boxes to give the teachers an equal distribution of the various supplies. For your convenience, the paper goods (i.e. paper towels, Kleenex, antibacterial wipes, etc.) are included this year. For the Kindergarteners, we will continue to offer the nap mat as an optional item at the low price of $8! Backpacks are still available and 5% of every backpack sold is directly donated back to East Side from School Tool Box. Don’t miss out on this convenient way to help next year start off stress free. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Dobo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the 2013-2014 Pre Sale Form has been extended through this Friday, May 24th! With this one easy form, you can order Spirit Wear, Memory Books (for 2013-14), join the PTA, provide your family contact information for the School Directory and contribute to the 2013-14 fundraising effort. Your pre-sale items will be ready for you to pick up on Tiger Day (except the Memory Book and the Directory which will be distributed at a later date) in August. Don’t spend time waiting in lines on Tiger Day. Plan ahead and order now!
Congratulations to all the fifth graders. Have a great Summer Break!
If you would like to spend less time waiting on long lines on Tiger Day, download and complete your 2013-14 Pre-Sale Form now. You can order Spirit Wear, Memory Books, join the PTA, provide your family contact information for the School Directory, and contribute to the 2013-14 fundraising effort. Complete the form and return it with your check in an envelope marked “PTA Pre Sale”. Your pre-sale items will be ready for you to pick up on Tiger Day (except the Memory Book and Directory which will be distributed at a later date) in August 2013.
Are you looking for a way to become more involved at East Side? The PTA has several Committee Chair positions available, as well as a need for committee members. If you are interested, please contact president@ eastsideelementary.com. Or you can visit the PTA website and click on the Committees and Programs tab to learn more.
Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering a Parent’s Night Out exclusively for East Side students. This event will be on Friday, May 17th from 6-9:30 pm. Students will play exciting Star Wars themed games and can come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character. The cost is $20 per student and the entire fee will be donated back to East Side! If you have any questions, please call Marietta Martial Arts at 770-321-1371.
Please make note that the Chick-fil-A Biscuit sale is cancelled tomorrow, Friday, April 26th because of CRCT testing.
Are you looking for a way to become more involved at East Side? The PTA has several Committee Chair positions available, as well as a need for committee members. If you are interested in becoming the Committee Chair in Education & Literacy, Dinner Nights, or another committee, please contact email@example.com. Or you can visit the PTA website and click on the Committees and Programs tab to learn more.
It’s time again to order your school supplies for next year. Why drive around to different stores to find everything when the PTA has done all the work for you? This year all orders will be made online at www.schooltoolbox.com. The website is open from now until May 23rd. Please be sure to register your child in next year’s grade! For your convenience this year, all the paper goods (i.e. paper towels, Kleenex, antibacterial wipes, etc.) are included. Also for Kindergarteners, the nap mat is an optional item at a low price of $8.00. Backpacks are available to purchase with 5% donated back to East Side from School Tool Box. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Dobo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a safe and fun Spring Break!
Vote YES for Ed-SPLOST on March 19th for Cobb County schools
Reasons to vote YES:
- Keep Property taxes low. Without SPLOST, property taxes would have to be raised to pay for a bond to fund capital improvement needs in the schools.
- Protect your home’s value. Continuing to improve our schools will protect your family’s investment.
- Close to 1/3 of SPLOST paid by those who don’t live in Cobb. Share the cost with visitors who come here for shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
- Every school and every student helped. Construct nearly 500 new classrooms, upgrade security and technology. To see the list of improvements planned for your school, go to www.CobbK12.org/SPLOST
Vote YES on March 19th. Early voting is available March 11-15 at the East Cobb Government Service Center in Marietta as well as other locations. Go to www.CobbElections.org for more info.
East Side PE will host a Movie Night this Friday, March 1st from 6:00-9:00pm in the gym. Movie Night is for East Side students only and includes a movie (Chicken Run, rated G), pizza, drinks, cookies and activity time (with a possible demonstration by Pro Martial Arts, this Movie Night’s sponsor). Space is limited to the first 150 to sign up AND pay. All participants must pre-register; walk-ups will be turned away. The cost is $20 per child. Half ($10 per child) of the proceeds will go towards the participating student’s Jump Rope for Heart donations and the other half will go towards a donation to Fair Oaks Elementary PE Dept. Register at www.espetigers.org or www.eastsideelementary.com.
Also mark your calendars for Clean Commute Week from March 4th-8th with our Georgia Walk to School Day on Wed., March 6th. ”Clean commute” also includes riding the bus or biking to school. So pick what works best for you and your family!
Finally, East Side’s International Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16th from 5-7pm. This is a great opportunity for you and your children to share your heritage/culture with fellow East Side families. Parents interested in becoming Country Representatives, or if you have questions regarding the same, please contact Shruti Maindarkar at InternationalFestival@eastsideelementary.com.
East Side will be hosting a Curriculum Night on Thursday, February 7th. Come with your child and see what they are learning and how we use technology! This will be a K-5 event from 6:00 – 7:15 pm. We will be offering reading, math, and technology sessions in all grade levels. We look forward to seeing you there!
East Side will celebrate National School Counselor’s Week from Feb. 4th-8th by having counselor-themed dress up days. Our theme for this year is “Liberty and Learning for ALL.” The dress-up days are as follows:
Monday (2/4) – FREEDOM – red, white and blue
Tuesday (2/5) – PRIVILEGE – hat day
Wednesday (2/6) – RIGHT – mix/match clothes
Thursday (2/7) – CHOICE – dress to impress – “fancy” day
Friday (2/8) – OPPORTUNITY – favorite team jersey/t-shirt
Each day 2 students per grade will be randomly selected to come to the counselor’s suite to receive a goody bag and a SQUEEZE for participating in counselor week. Remember to mark your calendars!
Also, it is time again to show our incredible teachers how much we appreciate them. In addition to all the activities that will occur during Teacher Appreciation week, the PTA will host a luncheon for the teachers on Friday, February 22nd. We will be giving out door prizes at the luncheon and would appreciate your support in collecting as many as possible. If you own a business, work at a company that would like to participate, or you would personally like to donate a prize (gift certificates, gift baskets, services, etc.), please contact Teresa Cornell at email@example.com or 770-367-3645. Every donation is greatly appreciated. Let’s show our amazing teachers how much they mean to all of us!
You heard it right – the ESE Annual Family Sock Hop is just around the corner! Pre-sale tickets are available Jan. 21 – Feb. 6 for admission: $3.50 each, with a $12-family maximum. Please note that this is an event for East Side families only and is not a drop-off event. Go to www.eastsideelementary.com (Resources then PTA forms) for the Sock Hop order form. We need you to help us make this a fun-filled event for our guys and gals! Sign up on Volunteer Spot and you’ll receive FREE admission.
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Hope that everyone had a terrific Winter Break. Please join East Side teachers and administrators on Jan. 16th from 11-12:00 to discuss Common Core standards. We will share information about the new standards and how we are teaching them in our classrooms. Coffee and pastries will be provided because learning is oh so sweet. We hope to see you there!
Registration for Junior Great Books is now open for grades 1st through 5th. Please fill out the form, attach a check, and drop it in the PTA box. Mark the envelope Junior Great Books and make sure you mark the grade and the day that your child will attend. Group sizes are limited to 10-12 depending on the age, so please sign up early. Registration forms are due by January 29th. We will not be able to accept registrations after this day due to shipping constraints on the materials needed for the participants. Please direct questions to Jill at JuniorGreatBooks@eastsideelementary.com.
Have a great week!
The Literacy Lab (located in the Media Center) needs volunteers to help keep the lab organized. We need help sorting the books returned by teachers and getting them back into the system. It is easy work and you will be trained! You can volunteer once a week or once a month. If you are interested, please email Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Honoring Our Heroes” writing contest is designed to encourage students to describe “real life” heroes who have shown generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion. If your student is interested in entering the contest, please notify their teacher. All entries are due by February 13th 2013. If you need more information, please email educationandliteracy@ eastsideelementary.com.
Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Winter Break!