We are excited to kick off the 2014-15 Honoring Our Heroes Essay program. Honoring Our Heroes is a writing program that encourages students to discover, honor, and write about real-life heroes – role models displaying generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage or compassion. Students are asked to redefine media-hyped and cartoon heroes such as professional athletes, movie stars, and rock musicians and instead recognize someone who has made a more personal impact on the student’s life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, coach, or teacher.
What a great opportunity to honor someone who may not even know what a difference they are making in your student’s life!
The student entry form can be found hereEntries are due by January 30, 2015.  Students may turn in their entries to their teachers or there will be a box in the mailroom on the main floor of the school designated for entries.  Please contact Angie Kirka at angiekirka@yahoo.com or Denise Carter at denise4090@hotmail.com with any questions.

Teacher of the Year Pep Rally

Please help us celebrate our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kirby.

First Ever Sky Zone Spirit Night

Sky Zone is opening early for East Side. Join us at Sky Zone Roswell on Thursday, 10/23, for East Side Spirit Night. Sky Zone is opening at 2:30 just for our school. $9 to jump for 1 hour and $3 for each jumper is donated to East Side. Meal Deals for $10 including 1 large 1 topping pizza and 4 drinks will be sold with each deal donating $2 to school.

Fall Festival Wristband Sale Form

Please click here for the 2014 fall festival wristband sale form.

Fall Festival Poster Deadline Extended

Due to the fall break, the deadline for the Fall Festival posters is being extended to Monday after break (September 22).

A reminder of the details:

Posters can be any size
Needs to include this info: East Side Elementary Fall Festival, October 10, 2014 5:30PM- 9:30PM, wrist bands $12 pre-order or $15 day of
Bring to the cafeteria on Monday, September 22nd for a chance to win the raffle for a free wrist band. Each poster counts as 1 chance to win one of the two raffled wristbands!

Be on the lookout! Wristband Pre-order forms will be sent home on Monday, September 22nd

If you would like a vendor table at the festival please email fallfestival@eastsideelementary.com

More details coming soon!

Parenting Speaker Coming to East Side

Tim Elmore, author of “Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future” will be speaking at East Side on Monday, September 8th, from 6:30-7:30pm in the Media Center. He will be discussing his new book “12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid”.  Complimentary copy of his book will be given to the first 100 families registered.
For more information on the author:http://growingleaders.com/tim-elmore/

Tiger Day is Thursday, July 31st

Come to the school to meet your child’s teacher, pick up your calendar, PTA membership items and School Tool Box Supplies, and register for ASP, ASEP and other activities.

Times are:

Kindergarten: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
First, Second and Third Grades: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Fourth and Fifth Grades: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

Tiger Day Presenters – Tables are Available

If your group would like to reserve a table at Tiger Day, please email TigerDay@EastSideElementary.com by July 23rd.

School Supplies and Spring Book Fair

It’s time again to order your school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. The quickest and most convenient way to get your student’s supplies for next year is by ordering from www.schooltoolbox.com.  The website is very easy to navigate and understand.  Just find your child’s grade for next year and click on the appropriate box for that grade.  Your box of supplies will be ready for pick-up on Tiger Day.  Don’t forget to order before May 23rd.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie DeWitt at schoolsupplies@ eastsideelementary.com.

Also in May, East Side is having a “Buy One Get One Free Spring Book Fair” just in time for summer reading!  Stop by May 13-15 from 7:20am – 6:00pm and check out all the great books.  East Side teachers have provided recommendations for summer reading lists, including rising 6th graders.  Please consider volunteering at the book fair and receive 10% off all your purchases.  Come early to volunteer for the Book Fair and then stay for field day!