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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
Welcome back to school. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break!
Junior Great Books is still looking for a few parent leaders in 1st, 4th, and 5th grades. Registration will take place in December, so all of the leaders must be in place now. Those grades without leaders will not be able to participate in this wonderful program. Please consider sharing a leader position with one of your friends. If you would like to be a leader, please contact Jill Herring at email@example.com.
Also please keep in mind as you shop for the holiday season, the Community Outreach Committee will be collecting new and unused toys and games for the Fair Oaks Elementary Christmas Store. The collection bins will be located at the bus port and front atrium from November 26th-December 14th. Kindergarteners please bring toys/games that are appropriate for K and younger. All other grades bring toys/games appropriate for your own grade level. If you have any questions or would like to help distribute the toys, please contact the Community Outreach Committee at communityoutreach@ eastsideelementary.com.
Lastly, the PTA and Administration are excited to announce that East Side’s Outdoor Classroom is ready to use! The benches, picnic tables, and landscaping are now all in place for teachers to use with their classes. Please take a moment to check out this great area located at the corner of the parking lot closest to the playground. Many thanks to Jonathan Tucker of Team Turf, Jennifer Tear from the PTA, and all of those families who supported the PTA fundraiser this year to help make this project possible.
A “No” Vote on Charter School Amendment Means a “Yes” Vote for Public Education!
Georgia PTA strongly opposes the proposed constitutional amendment (HR1162) which will appear on the November 6 ballot. Why? It will create an inequity in funding, take funds away from local public schools, and deny parental involvement. Remember a “NO” vote on HR1162 is NOT a no vote on charter schools – it is only a “NO” vote to taking away local control of schools. When you go to the polls, remember that a “NO” vote on Constitutional Amendment #1 is a “yes” vote for your child, our teachers and our schools. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also attend sessions TODAY, Monday, October 29th about this amendment: one at Sope Creek Elementary at 8:00am and another at Lassiter High School, Lassiter Theatre at 7:30pm.
If you elected for your family to be included in East Side’s school directory and provided an email address, you will receive an email this week confirming your directory information. For those families who did not provide an email address or did not provide any information, the committee will be sending home printed confirmation letters. If your information is correct, no action is required. If your information is incorrect, please email email@example.com with any corrections no later than Friday, Oct. 26th.
Hearing and vision volunteers are urgently needed from Oct. 29th-Nov. 2nd. All 1st and 4th grade classes are screened. Runners are needed to escort classes to and from the screening. There are two shifts available each morning: 8-9 am and 10-11am. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Volunteer Spot link will then be sent for you to sign up.
The staff appreciation committee is looking for students to cheer on Mrs. Lee, our wonderful Teacher of the Year, as she proceeds across the stage on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at the Roswell Street Baptist Church. The rally will start promptly at 11am (doors will open at 10:30am). Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Lastly, Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits will be on sale in the cafeteria this Friday, Oct. 26th from 7:15 am-7:45 am. The cost is $3 each and all proceeds go directly to the PTA. (Please have exact change.) Get them while they last!!
So very hard to believe that the school year has come to an end. Please remember to check the Lost and Found room located along the Media Center/Gym hallway. Anything left after ASP closes will be donated to a local charity. Also Tiger Day Presale Forms are due today. Don’t miss out on this final opportunity. This is also the last week to order school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit www.schooltoolbox.com and enter the school code 1ESID30062 to pull up the custom packed boxes for East Side.
Congratulations to all the fifth graders. Have a wonderful summer!