eNews for week of August 31, 2015

Week at a Glance

Monday, August 31st – Friday, September 4th

 

Monday, August 31st

Tuesday, September 1st – Dinner Night – Uncle Maddio’s

Wednesday, September 2nd – Safety Patrol 2:45pm

Thursday, September 3rd – Adventures in Art training and Collaboration training – Media Center 10am

Friday, September 4th – All Pro Dad’s 7am

Friday, September 4th – Foundation Capital Campaign Ends

 

 

Science Fair is October 1st!

Do you like to figure things out? Are you full of questions about the world around you? Do you want to help make the world a better place? Show the East Side community what you have discovered by entering the Science Fair! All students K – 5th grade are encouraged to participate in this fun event. Students must register online no later than September 18th. Please visit http://sites.google.com/site/eastsidesciencefair to register and read the important guidelines with more details. Questions? Contact Amy Mitravich or Smitha Barki at science@eastsideelementary.com.

 

“Reflections” is a National PTA program that celebrates the arts. Each year students reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. This year’s theme is Let Your Imagination Fly. Your child can submit an entry in one or more of the categories. Entries and completed entry forms are due at East Side on Wednesday, October 7 in the cafeteria before school starts. Please see the website (http://eastsideelementary.com/programs-2/reflections/) for the full set of rules for national qualification for each category. The entry forms will be online soon. Please contact Lauriesimons4@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Adventures in Art and Collaboration training. Thursday, September 3 at 10:00am in the Media Center.  We will have Collaboration training first, followed by Adventures in Art training.  Please email adventuresinart@eastsideelementary.com with any questions.

 

Health and Wellness

Fit in First, Third,and Fifth training for volunteers will be held on Friday, September 11, at 10am in the Media Center.

We look forward to seeing you there and to a great year helping our students learn how to stay healthy!

 

Fresh Fruit Fridays is starting up again, but we need your financial help to run this program.  If you can, please donate $35, or whatever amount you can afford. Please make checks out to Eastside Elementary PTA and send them in with your student.  Also, send an e-mail to HealthandWellness@eastsideelementary.com so that we can recognize you for your donation to this program.  Thank you for your help!

 

Hearing and Vision Testing Volunteers Needed

This year’s hearing and vision screening will be held for all first and fourth graders the week of October 26-29 with follow-up screenings November 9 and 10. Volunteers are needed for testing, paperwork and running students to and from the classrooms. We usually screen from 8-noon with individuals working whatever shift/ times they can manage. To be a tester you need to take a short on-line course at the website below and then participate in a face-to-face check out at Marietta Middle School the week of Sept. 1. Our check-out date is Wednesday Sept. 2, but they are flexible on that. Check out takes about 10-15 minutes.

 

Online course:

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/academics/specialstudents/hearingvision/

We would appreciate as much help as possible to make the process go smoothly and efficiently. With enough volunteers, we can complete the screening in just 2-3 days and keep the kids out of class less time. If you are able/ interested in volunteering, go ahead and take the class and complete the check-out process on 9/2. Also please email Nancy Bashizi at: nancy@bashizi.com to let her know when you can volunteer during those weeks. It’s really easy, and always fun to learn a new skill!!

 

Social Media

Did you know about the East Side PTA Facebook Page? Families have another way to keep up to date on East Side’s activities; follow news about PTA-sponsored workshops, social activities and fundraisers. Visitors to the page can have access to various articles of interest and about community events.

LIKE our Facebook Page!

 

 

Foundation News

 

Marquee Reservations

We are excited to announce that East Side’s marquee will be available to reserve for parents to display a special message to their children.  Book the marquee to wish a happy birthday or to celebrate an accomplishment!  The cost to reserve the marquee is $50 per week.  To make a reservation, email gray.karen76@gmail.com.

 

Foundation Capital Campaign

Don’t forget to donate to the Foundation’s Capital Campaign!  We have one more week to make our goal of $115,000!  For more information, check out the Capital Campaign packet that was sent home to with your child last week.  You can donate by sending in a check with your child to the school or donate online at the Foundation’s website www.eastsideelementaryfoundation.com.

 

 

Community News

 

East Cobber Parade

Candy donations needed for East Cobber Parade! Each year the Teacher and Professional of the Year join in the East Cobber Parade along with the Administration, other teachers, and students.  While they walk/ ride along, they toss candy out to people on the parade route.  If you would like to, please donate hard candy (no chocolate or melt able candy) this week.  Please put it in the marked bin near the front office.  Candy donations will be accepted from August 31 through September 9.

 

RISE UP! at East Side Meets This Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 PM

This year’s theme for RISE UP! is Character + Action = Gamechanger. RISE UP! meets one Thursday a month. For more information and to register, visit https://riseup4christ.com/ No cost to attend. Dinner provided. Only advance registration required.  RISE UP! is a non-school, non-PTA & non-Foundation sponsored club.

 

Middle and High School Volunteers Needed

Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer service hours? Help out at a monthly RISE UP! meeting held on Thursdays at 6 PM.  Click here for more details and to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa5a92fa4f58-middle/

 

 

Run Like It Matters 5K/10K

Y Run? Because it MATTERS! Visit www.runlikeitmatters.com today and register to participate in this inaugural 5k/10k race on October 3rd. The race is brought to you by the Y Run Club, in support of the YMCA of East Cobb Summer Feeding Program.  Walkers and runners are welcome.  Do your body good. Do your community good. Sign up today!

 

Attention East Side 5th Graders – Dogwood Cotillion Information

The Dogwood Cotillion is currently gathering names of all East Side 5th Graders who are interested in receiving an invitation to join the Dogwood Cotillion.  Dogwood Cotillion has been operating in East Cobb for 26 years and teaches proper etiquette and the coolest and most classic dance steps to 5th graders in a fun atmosphere.  The class for East Side students will be offered on Tuesdays, starting January 5, 2016 through January 26, 2016 from 5:45-7:00 pm at Olde Towne Athletic Club and costs $155. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information about the class.   If you would like for your child to receive an invitation (you are under no obligation to join if you receive an invitation), please e-mail the following information:

****Child’s name, Address, Phone Number, Parent Name(s), E-mail address

 

For BOYS – e-mail Jennifer Tear at jbtear@hotmail.com

For GIRLS – e-mail Amy DeMoss at amydemoss@comcast.net

Invitations will be mailed in early September, so please e-mail your child’s information by September 3rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Jennifer or Amy!

 

Week of Aug 24th Week at a Glance

Week at a Glance

Monday, August 24th – Friday, August 28th

 

Monday, August 24th Foundation Capital Campaign Begins

Monday, August 24th Dinner Night at Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday, August 25th – Picture Day – Individual

Tuesday, August 25th – Cub Scout Pack 744 Registration 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 26th–Media Center Training – Media Center 10:30am

Wednesday, August 26th– Girl Scouts meeting 6:30pm

Thursday, August 27th

Friday, August 28th – Front Office Training – Media Center 10:30am

 

 

Tiger’s Cage

The Tiger’s Cage School Supply Store will be open weekly beginning Tuesday August 18th!!  Students love shopping for fun pencils, sharpeners, erasers, etc.  It is a great way for them to learn how to budget their money for a special item.  Items are priced from 5 cents to $2.00.        Now accepting new parent volunteers!!   Parents are needed to staff the store one-two days per month, 7:20-8:00am.  Several shifts still available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  Please contact Jennifer Gauntt at TigersCage@eastsideelementary.com to volunteer or for more information.

The Tiger’s Cage is located on the main floor at the end of the 5th grade hallway –  near the Math Lab and Music Room.  Shoppers can visit us by grade from 7:25-7:50 a.m. using the following schedule:        Tuesday morning – Kindergarten and 3rd grade

Wednesday morning – 2nd grade and 4th grade

Thursday morning – 1st grade and 5th grade

 

Media Center Volunteer Training 

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you decide if you’d like to volunteer once a week or once a month? 15 minutes or 45 minutes?  Media Center volunteers are primarily responsible for shelving returned library books. Join us on Wednesday, August 26 at 10:30am for a brief training session.

***Please note training has been changed from Thursday, August 27 to Wednesday, August 26th.

 

Health and Wellness

Fit in First, Third,and Fifth training for volunteers will be held on Friday, September 11, at 10am in the Media Center.

We look forward to seeing you there and to a great year helping our students learn how to stay healthy!

 

Fresh Fruit Fridays is starting up again, but we need your financial help to run this program.  If you can, please donate $35, or whatever amount you can afford. Please make checks out to Eastside Elementary PTA and send them in with your student.  Also, send an e-mail to HealthandWellness@eastsideelementary.com so that we can recognize you for your donation to this program.  Thank you for your help!

 

Hearing and Vision Testing Volunteers Needed

This year’s hearing and vision screening will be held for all first and fourth graders the week of October 26-29 with follow-up screenings November 9 and 10. Volunteers are needed for testing, paperwork and running students to and from the classrooms. We usually screen from 8-noon with individuals working whatever shift/ times they can manage. To be a tester you need to take a short on-line course at the website below and then participate in a face-to-face check out at Marietta Middle School the week of Sept. 1. Our check-out date is Wednesday Sept. 2, but they are flexible on that. Check out takes about 10-15 minutes.

 

Online course:

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/academics/specialstudents/hearingvision/

We would appreciate as much help as possible to make the process go smoothly and efficiently. With enough volunteers, we can complete the screening in just 2-3 days and keep the kids out of class less time. If you are able/ interested in volunteering, go ahead and take the class and complete the check-out process on 9/2. Also please email Nancy Bashizi at: nancy@bashizi.com to let her know when you can volunteer during those weeks. It’s really easy, and always fun to learn a new skill!!

 

Supplies Needed for the Clinic

The clinic needs donations of the following items:  Small bottles of water for the children that come into the clinic.  Extra clothes, gently used (shirts, shorts & pants), for girls and boys sizes 5t to 8t and new underwear in same sizes.  Items may be dropped off in the clinic anytime during school hours.  Thank you!

 

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts will be having an informational meeting on joining a troop and opportunity to volunteer on Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm. They will meet at East Side Elementary School.  If you have questions please contact Cori Hembree at eastsideelementarycoordinator@gmail.com

 

Social Media

Did you know about the East Side PTA Facebook Page? Families have another way to keep up to date on East Side’s activities; follow news about PTA-sponsored workshops, social activities and fundraisers. Visitors to the page can have access to various articles of interest and about community events.

LIKE our Facebook Page!

 

Reflections theme for 2015-2016 school year is “Let Your Imagination Fly”. Details on the PTA Website under the Reflections tab (programs). For questions please contact lauriesimons4@gmail.com

 

Community News

 

Run Like It Matters 5K/10K

Y Run? Because it MATTERS! Visit www.runlikeitmatters.com today and register to participate in this inaugural 5k/10k race on October 3rd. The race is brought to you by the Y Run Club, in support of the YMCA of East Cobb Summer Feeding Program.  Walkers and runners are welcome.  Do your body good. Do your community good. Sign up today!

 

Attention East Side 5th Graders – Dogwood Cotillion Information

The Dogwood Cotillion is currently gathering names of all East Side 5th Graders who are interested in receiving an invitation to join the Dogwood Cotillion.  Dogwood Cotillion has been operating in East Cobb for 26 years and teaches proper etiquette and the coolest and most classic dance steps to 5th graders in a fun atmosphere.  The class for East Side students will be offered on Tuesdays, starting January 5, 2016 through January 26, 2016 from 5:45-7:00 pm at Olde Towne Athletic Club and costs $155. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information about the class.   If you would like for your child to receive an invitation (you are under no obligation to join if you receive an invitation), please e-mail the following information:

****Child’s name, Address, Phone Number, Parent Name(s), E-mail address

 

For BOYS – e-mail Jennifer Tear at jbtear@hotmail.com

For GIRLS – e-mail Amy DeMoss at amydemoss@comcast.net

Invitations will be mailed in early September, so please e-mail your child’s information by September 3rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Jennifer or Amy!

 

Reusable Lunch Containers for Sale

The Environmental Committee is selling reusable lunch containers! These are the containers that you may have seen for sale at Tiger Day.  There are 2 different types of containers available.

A set of 4 Russbe reusable bags (2 sandwich size and 2 snack bag size)  are available in 3 styles- apple, lemon and robot.  These sell for $3. 

The Sistema Klip It Lunch Cube to Go Food Container is available in 3 colors- green, blue or pink and sell for $5. 

Both options are dishwasher safe and BPA free.  Please support our Waste Free lunch initiative and reduce the waste produced by our school. 

Contact Stephanie Morgan at EnvironmentalEducation@eastsideelementary.com to place your order.

August 17th- Week at a Glance

Monday, August 17th

Tuesday, August 18th Collaboration Training 10am

Tuesday, August 18th – Room Rep Training 10:30am

Tuesday, August 18th – Cub Scout Pack 744 Registration 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 19th – Waste Free Lunch

Wednesday, August 19th – Dinner Night at Tijuana Joe’s

Thursday, August 20th

Friday, August 21st – Spirit Day, show your East Side pride by wearing your favorite school shirt

Friday, August 21st – ESE Foundation’s Family Fun Night & Movie 6pm

Collaboration and Room Rep Training

August 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Media Center: Collaboration Training: This training, led by East Side Assistant Principal Erbskorn, prepares parents/guardians for classroom coverage throughout the year. 

August 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Media Center: Room Rep Training: This training is for parents/guardians who have volunteered from each class to will serve as a liaison or contact person for that classroom.

 

Girl Scouts will be having an informational meeting on joining a troop and opportunity to volunteer on Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm. They will meet at East Side Elementary School.  If you have questions please contact Cori Hembree at eastsideelementarycoordinator@gmail.com

 

The Environmental Committee is selling reusable lunch containers!  These are the containers that you may have seen for sale at Tiger Day.  There are 2 different types of containers available. A set of 4 Russbe reusable bags (2 sandwich size and 2 snack bag size)  are available in 3 styles- apple, lemon and robot.  These sell for $3.  The Sistema Klip It Lunch Cube to Go Food Container is available in 3 colors- green, blue or pink and sell for $5.  Both options are dishwasher safe and BPA free.  Please support our Waste Free lunch initiative and reduce the waste produced by our school.  Contact Stephanie Morgan at EnvironmentalEducation@eastsideelementary.com to place your order.

 

Social Media

Did you know about the East Side PTA Facebook Page? Families have another way to keep up to date on East Side’s activities; follow news about PTA-sponsored workshops, social activities and fundraisers. Visitors to the page can have access to various articles of interest and about community events.  LIKE our Facebook Page!

 

Reflections theme for 2015-2016 school year is “Let Your Imagination Fly”. Details on the PTA Website under the Reflections tab (programs). For questions please contact lauriesimons4@gmail.com

 

Community News

Attention East Side 5th Graders – Dogwood Cotillion Information

The Dogwood Cotillion is currently gathering names of all East Side 5th Graders who are interested in receiving an invitation to join the Dogwood Cotillion.  Dogwood Cotillion has been operating in East Cobb for 26 years and teaches proper etiquette and the coolest and most classic dance steps to 5th graders in a fun atmosphere.  The class for East Side students will be offered on Tuesdays, starting January 5, 2016 through January 26, 2016 from 5:45-7:00 pm at Olde Towne Athletic Club and costs $155. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information about the class.   If you would like for your child to receive an invitation (you are under no obligation to join if you receive an invitation), please e-mail the following information:

****Child’s name, Address, Phone Number, Parent Name(s), E-mail address

For BOYS – e-mail Jennifer Tear at jbtear@hotmail.com

For GIRLS – e-mail Amy DeMoss at amydemoss@comcast.net

Invitations will be mailed in early September, so please e-mail your child’s information by September 3rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Jennifer or Amy! Click here for more information.

Membership Benefits

Thank you for joining the PTA! Show your PTA membership card to receive the benefits at local businesses listed in this year’s ECCC PTA Benefits Flier 2015-2016. Enjoy!

TIGER DAY 2015

East Side Elementary Tiger Day/Meet and Greet

Thursday, July 30th

10-11:30 AM Kindergarten

12:30-2:00 PM 4th and 5th Grades

2:30-4:00 PM 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades

Attend this important day to get ready for the 2015-2016 school year

Mrs. Kidd’s 2nd Grade Class Fundraiser to Help Nepal

Mrs. Kidd’s second grade class are raising money to help their classmates’ home country of Nepal.

Please visit their Lemonade and Bake Sale!
this Saturday, 5/9/15, 11am-1pm
at 775 Fairfield Drive in Indian Hills

Dickerson Rising 6th Grade Parents’ Orientation Night

May 6th at 6:30PM
This event is for parents only. Students will tour the school on a separate field trip through East Side.

Greg Tang Math is coming to East Side!

Greg Tang, a nationally renowned math lecturer, is coming to East Side Elementary thanks to the PTA and your donations. Greg will inspire and teach the students, faculty, and parents in his 2 day visit. In addition he will guide us through his website full of fun and engaging math games for kids of all levels. Greg has spent the past 14 years presenting nearly 2,000 workshops to teachers, parents, and students on how to best understand and love math. Mark your calendars to not miss Greg’s informative seminars. Learn more about Greg Tang on his website gregtangmath.com.

March 2nd from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. for parents of K-2nd Graders and March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. for parents of 3rd – 5th Graders.

EVERYDAY HEROES: THE POWER OF ONE

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.