Week at a Glance for April 18th – 22nd

Week at a Glance 

Monday, April 18th – Friday, April 22nd

Monday, April 18thDinner Night Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday, April 19thCub Scout Pack 744 Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 20thEarth Day

Wednesday, April 20thWaste Free Lunch

Thursday, April 21st

Friday, April 22ndSpirit Day (show your East Side pride by wearing your favorite school shirt)

 

PTA Spring Membership Drive and Contest

Want to save time and skip lines on Tiger Day? Then join the PTA now during our Spring Membership Drive! The PTA funds nearly 30 wonderful programs at East Side, so your support is crucial in seeing these activities continue

The following can be purchased in advance of Tiger Day:

  • PTA membership packages that will give you access to our online directory and calendar and also provide a tax-deductible donation (in lieu of year-round fundraising).  There is also an option to purchase a $5 PTA membership, per person.
  • Preorder your student’s 2016-2017 yearbook at the presale price of $25.

The PTA is holding a membership contest among grades over the next 3 weeks, from April 11th – April 29th.  The class in each grade with the most memberships at the end of the contest will win a popsicle party.   In addition, families who purchase membership packages by May 31st will be entered into a drawing for the PTA Parking Spot for August and September of the upcoming school year!

 

All memberships and purchases will be sold online through Membership Toolkit using the link below.  Be sure that you have all of your East Side students listed in Membership Toolkit with their current grade and teacher so their class is given credit for your membership purchase. 

https://eastsidepta.membershiptoolkit.com/home

 

AdvanceEd Parent Survey – Please Complete!

Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 29. The link to access the survey is http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913.
AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.
School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it is the time of year to order supplies for the next school year.  It’s so easy to order them from School Toolbox.  Just visit www.schooltoolbox.com and order the box for your child’s upcoming school year.   Orders can be picked up at Tiger Day.   If you have any questions please contact Stephanie DeWitt at school supplies@eastsideelementary.com.

 

2016-2017 Placement Input Form

Please visit the East Side Website for the letter and input form from Ms. Mavity regarding student placement for next school year.

Please read the letter and follow the directions (no request for specific teachers, putting child in classroom with friends, etc).

All completed forms are due to Mrs. Mabry, School Secretary, by April 18, 2016.

 

East Side is now on Twitter!  

Follow us @EastsideElemPTA and get up-to-date information regarding school events!

 

Shopping Rewards/BOX TOP$ – General Mills

We receive 10 cent for every eligible Box Top$ submitted. We can earn thousands of dollars a year by increasing our participation. Box Top$ are on General Mills products including Cascadian Farms, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Nature Valley and Ziploc. You can send in your BOX TOP$ any time during the school. We do run two contests every year in October and February when students can earn prizes for their submissions. Collection bins are located in the Lost and Found room.

 

Around the Community

Walton Raiders Youth Softball

Jr Raider Softball tryouts will be held 5-7pm on June 20th and 27 th at Terrell Mill Park (480 Terrell Mill Rd, Marietta), Field 3.  Open to all Raising 5th – 8th grade girls’ FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL players residing in the Walton High School District).

***players must attend at least one of these dates

 

Please Contact Scott Pisciotta with any questions at peashooter@yahoo.com / 404-664-7228

www.waltonfastpitch.com

 

Walton Youth Football and Cheer Registration Information Registration for Walton Youth Football & Cheer for grades K through 5 began April 1st, 2016.  There will also be a Walton Youth Football camp July 18th-22nd at Fullers’ Park from 5:30-8pm.   Find more information and register at www.cobbfootball.com

 

Pope Softball Camp

The Pope softball team will be holding their 4th annual softball skills camp from June 20 – June 23 from 9 AM – 12 Noon at the Pope High School softball field.  This camp will be for students ages 6 – 13.  Please visit www.popefastpitch.net  and click the camp link for all information regarding the camp.  Information forms can be downloaded from the site and mailed to Pope High School c/o Coach Chris Turco with a $115 check made out to the Pope Fastpitch booster club.  Upon receipt of the registration form and check, Coach Turco will email to confirm that your information has been received.  For any questions regarding camp, please email Coach Turco at:  Chris.Turco@cobbk12.org

 

Attention Parents of Upcoming 6th Graders – Dodgen PTSA is currently filling front office volunteer positions for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are a people person, like to interact with parents and students, are energetic and enthusiastic, then this may be the volunteer job for you. We have a limited number of openings available for the 8:30a-11a, 11a-1:30p and 1:30p-4:15p time slots. You can maintain a regular schedule which generally occurs twice a month (every other week). We also accept substitute positions for last minute fill-ins. Full training is provided.

If you are interested in filling one of these sought after positions, please contact Monica Patterson at patterson.monica@gmail.com for more information. When replying, please provide the following: elementary school, preferred shift time, preferred day of the week, email address and cell phone number.

 

Matt Harpring’s “Back to the Basics” Basketball Camp

Location: Walton High School (approximately 1 mile NW of the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Route 120)

Times and Ages: 2 Sessions —- 1st Week – Monday thru Thursday (7/11 – 7/14/16) – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Ages 8-11 and 12-15)

2nd Week – Monday thru Thursday (7/18 – 7/21/16) – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Ages 8-11 and 12-15)

 

It’s a 4 day camp for each session. Please note that we are accepting all ages for both sessions. Walton High School has 2 separate gyms–each age bracket will have it’s own gym. Matt will be involved with both gyms. Both sessions are for both Boys and Girls. There will be a cut-off after we reach a max number for each camp.

Full Session Price: Full Session Price is $270 per child, $500 for 2 children from same family or for 1 child attending both sessions, and for families sending 3 children, the cost is $710.

Registration: Registration form must be accompanied with the full payment (and mailed).

All the details and applications will also be on Matt’s website (www.mattharpring.com) or click here for more info.

Week at a Glance for April 11 – 15

 

Week at a Glance

  Monday, April 11th – Friday, April 15th

 

Monday, April 11th

Tuesday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 13thPTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Wednesday, April 13thDinner Night, Tijuana Joe’s

Thursday, April 14thFoundation Board Meeting, Media Center 6pm

Friday, April 15thSmoothie King Smoothies for sale, 7:20am until sold out

Friday, April 15thDinner Night, Domino’s

Saturday, April 16th80’s School Dance, grades K-2 at 4-6pm, grades 3-5 at 6-8pm

 

School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it is the time of year to order supplies for the next school year.  It’s so easy to order them from School Toolbox.  Just visit www.schooltoolbox.com and order the box for your child’s upcoming school year.   Orders can be picked up at Tiger Day.   If you have any questions please contact Stephanie DeWitt at school supplies@eastsideelementary.com.

 

2016-2017 Placement Input Form

 

Please visit the East Side Website for the letter and input form from Ms. Mavity regarding student placement for next school year.

 

Please read the letter and follow the directions (no request for specific teachers, putting child in classroom with friends, etc).

 

All completed forms are due to Mrs. Mabry, School Secretary, by April 18, 2016.

 

Shopping Rewards/Labels for Education – Campbells

We receive free educational equipment and supplies in exchange for UPC’s and lids from products in the Campbell family of brands, like Campbell soups, beans, broths as well as Pepperidge Farms and Prego. Collect and send in UPC’s and lids from eligible Campbell’s products. Collection bins are located in the Lost and Found room.  Remember, only the UPC code is needed, not the entire label.

 

 

Around the Community

 

Walton Youth Football and Cheer Registration Information Registration for Walton Youth Football & Cheer for grades K through 5 begins April 1st, 2016.  There will also be a Walton Youth Football camp July 18th-22nd at Fullers’ Park from 5:30-8pm.   Find more information and register at www.cobbfootball.com

 

Pope Softball Camp

The Pope softball team will be holding their 4th annual softball skills camp from June 20 – June 23 from 9 AM – 12 Noon at the Pope High School softball field.  This camp will be for students ages 6 – 13.  Please visit www.popefastpitch.net  and click the camp link for all information regarding the camp.  Information forms can be downloaded from the site and mailed to Pope High School c/o Coach Chris Turco with a $115 check made out to the Pope Fastpitch booster club.  Upon receipt of the registration form and check, Coach Turco will email to confirm that your information has been received.  For any questions regarding camp, please email Coach Turco at:  Chris.Turco@cobbk12.org

 

Attention Parents of Upcoming 6th Graders – Dodgen PTSA is currently filling front office volunteer positions for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are a people person, like to interact with parents and students, are energetic and enthusiastic, then this may be the volunteer job for you.  We have a limited number of openings available for the 8:30a-11a, 11a-1:30p and 1:30p-4:15p time slots.  You can maintain a regular schedule which generally occurs twice a month (every other week).  We also accept substitute positions for last minute fill-ins.  Full training is provided.

If you are interested in filling one of these sought after positions, please contact Monica Patterson at patterson.monica@gmail.com for more information. When replying, please provide the following:  elementary school, preferred shift time, preferred day of the week, email address and cell phone number.

 

Matt Harpring’s “Back to the Basics” Basketball Camp

 

Location: Walton High School (approximately 1 mile NW of the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Route 120)

 

Times and Ages: 2 Sessions —- 1st Week – Monday thru Thursday (7/11 – 7/14/16) – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Ages 8-11 and 12-15)

2nd Week – Monday thru Thursday (7/18 – 7/21/16) – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Ages 8-11 and 12-15)

 

It’s a 4 day camp for each session. Please note that we are accepting all ages for both sessions. Walton High School has 2 separate gyms–each age bracket will have it’s own gym. Matt will be involved with both gyms. Both sessions are for both Boys and Girls. There will be a cut-off after we reach a max number for each camp.

 

Full Session Price: Full Session Price is $270 per child, $500 for 2 children from same family or for 1 child attending both sessions, and for families sending 3 children, the cost is $710.

 

Registration: Registration form must be accompanied with the full payment (and mailed).

 

All the details and applications will also be on Matt’s website (www.mattharpring.com)

Week at a Glance for March 28th – April 1st

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 28th – Friday, April 1st

 

 

Monday, March 28th  

Tuesday, March 29th – Dinner Night – Uncle Maddio’s

Wednesday, March 30th – Kindergarten Registration 8:30-11:30am

Wednesday, March 30th – Safety Patrol 2:45pm

Thursday, March 31st

Friday, April 1st – All Pro Dads 7:00am

 

 

 

East Side 80’s Dance

Hopefully your student has brought home the pre-order forms. They are due by Tuesday April 12th.

If the form has been misplaced, you can download and print from the dance’s website.  See link below.

 

Reminders:

This Friday April 1st is the deadline for the Design a Swatch Raffle. Visit dance website to download template.

Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer: http://vols.pt/fh1rwF

 

Note: Monday 3.28 – Friday 4.1 we will be selling Skittles in the carpool and bus line. Thanks for your support!

 

Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/eastside80sdance/

 

Questions can be sent to EastSideDance@EastSideElementary.com

 

School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it is the time of year to order supplies for the next school year.  It’s so easy to order them from School Toolbox.  Just visit www.schooltoolbox.com and order the box for your child’s upcoming school year.   Orders can be picked up at Tiger Day.   If you have any questions please contact Stephanie DeWitt at school supplies@eastsideelementary.com.

 

2016-2017 Placement Input Form

 

Please visit the East Side Website for the letter and input form from Ms. Mavity regarding student placement for next school year.

 

Please read the letter and follow the directions (no request for specific teachers, putting child in classroom with friends, etc).

 

All completed forms are due to Mrs. Mabry, School Secretary, by April 18, 2016.

 

Free Standardized Testing Seminar

Tom Single from Huntington Learning Center will decode the secrets and tips to maximizing your performance  on Standardized tests. With the Milestones testing coming up after spring break, help your students know the best strategies for taking this type of exam.

3rd – 5th grade students and their parents are invited to the Media Center, Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30PM

 

The next AllProDad meeting is this Friday, April 1st.  As usual, we will meet in the school cafeteria.  Doors will open at 6:45am and the program will begin at 7:00am.

 

This month’s topic is “When We Mess Up” and should certainly provide for some interesting dialog and interaction with our kiddos.

 

The cafeteria staff will once again be making breakfast for us to purchase.  It is always helpful when we have an idea how many folks will be attending.  Please log into our website http://www.allprodad.com/2720 and click the RSVP link so that we know you will be coming.  We look forward to seeing you all and kicking off spring break with a fantastic get-together.

See you on the 1st!!

Your EastSide AllProDad Captains

 

Shopping Rewards/Coke Rewards

We receive money by inputting codes located inside caps and packages of Coke products including Coke, Diet Coke, Powerade, and Minute Maid. You can sign up for a My Coke Rewards® account at www.mycokerewards.com to enter yourself and donate to East Side Elementary or drop them off in the collection bins located in the Lost and Found room.

 

Cobb County Science Fair

Congratulations to the following East Side students who participated in the Cobb County Elementary Science Fair on March 19th. Thank you for representing East Side and making us proud!

 

Jackson Berger, “Is the Bigger Muscle Stronger?”, 1st Place, 1st Grade

Rajat Shirur, “Paper Airplane Engineering”, 2nd Place, 2nd Grade

Adith Sriram, “Skin-tilating”, 1st Place, 3rd Grade

Samuel Ericson, “Comparison of Antibacterial Products”, 2nd Place, 4th Grade

Shreya Khanna, “Stress is a Mess”, 1st Place, 5th Grade

 

 

Around the Community

Matt Harpring’s “Back to the Basics” Basketball Camp

 

Location: Walton High School (approximately 1 mile NW of the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Route 120)

 

Times and Ages: 2 Sessions —- 1st Week – Monday thru Thursday (7/11 – 7/14/16) – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Ages 8-11 and 12-15)

2nd Week – Monday thru Thursday (7/18 – 7/21/16) – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Ages 8-11 and 12-15)

 

It’s a 4 day camp for each session. Please note that we are accepting all ages for both sessions. Walton High School has 2 separate gyms–each age bracket will have it’s own gym. Matt will be involved with both gyms. Both sessions are for both Boys and Girls. There will be a cut-off after we reach a max number for each camp.

 

Full Session Price: Full Session Price is $270 per child, $500 for 2 children from same family or for 1 child attending both sessions, and for families sending 3 children, the cost is $710.

 

Registration: Registration form must be accompanied with the full payment (and mailed).

 

All the details and applications will also be on Matt’s website (www.mattharpring.com)

Week at a Glance – March 14-18

 

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18

 

Monday, March 14th  

Tuesday, March 15th – End of 3rd 9 weeks

Tuesday, March 15th – Dinner Night – Chili’s

Wednesday, March 16th – Waste Free Lunch

Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 18th – PTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Friday, March 18th – Marietta Martial Arts Movie Night / Parents’ Night Out 6:00-9:00pm

 

 

 

Spirit Night at Marietta Martial Arts – Kung Fu Panda Night

Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering a Parent’s Night Out for East Side students.  100% of the proceeds will be donated back to East Side!  The event will be on Friday, March 18th from 6-9:30 pm at MMA’s Lower Roswell location.  Students will play exciting Kung Fu Panda themed games, eat pizza, and can come dressed as their favorite character.  MMA will donate all of the fees back to East Side and the cost is only $20 for the 1st family member, $10 for the second, and $5 for the third or more.  All East Side students are invited to join in the fun!

 

If you have any questions, please call Marietta Martial Arts at 770.321.1371.

REGISTER NOW at www.MariettaMartialArts.com and click on “Spirit Night Fundraiser – Click Here to Find Your School”

 

 

Back to the 80’s Spring Dance

80’s Dance: Design-a-Swatch Raffle Help us with décor and register to win a free wristband and 10 tickets. Tickets good towards any novelty items and activities the day of the dance. A $15 value! Swatch Watches were very popular in the 80’s and were available in endless vibrant colors and patterns.  Show us your creativity by designing your own Swatch. The instructions and template can be downloaded using this link:

https://sites.google.com/site/eastside80sdance/Design%20a%20swatch.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

 

Entries are due by April 1st. Winner(s) will be announced on April 11th. All entries will be put up on the walls the day of the dance on April 16th. Please direct questions to EastSideDance@EastSideElementary.com. Thank you for your participation!!!!

 

East Side Year Book

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students-

It is the last call for ordering the 2015-2016 East Side Elementary Year Book!!

 

Orders can be submitted on line using this link: https://eastsidepta.membershiptoolkit.com/home

 

The LAST day to order is WEDNESDAY MARCH 16th.

Please contact yearbook@eastsideelementary.com with any questions.

 

Try these steps if you feel you’re having trouble –

1) Click on this link.

If you already have an account, then log in.  If not, then you will need to create an account.

 

Once you have logged into Membership Tool Kit, you should see a screen where there is an option to purchase yearbooks under the New Forms section.  See the screenshot below.

 

2)  Click on the children for whom you wish to buy a book.   *If you do not see this option, you then need to check your Family Information by clicking on the blue words that read Family Information and add your students information.

3) You will be guided to the check out screen and your purchase will be complete.

 

School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it is the time of year to order supplies for the next school year.  It’s so easy to order them from School Toolbox.  Just visit www.schooltoolbox.com and order the box for your child’s upcoming school year.   Orders can be picked up at Tiger Day.   If you have any questions please contact Stephanie DeWitt at school supplies@eastsideelementary.com.

 

East Side’s FACEBOOK Page

East Side PTA is pleased to announce our new Facebook page.  Just visit East Side Elementary PTA and like our page to receive updates, announcements, and timely reminders about PTA-related school events!

 

Shopping Rewards/BOX TOP$ – General Mills

We receive 10 cent for every eligible Box Top$ submitted. We can earn thousands of dollars a year by increasing our participation.  Box Top$ are on General Mills products including Cascadian Farms, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Nature Valley and Ziploc. You can send in your BOX TOP$ any time during the school.  We do run two contests every year in October and February when students can earn prizes for their submissions. Collection bins are located in the Lost and Found room.

 

RISE UP! Meets Thursday, March 17 at 6 PM – 7:15 PM in the East Side Cafeteria

 

Calling all super heroes! This month, we’ll get dressed up as super heroes as we learn about the super power of Forgiveness through skits and high-energy games. Forgiveness + Action = Gamechanger.

 

Visit https://riseup4christ.com/ to register. No cost to attend and 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. Volunteer jobs include face painting, games, food service. Click here for more details and to sign up:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa5a92fa4f58-middle

Week at a Glance for March 7 – 11

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 7th – Friday, March 11th

 

 

Monday, March 7th   – 1st Grade Music Program & PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 8th – Walk to School Day

Tuesday, March 8th – 8:15am – School Performance – 1st grade music program

Wednesday, March 9th – Dinner Night – Tijuana Joe’s

Thursday, March 10th – Foundation Board Meeting 6:00pm, Media Center

Friday, March 11th – Smoothie King Smoothies for sale, 7:20am until sold out

Friday, March 11th – Cub Scout Pack 744 Meeting 6:30pm

 

 

Get Ready for East Side’s Walk or Bike to School Day on Tuesday March 8th! Join your classmates and get healthy on your way to school.  We will have incentives for every participant and a few prizes to give away!  If you have a large group, please consider checking out our Walking School Bus Backpacks from the lost and found room.  The backpacks contain items to help you stay safe on your route. Live too far away to walk? Consider driving to East Cobb Park and walking from there.

 

Back to the 80’s Spring Dance

Save the date!

Our second annual Back to the 80’s Dance Party will be like totally rad.

On April 16th 4-8 pm we hope you’ll come dressed wearing your favorite fad!

 

We’d like to have a slide show of dads in pegged jeans and Izod wear…

or moms with neon leg warmers and teased hair!

 

Teachers are welcome to send pictures too…

Maybe Glam Rock or New Wave was the fad for you!

Email pictures to eastsidedance@eastsideelementary.com

Especially if it is a picture of prom!

 

Note: Pictures due by Friday April 1st.  Look out for additional details, pre-order forms and volunteer opportunities in the next few weeks.  Questions can also be sent to eastsidedance@eastsideelementary.com

 

East Side Year Book

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students-

It is the last call for ordering the 2015-2016 East Side Elementary Year Book!!

 

Orders can be submitted on line using this link:

https://eastsidepta.membershiptoolkit.com/home

 

The LAST day to order is WEDNESDAY MARCH 15th.

Please contact yearbook@eastsideelementary.com with any questions.

 

School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it is the time of year to order supplies for the next school year.  It’s so easy to order them from School Toolbox.  Just visit www.schooltoolbox.com and order the box for your child’s upcoming school year.   Orders can be picked up at Tiger Day.   If you have any questions please contact Stephanie DeWitt at school supplies@eastsideelementary.com.

 

East Side’s FACEBOOK Page

East Side PTA is pleased to announce our new Facebook page.  Just visit East Side Elementary PTA and like our page to receive updates, announcements, and timely reminders about PTA-related school events!

 

Shopping Rewards/Labels for Education – Campbells

We receive free educational equipment and supplies in exchange for UPC’s and lids from products in the Campbell family of brands, like Campbell soups, beans, broths as well as Pepperidge Farms and Prego. Collect and send in UPC’s and lids from eligible Campbell’s products. Collection bins are located in the Lost and Found room.  Remember, only the UPC code is needed, not the entire label.

 

 

In the Community

Rising 6th Graders – Walton Jr Raider Cheerleading is looking for you!

If you will be attending Dickerson or Dodgen, and if you are in the Walton district, join us March 9th for a Parent Meeting at Walton Commons to find out more about WALTON JR RAIDER CHEERLEADING.  More information can be found at http://www.waltoncheer.org/jr-raider-roster.html and our Facebook Page Walton Jr Raider Cheerleading.

 

Week at a Glance for February 22-26

 

Week at a Glance – Jump Rope For The Heart (during P.E.)

Monday, February 22nd – Friday, February 26th

 

Monday, February 22nd   – Dinner Night, Chick Fil A

Tuesday, February 23rd – Picture Make-up Day

Tuesday, February 23rd – Dinner Night Chili’s

Wednesday, February 24th – PTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Thursday, February 25th

Friday, February 26th – Spirit Day (show your East Side pride by wearing your favorite school shirt)

 

 

The International Festival

Last chance to get your International Festival tickets at the pre-order price of $7.  The deadline for pre-order forms has been extended until Wed., Feb. 24.  We have 17 countries being represented, tons of performances scheduled, and food samples from all over the world.  All of this is included with admission to event.  We will be selling tickets in the carpool line starting Mon. Feb. 22 through the end of the week.  We hope to see everybody at the International Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 3-5pm.  Ticket order forms can be emailed to you if needed.  Any questions, please email cofirstvicepresident@eastsideelementary.com

 

Get Ready for East Side’s Walk or Bike to School Day on Tuesday March 8th! Join your classmates and get healthy on your way to school.  We will have incentives for every participant and a few prizes to give away!  If you have a large group, please consider checking out our Walking School Bus Backpacks from the lost and found room.  The backpacks contain items to help you stay safe on your route. Live too far away to walk? Consider driving to East Cobb Park and walking from there.

 

Reflections

We are very excited to announce that 3 Reflections entries from East Side have won at the state level. Ellery Grant, 2nd grade photography.  Ellery Grant, 2nd grade dance.  Madeleine Grant, 4th grade dance.  Good luck to these students as their entries move on to the national level.

 

Shopping Rewards/Coke Rewards

We receive money by inputting codes located inside caps and packages of Coke products including Coke, Diet Coke, Powerade, and Minute Maid. You can sign up for a My Coke Rewards® account at www.mycokerewards.com to enter yourself and donate to East Side Elementary or drop them off in the collection bins located in the Lost and Found room.

 

 

In the Community

 

RISE UP! + WinShape Meets Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 PM – 7:15 PM in the East Side Cafeteria

The WinShape road crew will lead RISE UP! at East Side on Thurs., Feb. 25!

 

Come join us as we learn about this month’s character trait, Respect. Through skits and high-energy games, WinShape leaders will teach kids that Respect + Action = Gamechanger.

 

Visit https://riseup4christ.com/ to register. No cost to attend and 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. Volunteer jobs include face painting, games, food service. Click here for more details and to sign up:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa5a92fa4f58-middle

 

 

Free WinShape Family Fun Day Sun., Feb. 28 from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM at 2825 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, GA 30066

RISE UP! has partnered with WinShape Camps to provide an afternoon of fun activities – including inflatables, crafts, family-friendly games, and even a sample of the recreation skills that take place at WinShape Camps.  Prizes awarded during the event  include full scholarships to attend a WinShape Camp this summer! See flyer for more information. (insert link to pdf file)

Week at a Glance for February 8-12

Week at a Glance – Teacher/Educator Appreciation Week

Monday, February 8th – Friday, February 12th

 

Monday, February 8th – Chinese New Year

Tuesday, February 9th – Picture Day, Group and Individual

Wednesday, February 10th – Dinner Night – Tijuana Joe’s

Thursday, February 11th – Foundation Board Meeting, 6:00pm Media Center

Friday, February 12th – Progress Reports

Friday, February 12th – Smoothie King Smoothies, 7:20am until sold out

 

Teacher Appreciation Week Donations:

We need raffle prizes for Teacher Appreciation week.  Do you own a business or have an unused gift card from the holidays?  Please consider donating these as well as any other new items and gift cards to Teacher Appreciation week to be given to teachers in a raffle at the luncheon.  Items can be dropped off at the Front Office anytime before February 11th.  Let’s show the best teachers in Cobb County just how much we appreciate them!!

 

Student Council is having a Valentine’s Day fundraiser Tuesday, February 9th to Friday, February 12th. Students will be selling candy grams and a card for $1.00 from 7:20-7:50 inside the cafeteria. Students are able to buy a candy gram for their friends, family, and/or teachers. Student Council will then deliver those cards to the students or teachers that same morning. Thank you for supporting East Side’s Student Council.

 

The International Festival will be held this year at East Side Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 3-5pm.  This fun family event will feature food and cultural performances from all over the world.  Ticket order forms have been sent home with students.  Please return form and payment in an envelope marked PTA in order to get the pre-order price per ticket of $7.  If you need a ticket order form, extras are located in the school mailroom or a form can be emailed to you.

There are many ways in which you can participate to help to make it a success.  Please consider signing up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4da5ab22a31-international to be a country representative, performer, help with set up or  clean up.  More information on the different volunteering opportunities can be found here as well.

Please contact Lakshmi and Claudia at cofirstvicepresident@eastsideelementary.com with any questions or to receive an emailed ticket order form.  Thanks for your support and help!

Help raise money for East Side Elementary by sending in your Box Top$ during the second Box Top$ contest for this school year.  East Side receives 10 cents for every eligible Box Top$ coupon from General Mills products submitted. By donating your Box Top$ your student will earn prizes for the Box Top$ collection contest.  All non-expired properly labeled Box Top$ contributions between now and February 12th will count towards the contest.   All box top$ prizes will be awarded in March.

Please submit non-expired Box Top$ in baggies of 50 clearly labeled with student’s name, teacher, grade and number of box tops submitted.  The Box Top$ submission drawer is located in the Lost and Found room (between the Tiger’s Cage closet and the library).   If you have any questions, please contact ShoppingRewards@EastSideElementary.com

 

4th and 5th Grade Book Clubs:

Join Ms. Alexander in reading discussing some great books.  Students can come to one or all based on their interests.

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner, February 23

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson, March 29

Masterminds by Gordon Korman, April 26

 

Sign up is free and details are in the following link.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084aaeaf2da02-4thand/18730486

 

MUST Ministries Food Drive – last day is Tuesday, February 9th

Did you know that MUST gives out 10 barrels of food (2000 pounds) every single day to feed the hungry in Cobb and Cherokee counties?   Please join our school for our annual MUST food drive.  Barrels have been placed at the front doors of the school through Tuesday, February 9th.   The following items are in short supply: Jelly, Canned Tuna, Boxed Dinners, Peanut Butter, Coffee, Canned Meats, Beef Stew, Pancakes, Canned/Dry Milk, Canned Pastas, Dry Beans, Dry Potatoes, Sugar, Stuffing, Spaghetti Sauce, Oatmeal, Grits, Tea, Bread/Muffin Mix, Pancake Syrup, and Cereal. Thank you for all of your generous donations!!

 

 

Week at a Glance for January 11-15

 

 

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 11th – Friday, January 15th

 

Monday, January 11th3rd grade music program @ 6pm

Tuesday, January 12th8:15am – school performance, 3rd grade music program

Wednesday, January 13thPTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Wednesday, January 13thDinner Night, Tijuana Joes

Thursday, January 14thCafeteria Staff Appreciation Day

Thursday, January 14thFoundation Board Meeting 6:00pm Media Center

Friday, January 15thSpirit Day, show your East Side pride by wearing your favorite school t-shirt

 

 

 

 

International Festival

The International Festival will be held this year at East Side Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 3-5pm.  This fun family event will feature food and cultural performances from all over the world.  There are many ways in which you can participate to help to make it a success.  Please consider signing up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4da5ab22a31-international to be a country representative, performer, help with set up or  clean up.  More information on the different volunteering opportunities can be found here as well.

 

Please contact Lakshmi and Claudia at cofirstvicepresident@eastsideelementary.com with any questions.  The email address associated with previous information on the International Festival had technical difficulties so please resend any email you may have sent in the past using this new address. Thanks for your support and help!

 

Junior Great Books 

Calling all 1st and 2nd grade parents/guardians:

We need 1 more volunteer for each grade level to help present the amazing Junior Great Books program.  In return, your child will be given free access to the program which starts on Feb 22nd.  For more information, please contact the Junior Great Book chairs at Jenkatzemail@gmail.com

 

Week at a Glance – week of December 14, 2015

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 14th – Friday, December 18th

Monday, December 14th – Hanukkah ends

Tuesday, December 15th – Holiday Parties, 1st & 4th grades, 1-2pm

Tuesday, December 15th – Cub Scout Pack 744 Meeting 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 15th – Dinner Night at Chili’s

Wednesday, December 16th – Holiday Parties, 2nd & 3rd grades, 1-2pm

Thursday, December 17th – Holiday Parties, K & 5th grades, 1-2pm

Friday, December 18th – end of 2nd 9 weeks

Friday, December 18th – Spirit Day – show your school spirit by wearing your favorite East Side shirt

 

Holiday Clothing Drive for Fair Oaks Elementary, our sister school, December 1 – 11

Our annual holiday drive for our sister school, Fair Oaks, ends on MONDAY. We did a wonderful job last year, supplying socks and underwear. This year, their GREATEST need is for jeans, belts and shoes. We ask that these items be new so the children may get the most use out of them. We are requesting the following:

******Jeans, Belts and Shoes – Please buy the same sizes you would buy for your East Side

Example (if you have a 3rd grade daughter, buy that size; a 5th grade son, buy that size, etc.)

This will give them a wide variety of sizes and styles. The students, staff and families of Fair Oaks appreciate everything we do for them. Look for the marked collection bins in the front atrium of the school and in the hallway across from PE, near the bus port.

East Side Giving Tree

Some of you may have noticed our “Giving Tree” in the lobby near the counselors’ offices in the 5th grade hallway. We have collected the names and holiday wishes of about 60 children in our community whose families need a little help this season. Each child has asked for an outfit (shirt and pants) and 1-2 toys / gifts. Our wonderful teachers and staff at East Side have graciously stepped up and are providing these gifts for many of the children on the tree. All East Side parents and families are also welcome to stop by and choose a child or two they would like to help as well. If you would like to help, we ask that all items be brought to our school no later than Monday, December 14th. All items must be UNWRAPPED and have the Giving Tree tag with child # attached. If you have any questions or would like to help with this project, please contact Theresa VanDerMolen and Freda Posada at communityoutreach@eastsideelementary.com.

Junior Great Books

Calling all parents who have book-loving children (grades 1 – 3) – we need your help! The Junior Great Books program is looking for a few parent volunteers to help with this 8 week after school program. Leaders will be provided a training session and all the materials needed to lead the groups of students. In exchange of your efforts, your child will have FREE admission This program fosters a love of reading and literature and is a fun learning experience for students and leaders! Junior Great Books is tentatively slated to start in February and end before Spring Break, meeting just once a week.

If you are jumping up and down shouting, Me, Me, Me, please contact the Junior Great Books chairs at EducationandLiteracy@eastsideelementary.com or JuniorGreatBooks@eastsideelementary.com

International Festival

Mark your calendars – the International Festival is coming soon to East Side Elementary! This fun family event features food and cultural performances from all over the world. Coming soon will be information on how you can volunteer for festival setup/cleanup, be a country representative or be a performer. We hope you will consider participating in this wonderful festival!

When: February 27th, 2016
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Where: East Side School Cafeteria
Contact: InternationalFestival@eatsideelementary.com

Information from Around Town

Walton Fastpitch T-shirts for sale

Walton Fastpitch T-shirts are for sale in Kids sizes in the Upper Computer Lab. The shirts are $10. You can send your student with money in an envelope labeled Walton Fastpitch to the upper computer lab either before or after school to purchase the spirit wear. These shirts are great for your little softball players. This is the official team spiritwear of 2015, as designed and worn by the players. It is a very soft poly/cotton blend. We have a limited number available, and it is due to a sizing error in the Walton Fastpitch Players’ Order that we have these shirts available for sale. Here is a link to view the design, http://waltonfastpitch.com/board/fundraising/2015-spiritwear/.

The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute issues its report examining the final recommendations of Gov. Deal’s appointed Education Reform Commission: http://gbpi.org/long-awaited-state-k-12-funding-overhaul-underachieves

Week of December 7th – week at a glance

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 7th – Friday, December 11th

 

Monday, December 7thHanukkah begins

Monday, December 7th Dinner Night – Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday, December 8st

Wednesday, December 9th

Thursday, December 10thStaff Appreciation Holiday Basket Assembly 7:20am

Thursday, December 10th Students bringitems for Staff Baskets to the cafeteria

Friday, December 11thSmoothie King Smoothies for sale – 7:20am until sold out

Friday, December 11thPTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

 

 

Staff Holiday Baskets – please volunteer

Attached is a sign up for one of our largest Staff Appreciation Events this year, our Holiday Baskets. Please consider signing up to help if you can.  Thank you so much!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054fa9a722a64-holiday

 

Also, please have your children bring their specified basket items to the cafeteria when they arrive at school on Thursday, December 10th.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

A note from The Community Outreach Committee:

We all love the holidays this time of year.  The food, family, gifts, travel, memories made, etc.  Unfortunately, for some families, this can be a financially stressful time when students are home from school for more than just the holiday meals.  In addition, December brings more stress to these families when they must choose to pay for food, shelter and other necessities over toys or gifts for their children and even the need for new clothing.  This is a great time for us to show how grateful we are for what we have and take this opportunity to help others.   We already know, from the incredible amounts of donations for our Thanksgiving Basket drive, that we are truly a caring and giving group of families.  In that tradition, we would like to ask for your help in making the holidays a little brighter for the children in need at our sister school, Fair Oaks Elementary.  Please see below for information about our shoe and clothing drive.  Thank you!

 

Holiday Clothing Drive for Fair Oaks Elementary, our sister school, December 1 – 11

Our annual holiday drive for our sister school, Fair Oaks, starts this week.  We did a wonderful job last year, supplying socks and underwear.  This year, their GREATEST need is for jeans, belts and shoes.  We ask that these items be new so the children may get the most use out of them.  We are requesting the following:

 

******Jeans, Belts and Shoes – Please buy the same sizes you would buy for your East Side

Example (if you have a 3rd grade daughter, buy that size; a 5th grade son, buy that size, etc.)

 

This will give them a wide variety of sizes and styles.  The students, staff and families of Fair Oaks appreciate everything we do for them. Look for the marked collection bins in the front atrium of the school and in the hallway across from PE, near the bus port.

 

East Side Giving Tree

Some of you may have noticed our “Giving Tree” in the lobby near the counselors’ offices in the 5th grade hallway.  We have collected the names and holiday wishes of about 60 children in our community whose families need a little help this season.  Each child has asked for an outfit (shirt and pants) and 1-2 toys / gifts.  Our wonderful teachers and staff at East Side have graciously stepped up and are providing these gifts for many of the children on the tree.  All East Side parents and families are also welcome to stop by and choose a child or two they would like to help as well.  If you would like to help, we ask that all items be brought to our school no later than Monday, December 14th.  All items must be UNWRAPPED and have the Giving Tree tag with child # attached.  If you have any questions or would like to help with this project, please contact Theresa VanDerMolen and Freda Posada atcommunityoutreach@eastsideelementary.com.