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:

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 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  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@

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! 

Walk to School Day Rescheduled

Dear East Side Families:
We apologize for any inconvenience our decision to reschedule the Walk to School may have caused.  Last evening the threat of thunderstorms and strong winds was extremely high during the 7:00 − 8:00 a.m hour. As our top concern during any event is the safety of our students, staff and parents, we decided to reschedule for this Friday, May 2nd.  The weather forecast for Friday should allow for a much safer and more enjoyable walk for all of our East Side Families.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding in regards to this decision.
The East Side PTA

Walk to School Day

Come to the last Walk to School Day of the year!  East Side Elementary is participating the morning of Wednesday, April 30th- rain or shine!  There will be a drawing for personal pedometers that you can use to track your daily steps.  Also, there are “Walking School Bus” backpacks available in the Lost and Found room with everything you need to lead a group walk- a stop sign, a reflective vest, and even pedometers.  So put on your tiger gear and join your friends on a fun walk to school!

East Side Bike Rodeo

Come to the East Side Bike Rodeo!

April 12, 2-4 pm Bus parking lot

Please come for a fun and informative afternoon on your bikes! Helmet/Bike Safety Checks, Obstacle Course, Bike Education, & Ice Cream Float Station!!!

Please note:  helmets are required and there will be no bathroom access

We need lots of volunteers to make this event successful. If you have cycling experience, we need you! And if you don’t, we still need you!

Please sign up for East Side Bike Rodeo! Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Dana Stannard at and she can sign you up manually.

Rising 6th Graders – Dodgen Middle School Coffee Talk

Dodgen MS Quarterly Coffee Talk
Want to meet the principal of Dodgen in an informal setting?  Dodgen MS will hold its final Coffee talk for the year this Friday, March 21 at 9:30 in the Dodgen cafeteria.  Parents of rising 6th graders are welcome.  Come hear from the administration and find out what’s going on at Dodgen!
Also, sign up for the Dodgen enews by clicking on our website: .