Why be involved? Why support the PTA’s mission and goals? Read some feedback on the impact your involvement in PTA makes to the East Side community:

We wanted to write you and the PTA to say THANK YOU for approving and sending us to see Marcy Cook present a seminar on K-3 Mathematics! The seminar was AMAZING and was honestly one of the best ones I have ever seen. We learned so much about differentiation, Guided Math Centers, and came back with so many great ideas for hands-on Math learning games!We purchased books while there to share with our teams and plan on re-delivering all the information we learned to our teams as well!Thank you again for supporting us as we try to grow and learn professionally!!

Chrissie Huckaby, 2nd grade and Amber King, 1st grade

“My students and I have really enjoyed the programs provided by the Arts in Education committee. The Cinderella performance was innovative, creative, and interactive. The teachers and students had a blast! We are lucky to have such a supportive PTA, and surrounding community. Having the opportunity to listen and learn from authors such as Lola Schaefer is a treat for students. These presentations are pure inspiration, and foster a creative spirit for everyone who attends. Thank you PTA!”

Maria L. Larsson, M.Ed
First Grade Teacher

This is a sincere message of thanks to our PTA. We are so appreciative of the many things you do for us and our wonderful students. Each year you always come through for us. Even in economic hardships, you find ways to provide reimbursements for classroom items, train upcoming parents to be supportive room reps, and assist us in large purchases. Most recently, we asked for financial assistance in obtaining speaker, Katy Huller, to train kindergarten in Language Arts. Again, you have supported us! We cannot wait to give you feedback on the wonderful things we learn…hopefully you will see that feedback through your own children as they show you their love of learning! Many, many thanks!

Deborah Stephens & the Kindergarten Team

Thank you so much for funding our trip to the International Reading Conference! We were thrilled to share our metacognition lessons with teachers from all over the United States. We were so proud to represent East Side and our fabulous first graders. We knew presenting would be an outstanding experience, but we also learned many new ideas! We were able to share these new ideas with our teams and other East Side teachers! Thank you again-we could not have done it without you!

Lyssa Sahadevan and Amy Cardwell

East Side’s Good Morning Readers Club is a huge hit! First and second graders are arriving at 7:00 two days a week with big smiles on their faces! Thank you for helping to fund this beneficial program! We are currently reading with almost 60 students! The books, games, journals, and other supplies provided by PTA funds are going a long way! We would love to share a few comments we have received from parents, teachers, and kids!

I love Good Morning Reader Club. I like getting here first!”-first grade boy

“Monday, Tuesday and Friday are rough mornings. Not Wednesday and Thursday though-those are GMR days! She looks forward to it each week”-first grade parent

Wow! This one on one time is huge! One of my students has gone up two reading levels and gained an additional 30 sight words.”-first grade teacher

“GMR is like an extension of our day. We can practice reading skills for comprehension and word solving. 40 minutes goes a long way!”
second grade teacher

“When will GMR start after the break? I miss it.” second grade girl

We are seeing such progress with our readers. Thank you for your continued support!

East Side’s Good Morning Reading Tutors

Dear East Side Elementary: The faculty and staff of Fair Oaks Elementary would like to thank you for your kindness this holiday season. Your generous donations will touch many students and their families and help them to have a brighter Christmas. Thank you very much!

Fair Oaks Elementary

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