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.

 

Week of November 23 – Week at a Glance

Monday, November 23rd – Friday, November 27th  – Thanksgiving Break – No School      

 

10th Annual Jingle Jog – December 5, 2015

Please help us make this Jingle Jog the best yet!  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to see how you can help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c48acac28a31-2015

International Festival

East Side is in need of a few parental volunteers to help coordinate the International Festival in February. East Side represents around 52 nationalities and this festival is an exciting, fun way to recognize and celebrate the various cultures that make up our school.   This festival is a reoccurring event, so many of the resources are already in place for the volunteers who step up to help lead.  If you are interested and would like to support this fantastic event, e-mail: president@eastsideelementary.com.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found closet is overflowing with items.  Please have your child stop by and pick up their missing items.  If you are visiting the school, take a quick look yourself. We will be donating all unclaimed items in the Lost and Found room to Mercy Care for their coat drive by the end of the school day on November 20th.  The Lost and Found room is in the main floor hallway, right before the media center.   Any questions, contact Theresa VanDerMolen & Freda Posada at communityoutreach@eastsideelementary.com

Help Mrs. Alter and Mrs. Hill keep our COMPUTER LAB clean!

Cold season is here and we want to keep each computer’s keyboard and mouse germ free but we are almost out of supplies!  Please consider sending one of the following items ASAP to the computer lab and help us out!   We need: Lysol disinfecting wipes (or store brand) Lysol disinfecting spray (or store brand) boxes of tissues paper towels hand sanitizer      

 

COMMUNITY NEWS  

RISE UP! at East Side Meets Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 PM in the Cafeteria

Get ready for a fun birthday party complete with reindeer games and cake at the December RISE UP! meeting. All year, we are focused on Character + Action = Gamechanger. December’s character trait is LOVE. And, we’ll reveal how much money our chapter raised in the Compassion Challenge to fight childhood hunger locally. Visit https://riseup4christ.com/ for more information and to register. 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 Thursda ys 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  

Education Funding update:  At last week’s Education Forum at Walton, we heard from experts in the field of educational funding, administrators, and teachers regarding the potential changes to the school funding formula and the impact the new formula would have on the state of Georgia and Cobb County. Under the proposed formula, Cobb County School District would receive $471.1 million, a 1.49% increase over this year’s level of funding from the state. However, this amount is $28.7 million less than what the current funding formula calls for and is the smallest percentage increase in the metro area.  This is a cause for great concern and creates a need for parents to make their voices heard.  We have provided these resources for you to become informed about the details of this issue and information on how you can advocate for our public school system.

  • Q and A about the state of educational funding in Georgia
  • Policy Report on the new school funding formula from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
  • Next Steps you can take to make your opinion heard, including contact information
  • Sample letter to legislators concerning the future of educational funding

The PTSA urges all members and stakeholders to contact the members of the Education Reform Commission as well as your elected officials to advocate for the future of our public education system.

Week at a Glance for week of November 9, 2015

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 9th – Friday, November 13th

 

Monday, November 9th

Tuesday, November 10th Cub Scouts Pack 744 Meeting 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 10th Dinner Night – Tijuana Joe’s

Wednesday, November 11th Veterans’ Day

Wednesday, November 11th Diwali

Wednesday, November 11th Veterans’ Day Breakfast 7am in the cafeteria

Wednesday, November 11th PTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Thursday, November 12th – Foundation Board Meeting 6pm – Media Center

Friday, November 13th – Muffins with Mavity 8:30am, Media Center

Friday, November 13th – Smoothie King Smoothies 7:20am until we sell out

Friday, November 13th – Dinner Night – Domino’s

 

 

 

Muffins with Mavity

The East Side PTA has created a time when all our parents can be informed,  express their concerns and ask questions. Muffins with Mavity is an informal meeting to provide open communication between Ms. Mavity and the East Side community. Please RSVP here: Muffins with Mavity.

 

It is going to be a MONSTER of a Book Fair!  East Side’s annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming up November 16-20th in the Media Center!  Join us for a week of new books, monster themed activities, Family Night and fun.  Sign up to bring treats for our teachers or to help our kids shop for books.  Copy and paste the Volunteer Spot link below to sign up.  Remember, volunteers receive 10% off all of their purchases ALL WEEK!  Copy and paste this link into your browser: http://vols.pt/xymZ9D

 

10th Annual Jingle Jog – December 5, 2015

Please help us make this Jingle Jog the best yet!  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to see how you can help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c48acac28a31-2015

 

Go “Bananas” for Fresh Fruit Fridays!

Let’s support healthy lifestyle choices for our kids! We need your help to keep this program going by either volunteering with distributing the fruit on Fridays or sponsoring the program through monetary donations sent via check to the health and wellness committee of the PTA; we are looking to fund more Fridays, which cost about $30 each-we appreciate any help you can give!  If you are interested in this great program, please contact Sarah Skupien healthandwellness@eastsideelementary.com owisc39301@yahoo.com

 

Donations needed for SCIENCE LAB

Mrs. White, our wonderful school Science teacher, would love to receive the following donations for upcoming experiments with the students:

  • Soft drink cans with the pull tab on them (rinsed out please)
  • Empty water/soda bottles

Please have your child bring them to school in a bag labeled for Science lab.  Thank you so much for supporting Science!

 

 

 

NEWS AROUND TOWN

Walton Science and Invention Club Wants YOU to Go to the Movies! Buy a ticket to see the Peanuts Movie through http://www.filmraiser.com/, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the WHS Club!

 

The Education Reform Commission (ERC), created and appointed by Governor Deal, has been meeting all year to set a new course for education in Georgia. In the next two months, the ERC will make their recommendations to Governor Deal regarding the direction of education in Georgia.

 

We want to make our Walton community aware of these proposals.  Please take the time to read the one page document created by the Georgia PTA here: ERC update.  It highlights the drastic decrease in funding for education, the removal of financial incentives for many educators and the significant increase in class sizes, including:

55% for kindergarten

37% for grades 1 – 3

45% for grades 6 – 8

10% for grades 9 – 12

133% for gifted classes

Information can also be found in the attached article from the Sunday edition of the Marietta Daily Journal: MDJ

 

Most importantly, please join the Walton Foundation and PTSA on November 10 at 7:00 pm in Walton’s Theater as we hold an Education Forum to discuss the funding of education, the proposed changes, and how these recommendations will directly affect your family, our community, and the future of education in Georgia.  Members of the Cobb Delegation to the Georgia General Assembly have confirmed their attendance as well as Cobb County School District Board of Education members. This will be a great opportunity for our Walton families and we hope you can join us.

 

Week of October 25th – week at a glance

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 26th – Friday, October 30th – RED RIBBON WEEK

 

Monday, October 26th – Dinner Night – Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday, October 27th –  Cobb Chamber T.O.T.Y Breakfast

Wednesday, October 28th – Huntington Study Skills 6:00pm

Thursday, October 29th

Friday, October 30th

 

Red Ribbon Week is coming up!
Red Ribbon Week is a national event to unite students against negative behaviors – and for positive choices! At East Side, we encourage drug-free, violence-free, and overall healthy decisions.
Please consider helping to make Red Ribbon Week a success. Follow this link and get involved for a quick volunteer opportunity. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054aa4ac28a75-redribbon

Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest – Turn in poster between October 19th and October 26th for a chance to win prizes (Water bottle, Frisbee, Yo-yo, Pen) Include your name, grade, and teacher to be eligible to win. Posters should display one or more of these themes–
• I have the Power to Be Drug-free
• Mix It Up at Lunch Day
• Follow Your Dreams – Don’t Do Drugs
• Make It a Goal to be Drug-free
• Wild About Being Drug-free

Monday Oct 26th: Wear Red!
Tuesday Oct 27th: Mix it up at Lunch Day – This program works toward making new friends, reducing bullying, and creating a more welcoming school environment.
Wednesday Oct 28th: Follow Your Dreams – Don’t Do Drugs – Dress ready for your future career
Thursday Oct 29th: Make it a GOAL to be drug-free! – Wear your Favorite Team jersey
Friday Oct 30th: We are WILD about being drug-free! – Wear crazy hair and socks

 

Study Skills Seminar
Want to make the most of your study time? Want to get some tips before facing end of semester testing?

Who: 4th and 5th grade students and their parents
What: Study Skills Seminar
When: Wednesday, October 28th  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: East Side Media Center

Join Tom Single of Huntington Learning Center for a dynamic, informative study skills seminar. Tom provides powerful tips and tools for making the most of your study time. Last year all attendees left with ideas and tools to change their study habits at home and improve their grades, as well as some cool stuff to use while they studied.

Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize the time you spend studying and tips for parents and students on working together to make the most of your study time

 

Reflections
The Reflections Celebration is on Wednesday, November 4 from 7:20-7:50am for all Reflections participants. If you submitted an entry for the PTA Reflections contest, you are invited to attend the celebration. For questions, contact lauriesimons4@gmail.com

 

It is going to be a MONSTER of a Book Fair!
East Side’s annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming up November 16-20th in the Media Center! Join us for a week of new books, monster themed activities, Family Night and fun. Sign up to bring treats for our teachers or to help our kids shop for books. Copy and paste the Volunteer Spot link below to sign up. Remember, volunteers receive 10% off all of their purchases ALL WEEK! Copy and paste this link into your browser: http://vols.pt/xymZ9D

 

10th Annual Jingle Jog – December 5, 2015
Please help us make this Jingle Jog the best yet! Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to see how you can help. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c48acac28a31-2015

 

Donations needed for SCIENCE LAB
Mrs. White, our wonderful school Science teacher, would love to receive the following donations for upcoming experiments with the students:
• Soft drink cans with the pull tab on them (rinsed out please)
• Toilet paper / paper towel empty rolls
• Bottle caps from soft drinks or 2 liter bottles
Please have your child bring them to school in a bag labeled for Science lab. Thank you so much for supporting Science!

 

Community News

The Walton Foundation has been very busy this last month raising money to equip every classroom with an iPad. This is very important to the administration and teachers in order to bring the latest technology to Walton and all our students. When Zeal Restaurant heard about the initiative, they decided that they would like to help raise money to buy more iPads for Walton. Between September 4th and November 4th, Zeal will donate a percentage of sales to the campaign. This great program will benefit your students one day.

 

Week of October 11th – Week at a Glance

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 12th – Friday, October 16th

 

Monday, October 12th

Tuesday, October 13th

Wednesday, October 14th – Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 14th – Waste Free Lunch

Wednesday, October 14th – Dinner Night – Tijuana Joes

Thursday, October 15th

Friday, October 16thPTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Friday, October 16thLego / Stem Night

Friday, October 16thDinner Night Domino’s

 

 

Fall Festival is coming up on October 23, 2015 5:30-9:30 – Biggest event of the ESE year and you don’t want to miss it!

  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Donation of drinks is a significant need. Time slots are available for in person volunteering. Middle and High School students are welcome to earn volunteer hours! Please sign up today at http://vols.pt/FWpDiS
  • Send in your pre-sale order form for the $12 wristband. Wristband provides full access and are required for all children who plan to enjoy unlimited rides, carnival games, bounce houses, obstacles course, rock wall, pumpkin painting, DJ dance competitions, and more. Don’t have a form? That’s okay- just send in an envelope with Student name, Teacher, Grade, # of tickets and $12 per ticket- checks payable to East Side Elementary PTA.
  • Candy Bar Sales going on now for $1 with a chance to win a wristband or concession tickets. Winners daily!
  • Any questions? Want to know options for setting up a table at the festival for your company or cause? Contact FallFestival@EastSideElementary.com.

Walk/Bike to School Day

Get Ready for East Side’s Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday October 14th! 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 to far away to walk? Consider driving to East Cobb Park and walking from there.

LEGO Building is Coming to East Side

Cobb EMC is once again sponsoring a Lego Building Competition to be held at East Side Elementary School on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. The event is open to students grades 2-8. There will be prizes awarded. Funds raised through this event will benefit the Cobb County School System – Elementary Science Olympiad program. A limited number of LEGO® builders (40 in each heat) will display speed and accuracy for a chance to win some great prizes. DATE: 10/16/2015 (Fri 6:00PM – 9:30PM). To register and find more information about this event, please visit the following link:  The Box Top$ contest is coming!  We receive 10 cents for every eligible Box Top$ coupon from General Mills products submitted. That is 5 dollars for every 50 coupons submitted to our school by you. Donate your Box Top$ and your student will earn points for the Box Top$ Collection contest.  We have great prizes, but more importantly, you’ll be helping to raise money for East Side Elementary! Your student will receive credit for all properly labeled Box Top$ contributions between now and October 16th.  Please submit 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 Media Center). Questions: ShoppingRewards@EastSideElementary.com

Shopping Rewards – Box Top$ Contest Oct 5th – Oct 16th

The Box Top$ contest is coming!  We receive 10 cents for every eligible Box Top$ coupon from General Mills products submitted. That is 5 dollars for every 50 coupons submitted to our school by you. Donate your Box Top$ and your student will earn points for the Box Top$ Collection contest.  We have great prizes, but more importantly, you’ll be helping to raise money for East Side Elementary! Your student will receive credit for all properly labeled Box Top$ contributions between now and October 16th.  Please submit 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 Media Center). Questions: ShoppingRewards@EastSideElementary.com

Red Ribbon Week is coming up!

Please consider helping to make Red Ribbon Week a success.  Follow this link and get involved for a quick volunteer opportunity. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054aa4ac28a75-redribbon

Community News

Nutrition: Fuel for Academic and Athletic Performance

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Walton High School Theatre

We will discuss the importance of balancing your blood sugar and empowering yourself throughout the day. Whole Foods will be sponsoring the event with delicious food samples. Parents, students, athletes, teachers and coaches are all welcome.

 The Walton Foundation has been very busy this last month raising money to equip every classroom with an iPad. This is very important to the administration and teachers in order to bring the latest technology to Walton and all our students. When Zeal Restaurant heard about the initiative, they decided that they would like to help raise money to buy more iPads for Walton.  Between September 4th and November 4th, Zeal will donate a percentage of sales to the campaign.  This great program will benefit your students one day. Click here for more info.

RISE UP! at East Side Meets Thursday, Oct. 15 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/

Walton Homecoming Parade

The Walton High School Homecoming Parade is Friday, October 16th and starts at 2:45 at the Temple Kol Emeth on Sewell Mill Road (road closes at around 2:30pm). The Parade will route down Sewell Mill to Bill Murdock Road, ending at Walton HS. The WHS Marching Band will lead the parade which will feature the football team and coaches, cheerleaders, class floats, entries by several Walton Clubs and school dignitaries including Principal McNeill. Find a terrific viewing spot and enjoy the parade!!

***Friday night (Oct. 16), the Homecoming Game kicks off at 7:30 pm in Raider Valley against Woodstock.  It’s School Spirit Night so wear school colors: red, white and blue to show your support for the WALTON RAIDERS!

 

 

 

Week at a Glance for week of October 4th

  

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 9th

 

Monday, October 5th Iowa Assessments – 3rd and 5th grades

Tuesday, October 6th Iowa Assessments – 3rd and 5th grades

Tuesday, October 6th – Dinner Night – Chili’s

Wednesday, October 7th Iowa Assessments – 3rd and 5th grades

Wednesday, October 7th Reflections Entries Due

Wednesday, October 7th Safety Patrol 2:45

Thursday, October 8th Iowa Assessments – 3rd and 5th grades

Thursday, October 8th – Foundation Board Meeting 6pm, Media Center

Friday, October 9th – End of 1st 9 weeks

Friday, October 9th Smoothing King Smoothies for sale

Friday, October 9th – Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Friday, October 9th – Muffins with Mavity (canceled, rescheduled for 11/13)

 

 

Reflections

Reflections entries for Let Your Imagination Fly are due to the East Side Elementary cafeteria this Wednesday, October 7 between 7:20-7:50.  Entry form must be complete (http://www.georgiapta.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Student-Entry-Form-2015-2016-Fillable.pdf) and entry in correct format.  If the entry is a picture of someone, video of someone or has someone’s voice in it, a consent form must be signed and turned in as well (http://www.georgiapta.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/13-14_Consent_form.pdf).  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 4 for the Reflections Celebration for all students that submit a Reflections entry.

 

Fall Festival is coming October 23, 2015 5:30-9:30!! Biggest event of the ESE year and you don’t want to miss it! Send in your pre-sale order form for $12 wristbands that provide full access and unlimited rides, bounce houses, rock climbing, games, and more. Candy Bar Sales begin this week too! $1 for a chance to win fall festival wristbands and concession tickets.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS starting this week! Donations of time and / or drinks are available. Sign up today at http://vols.pt/FWpDiS

Any questions? Want to know options for setting up a table at the festival for your company or cause? Contact FallFestival@EastSideElementary.com.

 

Walk/Bike to School Day

Get Ready for East Side’s Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday October 14th! 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 to far away to walk? Consider driving to East Cobb Park and walking from there.

 

LEGO Building is Coming to East Side

Cobb EMC is once again sponsoring a Lego Building Competition to be held at East Side Elementary School on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. The event is open to students grades 2-8. There will be prizes awarded. Funds raised through this event will benefit the Cobb County School System – Elementary Science Olympiad program. A limited number of LEGO® builders (40 in each heat) will display speed and accuracy for a chance to win some great prizes. DATE: 10/16/2015 (Fri 6:00PM – 9:30PM). To register and find more information about this event, please visit the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054ba4ad229-lego

 

Shopping Rewards – Box Top$ Contest Oct 5th – Oct 16th

The Box Top$ contest is coming!  We receive 10 cents for every eligible Box Top$ coupon from General Mills products submitted. That is 5 dollars for every 50 coupons submitted to our school by you. Donate your Box Top$ and your student will earn points for the Box Top$ Collection contest.  We have great prizes, but more importantly, you’ll be helping to raise money for East Side Elementary! Your student will receive credit for all properly labeled Box Top$ contributions between now and October 16th.  Please submit 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 Media Center). Questions: ShoppingRewards@EastSideElementary.com

 

Lost & Found Room

Are you missing something?  Did your student misplace their lunch box or water bottle?  Did they leave their jacket on the playground? Maybe they are missing their homework folder.  East Side Elementary has a Lost & Found room located between the Media Center and the Tiger’s Cage closet in the Gym hallway.  Please stop by and retrieve your missing items.

We clean out the Lost and Found several times a year and make a donation to a local charity.  We will notify you when it is time to clean out the Lost and Found again.  If you have any questions, please contact CommunityOutreach@EastsideElementary.com.

 

Red Ribbon Week is coming up!

Please consider helping to make Red Ribbon Week a success.  Follow this link and get involved for a quick volunteer opportunity. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054aa4ac28a75-redribbon

 

Science Fair

Let’s give a big round of applause to all the students who showcased their scientific thinking and creativity at the East Side Elementary Science Fair! It was a fun day and the East Side community enjoyed seeing all of your hard work. Thank you to the following judges for taking the time to meet with our students:

 

Laura Nay, High Touch High Tech

Taylor Larkin, Marietta Martial Arts

Carla Brown, Big Peach Running Co.

Bella Belegradek, Kid Chess

Montse Gella, Huntington Learning Center

Francesc Fabregas, Huntington Learning Center

Barry Falcon, Managing Partner, Team Falcon Consulting

Kelly Jones, Science Olympiad Coach

 

Thank you also to the parent volunteers that helped make the Science Fair run smoothly. The results for each grade level are:

Kindergarten:

1st Place: CJ Grant, “Which Ball Rolls the Farthest?”

2nd Place: Kamal Khaldi, “Does the Depth of Water Affect Boat Speed?”

3rd Place: Rhys Gearhart, “Disappearing Candy”

 1st Grade:

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

2nd Place: Sofia Hazen, “How Big is Your Bubble?”

3rd Place: Brinda Gururaj, “Bouncy Ball”

2nd Grade:

1st Place:  Rajat Shirur, “Paper Airplane Engineering”

2nd Place: Ellery Grant, “Does Your Height Change During the Day?”

3rd Place: James Keel, “Can I Breathe Through an Extra Long Snorkel”

3rd Grade:

1st Place:  Adith Sriram, “Skin-tillating”

2nd Place: Medha Krishna, “Memory: Age and Gender Effects”

3rd Place: Rohan Kalia, “Phototropism”

 4th Grade:

1st Place: Samuel Ericson, “Comparison of Antibacterial Products”

2nd Place: George O’Neal, “Plasma Hack”

3rd Place: Jacob Shick, “Don’t Give Me Any Static”

 5th Grade:

1st Place: Shreya Khanna, “Stress is a Mess”

2nd Place: Rithu Hegde, “Do Smells Ring Bells?”

3rd Place: Julian Siegmund, “Invisible Waves”

 

Thank you for participating in the East Side Science Fair!

Amy Mitravich and Smitha Barki

 

Community News

 

The Walton Foundation has been very busy this last month raising money to equip every classroom with an iPad. This is very important to the administration and teachers in order to bring the latest technology to Walton and all our students. When Zeal Restaurant heard about the initiative, they decided that they would like to help raise money to buy more iPads for Walton.  Between September 4th and November 4th, Zeal will donate a percentage of sales to the campaign.  This great program will benefit your students one day. Click here for more info.

 

Nutrition: Fuel for Academic and Athletic Performance

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Walton High School Theatre

We will discuss the importance of balancing your blood sugar and empowering yourself throughout the day. Whole Foods will be sponsoring the event with delicious food samples. Parents, students, athletes, teachers and coaches are all welcome.

 

RISE UP! at East Side Meets Thursday, Oct. 15 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/

Week of September 20th – Week at a Glance

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 21st – Friday, September 25th FALL BREAK – Have a great week off!!!

 

Monday, September 21st

Tuesday, September 22nd

Wednesday, September 23rd

Thursday, September 24th

Friday, September 25th

 

 

Artists needed! Poster Fun for Fall Festival

Fall Festival is Coming! An announcement was sent out via Room Reps but the attachment has been a challenge, so here are the details again so you don’t miss out!

 

Are you kids looking for something to do over Fall Break? We would love for them to design posters for the Fall Festival! Decorate a poster of any size 8½X11 or larger to promote the Fall Festival.

Include:   East Side Elementary PTA Fall Festival, October 23, 2015, 5:30-9:30PM

Wristbands $12 advance / $15 day of. (Write your name, teacher and grade on the back of each poster)

 

Turn your poster(s) in: Wednesday, September 30th by 8:00 AM in the Cafeteria. All posters will be displayed around the school. Each poster will count as 1 entry into the drawing. 2 lucky artists will receive 1 complimentary wrist band (random drawing, not a competition) and be announced on Friday, October 2nd. We will see you at the festival on Friday, October 23rd from 5:30-9:30PM

 

Questions? Contact FallFestival@EastSideElementary.com. Wristband order forms are coming home soon! Want to volunteer with the Fall Festival? Sign up today at http://vols.pt/FWpDiS

 

Be a Family Day STAR! Celebrate CASAColumbia® Family Day –on Monday, September 28th by joining parents all across the country in logging onto www.CASAFamilyDay.org to take the Family Day STAR Pledge to commit to:

•Spend time with your kids

•Talk to them about their friends, interests & the dangers of nicotine, alcohol & other drugs.

•Answer their questions and listen to what they say

•Recognize that YOU have the power to keep your kids substance-free!

 

“Every child deserves to grow up healthy and happy with an adolescence that is free from addiction. Parents, one of the best ways you can help keep your kids substance free is to be engaged in their lives – that includes being there for them at dinner,” says Jeffrey B. Lane, CASAColumbia’s Chairman. “The conversations that take place during family dinners give you a window into what your kids are going through and helps you keep the lines of communication open with them.”

 

Shopping Rewards – Box Top$ Contest Oct 5th – Oct 16th

The Box Top$ contest is coming!  We receive 10 cents for every eligible Box Top$ coupon from General Mills products submitted. That is 5 dollars for every 50 coupons submitted to our school by you. Donate your Box Top$ and your student will earn points for the Box Top$ Collection contest.  We have great prizes, but more importantly, you’ll be helping to raise money for East Side Elementary! Your student will receive credit for all properly labeled Box Top$ contributions between now and October 16th.  Please submit 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 Media Center). Questions: ShoppingRewards@EastSideElementary.com

 

Lost & Found Room

Are you missing something?  Did your student misplace their lunch box or water bottle?  Did they leave their jacket on the playground? Maybe they are missing their homework folder.  East Side Elementary has a Lost & Found room located between the Media Center and the Tiger’s Cage closet in the Gym hallway.  Please stop by and retrieve your missing items.

We clean out the Lost and Found several times a year and make a donation to a local charity.  We will notify you when it is time to clean out the Lost and Found again.  If you have any questions, please contact CommunityOutreach@EastsideElementary.com.

 

Red Ribbon Week is coming up!

Please consider helping to make Red Ribbon Week a success.  Follow this link and get involved for a quick volunteer opportunity. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054aa4ac28a75-redribbon

 

Have you heard about the upcoming Reflections arts contest?  The theme this year is Let Your Imagination Fly!  There are 6 categories you could do an entry for: film, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and photography.  Entries are due Wednesday, October 7 in the cafeteria before school.  Last year one of our very own East Side students won at the national level.  She also won some money from the contest for her awesome work! You can get more information and the entry form from the PTA website: http://eastsideelementary.com/programs-2/reflections/. For questions about Reflections, contact Lauriesimons4@gmail.com

 

Community News

 

Spirit Night at Marietta Martial Arts – Star Wars 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, October 2nd from 6-9:30 pm at MMA’s Lower Roswell location.  Students will play exciting Star Wars themed games, eat pizza, and can come dressed as their favorite Star Wars 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 – Parents’ Night Out”

 

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!

 

Week of September 13th Week at a Glance

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 14th – Friday, September 18th

 

Monday, September 14th Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, September 15th

Wednesday, September 16th – PTA EC & Board Meetings 9am/10am

Wednesday, September 16th – Waste Free Lunch

Wednesday, September 16th – Dinner Night – Tijuana Joe’s

Thursday, September 17th

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

Friday, September 18th – Dinner Night – Domino’s

 

 

It’s Time to Register for Science Fair!

FRIDAY IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE!!! Science Fair is coming on Thursday, October 1st. Do you like to figure things out? Are you full of questions about the things around you? Do you want to help make the world a better place? Show East Side 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. Questions? Contact Amy Mitravich or Smitha Barki at ScienceFair@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.

 

 

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!

 

eNews for week of September 7, 2015

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 7th – Friday, September 11th

Monday, September 7th Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 8th – Greg Tang Math Parent Workshop 6pm

Tuesday, September 8th – Dinner Night – Chili’s

Wednesday, September 9th – Progress Reports sent home

Thursday, September 10th – Picture Make-up day

Thursday, September 10th – Foundation Board Meeting – 6pm Media Center

Friday, September 11th – Smoothie King Smoothies – 7:20am until sold out

Friday, September 11th – Fit in 1st, 3rd, 5th training & Collaboration training 10am

Friday, September 11th – P.E. Movie Night 6-9pm

 

Greg Tang Parent Math Workshop

Do you want to help your kids, but are not sure how? Learn great strategies and experience math a whole new way! Join Greg Tang – one of our country’s leading educators – for one incredible hour of math. He will make sense of new standards and teaching methods, and show you specific ways you can help your kids. Math will never be the same! Click here for more information.

 

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.

 

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!!

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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!

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!