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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com to let her know when you can volunteer during those weeks. It’s really easy, and always fun to learn a new skill!!
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com
For GIRLS – e-mail Amy DeMoss at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!