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 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! $1 for a chance to win fall festival wristbands and concession tickets.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS starting this week! Donations of time and / or drinks are available. Sign up today at http://vols.pt/FWpDiS
Any questions? Want to know options for setting up a table at the festival for your company or cause? Contact FallFestival@EastSideElementary.com.
Walk/Bike to School Day
Get Ready for East Side’s Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday October 14th! Join your classmates and get healthy on your way to school. We will have incentives for every participant and a few prizes to give away! If you have a large group, please consider checking out our Walking School Bus Backpacks from the lost and found room. The backpacks contain items to help you stay safe on your route. Live to far away to walk? Consider driving to East Cobb Park and walking from there.
LEGO Building is Coming to East Side
Cobb EMC is once again sponsoring a Lego Building Competition to be held at East Side Elementary School on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. The event is open to students grades 2-8. There will be prizes awarded. Funds raised through this event will benefit the Cobb County School System – Elementary Science Olympiad program. A limited number of LEGO® builders (40 in each heat) will display speed and accuracy for a chance to win some great prizes. DATE: 10/16/2015 (Fri 6:00PM – 9:30PM). To register and find more information about this event, please visit the following link:
Shopping Rewards – Box Top$ 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
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:
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 Place: Jackson Berger, “Is the Bigger Muscle Stronger?”
2nd Place: Sofia Hazen, “How Big is Your Bubble?”
3rd Place: Brinda Gururaj, “Bouncy Ball”
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”
1st Place: Adith Sriram, “Skin-tillating”
2nd Place: Medha Krishna, “Memory: Age and Gender Effects”
3rd Place: Rohan Kalia, “Phototropism”
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”
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
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/