Claim Your Coats by Friday

If your child is missing a coat, please check the lost & found room ASAP. The room will be cleaned out on Friday and anything left will be donated to the Foster Care Support Foundation. Thanks to East Side’s Cub Scout Pack 744 for maintaining the lost & found room! Contact Laura Ray at [email protected] with questions.

Applications Available Now for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team

Will your child be in fourth or fifth grade next year? Does he or she love to read? Do they have a great memory for what they read? If so, there is an opportunity created just for your child; Mrs. Morelli and Ms. Alexander are recruiting members for their 2018-19 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team. To participate, your student will have to read all 10 books on the Georgia Book Award list and attend after-school practice sessions from September – January. There will be a parent meeting in May, but students can pick up an application now in the Learning Commons.

Last Call for Box Tops

The final Box Tops contest of the school year ends Friday, so keep sending in those tops! Please remember to put your child’s name, grade and teacher on each bag. The drop off location is in the lost and found room located near the Learning Commons. If you would like more information about the Box Tops for Education program, which earns money for East Side PTA, please go to or contact Christine Conger at [email protected]

Chick-fil-A Sandwiches Go To PTA Drawing Winner

The East Side PTA’s spring membership campaign is rolling into its second week with an even neater deal: Buy your 2018-19 membership now, and not only do you get to find out your child’s teacher for next year before everyone else, but you also may win a fabulous prize. Anyone who joins before Friday will be entered into a drawing for Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the whole family. Put some financial muscle behind the programming and events brought to you by the East Side PTA. Visit to join now!

Spelling Rule This Week

Our class spelling rule for this week is: VCCV-vowel-consonant-vowel-consonant.  The spelling page on this blog has example words and there are no weekly sight words for this week.

Fernbank Field Trip

The children had a wonderful time exploring the exhibits at Fernbank on Tuesday.  A special thanks to our class chaperones:  Mrs.. Grant, Mrs. Hambrick, Ms. Hamm, and Mrs. Ryan

Fernbank Field Trip Tomorrow

Please have your child wear their class t-shirt and comfortable walking shoes tomorrow for our field trip to Fernbank.  If your child is bringing a lunch or drink, please make sure it is in a disposable bag/container and labeled with their first and last name and Bankhead.  All second grade students will not be permitted to visit the gift shop so please do not send money to school. Thank you for all of your help and support.  The students will have a wonderful time exploring the exhibits tomorrow.

Order 2018-19 School Supplies Box Now

Simplify your summer by purchasing most of your school supplies for next year before this school year even ends. Your students soon will be bringing home information to place online school supply orders at Buy yours before May 23, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. There’s one entry for each box purchased. All boxes can be picked up on Eagle Day. A portion of sales will go to support innovative programming by the East Side PTA. Email [email protected] with questions.