Weekly Schedule

Dear Parents,

  • Class Winter Celebration is Tuesday, 12/18.  If you would like to join us, please bring your blue fast pass to the sign-in desk.  
  • Please click on the attached link to view important reminders for our schedule this week. 
  • Also, a free in-house performance permission slip was sent home in your child’s binder today.  Please sign and return by Friday, 12/21.  



Class Winter Celebration

Our Holiday Party will be on Tuesday, December 18 from 9:00 – 10:00. All parents are invited! Thank you to the parents that signed up on Shutterfly.   A blue snowman  “fast pass” was sent in your child’s binder on Monday.  Hold on to this paper and bring it with you the morning of the party to bypass the sign in line. This is not something you need to turn back in to me.

Important Reminders

Important Reminders for Friday, Dec. 7:

  • Problem Solving- Please review and complete 1 and 2 step word problems at home.  We will be taking our math problem solving test on Friday, Dec. 7
  • STEM project- Each student will use what they know from our Force and Motion unit in Science to design and build their own toy in motion.  Please have your child bring in recycle items (examples: paper towel and toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes, kleenex boxes, buttons.)  
  • Snack Lunch this Friday.  We will be eating in our rooms and watching a movie from 10:40-11:30.

Nutcracker Field Trip

Nutcracker Performing Arts Field Trip is Monday, December 3.  Please have your child wear their YELLOW class t-shirt, a jacket, and tennis shoes.  We will be eating sack lunches at 10:00.  We will leave at 10:45 and return no later than 1:45.  **Please make sure your child brings a snack in to eat at the end of the day.

Parent Homework and Force Study Guide/Homework

Parent Snowflake Homework-  I sent home a blue letter today in your child’s binder.  Please complete and return by December 7th.  I will read the snowflakes in class and display them in the hallway.  I can’t wait to see what great work you do! 

Force Study Guide/Homework-  We completed a force vocabulary review today in class and it was sent home in your child’s binder today.  Please review at home along with the Study Guide and practice which was included in the Newsletter packet on Monday.

STEM supplies

We will have a STEM project on Friday, December 7.

Our STEM supplies are running a little low.  If you have any of the following items to recycle please send them in:

  • bottle caps
  • cardboard tubes (TP, paper towel, wrapping paper)
  • cereal boxes
  • empty tissue boxes

Upcoming Reminders

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving Break!

Dec. 1– Jingle Jog is this Saturday!!

Dec. 3 – Performing Arts Field Trip “Nutcracker” We will be having sack lunches at 10:00.  Then, we will be leaving at 10:45 and returning by 1:45.  

Yearbooks – Your child’s yearbook celebrates a year of fabulous memories at East Side Elementary that will last a lifetime! Yearbooks are $37 and will be distributed at the end of the year. It’s easy to purchase a yearbook online, simply click here and log in to the PTA website. If you don’t have an account, log in here and create an account. Once you have logged in to the site, go to “Shop” and select “Yearbook”. You will see an “Order Here!” icon in the middle of the page. NOTE: you must include your child(ren)’s name(s) along with teacher’s name(s) when setting up your account in order to see the option to purchase a yearbook when you go to “Shop”. If the “Order Here” link doesn’t work, log in to the PTA website and check your previous orders under “My Stuff” to see if you have already purchased a yearbook. For questions, please email Lynn Stewart-Almond at yearbook.espta@gmail.com.

East Side Book Fair

Book Fair flyers were sent home in your child’s binder on Thursday.  Our class be touring the Book Fair on Monday, November 12 from 8:55-9:15.  If your child would like to purchase book, here are the hours for next week:

11/12 8am-4pm

11/13 8am-2pm, Family Night 6pm-8pm

11/14 8am-6pm

11/15 8am-4pm

11/16 8am-12pm


Social Studies Study Guides

All the Social Studies study guides are posted under the Homework Resources tab.  Please review these at home along with the Weekly Readers.  Please keep the Weekly Readers at home.  We will finish up our unit the week before Thanksgiving Break.  

Weekly News You Can Use

There will be no school on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 9.  – Are you a Veteran, or do you have a Veteran in your life? If so, you do not want to miss this event. The East Side PTA will host its annual Veterans’ Day breakfast on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 a.m. Our Veterans and their families will enjoy a delicious breakfast and afterwards will be honored with a very special parade through the school halls and outside on the school grounds from 8:00-8:30.   It is truly an amazing, heartfelt event. Be sure to RSVP through your child’s classroom.  

I have posted a 2-Digit Addition strategy poster under the homework resource tab.  They can use this resource to practice problems at home.

Cobb Digital Library/Mackinvia–  I posted directions under the Educational Links page under Social Studies/Science section.  Please encourage your child to research and record more facts about their informational writing topic in class.  They can bring those notes/information to class to use during writing.  **I will also send home a resource link directions in your child’s binder on Wednesday.

#EASTSIDEBEKIND  – Beginning Monday, November 26, your child will be engaging in the engineering design process and learning about how an assembly line functions.  All second grader’s will be working together to design special message tags that spread kind words and thoughts.  In addition, students will be working together to assemble treat bags that include special messages and small pieces of candy.  If your family chooses to participate, your child will have the opportunity to bring an assembled bag home to share with someone in the community.  As safety is our number one priority, we ask that you participate with your child as they share an act of kindness.  As a family, you can choose to share kindness with a neighbor, a cashier that is helping you, or with an attendant at the gas station.  Imagine brightening someone’s day with a special treat!  On Wednesday, November 7, we will have a large tub outside the Makerspace that labeled, “2nd Grade,” and we are asking for individually wrapped non-peanut candy donations for our message bags.  This donation is voluntary, but we are hoping that many of our second grade families will choose to join us in spreading kindness in our community!


Mollie Cushing – Makerspace Teacher

Danny Carlson – STEM Lab Teacher