Zoo Trip Reminders

Reminders for tomorrow’s trip to the zoo!!

  • Eat dinner (good hearty dinner) before you arrive at EV at 4:45.

  • Wear close toed comfortable shoes

  • Bring a labeled disposable water bottle.

  • It will be hot, so dress accordingly.  Send sunscreen if it is necessary for your child

  • Make sure teachers have any needed medications.  (ps…send in a separate inhaler or epipen from the one kept at school)

  • check packing list for other needed supplies


Testing resource

Happy Spring Break to you all,

I hope you all have a restful but fun spring break.  If your child has any free time, I suggest having your student log in to:  http://www.gaexperienceonline.com  to practice the Milestone testing online.  This will help them become familiar with the online platform.    Your child will be bringing home a paper that explains this in more detail today.

Secondly, if you have not submitted your permission slip for our Zoo trip, you will be getting an note home today as well.  We need a final count of students attending by the Monday we return from spring break.  Please make sure we know if your child will  be attending.  Also, we need final payments by April 12th.  Sorry for any inconvenience with this.  We didn’t realize the money had to be turned in to the zoo so early.


Hi all,

I can’t believe it’s already March.  Your child only has a few months of 4th grade left.  Yikes!! It’s a very busy time for us from now to the end of the year.

Last Thursday was STEM day at EV,  Fourth graders had to engineer a landing vehicle to safely get NASA’s very fragile and expensive EGG (a real egg)  to the moon. They had to purchase their supplies in order to construct their landing instrument with a very strict budget. Lots was learned by this awesome day.  I hope your child told you all about this. Thanks to all of those who sent in supplies so this event could happen.

We had a very successful but chilly Land Grab on Friday. The students staked their claim to government land and homesteaded successfully.  Thanks to all the great volunteers who brought supplies or helped run the event.  We couldn’t do it without all the help we get from our awesome parents.


This Wednesday, March 14th- Early release for students

Friday, March 16th- Leadership Day.  Many community leaders will be in our building to share their leadership traits with our students as well as read a story to them.  All students should dress up as a leader this day.  Those who want extra reading credit can dress up as a leader from the past or the present and participate in the Wax Museum. They were given an information sheet to explain more details.

Friday March 16th, Cutoff for Books for Breakfast

March 29th- 4th grade sings at the PTA meeting. Students need to be in their classrooms at 6:25 ready to sing.  After they sing, they can join their parents in the audience for the rest of the meeting.

April 2-6th-  We’re out of school for Spring Break

April 11th-  Milestone Testing begins                                                                              ***A letter will come home with more details, but 4th graders will be taking the Milestones on the computer.  This means they will choose multiple choice answers, type short constructed response answers, as well as type complete  essay answers on the computer. This is something new for them.  Any practice typing at home will be very helpful.

Thursday, May 10th- 4th graders leave for overnight zoo trip and return Friday afternoon.                      ***Money for the trip is due April 30th.





Milestone Review:

Great Resource for any who wish to brush up for the milestones coming up real soon!!  I highly encourage you to have your child practice the math and all language arts pieces of this.  If possible, review their answers together.  

Just copy and paste this into your browsers address bar!!



Secondly, as illness continues to spread through school, including myself out with the flu, this comes from our nurse!  Great resource describing when is safe to return to school after an illness!!



Hi all,

With all the flu information out there and several of our students out with the flu or other illnesses, our school nurse has sent this message:

Dear Eastvalley Parents,

The winter months are upon us which means an increase in illnesses in our school community and at Eastvalley! While school attendance is critical to ensure student achievement and academic growth, it’s also just as important to maintain a healthy environment for all students. In order to keep everyone as healthy as possible, Eastvalley wants to remind all parents and families that students should not be sent to school with a fever, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. According to Cobb County School District policy, students should be free of fever (without the use of fever reducing medicine), diarrhea, and/or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.  This will help keep the students and staff healthy throughout the school year. Students may attend school while experiencing minor health concerns such as coughing, allergies, congestion, sneezing, exhaustion, and other mild, non-contagious conditions. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. Feel free to contact Nurse Dawn Mahoney at [email protected] or 770-578-7214 with any questions.




Prezados Pais da Eastvalley,


O inverno chegou! O que significa um aumento de doenças na nossa comunidade escolar e na Eastvalley! Enquanto a frequência escolar é fundamental para garantir o desempenho do aluno e rendimento acadêmico, também é importante manter um ambiente saudável para todos os alunos. Para manter todos o mais saudável possível, a Eastvalley quer lembrar aos pais e as famílias que os alunos não devem ser enviados para a escola com febre, diarréia e/ou vômitos. De acordo com a política do Condado Escolar do Distrito de Cobb ( Cobb County School District – em inglês), estudantes devem estar livres de febre (sem o uso de medicamento para reduzir a febre), diarréia e/ou vômitos durante 24 horas antes de retornar à escola. Isto irá ajudar a manter os alunos e funcionários saudáveis durante todo o ano letivo. Os alunos podem frequentar a escola enquanto estiverem com tosse, alergia, congestão, espirro, exaustão e outras condições mais amenas, não contagiosas. Agradecemos a sua compreensão e cooperação. Qualquer dúvida ou pergunta entrar em contato com a nossa enfermeira, Nurse Dawn Mahoney at [email protected] ou 770-578-7214.




Estimados Padres de Eastvalley,

¡Los meses de invierno han llegado lo que significa un aumento en enfermedades en nuestra comunidad escolar y en Eastvalley! Mientras que la asistencia escolar es fundamental para el rendimiento estudiantil y el crecimiento académico, también es importante mantener un ambiente saludable para todos los estudiantes. Con el fin de mantener a todos lo más saludable posible, Eastvalley quiere recordar a todos los padres y familiares que los estudiantes no deben asistir a la escuela con fiebre, diarrea, y/o vomito. De acuerdo a las pólizas del Distrito Escolar de Cobb, los estudiantes deben estar sin fiebre (sin la ayuda de medicamentos para reducir la fiebre), diarrea, y/o vomito durante 24 horas antes de regresar a la escuela.

Esto ayudara a mantener a los estudiantes y empleados saludables durante el año escolar.

Los estudiantes pueden asistir a la escuela si padecen de problemas de salud leves como tos, alergias, congestión, estornudos, agotamiento y otras condiciones leves, no contagiosas.

Muchas gracias por su entendimiento y cooperación. Si tiene preguntas adicionales se puede comunicar con la enfermera Dawn Mahoney al correo electrónico [email protected] o 770-578-7214.

Fire Safety Village field trip

Hi all,

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe and getting lots of rest on all these extra days off!

When we return to school on Monday, we will be going on our field trip to the Fire Safety Village.  Everyone was sent home with a waiver in their Tuesday Trackers to ride the go carts at the village.  Without this waiver, your child will not be able to participate in this activity.  I’m attaching it again in case it has been misplaced.  Unfortunately, there are no extra days to send home extra waivers, this is it!!  Don’t forget to send in a lunch in something disposable or make sure your child has money on their account to purchase a school lunch to take with us. 


If you’re looking for things for your child to do over the break, reading is the number one thing.  Secondly, your child can go onto spelling city and do lots of spelling practice on their new words, unit 10.   IXL challenge:  Y1-Y4 and BB1 to BB11.

Special challenge:  Any child who brings in a drawing or picture that is symmetrical will receive a prize.

Please email me with any concerns or questions.

Enjoy your long weekend!!




Here we go again!!  Hopefully we will have school tomorrow but please check!! See the message from our fearless principal below:

Hello EV! Due to inclement weather, CCSD is cancelling ALL after school and evening activities except for the After School Program.  However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. Thank you!


“Attention 4th and 5th grade Athletes – Registration for the spring boys lacrosse season at Wheeler Jr. Lacrosse is now open.  Interested Fourth and Fifth grade Boys should sign up at WheelerJrLacrosse.com.  Lacrosse is a fast game that is easy to learn, has the strategy of basketball, the contact of hockey, and plays on a field big enough for football.  Not sure if the sport is right for you?  Conditioning and skill sessions at East Cobb Middle School in early January held by the high school team will allow you to Test Drive the sport before signing up.  Check out the details at WheelerJrLacrosse.com.”


Eastvalley will  be having a STEM day in December with all the classes working on an exciting STEM challenge in their classrooms.  Fourth grade will be challenging the students to create a specific type of rollercoaster using their knowledge of force and motion.  For this activity, each team (group of students) will need several paper towel tubes.  Please send in your empty paper towel tubes asap.  Especially over Thanksgiving when you may use more paper towel.  Thank you so much for supporting us and our learning.