Symphony Field Trip

Tomorrow, February 12, is our Performing Arts Field Trip to the Symphony!  Dr. Bernard has set this up with the county and has been preparing our kids.  Students are to dress in nice attire to attend. All permission slips have been signed from the beginning of the year.  We will have lunch in the classroom when we return to school.  We will leave at 9:00 and return around 12:30.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Loaded Tuesday Tracker


Can you believe we are in the last week of January?!!  Please look closely at today’s Tuesday Tracker.  It is loaded with information.

Kelly DeVries, from Kennesaw, will be joining our class as a student teacher a few hours a week.  She has a project to complete.  Please make sure you have signed a permission slip so she can video, use data and use work samples from your child.  This will not be shared publicly, and will only be seen by her professor.  The kids are excited about having her in our class.

  1. Today started Pennies for Patients.  it is a service/caring project.   Information is provided in the folder.
  2. Picture Day is February 13.
  3. Valentine Candy Gram forms are in the folder.  This money goes to help fund our 5th Grade activities.
  4. Rising 6th Grade Information Night is February 11, at East Cobb Middle School.  Mark your calendar, as this is a night you don’t want to miss!

As always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Hello  Families!

Please join us at East Lake CFA this Thursday, January 23rd from 4:30-7:30 for EV Spirit Night! A percentage of sales will be donated directly to EV! Be sure to tell your cashier you are hear for EV Spirit Night! We hope to see you there!

All Pro Dad’s reading day

Hi all,

Good afternoon!

This Friday is our first All Pro Dad’s Reading Day!  Currently we do not have a dad signed up to read for our classroom.  Our goal is to have a dad reading in EVERY classroom at Eastvalley!  We need a dad from 8:00-8:15.  I can provide a book, or you can bring a family favorite to share.   Please sign up on the link if you can read for our class on Friday.

Don’t forget to bring your science fair projects in tomorrow!!

January 5th, 2020

Happy New Year to all,

So excited to see all my fabulous students tomorrow.  We have so much planned for this New Year. Please remember that all Science Fair projects are due Wednesday, January 15th. Hopefully you’ve been working on these and it’s not a last minute thing.  I can’t wait to see them.

Lastly, report cards will be coming home on Friday.  Please be looking for them!!

Year’s End

Happy end of 1st semester!!

Thank you all for all the lovely gifts and sweet notes.  I really appreciate all your thoughtfulness. What a great group we have.

These students have made so much growth this past semester.  I’m so proud of their hard work. Now I hope you all rest and enjoy family time together. We will hit it hard once we get back to begin 2020.

If you need gift ideas for your child, ask them how their supplies are holding up at school.  So many of the students have lost or broken their scissors.  I had about 20 extra pair to start the year….those are all gone.  Some students pencil bags are also broken or lost.  We could also use large marker, small marker, colored pencil, crayon, and hand sharpeners replaced for each table for the second semester. The sets I purchased at the beginning of the year are pretty sparce right now.

Thank you all for everything…..see you next year!!

Diane Cordova

ITBS info and Special activity help request

Hi again,

If you would like some help dissecting the ITBS scores that came home yesterday, I’ve attached  information to help explain the scores and what they mean.

Iowa Parent Brochure Fall 2019-2020


Secondly, 5th Grade has an activity coming up next week that we could use your help with.  Please click this link to sign up to send in materials.  Thank you in advance!  Y’all are the best!


November 18th, 2019

Don’t forget….Book Fair is going on!!  Send your child with some money to purchase their favorite book or go shopping with them after Friends and Family Lunch on Thursday.


Secondly, dont forget “Friends and Family Lunch” is this Thursday at 12:05.  We can’t wait to see all our amazing families. We would also love it if you would stop by our classroom afterward to hear our Thanksgiving poems.  

                                           Science Fair News!!

 Yay, Eastvalley is having their annual science fair!  In 5th grade, science fair projects are a mandatory project for all 5th graders.  They have learned how to put together a science fair project  and learned about all that is required.  Their project must be something that answers a question and can be tested.  It cannot be a model.

We have sent home a packet for all students that will guide them through the process. (Some are getting their packet tomorrow)  There are also great web resources in the packet that can also be very helpful.  Students must present their projects on a tri-fold board.  All projects are due to school January 15th.  We are sending them home early as some projects take a long time.  If your child somehow loses their packets, I’m attaching a link.  Science Fair will be judged and the top three projects will be eligible to compete at the county level.  

Science Fair Packet

Lastly, Progress Reports will be sent home tomorrow in the Tuesday Tracker.  Please know that your child has an opportunity to bring up any grades by the end of the quarter.


For Students only

Reading class:  Please pull up the following quiz and answer the questions.