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Hello EV Families!

Please complete the Georgia Parent Survey and don’t forget to vote for our School Council Committee representatives in the front office this week when you visit the school for conferences this week!  Information and the link to the Georgia Parent Survey is below…

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and ALL parents are encouraged to participate.  The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. La encuesta de Georgia también está disponible en español. Haga clic en el enlace imagen de la encuesta.  La encuesta de padres de Georgia contiene 24 preguntas y se alienta a todos los padres a participar.  Los datos serán utilizados como parte del cálculo de la calificación de la estrella del clima escolar. Las respuestas de la encuesta son anónimas y serán enviadas directamente al Departamento de Educación de Georgia para su análisis. Los padres pueden completar la encuesta usando su computadora personal, smartphone o tableta.

O Georgia Pais Inquérito contém 24 questões e todos os pais são incentivados a participar. Os dados serão utilizados como parte do cálculo do Clima Escolar. Respostas da pesquisa são anônimas e será enviado diretamente para o Departamento de Educação da Georgia para análise. Os pais podem completar a pesquisa usando o seu computador pessoal, smartphone ou tablet. O Georgia Levantamento dos pais também está disponível em espanhol.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

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will take the ITBS tomorrow, Thursday, September 14th-Tuesday, September 18th.  Please see the schedule below:

Thursday

Friday Monday Tuesday

September 14

September 15 September 18

September 19

Reading ELA Math

Science & Social Studies

Norm-referenced tests – Georgia law mandates that a nationally norm-referenced test, such as the ITBS, be administered annually to students in grades three, five, and eight. The purpose of a norm-referenced test is to obtain information about the performance of Georgia s students and compare it with that of students in a national sample. The results are used for evaluation, decision-making, and to guide instruction. Understanding the scores – The scores are reported in percentiles and show how students compare with other students across the nation. For example, if a student received a score of 66%, that means the student performed better than 66% of all the students in the nation of the same grade level who took the test.

College Colors day is almost here!!

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What is College Colors Day??  College Colors is a day to celebrate higher learning and FOOTBALL!!  Celebrate and support your favorite higher learning institution by wearing your favorite college football team’s colors!  I wonder which school will out-color all of the others?

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Early Release August 30th

EARLY DISMISSAL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH

Hello EV Parents!  This is just a reminder that this Wednesday, August 30th, Cobb County Schools will have Early Dismissal across the district for staff professional development.  Eastvalley students will begin dismissal at 12:30.  There will be no FAST Activities on Wednesday.  The After School Program will run from 12:45-6:00 PM.  Please make all necessary arrangements to ensure your child is dismissed safely and correctly on Wednesday, August 30th for Early Dismissal.  Thank you!

Solar Eclipse Information

Extended School Day August 21st

On August 21st, the Cobb County School District has extended the school day by 45 minutes as a result of the solar eclipse.  In preparation for the event, we purchased the NASA certified protection eyewear for our 4th and 5th grade students and teachers.  Only students in those grade levels will be allowed to view the eclipse live outside with proper eye-wear and parent permission.  Permission slips will be sent home in Tuesday Tracker folders on August 15th and must be returned by Friday, August 18th.  Students in K-3rd grades will be allowed to watch a live stream of the event from their classrooms.  Any students that have a portable classroom will be brought into the cafeteria to watch a live stream of the event.  As always, you are allowed to check your student out prior to 2:00 pm. We are asking for no checkouts from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. There will be additional support in the front office from 11:30-12:30 to assist with early checkouts.  Dismissal will begin at approximately 3:05 with bus students. Please feel free to call the school if you have any further questions or concerns.

Here we go!!!

In less than 72 hours, you will be back at Eastvalley for the 2017-2018 school year!! When I joined the Eastvalley family in 2009, I didn’t know how much I would come to adore this school, the students, the families, and my co-workers. I would like to let you all know how much I love being a part of your lives! We have the most awesome kids and the most fabulous parents and that was evident yesterday at Eagle Day! It was a joy to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too! I am so ready to start this year! Here we go!!!

Tuesday, August 1st is RED, WHITE, and BLUE Day!  That means we hope that all of our EV students will take the initiative to walk independently to their classrooms.  Having mom and dad around is great, but here at EV, we want you to be self-reliant and step up to taking on new learning and new challenges in a positive proactive manner!  Wear your RED, WHITE, and BLUE in support of taking charge of you!

A new year is almost here!!

July 31st is just 2 weeks away!  I hope you have all been having a terrific summer break!  I have had a very laid back and easy break, enjoying daily walks with my dog, Bebe and reading a lot of books.  My trip to Florida was not as enjoyable as years past because of Tropical Storm Cindy, but we made the most out of being in a great home and ate lots of good food.  It was Bebe’s first trip to the beach.  She loved the sand and taking daily walks-even if it was raining and the waves were rough.  I also had the opportunity to travel to Helen, Georgia and tube down the Chattahoochee River.  It was a nice getaway and the weather was perfect!

I can’t wait to see you all back at Eastvalley!  I hope you are excited about seeing who your new teacher will be and where your classroom is located.  I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, July 27th for Eagle Day and Sneak a Peek!