Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are having a staycation or traveling out of town, have lots of fun family time and be safe. I am so thankful for all of you and your precious children. I look forward to seeing my Best Buddies bright and early November 27th. 


East Side families, It is time for you to complete the Georgia Parent Survey. The data gathered from these surveys will be used as part of the calculation of East Side’s School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.  We ask for one parent from each family to complete the survey by Friday, December 15, 2017.

Georgia Parent Survey:


Book Fair Time!

We’ll be visiting the Book Fair on Tuesday. If you would like for your child to make a purchase, please send their money in a sealed envelope with their name, my name, and the amount enclosed. If you would like to accompany your child and assist them in their book selections, please meet us outside the Media Center at 9:35.


Bubble Time on Monday! Don’t forget to send your child with a kitchen utensil (one with holes) to use as a bubble wand or they may make one with a wire hanger and pipe cleaners.

No school for students on Tuesday. 

Wear red, white, and blue on Friday to honor our veterans at East Side’s Veterans Day Parade.


Red Ribbon Week

Monday- Our school chooses to be bully-free

        Wear your favorite school shirt to school colors.

Tuesday- Peace out to bullies

        Wear peace signs or tie-dye clothes

Wednesday- Team up against bullying

        Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey.

Thursday- Use your head ~ Make good choices

        Come to school in a crazy hat or with crazy hair.

Friday- Promote good character

        Dress up as a super hero with a positive character who prevents bullying.

Looking Forward to Our Date Next Week!

Parents, I am excited to meet with all of you next week at your child’s conference. Please arrive at school about 10 minutes prior to your conference to give yourself time to park and walk to our classroom. My conferences are back to back, so being on time is even more important. I want to meet with all of you the full 25 minutes. If you have not already sent in your conference homework, please do so tomorrow. I like to be prepared with the answers to your questions and/or concerns. See you next week! 


Don’t forget to join the 1st grade teachers for Math Night on Tuesday night, October 10th at 6 p.m. If you don’t quite understand what your child is doing in math and want to help them without telling them what they are doing is the “wrong” way to do it…this night is for you! We will discuss the whys and hows of math today, as well as answer some of the questions you’ve been pondering. It’s a “don’t want to miss” event.



Next Friday, our first graders will be creating a cardboard arcade in our classroom. We need your help. We would like for you and your child to watch the videos below together. This will give your child some ideas of the game they would like to create next Friday in school. Your child will need a box or two in order to make their game. Starting Tuesday, please begin sending in boxes as well as the recyclables you’ve been saving for us.

YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE MAKING THIS CARDBOARD ARCADE GAME AT HOME! They will have time this week to brainstorm, plan, and design it on paper. All this planning will result in a really cool game on Friday.

I would love to have about 8 parent volunteers to assist all my kiddos with cutting their cardboard and helping them out in other ways on Friday morning. If you are available Friday morning between 8:15 and 10:15, please send me an email, so I know who will be joining us. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see my kiddos in action! The more helping hands, the better!

Don’t forget to click on the link below and watch Caine’s video! It’s unbelievably inspiring!

Caine’s Arcade