#EASTSIDEBEKIND

Dear First Grade Parents,

Beginning Monday, November 26, your child will be engaging in the engineering design process through the act of “packaging kindness” with positive messages and pictures shared on local grocery bags.  In addition, your child will design and create “fortune cookies” out of paper that will hold positive, kind messages.  If your family chooses to participate, your child can have the opportunity to take home a special “cookie” to give to a local helper in our community such as a cashier at Publix or a coffee barista at Starbucks.   With safety being our number one priority, please be sure to assist your child as they share an act of kindness with someone.

We look forward to collaborating with you spread kindness in our community!

Sincerely,

Mollie Cushing – Makerspace Teacher

Danny Carlson – STEM Lab Teacher

#EASTSIDEBEKIND   #THINKOFOTHERSFIRST

PUMPKIN BABY BEDS DUE TOMORROW

The pumpkin baby delivery is upon us. Please have their baby beds to school tomorrow in the event there is an early delivery. Remember to not make them larger than a basketball. Please send in a small blanket or towel to keep the baby warm and a few small toys, baby bottle and board book. We are getting so excited for the big day!

IT’S RED RIBBON WEEK!

MONDAY ~ WEAR RED!

TUESDAY ~ USE YOUR HEAD, MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES, COME TO SCHOOL WITH CRAZY, HAIR, A CRAZY HAT, OR CRAZY SOCKS!

WEDNESDAY ~ WEAR YOUR CLASS T-SHIRT FOR THE FIELD TRIP!

THURSDAY ~ TEAM UP FOR BULLYING, WEAR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM SHIRT OR COLORS!

FRIDAY ~ BE SOMEONE’S HERO, DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO!

IT’S CONFERENCE WEEK

Parents, please arrive at your designated time. Sign-up Genius should be sending you a reminder of your day and time. There will be many parents arriving at East Side for their children’s conferences, so please give yourself time to park and walk to our classroom. I look forward to our time together to discuss your child.

FIRST GRADE LOVES FOUNDATION

Dear Parents,

We are so fortunate to have a Foundation here at East Side. As you may know, the Capital Campaign fundraiser is happening now!

The Foundation gives us the ability to request materials and trainings to make East Side Elementary THE place to teach and learn! The first grade team would like you to know how much we appreciate your donations and support. Your generosity makes all the difference!

What has the Foundation already funded? Here are a few!

  • First graders have personal dry erase boards, Ozobots for coding activities, QuickWord resource books for writing, and educational apps for iPads.
  • Our teachers have received amazing trainings including: Orton-Gillingham, Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, and Greg Tang Math.
  • The Foundation funds two collaboration days during the school year for grade levels to plan instruction.
  • Our students love the Maker Space which is funded by the Foundation!
  • Flexible seating in the media center that allows for students to work in different spaces.

Click to access the Foundation website for more information and to make a donation! The Foundation is asking each family for a donation of $75 per child; however, any donation amount gets us towards our goal.

As a bonus, the Foundation is even offering class rewards for participation rates. Oooh la la! J

Thank you,

             The First Grade Team