First Grade is having a FIELD TRIP!!
Tuesday, May 1st we will be going to Xdrenaline to participate in Magnet STEM activities and have fun! The cost is $15 and you MUST go online to complete a waiver for your child to be able to participate. If the waiver is NOT signed, your child will NOT be allowed to participate. This waiver MUST be completed by April 30th. log on at https://xdrenaline.pfestore.com/waiver/
Have a safe and fun Spring Break
You’re Invited! PTA General Meeting & 4th Grade Performance on March 29 at 6:30 PM
We invite everyone to join us on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 pm in the Eastvalley Cafe for an update on your PTA’s activities and upcoming events. We will also elect PTA Officers for the 2018-19 school year and recognize our PTA Volunteer Of The Year.
After the meeting, you will not want to miss a musical performance from our fantastic 4th graders! They will be singing Put a Little Love in Your Heart and will be accompanied by the fabulous 4th grade Recorder Ninjas!
Your time is valuable. And your involvement is too. Thank you for investing an hour in Eastvalley. You don’t have to be a PTA member to attend the meeting. Please show your support and learn more about why you should be a part of making a difference for our school community.
Yearbooks Final Sale
We have less than 40 yearbooks remaining left for sale. They can be purchased at jostensyearbooks.com or by logging into MTK. Not sure if one has been purchased or questions? Email [email protected]
School Climate Survey Deadline Extended to March 30
Hello EV Parents! The Georgia School Climate Survey deadline has been extended to March 30th due to the multiple inclement weather days we have experienced this year. We have already completed our minimum requirement of responses and presently we have just over 100 parent responses from our community, however we are continuing to seek your feedback regarding what we do well and what we can continue to improve upon. If you have a moment, please complete the survey at the link below if you have not already done so by March 30th. Thank you for your feedback and support of Eastvalley!
Georgia Parent Survey:
April 10-17 our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Testing administration will begin promptly at 8:00 AM each morning. Please ensure that your children have a full night of sleep each evening, breakfast each morning, and arrive to school each day on time. Students will not be admitted into the classroom once the testing session has begun.
Milestones testing dates for Spring 2018 will be held:
||ELA Section 1
||ELA Section 2
||ELA Sections 2 & 3
||ELA Section 3
||Math Section 1
||Math Section 2
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||Math Section 2
The DOE Georgia Milestone Information page is here and Parent Brochure is here.
Rising Kindergartener Parent Info Night – April 26
Please help us spread the word that we are hosting our Rising Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Thursday, April 26th. Parents will have an opportunity to meet our amazing kindergarten teachers and learn what kindergarten is all about for their children. They will get to tour the school to visit kindergarten classrooms, media center, STEM and Science Labs, and all the specialist classrooms. Please let those in your community who will have kindergarten students next year know about this event!
Spirit Night at Marietta Martial Arts – Kung Fu Panda Night
Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering a Parent’s Night Out for our students. 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to your elementary school! The event runs from 6-9:30 pm on a Friday night. There are 3 different Fridays available at any of the three Marietta Martial Arts locations.
Students will play exciting Kung Fu Panda themed games, eat pizza, and can come dressed as their favorite Kung Fu Panda character. MMA will donate all of the fees back to you elementary school and the cost is only $20 for the 1st family member, $10 for the second, and $5 for the third or more. All students are invited to join in the fun! If you have any questions, please call Marietta Martial Arts at 770.321.1371. REGISTER NOW at www.MariettaMartialArts.com and click on “Events” then “Spirit Night – Spring”
Sue Larsen Memorial PTA Scholarship
Each year, the Eastvalley Elementary PTA awards one $500 scholarship to a graduating Cobb County high school senior who attended Eastvalley Elementary for at least one year. Applications must be submitted no later than April 9, 2018.
This scholarship, formerly known at the Eastvalley PTA Scholarship, has been renamed to honor Susan Larsen, one of the school’s most dedicated and tireless volunteers. Not only did Sue spend countless hours volunteering her time and talents for the PTA, she constantly sought to improve whatever task she undertook. Sue Larsen passed away on March 16, 2017.
The application for this scholarship can be found here. Questions? Contact Becki Goodloe at [email protected].
Wheeler Wildcats Golf Classic
Save the date for the highly anticipated Wheeler Wildcats Golf Classic! The event will be on May 7th at Indian Hills Country Club with a 9 AM shotgun start! Come out and support your local community by participating in this amazing event! Visit www.wheelerfootball.com for more details and to register.
Sponsorship support is also welcome! For questions about sponsorships, please contact [email protected]
Wheeler High School – Center for Advanced Studies Summer Camps
It’s summer camp registration time and Wheeler High School has provided details on how to entertain your rising 4th, 5th, & 6th graders. The cost for each of these camps is $250 due with registration which ends 4/15/18. Here is the link: http://wheelermagnet.com/summer_camps.html. This link has information about all of our camps in case there are older siblings to think about.
Helping Our Students in a New Way: Introducing Purposity
Purposity is an amazing program that can help get resources to our families in need and is an easy way for others to give back to our community. Here’s how it works:
Go to www.purposity.com and enter your mobile number and zip code to sign up. Then select “Cobb County, GA” from the Select A Community dropdown on your Account Details page to be connected to needs in Cobb County, including those of CCSD’s 3 pilot schools: Eastvalley, East Cobb Middle School and Wheeler High School.
After signing up, you will get ONE text message ONCE a week (never more than that) with a specific physical need you can meet. You can read the recipient’s story and decide if you’ll help.
If you choose to fill a need posted by one of our 3 pilot schools, just a few clicks quickly and anonymously purchases and sends the item directly to our Social Worker, Monica Bright and into the hands of our students and families.
Sign up to be a force for good in the Cobb County community! Check out the website www.purposity.com or contact our Social Worker Monica Bright at [email protected] for more information.
Volunteer at Eastvalley
Current Volunteer Needs: We’re gearing up for Field Day in May. Visit our Volunteer page to find just the right committee for you!
Upcoming Important Dates
- March 26 – Book Fair begins
- March 27 – 6:00 PM EV Foundation meeting in the cafeteria
- March 28 – 8:30 AM PTA Board meeting
- March 28 – 5th graders return from Jekyll Island
- March 29 – 6:00 PM PTA General meeting
- April 2 – 6 – Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
- April 10 ~ 19 – Georgia Milestones testing
- April 11 & 12 – Talent Show auditions at 2:45 PM in the cafeteria
- April 24 – Chick Fil A Spirit Night
- April 26 – Rising Kindergartener Night at 6pm
Are You Plugged in With These FREE & EASY Ways to Help Eastvalley?
- Turn your Coca-Cola product purchases into donations to Eastvalley by donating at com/give/schools, – select Eastvalley Elementary and scan or enter product codes from participating Coke products online
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