OPEN HOUSE

Open House is tomorrow night Tuesday, August 7, 2018 starting at 6:00pm. There will first be a PTA Meeting in the cafeteria and then we will transition to the classrooms for Open House (2 sessions).

Hope to see you there!

Just some REMINDERS!!!

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

               April 2-6th!

 

 

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:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Milestones Schedule

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:

Day Date Subject Grades
Tuesday 4/10 ELA Section 1 3-5
Wednesday 4/11 ELA Section 2 3-4
Wednesday 4/11 ELA Sections 2 & 3 5
Thursday 4/12 ELA Section 3 3-4
Thursday 4/12 Math Section 1 5
Friday 4/13 Math Section 2 5th only
Monday 4/16 Math Section 1 3-4
Monday 4/16 Science 5
Tuesday 4/17 Math Section 2 3-4
Tuesday 4/17 Social Studies 5

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”

https://www.mariettamartialarts.com/spirit-night—spring.html

 

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

 

Eastvalley Calendar

 

To view school, PTA & Foundation events, click here. Add these events to your own calendar by clicking the +GoogleCalendar logo at the bottom right of the calendar.

 

SIX FLAGS READING

All Six Flags Reading logs are due by Wednesday, February 28th  for your child to earn a FREE Six Flags ticket.  Copies of the log will be sent home or click the link below to download the form.  I MUST enter all forms before the  5:00 pm  deadline on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

http://static.sixflags.com/readtosucceed/StudentReadingLog.pdf

 

Georgia School Climate Parent Survey

A message from EASTVALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Read Across America Week

Monday, February 26 – “Fox in Sox” – Wear silly mismatched socks

Tuesday, February 27- “Green Eggs and Ham” – Wear green

Wednesday, February 28- “Wacky Wednesday” – Dress wacky

Thursday, March 1 – “Cat in the Hat”- Wear your favorite hat

Friday, March 2- “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss”- Dress like your favorite story book character.

Leader in Me ~ Parent Information Night

Join us for: Eastvalley’s Leader in Me

Parent Information Night

Thursday, March 1st
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

FREE pizza will be served in the cafeteria

 

Acompáñenos a la presentación del: Líder en Mí de Eastvalley

Noche Informativa para los Padres

Jueves 1 de marzo
desde las 6:00pm hasta las 7:00pm

En la cafetería se servirán Pizzas GRATIS

 

Participe da reunião: Lider em Mim da Eastvalley

Noite de Informação para Pais

Quinta-feira, dia 1 de março
18:00 às 19:00 hrs

Pizza serão fornecidos GRATUITAMENTE na cantina

A Note from Nurse Dawn…

 

Dear Eastvalley Parents,

The winter months are upon us which means an increase in illnesses in our school community and at Eastvalley! While school attendance is critical to ensure student achievement and academic growth, it’s also just as important to maintain a healthy environment for all students. In order to keep everyone as healthy as possible, Eastvalley wants to remind all parents and families that students should not be sent to school with a fever, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. According to Cobb County School District policy, students should be free of fever (without the use of fever reducing medicine), diarrhea, and/or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.  This will help keep the students and staff healthy throughout the school year. Students may attend school while experiencing minor health concerns such as coughing, allergies, congestion, sneezing, exhaustion, and other mild, non-contagious conditions. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. Feel free to contact Nurse Dawn Mahoney at [email protected] or 770-578-7214 with any questions.

PORTUGUESE

Prezados Pais da Eastvalley,

O inverno chegou! O que significa um aumento de doenças na nossa comunidade escolar e na Eastvalley! Enquanto a frequência escolar é fundamental para garantir o desempenho do aluno e rendimento acadêmico, também é importante manter um ambiente saudável para todos os alunos. Para manter todos o mais saudável possível, a Eastvalley quer lembrar aos pais e as famílias que os alunos não devem ser enviados para a escola com febre, diarréia e/ou vômitos. De acordo com a política do Condado Escolar do Distrito de Cobb ( Cobb County School District – em inglês), estudantes devem estar livres de febre (sem o uso de medicamento para reduzir a febre), diarréia e/ou vômitos durante 24 horas antes de retornar à escola. Isto irá ajudar a manter os alunos e funcionários saudáveis durante todo o ano letivo. Os alunos podem frequentar a escola enquanto estiverem com tosse, alergia, congestão, espirro, exaustão e outras condições mais amenas, não contagiosas. Agradecemos a sua compreensão e cooperação. Qualquer dúvida ou pergunta entrar em contato com a nossa enfermeira, Nurse Dawn Mahoney at [email protected] ou 770-578-7214.

SPANISH

Estimados Padres de Eastvalley,

¡Los meses de invierno han llegado lo que significa un aumento en enfermedades en nuestra comunidad escolar y en Eastvalley! Mientras que la asistencia escolar es fundamental para el rendimiento estudiantil y el crecimiento académico, también es importante mantener un ambiente saludable para todos los estudiantes. Con el fin de mantener a todos lo más saludable posible, Eastvalley quiere recordar a todos los padres y familiares que los estudiantes no deben asistir a la escuela con fiebre, diarrea, y/o vomito. De acuerdo a las pólizas del Distrito Escolar de Cobb, los estudiantes deben estar sin fiebre (sin la ayuda de medicamentos para reducir la fiebre), diarrea, y/o vomito durante 24 horas antes de regresar a la escuela.

Esto ayudara a mantener a los estudiantes y empleados saludables durante el año escolar.

Los estudiantes pueden asistir a la escuela si padecen de problemas de salud leves como tos, alergias, congestión, estornudos, agotamiento y otras condiciones leves, no contagiosas.

Muchas gracias por su entendimiento y cooperación. Si tiene preguntas adicionales se puede comunicar con la enfermera Dawn Mahoney al correo electrónico [email protected] o 770-578-7214.

Changes Made to G Bus (1st and 2nd Load) –

Effective WED, January 17th

The following changes will now apply to G1 and G2 every morning and afternoon going forward:

G1:  All current G1 students will remain on G1, but they will be joined by children at Riverstone with LAST NAMES A THRU J ONLY.  Also, the bus route will start 5 minutes earlier in the morning to account for the additional stop at Riverstone.

G2:  Will be Riverstone children with LAST NAMES K THRU Z ONLY; their route times will remain the same.

Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Allen, the bus driver, will be passing out the attached letters to his students on G1 & G2 to inform parents of the changes taking effect on January 17. 

FAST Programs Kick Off This Week 

There’s still time to sign up for Spring FAST. Take a look at our current FAST program offerings and sign up today.

Father/Son Spirit Night at Xdrenaline RESCHEDULED

Our initial Father/Son Night was cancelled because of last week’s snow day but join us THIS Friday, January 26th from 6 – 8:30 PM for a night of Father/Son adventure hosted by Xdrenaline East Cobb! If you’ve already purchased tickets, your reservation stands but if you haven’t yet, there’s still time to sign up.  Tickets are only $15 per person (which includes 2 slices of pizza; a 20oz drink & (required) socks along with access to 2 hours of open jump trampoline, dodgeball, foam pit, ninja obstacle course & rock wall.

Contact Elizabeth Ogletree ([email protected]) with any questions regarding this high-flying Spirit Night.

Save the Date for This Year’s Father-Daughter Dance

Attention all you cool cats and happenin’ chicks, get ready for our annual Eastvalley Father-Daughter dance, this year’s theme is Sockhop! You won’t want to miss this boss bash like no other. Only $25 per couple ($10 for each additional daughter) and all the fun takes place on Saturday, February 10th at 6:30 PM. More details will be provided in this week’s Tuesday tracker.

Secure your tickets online before February 6th by logging on to Membership Toolkit then select “Online Forms” from the menu above.

Admission price includes DJ, special keepsake crafts, snacks, drinks and a photo with your special little girl! Tickets are limited so don’t miss out on this very special night! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ogletree at [email protected]

Eastvalley’s Family Science Night

Join us for an awesome night of science for you and your family on Thursday, February 1 from 6:30 to 8:00pm!

Practicing scientists & engineers will perform demonstrations and guide you through scientific activities filled with hands-on, practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.

You will attend three different 25 minute activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration forms were included in last week’s Tuesday Tracker.

Education Enrichment Campaign Tax Receipts

When you made your donation to the Education Enrichment Campaign in October you received an email from Eastvalley Foundation with a subject heading of: Thank you for your Donation to Eastvalley’s EEC.  This is your tax receipt for your donation.

We will be resending all of the receipts on Thursday so if you haven’t already done so, please be on the lookout for an email from Eastvalley Foundation with the subject heading listed above.  For your reference, the tax ID# is: 04-3739621.  Thanks again for all of your donations.

 

Leaders Wanted:  PTA Nominating Committee Forming Soon
The process of creating a successful 2018-19 Eastvalley PTA leadership team has begun! Each year the PTA membership elects Officers to serve on the Executive Committee in the following positions:
Co-President (2)
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Co-Secretary (2)
The Nominating Committee is a special PTA committee with responsibility for selecting and presenting the best qualified nominees for PTA office.  Each year the PTA membership votes for 5 members and 1 alternate to serve on the Nominating Committee.  This year’s election of the Nominating Committee will be held during the next PTA General Meeting.
The requirements and duties for the PTA Officer positions listed above can be found at the Georgia PTA website, and specifics about serving at Eastvalley will be available from the Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee will be also be providing more information via the eblast in February.  If you or someone you know would like to serve in an Officer position, the Nominating Committee would love to talk with you! Please contact Jacquie Rice at [email protected] if you are interested in being or suggesting a nominee for office. 

More Ways to Give

Turn your Coca-Cola product purchases into donations to Eastvalley. To donate, visit coke.com/give/schools, select Eastvalley Elementary and scan or enter product codes from participating Coca-Cola products.
Get started today! Contact Cathy Fletcher ([email protected]) with any questions.
Volunteer at Eastvalley
Current Volunteer Needs: Field Day isn’t until May but we’re quickly gathering the necessary volunteers to pull off one of the biggest and most involved activities our EV students look forward to each year. Find out ways you can help by contacting PTA President Teresa Crowe ([email protected]) or Coach W (at [email protected]) or simply visit our Volunteer page to find just the right committee for you!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • January 26 – Father/Son Spirit Night at Xdrenaline 6PM – 8:30 PM
  • January 30 – Zaxby’s Spirit Night
  • February 1 – Family Science Night
  • February 5 – Pajama Day
  • February 7 – PTA Board of Directors Meeting
  • February 9 – Foundation Spirit Night at Xdrenaline 4 PM – 8 PM
  • February 10 – Father/Daughter Sock Hop 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • February 13 – Chick Fil A Spirit Night 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • February 16 – Spring Picture Day
  • February 19 – 23 – WINTER BREAK; No School

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Hello EV! Due to inclement weather, CCSD is cancelling ALL after school and evening activities except for the After School Program.  However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for: Eastvalley’s Leader in Me

Parent Information Night

Thursday, January 18th
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

FREE pizza will be served in the cafeteria

 Acompáñenos a la presentación del: Líder en Mí de Eastvalley

Noche Informativa para los Padres

Jueves 18 de enero
desde las 6:00pm hasta las 7:00pm

En la cafetería se servirán Pizzas GRATIS

Participe da reunião: Lider em Mim da Eastvalley

Noite de Informação para Pais

Quinta-feira, dia 18 de janeiro
18:00 às 19:00 hrs

Pizza serão fornecidos GRATUITAMENTE na cantina

 

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