Teacher Auction Items for The Lizards!

Dear Lizards & Parents,

I love supporting the teacher auction, and our incredible Foundation! This year, for current students I am offering:

1 Bedtime story and tuck-in. I go to your house, and read several of my favorite books that your child gets to keep! This is always so much fun, and has become such a special tradition!

2 Current Lizards will join me at Sugarbenders Bakery to bake and decorate cupcakes! I am so excited about this — sure to be a SWEET memory!

I am also offering 2 Alumni Lizards a dinner date at Seed.

Please click on the link below to check out all of the great offerings:


Auction ends during the Fall Festival at 8:30pm on Friday, October 19!


Miss L.

Foundation Capital Campaign — Our Foundation ROCKS!!!

Foundation Capital Campaign

The Foundation is one week into its Capital Campaign. Have you donated yet? They are requesting a minimum, tax-deductible donation of $75 per student. This year they have new classroom incentives based on donor participation. One of them is the first classroom to achieve 100% participation will be the first class to play on the new turf field being funded by the Foundation. Note that all donations received from May 1, 2018 through Oct. 12, 2018 are included in these incentives. Please visit their website to donate today and for more information about their incentive levels atwww.eastsideelementaryfoundation.org

Important Dates!

Monday, 10/8: Economics project and 50 cents due.

Thursday, 10/11: EARLY RELEASE DAY! 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

Friday, 10/12: MOVIE MORNING! 8:30 a.m. Parents and students are encouraged to dress up! You’ll be walking the red carpet after all!

Mon.- Fri. 10/15-10/19: Conference Week! 12:20 p.m. dismissal ALL week!

Friday, 10/19: THE FALL FESTIVAL! Many thanks to our Foundation for this spectacular event! Please consider donating any amount to the Foundation Capital Campaign! The class with the most participation gets to go on the new TURF first! There will also be a teacher auction (which I love to support) so please check that out as well!

Thank you all for everything that you do for the lizards!


Miss L.


First Grade Loves The 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

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Scholastic Book Order

The first Scholastic book order of the year was sent home today. Please order online & enter our class code J4PFY


Thank you so much! Orders due by 9-10-18 so that we will receive our book orders before September Break.

Thank you,

Miss L.

CogAt Testing This Week!

Dear Lizard Parents,

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Labor Day Weekend! Due to CogAt testing there will be NO homework packet this week. I would like for this to be a stress-free week for the lizards! I told them that their homework is:

  1. Get a good night’s sleep!
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast.
  3. Bring your listening ears to school.
  4. Know how much your family and Miss L. believe in you!

Thank you to Mauricio’s Mom, Alex’s Mom, Hartlee’s Mom, and Madison’s Mom for volunteering to send in “Brain Food,” and notes of encouragement!

Please remember to read the newsletters each week for all of the lizard happenings!

Thank you,

Miss L.