Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is going on this week in the Media Center. Students can shop in the mornings before school, and it is also open every day after school to shop for some AWESOME books! Tomorrow is FAMILY NIGHT from 6-8 p.m. I will be there from 7:30-8:00 p.m. We will be visiting to do our preview tomorrow from 11:35-11:55 a.m. Please feel free to join us! The lizards have a book wish list! (titles are on cards in the Media Center)



*No school on Tuesday 11/7/17

*Science Fair on Thursday 11/9/17 (we have a revised lunch schedule, and will be eating lunch in the classroom)

*Friday 11/10/17 is the Veteran’s Day Breakfast & Parade. Please wear red, white, and blue! Thank you!


East Side’s Book Drive Info.

East Side Elementary is proud to support the Kiwanis Circle K Club of Kennesaw State University and Georgia Highlands Paulding Campus to promote the America Reads program this year.  America Reads Initiative is a federal program that allows KSU and GHC work study students to tutor elementary and middle school students in Paulding and surrounding counties who are in need.  Please consider donating a gently used or new book, but please don’t put your child’s name in it.  A note of encouragement about the joys of reading that is slipped between the pages of a book is most welcome.  The book drive will run until November 30th.  Boxes are placed by the cafeteria and gym doors.

Seesaw Sign Up

Dear Families,

This year we are using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. Seesaw is private, and you’ll only see posts created by your child.

Please Sign Up Now

  1. Click on this link:
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at

Thank you for supporting your child’s learning!

Maria Larsson

P.S. If you used Seesaw last year, or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the ‘Sign in’ tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.

Lizard Reminders

*Math Night for Parents is tonight from 6-7 p.m. in the Media Center!

*Early Release is this Thursday!

*Book orders due (our class code is J4PFY)


Caine’s Arcade!

September 22nd will be a school wide STEM day! Our assignment will be for each student to make their own arcade game. Your job at home is to collect boxes for your child to build and create with.  The size does not matter. You may start to send in your boxes on September 18th. Please put your child’s name on the box. (There will be a lot of boxes!) You can also send in other items such as marbles, fair tickets, little trinkets for prizes, or what ever else you can think of. Please watch Caine’s amazing journey:

If your child would like to keep their game, you must pick it up by dismissal on the 22nd. Any game left after school will be deposed of.

Updates & Information

Thank you for a STUPENDOUS first week of school! We got to know each other, worked on our reading stamina, drank “jitter juice” after reading First Day Jitters, worked as a team to solve The Set Game, had Genius Hour, completed our first transformations, and much more! This is a kind and creative group! I’m looking forward to seeing parents at Open House on Tuesday. There’s a PTA meeting at 6 pm in the cafeteria. Open House will begin after the meeting in our classroom (room 122).

– Miss L.