Scholastic Book Orders Due 4/15

Spring is the season of growth, and the perfect time to celebrate how far your child has come as a reader! You can help your child continue to blossom as a reader by encouraging them to choose their own books! The lizards LOVE books! There are some great titles for summer reading, and second grade! Online orders can be made at


Happy Reading!

~Miss L.

Q & U Wedding Reminder

The lizards have worked so hard, and they are so excited about Thursday’s wedding! The top portion of the RSVP form serves as your “ticket-in-the-door.” (It was on hot pink paper). Please let me me know if you need an extra. See you at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday for the wedding of the year!

Greg Tang’s Spring Math Challenge

If you’re up for a challenge, then please print, complete, and return to Miss L. before May 8th. If you want to try it and be a risk taker, then I’d love to see that too! 🙂

Information from the Computer Lab!

Ms. Alter, our computer lab instructor, asks that students practice their typing skills.  Please practice typing for 10 minutes a day for 5 days a week.  For 1st grade, students, she recommends Dancemat, a free typing lesson tutorial.  Students need to learn how to use all 10 fingers when typing.  If students practice incorrectly, it only creates a bad habit.   To help our older students against this bad habit,she suggests using a towel over your hands.  We try this is skill with grades 2nd and above, but some 1st graders enjoy this challenge.  For these older students in the lab, students have skins over our keyboard when they practice typing.  Dancemat is self-explanatory and the program tells you what you need to do.  Once they have completed the lessons in this way to learn the keyboard and proper finger placement.  Then they should do the lessons again and this time focus on the speed recommended by the program. You can find Dancemat and other typing tutorials on our computer lab webpage at  Thanks for your help.

Pajama Day/1st Grade Music Program

The lizards showed such great teamwork today while coding robots that they earned PAJAMA DAY tomorrow!

Friendly reminder: Our 1st grade music program is on Monday, 3/5 at 6 p.m. Students will need to meet in our classroom no later than 5:45 p.m., and need to wear their CLASS T-SHIRT and jeans. Hope to see you there!

Dress Up Days Next Week & Musical Performance Info.

We will be celebrating National School Counselor Week (February 12th – 16th), by having counselor-themed dress up days.  Our National theme for this year is “School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars.”  The days/themes are as follows:

Monday (12th) Dress like your favorite movie star

Tuesday (13th) Dress like your favorite super career attire

Wednesday (14th) Dress in your favorite super color

Thursday (15th) Dress in your favorite super sports attire

Friday (16th) Wear your favorite super star ES eagle t-shirt/class shirt

Please encourage your child to participate in this fun-filled, exciting week in celebrating our school counselors.

Mark your calendar for Monday March 5th at 6pm for our 1st grade musical performance in the cafeteria.

Candy Grams

Student Council will be selling Valentine’s Day candy grams Monday, February 12th to Wednesday, February 14th from 7:20-8:00 in the cafeteria. Each candy gram is $1.00 and can be sent to friends, family, or teachers. Please make sure your child knows the first/last name of who they are sending the candy gram to as well as their homeroom teacher. Thank you for supporting East Side’s Student Council!