ACCESS testing

Beginning January 22-March 4 our ESOL students are given the ACCESS for ELLs test. ACCESS for ELLs stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State- to- State for English Language Learners.

This test is adminstered each year to provide information on a students’s performance in the four language categories Listening,Speaking, Reading and Writing. The results determine if students qualify to continue, or exit the ESOL program. Students who test out of the program will be monitored for two years by the ESOL teacher. This allows us to track their progress.

Parents will receive a letter in May 2015 informing  them of their child’s test results.

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, please contact the school to schedule a time to complete the survey at Eastvalley. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Happy Holidays!!!

Say Happy Holidays! In French: Joyeuses Fêtes!

Say Happy Holidays! In Spanish: Felices Fiestas!

Say Happy Holidays! In Swedish: Trevlig Helg!

Say Happy Holidays! In Portuguese: Boas Festas!

Say Happy Holidays! In Turkish: Mutlu Bayramlar!

Say Happy Holidays! In Romanian: Sarbatori Fericite!

Say Happy Holidays! In Mandarin: Jie Ri Yu Kuai

Say Happy Holidays! In Catalan: Bones Festes!

Say Happy Holidays! In Japanese: Tanoshii kurisumasu wo! (Have a happy Christmas)

Say Happy Holidays! In Italian: Buone Feste!

Say Happy Holidays! In South African (Xhose): Ii holide eximnandi

Say Happy Holidays! In German: Forhe Feiertage

Say Happy Holidays! In Dutch: Prettige feestdagen

Say Happy Holidays! In Hawaiian: Hau’oli Lanui (pronounced how-oh-lay la-new-ee)

Say Happy Holidays! In Gaelic: Beannachtaí na Féile

Say Happy Holidays! In Slovenian: Vesele Praznike

Say Happy Holidays! In Indonesian: Selamat Hari Raya!

Say Happy Holidays! In Croatian: Sretni praznici!

Germ Quest from Wellstar

GERM QUEST TIPS FOR PARENTS

Germs are carried on our hands and can get into our bodies through our eyes, noses, and mouths. Hand washing is the best way to keep your family from getting sick.  Remind those close to you to wash their hands:

  • Before eating or drinking
  • Before touching a cut or scrape
  • After touching garbage
  • After going to the bathroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching pets
  • Any time your hands look dirty
  • After touching uncooked food

 Proper Way to Wash Hands:

  • Turn on water and get it nice and warm
  • Lather your hands with soap until you get lots of bubbles
  • Wash your hands by rubbing them together for at least 20 seconds (count to 20 slowly or sing “Happy Birthday!”)
  • Make sure to wash in between all of your fingers, your fingernails, the back of your hands, your wrists and palms
  • Rinse your hands for 20 more seconds
  • Dry your hands; use paper towels in public places, like schools and restaurants

Free reproducible language and early literacy activities

The “On the Go” materials are designed to encourage parents to interact with their children while they are “On the Go” to facilitate language, early literacy, and positive parent-child interactions. The materials include 14 activities as well as accompanying hints for each of the activities about how to modify the activities to meet the specific developmental needs of the child.  These materials are designed to be used outside the home:  in the car, while walking, during bus rides, etc.  The activities encourage early language and literacy development from birth through preschool.

To download materials go to www.walearning.com and click on the purple button that says “Free Parent Education Handouts” on the home page. Look for the “On the Go” files to download the materials in PDF format.

SPANISH, RUSSIAN, SOMALI AND VIETNAMESE VERSIONS are available and free.

 Developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D. and colleagues

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 29th – I  MY DRUG FREE SELFIE!

Students can show their support of Red Ribbon Week by wearing RED.

Tuesday, October 30th   TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS!

Students and staff may wear attire to support their favorite sports team today! *STAFF MAY WEAR JEANS WITH THEIR TEAM JERSEY/SHIRT!

Wednesday, October 31st – BE A LEADER, LIVE DRUG FREE!

Students and staff can show their support by dressing up as their favorite fictional or real life leader! 

Thursday, November 1st  COLOR ME DRUG FREE!

Each grade level will dress in a different color!  K – Orange, 1st – yellow,

2nd – blue, 3rd – green, 4th – purple, 5th – black

Friday, November 2ndFOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, DON’T DO DRUGS!

Students and staff may wear pajamas to school!

*Please bring in a canned food item to help kick off our annual food drive!*

Leader In Me Parent Night

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Join us for: Eastvalley’s Leader in Me

Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 4th
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 4 de octubre
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 4 de outubro
18:00 às 19:00 hrs

Pizza serão fornecidos GRATUITAMENTE na cantina

Dress Code

The following are dress code guidelines for Eastvalley Elementary School. Our attempt is for this list to be comprehensive in nature, however, administration reserves the right to ask any student who is wearing an item or items deemed distracting or inappropriate to call a parent and get an alternate outfit.

MINIMUM STANDARD OF DRESS:

1)   Tennis shoes/sneakers are encouraged each day for safety reasons; tennis shoes/sneakers are required on PE days

2)   Midriffs shall be covered

3)   Shirts shall have sleeves; tank-tops and spaghetti strips shirts shall be worn with a jacket or a shirt with sleeves underneath

4)   Shorts and skirts should be long enough to reach the mid-thigh

5)   If leggings are worn under an article of clothing, the shorts or skirts must still reach the mid-thigh

6)   Clothing should be free of excessive holes

7)   Pants, shorts, and skirts must fit so they are worn at the waist and not falling down below the waist

8)   Appropriate under-garments shall be worn and may not be visible

9)   No caps, hats, or bandanas covering the head are to be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity or for religious purposes

10) Clothing or ornamentation cannot:

a)   Display or advertise substances illegal for minors

b)   Display suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities

c)   Advocate, promote, or suggest illegal activity

Peanut butter allegies

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Dear Parents,

Please be aware that there is a student in your child’s classroom with a severe allergy to peanuts. A child with this type of allergy must avoid any contact with food made from these products. These children are at risk for severe and potentially life threatening allergic reaction. We ask that you do not send any food to school that contains peanut butter or peanut products. If your child must have peanut products on a certain day, please contact your child’s teacher BEFORE sending the food so we can make classroom adjustments as necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please your student’s classroom teacher, or an administrator with any questions or concerns.

 

Estimados Padres,

Quiero informarles  que en el salón de clases de su hijo hay un estudiante que es alérgico al maní (cacahuate).  Un niño que tiene este tipo de alergia debe evitar el contacto con cualquier alimento que contenga este ingrediente. Estos niños están expuestos y a riesgo de tener una reacción alérgica severa que podría amenazar sus vidas. Por favor, le solicitamos, no envíe a la escuela cualquier alimento que contenga o pueda contener mantequilla de maní o sus derivados. Si su hijo tiene que traer algún día un alimento con maní  o sus derivados, por favor, contacte al maestro de su hijo ANTES de enviarlo  para hacer los ajustes y tomar las medidas necesarias en el salón de clases.

Gracias por su cooperación y comprensión. Si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación, puede comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo, o con uno de los administradores de la escuela.

EARLY DISMISSAL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

Hello EV Parents!  This is just a reminder that this Wednesday, August 29th, Cobb County Schools will have Early Dismissal across the district for staff professional development.  Eastvalley students will begin dismissal at 12:30.  There will be no FAST Activities on Wednesday.  The After School Program will run from 12:45-6:00 PM.  Please make all necessary arrangements to ensure your child is dismissed safely and correctly on Wednesday, August 29th for Early Dismissal.  Thank you!