Fernbank Field Trip 4-10-18

Tomorrow is our Fernbank Field Trip! Please make sure you dress accordingly for the weather and wear tennis shoes. If you are bringing a lunch from home, EVERYTHING has to be disposable (including water bottles and containers). If your child does not have a disposable lunch, they will have to purchase a school lunch. You need to write on the lunch bag your child’s name and Mrs. Stephens. If your child is buying a lunch from school, I will write their name and my name on the bag. Be sure to wear your gray class t-shirt

Thank you!

Mrs. Stephens

Spring Break is Here!

Dear Wise Guys,

The students are thrilled that Spring Break has finally arrived!  They deserve the much needed break.  I hope that you all have a wonderful week off from school and try to enjoy every minute you can with one another.  Whether you are in or out of town, take the opportunity to get outside, look for signs of spring, and talk about the day.

School will be closed during the week of April 2-6.

Be safe in your travels and I look forward to seeing you all the following week.


Deborah Stephens

80’s Dance


If any of you attended the 80’s dance and took pictures of our Wise Guys, please consider adding them to our Shutterfly account.


Mrs. Stephens

Math Practice for Fluency

Dear Wise Guys,

I sent home a packet of math sheets for extra practice and fluency.  I am encouraging the students to complete the homework to keep the strategies/skills learned.  Here are the dates I’ll be giving to the students to complete the pages. 

March 12 (Mon.)- pgs. 361-362  Mentally adding 100

March 13 (Tues.)- pgs. 367-368 Mentally adding 100

                             pgs. 369-370 Mentally adding 10

March 14 (Wed.)- pgs. 375-376  Regroup ones to add

                             pgs.  381-382  Regroup tens to add

March 15 (Thurs.)- pgs. 387-388  Add 3-Digit Numbers by Regrouping

                               pgs.  393-394  Rewrite.  Add with regrouping if necessary

March 19-20 (Mon-Tues)  pgs. 397-398  Problem Solving

                                         pgs. 399-400  3-Digit Numbers

                                         pgs.  401-402  Check Work (vocab. and strategies learned)


Wise Guys,

We are getting ready for our next two STEM lessons coming up in March.  For one, we will be designing a toy that may used by small groups of kids (2-4) and to use force of motion.  The second STEM lesson will be designing a rainbow bridge that can withstand the weight of “gold.”  The students will be trying to see how MANY coins their engineered bridge may hold as well as see how MUCH money they can hold before the bridge caves.  The kids are doing so well with STEM and look forward to having the planned activities each month.

I would love to have families begin saving your used toilet paper and paper towel rolls.  Our supply of the rolls have been depleting over the last few months and I’d like to build it up again.  So, please send in the rolls at your convenience and I will store them for later use.

Thank you in advance,

Mrs. Stephens

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!


Thank you!

Student Council

Family STEM night

East Side’s Annual Family STEM Night


Please join us for our annual Family STEM Night this January 23rd  from 6:00-7:30! Cheer your child on as they make paperclips fly, build roller coasters, play with robots, and much more!

Mark your calendars and bring your whole family for this fun-filled STEM Night!

**Please note: this is not a drop-off event**

Thank you,

East Side’s STEM Committee