Eastshore has been named a 2014 California Distinguished School!!!

Thank you to our staff, students and community who all contribute to the amazing learning that happens here every day!

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CONGRATULATIONS EASTSHORE!!!

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 3rd

Minimum Day Bell Schedule
April 6th-April 10th
Spring Recess- no school
March 20, 2015
Return to Eastshore online form was due
Friday, March 20, 2015
Residency Verification was due

CAASPP Testing

Below is a link to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. This spring our students in grades 3-6 will be taking this test. The link below includes questions you may have in addition to a Smarter Balanced Practice Test.

CAASSPP Parent Notification Letter 2015

IPSF Pats Flyer

IPSF March Ambassador's Alert Flyer

IPSF March Update of Events

We are pleased to report that for the school year 2014-2015 all Eastshore teachers and instructional aides are "highly qualified" as defined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Federal law gives parents the right to request information relative to the certification of teaching staff.

 

IUSD 2015 SPRING PARENTING SUPPORT CLASSES ARE STARTING!

Join us to learn the skills to manage family challenges and to raise capable, competent, resilient kids who succeed in school and in life.

CLASS #1 - POSITIVE DISCIPLINE for Building Capable Kids for parents of K-12 –
Mondays, starts
April 20, 6:30-8:30 – 6 weeks

CLASS #2 – ACTIVE PARENTING NOW for parents of K-6 –
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 – starts
April 23 – 6 weeks

CLASS #3 – ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS for parents of 7th-12th –
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 – starts
April 23 - 6 weeks

CLASS #4 – WHY IS SCHOOL SO HARD? For parents of K-12 –
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 – starts
April 14 - 4 weeks - $40

CLASS #5 - HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL for parents of K-8 -
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am – starts
April 20 - 6 weeks

All classes meet at CREEKSIDE EDUCATION CENTER – corner of Harvard and Barranca – COST $60 individuals/$75 couples/some scholarships available

TO REGISTER or ask questions call Susan Holt at 949-936-7502 or email susanholt@iusd.org

CLICK HERE to see all flyers: http://iusd.org/guidance_resources/parent-resources.htm

REVISED FOOD POLICY: As has been discussed at P.T.A. meetings and in previous newsletters (October 2012), 2013 will see some changes at Eastshore with regard to food on campus.  As you may know from recent news reports, food allergies are on the rise in children.  We currently have a peanut free table to accommodate our students who have severe nut allergies and parents have been very supportive in providing alternative choices for their children with food sensitivity during class parties.  However, considering the rise in juvenile diabetes, obesity and food allergies, we will be instituting some changes to support all of our students and families.

A common tradition at our elementary schools is for families to provide treats for a child’s classmates when celebrating a birthday.  The treats often consist of unhealthy (although very tasty!) sweets which we would like to eliminate.  We still want to honor students on their special day so here are some suggestions:

  • Pencils
  • Stickers
  • Bookmarks
  • Donate a book for the classroom library
  • Post-it notes
  • Notepads
  • Inexpensive hand-held games
  • There are many items in the $1 section at Target

We understand that this will be a transition and want to express our gratitude for your understanding and support in this effort.  Please confer with your child’s teacher prior to sending anything to school for celebrations. We would also like our room parents to consider healthy snacks/treats when planning class parties whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

In the coming months, the Irvine Police Department and Community Services Department will continue our efforts to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety as part of the City’s Safe Routes to School Program. As we build upon these safety activities, you may see an increase of police officers on bicycles around different Irvine schools during high traffic drop-off and pick-up times. These officers will conduct safety education, enforcement and incentive activities such as giving prizes to students who are seen biking and walking using safety methods discussed at the presentations. Officers will also be enforcing traffic laws in areas surrounding the schools.The City of Irvine is excited to offer this program to enhance the safety and well-being of Irvine students and families. Safe Routes to School Link