Eastshore Elementary School
May 6, 2015
May is a very busy month as we prepare for end of the year festivities and work to ensure our students are prepared for next year. Please read the newsletter carefully and mark your calendars!
RIR RECIPIENTS: Our First Friday Flag Fanfare was held on May 1st and we recognized the following students for demonstrating RIR. These students were recognized individually in their classrooms as well as in front of the whole school at our flag ceremony. Congratulations to all of these Eastshore Dolphins!
Seti Hemmati Zarei Koohi
Mary Lou Sanchez
KIDS RUN THE OC: Eastshore students and staff finished their weeks long goal of completing the Orange County Marathon on Saturday, May 2nd at the Orange County Fairgrounds. As students and staff ran their final mile, families were cheering them on all the way. Almost 1/3 of our students participated in this fun and healthy event! We also had a record number of staff participate this year. Congratulations to all for reaching a commendable goal and representing our school so well. Thank you to Heather Amundson and Rex Lyon for coaching our team!
MUSIC NEWS: The annual Honors Concert was held on April 27th and we are proud to share the names of the Eastshore students who participated. We had a record number of students involved this year and we are all so proud of their accomplishments!
Honor Orchestra Winds
Spring concerts are planned as well. The instrumental concert is planned for June 2nd at the Bethel Korean Church.
On Wednesday , June 10, the Spring Vocal Concert will be held at Eastshore in the MPR. Reporting time for 5th and 6th graders is at 6:00 p.m. Reporting time for 4th graders is at 7:00 p.m. Students will bring home more information in a couple of weeks!
FENCE INSTALLED: As the community and families agreed at our first meeting about enclosing the school, a fence has been installed between portable classroom 1 and the residential wall at the front of the school. Signage will also be installed, informing the community that dogs are not allowed on campus and that our school is private property during the instructional day. The traffic behind the portables had become increasingly disruptive to students housed in the portables. Please share with your children that the fence and the area behind the portables are off limits at all times. Your support is greatly appreciated.
SBAC TESTING: Our third graders have completed their testing and fourth graders are almost finished. Fifth graders will begin at the end of the week. Our testing has worked seamlessly and we can thank our PTA for helping to support our technological needs. We have had no band width issues and our hardware is performing very well. So are our students! They are taking the tests very seriously and we appreciate you sending them to school well rested, well fed and ready to do their best!
ENROLLMENT : Thank you to all of our families who have completed their Residency Verification and Return to Eastshore documentation. As you know, the city is growing by leaps and bounds and consequently our enrollment continues to rise. We are already closed at most grade levels for next year as we do not have enough space to accommodate any more students. It is important that students report for school on August 26th, 2015 – which is the first day of school next year. District calendars are posted for at least one year prior so that families can make arrangements for summer vacations, etc.
BOOK FAIR IS COMING!! The Annual Eastshore Book Fair will be held from
Friday, May 15th through Thursday, May 21st (see hours below). Students and their families may shop after school (except Thursday because we will be open that night for Open House). Our Book Fair celebrates reading and earns credits for lots of books for Eastshore!
This year, we also have an Online Book Fair, open 24 hours a day, May 8th to May 27th, with items purchased to be delivered to school about two weeks after Memorial Day. You’ll find the link to the Online Book Fair on the PTA website: www.eastshorepta.com. See you at the Book Fair!
Friday, May 15th 2:30-3:30 pm Library
Monday, May 18th 2:30-3:30 pm Library
Tuesday, May 19th 2:30-3:30 pm Library
Wednesday, May 20th 1:30-2:30 pm Library
Thursday, May 21st 6:00-8:00 pm MPR
OPEN HOUSE: Please plan to join us on May 21st for our annual Open House. Students showcase their accomplishments for the year and we all celebrate their success together! Our Book Fair will be open and we encourage you to also visit the Media Center, Science Lab and our blooming gardenJ. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with the Book Fair. Classrooms will be open for visiting between 6:30 and 7:30. The Book Fair will close at 8:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you then!
Friday, May 1 First Friday Flag Fanfare
Wednesday, May 13 D.A.R.E. Graduation (6th Grade)
Thursday, May 14 School Site Council Meeting
May 14-21 Book Fair
Thursday, May 21 Open House
Friday, May 22 School Holiday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day