Eastshore Elementary School
February 5, 2016
Welcome February! It is hard to believe that we are already looking ahead to 2016-2017...but we are! It is very important for us to plan for enrollment and staffing for the upcoming year and so we kindly request your participation in completing Residency Verification and the Returning to Eastshore documentation as soon as possible. As you know, our district and our particular community are both highly impacted and we want to be able to support our neighborhood families first when it comes to enrollment. Thank you in advance for completing and submitting this documentation in a timely manner.
VALENTINE’S DAY: We pride ourselves at Eastshore for maintaining American cultural traditions whenever possible. To that end we are looking forward to Valentine celebrations next Thursday, February 11th. Students in all classes are encouraged to bring Valentines for all of their classmates. These Valentines may be hand-made or purchased and should be labeled so that every child in the class is included. We know that, often, small candy containers are created to serve as both a Valentine and a sweet treat. These are acceptable as long as:
- The candy is in enclosed packaging
- Ingredients are clearly labeled
Please do not bring home-made baked goods or sweets to school. Each grade level team will be working with their room parents to plan festivities if the team has determined to have a Valentine’s celebration.
Thank you for your understanding!
RETURNING TO EASTSHORE: In addition to completing Residency Verification, you will also be sent a link to a survey to indicate your plans for returning to Eastshore next year. You will need to complete the short survey for each child attending our school. This valuable information will help us plan for enrollment and staffing for the 2016-2017 school year. Please click on this link to access the Returning to Eastshore survey: Eastshore
PTA UPDATE: Thank you to our P.T.A for providing an entertaining assembly for our students last month. The assembly focused on classical music and students were entertained by a concert pianist. It was a highly engaging and informational assembly enjoyed by all!
The next Eastshore Dines Out is planned for Thursday, February 11th at Carl’s Junior. Please plan to show the attached flyer with your purchase and Eastshore will earn 25% of the profits! This is an easy way to contribute to our schoolJ.
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION: Residency Verification has begun! Please complete and submit documentation verifying your place of residence as soon as possible (due on March 4th). This process helps us plan for staffing and enrollment for the next school
IRVINE JUNIOR GAMES: Calling all fourth, fifth and sixth graders!!! Irvine Junior Games is coming in May and we are gearing up at Eastshore for our biggest team ever! Mr. Reid Harrell, fourth grade teacher and Mr. Guillermo Licona, P.E. Para professional, will be leading our students in practices and team building over the next few months to prepare for this outstanding track and field event. We even have a mascot this year!
Irvine Junior Games is the only IUSD event where students compete on school teams. All students are welcome and there are many events to choose from. The camaraderie is just amazing and it is such a fun day for our kids to join together and represent Eastshore.
Please encourage your child to register for Irvine Junior Games. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Harrell.
SCIENCE FAIR REPRESENTATIVES: Congratulations to the following sixth grade students whose Science fair projects were selected to represent at the district level. We are so proud of their efforts!!
Lauren Viola Ruby Clayton Hannah Beenen
Alison Ho Bryson Hansberger Mark Tschappat
Katherine Ong Ashley Cheng Ethan Lai
Coca Ho Kenzo Nakazawa & Aska Uchida
Julia Deist and Meili Barber
HONORS CONCERT PARTICIPANTS: More congratulations are in order for fifth and sixth grade students who auditioned and will be performing at the Annual Donald Bren Honors’ Concert on Tuesday, April 19th. We are so proud of our Eastshore music students and our school will be very well represented!!
Kacy Chung 5th Honor Chamber Strings
Benjamin Fan 5th Honor Chamber Strings
Alexander Kimm 5th Honor Chamber Strings
Talia Nguyen 5th Honor Chamber Strings
Aniyah Shen 5th Honor Chamber Strings
Jayden Yeung 5th Honor Chamber Strings
Andrew An 6th Honor Orchestra
Evan Chan 6th Honor Orchestra
Chris Chou 6th Honor Chorus
Julia Deist 6th Honor Chorus
Alison Ho 6th Honor Chamber Strings
Jason Le 6th Honor Orchestra
Peter Joo 6th Honor Orchestra
Ashutosh Kandala 6th Honor Chorus
Eric Kim 6th Honor Orchestra
Ethan Lai 6th Honor Orchestra
Natasha Le 6th Honor Orchestra
Jeffrey Meredith 6th Honor Orchestra
Matteo Ramos 6th Honor Orchestra
Celine Shafee 6th Honor Chamber Strings
Iris Shen 6th Honor Orchestra
Colin Sueyoshi 6th Honor Chamber Strings
Lauren Suh 6th Honor Orchestra
Maya Ueoku 6th Honor Orchestra
IPSF UPDATE: Please see the latest IPSF news posted on our website.
Wishing you a month full of love!
Friday, February 5 Fourth Grade Fiesta
Thursday, February 11 Guy Stuff
Eastshore Dines Out – Carl’s Jr.
MINIMUM DAY DISMISSAL
Friday, February 12 District Staff Development Day-No School for Students
Monday, February 15 President’s Day-No School
Wednesday, February 17 Talent Show Practice
Friday, February 19 Talent Show
Thursday, February 25 Mother-Daughter Tea
Friday, February 26 Jog-A-Thon Kick-off Assemblies