Eastshore Elementary School
February 12, 2014
Teachers and staff are being recognized this week in the most delightful ways! We are celebrating staff appreciation early this year and our team of
Super Heroes is being pampered this week with food, flowers, notes and letters and more! Thank you students and families for recognizing the dedication and commitment of our staff!
HONORS CONCERT: Every year, our district hosts a most amazing display of student talent at the Honors Concert. We are proud to announce that a number of students from Eastshore were selected to perform this year on April 30th. Congratulations and we look forward to your representation of Eastshore at this year’s concert!
Honor Orchestra Honor Chamber Strings
Albert Gang Elaine Chi
Ellie Tachibana Ian Shin
Isabella Yuan Brandon Shin
IRVINE JUNIOR GAMES: This year’s IJG event is Sunday, May 18th at Irvine High Stadium for 4th-6th graders at Eastshore. This is one of only two opportunities for our kids to come together as a school team and participate in Track and Field events. We currently have 43 students signed up to participate in the games! Money raised by the Irvine Junior Games is used to provide child care scholarships and help meet the before and after school needs at IUSD elementary school child care sites.
Thank you to Ms. Leschke and Mr. Compton who are the teacher coordinators. They will be holding practices during lunch once the team is finalized. Go Dolphins!!!!
SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS: Congratulations to all of our sixth graders who participated in the Science Fair this year! A number of students prepared outstanding projects that were selected to move on to the district level. We wish them luck and are proud of their efforts!
Max Helfman Idan Vardi
Colleen McCarty Gabe Olin
Justine Sato Aysheta Das
Manso Solanki Alex Clayton
Hunter Allred Yuval Michael
Harshita Dabir Elise Phelps
KIDS RUN ORANGE COUNTY: Thanks to Mrs. Amundson, Ms. Leschke, Mr. Compton and Rex Lyon, our students are participating in a fun event – KROC! Every Friday students meet teachers on the field and run. By the end of the program each student will have accumulated the equivalent of 25.2 miles of fun activity, and will be ready to finish their own Marathon by completing their final mile at the Kids Run The OC held in conjunction with The OC Marathon finish line events at the OC Fair and Event Center on Saturday, May 3, 2014. We have over 130 students participating!
Join IPSF & PTA for Communities for Cause Restaurant Week February 10-13
Earn even more money for your school’s PTA when you dine out during our first Restaurant Week with Communities for Cause! It’s easy to do! Just download the free app to your smartphone and select your school’s PTA as your cause. Whenever you shop or dine at a participating merchant, enter the amount you spend and take a picture of your receipt in the app. The merchant makes a donation based on your purchase. Merchants participating in Restaurant Week include Gaufree Artisan Waffles, Chili’s, Lamppost Pizza, Wingstop and Creamistry! DOWNLOAD FLYER
Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament Coming on May 12th
IPSF will host its 4th annual Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club. Invite a few friends or make some new ones as we spend a day on the course, followed by a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner. We’ve added a helicopter ball drop this year, so you can win a prize even if you don’t attend! A variety of sponsorships are also available to showcase your business or organization. CLICK HERE for more information or to register online.
Grand Opening of Farm Direct Market to Support IPSF
Join IPSF as we celebrate the grand opening of Farm Direct Market, our newest corporate partner. Located at the Parkview Center (5301 University Drive), Farm Direct is a neighborhood grocery store featuring fresh produce and a variety of products from various regions. We will be joining the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and Irvine Company Retail Properties for the ribbon cutting on February 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM. Then, we will be back on Saturday, February 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM for a special celebration including musical performances from UCI and an art project for students. Students may bring a drawing with the theme “Many Flavors, One Community” or make one on-site to receive a free bag of fresh produce. DOWNLOAD FLYER.
Let IUSD Teachers & Staff Know You Appreciate Them with PATS
Nothing means more to a teacher than hearing the words “thank you” from a student or family. IPSF’s Parents Appreciating Teachers & Staff (PATS) program offers you an opportunity to recognize IUSD staff members who have had a positive impact in your child’s life. Maybe it’s the gentle nurse who made the boo-boo all better or the music teacher who patiently helped your child master the violin. Whoever they are, let them know how much you appreciate them through your tax deductible PATS donation.
Your designated recipients will receive a personalized Certificate of Recognition along with a small gift expressing your gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Contributions also help to fund the Innovative Teaching Awards Program (ITAP) and Innovative Counseling Awards Program (ICAP). CLICK HERE for more information or to complete our online form. But don’t wait--forms and donations are due by March 28, 2014!
More information about IPSF Programs and Activities can be found at www.ipsf.net
Kindergarten Round-Up is March 13th and enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year opens on March 7th. We will keep you posted with details.
Have a LOVEly month!
Friday, February 14 MINIMUM DAY Dismissal
Monday, February 17 President’s Day – No School
Thursday, February 20 Guy Stuff (6th grade-evening)
Thursday, February 27 Mother Daughter Tea (5th grade-evening)