Eastshore Elementary School


February News

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