THE EAST      

SIDE        April 2019

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PTO MOVIE NIGHT

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

MOVIE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M.

PIZZA, POPCORN, SODA, AND CANDY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

                                                               

Spring, with its sunny days, brings activities.  Soccer, dance, cheer, softball, baseball, gymnastics, CMS tryouts and the like can demand much of our time after school.  Please join us in reinforcing the importance of reading, homework, and study time.  These activities not only help to improve grade-point averages, but they are crucial in the development of habits and skills that will serve our children well in their future academic and professional careers.  Let’s have them college and career ready!  

EES Important Dates:

*April 8 – Progress Reports Issued

*April 12 – PTO MOVIE NIGHT, 6:30 p.m.

*April 16-25 – Scantron Reading & Math Testing

*April 18 – Beta Club Induction Ceremony, 1:30 p.m.

*April 19 – Good Friday Holiday; NO SCHOOL

*April 22 – Scantron Science Testing, Grade 5

Looking Ahead:

*May 2 – EES Spring Cookout

*May 3 – NO SCHOOL

*May 6-May 10 – Teacher Appreciation Week

*May 20 – EES Field Day

*May 21 – 6th Grade Honors Assembly, 1:00 p.m.

*May 22 – Grades 2/3 Honors Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

*May 22 – Grades 4/5 Honors Assembly, 1:00 p.m.

*May 23 – Last Day of School

TESTING TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Be present and on time to school.  Students missing school or arriving late will not be allowed to test on that day.  They will make up missed sections on Make-up Testing Days at the end of the each week.  Research shows that this lowers their achievement level.
  • Your child needs a minimum of 8 hours sleep each night; we recommend 10 hrs.
  • Eating a light healthy breakfast before testing increases student focus.
  • Replace television and video games with books, flash cards, and/or educational websites.
  • Be positive and supportive about testing.
  • Use phrases of encouragement each morning: “You can do it,” or, “I believe in you,” or my personal favorite, “Hakuna Matata!”
  • Practice relaxation techniques, such as breathing and stretching exercises, with your child.
  • Remind your child to read directions and look at the test carefully.

We are excited to welcome Jack’s to our Spirit Night line-up!!!  Our first Jack’s night will be at the Main Avenue location (near the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center) on Thursday, April 4, 4-8 p.m.  Come out to support our little elementary school by eating for East!