East Elementary School

East Elementary Information

A Minute with Dr. Maxwell

February 2020

Dear East Families,

The month of February is upon us which means it is Parent/Teacher Conference time. Please make it a priority to meet with your child's teacher. They are being held formally on Thursday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 11th from 4:00-7:00 PM. If neither of these evenings work for your schedule, please make alternative arrangements with your child's teacher. We look forward to sharing your child's progress and ways you can help your child at home. We want to ensure every child is on the right track for success. 

I also want to stress the importance of timeliness and attendance at school. It is very challenging when students miss hands-on activities and differentiation during the school day. Please be aware that we understand illnesses cannot be avoided, but we also want to stress the importance of the learning that takes place in the school day and how it impacts the child's education. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 AM. Students are dismissed to their classrooms at 7:50 AM.

On January 15th your child came home with a permission slip for East’s Candy Bar Sales. Candy bar boxes were sent home on January 22rd and are due February 7th. This fundraiser is sponsored by the school (The Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser was sponsored by PTO.) and all the proceeds will be used to purchase technology resources for students in the classroom and for staff recognition items (prizes, luncheon for our teacher work day, etc.). If you haven’t signed your child’s permission slip, please request one from your child’s teacher or the office. We are grateful for any participation and sale. Every item sold will benefit our students and teachers. Please remember that fundraising is an option, not a requirement. 

Enjoy your February,
Jessica Maxwell, Principal