Dear East Hills School Community:
Spring was certainly in the air this week - and there were a number of events going on in our building as a result. On Monday night, Mrs. Konzen and I gave an update to the BHS Board of Education about the 4th Grade Transition Process. Please click here if you would like to watch the presentation. Things are really coming together, and we are looking forward to next school year!
On Wednesday night, we enjoyed an amazing concert put on by our 6th/7th/8th grade band and orchestra students. A number of the band and orchestra students were dressed in costume as it was their May Masquerade Concert! Thank to Mrs. Lucas (band) and Mr. Erde (orchestra) for helping to put on such a fun and incredible concert! On Thursday, I was able to take the day off since Savannah (Annie) Harnphanich took over the reins as the East Hills Principal for the Day. Savannah did a great job - check out her broadcast message below to hear all about her day.
The culminating event for the week was our Ice Cream Social on Friday night. Our Ice Cream Social was a fun and enjoyable way to celebrate together as a school community. Thank you to the PTO, especially Wendy Schwartz and Erin Watson, along with all the family and staff volunteers for making this year's Ice Cream Social possible. I will say - I am a little sore this morning - those 8th grade volleyball and basketball players are really good. The students took a clean sweep over the faculty this year in our annual student-staff volleyball and basketball games - there is always next year :).
Lastly, M-Step testing is nearly complete for another year. We just have a few remaining tests and make-up tests at this point, and I would like to thank you for supporting us in our efforts to meet this state mandate. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Young, Ms. Westphal, Mr. Kalanquin, Mrs. Konzen and truly all of our teachers for leading our efforts in this important endeavor.
With an eye toward next week, we have our final concerts of the year - our all grade level Choir Concert (5th-8th grades) is on Tuesday, May 23, in the East Hills Gym with a start time of 7:00 p.m.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE
Friday, May 26, will be a half day. Students in grades 5 through 7 will be dismissed at 11:35 AM. 8th grade students should NOT report to East Hills on that day. Instead, they will be visiting the high school. See additional information below on when and where your 8th grader should report on May 26 along with other Move-Up Day information.
It is hard to believe that our spring sports season will be wrapping up soon, and that next Friday, May 26 marks the beginning of the traditional start to summer, Memorial Day Weekend. Along with the Move-Up Day and the half day on this coming Friday, please remember that Monday, May 29, is a holiday and there will be no school.
Please take a moment to check out this week's broadcast as there are a number of new articles highlighting important upcoming events!
"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"
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Next Week's A/B Schedule:
Mon., May 22 - B Day
Tues., May 23 - A Day
Wed., May 24 - B Day
Thurs., May 25 - A Day
Fri., May 26 - B Day (1/2 Day PM Schedule - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal)
The following are upcoming key dates for the school year. Our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website.
-Tues., May 23 Vocal Music Concert - All Grades (5th/6th/7th/8th) (7:00 p.m.)
-Thurs., May 25 8th Grade Breakfast (8:15 a.m.)
-Fri., May 26 1/2 Day - Move Up Day (11:35 a.m.Dismissal)
-Mon., May 29 No School - Memorial Day-Mon., May 29 No School - Memorial Day
-Wed., June 7 PTO Meeting (9:30 a.m.)
-Wed., June 7 5th Grade Band & Orchestra Concert (7:00 p.m.)
-Thurs., June 8 8th Grade Musical Performance (7:00 p.m.)
-Fri., June 9 Field Day
-Thurs., June 15 8th Grade Farewell Party (7:00-10:00 p.m.)
-Fri., June 16 8th Grade Recognition Assembly (9:00-10:30 a.m.)
-Fri., June 16 Last Day of School - 1/2 Day (11:35 a.m. Dismissal)-Fri., June 16 Last Day of School - 1/2 Day (11:35 a.m. Dismissal)