Eastover Elementary - Visible Thinking and Sustainability

Eastover is a student-centered learning community that values the unique potential of each child by setting high expectations, while respecting the individual needs and abilities of our diverse student population.

Eastover Elementary Earns 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Recognition!

Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized Eastover Elementary School as a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award is a highly recognized symbol of commendable teaching and learning. Schools are honored at a ceremony in Washington D.C. with a plaque affirming the hard work of students, educators, families and communities, and presented with a special flag to grace the school building. “This is an incredible honor for our school,” said Principal Carey Crocker. “The teachers, students, and families have worked hard to earn this distinction.” To read more click here.

Visible Thinking and Sustainability- students gardening

Visible Thinking and Sustainability

At Eastover, we aim to educate the whole child. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards, students receive instruction in music, art, Spanish, physical education, and technology. Students also engage in learning opportunities that develop their creativity, compassion, and leadership skills. Character traits are continually reinforced through our Positive Behavior Support program. Our Visible Thinking initiative provides a culture of thinking that fosters creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Students are given opportunities throughout the year to make a positive impact at home, in the community, and beyond, through our school sustainability initiative.

Eastover News:

Bloomfield Hills Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program. Families must apply directly through the Bloomfield Hills Schools Food Services Department. Forms are also available in the main office. Applications are available online here...

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Dear Families,

We are so appreciative of everyone for attending our grade level curriculum nights and open house last week. We hope that you received lots of wonderful and important information about our school. We also appreciate everyone for attending our goal setting conferences this past Wednesday. Goal setting conferences continue this coming Tuesday, Sept. 27th in the evening. Please contact your child's teacher to schedule a time if you have not done so. This is a true partnership. Parent-teacher relationships are most effective when participants have frequent and open communication with each other. When families are positively involved in their child's education, the child will flourish. We appreciate your time and input.

The Fourth Grade had an amazing trip to the capitol in Lansing, Michigan this past week. This is a wonderful trip for all of our students and a great learning experience. Thank you to all the chaperones for helping out to make the trip a success.

SOAR is our acronym for Self-Control, On-task, Acceptance and Respect. These are our school wide-behavior expectations and part of our positive behavior initiative support program. We had our third SOAR card drawing of the year. The kids look forward to this each week. During the upcoming week, children and staff will participate in an Eagle's Nest lesson to learn more about SOARing at Eastover. Please check out next week's news to learn more.


If your child attends latchkey after school, please remember to have your Identification when picking up your child. This is for their safety.


We also have a family handbook available on our school website. Click on the registration tab from the main web site page. Then on the right hand side, look for Eastover handbook under the parent information section. The handbook will explain arrival, dismissal, hours, attendance, carpool, positive behavior support, transportation, and much more. Please check it out to learn more about Eastover.

Important upcoming dates:

  • 9/27 – Goal Setting/Input Conferences 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 9/30 – Eagle's Nest lesson (during the day)
  • 10/3 – No School for staff or students
  • 10/4 – PTO Superintendent Dialogue 6:30 p.m. in the Lazarus Learning Center/Media Center
  • 10/7 – Fun Run (please check the news below for more details)
  • 10/12 – No School for staff or students
  • 10/13 – Annual Title I meeting 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • 10/13 – Apple Crunch Day
  • 10/25 – Principal Coffee talks
  • Have a great weekend.


    Mrs. Crocker

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    Dear Families,

    Are you good at event planning?

    Do you think science should be fun?

    Then click onto this Science Fair flyer and learn how you can get involved

    For more information, call or email Libby Welch at 248-417-3226 / libby@creativej.com

    Thank You!

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    Eastover Elementary
    1101 Westview Road
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


    Main Line: 248.341.7100
    Attendance: 248.341.7110

    Carey Crocker, Principal

    Sally Gerard, Secretary

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    Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
    Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

    7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Michigan Green SchoolNCA AcreditedEastover Elementary Earns 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Recognition

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