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.

Oakland County Michigan Visible Thinking School CrestEastover 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.

Students Gardening at East Hills Elementary Visible Thinking Program

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.


Halloween Parade

Dear Families,


Tuesday, October 31, is our Fall parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. The children loop through the whole school and around the front to the main circle drive.  If the weather looks like rain, we will circle through the whole school and then through the gym. Please do not block the area near the front doors and stay up against the walls so the children can make their way through. Classroom parties are either before or after the parade.  Check with your child's classroom teacher.  An announcement will be made on the overhead announcing the end of the parties, and this should allow ample time for our families to exit the parking lot safely. 

Before the costuming is complete, I want to make you aware of our costume guidelines: Think in these terms:
•    Costumes should reflect elementary themes and should be in good taste.
•    Shoes worn should be safe and comfortable
•    No weapons of any kind or overly scary masks
•    Costumes shouldn't be too long as it may create a hazardous situation for tripping.











Think in terms of costumes 1 and 3 in the above picture. 


Dismissal on October 31st is at 12:20 p.m.

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A Note from the Principal

Dear Eastover Families,
Just a reminder each classroom is collecting coins for the hurricane victims. All money collected through October 31st will be donated to the Red Cross.  Kids can send in coins daily or once a week. 

Our district-wide community service project will benefit Cass Community Social Services this year. Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 28th. See the article below in our weekly newsletter for further information.  Friday, October 27th kids and staff can donate a $1 to this cause and wear their pajamas to school.  There is a donation box in the main lobby for items.  

Principal coffee talks are next week. You only need to attend one of the time choices. The topic of discussion will be around the new PA 306 Reading Law.  Hope to see you there. 

Important Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, October 24th - Principal Coffee Talks at 9:30 and 6 p.m. - PA 306
Tuesday, October 24th - Apple Crunch Day and Eagles Nest Day 
Wednesday, October 25th - Eastover Pumpkin Patch Event in the media center 6:30-8 p.m.
Friday, October 27th - Pajama Day for $1 - All money collected will go to Cass Community Social Services for Make a Difference Day 
Saturday, October 28th - Make A Difference Day to benefit Cass Community Social Services 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween Parade 10:30 a.m. AND ½ day of school 
Tuesday, October 31st - Last day for school-wide coin drive

Have a wonderful week.
Mrs. Crocker (Proud Principal of Eastover) 

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Pumpkin Patch on 10/25

Dear Eastover Families:

Come celebrate our Storybook Pumpkin Harvest!

Eastover Media will have a Storybook Pumpkin Gala on Wednesday, October 25th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the gym and media center. Students' pumpkins will be on display in the gym for picture taking and viewing. 
They are phenomenal! 
Thank you for participating and sharing a love of books and story characters with your children. 

There will be a prize pumpkin raffle, crafts, and storytimes at 6:45 pm & 7:15 pm. Come when you can and stay as long as you like!!

If you have any questions please email Cindy Livingston at

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Picture Re-Take

Dear Eastover Families,


Smile, picture re-take day is Thursday, November 2nd in the AM only.  If you didn't like your student's pictures, just send the packet back with your child and have their picture re taken.  If your student was absent on the original picture day of September 28th, this is the last chance to get their picture taken and a package ordered.  

You may also go to the web site of and order your students picture package.  Use the Picture Day ID:  LM727001Q1

There are picture day forms in the office as well.

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Make A Difference Day 2017

Eastover Make A Difference Day
Benefits Cass Community Social Services
Event Date is Saturday October 28th

Please RSVP thru link 





Volunteers for Make a Difference Day 2017


Join us on Saturday, October 28th from 8:30 to 12 as we help Cass Community Social Services. This Detroit-based agency works across the city in areas of concentrated poverty providing programs for food, health services, housing and job programs. Our project will provide a meaningful opportunity for kids to have a very hands on component to service. All students 6th grade and above may catch a bus (for$5) at either BHMS or East Hills at 8:30 to drive to the organization. Parents supervising kids 5th grade and below should meet us there at 9:00 am 11745 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206 Some Examples of the work we may do are Food Prep Yard Work Building Maintenance Helping make Mudd Mats Document Destruction

Eastover is collecting items for Cass Community Social Services.  Please consider donating:
toilet paper, paper towels, body wash, and laundry detergent.  We will be collecting thru Friday October 27th.

Eastover will also be raising money for Cass Community Social Services.  Watch for donation envelopes to be coming home the end of this week.  All donations will be accepted thru Friday October 27th, and in celebration of our fundraising drive the kids may wear Pajamas to school on Friday October 27th. 

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Join us for DAERR

Please consider joining us for the first DAERR meeting of the school year on October 24, 2017, at the Booth Center (7273 Wing Lake Road) at 6:30 p.m. in rooms A/B/C.

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2017 BHS Ski Swap

Join us at the BHS Ski Swap in the Bloomfield Hills Middle School Field House on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A huge savings on hundreds of new and slightly used skis, boots, snowboards, apparel and accessories will be available for all ages. For additional information please email or contact Susan Richardson at 248-980-8087 or Wendy van Duijvenboode 248-308-6126.

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Fun Run 2017



A HUGE thank you to all of the Eastover students, staff and especially volunteers who made today's Fun Run such a success! We could not have done this without you! 


Students will be bringing home an envelope with the number of laps they ran today. Please return that to school with the money raised by next Friday, October 13, to be eligible for prizes! All checks should be made payable to Bloomfield Hills Schools. 


New this year: You can collect donations online:  Share this link in emails, via Facebook, etc. It's a great way to spread the word! NOTE: Please share your child's grade and teacher so those who donate can add it to the form. 


Top pledges in the school will will win:

    • Principal for the day

    • Gym teacher for the day

    • Book Basket & be the Media Specialist for your class period

    • Basket of cool art supplies

    • Spanish teacher / assistant for 2 class periods 

Top earners in each classroom will earn a special prize with their teachers--and the class with the highest level of participation will earn a classroom cupcake party!

Everyone who sends in their pledge money after the run will be entered into a drawing for prizes such as gymnastics, movie tickets, Brooke's Bunch, Robot Garage, tennis lessons from Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness and more!


A big thanks to this year's sponsors as well: Dr. Evan Black/ Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery; Boy Scout Pack 1014; JVIS; Northeast Pediatrics Association; Dr. DiLorenzo; Dr. Dan Ryan and Christy Kuzdak.

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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C



Eastover Elementary
1101 Westview Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


Main Line: 248.341.7100
Attendance: 248.341.7110

Carey Crocker, Principal

Sally Gerard, Secretary

Jamie Goldschmidt, Visible Thinking Coordinator

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