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.


Book Drive


We need your help!

The need is simple: Children need books. The Eastover Student Ambassadors will be collecting books for students at Frederick Douglass International Academy in Oak Park. These children have hardly any books to read and they would love to have more. You can help by donating new or used children's books from Preschool to 8th grade and dropping them off in the box in the lobby by the main office.

Thank you for giving the gift of reading!

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4th Grade Move Up


As part of the transition to fifth grade, fourth grade students will visit East Hills on Friday, May 26. On May 26th, Eastover students should report directly to Eastover in the morning. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., the students will be transported by bus to East Hills. May 26th is a half-day for all district students.

The East Hills transition program for the fourth graders will end at 11:00 AM. Students will not return to Eastover at the end of the day. Families will need to arrange rides home directly from East Hills. In order to lessen traffic congestion at EHMS, car-pooling is encouraged. Prompt student pick-up at 11:00 AM will be appreciated. Students will not be permitted to walk home after the program. If you plan to park your car and come inside the building to pick up your child, there is no parking in the traffic loops . . . they are for pick up only. We will be using the front loop (not the steps entrance) as our pick up point for all fourth-grade students participating in the program.

The entire East Hills staff is looking forward to this event for our new students. We have an informative morning planned for your children and we know they will enjoy their "first day" at East Hills.

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Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Dear Eastover Families,

We are so grateful for all the things our wonderful PTO and volunteer families do for us every day of the school year. We would love to shower all of you with praise and gratitude by having our Volunteer Lunch. This will be on Tuesday, May 30th at 12:15 pm in our fine arts area.

Please let us pamper and show you how much your efforts are appreciated by all of us here at Eastover.

Let us know in the office if you can make it.

Thanks for all you do!

The Staff of Eastover

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Eastover Bug Bash

Eastover Elementary students invited family and friends to attend the Bug Bash, showcasing student learning and Visible Thinking & Sustainability Initiatives.

Julia Matti, 1st grade student, shared a model of a ladybug she created and labeled with main body regions. "The insect wings used for flying must dry before the ladybug can fly," Matti says. "Some people believe ladybugs are good luck. Ladybugs live in all different places in spring and fall." Read more to view the photo gallery.

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K-8 Robotics Registration Due June 2

Are you interested in joining a Robotics Team?

Please follow the steps below:
1. Visit
2. Click on the green button the sign up, login / register an account if needed
3. Click "browse" and "continue" to register for Robotics

All students grades K-8 must register by June 2. If you have questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 248.433.0885 or

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The Extravaganza is Coming!
Join us Friday, June 9th from 5:30 - 8:00pm

Rock Climbing Wall * Photo Booth
Bounce House * Face Paint
DJ *Ice cream

Pizza $1/Slice or bring your own picnic!

$5/person or $20/family

This is a family fun event - students MUST be accompanied by an adult.

More information to come, stay tuned!
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Lady Bionic Black Hawks - FREE S.T.E.A.M. Camp

Students will embark on a journey to investigate the imaginative world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) within a fun and supportive learning environment. We will be doing hands on learning activities including using a computer software program to design their very own figure and print it on our 3D printers and broadcasting the students on our cable TV show to reward the winning popsicle bridge design. They will also be exploring a light switch power circuit and learn Math through fun group games. Lastly, students will be exposed to FIRST Robotics through a demonstration from a FIRST Team within their age group. Students should being their own peanut free lunch, snack and refillable water bottle. Camp is for BH students only. Girls only; free to join! Grades 3-5, August 8-9; Grades 6-8, August 10. Register online at

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Fun Run Logo Contest

SUBJECT: Fun Run Logo Contest for ALL grades


It's that time of year: The Fun Run Logo Contest!

Traditionally, this contest is open to grades K - 3, but this year, we have 2 contests running:

K - 2: We are looking for designs for next year's Eastover Fun Run logo that features Ernie the Eagle and/or SOAR.

3 - 4: We are bringing the Fun Run to East Hills next fall for upper elementary (grades 4 - 5), so we need your submissions as well! East Hills' mascot is the Cavalier.

Use bold and medium to thick outlines (no small details) will help your image to "POP" on the shirt. BLACK SHARPIE MEDIUM TO THICK POINT ONLY FOR DRAWING, ON WHITE PAPER. NO COLORS. Image must be student's original work.

**Drawings must be submitted by Friday, May 26nd to the main office. Please remember your name and teacher on back of the submission.**

Classes will vote in early June, and the winners will be announced at the Eastover Extravaganza on June 9.

Questions? Please contact:

Eastover Fun Run chair: Nickole Black ( )

East Hills Fun Run chair: Erin Watson (

Have fun with it!

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Field Day Volunteers Needed


Dear Families,

Field day preparations are well underway! The day is set for Monday June 5th or Wednesday June 7th (rain day). Grades K-2 will have the morning time slot (10 - 11:30am) while 3-4th grades will have the afternoon time slot (1:30-3pm).

Parent volunteers are what make activities at Eastover a huge success. If you would like to volunteer on field day, I would love your help, but please no younger siblings! Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot. Please click here for the SignUpGenius or email me!


Taylor Tollafield

P.E. Teacher

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Eastover SpiritWear is Online Now

The spirit wear shop is open! There are lots of options and you can customize colors and logos. Check it out here! All ordering is done on the web page. Go to Eastover Spiritwear.

Most orders are produced and shipped in 7-14 days.

The order is shipped directly to 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

Jamie Goldschmidt, Visible Thinking Coordinator

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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.
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