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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.

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Ingrid Day Commons Dedication Ceremony

Please join us on December 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Main Commons of Bloomfield Hills High School (4200 Andover Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302) for a dedication of the Ingrid Day Commons.  This event will be held as a Special Board Meeting.

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Winter Weather Dress

Dear Families,
 
Winter Gear
It is that time of year again..."SNOW SEASON". As the temperature continues to drop, we will go out for recess unless the temperature drops below 10 degrees with the wind chill or there are harsh weather conditions (rain, sleet, hail, etc.)
 
Having 450 children with many extra clothing needs, we need your help.
 
It is easiest to manage winter clothes if your children have a reusable bag (not plastic, it is messy) with their name on it to house all of their winter gear.
 
Please make sure your child's winter coat, snow pants, boots, hat, and gloves are LABELED with your child's name. You will be amazed how many children lose their hats and gloves and do not recognize the missing ones that are actually theirs.
Another thing I would like to mention is that snow boots are required (due to the snow). Having wet boots in the room makes our classroom floor slippery and unsafe. Please make sure your child has a pair of indoor shoes to change into. Wearing winter boots all day is messy and very uncomfortable.
 
Thank you so much for your assistance with winter clothing.
 
Sincerely,
Eastover Staff 

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A Note from the Principal

Dear Eastover Families, 

Literacy Brochure 
Here is a great family resource with different ways to help your child build upon their literacy skills. It has ideas and resources from the Michigan Department of Education and Oakland Schools on how to help your child at home.  It is called the “Read-At-Home Plan for Student Success.”  Please click here to check out the brochure.

PTO Fundraisers
Thank you for supporting our PTO fundraisers at Chuck E. Cheese and C.K. Diggs over the last week. The PTO funds many great opportunities for our children.  

 
Important upcoming dates:
Friday, December 22nd last full day of school before break
Monday, December 25th No school --Mid-year break 
Monday, January 8th School resumes 
Monday, January 15th - No School 
 
Have a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Crocker (Proud Principal of Eastover) 

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Join us for DAERR on December 18

Please consider joining us for the DAERR (Diversity Academic Equity & Race Relations) meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Booth Center (7273 Wing Lake Road) at 6:30 p.m. in rooms A/B/C.

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Save the Date for the Multicultural Celebration

Dear Eastover Families,

Multicultural Night- 
This will be a districtwide event held at the BH high school on March 6th 2018, from 6-9, and it would be a celebration of the many diverse cultures represented by our Bloomfield Hills School District families. The theme this year is Inventions. Children can sign up to create a display highlighting a culture that represents them and their family, or a culture of their choice. Let's see Eastover well represented at this event! Link is to the packet you will need to fill out. There is also a youtube video available to watch about it, please click the link below.
Multicultural Packet Information
 
https://youtu.be/6plrvuL0EE0
 
 

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Eastover Plant Exhibition

"Let me tell you about the different parts of the plant," Nicholas Costis, second grader says. "The roots hold the plant in place and take up water, the stem holds up the leaves, and the leaves make the food.  The flower lets the seeds fall out, making more plants."

Second graders in Eastover Elementary invited family and friends to attend the Plant Exhibition. "The exhibition covered our whole unit on plants, encompassing reading, writing, and our thinking routines," Michelle Scherer, Second Grade Teacher, explains.

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Bloomfield Hills Schools Students Make A Difference

Over 150 volunteers arrived at Cass Community Social Services, Detroit, for Make a Difference Day, an annual event organized by the PTOC. "Working as a team is better than working alone, and it was fun!" Amanda Vieira, 8th grader, exclaims.  

Students packed donations, collected trash outside, and created recycled door mats.  Ainsley Smith, elementary student, volunteered to make hamburgers with high school students.  "If we were homeless it would be nice to have people helping, like we're helping today," Smith says.

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Publishing Center

Dear Eastover Families,

It’s time for your student to become a published author!  Eastover’s Publishing Center has been around for over 30 years!  Your student has the opportunity to write, illustrate and publish a hard-cover book at no cost to families.  The PTO is purchasing the first copy for each student who participates, so this is a free program to families. This is a take-home project that will be sent home with students before the December break.  

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa4ac2c7-20172018

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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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Calendar

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Eastover Elementary School - Fine Arts 1 - Band Room, Eastover Elementary School - Fine Arts 2 - Strings
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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C

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LOCATION

Eastover Elementary
1101 Westview Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

CONTACT

Main Line: 248.341.7100
Attendance: 248.341.7110

Carey Crocker, Principal
248.341.7105
CCrocker@bloomfield.org

Sally Gerard, Secretary
248.341.7101
SGerard@bloomfield.org

Jamie Goldschmidt, Visible Thinking Coordinator
248.341.6607
JGoldschmidt@bloomfield.org

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

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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