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.


A Note From the Principal

Dear Families,

If you are new to the district or have an incoming kindergartner this fall, please enroll your child at the Board Office over the summer. The Board Office is located at 7273 Wing Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Here is the link for more information about the enrollment process and instructions:

New this year is the online registration process to start the school year. We will still have our registration fair dates in the fall, the dates are listed below. The process has been made easier because all the documents are available and can be completed online through MyBloomfield. See the article below called "online back to school registration process."

If your child is in third or fourth grade and will be moving on to East Hills, please go into your MyBloomfield account and start getting Mr. Rubel's newsletter so that you know about upcoming important events and dates. You can also check the transition site for further information. There are links on the Eastover main webpage and the East Hills main web page to the transition information.

Thank you everyone for a great school year and for blessing us with your children this year. It was an amazing school year. On behalf of the staff we wish you a safe and restful summer vacation.

Important upcoming dates:

8/23/17 - Welcome back picnic 11:30-12:30 for all grades

8/29/17 - Registration in the gym 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

8/30/17 - Registration in the gym 4 - 6 p.m.

8/30/17 - Kindergarten meet and greet on the lower playground 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

9/5/17 - First day back to school (½ day) - dismissal at 12:20 p.m.

9/6/17 - First full day of school - dismissal at 3:55 p.m.

9/7/17 – Principal Coffee Talk for new Families – 9:30 am and again at 6 pm (need only to attend one session)

9/13/17 - Curriculum night

Have a safe and restful summer break!

Mrs. Crocker (Very Proud Principal)

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Fun Run Logo Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Fun Run logo contest: Elias Cengeri for the Eastover Fun Run and Maizy Watson for the East Hills Fun Run.

The winners were voted on by the students. Congratulations to the other finalists: Brynn Wilcox, Avani Nandalur and Luke Rogers.

A HUGE thank you to all of the students who participated! We loved seeing the creativity of all of the Eagles!

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How to Print your Report Cards

To access your child's Online Report Card:

Log in to My Blooomfield then Parent Portal on

Once you are logged in, click on your child's name to access their profile.

To view your child's grades and comments, click on Marks and Standards on the left side bar.

Current and Past report cards are also available through the "Report Cards" tab.

To view a PDF of your child's report card for printing or saving, click on the link above and to the right of your teacher name in the Marks section. Report cards will be titled 2016-17 GRx S#, where x = the student grade and # = the term (1 or 2).

The document name should begin with "2016-17" and be followed by your child's grade and the term. Example: 2016-17 Gr1 S1

Click on that to open the PDF.

To view teacher typed notes, click on the notepad icon under the word "Notes."

Report Card Directions

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Summer Time Help in the Gardens

Dear Families:

The students at Eastover will need some help with summer maintenance in the garden. A sign-up has been created so your family can schedule time to come to Eastover and help weed the garden. If you sign up for a week, please try to come to school at least twice. You may come any day and any time of the week you sign up for (ignore the 8:00 am-4:00 pm).

Don't let the sign-up hold you back! If you are out for a bike ride, on your way home from baseball or have extra time before a play date, stop by! There will always be a few weeds to pull out.

We are adding the following incentives to garden helpers this summer.

1. Every child that helps in the garden over the summer will receive a SOAR card in September. A date stamped photo of the child/ren in the garden can be sent to 2. Would you like to eat lunch with Mrs. Crocker in September? That opportunity will be offered to the child/ren who have worked in the garden the most this summer. Again, please send a date stamped photo of your child/ren working in the garden to The winner or winners will be announced the first week of school.

Bonus: If you see some ripe produce that won't last until school resumes, feel free to take it home and make something delicious!

The students and staff appreciate all you do and look forward to a plentiful harvest in September!

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Online Back to School Registration

"Back to school"? It's never too early to begin talking about Back to School Registration and, new this summer, Bloomfield Hills Schools will offer an Online Back to School Registration process.

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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.
Michigan Green SchoolNCA AcreditedEastover Elementary Earns 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Recognition

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