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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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A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,
 
Updates -
This Tuesday is one of our many Eagles NEST days at Eastover. The day offers an opportunity for students to meet with their nest group to reflect on positive behavior throughout the school. Students work in their multi-age groups to focus on how to play and work with peers to demonstrate SOAR behavior.
 
We are excited to announce that we received our imagination playground equipment.  Please look for pictures on social media today through facebook and twitter.  We will use this new equipment during inside recess and outdoor recess to build creativity, imagination, team-building, and problem-solving skills with children.  We can’t wait for them to try it out.  If you would like to see how it works, here is the link to the main website and there is a video clip for you to watch.  
 http://www.imaginationplayground.com/
 
 Other news - 
 
Flu season is in full swing. For the good of the many, please take your child seriously when you hear, "I'm not feeling great today," and have your child stay home. Too frequently we have students coming to school ill only to be sent home soon after arrival. This strain has been a tough one as we have students and staff missing up to a week of school. As a reminder, students should not return to school until 24 hours fever free. The same rule is in effect for students who have thrown up. We will continue to remind our students of the importance of hand washing as well as other preventative techniques.
Due Dates
If your child is interested in creating a science fair experiment or display, science fair submission forms are now due February 28th.  Also, see the article below which outlines this year’s talent show.  Print off and turn in your submission form asap.  
PTO News - 
The PTO pancake dash is coming up to raise money for our Eastover community playground on the upper hill.  Please sign up and have fun while exercising.  The details are listed out in the articles below.  

Important upcoming dates:
Tuesday, March 6th - Multicultural night 6-9 p.m. at Bloomfield Hills High School 
Wednesday, March 7th - Talent show tryouts (for those that have turned in their permission slips)
Thursday, March 8th - PTO meeting 6:30 p.m. in the Eastover Media Center
Tuesday, March 13th - Science fair at East Hills 6-8 p.m. 
Wednesday, March 28th - Talent show for families in the evening 6:30 p.m. 
 
Stay warm, healthy and safe on the roads,
Mrs. Crocker (Proud Principal of Eastover) 

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Multicultural Night 3/6

Dear Eastover Families,

You’re Invited to the Multicultural Celebration!!
Hosted at Bloomfield Hills High School, on Tuesday, March 6, from 6-9 pm, this is the first ever district-wide Multicultural Celebration!  Come see exhibits featuring cultures from around the world, presented by district families and school clubs!  See presentations from dancing to music, featuring students and guest performers!  Visiting families will receive travel logs in which they can note all their findings, including all the inventions featured on the exhibits.  It will be a night to remember!

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East Hills and Eastover Science Fair

Inventor? Maker? ... Sign up for the Science Fair!

SCIENCE FAIR EXTENDED SIGN UP!
Hello Eastover and East Hills families! Due to increased interest, we have extended the deadline to sign up for the 2018 Science Fair by one week. The new deadline is Wednesday, February 28.  Please visit our website http://tinyurl.com/eoehscience to get more information and sign up via our online form. Looking forward to seeing you at the fair!

It's back! One night only. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm. Open to all grades K-8th. This year's theme is "Tinker Time!" but feel free to pick any topic you like. We've added some great new stuff, including an optional Art Exhibit. Also new this year, we've partnered with the Bloomfield Township Public Library. They'll be offering FREE workshops to help you with your topic and project.

Also new this year, we've added an art component option to the Science Fair. If you love art and design, this is for you! Choose a scientist,or a scientific principle or topic, and design an 8.5" x 11" poster to reflect what you've learned. You'll submit your poster a week before the science fair and it will be on
display when you arrive on March 13th. This is a stand-alone, optional part of the fair. You can
participate in both, creating a poster and a project, or you can choose just one or the other.
Poster Requirements:
• 8.5" x 11" - portrait or landscape
• Any medium - paint, collage, digital, etc.
• Must be printed out if created digitally
• Must have information form attached
• Must be turned in to the school office by Fri, Mar. 2

Art Poster Flyer 

Get all the details, watch the trailer, and sign up today at the EO/EH Science Fair website: http://www.tinyurl.com/eoehscience. The last day to sign up is Friday, Feb. 16th.

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2018 Eastover Talent Show

Dear Eastover Families,

Calling all Superstars!

Its that time of year again when our students showcase their talents and entertain us.  Eastover's Talent show will be March 28th in the gym.  The details and permission slip is listed below.

This is open to the first 75 students in grades K - 3rd who submit their completed permission slips by February 28th.  Each member in a group counts as a student.  INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Permission slips will be available in the office if you are not able to print this.

Any 3rd grade student who wants to be an MC can participate by announcing an act (and performing if they choose).

Any questions, please contact Shannon Curcuru at shannonc@comcast.net .

 

Talent Show Information and Rules

Talent Show Permission Slip

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PTO Playground Fund 5K Run/Walk - Pancake Dash

Dear Eastover Families,

The Eastover Pancake Dash 5K & Fun Run!
Saturday morning, March 24th, the Eastover PTO will host a 5K Run/Walk, with all-you-can-eat pancakes afterward (courtesy of Chris Cakes).
All proceeds will fund improvements to the Eastover playground.
This event is open to the whole community - please spread the word!
See links/attachments for registration information or visit: https://www.bloomfield.org/eastoverpancakedash
 
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A Friday Night Out

In need of a Friday night out? Bloomfield Recreation has you covered! Your child will enjoy the Friday Craft Night and/or the Friday Night Freak Out, held on several days in February, March, May, and June from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. while you enjoy dinner out on the town!

In the Friday Craft Night, students will enjoy using clay, paint, and new techniques to make projects that they will then take home at the end of class.  In the Friday Night Freak Out, students will dance under disco lights, work on tumbling, braid hair, and much more!

Siblings can register at a reduced rate - just ask the Recreation team - and don't forget to bring $1 for a pizza dinner. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot: https://www.bloomfield.org/about-us/recreation or call 248-433-0885.

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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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Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal
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