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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.


PTO Survey on Meeting Times

Dear Teachers, Staff, Parents & Guardians,

We are considering changing the timing of PTO meetings for next year to allow the most number of people to participate. Please take this quick 3-question poll so we can determine the best time of day to hold our meetings in 2019-20. Your response by March 31 is appreciated. Thank you kindly!
PTO Poll

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Incoming 4th Grade Orientation at East Hills

Dear Eastover Current 3rd Grade Families, 

The faculty at East Hills is looking forward to welcoming current third-grade students to East Hills next fall. To provide you with information about East Hills, you are invited to attend the Incoming Fourth-Grade Parent Orientation Night on Thursday, March 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the East Hills cafeteria.

This meeting is geared toward parents/guardians. There will not be any formal childcare provided, but there will be areas (Gateway Spaces and Media Center) for family members to take children if they need to be in spaces away from the presentations. Current third-grade students will have their own visitation to East Hills on Friday, May 24, during the school day.  Click HERE for a letter from Mr. Rubel, East Hills Principal, with more information about the upcoming Incoming Fourth-Grade Parent Orientation Night!

Jason Rubel


East Hills Middle School

Bloomfield Hills Schools

(248) 341-6205

East Hills Middle School Webpage

"Enabling learners to become architects of their futures . . ."

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Kindergarten Force and Motion Exhibition

Charlotte Du, a kindergartner at Eastover, explains, "Force is either a push or pull.  I like showing my parents how we make orange juice.  We pull the lever up and then push down to squeeze the orange juice out."  Sophia Wright adds, "We made a marble maze with a paper plate. We are pulling and pushing the marble around on the plate to direct the ball into the tubes." Teddy McCoy excitedly shares, "We presented a ton of activities to our parents showing force and motion.  We did a cup and ball toss, marble slides, and slinky demonstration." 

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Eat a Rainbow starts on 3/18

Can You Eat A Rainbow?

Dear Eastover Families:

This month, Eastover Elementary is celebrating Nutrition Month by focusing on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables next week. 

The Eat a Rainbow concept is not a new one. It has been used around the world in a variety of ways, by many different people and in many settings to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables. It is essentially about getting children to eat many fruits and vegetables of many different colors everyday. Different colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients which are needed by the body. For example, leafy green vegetables offer folate (which is important in DNA synthesis and new cell growth) and rich yellow or deep orange fruits and vegetables offer vitamin A (which is important for vision and immunity). To obtain all the nutrients needed for our bodies we should eat many different colored fruit and vegetables- or eat rainbow of fruit and vegetables every day! 

Eat a Rainbow is a program based around getting children excited about not only eating fruits and vegetables, but also getting them to eat fruits and vegetables of many different colors. The program divides fruits and vegetables up into 5 colors- red, orange & yellow, green, blue/purple and white.

 “Eat a Rainbow Week” is a school-wide contest from March 18th-24th to see which class has the most students eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables each day. The winning class will receive a special healthy class snack. Please encourage your child to eat a rainbow every day next week and document their choices on the graph.

Rainbow Graph

Enjoy eating YOUR rainbow rainbow!

Mrs. Goldschmidt

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Imagination Playground - Exciting Possibilities!

Way and Eastover Elementary students are discovering the endless possibilities of creating their own playground with Imagination Playground!  Student Francis Baker shares, "It is giant, blue, soft blocks that we can build as tall and wide as we want.  Plus, there are balls that we can build ramps and make different shapes.  My friends and I work hard together to create cool forts."

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The Pancake Dash

Pancake Dash 5K and Fun Run

Have you signed up for the Pancake Dash yet? Our second annual Pancake Dash 5K is Saturday, March 23rd. Not only do we have the 5K, but there is also a shorter fun run/walk and a delicious and entertaining pancake breakfast brought to you by Chris Cakes. The race is timed this year and we have PRIZES for race winners and raffle winners. Please see the registration form attached.

How can I earn FREE raffle tickets?
1) Register for the event! Everyone who signs up for the Dash or breakfast gets one ticket.
2) Bring non-Eastover friends and family (get an extra ticket for anyone other than EO students and parents.)
3) The first 25 people who signed up are getting an extra ticket! Thank you for signing up early!
4) Make a donation to the event if you can't attend or in addition to your registration fee!  
5) Volunteer to help! All volunteers will get a ticket as well. See Signup Genius link below.

A sneak peek at some of the prizes so far: 9 Round, Bill's, Airtime, Defy.Detroit, Planet Rock, Adventure Park, Toyology, Eddie O's Basketball, Evola Music, Original Pancake House, Robot Garage, Troy Escape, GRIT Obstacle Training, Troy Gymnastics and MORE! 

How can I volunteer?

Still on the fence? 
Check out this AMAZING video created by several BHHS students (and Eastover alums)! Big thanks to Wade Lockwood, Jack Boike, Nathan Reynolds, Connor Pugh and Sammy Curcuru for their boundless creativity!

The Pancake Dash raises money for our school playground. Some of you might be surprised to hear that playground equipment is NOT funded by Bloomfield Hills Schools. The PTO is expected to raise funds to replace old equipment. Our upper playground structure is over 30 years old and we can't even get replacement parts anymore. A new large structure could cost over $70,000. We hope to raise between $15,000-20,000 at the race to build toward a new playground. 
Questions? Contact Chris Decker at (734) 748-9994 or

Please see the registration form attached. The first 25 runners to sign up will receive a free raffle ticket!

Contact Chris Decker at or 734-748-9994 if you have any questions. We are also looking for more event sponsors, so if you know if anyone, let me know.

Pancake Dash Registration Form 


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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

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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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