Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon -
Please join us on Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:15 for our annual volunteer luncheon. We would love to show our appreciation for any family member who has volunteered at any event or in any classroom. Let us show our appreciation for all you do to make our school great.
PTO Thank you -
Thank you to our PTO families who have been providing meals, sweet messages and treats, and overall making every staff member in this building feel special! It has been a wonderful teacher appreciation month.
Third Grade Move Up Day -
Third grade student will visit East Hills on Friday, May 25th. This is their move up day. There is an article below from Mr. Rubel welcoming the students and explaining the day. Families will need to pick up their children at East Hills at 11 am. that day. The students will not be returning to Eastover.
Weather and dress -
We are so thankful that the weather has finally turned a corner. As the days get warmer, don’t forget to put on sunscreen before your child gets to school. Kids will be outside for recess and other events in the upcoming days ahead. As far as dress recommendations here at school, here are a couple of reminders. First, make sure kids have tennis shoes for outside recess and other events. No flip flops. When children are outside running and playing, flip flops become a trip hazard. Flip flops are not designed for the sport-like activities the kids play outside and we have wood chips around all the playground structures. For tops, remember no midriffs showing and no spaghetti straps. Tank tops should follow the three-finger rule.
Events and Lawn -
Eastover has many events that families attend throughout the school year. These events include: informances, PTO meetings, conferences, exhibition, and extravaganza to name a few. We know that parking is limited during these special occasions. Please try to carpool if you can. If you are not able to carpool, we ask that when you park in the neighborhoods or streets surrounding Eastover that you not park on other people’s lawns.
Popcorn Days - To further our mission for equity and inclusion, the Eastover Global Education Team (GET) is pleased to announce the launch of the Eagle Fund. When we have our popcorn days you are supporting our school Eagle Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide access for all students to enjoy school activities (e.g., field trips); as well as have a variety of books children have access to in our school library on topics such as diversity. As a school community, our desire is for all students to have these learning experiences. Our intention is to provide families with a chance to give funds to assist our students in a direct and meaningful way. Our popcorn days provide money for these types of opportunities for our kids. We have raised $749 so far this year. Thank you! Our next one is Tuesday, June 5th. Look for a sign up genius to come out for help with this.
M-Step - Next week all Third Grade students will continue taking the M-Step next week as we complete assessments that need to be completed and we will continue make-up tests. This is the state-wide assessment given to students every year, starting in third grade. It will be important for students to get a good night’s sleep and have a well balanced breakfast over the next couple of weeks. Here is some additional information from the State of Michigan on what you can do to support your child throughout the testing window: M-Step Family information and ways to support your child
Upcoming Important Dates -
Tuesday, May 22nd - Volunteer Appreciation Lunch at 12:15 pm
Thursday, May 24th - Box Tops Due
Friday, May 25th - ½ day of school- Dismissal at 12:20 p.m. for K-2 students (Third grade students are to be picked up at East Hills at 11 a.m.)
Monday, May 28th - No school (Memorial Day)
Wednesday, May 30th - 1st grade Exhibition (Connors 9:30, Schare/Tocco 10:15, and Vista/Manion at 11:15 am)
Thursday, June 7th - Third Grade celebrations
Monday, June 11th - 1st grade to the Detroit Zoo
Tuesday, June 12th - Field Day
Wednesday, June 13th - Field Day (rain out day)
Friday, June 15th - Last day of School, dismissal at 12:20 pm
Mrs. Crocker (Proud Principal of Eastover)