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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.


A Note from the Principal

Dear Families,
Updates - 
We are deeply saddened by the tragic violence that occurred in Parkland, Florida this week.  Our hearts are with their entire school community.

As a parent, I grieve for the parents who lost a child.  As your principal, I am committed to our work on safety and security, ensuring our school remains the safest place for our children. I can assure you that safety and security is something we work on, consciously, every day.
I can assure you we have conducted three lockdown drill practices this year at Eastover. These included times when kids were in the building and outside of the building.  We do these drills so children, staff, and guest teachers know what to do in the event of a real emergency.  Kudos to our staff and students for knowing exactly what to do. These drills were all done in coordination and in the presence of our police liaison officer.   
We cannot stress enough that your child's safety is our number one priority.  We also conduct fire drills and inclement weather drills.  While many parents may feel apprehensive about these types of exercises, it is imperative that these types of training events take place with the full cooperation of everyone involved.  It is only through these types of practice events that we can truly identify our strengths and weaknesses and take the necessary corrective actions, so that if actual incident took place, we are all better able to coordinate, manage, respond, and recover from an event. 
All staff have telephones and walkie talkies in their rooms so we can communicate with one another.  All staff have emergency bags and procedures in their classroom.  Everyone is aware of what to do and how to respond in the event of an emergency. 
Thank you for your ongoing partnership in this matter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 
Other news -  
Just a reminder there is no school for students Monday and Tuesday, February 19th and 20th, 2018 for the February break.  
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.
Kudos - 
We are so proud of two of our Eastover students, Liam and Mollie Black.  On our snow day, February 9th, they were busy helping a family in need. They worked with a group called, "Humble Design."  Humble Design is a non-profit company that helps families transition out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services and gets them into a warm, clean home.  It is great to see Eastover students out helping in the community and serving others.  
UP Coming Events, Due Dates - 
If your child is interested in creating a science fair experiment or display, science fair submission forms are due today.  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 5K 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.   Stickers should be coming home today for the Chuck E. Cheese event next Tuesday. Hope to see you there.  
Important upcoming dates:
Monday, February 19th - No school for students
Tuesday, February 20th - No school for students 
Tuesday, February 20th - PTO Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser 5-7 p.m. 
Stay warm, healthy and safe on the roads,
Mrs. Crocker (Proud Principal of Eastover) 

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Chuck E Cheese Fund Raiser

Our next Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser is February 20th- we are on our short winter break this day. The stickers for 10 free play points will come home by Friday and you can attend 3-9pm on the 20th. If you do attend, please send me your name ( to be entered into a drawing for a voucher for free pizza, drinks and play points to use anytime. Here are food coupons for the event.

Chuck E Cheese Coupons



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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 .


Talent Show Information and Rules

Talent Show Permission Slip

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Girls Lacrosse Clinic (Grades 3-8)

The Bloomfield Hills Girls Lacrosse Program will be offering a clinic for 3rd - 8th graders on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Bloomfield Hills Middle School. This clinic is for students who are a part of the program or interested in playing. Coaches along with students from the high school team will be present to run drills. Questions? Contact Emma Mucci at 248.701.2708.

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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:

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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: or call 248-433-0885.

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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.
Eastover Staff 

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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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Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

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Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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