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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, 

Staff Changes and Updates-
We are sad to see some of our Eastover family move on to other positions.  First, many of our DHH staff are moving to East Hills. These staff members include: Mrs. Parish (DHH Teacher), Mr. Kettinger (Interpreter), Mrs. Makowski (Paraprofessional), Mr. Finn (Intervener), Ms. Mose (Intervener).  Second, a few staff members have resigned and are taking on new careers elsewhere. These staff members include: Mrs. Valentine (Social Worker) and Mrs. Whitaker (Teacher).  Third, Mrs. Kacy is retiring after 30 years in Bloomfield Hills Schools.   We wish everyone the best in their new positions or careers.  
We would like to welcome our newest Eastover staff members. First, we will have Mrs. Jakubiak joining the Eastover family to teach Third Grade. Mrs. Jakubiak is returning from a leave of absence and has been a part of the Bloomfield Hills School District since 1999.  Second, we will have Mrs. Fish joining our team as a part time social worker. Mrs. Fish has also been in the district a number of years and has experience in many of the elementary schools.  We are excited that they are joining us.  
Enrollment
If you know of a family that has an incoming Kindergarten or a new student to Eastover, please make sure they are aware to enroll at the Board Office on Wing Lake Rd. this summer.  

Report Cards

Monday, June 18th after 5 p.m. student report cards were made available online through MyBloomfield.  

Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education.

Summer Reading - 
Please make sure children read over the summer months.  Research states that children need to read 6 or more books to keep away the “summer slide.”  So read, read, read.  The Bloomfield Library has a cool “Rock Star” summer reading program.  
 
Upcoming Important Dates - 
Aug. 22nd - PTO Welcome Back Picnic 11:30-1 on the upper playground
Aug. 29th - KDG meet and greet on the lower playground 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 31st - Teachers Welcome Back letters will be emailed home 
Sept. 4th - First day of School - ½ day dismissal at 12:20 p.m./PTO meet and greet 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 5th - First FULL day of school with lunch 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Crocker (Proud Principal of Eastover) 

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Eastover's Michigan Museum

"Our 3rd Grade Exhibition was about the Pioneers in Michigan", says student Katie Conroy. "We did a 'tug a war' on the issue of mining copper. That means that you take a position on whether to mine copper or not.  We go through steps to get all the information, consider the different viewpoints, and then we provide reasons about what side we take based on the evidence."

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Institute for Healing Racism

As a member of the Bloomfield Hills Schools community, we would like to invite those who have not already participated to to attend the Institute for Healing Racism on August 9 and 10, 2018. The days will run from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Follow the links below to register for a session. Attendance at both days is mandatory. 

Questions? Contact Bill Boyle, Equity Programs Coordinator, at BBoyle@bloomfield.org.

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Elementary Gardening

Elementary students reflect on their learning experiences while participating in student gardens:

"We planted squash.  We used measuring sticks so the plants wouldn't touch each other or break each other.  I've never had squash. I want to try it when I am in second grade!" -Kiera Dillon, first grader

"Cleaning out the garden of all the weeds takes a lot of time and patience.  It is fun to see the plants grow and turn into food. Just look at this beautiful lettuce!  I want to eat it because we grew it ourselves. I am not saying that to my mom though."- Ashley Fish, first grader.

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Summer Garden Volunteers

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).

This summer's theme is WATER,WATER,WATER! Our irrigation system is being redesigned and we will have to rely on watering cans, soaker hoses and sprinklers this summer!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944aba723a46-summer 

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Calendar

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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C, Booth Center - Room D - Training Room
IHR
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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C
IHR
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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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BUILDING HOURS


Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal
Latchkey

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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