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.


Math Pentathlon Tournament

Math Pentathlon

The Kindergarten and 1st grade math pentathlon students competed in the regional tournament on April 22, 2017. They had a fun and challenging morning. Congratulations to Avery Curcuru, Trey Cooper, Gage Decker, Anya Kumar, Marcello Kunath and Mihir Shah for competing in their first tournament and showing great sportsmanship!

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Spanish Class News - 4th Grade

Eastover Fourth Grade Families,

As part of our "Pets" unit in Spanish class, 4th grade students will be making cloth bandannas to donate to the Michigan Humane Society. In order to make this possible, we are requesting donations of a yard of cotton fabric of a pet-friendly design or color. Optimally, we would like to have the fabric by Monday, May 15th. Thank you in advance for your donations!

Señorita Wright and Señora Cavrell
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Summer Dress for School

Dear Families,

Spring/Summer Weather Dress

Parents please partner with us with regard to summer weather dress. Guidelines are listed below:

1. No flip-flops or wedge/high heeled sandals. They are not safe for outside play and because of our schedule, time to change daily is difficult to manage.

2. Shorts/skirts should be an appropriate length. I suggest that the appropriateness be measured by holding fisted hands at your sides. Shorts/skirts should not be shorter than a student's fist.

3. Spaghetti straps are not always appropriate for elementary school students, especially in the upper grades. Straps on shirts should be at least an inch wide.

4. Many students often ask questions about the appropriateness of their dress. Students usually know more than they let us believe. If they have to ask, they should probably make a better wardrobe choice.

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Kindergarten Round Up

Dear Eastover Families,

If you have or know of someone who has an incoming kindergarten student for the 2017/2018 school year, May 4th is the day to visit Eastover. Our kindergarten round up is on Thursday, May 4th at 10 am. The program only lasts 1 hour. Please bring your child/children and meet the teachers and staff.

We are asking everyone to register at Student Services, located at 7273 Wing Lake Rd Bloomfield HIlls, MI 48301, before round up. We get our numbers and figure out our staff based on registered students. If you have already done this step, you are all set.

No need to RSVP, just show up.

Hope to see all our new students on May 4th at 10 am.

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Roller Blade Unit in PE Class

Rollerblading Unit Coming Soon for 3rd and 4th Graders!

During the weeks of May 8th-26th, the 3rd and 4th graders will be participating in our rollerblading unit in physical education class. The kids have all been looking forward to this unit since the beginning of the school year. I ask that each student please bring their own helmet with their name on it. I do have about five helmets available to borrow-- but please do not rely on this as sometimes that can be unsanitary. They can not rollerblade if they don't have a helmet on. They may bring their own rollerblades, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards if they would like but they do not have to. Again, please make sure his or her name is on the items.

If you would like to come in and volunteer to help put on equipment for students, please email me and we can set up a time!

Please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Tollafield

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Instruments for Current 4th Grade Students

All Current 4th Grade Families,

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming instrument selection process for our current 4th grade students. Thus far in the process, students have had the opportunity to hear all our band and orchestra instruments demonstrated, and on May 5th, they will have the chance to actually tryout a variety of instruments with professionals assisting them. The final selection process will occur the evening of May 9, 2017 at Bloomfield Hills High School. Please click on the following link, instrument selection, for all the details.

Thank you,

Mrs. Crocker

Principal at Eastover

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PTO Parents Night Out

Dear Eastover Families & Staff:

A question came up about "Derby hats and attire" for the PNO . . . Derby hats and attire are OPTIONAL. Please join us however you are (appropriately) comfortable.

The Eastover PTO-PNO committee will be collecting Silent Auction donations for the Kentucky Derby Party through the end of the week. If you'd like to donate a product, service or private party* to the auction, please contact Rachel Antone at (or anyone on the committee: Joann Brnjac Socha, Erin Watson, Erin Tarnowski Hunt, Corie Conroy or Nickole Kuzdak Black). Many thanks to those who have already contributed to the auction!

* Private parties: Host a Euchre party or game night at your home, or another location - consider hosting with another friend/couple. Are you a great cook or know someone who is? Host a dinner party in your home. Do you run a home-based business? Throw a party-for-a-cause and donate a portion of your proceeds back to Eastover (or East Hills). If you're interested in hosting a Silent Auction Party and/or have questions, contact Rachel Antone or anyone from the PNO committee.

RSVP's will also be accepted through the end of the week. Reserve your spot today on the PTO website E-STORE: , or by check payable to Bloomfield Hills Schools (please put: EASTOVER PNO TICKET(S) in the memo).

Dinner will be served so come hungry! (Also note, all beverages are complimentary.) It's going to be a great night for a great cause: our kids!

Can't attend? Consider making a donation to the Eastover PTO-PNO. You can do so on the PTO website E-STORE or by check, again, payable to Bloomfield Hills Schools with EASTOVER PNO DONATION in the memo.

With great thanks,

--The 2017 PNO Planning Committee

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East Hills Ice Cream Social


Dear 3rd and 4th grade families,

East Hills PTO would like to cordially invite you to our annual Ice Cream Social on Friday May 19th from 6-9pm. This is a family event with lots of great activities for the kids. Please save the date to join us for this fun event! More details to come soon.

Hope to see everyone there! :)

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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

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.
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