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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, 
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) 

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3rd Grade Move Up Day

Dear Third-Grade Families,

As part of the transition to fourth grade, third-grade students will visit East Hills
on Friday, May 25. Students should report directly to Eastover in the morning.
Shortly after 9:00 a.m. the students will be transported by bus to East Hills.
May 25 is a half-day for all district students.
Our transition program will end at 11:00 a.m. Students will not return to their
elementary schools and families will need to arrange rides home directly from
East Hills.
In order to lessen traffic congestion, carpooling is encouraged.
Prompt student pick-up at 11:00 a.m. is also appreciated. Students will not be
permitted to walk home after the program. If you plan to park your car and
come inside the building to pick up your child, there is no parking in the traffic
loops, they are for pick up only. We will be using the front loop (not the steps
entrance) as our pick up point for all third-grade students participating in the
The entire East Hills staff is looking forward to this event for our new students.
We have an informative morning planned for your children and we know they
will enjoy their “first day” at East Hills.
Jason Rubel

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Kids Cuisine Cooking Club

"The best thing about the cooking club is eating a meal with my friends!" shares John Cobb, a 5th grader at EHMS. Kids Cuisine is now offered to 4th and 5th graders at at EHMS.  Alongside kitchen skills, the children learn about good nutrition, fun facts about fruits and vegetables, how to read ingredient lists on packaged food, table manners, and much more.  

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2018 Extravaganza

2018 Extravaganza!

Our 2018 Extravaganza will be Friday, June 8 from 5:30-8:00pm. We have a back up rain location at East Hills. If the location is changed, you will be notified. This is a fun event with bounce houses, glitter tattoos, craft, dj, photo booth and ice cream! It is not a fundraiser event for PTO. We are asking for a $5 donation per person to cover the cost.  
Pizza will be sold for $1 slice or bring a family picnic. Flyers will be coming home today or tomorrow. Money/check and total amount of people slip is due by June 1st.  Parent supervision is required! Please do not arrive before 5:30. Last year, people were lined up at 5:00 and vendors had a hard time getting in and out and became a safety issue with adults and children standing in the way of the gates.
This event only runs successfully with volunteers! Please consider a 1/2 hour time slot (or more) by signing up below.


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Fun at Book Fairs!

"The Book Fair looked so cool in the Media Center!" Noah Sheridan, a Lone Pine 2nd grader, shares.  "I visited with my sister, brother, mom and dad for Family Night. I bought She Persisted Around The World for Mrs. Lockledge's classroom, and bought some books for myself too."  Teachers make wish lists for their classroom libraries, and students can purchase books for themselves and their classes at the fair.  Thanks to all the volunteers who help make our Book Fairs successful!

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Final Box Tops Collection

A message from the Box Top coordinator:

Way to go Eastover!  You did a great job collecting for this first count of Box Tops back in November.  Let’s see how much you can collect with the FINAL collection for this school year.  The next collection will be in May 24th.  Remember the class that collects the most Box Tops for the school year wins a class party at Pump It Up!

AND … if any parents would like to help out I’m looking for a co-coordinator since this will be my last year as an Eastover mom.  I’d love to have someone join me for the last count so I can prepare the future coordinator role.  It’s a great way to help out the school; and you can do it all from the comfort of home!  Email me, Laura Hutchison, if you are interested,

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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 by asking the recreation team. Please bring $1 for a pizza dinner. Space is limited. Register at or call 248.433.0885.

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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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