Greenbrier Eastside Elementary

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  • MC Grammar

    MC Grammar showed up today for 3rd-grade literacy! Who wouldn’t be excited to learn some grammar with a teacher dressed like this! Mrs. McWilliams's class is sharpening their grammar skills in writing and speaking! #EESlegacy #GreenbrierProud

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  • Court is in Session!

    👩🏼‍⚖️Judge Jutze held court today! Her class read short articles about Valentine's Day to determine if it is a scam holiday this week. Then they had to write a 5 paragraph opinion piece about if they thought Valentine's Day was or was not a scam holiday. Today they had a mock trial with each side stating their opinion and backing that opinion up with supporting details. Super cute way to get kids engaged in opinion writing and fostering some deeper thinking. The students LOVED it.

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  • February Unplugged!

    🔌For Unplugged Day🔌, first grade hitched up their covered wagons and travelled through time to the 1800s to experience life like Laura Ingalls Wilder. We made our own butter, yarn dolls, practiced handwriting (and even had to make our own lines like in the olden days because lined paper was too expensive), turned off the lights and used the sun from the window as our light, and also had a little Groundhog Day fun with predictions. Little Eastside in the Big Woods was a success!

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  • The History of Chewing Gum

    4th grade put our main idea and supporting details skills to the test this week while learning all about the history of gum. Students got to choose a flavor of gum to chew during the lesson. Most of them were extremely amazed to learn that the gum they love to chew today have actually been around for many years and even used to cost 0.05 cents at one point in time. Students were asked questions over main ideas of different paragraphs and key details and then had to find evidence that proved their answer in various colors!! 💜💙💚💛🧡❤️✨🫧

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  • 1st Grade Phonics

    Ms. Hamaker hooked her students into learning today with a treasure box! Students were so curious to find out what was inside during phonics time. When they finally opened it, they had to figure out what they all had in common. It was that they all have al as /o/ (short o sound) like in “salt!” Students also played a vowel sound game tossing playdoh in the air based on the words they heard from their teacher. Last, they had to make a word that has al in it using playdoh. Some made ball, chalk, talk, and even walrus! #EESlegacy #GreenbrierProud

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  • Eastside Peddlers!

    📣 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 📣 For the past few months we have been keeping a secret 🤫and today we got to let the cat out of the bag! Coach Wilcox has been passionate about finding a way to teach ALL kindergarten and first grade students how to ride a bike! With her hard work and leadership she found a way! Thank you to First Security for their monetary donation, All Kids Bike for matching the donation, and Greenbrier School District for using local district funds to purchase a class set of balance bikes to teach all K-1 students how to ride a bike in PE! Matt Wilcox with First Security Bank, Mayor Hartwick, and Dr. Martin came over today to help us with the reveal! Our favorite picture of the day was the little surprised and excited faces when we told them!❤️Keep an eye out for more from your Eastside Peddlers! 🚲

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  • Come be a Panther!!

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  • Eastside Entertainers

    Eastside Entertainers had a big day singing at the Arkansas Capitol for Sounds of the Season! They were greeted by Representative Stephen Meeks and did such a wonderful job! They then got to continue spreading their holiday cheer to several senior facilities in the Conway area. They represented Eastside so well and we are so proud of them! #EESlegacy #GreenbrierProud

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  • 2024 AAESP Assistant Principal of the Year: Kristen Barnett

    Kristen Barnett, Assistant Principal at Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School in the Greenbrier School District, was recently named the 2024 Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals (AAESP) Assistant Principal of the Year. Mike Mertens, AAEA Assistant Executive Director, Lenett Thrasher, AAEA Director of Learning Services and Operations, Scott Spainhour, Superintendent of Greenbrier Public Schools, and Dr. Kelli Martin, Deputy Superintendent of Greenbrier Public Schools, presented Mrs. Barnett with the award during Greenbrier Literacy Night on December 7.

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  • Christmas Parade Victory!

    After much, agonizing deliberation we are excited to announce our 2023 Greenbrier Christmas Parade Winners! Whew! This was tough. 2023 OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION: Eastside Elementary (Winning $300) School Division: 1st Runner Up: Westside Elementary ($200) 2nd Runner Up: Greenbrier Middle School ($150) 3rd Runner Up: Greenbrier High School Public Division: 1st Runner Up: Cindy Lou Whos in Crushville ($200) 2nd Runner Up: Greenbrier Area Arts Council ($150) 3rd Runner Up: McGintytown Bible Church (by the way they celebrate 100 years in the community!) People’s Choice: Springhill Elementary ($100) Entries were judged on execution, creativity, clarity, craftsmanship, and most of all the celebration of our theme; “Christmas Through the Decades!” EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT went above and beyond and we are truly appreciative of your support and excitement surrounding our parade! The magic of Christmas was in the air, indeed!

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  • Whatever It Takes Award

    Our November Whatever it Takes recipient has served the Greenbrier School District and Eastside Elementary as a speech language pathologist for over 27 years. She holds students to high expectations and supports them both in the therapeutic setting, as well as the classroom setting. Her plethora of knowledge on language and articulation is particularly crucial for our youngest learners in ensuring they have the foundational skills necessary for reading and writing. One of the many reasons Ms. Elisha Strick is deserving of our recognition is because she advocates for her students and their growth every day. Recently, she dressed up as a pirate for a few weeks in honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” and students practiced many of their speech and language skills wearing eye patches and giving their best pirate impression. Students all over the building wanted to go to speech so they could participate in the fun! She even read to kindergarten classes in full pirate attire! In addition to her services to students, Ms. Strick serves the staff at Eastside Elementary in a number of ways. She is a leader in the Special Services department, helping support newer special education teachers with paperwork and timelines. She also assists on the Sunshine Committee and with staff celebrations. Ms. Strick is a key member of the Eastside crew and certainly helps us build a legacy with our students! We are proud to present her with our November Whatever It Takes award.

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  • Coteaching Model

    Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Aitchison were trying out a coteaching strategy called parallel teaching! This is where the class is split into two parts and each teacher teaches one-half!  With this strategy, teachers can work with a smaller number of students, clarify misconceptions, and extend student's thinking based on individual needs.  

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Parent FAQs

    • When is the school day?
      • School day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. Car riders should not arrive before 7:25 a.m. Students arriving after 7:50 a.m. and before 8:30 a.m. or leaving between 2:40 to 3:20 p.m. will be considered tardy and must be signed in/out through the office by a parent/guardian. Students arriving after 8:30 a.m. or leaving before 2:40 p.m. will receive a 1⁄2 day absence.
    • When does my child have to be picked up?
      • Car riders must be picked up by 3:40 p.m. Parents/guardians should remain in their cars when picking up their children in the afternoon so that students may be more closely monitored unless a parent needs to speak to school staff. No one will be allowed to wait inside the building.
    • How many days of school can my child miss?
      • Students shall not be absent, as defined in this policy more than 8 days in grades K-5 in a semester. When a student has 4 days in grades K-5 absences, his/her parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall be notified that the student has missed half the allowable days for the semester. Notification may be by telephone.
      • Whenever a K-5 student exceeds 8 unexcused days in a semester, the District shall notify the prosecuting authority and the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall be subject to a civil penalty as prescribed by law. A K-5 student with 8 unexcused days in a course in a semester shall not receive credit for that semester. If the student fails to receive credit for a sufficient number of courses and at the discretion of the principal after consultation with persons having knowledge of the circumstances of the absences, the student may be denied promotion. Excessive absences, however, shall not be a reason for expulsion or dismissal of a student.
    • Can I come eat lunch with my child?
      • Yes, we have an outside lunch area set up for parents to eat with students. You must sign in at the office with Ms. Whitney and she will call for your student. 
    • Can I bring cupcakes for my child’s birthday?
      • Unfortunately, you cannot bring cupcakes for your child’s birthday. If you would like to send a special snack, you are welcome to bring something from the approved snack list.
    • What should I do if I have a concern about my child?
      • We ask that you contact your child’s teacher first with any issues. If your child’s teacher is unable to resolve the issue they will direct you to the administrator.
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