Book Fair is coming!
Book Fair is coming on March 13th! You can visit Eastside to purchase books with your kiddo, send cash, or put money in an e-wallet! Scan the QR code to learn more!
Dr. Seuss Guest Readers
Eastside celebrated Dr. Seuss's Read Across America by inviting several of our community members, businesses, and district staff to read to our classrooms! Students were able to make a reading connection to future careers!
Continuing Education Partners
Dr. Treadway from Arkansas Tech and Ms. Hardnett from Arkansas Department of Education OERZ came to observe a guiding coalition meeting and ask questions about how our district supports novice teachers! We love to help our partners in continuing education prepare future teacher leaders!
All students at Eastside have data binders! Throughout the year, they conference with their teacher, graph their growth, and celebrate. These kindergarten kids from Mrs. Berry’s class can’t wait to share their growth with their families at conferences on Thursday. We hope to see everyone there!
Roots and their meaning
Did you know math teachers even teach reading? Mrs. Parker, 5th-grade math teacher, was working with her group of word study students on a new word part! Today they were learning about the word part dem. After brainstorming words with that part, they had to decide if it meant “people”.
K-5 Music Classes this week have been learning about the Lunar New Year. They have learned about traditions around the New Year, instruments specific to Asian countries, and have learned how to sing and dance to several Lunar New Year songs. Here you can see them performing a traditional Lunar New Year fan dance with fans they made themselves. The video shows them playing a traditional Japanese game called "Se, Se,Se." Can you guess what the game would be in English?
C and K rules!
Kindergarten was learning about the letter k and the phoneme /k/! They have already learned that the letter c can also make the /k/ sound. The teachers were introducing that letters a, o, and u often come before c with the cat graphic and letters e and i often come before k with the kite graphic! The c and k rule is important when spelling words that begin with the /k/ sound!
4th grade energy!
4th grade scientists tested out what they’ve been learning in class - How does the speed of an object affect how far it travels? Using a race car and ramp, students released the car from different heights and measured the distance they traveled. They identified patterns and made a conclusion. What they learned in class about potential and kinetic energy was proven!
Sign of the Beaver
3rd grade readers in Mrs. Salazar's class tried their hand at bartering goods to survive in the wilderness! Each team had to strategize together and discuss with other teams to make wise trading choices on their quest to secure food, clothing, and shelter. This hands-on experience built background knowledge to prepare them for our new extended text, "The Sign of the Beaver."
Noah won Bonnie Plant’s 3rd Grade Cabbage contest for the state of Arkansas this past year! Check out her cabbage! Her teacher, Mrs. Salazar led this project, and Noah was selected as the winner and received a $1,000 scholarship!
Read Aloud with Mrs. Lane
Read Aloud is one very important part of our literacy block each day! This is a time used for leaning new vocabulary and background knowledge! Mrs. Lane’s class is reading, What Would You Do With Animal Teeth? They will use their new new knowledge of animal teeth to create an animal power suit! #eeslegends #GreenbrierProud
Highly Effective Schools Accreditation
Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School announced today that it has earned Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School’s commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality. Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework. PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC at Work process call upon educators to: (1) focus on learning, (2) build a collaborative culture, and (3) create a results orientation. The complementary HRS framework serves as a long-term strategic planning tool that guides school improvement in five key areas: 1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture 2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom 3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum 4. Standards-Referenced Reporting 5. Competency-Based Education Cameron L. Rains, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Solution Tree and co-author of Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability SchoolsTM: Cultures of Continuous Learning, explained, “In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for students. We commend Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School for achieving this designation and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve.”
- 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.
- When is the school day?