Greenbrier Eastside Elementary

Whatever It Takes!


  • 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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  • A Boy Called Bat

    Many of our students in 2nd-5th grades are in a building-wide book study during PROWL and they are loving it! Sometimes students read independently, out loud to the whole group, or with a reading partner. Lately, they just like to read ahead!😅 Our book is called A Boy Called Bat, which is a story about a third-grader who becomes fascinated with an orphaned skunk and wages a campaign to convince his veterinarian mom that their family should care for the animal until it can be released to the wild. Bixby Alexander Tam, also known as “Bat”, is on the autism spectrum and while he is extraordinary, his experiences and emotions are quite ordinary and relatable. If your 2nd-5th grader is in the PROWL group in the inside recess building, be sure to ask them about their book study! 📖

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  • Math Chat

    Mrs. Farris’ third-graders used a strategy called Math Chat to solve an application problem today, followed by some carpet time where students explained and compared their solutions.

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  • Internet Safety Night

     Please make plans to join us for this very important educational night!

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  • 5th grade Mathlympics

    Mrs. Parker and her 5th-grade mathematicians had opening ceremonies for the annual EES Mathlympics! Students will begin competing in events to test their math knowledge! Make sure your 5th grader comes to school because they won’t want to miss it!

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  • Attention Getting Narratives

    We’re HOOKING readers in our narratives! Fourth-grade literacy is learning the magic behind grabbing a reader's attention by picking a strong hook that gets the reader to want to read what we have to say! Students researched various topics and had to analyze and decide which hook was the strongest and most attention-getting. Then we had a rich discussion on why we choose certain hooks over others!

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  • Porridge Tasting

    Mrs. Graham’s class tasted porridge and used the experience in their writing! The only background knowledge of porridge they had was from Goldilocks so this experience really unlocked their 5 senses!

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  • PROWL howl!

    Did you know PROWL is one of THE MOST important times of the day for our students? Pictured are kindergarteners learning to blend sounds into whole words, second graders practicing different short vowel sounds and blends (when two graphemes together blend into a different sound), and fourth graders syllabicating multi syllable words. These literacy interventions build students into stronger readers in a small group environment with immediate feedback. PROWL starts at 7:45 each morning, so get your kiddos here on time so we can GROW! #EESlegacy #GreenbrierProud

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  • Sarah, Plain and Tall

    Mrs. McWilliams and Mrs. Revels hooked their 3rd-grade learners into their new read-aloud, Sarah, Plain and Tall by dressing in accordance with the era! Students also got to experience making butter the old-fashioned way, by shaking heavy cream in a jar! #EESlegacy #GreenbrierProud

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  • Stay Tuned!

    Thank you to First Security Bank for their generous donation and reinvestment in our community! Stay tuned for BIG NEWS about an upcoming student wellness program coming to Eastside!🤩 #EESlegacy #GreenbrierProud

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  • Unplugged Take 2!

    Guess what’s BACK! Eastside Unplugged round 2️⃣ is coming at you on Monday!🤩 You do NOT want your child to miss this. This time is even better because we want to challenge YOU to join us by staying unplugged AFTER school. Please share photos with us of your family enjoying some quality time together on Monday and use our hashtag in your post #EESlegacy for a chance to win ❗️2 TICKETS TO URBAN AIR❗️next week. Your child must be present on Monday for Unplugged Day and Tuesday for the drawing to win. Let’s do this!😁 #GreenbrierProud

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Eastside Staff

Lunch Times

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.