SAVE THE DATES at EASTGATE

Please mark your calendar with these important dates for 2017-2018!

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Class Placement Notifications will be sent via Email on the evening of Monday, August 28th. You can also receive class placement information at the Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 29th.

Please do not contact the main office prior to the Meet and Greet with questions about class placement.

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

3:00-4:00pm — Back to School “Meet & Greet Your Teacher” Event

This will serve as an opportunity for children to feel more confident about transitioning into the new school year!  Students will have a chance to find their classroom, drop off their supplies, and say hello to their new teacher. Classroom supply lists are available on the Eastgate website.   Following your classroom visit, please feel free to join us on the 2nd-5th Grade Playground for a special Popsicle treat provided by our wonderful PTA.

New Kindergarten students will also have the opportunity to take a ride on a school bus at 3:45.

*Please note that because this event is taking place before the first day of school, teachers will still be in the process of adding the final touches to their classrooms.  

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017 

First Day of School for 1st-5th Grade

PTA Back to School Coffee for Grades 1-5 Parents at 9:05am

Kindergarten Family Connections Meetings

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kindergarten Family Connections Meetings

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First Day of School for Kindergarten

PTA Back to School Coffee for Kindergarten Parents at 9:05am

 

 

Curriculum Nights

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:15-7:30pm — 3rd-5th Grade General Education Curriculum Night

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:15-7:30pm — K-2nd Grade General Education Curriculum Night

 

These curriculum nights offer an opportunity for teachers to review the curriculum and classroom expectations. The night is intended for parents and guardians only and we strongly encourage you to attend. Families of Olympic students will have the opportunity to hear a classroom presentation in their child’s Olympic classroom from 5:30-6:15.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

EXTENSION OF THE SCHOOL DAY

During the 2017-18 school year, Eastgate’s student day will be 9:05 until 3:35.

 

The elementary school day will be increased by 5 minutes to create 25-minute lunch schedules.

 

  • Visit the District website to see additional details on the two-pronged lunch study process this year. One includes a small group of stakeholders representing parents and district staff, the other is our MOU based Elementary Study Team, where there is a sub-committee working on drafting a proposal for Meet and Confer to consider. Current findings indicate that having a minimum of a 25-minute lunch period with up to 10 minutes of transition time for students will assist our students in having sufficient time to eat their lunches. The goal is 20 minutes of seat time for all students.

 

 

 

KINDERGARTEN FAMILY CONNECTIONS MEETINGS

The Kindergarten Teachers will host family connections meetings with new Kindergarten families on Thursday, August 31st and Friday, September 1st. Kindergarten families will receive information shortly after class placement notifications that allows them to electronically schedule their Family Connection Meeting with their child’s assigned Kindergarten teacher.

 

 

SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

Through a collaborative partnership with the PTA, changes were made to the suggested class supply lists. The changes will continue to provide the students and classrooms with the necessary materials while recognizing the need to be more cost sensitive. Notification letters and the supply lists were sent home on June 8th. Please visit the Eastgate website (http://www.bsd405.org/eastgate/) or PTA website (http://www.eastgatepta.org/) to find additional information, to donate to the PTA supply fund, and to retrieve the supply lists for the 2017-18 school year.