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What's Happening @ East? 10-1-20

October 1, 2020

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian:

Thanks to the East PTC, our blacktop now has a new United States map and new hopscotch paths for students to use for learning and fun! Take a look and thank you to the team of PTC painters (with the help of some terrific Eagle Scouts) who spent their weekend working on this terrific project!

EI Tools: Charter and Mood Meter

Our classrooms are humming at East and we are excited to share some of the ways that classroom communities are growing. As mentioned at last month’s Open House presentations, Classroom Charters are one of the tools that are used in our emotional intelligence learning to build classroom community. Below is an example of one of our classroom Charters here at East. More to come! 

We also wanted to share resources for families at home to continue to learn more about the Emotional Intelligence tools that are being used in classrooms already. Feel free to incorporate these tools into your home as well. Click below for links to these resources:

Charter Overview for Parents

Mood Meter Overview for Parents

 

Helpful Hints

  • At arrival, please have your child’s mask on prior to pulling up to the entrance platform where cars unload and please ensure that your child is ready to exit the car promptly (backpack close by, etc.). This will allow us to continue the flow of traffic in the morning. 

  • Click HERE for an updated East traffic map, directions for the double-line in the New Circle, and photos of a great way to hang your family name card! We continue to refine our pick up procedures and, with the guidance of the New Canaan Police Department, we have begun a double-line in the New Circle to accommodate the cars that are waiting for pick-up in the afternoon to avoid further traffic onto Silvermine. Please note that all pickups must still enter from the Silvermine Ave. entrance of Little Brook. Thank you for your cooperation, flexibility and patience.

  • If a technology issue arises for your child, please send an email to the district technology support staff using the email address: studenthelpdesk@ncps-k12.org . Classroom teachers are teaching throughout the day and are not able to respond to emails in the moment to troubleshoot technology issues. 

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, October 7, 2020       Early Release (12:05PM)

Friday, October 9, 2020 East School Spirit Day! Wear your East School colors (green and white) or your East Spiritwear! Show how much you love East School!

Thanks again for your partnership and support,

 

Kristine Woleck
East School Principal

Maura Fruin
East School Assistant Principal

Phone | 203-594-4200 • Office Hours | 8:00am - 4:00pm