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What's Happening @ East? September 17, 2021



Kristine Woleck


Maura Fruin

Assistant Principal

September 17, 2021

Dear Families,

It’s been a busy month! We enjoyed sharing with K-2 families at our Open House this past week and look forward to Tuesday’s virtual Open House (September 21st)  for grades 3-4. In the meantime, here are a few updates and gentle reminders from East.

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, September 21st - Photo Day (smile!)
  • Tuesday, September 21st - Open House, Grades 3-4, 7PM (virtual)
  • October 4th-8th, Scholastic Book Fair - Details coming soon!

***Dismissal Reminders***

Thank you for keeping in mind the following procedures and policies to help our afternoon dismissal run smoothly:

  • All pickups must be entered in School Dismissal Manager by the parent or guardian no later than 1:45PM. Students who are not indicated as a pick up in School Dismissal Manager will be sent home on the bus. 
  • At this time, playdates from school (pick up and bus playdates) are not permitted as we continue to build our routines. We anticipate that bus playdates will begin on October 1st. Students may not take a different bus before October 1st for a playdate and they must get off at their home stop on their bus.
  • An adult (21 years or older) must be present at the bus stop for kindergarten students to be dropped off. Our bus drivers are not permitted to release a kindergartener to an older sibling under the age of 21 years at the bus stop. 

Recess Equipment Returns to East! 

Mrs. Fruin, East Assistant Principal, has been working with our teaching assistants to organize and coordinate new recess equipment (thanks to our East PTC). We look forward to “rolling” out that equipment in the week ahead with grade levels. This includes basketballs, kickballs, outdoor building blocks, stacking cups, and more. This equipment provides our students with an opportunity to build skills in the area of responsibility, sharing, and cooperation. We ask that students keep their own balls and sports equipment at home to avoid hurt feelings and lost items and to also allow us to build cooperative skills with our equipment here. 

What’s Happening @ East?

Keep up to date on the wonderful learning and terrific work happening here at East … follow eastschool_nc on Instagram for photos!

NCPS Charting Our Course: Continuity of Services Plan

If you have questions regarding our procedures and protocols this year (mitigation strategies, travel quarantines, etc.), please see the NCPS Charting Our Course webpage and scroll down to the 2021-22 Continuity of Service Plan.


Kristine Woleck
East School Principal

Maura Fruin
East School Assistant Principal

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