Monday, March 23, 2015

Upcoming Parent Info Sessions and Community Events

Here are some upcoming Parent Info Sessions or events in our community... you can also find more on the "Community Events" or the "Parent Resources" page.



BASKETBALL CAMPS (going into Grades 4-12)
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Life After 40

Well, the big 4 0 has come and gone.  Just last week I was young and full of zest and now I am feeling a little older and slower. Although, I do believe that I am very fortunate to have turned 40 while working at East Elementary School.  The staff used their creativity to come up with some amazing posters comparing my age to the age of a tree or reminding me that at my age I need to be careful when eating so that I don't choke.  Then Lisa made me an amazing cake and all of the staff gave me some wonderful gifts. The students visited my office and sang me happy birthday and today, I arrived at school to find my office filled with balloons.  What the East staff did for me the past two days made me feel very special and appreciated and I know that they work towards making your children feel the same way every day.  Thanks very much East Elementary Staff, you are the best ever!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BGRSD Google Summit for Students

Four students from East Elementary joined over 100 other students from across the district at BGRSD's Google Summit for Students held on Friday, March 6th. The four students were: Joshua Tavares, Aubrie Campbell, Hunter Crumbaugh and Abigail Clark. Google certified Teachers and Google Apps for Education certified Teachers presented a variety of sessions for the students such as learning how to customize your Chrome browser, using Google Hangouts, Coding, Googliciousness, using tablets, and much more! It was an incredible opportunity to empower students both in their own use of technology and becoming a leader of technological use for learning in their classrooms and school. Thank you so much to the Technology Team at BGRSD for putting this day together, and for the opportunity to participate! Thank you also to Mrs. Kiss for accompanying and organizing this for our students!

Ready for the morning keynote session!

Josh presenting a Gmail extension he uses to the entire group.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Kindergarten Open House

Dear Parents/Guardians of Potential 2015-16 Kindergarten Students,

You are invited to attend a Parent-Kindergarten Open House at East Elementary School on Tuesday, March 17th beginning at 6 PM in the school gym. You will have the opportunity to meet the current Kindergarten Teachers, view a slide show of Kindergarten highlights, and ask any program related questions. This event is intended to provide information to parents and your child is not required to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Murphy
Miss McRae
Miss Smith

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Dear Parents/Guardians,

March is an exciting month for our staff at East Elementary School as this month we embark on our Staff Survivor Games.  I was very excited to join this event for the first time and I was sure that I had developed a winning strategy.  I formed an alliance with Mr. Aasen, made a really neat poster for our team (which was not popular with the other staff because it was so creative), and then I proceeded to brag about our guaranteed victory.  I had a really good feeling about winning first place in this contest, however, on the very fist day both Mr. Aasen and I were eliminated.  I know the other staff members were very happy about this unlikely turn of events, however, I was still able to glean a lesson from this unfortunate turn of events.  I learned that as adults we must demonstrate good sportsmanship and always do unto others as we would have done unto us, just as we would expect from our students.  Oh well, clearly next year I will be guaranteed victory for sure. Have a great spring break and a Happy Easter. 

Mr. Chomlak