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Eastvalley Elementary School

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deste jornal

December 2008

every child. one voice.®

a publication of your PTA Marlene Kassens, Co-President

770-579-5576 co-president1@eastvalleypta.org Tammy Feilmeier, Co-President

770-973-3923 co-president2@eastvalleypta.org

Eastvalley had another great year for the National Reflections Contest. We had 177 entries, which produced 64 winners. First and Second place winners continued to the county level. County-level submissions are in the process of being evaluated. We will let you know if Eastvalley has any winners at that level, in the next newsletter. Thank you, parents, for supporting your children in the arts! CONGRATULATIONS to Eastvalley’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners! Please see pages 4-5 for the list of winners, and some photos from the Reflections Reception.

The Eastvalley Pledge On our wings, We pledge to do our best, In our country and in our school. We fly beyond the common, Being respectful to all people, In all we do at Eastvalley.

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PTA MEMBERSHIPS OF 100%..... CONGRATULATIONS to the following teachers, whose classes reached 100% PTA Memberships: Mrs. Walcott, Mrs. Moot, Mrs. Osburn, Mrs. Greenfield, Mrs. Henderson, and Mrs. Swafford.

GOING GREEN..... We have already recycled 2100 juice pouches! Go Green Eastvalley!

Character Kids Hearing and Vision United Way

Eastvalley Elementary School 2570 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30067 770-578-7214

This Eagle Eyes Newsletter is now posted on the Eastvalley Website. Want to help Eastvalley save paper, and eliminate your hard copy? Contact Sue Larsen at susanandcarl@comcast.net to let her know.

Happy Holidays!!

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From the Principal

December 2008

Dear Eastvalley Families, As we approach the busy holiday season, I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you for a wonderful first half of our school year. Your students are working hard every day to learn and the teachers are working to ensure that they are going to meet (hopefully exceed!) standards for their grade level! Your support for the teachers/staff and for me personally has made this year so rewarding for all of us. Have a wonderful holiday season with your family whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Los Posada, another holiday or any combination of the holidays! Be safe and we’ll see you back on Tuesday, January 6th! Here are a few tips for reducing holiday stress…I’m sure we can all use these! Children's Hospital Boston psychiatrist Stuart Goldman, MD, offers the following tips and advice to help children and parents enjoy healthy, happy holidays: SHOPPING Set realistic expectations for holiday shopping and do so well in advance of the day presents will be opened. Parents and children often mistake the best holidays with those in which they give or receive the most presents. Addressing this early helps take the pressure off everyone. SCHOOL VACATION Add a little structure to your child's school vacation. Plan activities, such as playing board games, going to the movies or sledding outside. Consider scheduling activities the whole family can participate in together. GET OUTDOORS Keep children active. The winter brings less daylight, which can lead to more inside time and less physical activity. Try to get outdoors, even if only for a little while. BEDTIME Make sure children get plenty of sleep. Holiday time often begets later bedtimes. Make sure you get your child gets back on his regular sleep schedule before going back to school. HEALTHY EATING Give children sugary treats in moderation. Excessive sugar is believed by some to cause hyperactivity, irritability and sleeplessness, and it certainly does little good. TRADITIONS Consider establishing special holiday traditions that children can look forward to year after year. This gives them something to focus on other than presents TALK Be mindful of past events, like the death of a loved one or a divorce in the family that may resurface around the holidays. Address these changes in advance, explaining that the holidays will be different and that it's okay to express feelings about it.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!!!! Karen Wacker, Principal

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December 2008 Prezadas Famílias de Eastvalley, Com a chegada da estação de festas, quero agradecer a cada um de vocês pelo meio do ano escolar maravilhoso. Os estudantes tem trabalhado muito para aprender e os professores tem se esforçado para ssegurar que eles alcancem ( ou superem!) o nível de suas series! Sua ajuda para com os professores, funcionários e para mim tem feito com que este ano tenha sido muito gratificante. Desejo uma estação de festas muito feliz com suas famílias desde que se você celebra Natal, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Los Posada, ou outro tipo de feriado! Divirta-se, seja cauteloso e estaremos de volta na Terça-feira dia 6 de Janeiro! Estes são algumas dicas para reduzir o stress dos feriados…acredito que podemos ultilizar isto! Dr. Stuart Godman do hospital psiquiátrico de crianças de Boston, oferece os seguintes conselhos para ajudar aos pais e crianças à terem um feriado feliz e saudável: Compras Seja realista nas compras do fim de ano. Um erro muito grande é pensar que a melhor celebração do fim de ano é dar ou receber muitos presentes. Converse com sua criança desde cedo sobre isto, pois elimina pressão. Férias Escolar Adcione um pouco de estrutura nas férias. Planeje atividades, tais como,jogos de cartas, ir ao cinema ou brincar no quintal. Pense em criar atividades em que toda família possa participar. Passeios ao ar Livre Mantenha as crianças ativas. O inverno nomalmente tem menos horas de claridade o que lida mais horas dentro de casa e menas atividades. Tente passear a oar livre mesmo que seja por um pouco tempo. Hora de Dormir Certifique-se que sua criança durma bastante. As férias normalmente fazem com que as crainças queram dormir mais tarde. Ajude sua criança manter um horário adequado de dormir. Alimentação Sadía Ofereça alimentos que contém açucar em moderação. Acredita-se que o açucar em excesso provoca imperatividade, irritamento,e insônia. Tradições Considere estabelecer uma tradição especial para que as crainças tenham uma expectativa cada ano. Isto ajuda a desviar o pensamento dos presentes. Fale com sua Criança Leve m consideração eventos do passado tais como, morte na família, ou divórcio. Estes acontecimentos as vezes voltam em pensamento na época dos feriados. Fale com sua criança, explique que neste feriado vai ser diferente, e que é normal expressar seus sentimentos.

FELIZ FESTAS PARA VOCÉ E TODA SUA FAMÍLIA! Karen Wacker, Diretora

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REFLECTIONS WINNERS . . .

December 2008

CONGRATULATIONS to Eastvalley’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners! Grade K

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2

Last Name Aluisy

Natalie

Entry

Award

Visual Arts

Second

Photography

Third

Bhat

Sanjana

Visual Arts

Third

Coles

Jonathan

Visual Arts

Third

Rhyne

Grace

Photography

FIRST

Slade

Westby

Photography

Second

Waugaman

Charlie

Visual Arts

third

Zenyuh

Cody

Visual Arts

FIRST

Brown

Cambria

Film

FIRST

Changela

Om

Visual Arts

FIRST

Conway

Mary

Visual Arts

Third

Favro

Maggie

Literature

FIRST

Jokay

Lily

Visual Arts

Second

Boyd

Maxwell

Visual Arts

Second

Bunch

Megan

Literature

Third

Conway

Xavier

Visual Arts

Third

Feilmeier

Thomas "Blake"

Visual Arts

FIRST

Photography

FIRST

Visual Arts

Third

Literature

Third

Gabriel

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First Name

Derek

Jorgensen

Margaret

Photography

Third

McKiethen

Alexandra (Alex)

Visual Arts

Third

Photography

Third

Miner

Grace

Literature

Third

Slade

Katie-Rose

Literature

Second

Photography

Second

Literature

FIRST

Photography

Third

Su

Julia

White

Adelaide

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December 2008 Grade 3

Last Name

5

Entry

Award

Adeoye

Demilade

Literature

Third

Agans

Sydney

Literature

Third

Aluisy

Nicholas

Photography

Second

Dominic

Literature

Second

Music

FIRST

Music

Second

Bernard

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First Name

Block

Christopher

Changela

Radha

Visual Arts

Third

Coles

Joseph

Literature

Third

Hanson

Aidan

Visual Arts

FIRST

Literature

FIRST

Hestad

Mary Alex

Photography

FIRST

Larsen

Erik

Photography

Third

Libby

Frances

Visual Arts

Third

Murray

Shannon

Visual Arts

Second

Paolucci

Seth

Visual Arts

Third

Zimmerman

Charlie

Photography

Third

Barnhill

Bryce

Photography

FIRST

Berman

Luke

Photography

Third

Bernard

Anthony

Music

Second

Blackett

Jason

Literature

Second

Bryd

Jamie

Literature

Third

Deshotels

Houston

Photography

Second

Dildar

Ada

Photography

Third

Freeman

Bob

Visual Arts

Third

Greenbaum

Evan

Literature

FIRST

Hawkins

Trevor

Literature

Third

Kmetz

Matt

Visual Arts

Second

Thomas

Visual Arts

FIRST

Levin

Alexandra

Visual Arts

Third

Mamoon

Mason

Visual Arts

Third

Orjoux

Samuel

Literature

Third

Staley

Madison

Music

FIRST

Adams

Jason

Music

FIRST

Buchanan

Joshua

Visual Arts

FIRST

Krebsbach

Megan

Visual Arts

Second

Moran

Henry "Hank"

Photography

First

White

William

Photography

Second

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December 2008

Grade PreK K K K K

Katie Miesch Alexis Ramirez Raya Offentier Madisyn Goldstein Cierrah Walker

K K 1 1 1

Walcott Whitaker Hathcoat McClellan O’Meara-Pitoniak

Sean Ross Ethan Dugan Katie Martin Vitoria Ribeiro Haden Wise

1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5

Shapiro Winslett Greenfield Henderson Klueter Moot Osburn Sloan Amon Baker Barrett Branham Hoffmeister Klemm-Liddicoet Hastedt Kraeger Swafford Volk CoMo Davis Grierson

Andrew Polakowski Om Changela Nolan Ersoy Elisa Schirmer Isabelle Chalker Anna Warwick Brian Yapkowitz Jay Patel Meghan Riley Mariana Ovalle Rada Changela Caroline Singer Carol Sousa Kaya Wertz Ethan Miner Marcos Guimaraes Houston Deshotels Jeremy Smith Katherine Kassens Jason Adams Kyler Rawles

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Smith

Lena Yoonis

“I am kind to everyone” Kindness Kind, Friendly Kind, Hard Worker Responsibility Kindness Excellent Leader and Listener Hardworking; Pro-Student Service To Others Kindness Courteous, Helpful, Respectful Kindness Respectful, Cooperative Cooperation Responsibility Accountability Respect Respect Responsibility Respectful Kindness, Patience, Flexibility, Integrity & Perseverance Tolerance, Effort, Perseverance, Caring

Orr Friedman

Katie Norris Kevin

Hard Worker Cooperatiave

Multi-age Multi-age

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Teacher Bays Fortune Hestad Savage Stilwell

Friendly Determination to do well Respectful Co-operation Always raises her hand quietly when she has something to say! Helpful; Good Friend Kindess Follows Directions, Very Respectful Helpful, Friendly Self Control

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December 2008

Grade PreK K K K K K K 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3

Teacher Bays Fortune Hestad Savage Stilwell Walcott Whitaker Hathcoat McClellan O’Meara-Pitoniak Shapiro Winslett Greenfield Henderson Klueter Moot Osburn Sloan Amon Baker Barrett Branham Hoffmeister Klemm-Liddicoet

Francesca Guariglia Lucia Cortes Westby Slade Ben Baker MJ Rios Grace Meacham Travis Jeffery Hallie Mullen Alexandra Broyles Josie Bertrand Alex Said Katie Sprigle Kyle Dugan Isaac Terry Kate Chavez Noah Welkis Grace Miner Amanda Assuncao Jordan Barton Maggie Fleming Alicia Meacham Justice Mace Natalie Rocha Isaiah Mora

Kind and Sweet Determination Kindness Cooperation Helpful friend, very polite and uses his manners Cooperation Respect Following Directions Hard Worker; Perseverance Self Control Thoughtful of others feelings Following Directions Kind, Helpful, Likes to share Kind & Dependable Perseverance Enthusiasm Good Listener, Kind to others Kind, Pleasant Gratitude Kindness, Helpful Kind, Sensitive, Smart, Hard Working Respectful Kind, Cooperative Responsible

4 4 4 4 5 5 5

Hastedt Kraeger Swafford Volk CoMo Davis Grierson

Sharen Hudaya Ashlyn Halseteh Kyle McParland Pavlina Jones Nicholas Cuneo Jemeria Collins Dana Johnson

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Smith

Savannah Oster

Responsibility Generosity Kindness Kindness Kindness Respect Responsibility, organization, tolerance, caring, cooperation Patience, Flexable, Kind, Accountable

Orr Friedman

Kevin Vetrano Alexander Shaw

Respectful, helpful, always willing to try his best Responsibility

Multi-age Multi-age

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Counselor’sCHRISTMAS Corner OUTREACH DRIVE

December 2008

Eastvalley Giving Tree In the past, our school has extended a helping hand to some of our families during the holidays. Please consider helping us again this holiday season to provide assistance to those less fortunate in our own school community. We are asking for donations in one of the following forms:

Gift cards or Gift Certificates The dollar amount is at your discretion, but please choose a store that offers a variety of items or is targeted to children, (e.g. Target, Wal-mart, Toys-R-Us, even Kroger or Publix).

Monetary Donations If you don’t have time to pick up a gift card, we welcome your dollar donations in the form of a check, or money order. (Please do not send cash). All monetary donations will be used to purchase gift certificates/gift cards. Please make checks payable to Eastvalley PTA, and indicate on your envelope that the donation is for the “Holiday Giving Tree”. Please have your child bring your donation to the main office at school and drop it into the box marked “Holiday Gift Fund”. At that time, a star ornament will be placed on the Holiday Giving Tree in the school lobby with your family name on it. Donations will be accepted until Monday, December 16th. The PTA Outreach Committee and the school counselors thank you for any help you can provide.

Dear Parents, It is never too early for students to start learning about different careers. We are looking for parents who would like to come to the school and talk about their career. Our goal is to improve career awareness among our students. This will give us the chance to get to know you, as well as, allow the students the opportunity to learn all about your career field. This will also broaden the scope of our students’ knowledge of occupations and various work environments. If you would like to donate a portion of your workday, we would love to learn about your career. Please complete this form and return it to the school with your child by January 12, 2009. Thanks for getting involved in our children’s future…..today! Career Day Speaker Wanted February 2009 Parent _____________________Child ____________________ Teacher/Grade _________________________ Telephone Number ___________________ E-mail Address_________________________ Occupation____________________________ 8

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December 2008

During the past three weeks, Eastvalley has participated in our annual United Way campaign. This year we raised our financial goal for faculty/staff participation and we gave generously, far surpassing our goal. In addition, the students at Eastvalley raised $263.03 (one penny at a time) during the “Red Ribbon Penny Drive”. We were delighted that this money was donated to our United Way fund. Also, our teachers and students participated in “Pajama Day for United Way”, and raised $400.46 (one dollar at a time). This was great fun for everyone who participated and we were so proud of the generous response. We know this money will greatly benefit our community by helping worthy organizations, as well as help alleviate the needs of many individuals, especially children. We also had a great response from our local merchants. So many of them are supporters of United Way, and wished to encourage our efforts with small incentive gifts and gift certificates. When you are out shopping during the holiday season and new year, hopefully you will return the favor by supporting them and thanking them as you shop at their businesses. (Please tell them you are from the Eastvalley Elementary community.) We appreciate the encouragement and support of our efforts by the following stores (near our school): All Star Pizza, Applebee's, Atlanta Bread Company, Bead Dreams, Bella Decor, Big Peach Running Company, Bookmiser, Bruster's, Cafe de Paris, Cajun Meat Company, California Pizza Kitchen, Capozzi's New York Deli, Casabella, Chick-fil-A, Chili's Restaurant, Cookies, Curves, Dairy Queen, Dave and Buster's, Dinner A'Fare, Exceptional Embroidery and Gifts, Firehouse Subs, Flying Biscuit Cafe, Frameworks Gallery, Frankie's Italian Restaurant, Fresh Market, Goldberg's Deli, Harry's Whole Foods, Home Depot, Honeybaked Ham, Houlihan's, Invites, Just Fitness, Krispy Kreme, Kroger(Roswell Road), la Madeleine, Lili Nails, Marietta Diner, Massage Envy, Mellow Mushroom (Johnson Ferry), Panera Bread, Publix (Johnson Ferry), Saporito's Pizza/Italian, School Box, Starbucks Coffee Company (Johnson Ferry), Subway (Lower Roswell), The Coffee Park, Thompson's Frame and Gallery, Walmart (Big Chicken) and Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q. Thanks to everyone for the great job. United, we did it!

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December 2008

Relay for Life of Eastvalley Elementary presents a SANTA SHOPPE!!! Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sedalia Park Elementary cafeteria Pictures with Santa are ONLY $5 each. Children can shop with elves for all members of the family, even the pets!! Items are priced from $1 up and are wrapped for the child. A continental breakfast is served for only $3 per person while you wait for your children to shop or have breakfast with the family. All proceeds from the day go to the Eastvalley/Sedalia Park “COLOR US UNITED” Relay for Life team and The American Cancer Society

Come shop with us!!!!

Arrecadamento de Fundos RELAY FOR LIFE da Eastvalley apresenta A LOJA DE PAPAI NOEL Sábado, 13 de Dezembro das 9 às 12hrs. na cafeteria da escola Sedalia Park Retratos com Papai Noel SOMENTE $5.00 As crianças podem fazer compras com os ajudantes de Papai Noel para toda familia e até para os animais!! Todos os ítens são a partir de $1.00 Um pequeno café da manhã será servido por apenas $3.00 por pessoa. Sua criança pode fazer compras para toda a família e tomar café com você. Todo o rendimento do dia será para as fundações”COLOR US UNITED” Relay for life e American Cancer Society das escolas Eastvalley e Sedalia Park.

VENHAN FAZER COMPRAS CONOSCO!!!

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PTA Co-Presidents

December 2008

Dear Eastvalley Students, Staff, and Parents, We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and enjoyed some special time with family and friends during the break. We at Eastvalley are so blessed to be a part of such a special group of teachers, staff and families. There are some many things we are thankful for but here are a few we would like to mention. We would like to thank everyone for his or her participation in the Silent Auction. Special thanks to those families that donated items for sale and gathered items for the class raffle baskets. The Auction was a big success. Kudos to Paddy Phillpotts and her committee! We would also like to thank the Teachers for their contributions to the raffles during Friends and Family Luncheon. The students are really looking forward to the special events with their teachers. The lunch was fun, and it is always so nice to see all the parents, grandparents and special friends at school. Great job Food Dude and the cafeteria staff on the yummy Thanksgiving lunches! We are very grateful for all that you do for us. Lastly, we would like to thank all the families that contributed to the Outreach Food Drive. This time of year really starts to move by fast and before we know it the Winter Break will be here. The last day of school is December 19th and the students return on January 6th. We are still collecting donations for our EV Giving Tree. All donations are tax-deductible, and every penny goes directly to Eastvalley. We have some great projects for school improvements in the works. Wishing all of you a happy and peaceful Holiday Season. Your Eastvalley PTA Co-Presidents Marlene Kassens and Tammy Feilmeier

On October 27th and 28th, all of the students in 1st and 4th grades were screened for potential hearing and vision difficulties, which may impact learning ability. Here at Eastvalley, we have a strong tradition of supportive parents who are generous with their time and energy, helping to make our screening an efficient success. This year, close to 200 students were tested. Students who did not pass the initial screening were retested on November 3rd. If the second screening revealed possible problems, a parent notification letter with instructions was mailed home. It is very important that the student receive a follow-up examination, which will be at no cost. Working together, we can give the students of Eastvalley the edge for success. A huge thank you to the parent volunteers who helped make this happen. In addition, thank you to Kroger, who provided snacks throughout the screening. Finally, an enormous thank you to our testers: Deborah McCoy, Krissy Graba, Gaye Maggart, Pam Mullen, and Ashley Staley. Each and every one of you was critical in this worthwhile cause. Doreen Waugaman Hearing & Vision Committee Chairperson For more information, visit our school website: http://eastvalley.typepad.com

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December 2008 Prezadaos estudantes, funcionários e pais da Eastvalley, Esperamos que tenham tido um feriado maravilhoso e tenham aproveitado para estar em companhia de amigos e familiares. Somos abençoados na Eastvalley em fazer parte de um grupo especial de professores, funcionários e familiares. Existem muitas coisas que devemos agradecer, porém algumas gostaría de mencionar. Gostaría de agradecer à todos que participaram do Leilão Silencioso. Agradecemos especialmente aos familiares que doaram artigos para serem vendidos e para as cestas que foram rifadas nas salas de aula. O almoço foi um sucesso. Aplausos para Paddy Phillpots e sua comitê! Gostaríamos também de agradecer aos professores pelas contribuições para as rifas durante o almoço familiar. Os estudantes esperam anciosamente para os eventos com seus profesores. O almoço foi tranquilo, foi maravilhoso ver avós e amigos especiais em nossa escola. Aplausos para o supervisor da cafetería e seus funcionários pela comida deliciosa! Estamos muito agradecidos por tudo o que fazem por nós. Finalmente gostaría de agradecer aos familiares que contribuíram para a campanha de arrecadamento de comida. O tempo esta passando rápido e em breve teremos as férias do inverno. O último dia de aula é 19 de Dezembro e os estudantes retornarão no dia 6 de Janeiro. Ainda estamos arrecadando doações para a árvore de presentes da Eastvalley. Todas a doações são isentas de taxas e cada centavo vai diretamente para Eastvalley. Temos grandes planos de projetos para o futuro. Desejamos à todos uma temporada de férias de paz e felicidades. As presidentes da PTA da Eastvalley Marlene Kassens e Tammy Feilmeir

Many thanks to all the teachers, staff, parents and kids who helped the Silent Auction thrive this year despite our economy! We are grateful for all who donated their time, talents and treasure to help us raise close to $7,000.00. We appreciate all who generously donated items to either the Silent or Live Auction. All of the funds raised will go towards educational programs for our students at Eastvalley. Many thanksPatricia Drives (Phillpotts) Cindy Jeffords Co-Chairs for the Silent Auction

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December 2008 “RED RIBBON WEEK” Recap…. Thanks to all of the students and staff for making the week a huge success. The students especially enjoyed the Penny Drive using the theme “Drugs Don’t Make Cents” as they watched their pennies “grow” that had been collected in the jars in the cafeteria. It was such a wonderful outpouring of “kindness” from students, as well as “staff” dropping in money. A total of $263.03 was collected and was given to United Way. Loraine James, Counselor had been stressing “Drug Awareness” during her time with students. She provided morning announcements as well as a lottery drawing using tickets she has previously given to each student from each grade level and given a prize. A “special thanks” to the following people that assisted me in counting out ribbons; decorating; counting pennies; and distribution of items to teachers: Debbie Davis, Kristina Davis, Jordan Davis, Jim Jordan and Anne Fitzpatrick! We feel it is never too early to start drug-prevention programs and seem to more effective if they are begun in elementary school. Data suggests that the early use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana by children of elementary-school age is associated with greatly increased odds of later use. Parents of elementary school-aged children can be the best front-line prevention specialists. We urge parents to continue stressing the important message daily to their children of saying “NO TO DRUGS.” Peggy Jordan Red Ribbon Week Chairperson

Dear Parent or Student, Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Committee invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. Here is how you can submit photos online: • Log on to: images.jostens.com • Enter Login ID: 1150787 • Enter Your Password: eagles • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information. • Click "Save Details". It’s that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 3/1/2009. The Yearbook Committee will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. DON’T MISS OUT! ORDER YOUR EASTVALLEY YEARBOOK NOW! Order your yearbook online today at www.jostens.com.

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Media Center

December 2008 Mrs. Janice Ritt, Media Specialist Mrs. Cindy Moran, Media Paraprofessional

Eastvalley Reading Club EVRC The Eastvalley Reading Club has set a goal of reading 19,000 points this year. Eastvalley has earned 8,500 points year to date. It would be wonderful if each of our students set individual goals in order to help with our school wide goal. At the end of the school year, teachers give certificates to those students who earned 100, 200, 300, 400 or more points. Eastvalley earned over 18,000 points last year, so our school-wide goal is very doable, but we need everyone’s support. Dedicate-A-Book Program Congratulations to the Feilmeier Family, the Bunch Family, the Larsen Family and the Antoniades Family for making a donation to our Dedicate-A-Book Program this year. Thank you so much for your gift which will support the love of reading at Eastvalley! Would you like to dedicate a book in your child’s name? With a ten dollar donation, you may have a brand new book donated to Eastvalley Media Center in the name of anyone you wish. A bookplate noting the donation will be placed inside the cover and the book will become a permanent part of Eastvalley’s collection. This is a fun way to honor a relative, a teacher, student or a birthday while supporting Eastvalley’s Media Center and instilling the love of reading. Donation forms may be picked up in the Media Center. Volunteers Eastvalley’s Media Staff is proud to report that our students are reading at a rapid pace and checking out books on a regular basis. We have checked out over 13,600 books this year! In order to meet the demand, the Media Center is in constant need of volunteers. Please consider becoming a Media Mom or Dad and donate a few hours of your time a week. For more information, please see Mrs. Ritt or Mrs. Moran.

Look Who's Talking Books Look Who's Talking Books students stand out in reading for various reasons such as being model readers, achieving personal goals, and/or making great progress. Here are the Look Who's Talking Books students for November 2008: Kindergarten: Angelica Garcia Jonathan Gillard Nicholas Olbrych Garrett Mitchell Micahya Spears

First Grade: Reese Anderson Aryan Rhaman Jack McGrath Nancy Marie Fortune Kelly Podhaisky

Fourth Grade: Jamie Byrd Catherine Pyle Steven Kent Pavlina Jones

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Second Grade: Archisha Ghosh Andrew Long Zane Scott Chase Barber Angel McBride Nayeli Rodriguez

Fifth Grade: Jeremy Peterson Leann Kopp Hunter Nicholas Alex Fan

Third Grade: Madeleine Osborne Chezhey Lu Renada Santos Demilade Adeoye Brien Podhaisky Mahogany Thomas

Multi-Age: Juan Miletti

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Foundation Update

October 2008

*What do you give to someone who has everything? Don’t know what to get your loved one for the holidays? Want to give a unique gift? Why not make a donation to the Foundation in your loved one’s name! Visit our website for more information or make a donation to the Giving Tree project! *We Want YOU to help us make Eastvalley Beautiful!!! Your support and talents are needed to improve the school’s playground/ backyard area. Contact a Foundation member to volunteer your time, talents and/or materials. Let’s make our children’s playground beautiful! *Want to Help? Don’t Know How? Donate your “My Coke Rewards” points to Eastvalley or bring in your printer and toner cartridges and place them in the Cartridge World bins. Bins are located in the main hallway and on the stage. All donations support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and projects. With your help, we CAN make a difference!

The Eastvalley Reading Club (EVRC) Award update….. We are striving to reach our school wide goal of 19,000 points. As of October 31, we have earned 5,553 points. Good work everyone. Let’s keep reading!! The class with the highest point total in each grade will get the honor of hanging the EVRC Top Class banner for the entire month of November. October EVRC Awards went to…. Kindergarten- Hestad 1st Winslett

2nd Henderson 3rd Branham

4th Volk

5th Smith

If you have any gently used books (fiction or nonfiction) please consider donating them to the EVRC Book Cart. The next point cut off for Books for Breakfast is January 21.

Eastvalley's 1st Annual America Recycles Day Celebration A small, but enthusiastic group, celebrated America Recycles Day by the Eastvalley recycle area on Saturday, November 15. The Cub Scouts from Pack 565 helped to unload the carloads that people brought by and also helped separate the plastic, aluminum, and paper. A rowdy group of Eastvalley girls held up the Go Green Eastvalley sign by the road in an attempt to attract more participants. The most fun was had during the sure-to-be annual event of can stomping. Make a note to join Go Green Eastvalley next year for America Recycles Day in November 2009!

This corner of the newsletter is set aside for the Eastvalley Elementary School Foundation, EVESF. EVESF launched in January 2003, is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization and is incorporated as an education nonprofit public foundation, thereby enabling the Foundation to receive employee-matching grants, educational grants and endowments. The EVESF’s goal is to support the enrichment and growth of every child at Eastvalley!

The Foundation Members: Alisha Hargett, President ahargett@eastvalleyfoundation.org Vice President - Board Position Currently Vacant Gretchen Buchanan, Treasurer gretchenbuchanan@mindspring.com Michelle Zimmerman, Secretary Zaczim3@aol.com Geoffrey Osborne, Web Administrator gnosborne@gmail.com Janice Ritt, Faculty Advisor Janice.Ritt@cobbk12.org Patty Phillpotts, Board Member pad122@att.net Shari Sprigle, Board Member lucyfan@juno.com Volunteer Opportunities volunteers@eastvalleyfoundation.org Email address: eastvalleyelementaryfoundation@yahoo.co m Web address: www.eastvalleyfoundation.org *Foundation Mission Statement: Eastvalley Elementary School Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the mission of Eastvalley Elementary School. The Foundation will extend resources to enrich education and instill passion and desire for lifelong learning.

For more information, visit our school website: http://eastvalley.typepad.com

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December 2008 Calendar

Visit Our Eastvalley Elementary School Partners in Education

December Dec 19 End of First Semester / Holiday Celebrations Dec 22–Jan 5 – Winter Holidays

Don’t forget to stop by and visit our supporters in the community, and thank them for supporting our children’s education.

January Jan 6 Jan 9 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan 22 Jan 23

Students Back to School Next Eagle Eyes Deadline School Holiday – Martin Luther King Day Inauguration Day 100th Day of School! International Night

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The Eagle Eyes is a publication of the Eastvalley Elementary School PTA. Please send your contributions to Sue Larsen at susanandcarl@comcast.net. Our next newsletter deadline is January 9th for the January issue going home on January 23rd.

For more information, visit our East Valley PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org

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