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Eastvalley Elementary School

Eagle Eyes Agora temos traduções em Português dos pontos mais importantes. deste jornal

every child. one voice.®

a publication of your PTA Marlene Kassens, Co-President

770-579-5576 Tammy Feilmeier, Co-President


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.

Look Inside International Night Star Students Career Day

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

March 2009

F a t h e r/ D a u g h t e r B o w l i n g E v e n t January 30, 2009 was a lot of fun for all who participated in Father/Daughter Bowling. We had 125 bowlers!! The top scorers in each grade level were: K - Jordan and Jay Whipple 1st - Emma and Stephen Sprigle 2nd - Emma and Adam Stewart 3rd - Stephanie and Jason Gardiner 4th - Gladys and John Morrison 5th - Tayler and Jay Whipple

CONGRATULATIONS to our top Father/Daughter Teams!

The Boosterthon Fun Run is Coming! Students and Parents...Mark your calendars and save the date! The Boosterthon Fun Run kicks off at Eastvalley with a Pep Rally on Tuesday, March 3rd, with the actual Fun Run taking place on Wednesday, March 11th. What exactly is the Fun Run? It’s an awesome character and fitness event where every student gets to participate in helping their school while having an incredible time! It’s interactive, community-based, and promotes three specific values: FITNESS, EDUCATION & CHARACTER. Students are challenged to get 10 pledges for the laps they will be running around the track on March 11th. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 25-35 laps with a “lap cap” of 35. Every student receives an All-Star t-shirt and parents are invited and encouraged to attend to cheer on the runners! Go to to learn more about this fun and unique event.

Karen Wacker, Principal

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From the Principal

March 2009

Dear Eastvalley Families, February was a month of showing how we care for each other on Valentine’s Day. Personally, I think it should be that way every day. All of us need to take the time to tell and show our loved ones how much we appreciate them more than one day a year. I certainly need to do a better job with the teachers, students and families of Eastvalley. It’s very easy to get caught up in the little stuff that goes on in our lives daily and neglect the important people around us. So, to each and every one of you…I appreciate the support you have shown the staff at Eastvalley, including myself. To the staff, I appreciate your dedication to the children and their needs. To the students, I appreciate your positive attitude towards learning and other children. In reading articles on praising children, the experts in the field say that when praising your child, effective praise should be: 1. Superenthusiastic (think head cheerleader) 2. Specific to the desired behavior. Don’t say “Good job!” Instead say, “I like the way you put away your toys when you were finished.” 3. Reinforced with a smile or a touch. 4. Frequent --..Too much praise is never an issue, unless its just superficial. 5. Immediately following the desired behavior, or as soon as you know about it (positive notes home from the teacher should be addressed right away). Again, I will work to increase my use of effective praise with all the significant people in my life. I hope I have helped inspire you to do the same. I hope you all had a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Karen Wacker Principal IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ORDER YOUR EASTVALLEY YEARBOOK! Order your yearbook for $24 online today at


Staff Appreciation Day is Friday, February 27th.

If you have not already sent in your donation, please send it to school in your child's folder in an envelope marked, "Staff Appreciation". Thank you for showing your support of Eastvalley's dedicated staff! 2

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March 2009 Prezadas Famílias da Eastvalley, Fevereiro é o mês em que mostramos que apreciamos uns aos outros no dia de San Valentino. Persoalmente acredito que deve ser assim todos os dias. Todos nós devemos ter tempo para mostrar que amamos uns aos outros e que os apreciamos todos os dias do ano. Eu em particular, preciso mostrar que aprecio os prefessores, estudantes, e as famílias da Eastvalley. A vida muito ocupada faz com que seja fácil esquecer as pessoas importantes que passam por nossos caminhos. Portanto, digo a todos... que aprecio a ajuda e suporte que vocês tem dado a todos os funcionários da Eastvalley, incluindo a mim mesma. Aos funcionários, aprecio sua dedicação para com as crianças e suas necessidades. Aos estudantes, aprecio sua atitude positivas com relação a outras crianças e a apredizagem. Quando incentivar e parabenizar uma criança, os peritos nesta área nos indicam que devemos usar os segunites: 1. Mostre muito intusiasmo( pense que você é a audiencia) 2. Seja específico. Não diga apenas”Bom trabalho” ao invéz diga. “Gostei da maneira como você guardou seus brinquedos ao terminar de brincar” 3. Reinforce com um sorriso ou um abraço 4. Seja frequente—Reinforço frequente nunca é demais, a não ser que seja superficial 5. parabenize imediatamente logo que notar o bom comportamento(a professora deve mandar uma nota para casa indicando o bom comportamento). Repito, farei o possível para observar e parabenizar todas as pessoas significantes de minha vida. Espero que isto lhes de inspiração para fazer o mesmo. Desejo a todos um Feliz dia de San Valentino.

Karen Wacker Principal

A Corrida da Energia esta Chegando! Pais e estudantes....Marque seu calendário e reserve esta data! O comício em preparação para corrida da energia da Eastvalley será dia 3 de Março e o dia da corrida será na Quarta-feira dia 11 de Março. O que é exatamente a corrida da energia? É um evento maravilhoso de caracter e ajusto físico onde cada estudante participa ajudando sua escola ao mesmo tempo em que se diverte muito! É um evento envolvente, comunitário e promove três áreas específicas: Ajusto Físico, Educação e Caracter. Os estudantes competem para conseguir 10 responsaveis financiadores pelas voltas de corrida que darão ao redor da pista no dia 11 de Março. Os estudantes correm por 30 minutos com uma média de 25-35 voltas com a máxima sendo 35 voltas. Cada participante recebe uma camisa de atleta e os pais são convidados a assistir a corrida e aplaudir os corredores! Para miores informações acesse para mais detalhes sobre este evento. For more information, visit our school website:



March 2009


Multi-Age Teacher Mrs. Bays

Academic Star Katie Miesch

Star Citizen Sam Jobe


Teachers Mrs. Whitaker Mrs. Savage Mrs. Hestad Mrs. Walcott Mrs. Fortune Ms. Stilwell

Academic Stars Paden Watts Avery Hawkins Adeboye Adeoye Caleb Mayfield Lucia Cortes Myles Pollard

Citizens P.J. Goodloe Sarah Smith Grace Rhyne Leah Maresca Angelica Gracia Cierrah Walker

1st Grade

Teachers Mrs. Pitoniak/ O’Meara Mrs. Shapiro Mrs. McClellan Mrs. Hathcoat Mrs. Winslett Mrs. Orr Ms. Friedman

Academic Stars Haden Wise Nancy Marie Fortune Jaidyn Rhodes Raymond Shen Allie Berman Mikila Adams Ariel Williams

Citizens Sean Williams Bess Conway Alexander Prado Katie Martin Blake Martin Leonardo Mercado Jawuan Terrell

2nd Grade

Teachers Mrs. Klueter Mrs. Moot Mrs. Osburn Mrs. Sloan Mrs. Henderson Mrs. Greenfield

Academic Stars Zalia Weather Frank Graba Lindsey Rhyne Choyan Rahman Katie-Rose Slade Emma Stewart

Citizens A.J. Sigari Ian Krebsbach Drew Antoniades Nayeli Rodriguez Lourdham Malone James Krebsback

3rd Grade

Teachers Academic Stars Mrs. Barrett Aidan Hanson Mrs. Hoffmeister Brien Podhaisky Mrs. Baker Alyssa Page Mrs. Amon Mary Alex Hestad Mrs. Branham Caroline Singer Mrs. Liddicoet/Mrs. Klemm Adrian Ramirez

Citizens Lorena Peres Alex Ovalle Colette Matas Gabriel Cibrian Santana Lozano Monserrat Martinez

4th Grade

Teachers Mrs. Swafford Ms. Hastedt Mrs. Kraeger Mrs. Volk

Academic Stars Kyle McParland Adam Confer Jason Blackett Thomas Kmetz

Citizens Isma Mughal Daniela Schirmer Max Wittekiend Jordan Davis

5th Grade

Teachers Mrs. Smith Mrs. Cordova/Mrs. Morgan Mrs. Grierson Mr. Davis

Academic Stars Savannah Oster Scott Zoino Kyler Rawles Jack Morgan

Citizens Kenny Nguyen Katherine Kassens Josh Buchanan Benaiah Franklin


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From The PTA Co-Presidents

March 2009

Hi Eastvalley Families,

Olá Famílias da Eastvalley,

We hope that you had a great time at International Night. Thank you to Alanne Orjoux for organizing the event, but especially to all the wonderful families that brought in tokens and food from their countries to share. It was great to see how many countries we all represent. The PTA Nominating Committee has been elected, and is looking for parents and staff to serve on the PTA Executive Board. If you would like to serve your school by holding a position next school year, please contact Jyl Ozkan or Alanne Orjoux.

Esperamos que tenham se divertido na Noite Internacional. pela organização deste evento, e especialmente à todas as famílias que participaram em trazer comidas e ítens de seus países para compartilhar. Foi maravilhoso ver quantos países representamos em nossa escola. A comitê que elege representantes da PTA foi escolhida, e estamos procurando pais e funcionários para se candidatarem para o quadro se representantes da PTA. Se você gostaría de servir nossa escola se candidatando para o próximo ano, por favor contactar Jyl Ozkran or Alanne Orjoux.

The months are ticking away, but it doesn’t mean that we are done making an impact. We still have some great events coming up. Please continue to support our children, staff, and school.

Os meses estão passando rápido, porém isto não significa que não teremos mais atividades. Pelo contrário, ainda teremos muitos eventos no futuro. Por favor continue ajudando nossas crianças, funcionários e nossa escola.

As always, if there is anything we can help you with, please feel free to contact us.

Como sempre, se tiver qualquer coisa em que possamos ajudar, sinta-se a vontade em nos contactar.

Your PTA Co-Presidents, Marlene Kassens and Tammy Feilmeier

As presidentes da PTA Marlene Kassens e Tammy Feilmeier

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 February 2009: KINDERGARTEN Lucia Cortes Sydney Spessard Cody Zenyuh Christian Paez Ben Bowman Imani Lyons

SECOND GRADE Kyle Dugan Max Boyd Isabelle Chalker Price Fine Dylan Grote Jay Patel

FIRST GRADE Marquavious Flowers Jaidyn Rhodes Connor Norris Bryan Sullivan Sophie Vahdat

THIRD GRADE Stephanie Clinton Grace Brannen Casey Deloughey Timothy Buchanan Savana Stewart Mimi Brown

FOURTH GRADE Adam Confer Takiyah Davis Jordan Robinson Keeley Jennings FIFTH GRADE William Bessa Jonathan Eversley Hunter Nicholas Quincai Dill MULTI-AGE Ignacio Rodriquez

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March 2009

EASTVALLEY’S INTERNATION The Eastvalley PTA’s International Night on Friday, Jan. 23rd was a big success, thanks to the families that represented 20 different countries and generously shared their heritage, culture and cuisine. The evening was also enhanced by the performance of international songs by the 2nd grade classes, as well as the artistry and talent of Richard Bernard, renowned musician, and yes -- the brother of our own wonderful music teacher and chorus director, Mr. Anthony Bernard.


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March 2009


Thanks goes out to Mr. Jerry Groce of Tiger Tae Kwon Do and his students for the demonstration and board-breaking event. A big thank you also to the students from the After School Program who helped set up the celebration, and to Alanne Orjoux for organizing the event.

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March 2009

EASTVALLLEY EAGLE CHORUS WINS OUTSTANDING MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD! The Eastvalley Eagle Chorus was the recipient of the Outstanding Musical Achievement Award at the Broadway Junior Theater Festival! Chorus Members attended this once in a lifetime event held at the Atlanta Hilton on January 17th and 18th. The children performed in front of judges, who were experts in the field of music, acting, and choreography. They attended workshops throughout the two days to learn how to hone their acting skills, and increase their self-confidence. The two day event culminated with a trip to the Cobb Energy Center to see the Broadway touring musical “Hairspray”. An amazing experience for the children! Despite being the youngest group in the competition, they worked together as a team and rose to the occasion. It wasn't easy to beat all those high school and middle school kids from all over the country (and Canada), but we did it! Be proud of your kids! We are! The trophy is on display in the music room. A special thank-you goes out to directors Mr. Bernard, Mrs. Steinheimer and Dr. Cunningham! Thanks, too, to all the chaperones who helped keep our children safe, and in tow, over the course of the weekend trip! 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: • Enter Login ID: 1179559 (notice new number!) • 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. 8

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March 2009 Congratulations to all of Eastvalley’s February Character Club members for demonstrating good character and being excellent role models for others.

February’s Character Kids! Grade PreK K K K

Teacher Bays Fortune Hestad Savage

Student Matthew Hestad Enzo Toledo Natalie Aluisy Ryan Kirk



Lizbeth Medina


Walcott Whitaker

Malachi Hemby Andrew Pyle

Character Loves to read; Kind, Loveable Kindness Responsibility Accepts Consequences Always helpful, patient, aware of her space, is kind to friends Perseverance Generosity/Kindness



Terajae Wollen

Self-Control & Following Directions


Isabella Rocha

Kind, Helpful, Hard Worker

Emma Fraser


Damian Bates Tanner Gottschalk Donovan Fitzgerald Alex McKiethen Lili Staten Julia Su Maya Onochie Nayeli Rodriguez Ismael Toriz Devon Price Alicia Meacham Zavier Gebrayel Frances Libby

4 4 4 4 5 5

McClellan O’MearaPitoniak Shapiro Winslett Greenfield Henderson Klueter Moot Osburn Sloan Amon Baker Barrett Branham Hoffmeister KlemmLiddicoet Hastedt Kraeger Swafford Volk CoMo Davis



Kendall Krause



Jaquelin Rosas

I Help Others Generosity Warm, Friendly, Helpful Helpful Friendliness, Cheerfulness Cooperation Great listener, Hard worker Kindness Tolerance Helpfulness, Friendliness Caring & Generous Kindness Creative, Kind Good listener and works well with all kids Perseverance Generosity Kindness, Compassion Honesty Responsibility Honesty/Citizenship Responsible, Respectful, Organized, Tolerant, Initiative, Cooperation, Curiosity Positive attitude, Kind, Generous


Katie Norris

A good friend and a hard worker


Jawuan Terrell

Capable, Brave

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1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3

MultiAge MultiAge

Julissa Pagan Sadi Ward Dillon Bromell Madison Staley Carter Paul Terry Kenneth Crook Jena Cowart

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Counselor’s Corner

March 2009

CAREER DAY AT EASTVALLEY Career Day was held at Eastvalley on February 4, 2009 and enjoyed by students and staff. There were thirty five speakers that participated to provide the students with information concerning their careers - some of them parents of students, and others from various organizations.

Some of the speakers were from Cobb County Health, Cobb County Fire, Cobb County Sheriff', Georgia Tech Fundraiser, Dish Network, UPS, Humane Society, Army Medic, VP Big Ten Tires, Nuclear Auditor, Georgia Nighthawks DUI Task Force, PBA On Air Promotions, Professor Bio Chemical Engineer; Chemical Engineer Environmental Consultant, Entrepreneurship. Emphasis was placed on education required or work experience for the various careers. Hopefully this helps the children to understand the importance of an education to reach their future goals. Thanks again to all of the wonderful parents that gave their time to participate. Also, thanks to Ms. James and Ms. MacDonald for their support in making the day a success. A very special thanks to Janie Bunch for the wonderful job on hospitality for the participants. Peggy Jordan Chair 10

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March 2009

FOUNDATION UPDATE *My Coke Rewards: Remember to enter your cap and box codes at and donate them to Eastvalley. The school will be able to redeem the points for free equipment. There are no more daily code limit restrictions on the site. Watch for caps at the ballpark and soccer fields and remember to enter them in on! *Spirit Night:

The next Eastvalley Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is Wednesday, March 11th. Mark your calendars and plan to join the Eastvalley Staff, students, PTA and Foundation members to raise money for the school. Check your child’s communication folder for more de-

tails! *Project Update/Donation Request: We have raised the necessary funds to purchase an overhead LCD projector for the cafeteria. The LCD projector is available for use in meetings, presentations, assemblies, performances, ASP and many other wonderful events at Eastvalley. Thank you to all the parents, teachers, companies and supporters of this fundraising effort. Our next projects include raising funds to purchase erosion fencing, ground cover for the upper playground and for the purchase of new listening centers for the classrooms. Make a donation via your child’s communication folder, online using the Foundation website, or by mail. See the Foundation website for more details. *Brick Orders: The last day to place your brick order(s) is Friday, April 3rd. Please see the Foundation member or the Foundation website for forms and more information. Thanks for your support!

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 Vice President - Board Position Currently Vacant Gretchen Buchanan, Treasurer Michelle Zimmerman, Secretary Geoffrey Osborne, Web Administrator Janice Ritt, Faculty Advisor Patty Phillpotts, Board Member Shari Sprigle, Board Member Volunteer Opportunities Email address: eastvalleyelementaryfoundation@ Web address:

*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.

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Calendar February Feb 27 – Staff Appreciation Day Feb 27 – Honoring Our Heroes Winners Announced

March 2009 Visit Our Eastvalley Elementary School Partners in Education

March Mar 3 – Early Release, 12:10 Mar 3 – Boosterthon/Fun Run Assembly Mar 4-11 – Boosterthon Pledges Mar 8 – Daylight Savings Time Begins! Mar 11 – Next Eagle Eyes Deadline Mar 11 – Boosterthon Fun Run Mar 19—Report Cards Go Home Mar 23-27 – Book Fair Mar 25 – Group Picture Day Mar 27 – Eagle Eyes Publication

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If you're a PTA member, you can put an ad in the Eagle Eyes newsletter or on the Eastvalley PTA web site ( for just $5 each! If you want to advertise your business, it's $50 for the school calendar year or $10 per month. Contact: Sue Larsen ( for newsletter advertising, or Tony Antoniades ( for ads on the Website. The Eagle Eyes is a publication of the Eastvalley

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Elementary School PTA. Please send your contributions to Sue Larsen at Our next newsletter deadline is March 11th for the April issue going home on March 27th.

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