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Eagle Eyes

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May 2011 Georgia

Student Signatures in Space In the Fall of 2009, Eastvalley Elementary was chosen to participate in “Student Signatures in Space” in celebration of Space Day. Our school was given a poster for students to sign before it went off to space.

Eastvalley Elementary School National School of Excellence Karen Wacker, Principal

The poster went on a mission aboard the

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Eastvalley, along with a photograph of the

Space Shuttle and was then returned to mission crew. It was especially exciting because NASA’s Space Shuttle program is winding down, and very few schools have the

Tai Terry

Co-President, Eastvalley PTA 770-509-1731 co-president1@eastvalleypta.org

Becki Goodloe

Co-President, Eastvalley PTA 678-488-1636 co-president2@eastvalleypta.org

Traduções portuguesas página 11 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.

A look Inside this Issue ..... - 4th Grade Land Grab - Photography Contest - EV Teacher of the Year - Newbery Winners - Cobb County Writing Fair

opportunity to participate in this great honor. You can see the poster and photo of the mission crew displayed right next to the cafeteria.

Character Kid Bicycle Award Eastvalley is excited to announce the winner of the Character Kid bicycle award! Mr. Jerry Groce from Eastvalley’s Parner in Education, Tiger TaeKwonDo, generously donated the bicycle to recognize a student with exemplary character. Tiger TaeKwonDo is a Character Development Center which fosters important life skills such as respect, perseverance, motivation, and self-control. Students who were Eastvalley “Character Kids” from August through May were eligible to win the bicycle in a random drawing. Frank Graba from Mrs. Levinson’s fourth grade class is the grand prize winner. Congratulations Frank!

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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A Letter From Our Principal

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Hi Eastvalley Family, Happy Summer!!!! Eastvalley is undergoing a major construction project this summer thanks to your SPLOST dollars. I wanted everyone to know what will be happening to our school during the summer weeks. Before we break for summer, all teachers and staff members (yep, even me!) have to pack everything in our classrooms and

Karen Wacker, Principal

offices. Technology will be removed and stored elsewhere in the county while the construction is taking place.

On the construction list will be: 1. Sprinklers throughout the building 2. New lighting throughout the building 3. A new clock system throughout the building 4. New flush valves in all the bathrooms 5. A new hot water heater 6. A new sidewalk & awning that will go from the from the front door all the way to the gym - a beautiful design too!! 7. New sidewalks and awnings to all the trailers 8. A new fire road to allow access of a fire truck during an emergency to the back of the school

We are so excited that all of these improvements will be taking place here at Eastvalley. Unfortunately, it does mean the building will be completely shut down to everyone. I actually will be working at another school this summer, because I will not be allowed in my office. What that means for you is that you will not be able to come up during the summer to pick up any records or register your child on any given day. If you call the school during the summer, the phone calls will be transferred automatically to my “summer” office. Please understand that I cannot access any records if you call me over the summer. We’ll have to wait until we are allowed back in to the school after construction is complete to get those records. We will have a registration day for new students July 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We have been told we will be allowed in the cafeteria only on that day to get registration done. Please bring: certified copy of birth certificate, Social Security card, Immunization form, Vision, Hearing and Dental form, 2 proofs of residency in the Eastvalley attendance zone and picture ID. Any records (report cards, testing) from a previous school would also be very helpful if the child is entering any grade except Kindergarten. Please call the office if you have other questions about registration (770-578-7214). Enjoy your summer vacation! School starts August 15 at 7:50 a.m.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

Ms. Karen Wacker Principal

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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A Letter From our Eastvalley PTA Presidents

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Hi Eastvalley Families, What a great year! It’s hard to believe the end of the school year is here. It has been a pleasure to serve as your PTA Co-Presidents this year. We have planned and executed many fun family events, learned a few things and really enjoyed helping the Little School with a Big Heart. We could not have done any of it without the help of so many of you giving up your valuable time and lots of effort. Thank you for all your hard work! A quick note: Be sure to check the school website for information about pre-ordering school supplies. We would like to offer this as an option and as of Eagle Eyes press time, are working hard to get this accomplished. If you have any questions, please contact Becki Goodloe at rdrbecki@aol.com. We hope everyone has a great summer. Please be safe, get outside, relax and most of all, have FUN! The new school year will be here before you know it. By the way, if you’d like to get a head start on your Reflections entries this summer, the theme for the 2011-12 school year is “Diversity means…..” For more information, go to www.georgiapta.org. We’ll see you next year!

Tai Terry and Becki Goodloe Your Eastvalley PTA Co-Presidents 2010-2011

Farewell to Mrs. Edie Oliver and Ms. Kathy Hoffmeister We are sad to say good-bye to Mrs. Edie Oliver and Ms. Kathy Hoffmeister. We will miss Mrs. Oliver’s friendly face in the office and the love she has showered on our children. We wish her much happiness with her family. Best wishes to Ms. Hoffmeister. You will be missed by your Eastvalley family.

Eastvalley Teacher of the Year Congratulations to Eastvalley’s Teacher of the Year, Virginia Morgan. Mrs. Morgan is one of our fabulous 5th grade teachers (the ‘Mo’ of ‘Co/Mo’). She is dedicated to educating her 5th graders, making learning fun and applicable, and is well-loved by her students, the whole 5th grade, and the Eastvalley staff. The Co/Mo 5th grade class congratulates Mrs. Morgan and thanks her for a great year.

Virginia Morgan Eastvalley’s Teacher of the Year

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Relay for Life

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The “Color Us United” Relay for Life team comprised of staff members from Eastvalley and Sedalia Park Elementary Schools exceeded their fundraising goal this year due to the support of our staff, families and community. We would like to thank all of you for helping us raise funds for The American Cancer Society and let you know that as of today, we are the #1 fundraising team in all of Cobb County! Thank you.

Eastvalley Scholarship Winner Congratulations to Will Moran for winning the Eastvalley Scholarship. Will is graduating from the Wheeler High School Magnet program, and will be attending the University of Georgia. You may recognize him as the son of our beloved Media Center Parapro, Cindy Moran. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Math Honor Society, Music Honor Society, Helping Hands Service Club, and Leadership Club. He played tenor saxophone in classroom band for four years, in the Jazz Band, and in the Wildcat Pride marching band for two years, and was the Drum Major his Senior year. His Senior project and internship was with his former teacher, mentor and friend, Mr. Fred Stillwell, of East Cobb Middle School.

Eastvalley Characters Super Chicken, Goldiclocks, Honey Hundreds, and Mr. Heart wish you all a wonderful summer! We look forward to seeing you next school year.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Wagons Ho! Fourth Grade Land Grab!

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Fourth graders participated in a Land Grab simulation activity on May 3rd. The students formed groups, planned for their supplies, and constructed a homestead for the activity. To gain a “Deed” to their land, the pioneers had to have a mode of transportation (wagon/horses), stake off a 10 foot by 10 foot claim, build a house, “farm crops”, and stay on the claim for five years. Life wasn’t easy in the West, as our fourth grade pioneers found out! The West was filled with bandits and claim jumpers. The students learned so much about life on the frontier, even experiencing a mini “gold-rush!” Thanks to our parent volunteers for making this great learning opportunity possible!

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Character Kid - Commitment

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May 2011

Grade

Teacher

Student

Grade

Teacher

Student

K

Diamond

Deepika Mogili

3

Amon

Sam Hudson

K

Hestad

Cole Gumpert

3

Baker

Haden Wise

K

Hoffmeister

Catie Crowe

3

Barrett

Brian Kent

K

Mathews

Will Penuel

3

Jinks

Lia Tablada-Munoz

K

Whitaker

Makenzie Hollifield

3

Winslett

Pia Valencia

K

Zajac

Vijay Shastri

4

Greenfield

Maimounata Haidara

1

Fortune

Kristen Taylor

4

Kraeger

Dylan Valencia

1

Hathcoat

Isabella Dougherty

4

Levinson

Shoshana Sangros

1

Magee

Kathryn Shetty

4

McDonald/Volk

Shun Cunningham

1

Mauldin

Isabelly Cizerza

5

Branham

Isabella Beccari

1

McClellan

Ethan Lu

5

Cordova/Morgan Caroline Singer

1

O’Meara

Sufian Elbedour

5

Davis

Gabriel Cibrian

1

Shapiro

Shreyan Bose

5

McFarthing

Marilin Hernandez

2

Healy

Nicholas Santana

PreS

Daniels

Sloan Ryan

2

Henderson

Sydney Shushan

Multi-age

Orr

Matthew Beck

2

Moot

Sarah Smith

Multi-age

Friedman

Kendal Anderson

2

Osburn

Liam Horsman

2

Roberts

Zaniyah Greene

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Look Who’s Talking Books

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May 2011

Grade

Teacher

Student

K

Diamond

Mackenzie Garrett

K

Hestad

Akram Fayed

K

Hoffmeister

Holt Reeves

K

Mathews

K K

Grade

Teacher

Student

3

Amon

Nandini Bagdi

3

Baker

T.J. Ozkan

3

Barrett

Dylan Pollock

Emma Muller

3

Jinks

Tanner Gottschalk

Whitaker

Ansley Young

3

Winslett

Parks Broyles

Zajac

Emaline Rault

4

Greenfield

Lili Staten

1

Fortune

Austin Norman

4

Kraeger

Magsun Graba

1

Hathcoat

Amna Ali

4

Levinson

Jacob Jeffords

1

Magee

Leah Caldwell

4

McDonald/Volk

Wendy Li

1

Mauldin

Kallie Woodall

5

Branham

Shannon Stewart

1

McClellan

Mikey Marino

5

Cordova/Morgan

Shanzeh Bokhari

1

O’Meara

Badr Alshaer

5

Davis

Brien Podhaisky

1

Shapiro

Abby Lewis

5

McFarthing

Justice Mace

2

Healy

Kaniah Pearson

Pre School

Daniels

Alayah Putnam

2

Henderson

Natalie Pineda

Multi-age

Orr

Andrew Luyeho

2

Moot

John Bunch

2

Osburn

Madisyn Goldstein

2

Roberts

Tylar Davis

Eastvalley Reading Club - EVRC Congratulations Eastvalley Readers - Our reading goal for the year was 27,000 points and you have earned 32,331.7!!! We had 127 students who qualified for our end of year Super Points Party! Thank you Super Chicken for promoting our Chick-fil-A Cluck& Moo Reading Award by participating in the announcements and autographing the students’ group photos. Our Super Readers in the 300+ Points Club Grade

Student

Points

Grade

Student

Points

3rd grade

Lily Jokay

332.2

4th grade

Lindsey Rhyne

312.1

4th grade

Shoshana Sangros

674.6

5th grade

Joseph Coles

573.3

4th grade

Saketh Lakshmanan

614.9

5th grade

Drashti Zalavadia

493.5

4th grade

Katie Slade

548.0

5th grade

Grace Brannen

467.6

4th grade

Farah Abaza

546.5

5th grade

Margaret Fleming

374.9

4th grade

Archisha Ghosh

545.2

5th grade

Timothy Buchanan

332.2

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Need a Summer Tutor? Don’t want your child to fall behind this summer? Do you want to make sure your child is ready for the next grade level? If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, Mrs. Swafford is here to help! With over 10 years of teaching experience in grades 2-4 and over six years of tutoring experience in grades K-7, she is just the teacher to make sure your child is well prepared for the 2011-2012 school year. She will even come to your house so it is convenient for you! If interested, contact her at jennifer@swafford.org or jennifer.swafford@cobbk12.org. Hourly rates do apply. Email for

Photography Contest Congratulations to these students who participated in the “Love of Reading: Photography Contest”. Pictured are: Shreya Joy, Leah Caldwell, Abigail Wheeler, Rachel Larsen, Vijay Shastri, Shrusti Joshi, Emaline Rault, Erik Larsen. Not pictured: Alex Said

details.

First In Math Congratulations to 4th graders, Saketh Lakshmanan and Archisha Ghosh who finished the year in the State Top 10 and the National Top 100. The Top Ten Eastvalley players are:

Grade

Name

Teacher

Stickers

4th Grade

Archisha Ghosh

Ms. Kraeger

20,992

4th Grade

Saketh Lakshmanan

Ms. Greenfield

20,774

3rd Grade

Adeboye Adeoye

Ms. Baker

7,961

3rd Grade

Nandini Bagdi

Ms. Amon

6,868

2nd Grade

AJ Mattox

Ms. Moot

6,460

2nd Grade

Gabriel Chung

Ms. Roberts

6,171

5th Grade

Demilade Adeoye

Mr. Davis

5,132

2nd Grade

Christian Hurn

Ms. Moot

4,858

5th Grade

Paige Nicholas

Ms. Branham

4,624

1st Grade

Ronit Sehgal

Ms. Hathcoat

4,618

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Media Center News Mrs. Janice Ritt, Media Specialist

Ms. Cindy Moran, Media Paraprofessional

Eastvalley Elementary School is known for its wonderful readers…and we have the statistics to back up this statement!

Newbery Award The Eastvalley Newbery Award was created in 2005 to encourage our students to read a higher caliber of books and to take on an individual challenge. This year we are proud to honor nineteen students, the highest number of winners ever! Congratulation goes to: Joseph Coles, Gabriel Cibrian, Shoshana Sangros, Andrew Long, Shun Cunningham, Sydney Agans, Drashti Zalavadia, Mason Favro, Anna Freeman, Margaret Blakeley, Radha Changela, Xavier Conway, Farah Abaza, Archisha Ghosh, Lindsey Rhyne, Raymond Shen, Aubrie Holcomb, Charlie Zimmerman, and Megan Bunch. Four of these students have won this award before. They are: Anna Freeman, Margaret Blakeley, Archisha Ghosh, and Mason Favro. Each one of these students has passed over twenty Newbery book AR tests with an 80% or more.

First Student to Read al 89 Newbery Award Books We are very proud of the fact that this is Mason Favro’s fourth time earning the Newbery award. However, Mason did not stop at reading just forty Newbery Award books. He decided to make up his own challenge and read all 89 Newbery Award Books. Finding books that were published 89 years ago was a challenge in itself. With the support and encouragement of his parents, Mason located and read all 89 books. To our knowledge, Mason is the first student at Eastvalley, as well as the first student in Cobb County to accomplish this! Mason demonstrates that he strives to do more than what is expected of him! We believe this attitude will take him far in life. We are looking forward to honoring Mason’s unique achievement at the Fifth Grade Awards Assembly in May. Congratulations, Mason!

Mason Favro

Media Statisics Number of books checked out from the Media Center this school year

over 42,834

Number of Accelerated Reading points earned this school year

over 30,356

Number of books/items added to Destiny this year Value of items added this year

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

810 $ 12,298.37

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Cobb County Writing Fair

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Liat Klemm, an Eastvalley first grade student was chosen as a runner-up in the Cobb County Writing Fair. Here is Liat with her certificate awarded at the Cobb County reception held in April. Congratulations Liat!

Volunteer of the Year Congratulations to Teresa Long! She is this year’s Volunteer of the Year. Teresa has spent countless hours quietly working away in the Media Center and in the classroom.

Classified Employee of the Year Congratulations to Eastvalley’s Classified Employee of the Year, Rosa Martinez! We thank Ms. Martinez for her hard work and dedication in keeping Eastvalley clean and beautiful

Cluck and Moo Award

The Cluck & Moo Award was created in January 2011 for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders to encourage them to set an individual reading goal, and to honor our generous Partners in Education, Chick-fil-A. The students took on this challenge and we are proud of the following 23 Cluck & Moo winners: Emma Williams, Vijay Shastri, Katie Childress, Jared Loncar, Madison Jones, Devon Walcott, William Hestad, Ronnie Klemm, Beau Baker, Shreya Joy, Sarvesh Balamurugan, Lamar Sanjase, Brianna O’Connor, Hailey Miller, Aerial Hines, Arshia Charkian, Will Mahoney, Cameron

Cluck & Moo winners for April: Paden Watts, Ved Zalavadia, Aashi Shivastava, Jake Levinson, Cameron Bleshoy, Tyler Richardson, Paden Watts, Aashi Shivastava, Jacob Levinson, and Ved Zalavadia. Bleshoy and Tyler Richardson.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Carta da Nossa Diretora Olá Famílias da Eastvalley, Feliz Verão!!!! Eastvalley passará por um grande projeto de construção neste verão com seu dinheiro do SPLOSH. Quero dizer a todos o que acontecerá durantea as semanas do verão. Antes das férias do verão, todos os professores e funcionários (eu incluso!) teremos que embalar tudo das salas de aulas e escritórios. Os materiais de tecnologia serão removidos e armazenados no escritório central do condado durante a contrução. Na construção a lista será: 1. Sistema de extinção nova durante todo o edifício 2. Iluminação nova durante todo o edifício 3. Um sistema de pulso de horas durante todo o edifício 4. Válvulas niveladas novas em todos os banheiros 5. Um calefador de água quente novo 6. Um passeio e toldo novo que vão da porta da frente da escola até a porta do ginásio(um projeto bem bonito!!) 7. Passeios e toldos novos em todos os trailers 8. Uma estrada nova para permitir ao carro de bombeiros em caso de emergência atráz da escola. Estamos muitos contentes que todas estas melhorias estarão ocorrendo na Eastvalley. Infelizmente, isto significa que o edifício estará interrompido completamente a todos. Estarei trabalhando em outra escola neste verão, porque não serei permitida entrar no meu escritório. O que isto significa que você não poderá vir a escola durante o verão pegar nenhum registro ou registrar sua criança nenhum desses dias. Se você telefonar para escola , as chamadas de telefone serão automaticamentes transferidas à meu “escritório de verão”. Compreenda por favor que não terei acesso a nenhum registro durante o verão. Teremos que esperar até que sejamos permitidos entrar na escola depois da contrução para ter acesso aos registros. Teremos um dia de matrícula para os novos estudantes no dia 27 de Julho das 8:00 às 18:00hrs. Iremos estar na cafeteria da escola para matrículas. Por favor traga: Cópia da certidão de nascimento, o cartão do social Security, a forma das vacinas, dental, visão e 2 provas de residência de que mora na zona da escola Eastvalley e um documento de indentificação com o retrato. Qualquer (boletim, testes) da escola prévia será também muito útil para a criança que esta entrando em qualquer série, exceto o jardim da infância. Por favor telefone se tiver alguma outra dúvida sobre matrícula (770-578-7214). Aproveite as férias de verão! As aulas começam no dia 15 de Agôsto às 7:50hrs.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

Karen Wacker Diretora

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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DATES TO REMEMBER May

Page 12 Our Eastvalley Partners Please support our local companies and thank them for supporting our children’s education.

23 - 3rd grade Awards Assembly 8:10 4th grade Awards Assembly 9:10 CRCT math retest (5th) 24 - 5th grade picnic at Terrell Mill Park 1:30 dismissal for ALL students

2044 Lower Roswell Road (770) 973-4666 www.brusters.com

East Lake Location 2105 Roswell Road. www.chickfila.com

25 - 5th grade Awards/luncheon 1:30 dismissal for ALL students Last Day of School!

June

June 1 Eastvalley closes for summer construction

1870 The Exchange, Atlanta 2501 E. Piedmont Rd, Ste 160 770-951-7077 770-575-5802 ma.mcdonald@horacemann.com www.kidchess.com

July

July 27 New student registration 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

August

East Lake Shopping Ctr 2100 Roswell Road N.W. www.kroger.com

12 - Sneak a Peek 1-3 p.m. 15 - First day of school

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd (770) 977-5557 www.peachtreegymnastics.com

2145 Roswell Rd, (770) 321-1371 www.mariettamartialarts.com

2201 Roswell Road (770) 509-7794

Spinal Balance Center 1755 The Exchange Suite 150 (770) 955-8060

736 Johnson Ferry Road (770) 977-9789 www.sportsarama-usa.com

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”

2217 Roswell Rd (770) 973-4075 www.tigertkdacademy.com

Have a great summer folks!

PartNers at Large

2146 Roswell Rd (770) 971-2462 www.theupsstore.com

McCleskey–East Cobb Family YMCA

1055 East Piedmont Rd. (770) 977-5991 www.ymcaatlanta.org

2100 Roswell Road Suite 2182 Marietta, GA 30062 770-509-2345 2080 Lower Roswell Rd. (770) 977-4907 www.zaxbys.com

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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