East Lake Newsletter
June 2 - Digital Academy Parade 12:30-2:30pm (Upper Parking Lot of East Lake)
June 3 - (Rain Date) Digital Academy Parade 12:30-2:30 (Upper Parking Lot of East Lake)
June 4 - Fifth Grade Celebration Picnic
June 5 - Girls on the Run 5K (9:00am)
June 8 - Last Day of School
July 26-August 12 - Camp Propel at East Lake (8:00am-2:00pm)
August 24 - Site Council Meeting (6:00pm)
August 26 - Kindergarten Open House (6:30pm)
August 30 & 31 - Transition to Kindergarten Days
September 1 & 2 - Assessments
September 8 - First Day of School Grades 1-5
September 9 - First Day of School Kindergarten
Hello East Lake Families,
As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 school year, I want to say thank you to the East Lake families for your continued support this year. It was a year like no other and we would not have been able to make it without your support at home.
We missed having our Digital Academy students at East Lake this year, but you were able to make the necessary adjustments to the distance learning environment. We are excited and look forward to having many of you back within in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
END OF YEAR PROCEDURES:
The last day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8. On Tuesday, June 8 your child will be given with an envelope that will include an end-of-year report card along with other pertinent information. Your child may benefit by having some type of extra bag to carry home any school supplies, learning materials, etc. on the last day of school. Each grade level, including Digital Academy students, have special events planned for the end of the school year. Please connect with your classroom teacher to hear the specific events for your child’s grade level classroom.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION – 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
All families will receive a “Back to School” letter from the principal around early August. Within the letter there will be information about your child’s new teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, assessment Days, Back-To-School Curriculum Nights, PTO / Site Council Meetings, etc.
NEW SCHOOL HOURS AT EAST LAKE (9:30-3:50 p.m.)
East Lake will have new school hours starting the 2021-2022 school year. Students will be allowed to enter the building starting at 9:15 a.m. and school will officially start at 9:30 a.m. The end of the day will be at 3:50 p.m. These times are 5 minutes later than what is currently in place.
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE – AUGUST 26 FROM 6:30-7:30 PM
We will be inviting all Kindergarten families to join us on Thursday, August 26 for an open house opportunity. Families will be able to come into the building with their Kindergarten child and tour the building, meet Kindergarten teachers and become acquainted with East Lake Elementary.
KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION DAYS – AUGUST 30 & 31
All District 196 schools will be offering two days (August 30 & 31) prior to the start of the school year for our new Kindergarten students to get acquainted to the building, their new classroom and to meet their new teacher. Students will arrive at school (9:15 a.m.) and have two days with no other students in the building. The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 8.
ASSESSMENT DAYS – SEPTEMBER 1 & 2
The elementary school assessments will be held at East Lake Elementary on Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2. At your assigned time, students will be escorted to the classroom and while a student is meeting with the teacher for 45 minutes, parents are asked to stay and complete forms and paperwork. Having paperwork completed before the first day of school will also make for a smoother start to the school year. Additionally, the school nurse will be available to meet with parents to accept medication and doctor orders as well as review and update individualized health plans.
Here is a list of information covered within the June Newsletter:
- Classroom Connections
- Specialist News - Art, Band, Library, Music, PhyEd
- Summer iPads & Technology
- School Tool Box 2021-22
- LEAD Camp
- Camp Propel Summer Program
- Box Tops for Education
My hope is that you have some time to rest and enjoy some special family time this summer.
East Lake Elementary
Our neighborhood school brings a sense of community and connectedness into each of our classrooms.