October 2015




Mission Statement- Eastbrook Elementary is determined to provide the environment and support in which all students will become leaders.  Every student will learn, ensure safety and show kindness and respect!


Text Box: Husson’s Pizza Day- Oct 20th IMPORTANT DATES:



Oct. 15- Make up picture day 

Oct. 19- Field trip- Gritt’s Farm- bring a packed lunch from home on this day!

Oct. 20-  Husson’s Pizza Day- order 304-757-7775 (last month’s participation was awesome!!)

Popcorn Dates-

Oct 2nd and Oct 16th

Please send in .50¢ if you want to purchase a bag for your child


Oct. 22- Parent Teacher Conference 4pm-6pm


Menu on reverse

Oct. 23 – No School- CE day for teachers/staff


Oct. 25-30- Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 29- report cards sent home

Oct. 30- Halloween Party 1:00  Parents are welcome to attend.                                                 

*please send your child dressed in their costume.  No weapons or full masks.


Picture Day- If your child was absent on Sept 3rd , there will be a make-up picture day on Oct. 15th.  Order forms will be in the office.  If you need your child’s pictures retaken, please send back the full package.  

Facebook-  Have you asked to join the Eastbrook Parent page on Facebook?  It is a great way to be reminded of activities and share with other parents.  Mrs. Dillon also posts announcements and pictures.  Please try to stay connected with your school in every way possible.  Putnam County Schools also has a Facebook page that you can follow county activities.  At times, they have Eastbrook students on their page, as well as informative information.

Parent Teacher Conference-  Be watching for a form from your child’s teacher regarding appointment options.  Please save the date of October 22st from 4-6pm.

Christmas help- Applications are being accepted at Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene on Teays Valley Rd in Hurricane on Wednesday October 7th from 10am to noon and 1pm to 4pm  OR  Thursday October 8th  from 10am to noon and 1pm to 6pm.

School Improvement Goals

1. All students at EES will achieve one year’s growth in the area of reading as measured on the STAR benchmark.

2. All students at EES will achieve one year’s growth in area of math as measured on the STAR benchmark.

3. All students at EES will demonstrate leadership skills as described in the Leader in Me process as established in the expectations taught to all students.

4. Develop a school culture in which parents will be provided opportunities to be actively involved in student learning and success.


LEADER IN ME- Imagine a school morning where everyone knows what to do and is ready on time. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible! Organization is a skill learned over time. By teaching organization at home, your child will learn this very important skill. Use the first three habits as a learning tool for you and your child:

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 1 is about initiative and responsibility. Help your child determine what he or she will need for the next day. To start, writing a list may be helpful. Next, have your child gather the non-perishable items and put them in his or her school bag.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

 Habit 2 is about visualizing how you would like something to turn out before it happens. If a smooth morning is the goal, brainstorm with your child how that will look and feel like. Your child may actually have time to do something extra in the morning if he or she is organized and you will all have a happy start to the day.

Habit 3: Put First Things

Habit 3 means focusing on the task when there's something else you would rather be doing — the hardest part of all! Help your child learn how to avoid distractions by reminding him or her that, if they stick to it, all the fun things can come right after—with no guilt or nagging! Once children know these habits, and how to apply them, they can start tackling more difficult tasks independently. They will begin to feel self-confident and proud when they're able to complete homework and chores.