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December newsletter



 Dear East Side Families and Friends,


The months of November and December are traditionally very busy and this year is no exception. November was very busy with community projects like the Thanksgiving can food drive.The Canned Food Drive was a great success. This is a great way for students to become aware that there are others much less fortunate than them, right here in Chattanooga and that each of us can do our part to help.


Our teachers have been attending districtwide professional development in the area  of " Common Core State Standards” .Professional Development for our teachers has a direct impact on providing the best education for your child.


What an exciting time of the year! The students are reacting to the cold, chilly, rainy days. The Thanksgiving Day activties just ended and we are all anticipating our long winter break. We must remain focused and attend school every day.

Great News! We now have an active school PTA @ East Side Elementary.  We would like to thank the teachers who worked so hard to see this initiate through. Special thanks to Mrs. Lane(1st) and Mrs. Phillips(4th) for the time and effort.The membership drive is over but you may join at any time.

Parents share responsibility for their children's education. Involved parents are those who: send children ready and eager to learn and prepared to accept the authority of school staff. Parents make sure the child understands and follows school rules:supervise homework as needed;seek advice of teachers to understand; learn about school programs, curriculum, regulations and procedures, and actively support them; show commitment by attending conferences, PTA meetings, and other programs;understand the need for professional development programs for teachers

December is the Month of the Child with Special Needs. Using the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships as a guide, PTAs can explore ways to welcome and support families with special needs children in the school community.

S. Hinton