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At Eastside, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often, as we update it regularly.

Dress Up for Vets Week

The Veterans Day program is on Friday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. at CHS. Student council would like to have a fundraiser the week of October 16 to 20 to help support a local community organization, Downrange Warriors; Got Your Six Outdoors program. Downrange Warriors is a national organization that has programs and courses for veterans and their families. Student council voted to promote a Dress Up for Vets week. Eastside students and teachers will donate $1.00 per day or $2.00 for the week.

  • Monday: 'Merica Monday  
  • Tuesday: Tie-Dye Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Wacky Sock Wednesday
  • Thursday: Throw Back Thursday
  • Friday: Freak Out Friday
Early Childhood Expo

We invite you to join us for the expo at the Cody Rec Center on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and learn all about the many services available for families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children in Cody. There will be free information, giveaways, and fun activities for your children.

Harvest of Math Fun Night

Join us on Monday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. for a harvest of math fun! Title I provides this night of fun! The night's schedule of events includes:

  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner 
  • 6:00 p.m. Math presentation for parents in the gym while students go to classrooms to play math games
  • 6:30 p.m. Parents go to classrooms to learn games and play with their student
  • 6:45 p.m. Each family may spend their ticket to receive the game of their choice
Recycling for Eastside School

Do you recycle? If you do, you could help our school. Just let the people at the recycling center know that you would like your recycling to benefit Eastside School. That’s it! It’s a win-win for the environment and our school. A big thank you from all of us at Eastside and from our planet!

From the Nurse

Our school nurse has several topics she would like you to read about this week.

Vision and hearing screening for students in grades 1-5 will take place the week of October 16. We will notify you if your child does not pass the screening. Please contact Mrs. Waters or Ms. Lindemann if you have any questions or concerns about your child.

Are you cleaning out closets? We could use some donations of clothing for the nurses' office loaner supply. We are especially in need of pants, both boys and girls sizes 5-12. Leggings and sweatpants are preferable to jeans as they fit a wider range of students. Feel free to drop donations off in the office. Thank you.

Flu vaccination is an important component of limiting the spread of influenza in our schools and community. The top four ways to prevent the spread of illness are getting a flu shot, covering your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze, washing your hands frequently, and staying home if you are sick. Park County Public Health is having a community flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cody Auditorium. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children. They accept Medicare and Medicaid insurance. Flu shots are also available at most physician's offices and pharmacies in Cody. October is the best time to get your flu shot.

Weather Reminder

As the season changes from summer to fall so does the weather. Please make sure that your children come to school prepared to go out to recess. Thank you!

Knight’s Quest Reading Challenge

Hear ye, hear ye, we invite you to participate in the knight's quest reading challenge! We have a school goal to read 1,000,000 minutes before the end of the school year. To help us accomplish this goal, each class has a reading goal:

  • Kindergarten: 30,000 minutes
  • First grade: 30,000 minutes
  • Second grade: 40,000 minutes
  • Third grade: 60,000 minutes
  • Fourth grade: 80,000 minutes
  • Fifth grade: 80,000 minutes

You can help us reach our reading goals by encouraging your child to read every night. Look for our knight minute time cards. Help your child mark off the time he/she reads each night, sign the bottom when the time card is full, and send it back to school. Our time cards come in a few different designs, depending on grade level and teacher preference. It does not matter what time card your child uses. We have lots of fun rewards along the way, so find a good book and enjoy your next reading adventure. Thank you so much for helping your child become a better reader this year!

Preschool Liaison Program and Dates

The preschool liaison program is a place for parents and children to learn and play together while using the materials in the classroom, such as books, blocks, puzzles, and games. The classroom is open twice a month on Fridays from 8:10 a.m.-noon and twice a month on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Come and go as you please as we do not need an RSVP.

  • October 4: Book Club Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
    Location: Livingston
  • October 6: Preschool Friday 8:10 a.m.-noon
    Location: Eastside
  • October 12: Math-tastic Thursday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
    Location: Sunset
  • October 18: Book Club Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
    Location: Livingston
  • October 20: Preschool Friday 8:10 a.m.-noon
    Location: Eastside
  • October 24: Preschool Tuesday 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 
    Location: Eastside
  • October 26: Math-tastic Thursday 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. 
    Location: Sunset
Kiss 'n' Go Lane

Kiss ‘n’ Go is our pick-up and drop-off lane in front of the school. We created this lane to provide a safe, orderly, and efficient way for students who get a ride to school to be dropped-off in the mornings, starting at 7:45. To use the Kiss ‘n’ Go lane please pull up on 17th St. as far as you can and as close to the curb as you can, out of the traffic lane. Kiss ‘n’ Go volunteers will help your child out of your car and are happy to grab their gear. Please be mindful of thru-traffic on 17th St. and exit the Kiss ‘n’ Go lane with care.

If you plan to park and drop-off or pick-up your child, please find a legal, available parking spot on Bleistein Avenue, Salsbury Avenue, or 16th St. Please make sure your child utilizes crosswalks and crossing guards. We encourage all to be good neighbors to the homeowner’s around the school and their need to access parking around their home.

Non-drivers, who help their children walk or bike to school, please observe the safety rules, use the crosswalks, and walk your bike on school property.

Thanks for helping to keep all of our children safe during arrival and dismissal!