Weekly Update 10/16/17 - 10/20/17

Conferences and Calendar Items-

  • Mon, Oct. 23- No School- Professional Development for Staff
  • Tues, Oct. 31- ½ day for students
  • TK-7 Conferences12:00-3:00
  • Wed, Nov. 1- TK-7 Conferences- 3:30-6:30
  • Thurs, Nov. 2- TK-7 Conferences- 3:30-6:30
  • Fri, Nov. 3 - ½ day for students, dismissal at 11am, no conferences

Conferences-

Parent-Teacher Conferences are only a few weeks away. Scheduling letters will be going home within the next week. Please be sure to return these with your child marked with the time(s) that you are available to come in for a conference with your child’s teacher.

East Cares-

Throughout the school year, East students will support worthy causes, including our own families who need help. East recently finished fundraising efforts to help Sue Creech Elementary in Katy, Texas. This school was severally flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Hoebbel and Mrs. Ortega both have family in friends in Katy. East will be sending a check for nearly $1300 along with several gift cards to the Principal of Creech Elementary in hopes that this money can help provide some supplies and books to the teachers and students.

Be Nice-

East is an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. One of the most common reasons students are nominated is for noticing a student who is alone at lunch or recess and inviting them to play. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.

Thanks to Ridge Point Church-

East would like to give a huge shout out to Ridge Point Church for partnering with East through their Reach and Restore campaign during the 2016-2017 school year. Most of that investment from Ridge Point was put into a focus on literacy at East. East purchased a lot of new books for our classrooms and for students and also started the reading incentive program. These efforts and this focus on literacy are a big part of why East is showing amazing growth.

Shout Outs -

Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

PTO-

If you are interested in getting involved in PTO for the 2017-2018 school year, please email Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org. I will then share your info with the current PTO officers.

Box Tops -

Please send collect and send in Box Tops for Education. This is an Easy way to raise money for our school. Ask friends and relatives to collect them as well. There is a friendly competition between classes on who can raise the most.

Weekly Update 10/9/17 - 10/13/17

 

Weekly Update 10/9/17 - 10/13/17

It was a great Homecoming week in Holland that was topped off with a great victory for the Varsity football team against Byron Center.


East Cares- Throughout the school year, East students will support worthy causes, including our own families who need help. East recently finished fundraising efforts to help Sue Creech Elementary in Katy, Texas. This school was severally flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Hoebbel and Mrs. Ortega both have family in friends in Katy. East will be sending a check for nearly $1300 along with several gift cards to the Principal of Sue Creech in hopes that this money can help provide some supplies and books to the teachers and students.


Conferences and Calendar Items- 
Mon, Oct. 23- No School- Professional Development for Staff 
Tues, Oct. 31- ½ day for students 
TK-7 Conferences- 12:00-3:00 
Wed, Nov. 1- TK-7 Conferences- 3:30-6:30 
Thurs, Nov. 2- TK-7 Conferences- 3:30-6:30 
Fri, Nov. 3- ½ day for students, dismissal at 11am, no conferences


Conferences- Parent-Teacher Conferences are only a few weeks away. Scheduling letters will be going home within the next week. Please be sure to return these with your child marked with the time(s) that you are available to come in for a conference with your



Be Nice- East is an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. One of the most common reasons students are nominated is for noticing a student who is alone at lunch or recess and inviting them to play. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.



Thanks to Ridge Point Church- East would like to give a huge shout out to Ridge Point Church for partnering with East through their Reach and Restore campaign during the 2016-2017 school year. Most of that investment from Ridge Point was put into a focus on literacy at East. East purchased a lot of new books for our classrooms and for students and also started the reading incentive program. These efforts and this focus on literacy are a big part of why East is showing amazing growth.



Shout Outs - Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org



PTO- If you are interested in getting involved in PTO for the 2017-2018 school year, please email Mr. Cassidy atncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org. I will then share your info with the current PTO officers.



Box Tops - Please send collect and send in Box Tops for Education. This is an Easy way to raise money for our school. Ask friends and relatives to collect them as well. There is a friendly competition between classes on who can raise the most.




Nick Cassidy
Principal
Holland East K-7
616-494-2425

Weekly Update of 10/2/17 - 10/6/17

 

This week is Homecoming in Holland.

Spirit Week 

  • Monday - Comfy Cozy Day (not pajama day) 
  • Tuesday - Twin Day (find a friend and dress alike) 
  • Wednesday - Sports Team Day (wear a shirt of your favorite sports team) 
  • Thursday - Crazy Hat or Crazy Hair Day 
  • Friday: Red and White Day (Holland Public School colors)

Homecoming Parade-

You are invited to join us at the parade on Friday. If you would like to walk with East, please be at the DeVos Fieldhouse parking lot by 5:45. The parade starts at 6:00and will end at the football stadium.

Count Day-

Wednesday, October 4th is count day. The number of students in the building on this day will help determine the amount of funding that East receives to support our students and programs. Please make sure that your child is at school and at time.

Be Nice-

East is an official Be Nice school. The Be Nice expectations encourage students to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower. Students nominate other students every week who model those expectations. Students who are nominated can win a Be Nice shirt. One of the most common reasons students are nominated is for noticing a student who is alone at lunch or recess and inviting them to play. If you see a student wearing a Be Nice shirt please show your appreciation for them Being Nice and making someone else’s day.

Nurse 5K Run/Walk-

The annual School Nurse 5K Run is October 5th at 6:00 at Holland High School. Students can enter for free. Snacks and shirts will be available at the start/finish line. Any students who run and beat Mr. Cassidy get a special prize.

Thanks to Ridge Point Church-

East would like to give a huge shout out to Ridge Point Church for partnering with East through their Reach and Restore campaign during the 2016-2017 school year. Most of that investment from Ridge Point was put into a focus on literacy at East. East purchased a lot of new books for our classrooms and for students and also started the reading incentive program. These efforts and this focus on literacy are a big part of why East is showing amazing growth.

East Cares-

Throughout the school year, East students will support worthy causes, including our own families who need help. We are currently finishing fundraising efforts to help Sue Creech Elementary in Katy, Texas. This school was severally flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Mrs. Hoebbel and Mrs. Ortega both have family in friends in Katy. We will let you know how much money was raised and how this will be used by next week.

Shout Outs -

Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org 

PTO-

If you are interested in getting involved in PTO for the 2017-2018 school year, please email Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org. I will then share your info with the current PTO officers.

Box Tops -

Please send collect and send in Box Tops for Education. This is an Easy way to raise money for our school. Ask friends and relatives to collect them as well. There is a friendly competition between classes on who can raise the most.

Weekly Update for 9/5-9/8

Curriculum Night

Be sure to come out and meet with your child’s teacher and go over classroom expectations, understand different assessments, and learn how to best support your child and East.

  • September 6th- 5:30-7:00- K-3rd

  • September 7th- 5:30-7:00- 4th-7th, SXI, HI, and CI

    • Session 1- 5:30-5:50

    • Session 2- 5:55-6:15

    • Session 3- 6:20-6:40

There will be 3-20 minute sessions and you only need to attend one. You will be given a ticket after the session, which can be redeemed for a free pizza dinner for your family in the cafeteria. Dinner will be served from 5:50-6:50. There will be several tables of activities set up in the cafeteria, which will allow you to drop off your children and attend the curriculum night sessions without your kids.

Wednesday Morning Thank You

Wednesday morning the East staff will be handing out granola bars to parents in the carpool line. Along with the granola bar, parents will be given an update on curriculum nights, a thank you for the continued support, and a list of ways to get involved at East.


Arrival/Dismissal Times

7:30am-building opens 7:30-8:00 am 
Breakfast available to all students 3:00pm

Dismissal begins

You can find your children at the following locations at dismissal:

  • TK,K and 1st- near the playground on East side of parking lot
  • 2nd and 3rd- outside of the blue doors on the front of the school
  • 4th and 5th- under the bell tower
  • 6th and 7th- to the west of the bell tower


7th Grade Leadership Camp

 7th grade students have the opportunity to attend an all day Leadership Camp at Camp Geneva on September 26th. Permission slips were sent home with students. The cost of the camp is $25 and includes lunch, dinner, transportation, and games.

East Expectations

  • Earn respect
  • Act responsibly
  • Stay safe
  • Try your best

All students will know and practice the East expectations and will rewarded with different incentives when they exhibit those behaviors in the form of tickets which can then be redeemed for prizes.

3rd Grade Update 

East is now searching for a part-time 3rd grade teacher to teach Math and Reading and lower class sizes during those critical subjects. Classes will be divided by looking at data and what will best benefit all students. More updates to come soon.

 

East Celebrates Readers

East will continue our Reading Counts program. Students are encouraged to read books at their level and then take short comprehension quizzes online about that book. If students are able to answer the questions about their book they will earn points. Every month students earn prizes for reaching different milestones and goals.

East “Families”

Every student at East is a member of a “Family”. Families consist of two students from every grade TK-7 and they meet about once a month with the 7th graders leading the family meetings. The topics of these meetings center around being nice, standing up for others, and following the East expectations. Students will stay in the same family until they become the leaders in their 7th grade year. Former students describe this as one of their favorite aspects about East. Families help create positive climate and culture at East and provide leadership opportunities to our 7th graders.

PTO

If you are interested in getting involved in PTO for the 2017-2018 school year, please email Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org. I will then share your info with the current PTO officers.

Box Tops

Please collect and send in Box Tops for Education. This is an easy way to raise money for our school. Ask friends and relatives to collect them as well. There is a friendly competition between classes on who can raise the most.

Shout Outs
Did you know that every week Mr. Cassidy sends out an email to staff called “The Holla”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to him about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mr. Cassidy at ncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org. It is especially meaningful to teachers when they receive that praise from parents.

Office Staff

East

373 E 24th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2425
Nicholas Cassidy
Principal
616-494-2426
MaryJo Kooiker
Assistant Principal
616-494-2431
Kimberly Stevenson
Site Supervisor
494-2478
Fatima Morales
Secretary
616-494-2435
Amanda Ortega
Secretary
616-494-2433

School Times
(TK) K – 5th Grade
8:02 am – 3:04 pm
6th – 7th Grade
8:00 am – 3:04 pm

Half Day
K – 5th
8:02 am – 11:05 am
6th – 7th
8:00 am – 11:00 am