Weekly Update for East- 5/29-6/1

There are only 6.5 days left of school. I will include all remaining items for the year.

Holland Middle School Open House

May 30th
-4:00- 5:00- 5th Grade
-5:30- 6:30- 6th Grade
-7:00- 8:00- 7th Grade
-Buses will provide a shuttle from each school 15 minutes prior to the start of each grade level session. Please try to be at Holland Middle School at the start of each session.

May 31st-

Field Day for TK-5

June 4th-

Last School Family Picnic/Meeting/Assembly
-Celebration of Top Readers prior to Assembly

June 6th-

Last Day of school
-7th grade Awards 9:00-11:00
-Final Walk of East 10:50
-Dismissal at 11:00

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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

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 East- 5/21-5/25

  • School Board Meeting - May 21st- 7:00pm- District Administration- Board Room
  • No School- Monday, May 28th- Memorial Day
  • Last Day of School- June 6th with dismissal at 11:00am
    • -7th grade awards assembly at 9:00am

School Visits this Spring- 

With the restructuring of schools and changing attendance zones, please save the below dates for visits to schools within the district. Post cards and letters should have already been received.

  • May 22nd- West, Jefferson and Holland Heights- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • May 30th- Holland Middle School
    • -4:00- 5:00- 5th Grade
    • -5:30- 6:30- 6th Grade
    • -7:00- 8:00- 7th Grade

*Transportation from each current home school will be provided by a shuttle bus at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each session. Parents can ride as well.

East Softball Team 

Did you know that several of East’s teachers play on a softball team? Feel free to bring your family out to cheer them on this Thursday, 5/24 at 6:30pm. The game is at Matt Urban Complex on 32nd street on field #1.

Wonder Book Drive

All students received their Wonder or We’re All Wonder books. Thank you so much to all of those who donated. Over the next few weeks we will be sending out thank you notes to people we know donated. However, most donations were anonymous as they came through Amazon Prime and did not have the name of who placed the order. The kids were so excited to get their books. We hope to share pictures this week.

Reading Counts at East

As we begin to close out the year, we are looking to celebrate our top readers in grand fashion once again. We are in the planning process for another event for the readers who surpassed 600 points for the year. This is likely to happen on June 4th. More details to come.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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.

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 East- 5/14-5/18

We have entered the Post-Tulip Time stretch! This is also the last week of MSTEP testing for 3rd and 4th grades. Many grades will be taking other assessments in their classes. Please make sure that they get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast. There are many field trips over these last few weeks. Please make sure that all forms are turned in on time. If you sign up to chaperone also make sure that you have a volunteer form on file.


School Visits this Spring- 

With the restructuring of schools and changing attendance zones, please save the below dates for visits to schools within the district. Post cards and letters should have already been received.

  • May 22nd- West, Jefferson and Holland Heights- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • May 30th- Holland Middle School
    • 4:00- 5:00- 5th Grade
    • 5:30- 6:30- 6th Grade
    • 7:00- 8:00- 7th Grade

Transportation from each current home school will be provided by a shuttle bus at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each session. Parents can ride as well.


MSTEP Schedule-

We have entered into the testing season. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

  • Tuesday, 5/15- 3rd and 4th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/17- 3rd and 4th Grade Math


Wonder Book Drive-

All students received their Wonder or We’re All Wonder books. Thank you so much to all of those who donated. Over the next few weeks we will be sending out thank you notes to people we know donated. However, most donations were anonymous as they came through Amazon Prime and did not have the name of who placed the order. The kids were so excited to get their books. We will share pictures next week.


Reading Counts at East

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.


Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.


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.


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.


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 5/7-5/11

We have an extremely busy week at East and in Holland! It is also Tulip Time!!

Tulip Time 2018 Kinderparade Information for Parents of 1st-5th Grade Students

We hope many of our 1st-5th grade students will choose to participate in this year’s Tulip Time Kinderparade, as well as many of the other exciting events that happen in early May here in Holland!

  • Wednesday, May 9th - Half day of school for Grades TK-12
  • Thursday, May 10th - Half day of school for Grades TK-12 -
    • (However, if the parade is cancelled on this day, we will have a full day of school) 
  • Kinderparade - 1st-5th grade marchers and band members 
  • Friday, May 11 is the make-up date, if parade is cancelled due to the weather
  • Friday, May 11th - Full day of school for Grades TK-12
    • Unless Kinderparade is cancelled on Thursday, May 10, then Friday becomes a half day

***Important Times Drop-off and Pick- Up Times***

  • 11:00am- Dismissal on half days
  • 1:00pm - Drop students back off at East (in full costume) for the parade on Thursday, May 10th
  • 3:00 pm- Parents need to pick up students at the Kollen Park boat launch following the parade.

School Visits this Spring

With the restructuring of schools and changing attendance zones, please save the below dates for visits to schools within the district. Post cards and letters will also be sent out this week.

  • May 22nd- West, Jefferson and Holland Heights- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • May 30th- Holland Middle School
    • 4:00- 5:00- 5th Grade
    • 5:30- 6:30- 6th Grade
    • 7:00- 8:00- 7th Grade

MSTEP Schedule

We have entered into the testing season. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

  • Tuesday, 5/15- 3rd and 4th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/17- 3rd and 4th Grade Math

Wonder Book Drive

We have enough books for every student and every one of them has an inspirational message written in them! Thanks to all of the volunteers and donors. We will be distributing the books to TK, K, 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th grades on May 9th and will have a whole-school picture on May 10th. If your child has already received their book, please tell them to bring it back to school before the May 10th picture.

Reading Counts at East

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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.

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 East 4/30-5/4/18

We are officially in the last stretch of the school year and it will be busy. Between now and June we will have MSTEP testing, Tulip Time, many field trips, and the of course a lot of learning.

School Visits this Spring

With the restructuring of schools and changing attendance zones, please save these dates for visits to schools within the district:

  • May 22nd- West, Jefferson and Holland Heights- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • May 30th- Holland Middle School
    • 4:00- 5:00- 5th Grade
    • 5:30- 6:30- 6th Grade
    • 7:00- 8:00- 7th Grade

MSTEP Schedule-

We have entered into the testing season. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

  • Tuesday, 5/1- 6th and 7th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/3- 6th and 7th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, 5/15- 3rd and 4th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/17- 3rd and 4th Grade Math

Wonder Book Drive-

We have enough books for every student and every one of them has an inspirational message written in them! Thanks to all of the volunteers. We will be distributing the books to TK, K, 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th grades on May 9th and will have a whole-school picture on May 10th.

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors- East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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.

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 East 4/23-4/27

Congratulations to East Staff at the 5th Annual Power H Awards.

The following people were recognized on Friday:

5 years of Service:

  • Nick Cassidy
  • Amanda Ortega
  • Alicia O’Connor

10 years of Service:

  • Lisa McFarland

15 years of Service:

  • Bethany Van Oss

20 years of Service:

  • Kay Mayer
  • Dawn Harbison

25 years of Service:

  • Steven Prins
  • Lisa Voss

30 years of Service:

  • Barbara Coon
  • Lori Mierle-Kruggel
  • Pat Schoettley

Perfect Attendance:

  • Jordi Fuentes
  • Joel Glover
  • Maryjo Kooiker
  • Michelle Marko

Extra-Curricular Person of the Year:

  • Kris Berens

Transportation Empoye of the Year:

  • Lisa McKinney (Bus #43)

Instructional Support Person of the Year:

  • Hollie Prins

Central Services Person of the Year:

  • Ron Keaton

Teacher of the Year:

  • Ann Exo-Thompson

Volunteers of the Year:

  • Lois Mulder & Pam Buthker

Community Impact Partner:

  • Holland Community Police and Nicole Hamberg

Red Tulip Award:

  • Fatima Morales

School Visits this Spring 

With the restructuring of schools and changing attendance zones, please save these dates for visits to schools within the district:

  • May 22nd- West, Jefferson and Holland Heights- 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • May 30th- Holland Middle School
    • 4:00- 5:00- 5th Grade
    • 5:30- 6:30- 6th Grade
    • 7:00- 8:00- 7th Grade

MSTEP Schedule

We have entered into the testing season. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

  • Tuesday, 4/17- 5th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 4/19- 5th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, 4/24- 5th Grade Social Studies
  • Thursday, 4/26- 5th Grade Science
  • Tuesday, 5/1- 6th and 7th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/3- 6th and 7th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, 5/15- 3rd and 4th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/17- 3rd and 4th Grade Math

Wonder Book Drive

If you are interested in helping us write messages to students inside Wonder books, please report to the East Media Center at 3:15on Wednesday, 4/25.

Reading Counts at East 

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors 

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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

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 East 4/16-4/20

Friday, 4/20- No School for students

MSTEP Schedule-

We have entered into the testing season. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

  • Tuesday, 4/17- 5th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 4/19- 5th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, 4/24- 5th Grade Social Studies
  • Thursday, 4/26- 5th Grade Science
  • Tuesday, 5/1- 6th and 7th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/3- 6th and 7th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, 5/15- 3rd and 4th Grade ELA
  • Thursday, 5/17- 3rd and 4th Grade Math

Wonder Book Drive-

It is safe to say that we will have enough books for every single student at East to get their own copy of Wonder. 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders were given their books just before break. 2nd, 6th, and 7th will get Wonder in the next week. TK, K, and 1st will get “We’re All Wonders”. Thanks to everyone who donated! We will be doing a whole-school picture in the next few weeks and following up with Thank You notes to the known donors.

Orange Leaf FroYo Challenge-

East is in the Final Four of the FroYo Spirit Challenge. Go our to Orange Leaf this week and place your receipt in the East bucket! 
 

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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

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 East 4/9-4/13

Welcome back! We are officially in the last stretch of the school year and it will be busy. Between now and June we will have MSTEP testing, Tulip Time, many field trips, and the of course a lot of learning.

Wonder Book Drive-

It is safe to say that we will have enough books for every single student at East to get their own copy of Wonder. 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders were given their books just before break. 2nd, 6th, and 7th will get Wonder in the next week or so. TK, K, and 1st will get “We’re All Wonders”. Thanks to everyone who donated! We will be doing a whole-school picture in the next few weeks and following up with Thank You notes to the known donors.

Orange Leaf FroYo Challenge-

Continue to check the link for updates on the Orange Leaf FroYo challenge. Over the last few years, Orange Leaf has donated thousands of dollars back to local schools.
 

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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.

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 3/26- 3/29

  • Friday, 3/30- No School- Beginning of Spring Break
  • Monday, 4/9- First day back to school after break.

Schedule for this week:

  • Monday, 3/26- Students wear their reading shirts or Red, White, and Blue
  • Tuesday, 3/27- Be NICE assembly. Wear Be NICE shirts or green.
  • Thursday, 3/28- Wear Red and White or Holland shirts

Wonder Book Drive-

We have adjusted our goal to get the book Wonder or We’re All Wonders in the hands of every student at East. If you would like to donate this inspiring and empowering story to an East student please drop off the book in the East front office or order it on Amazon and have it shipped to 373 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Please check out East’s Facebook page for more information. As of Friday we had received over 250 books!! With our Read-A-Thon and several donors who contacted the school last week we are confident that every single student will have their very own copy!

Orange Leaf FroYo Challenge-

 Continue to check this link for updates on the Orange Leaf FroYo challenge. Over the last few years, Orange Leaf has donated thousands of dollars back to local schools.

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. March will also throw in a March is Reading Month theme of Olympic Readers where students can earn weekly rewards. Be on the lookout for more information coming home this week. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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

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 East 3/12-3/16

Holland Public Schools Board of Education Meetings:

  • Monday, March 12th at 6:00pm in the East Cafeteria
  • Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm in the East Cafeteria

Wonder Book Drive

East has a goal of getting the book Wonder donated for every 4th and 5th grade student (and maybe EVERY student). If you would like to donate this inspiring and empowering story to an East student please drop off the book in the East front office or order it on Amazon and have it shipped to 373 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Please check out East’s Facebook page for more information. As of Friday we had received over 100 books!!

Orange Leaf FroYo Challenge

The Orange Leaf Challenge starts next week for East as we take on North Elementary in the first round. Stop by Orange Leaf, enjoy some FroYo, write “East” on your receipt and place it in the East bucket and East will get 20% back from all of those receipts. This round begins Sunday, March 18th and goes through Saturday, March 24th.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. March will also throw in a March is Reading Month theme of Olympic Readers where students can earn weekly rewards. Be on the lookout for more information coming home this week. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

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.

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.

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 East 3/5-3/9

Conference Schedule-

Parent-Teacher conferences continue this week!   Middle School conferences will be held in the green hall.   The remaining spring parent-teacher conference schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 6-   ½ Day for students  
  •                                  TK-7 Conferences   12:00-3:00
  • Thursday, March 8-  TK-7 Conferences  3:30-6:30

Scholastic Book Fair will be open during conferences!

  • March 6 from 12:00-3:00
  • March 8 from 3:30-6:30
  • March 9 (student shopping) from 8:30 am-9:30 am

We are still in need of volunteers! 

If you have a Volunteer Form filled out, will you please consider volunteering for an hour and a half?  If we do not have our volunteer spots filled, we may have to have the Book Fair closed during certain hours.  You can sign up to volunteer through this link!  Thank you for considering!  

Parent Informational Meetings: 

Holland Public Schools and Superintendent Davis will be hosting  informational meetings for parents of Holland Public.   The purpose of these meetings is to share a "State of the School District Address" on the current/future plans and needs of the district.

  • Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00pm in the East Cafeteria- State of the School District

Board Meetings:

  • Monday, March 12th at 6:00pm in the East Cafeteria
  • Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm in the East Cafeteria

Climate and Culture Survey

Please take a few minutes during conferences to participate in the HPS Climate and Culture survey.    A letter will be coming home this week explaining that some students will be taking a survey.  If you wish that they DO NOT take the survey, you simply need to return the form or email Mr. Cassidy.  

Wonder Book Drive-   

East has a goal of getting the book Wonder donated for every 4th and 5th grade student (and maybe EVERY student).   If you would like to donate this inspiring and empowering story to an East student please drop off the book in the East front office or order it on Amazon and have it shipped to 373 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423.    Please check out East’s Facebook page for more information. 

Food Drive:  

Our school-wide food drive ended on Friday, February 23rd.  Our students brought in 158 bags of food that will be given to East families in need!   Thank you for your support!

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-  

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support.  The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.   Pay is $9.41 an hour.   Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

Reading Counts at East- 

 Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals.   March will also throw in a March is Reading Month theme of Olympic Readers where students can earn weekly rewards.  Be on the lookout for more information coming home this week.   Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night. 

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.  

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.

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 East 2/26-3/2

Parent-

Teacher conferences begin this week! Middle School conferences will be held in the cafeteria. The spring parent-teacher conference schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 1- TK-7 Conferences 3:30-6:30
Tuesday, March 6- ½ Day for students 
TK-7 Conferences 12:00-3:00
Thursday, March 8- TK-7 Conferences 3:30-6:30

Scholastic Book Fair will be open during conferences!
March 1 from 3:30-6:30
March 6 from 12:00-3:00
March 8 from 3:30-6:30
March 9 (student shopping) from 8:30 am-9:30 am

We are still in need of volunteers! If you have a Volunteer Form filled out, will you please consider volunteering for an hour and a half? If we do not have our volunteer spots filled, we may have to have the Book Fair closed during certain hours. You can sign up to volunteer through this link! Thank you for considering! http://www.signupgenius.com/…/30e0e4ca8ad2ca4f85-scholastic1

Parent Informational Meetings: 
Holland Public Schools and Superintendent Davis will be hosting informational meetings for parents of Holland Public. The purpose of these meetings is to share a "State of the School District Address" on the current/future plans and needs of the district.
Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00pm- SXI and HI Parent Meeting at the Administrative Building. 
Thursday, March 1st at 7:00pm in the East Cafeteria- State of the School District
Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00pm in the East Cafeteria- State of the School District

Food Drive:

Our school-wide food drive ended on Friday, February 23rd. Our students brought in 158 bags of food that will be given to East families in need! Thank you for your support!

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. March will also throw in a March is Reading Month theme of Olympic Readers where students can earn weekly rewards. Be on the lookout for more information coming home this week. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

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.

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

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 East 2/19-2/23

No school on Monday, 2/19!    

Monday, 2/19 -7:00-

Holland Public Schools Board Meeting at the Administrative Building

Food Drive: 

 Our school-wide food drive begins tomorrow and runs through February 23rd.  This week, the kids are trying to earn a popcorn party for bringing in the most food.  I noticed that Meijer is running their 10 for 10 food items this week.  Of course, Aldi's is a great place to buy food at low prices. Thank you for your help!

Conference Notes and Schedule-

All TK-5 students should have received a conference confirmation notes last week. Middle School conferences will be held in the cafeteria.   The spring parent-teacher conference schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 1- TK-7 Conferences   3:30-6:30
  • Tuesday, March 6-   ½ Day for students  
  •                                  TK-7 Conferences   12:00-3:00
  • Thursday, March 8-  TK-7 Conferences  3:30-6:30

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors- 

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support.  The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.   Pay is $9.41 an hour.   Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

Reading Counts at East- 

 Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals.   On Friday nearly 300 students were able to participate in this monthly celebration for meeting their reading goal!  They also have ability to cash in their reading points at a school store for different goodies.   Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.  

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.  

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.

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 2/12/18 - 2/16/18

Kindergarten Information Night-

  East is holding another Kindergarten information night on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 in the Media Center.  If you know someone with a rising Kindergartner, please encourage them to attend. 

No School-  Monday, February 19th-  Mid-Winter Break

Food Drive: 

 Our school-wide food drive begins tomorrow and runs through February 23rd.  Grade levels will compete against each other for different prizes like popcorn parties, extra gym time, etc. 

Conference Notes and Schedule-

You will be receiving notes home this week with what time your conference is scheduled.  Middle school conferences are not scheduled and will all be held in the cafeteria.  The spring parent-teacher conference schedule is as follows:

 

  • Thursday, March 1- TK-7 Conferences   3:30-6:30
  • Tuesday, March 6-   ½ Day for students 
  •                                  TK-7 Conferences   12:00-3:00
  • Thursday, March 8-  TK-7 Conferences  3:30-6:30

Parent Survey-

 Holland Public Schools is seeking feedback from parents of current students in the district as the Board of Education and Administration plan for the future. If you have not received an email invitation and would like to take this 20-25 minute survey, please contact the school office at 616-494-2425 for more information.

English survey 

Spanish survey

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors- 

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support.  The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.   Pay is $9.41 an hour.   Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

Reading Counts at East-  

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals.  They also have ability to cash in their reading points at a school store for different goodies.   Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night. 

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. 

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

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 2/5-2/9

SPIRIT WEEK:  Spirit Week is back!  Here are the fun days for this week...

  • Monday: Flannel Day

  • Tuesday: Hat Day

  • Wednesday: Be Nice T-Shirt Day or Wear Green Day

  • Thursday: Sports Team Day

  • Friday: Red and White Day

Food Drive:  

Our school-wide food drive begins tomorrow and runs through February 23rd.  This week, the kids are trying to earn a popcorn party for bringing in the most food.  I noticed that Meijer is running their 10 for 10 food items this week.  Of course, Aldi's is a great place to buy food at low prices. Thank you for your help!

Conference Notes and Schedule-

All TK-5 students should have received a conference scheduling note last week.  These are due back to East on Monday, February 5th.   Teachers will be working this week to schedule all conferences.  The spring parent-teacher conference schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, February 19th - No School - Mid-Winter Break

  • Thursday, March 1- TK-7 Conferences   3:30-6:30

  • Tuesday, March 6-   ½ Day for students, TK-7 Conferences   12:00-3:00

  • Thursday, March 8-  TK-7 Conferences  3:30-6:30

Kindergarten Information Night- 

East is holding another Kindergarten information night on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 in the Media Center.  If you know someone with a rising Kindergartner, please encourage them to attend.  

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors- 

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support.  The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm.   Pay is $9.41 an hour.   Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

MSTEP Prep- 

Many 3rd-7th grade students received letters home about after-school help sessions to be held on Tuesday or Thursday starting this week and going through spring break.  Please be sure to return these forms as soon as possible as space is limited.    

Reading Counts at East-  

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals.   On Friday nearly 300 students were able to participate in this monthly celebration for meeting their reading goal!  They also have ability to cash in their reading points at a school store for different goodies.   Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.  

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.  

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 atncassidy@hollandpublicschools.org

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 10/16/17 - 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

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 child's teacher.

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 .

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.

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.

Weekly Update for East 3/19-23

PATH MEETING- March 21st at 6:00pm

If your child received a letter home about the PATH program offered through Hope College, be sure to come out to this informational meeting to be held in the East Cafeteria.

Holland Public Schools Board of Education Meetings:
Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm in the East Cafeteria

Wonder Book Drive-

East has a goal of getting the book Wonder donated for every 4th and 5th grade student (and maybe EVERY student). If you would like to donate this inspiring and empowering story to an East student please drop off the book in the East front office or order it on Amazon and have it shipped to 373 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Please check out East’s Facebook page for more information. As of Friday we had received over 100 books!!

Orange Leaf FroYo Challenge-

The Orange Leaf Challenge starts next week for East as we take on North Elementary in the first round. Stop by Orange Leaf, enjoy some FroYo, write “East” on your receipt and place it in the East bucket and East will get 20% back from all of those receipts. This round begins Sunday, March 18th and goes through Saturday, March 24th.

Reading Counts at East-

Each month students have goals around reading and they can earn a small party for reaching their reading goals. March will also throw in a March is Reading Month theme of Olympic Readers where students can earn weekly rewards. Be on the lookout for more information coming home this week. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and set aside time just for reading every night.

Read-A-Thon-

The East PTO will be sponsoring a Read-A-Thon on Friday, March 23rd. Pledge sheets should be coming home on Friday, March 19th.

Playground and Cafeteria Supervisors-

East is looking to hire more playground and cafeteria support. The times 7:30-8:15am and/or 11:00am-12:30pm. Pay is $9.41 an hour. Please contact Mr. Cassidy or Mrs. Kooiker if you are interested.

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.

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.

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.

Office Staff

Holland Middle

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

School Times
7:40-2:47

Half Day
7:40-10:40