Eastshore Elementary School


January News

January 10, 2018


Happy New Year and welcome back!  It has been great reconnecting with staff and students as we welcome 2018. Here is the news for this month:


EASTSHORE DINES OUT:  Please join us on January 16th at California Pizza Kitchen in Alton Square (5465 Alton Parkway) from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Be sure to download and print the flyer (which can be found at and show it to the servers so Eastshore can earn 20% of the proceeds.  A paper copy of the flyer will come home this week.


PARENTING WORKSHOP:  Our own Elementary Resource Counselor, Katherine O’Brien, has arranged for a series of parenting classes starting on January 11 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the MPR.  The focus of the first workshop will be Stress Management and Anxiety; How to help our youth.  No registration is required and we encourage all parents who are able to attend.


PTA UPDATE:  The next P.T.A. meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR.   We will be reviewing the Local Control Accountability Plan for IUSD and asking for feedback on proposed expenditures.  This is an excellent opportunity to have direct input on the school district’s budget planning.


ANNUAL TALENT SHOW:  Eastshore’s annual Talent Show will take place on Friday, January 26th.  Rehearsals are scheduled for January 17th and January 23rd.  Please join us for this much loved and well-attended event!


MUSIC CONCERTS:  Our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade vocal and wind music students will perform their winter concerts on Monday, January 29th during their regular music times.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  PLEASE NOTE:  we have very limited seating and so request that attendance is limited to parents only.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and courtesy!


6th Grade:         12:00-12:30

5th Grade:         1:15-1:45

4th Grade:         1:55-2:25


PARENT CONFERENCE WEEK:  Parent conferences are scheduled for the week of January 15th – that’s next week!  There is NO SCHOOL on Monday January 15th and we will be on a modified bell schedule Tuesday through Friday. These are optional conferences and may be requested by the teacher and/or the parent.  Conferences were scheduled prior to winter break.  If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher and haven’t already scheduled a conference, please be sure to contact him/her immediately.


Kindergarten will be on a Wacky Wednesday schedule all week.  Grades 1-6 will be dismissed as follows:


Grades 1-3 dismissal at 1:20 p.m.

Grades 4-6 dismissal at 1:29 p.m.


MISCELLANEOUS: We have two three-day weekends this month:  Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Monday January 22nd is a teacher-student holiday throughout the district.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.


Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy 2018!!



Thursday, January 11   Parenting Workshop – 8;30-10 a.m. in the MPR

Monday, January 15                   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-no school

Tuesday, January 16                  Eastshore Dines Out – California Pizza Kitchen

January 16-January 19            Parent Conference Week

  • Minimum Day dismissal/Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, January 18   PTA Meeting – LCAP Review: 6:30 p.m. MPR

Monday, January 22                   Teacher-Student Holiday K-12

Wednesday, January 24          APAAS Information Night-Portola High School @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 25              School Site Council Meeting-LCAP Review

Friday, January 26                     Talent Show

Tuesday, January 30                  Science Fair