Eastshore Elementary School

May News

May 11, 2017

We are looking forward to many end of the year activities both at school and through the efforts of our wonderful PTA!  Thank you to all of the parents and students who recognized our staff last week – we all felt very appreciated, loved and honored!  Here’s to a great end of the yearJ

KIDS RUN THE OC:  Eastshore students and staff finished their weeks long goal of completing the Orange County Marathon on Saturday, May 6th at the Orange County Fairgrounds.  As students and staff ran their final mile, families were cheering them on all the way.  Over 200 of our students participated in this fun and healthy event!  Congratulations to all for reaching a commendable goal and representing our school so well.  Thank you to Patrick Compton and Ana Ebbert for coordinating the event at school and at the fairgrounds. 

MUSIC NEWS:  Spring concerts are coming!  The instrumental concert is planned for June 1st at Bethel Korean Church at 7:30 p.m.  On Wednesday, May 31st, the Spring Vocal Concert will be held at Eastshore in the MPR.   Reporting time for 5th and 6th graders is at 5:45 p.m.  Reporting time for 4th graders is at 6:30 p.m. Students should have brought home detailed information already.

ENROLLMENT: Thank you to all of our families who have completed their Residency Verification and Return to Eastshore documentation.  As you know, the city is growing by leaps and bounds and consequently our enrollment continues to rise.  It is important that students report for school on August 24th, 2017 – which is the first day of school next year.  District calendars are posted for at least one year prior so that families can make arrangements for summer vacations, etc. 

FIDGETS:  A new craze in toys has surfaced and those toys have made their way to Eastshore!  Fidgets are not allowed at school as they are considered toys.  Please keep these and any other personal items/toys of any kind at home.

OPEN HOUSE:  Please plan to join us on Wednesday, May 24th for our annual Open House.  Students showcase their accomplishments for the year and we all celebrate their success together!  Our Book Fair will be open and we encourage you to also visit the Media Center and Science Lab. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with the Book Fair.  Classrooms will be open for visiting between 6:30 and 7:30. 

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!    Eastshore’s annual Book Fair starts Thursday, May 18th  and runs through Open House night on May 24th (see hours below). We hope to see you there!

We are also looking for volunteers like you to help with the Book Fair (no experience necessary).  To sign up, please visit our Sign Up Genius page. Thank you!

Book Fair Shopping Hours:

Thursday, May 18th           2:30-3:30 pm      Library

Friday, May 19th                2:30-3:30 pm      Library

Monday, May 22nd             2:30-3:30 pm      Library

Tuesday, May 23rd             2:30-3:30 pm      Library

Wednesday, May 24th        6:00-8:00 pm      MPR

The Book Fair will close at 8:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you then!

CARNIVAL!!!  Please mark your calendars for Friday, June 2nd for Eastshore’s annual Carnival!  It is a giant end of the year party for the whole community and we hope you will join us!  Please check out the PTA website for details regarding tickets sales and volunteering ( 

IRVINE JUNIOR GAMES: On Sunday, May 7th, Eastshore’s team of fourth, fifth and sixth graders competed in a variety of track and field events at Irvine High School.  This is a fantastic annual event-one of the only events where our students compete as a school team.  Thank you to Mr. Harrell for taking the lead and coaching our students and congratulations to all participants and medal winners!! 

MEDICATIONS:  Please remember to pick up your child’s medication in the health office prior to the end of the last day of school.  We would like to recognize our wonderful health office team, Shadlie Kensrue and Helena Hagen for taking such great care of our students this year!

CLASS PLACEMENT FOR 2016-2017: Class placement is preliminarily made at the end of the school year with final placements made just before the start of school in August.  Requests for specific teachers are not accepted or considered.  However, if there are specific educational issues that you feel your child’s current teacher does not know about, please advise them of these issues so that the best possible placement can be made for your child.  This might include conflicts with peers, anxiety or behavioral patterns, for example.  Most likely your child’s teacher knows your child very well and our staff works diligently to form well balanced classes each year.  If you have any specific questions or concerns that your child’s teacher cannot answer, please contact the front office for further assistance.

If you have not already notified our front office that you DO NOT plan to return to Eastshore, please do so immediately.  Our enrollment continues to grow and we want to place as many of our neighborhood students as possible.  Thank you!

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL NEWS:  On Friday, April 28th, our School Site Council members conducted a walk through accompanied by teachers who also serve on the council.  Their focus was collaboration in the classroom.  Each member visited a variety of grade levels and took notes on what they experienced.  The School Site Council will debrief on Monday, May 22nd to discuss findings and identify areas to consider for improvement next year.  Thank you to our School Site Council members for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in this annual event.

Thank you to Samantha Rogers and her crew for an absolutely amazing Staff Appreciation Week!  We were treated to an abundance of tasty treats, breakfast, lunch…it was fantastic!  We also had mini massages, a raffle and a delightfully themed week of recognition and surprises.  Everyone felt loved!

Have a marvelous May!  Happy Mother's Day!


Thursday, May 18                                PTA Meeting – 6:30, MPR

May 18-24                                          Book Fair

Monday, May 22                                  School Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 24                            Open House

Thursday, May 25                               Minimum Day

Friday, May 26                                    School Holiday

Monday, May 29                                  Memorial Day

Friday, June 2                                    Carnival