Monthly Archives: October 2012

Buzzing about books.

Appreciations for Read-O-ween!

JC writes and reads!

Read-O-Ween Is Approaching!

We are looking forward to our first ever Read-O-Ween next Wednesday October 31, 2012!!! During Read-O-Ween we are encouraging students to dress as a favourite character from a book or comic book. For student safety and to support the day of reading and DPA, we expect students to stay away from wearing masks and/or using face paint at school.

100% Participation Prize – Students choice for the last two periods on Friday November 2
Two Pizza Party Prizes – One class to be selected from EY’s to Grade 3 and a second class to be selected from Grades 4 to 8 based on the criteria who raises the greatest funds. Dates TBA
Prize Ballots – For every $5 collected and returned to the school, each student will receive a ballot for a chance at a variety of prizes. Students will have the choice of which prize their ballot(s) will go towards. For every increment of $50, students will receive 5 BONUS tickets. Prizes: 3D Dinosaur books, Princess Mix & Match, Tinker Bell and Barbie books, $25 gift card at Indigo, a K’Nex 50 Model Building Set, Crayola Art Set, Nail Salon by Ms. Wakeman, 6 Spitfire Tickets for each of the following evening games – November 15, November 23, November 25.
More prizes will be added!!! All money and forms due by October 31, 2012.
Prizes drawn on November 1 @ 9:00 am at our Spirit Assembly. Parents Always Welcome!
Good Luck Students and Thanks for Supporting Eastwood!!!


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Greater Essex County District School Board

The Big Crunch

On Thursday October 25 we will be celebrating a special day. The Great Big Crunch is an annual event held across the Greater Essex County schools. This is an opportunity for students and teachers to learn more about healthy eating and local growers. Students will participate along with teachers and staff in a simultaneous apple crunch in the gym. Students are encouraged to wear green, red or yellow to school this day. Mr. Cowper and Mr. Dubeau along with a couple of students will be bobbing for apples to start of the event. This is a great way to introduce students to eating healthy whole fruits that we grow right here in southwestern Ontario! And don’t stop after the first crunch, keep crunching until the whole apple is gone!

Join EPIC today!

Have you ever considered becoming a member of the
Eastwood Parent Involvement Committee (EPIC)?

Eastwood Parent Involvement Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm (and can meet every other month at 7:30 in the mornings) at Eastwood in the Eagles’ Nest.

This Tuesday November 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm will be the official election for all the positions on EPIC. This includes Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and 2 positions for members at large. We strongly encourage parent participation with EPIC and hope to see all former members and many NEW members in the Eagles’ Nest on November 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Note: We are also looking for parent volunteers to help with our morning Kiss & Ride program. If you could help for 15 minutes starting at 8:15 am by opening car doors for students on any one or two days per week, please call Eastwood at 519-735-6087 and ask for Mr. Dubeau.

Thanks,
Mr. Cowper & Mr. Dubeau

Read-O-Ween on October 31st!

Last year we participated in a read-a-thon that brought more trees and plants to our outdoor classroom (boulders have been ordered!),

Our School Sign was refurbished and we purchased 3 iPads and a new projector. This year we want to raise funds to continue to build our outdoor classroom and buy more iPads.

In response to student and staff input, the read-a-thon will look different from past years. Student surveys last year indicated the need for some changes to our read-a-thon. So, there will be more time for reading in the day and connection of literacy rich activities that already exists within the homeroom.

During Read-O-Ween we are encouraging students to dress as a favourite character in a book or comic book. You can consider the class expectation that your student(s) can tell you about the character, what book or comic book etc.  Please do not wear masks in the school and please be safe on your way to school.

Our schedule for timing purposes:
8:30 to 9:00 am – Homeroom for attendance & info sharing etc.
9:00 to 10:00 am – Whole school Reading Buddies Block
10:00 to 10:10 am – transition to homeroom
Nutrition Break
10:50 to 11:00 am – transition from homeroom to Spirit Clans to appropriate pods area, as per schedule below:

11:00 to 11:30 am
Red to Primary
Yellow to Junior
Black to Intermediate
White to Eagles’ Nest

11:30 to 12:00 pm
Red to Junior
Yellow to Intermediate
Black to Eagles’ Nest
White to Primary

12:00 to 12:30 pm
Red to Intermediate
Yellow to Eagles’ Nest
Black to Primary
White to Junior

The Last Two Periods of the day will be spent in the homeroom participating in a classic and traditional Read-a-thon….sit, open a book, read, 80 minutes followed by 20 minutes of DPA! We can do it.