Category Archives: Eagle Events

Eastwood’s Safe Welcome Procedure

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Please enjoy an introductory YouTube video about our new Safe Welcome procedure at Eastwood this fall.

Check out this video on YouTube:

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Eastwood Open House

Eastwood is proud to welcome new students for 2013-2014 to Eastwood on Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00.

Come and meet staff, meet Student Spirit Ambassadors, meet the Principal and Vice Principal!

Come and learn! Find the Gym, make music, read in the Eagles’ Nest, Use iPads in the grade 1-2 room! Make your way down to your new classrooms with Mrs. Pickersgill, Mrs Ables, Mrs Fallon, Mrs Labbe, Mrs Angeli and Mrs Spinner!

We are excited to meet you, your parents and your brother’s and sisters! Bring your Grandparents if you would like!

Join us for a night to meet, greet and tweet Eaglets!

Mr. Cowper

Goodbye Miss Friessen

Yesterday the students and Mrs Feghali wished our student CYW a farewell. Thanks Miss Friessen for your work at Eastwood with Mrs Goertzen.

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Eastwood’s Chess Apprentice

Owen Salamone has only been playing chess for a few months and already is a class A chess player. Introduced to by his Vice Principal and training with a coach, he has already accomplished to obtain four medals and a trophy placing first in his school at Eastwood for his division. He has future plans to keep playing for Eastwood and to compete in competitions in Toronto and to go much further. He states that the game has a way to keep him and his mind at ease and to build better concentration. He finds the game to be a neutral defensive and offensive game and states his goal to become a chess master. Training everyday and getting better and better at the game. Originally helped by Zoltan the chess master at Eastwood school Owen now takes private lessons from Mr. Lee.

He is even reading a book named End Game by Bobby Fisher about Chess studying every move he has to. Only in grade seven he has already accomplished so much in just a few months. I sat down with him today to interview him and to try to understand his tactics and understand the game from his perspective. Even though is started as just a simple interview with what we call a brilliant chess mind turned into an intense game. As I tried my hardest to beat him in his own game it seemed like he countered every one of my moves and every time I thought I had him trapped he would come around and turn the game in a split second. Not to my surprise I had lost in a devastating fashion. Right at that moment I started to question myself on how this boy of only grade seven could pick up this game made for the greater minds played by some of the most genius people in the world (like our Vice Principal who I think was also beaten by Owen) in only a few months.

I can now say that I do believe that Owen has a great chance of accomplishing his goals of being a chess master and going even further and maybe becoming one of the greatest chess players of the century and as he states the only way he can be great is if he practises everyday getting better and better. All things considered he is by far one of the greatest chess players ever known at Eastwood Public School where Mr. Dubeau and Mrs. Nardone continue to help aspiring chess players each day in the Eagle’s Nest.

written by: Nathan M. of 7/8D

pictures and editing by: Mr. Cowper

$4000 shopping spree

Sunday, May 29th 2:00pm
Indigo Lakeshore
Be there for the $4000 shopping spree to fill our classrooms!

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Please Join Eastwood Parent Book Club!

Please Join us for the first ever Eastwood Parents’ Book talk:

When:  May 26th, 2011

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:  Eastwood Public School

Book:  Mindset, by Dr. Carol Dweck

How:  Register by responding to Mr. Cowper at: MindsetBooktalk@gecdsb.on.ca

Please include your name, your child’s name and grade and your home phone number in the email.  Please write a brief sentence with your hopes for the evening.

Responses are due to Mr. Cowper by Friday, May 6th at 3:00 pm.

Hurry only 20 spaces are available!

Since it is the opening day of Education Week (May 2-6) we would like to start our celebration by inviting parents to a night hosted by Mr. Cowper to discuss helping adults and children grow their learning potential!

There are only 20 Spots available for interested parents in joining an Eastwood book talk  (A night to have conversations and discussions around a book while enjoying some party food!).

On May 26th at 6:00 pm Mr. Cowper will be hosting a parents’ book talk on the work of Dr. Carol Dweck entitled Mindset.

In order to receive your free copy of Mindset you must reply to this blog post or send a note to Mr. Cowper by Friday, May 6th (The closing of Education Week.)  The first 20 participants will receive their free copy of Mindset for the weekend! 

Between May 6th and May 26th you will read the book Mindset and come to our book talk prepared to discuss your learning and interest in the concepts, stories and ideas presented.  A light dinner menu will be provided while we talk together from 6 pm to 8 pm.  There is no cost for this first time event.  Please join us!  We are excited to learn with you!

Technology is Just a Click Away

Technology’s Impact on Children

In the past ten years, we have seen a significant increase in the use of technology among today’s youth.  Children today learn how to navigate the Internet at a very young age.  Although there are positives, there are many dangers that come with always being “connected”.   Find out more in the company of professionals and other parents.

Parkview Public School welcomes the families of Parkview, Eastwood andForestGladePublic Schoolsto an informative evening with Windsor Police Services and social workers from the Greater Essex County District School Board to discuss the impact of technology on our children.

Thursday, May 19, 2011  6:30 pm

ParkviewPublic School

3070 Stillmeadow Road

(519) 735-4445