Elementary School

Welcome to Eastern Greene Elementary!

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 Welcome to Eastern Greene Elementary School, where your child will learn and grow! The teaching staff of Eastern Greene Elementary School  dedicates our team efforts to challenge our students in all academic areas and to support the practice of social skills based on respect and compassion. Throughout the year, we will highlight "heroes"--ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make our community and world a better place.


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Every student in grades K-4 will receive high quality, effective reading instruction in a block of 90 uninterrupted minutes per day.

  • In their FOCUS groups (Focusing on the Comprehensive Understanding of Strategies), every student will participate in an additional 30-45 minutes of leveled literacy instruction daily, designed to challenge all students to increase their reading skills whether they are at-grade level, above-grade level, or struggling with basic skills. This intensive programming is supported by our Title I program.
  • With their teachers’ support, all students will apply their basic math skills to solve math problems in the real world, stretching themselves to solve increasingly more challenging problems with confidence and independence.
  • The new Indiana science standards will be woven into the curriculum. Parents may see science concepts being taught during the reading blocks and during math, as well as time carved out for hands-on activities.
  • Parents are encouraged to access Elementary Teacher Pages to review each grade level "I Can..." statements.  These statements describe skills and concepts that students will master at each grade level.
  • All students will receive direct instruction in music, art, PE, library, and technology skills.
  • Writing across the curriculum and in many styles will be addressed. Enjoy witnessing the students’ growth in reading and writing in classroom and hallway displays.
  • Social skills will be directly taught and supported through our school-wide Bucket Filler program, as well as ​Second Steps curriculum, led by our Guidance Counselor, Dawn Sullivan. SocialThinking concepts are also implemented. Social, emotional, and academic growth is celebrated weekly during our Hero Parades!

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  • Digital Citizenship lessons are taught in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade classes by our Technology Coordinator, Elisabeth Sturgis. She focuses on online safety and online social skills. She is a certified Digital Citizenship Educator.

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We invite parent involvement in a variety of ways.
Keep up to date with current events via the weekly emailed newsletter which is also posted on the EGES webpage or a paper copy may be sent home each Friday. Also the Elementary web page is updated periodically to communicate upcoming events. Plan to attend Parent/Teacher conferences in October. Partner with your child each evening to complete homework or reading practice. If you have questions or concerns, please call, email, or send a note to your child’s teacher. Do you have a special interest, career or project you’d like to share with your child’s class? Volunteer in your child’s classroom. Just contact your child’s teacher. We would love to have you!  

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year in which all students will grow to be stronger readers, writers, scientists, musicians, artists, mathematicians, problem-solvers, and positive citizens!

Sharon Abts
Principal

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Eastern Greene Elementary School
(812) 825-5623
10503 E. State Rd. 54
Bloomfield, IN 47424

812-825-3891 (fax)

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Important Dates

  • Information for July Summer Learning Camps (July 15-18 and July 22-25 8:30-11:30) is available from this website located on the left-hand column and in the EGES office. There are still a few spaces available in the camps. Students may still be registered for Week 2 by accessing the forms to the left of this page and emailing it to Mrs. Abts or calling the office 812-825-5623.   (Unfortunately the Get Fit! class had to be cancelled.)  
  • The EGS Summer Lunch Program will provide free lunches to everyone 18 years old and younger in the Ele/MS cafeteria June 3-July 26 from 10:30-12:30.  Adults may eat lunch for $2.  Movie Days are every Tuesday and Thursday.  Come join us!
  • The IDOE has designated a small window (July 15-26) for parents and schools to request specific questions from last spring's ILEARN assessment to be re-scored.  However, we have learned that those scores will actually not be available until August 15 so we can't tell if the answers are passing or not.  We have also been informed that rescoring questions could result in lowering of a score on specific questions.  With those caveats, if parents of last year's 3rd and 4th grade students would still like to view their child's written responses during this window, please call Mrs. Abts at X 1001.
  • Coming soon! Parents of returning students will be notified on  July 24 when the re-enrollment on-line process is open.
  • New student enrollment will be held on July 29-30 in the EGES office.  Please call for an appointment 812-825-5623.
  • ELC Preschool parent meeting and enrollment will be held on Monday, August 5 at 6:00.
  • The Kindergarten Parent meeting is Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 in your child's classroom.
  • 1st grade Open House will be offered August 6 from 4:30-5:30 with a teacher presentation at 5:00.  1st graders' school supplies may be dropped off at that time.
  • Welcome letters from your child's teacher will be emailed (and mailed for families without email addresses) on or around August 1.
  • First student day for 2019-2020 is Wednesday, August 7.
  • Open House for students in grades 2-4 will be held on Thursday, August 15 from 4:30-6:00.

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