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, led by our Guidance Counselor, Dawn Sullivan.

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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 2018-2019 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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Important Dates

  •  School starts for all grades on Monday, August 6!
  • The Summer Food Program is available June 4-July 20 10:30-12:30 in the MPR.  Tues/Thurs are free movie days. 18 years old and under eat free.  Adults eat for $2.
  • Summer Learning Camps for incoming 2018-2019 1st-4th graders will be held July 16-19 and and K-4th grades July 23-26 8:30-11:30.  Parents may still register childen for the second week by calling the Elementary office at 812-825-5623.
  • Parents will be notified by text/email some time in late July when it's time to re-enroll students online either on their own devices or may come to school on July 24-25 to complete this process.  New student registration will be completed on July 25-26.  Parents of new students should call for an appointment at 812-825-5623 on and after July 19.
  • Parents and students will be receive Welcome Letters from their 2018-19 teachers via email or US mail on or around July 30, following the re-enrollment and new student enrollment process is completed.
  • ELC Open House/Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00.  Parents may meet their child's teachers and complete enrollment.
  • The Kindergarten Parent Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 in your child's classroom.
  • 1st grade students and parents are invited to locate their classrooms, meet their teacher, and drop off bulky school supplies on Friday, August 3 from 4:30-5:30.  Each teacher will present information about 1st grade and classroom procedures at 5:00. 
  • Open House for students in grades 2-4 will be held after the start of the school year on Thursday, August 16 from 4:30-6:00, with presentations being made at 5:00 and 5:30.

 

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