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.

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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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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

  • Be sure to read the weekly EGES newsletter.   You will be given the option of receiving a paper copy via your child or receive it solely via email.  It's packed with information about school events and procedures. Archived newsletters can also be accessed at the link on the left side of this page.
  • The annual fundraiser is over.  Orders will be available for pick up on Monday, November 12 from 3:15-5:30 at the corner room by the old cafeteria.  Small orders may be taken home on the bus with a signed permission form (see Nov. 9 newsletter).
  • PTO is sponsoring a Cookies and Canvas event on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 in the MPR.  Everyone is invited to attend this community painting activity. 
  • EGES Student Council is sponsoring a canned/nonperishable food drive the week of Nov. 5-9.  Students may bring in goods to place their classroom's collection box.  The drive is in honor of our veterans.
  • Our annual EGES Veterans Day program will be held on Friday, November 9 at 9:30 in the elementary gym.  Veterans and community members are most welcome to join us for our traditional patriotic sing-a-long program.  Visitors are also invited to attend the welcoming reception in the New Cafeteria for coffee and snacks at 9:00.
  • Everyone is invited to attend the STEM-FAM family night on Wed. November 14 from 6:00-7:30 in the MPR.  There will be science, technology, engineering, math, French, art, and music activities for the whole family.  Come and enjoy this event sponsored by Title I, Student Council, High Ability, and the arts department.
  • The next PTO Family Movie Night will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 in the MPR.  The Parent Cafe will also be held at the same time.  Everyone is welcome to attend these free events!
  • Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 21-23.  There will be no school for those days.

 

Take a listen to our latest student-produced podcast,
The Thundercast, by clicking on the logo below!

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