Elementary School

Welcome to Eastern Greene Elementary's
2019-2020 School Year!



 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 

  • All parents are invite to monthly PTO meetings which will be held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 in the elementary library.  The meeting dates are 9/5, 10/3, and 11/7. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5.  All parents are welcome!
  • Friday, September 13 Book Fair opens and runs through 9/19. Family Night is Tuesday, September 17
  • Our first PTO Family Movie Night is also on Friday, September 13 at 6:30 in the MPR.  We'll have popcorn and a recently-in-theaters live action remake of a popular '90's animation.  Bring your sleeping bag and pillow, lawn chairs, drinks and snacks to enjoy the movie!
  • Fall Break is October 14-18
  • Fundraiser kick-off is October 22
  • Parent Teacher conferences October 23-24

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

Our Podcast!