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Looking Ahead: May 15 - 19

There are only 16.5 days remaining of school. The last day is June 7th, which is also a half day with dismissal at 11:00am. There is much going on over these next 4 weeks. MSTEP TESTING- Testing resumes again this week. Below is . . .

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Looking Ahead: May 1 - 5

MSTEP TESTING - Testing continues this week. Below is the remaining testing schedule for all grades tested (grades 3-7). Please encourage your child to try their best, make sure they get a good night’s rest, and eat a healthy . . .

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Looking Ahead: April 24 - 28

On Friday, April 21st all Holland Public Schools participated in the 4th Annual Power H Awards. This a great event that acknowledges what is great about HPS and public education. Once again, East was well represented. The following East . . .

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Looking Ahead: April 17 - 21

NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, 4/21 . It is a Professional Development Day for teachers and staff. MSTEP TESTING - Testing continues this week. Below is the remaining testing schedule for all grades tested (grades 3-7). . . .

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Looking Ahead: April 10 - 14

From Principal Cassidy

We return from spring break on Monday, 4/10. We hope that you all have a restful and relaxing break. Orange Leaf FroYo Challenge - Thanks for all of your support last week. East has advanced and will take on Lakeshore Elementary . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 27-31

Just a reminder that there are only 4 days of school next week as  Friday  begins our Spring Break, which runs March 31 st -April 9 th .    Even though it is a short week there is much going on at East.  . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 20 - 24

From Principal Cassidy

Thanks to all of the families who came out to conferences last week. It is always great to see everyone working together for our kids. Just a reminder that we only have 9 school days until Spring Break which begins ( March 31st-April 9th . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 13 - 17

From Principal Cassidy

Conferences continue this week: Remaining Parent-Teacher Conferences Schedule- Wednesday, March 15th -  5:00-8:00 Thursday, March 16th -  Noon-3:00  (Students released at  11:00 am ) . . .

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Jake Gainey, manager of the 7th & 8th grade girls basketball

Beating the Odds

Girls basketball teams get a new manager

Holland East student Jake Gainey is once again beating the odds. Gainey, who has cerebral palsy and limited sight, has recently been spending his afternoons rolling up and down the hardwood floor, serving as the team manager of the 7th . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 6 - 10

From Mr. Cassidy

These next 3 weeks will be extremely busy at East. Spring break starts  March 31st  and there is much work to get done before then. Conferences start this week. All K-5 parents should have received notification of a scheduled . . .

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Looking Ahead: Feb. 27 - March 3

Conferences-  All K-5 students should have brought home a conference scheduling form  on Thursday . Please be sure to turn these in as soon as possible. A group of teachers will be meeting after school  on Tuesday . . .

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Looking Ahead: Feb. 13 - 17

From Principal Cassidy

Monday, February 20th - Midwinter break…NO SCHOOL!   February Food Frenzy : Our school-wide food drive begins this week and runs through  February 23rd . Any non-perishable food items are very . . .

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Looking Ahead: Feb. 6 - 10

Kindergarten Open House - February 6th at 6:00. If you have a rising Kindergarten student, or know of someone else who does, be sure to make plans to come out to East on this night for a chance to meet the teachers and hear about our . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 30 - Feb 3

Kindergarten Open House- February 6th at 6:00. If you have a rising Kindergarten student, or know of someone else who does, be sure to make plans to come out to East on this night for a chance to meet the teachers and hear about our . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 23 - 27

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

East Families - About once a month East “Families” meet. Families consist of about 2 students per grade and are led by the 7th grade Family leader. They are meeting again this Thursday from 8:30-9:30. If you would like to come . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 17 - 20

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

Middle School classes will switch to their 2nd semester schedules on Tuesday, January 17th. This will impact students with Art, PE, and some students with intervention classes. A new Physical Education class has been added 1st hour and . . .

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Looking Ahead: Dec. 19 - 21

Just a reminder that school will be in session for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week before the students will be on break through 1/4/17. Our first day back is Thursday, 1/5/17. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from East. Here are . . .

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Looking Ahead: Dec. 5 - 9

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

Only 13 school days left in December before break begins on 12/22 and there is much going on at East in that time. Monday, December 5th from 6:30-7:30pm- Technology Night for the parents of 6th and 7th Grade Students at East in the . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Welcome back to another great week at East! Somehow December has snuck up on us and will be here before week’s end. Continue to check in with your student daily to make sure they are completing homework, and if they don’t have . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 21 - Nov. 22

Just a reminder that school will only be in session for Monday and Tuesday this week. Tuesday, November 22nd East will take part in our annual Thanksgiving feast in our school Families. Families consist of about 2 students from . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 14 - Nov. 22

There are only 7 school days until Thanksgiving Break! There is much going and below is the information you need to know. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the East office (494-2425). . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 7 - Nov. 11

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

Monday, November 7th - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS This is a professional development day for teachers and staff. Title 1 Distinguished School Nominee - East was chosen to apply as a Title 1 Distinguished School. This is a true . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

This week brings about Parent-Teacher Conferences and November! Please be sure to check out the schedule for this week as we have half days on Monday and Friday which means students need to be picked up by 11:00am on those days. . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 24 - 28

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

This Thursday marks the end of the first marking period! ¼ of the year is already in the books! And it will be another very busy week at East. East’s 4th Annual Family Reading Night Spooktacular - Thursday, October 27th . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 17 - 21

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

Parents, There is much going on at East over the next few weeks. From now on the weekly newsletter will be posted on the East webpage, posted on Facebook, and emailed to all parents who have an email listed in Infinite Campus (our student . . .

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Holland East students bite into their apples while taking part in

Ready, Set, CRUNCH!

Aiming for the World Record!

K-7 students and staff across the Holland Public Schools district took part in "The Big Crunch" on Oct. 13. The purpose of this event was to break the world record for eating the most apples at one time. HPS joined schools . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 10 - Oct. 15

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

Parents, We are entering a very busy time of the year. We are finishing up most of our beginning of the year assessments and you will be hearing about that reading data over the next few weeks and at conferences. That reading data will also . . .

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Looking Ahead: Sept. 26 - Sept. 30

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

Fall Fundraiser: As a school we need to raise about $12,000 to offer the same field trips, classroom cash, etc that PTO (now called PPC: Parent Participation Committee) has provided in the past. This is really only about $20/per student. . . .

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Looking Ahead: Sept. 12 - Sept. 16

From Mr. Cassidy, Principal

7th Graders  - Camp Geneva is September 19th-20th. This is an unbelievably powerful leadership camp for our students as they prepare to be 7th grade family leaders. The cost of this camp is normally $73, but due to the fundraising . . .

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Looking Ahead: Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

What an awesome first week of school! I wish every parent could see the dedication of our teachers these first few weeks as they stress routines, procedures, and working to develop relationships with our students. East is truly a remarkable . . .

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