November 21, 2017         

We Can, & We Will Be Somebody Who Makes Everybody Feel Like Somebody at Eanes Elementary!

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Dear Eanes Elementary Families,

 

Sentiments of gratitude spread across our campus like a wildfire as we inch closer to Thanksgiving.  I love the opportunity to see children expressing gratitude towards one another and towards loved ones during this season, and I am grateful for the the reminder the season provides each of us to reflect on the things for which we are grateful.

 

I am thankful for my family, which fills my heart and adds happiness and love to my life.  I am grateful for my incredible job, which to call it a job feels misleading, as it is a mission I embrace with joy and enthusiasm each day.  For your children and our EE families, I am eternally thankful.  Our Eanes Elementary staff members are also at the top of my list - we truly have the best staff members on earth!  Without them, I'd certainly be lost! Lastly, having had a child who battled significant illness, I am constantly reminded to recognize the gift of good health and wellness. Thanksgiving brings us the opportunity to pause and to express these sentiments of gratitude, and for this, I am incredibly thankful.  Let us strive to carry this attitude of gratitude forward, beyond November, as we continue to journey along this school year's wonderful path. 

 

Thank you so much for those of you who have taken the time to give our staff members shout outs via our Google Form.  Your Attitude of Gratitude is contagious!!  Thank you!  Truly, you've made the teachers' days with your kind words and sentiments!  The link for the shout out is: 

 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemMP8p0H_1UxMl6NSZaOh6FYjKRWHTWvqqdPol5X2omCouVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link )

 

 

During this upcoming break, I hope you will take the time to express your gratitude to one another.  You will find it will fill your heart as much as it fills the hearts of the recipients.  We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, November 27th! Happy Thanksgiving, Mustangs!

 

With gratitude,

Lesley Ryan

EE Principal

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Live Oak 2017

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First Grade's Loved Ones Luncheon

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Photo Highlights from the Past Week

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Students use iPads in art class and showcase their projects with Flipgrid - discussing artists we are studying- techniques and assessing how we feel about it.

Ms. Alrutz's 3rd graders explore the ways in which they are all Wonders after the book Wonder.  

4th graders enjoy the gratitude game in Mrs. Hinkle's classroom with colored straws during Morning Meeting. 

 
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Eanes Education Foundation (EEF) Information

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School Calendar

Tuesday - November 21, 2017
All day
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Wednesday - November 22, 2017
All day
 
Thursday - November 23, 2017
All day
 
Friday - November 24, 2017
All day
 
Monday - November 27, 2017
All day
 
Tuesday - November 28, 2017
All day
 
Wednesday - November 29, 2017
All day
 
Thursday - November 30, 2017
All day
 
Friday - December 1, 2017
All day
 
 

Healthy Mustangs

Check out the following link for great ideas for snacks for your young, EE Mustang!

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https://snacksafely.com/snacklist-20170906.pdf

EISD has chosen to highlight self-awareness and self-management as our SEL focus for the second nine weeks.

SELF-AWARENESS: “There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions,” which is being self-aware.

“Establishing a gratitude practice … is a fundamental component of mindfulness.” Teaching kids to be thankful is one way to practice gratitude. “My family does this at dinner when we each share one thing we are thankful for.” The article “8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids” gives additional strategies on how to teach your child to be mindful.

Daniel Goleman introduces the strategy of  using “Breathing Buddies” to help younger children learn how to be mindful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scqFHGI_nZE

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Self-control or self-management is an important skill for children to learn. “Studies have shown that impulsivity in childhood has been linked to substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, criminal activity and aggression in adolescence and adulthood.” One way to help children learn how to control their impulses is to teach the child how to “think through the problem.” Teach your child how to solve the problem rather than reacting “to a feeling”. “Teaching Kids Self-Control” gives specific strategies parents can use to teach their children how to “learn to be thoughtful and practice restraint.”

 


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EISD Flyers

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Get Your Lift Tickets for Winter Camp
Time to secure your lift tickets for fun as Kidventure Camp brings Winter Camp to Eanes Elementary January 2-5, 2018. Camp is being offered on a daily basis and registration is taking place now! To learn more and register, go to www.kidventure.com/winter-camp/

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EANES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4101 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746

http://ee.eanesisd.net

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