January 18, 2018        

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

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January 18, 2018

Dear Eanes Elementary Families,

We are thrilled to announce an exciting and new, school-wide opportunity for all EE Mustangs! This year, we are offering all students the chance to participate in our campus Science Fair. This year's science fair will take place in conjunction with our annual STEAM Day in February.

Requirements for Participation in the EE Science Fair:
* Sign up by Friday, January 26, 2018 through the Google Form Link.

                ** Google Form Link: https://goo.gl/forms/rHa6AfOWLv4qVKr82
* Complete projects at home. Students will not have the opportunity to work on the projects while at school.
* Work independently or with a peer (partner option noted in Google Form). Projects should be selected by students and the work should reflect student learning.
* Drop off student(s)' project boards in the library on Thursday, February 22nd (by 3:00 pm).
* Pick up student(s)' project boards by Friday, March 1st (by 3:00 pm).

Eanes Elementary will align its science fair expectations to those of Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. Upon registration through the Google Form aforementioned, you will receive an information packet with further instructions and parameters via email by Monday, January 29th.

Please encourage your child and monitor his or her progress along the way. Your support is key to a successful project, but please do not allow your involvement to extend any further in order to assure equity and to promote student learning! It is important that your child wrestle with problems and try to solve them. Guide your child whenever and wherever you can, but let the final project reflect your child's individual effort and design.

We look forward to this opportunity for all EE Mustangs to participate in this school-wide science fair. We hope that opening the registration to all students will encourage scientific thinking and creative problem solving for students K-5 in a non-competitive manner. Our intent is to showcase our young scientists in a safe and encouraging environment. All participants will be honored at the March 1st Friday assembly, and each student will receive a participation certificate and ribbon to celebrate his or her efforts.


Sincerely,
Mrs. Lesley Ryan
Principal
Eanes Elementary


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**Social Emotional Learning - Quarter 3 Overview**

We are including some messaging and opportunities from the district and campus level about one of our main goals - SEL - Social Emotional Learning. We hope you take the time to read and explore the links provided.

 

   Social-Awareness and caring for others is the EISD SEL focus for the third nine weeks. Empathy is being able to understand and value someone else's perspective. It's having compassion for others even when they are different.

 

   There are many ways parents can support their children in learning how to be empathic and caring. Our children are watching our behaviors and paying attention to how we are treating others. One way to teach our children acceptance and respect is to model empathetic, caring behavior. "Take an interest in helping others through community outreach [and] bring your kids when appropriate. Get involved in programs that promote diversity" and expose your children "to a wide range of people and cultures".  Talk to your kids about your experiences and let them know tolerance and acceptance are important to you. "Open and honest communication is the best jumping off point for teaching kids about tolerance and empathy."

 

To learn other ways on how to teach your child tolerance and empathy, read "6 Great Ways to Foster Tolerance and Empathy in Your Children".

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/6-great-ways-to-foster-tolerance-and-empathy-in-your_us_59497645e4b0579a1f392767

 

Another article that address the importance of modeling empathetic behavior is "Cultivating Empathy" by Harvard Graduate School of Education, Making Caring Common Project.

https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/parenting-resources-raising-caring-ethical-children/cultivating-empathy


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Lost and Found Information

 

All items that are in our lost and found will be donated at the end of the day tomorrow!!  If your child is missing an item, it's likely found its way to our lost and found hallway.  This is located in the hallway between the front office and the 4th grade pod.  Please come claim your items before they are donated!  Thank you!

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Our Treat-Free Plea!


With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we wanted to remind everyone that our exchanges are treat/candy/snack free in order to ensure the safety of all of our EE Mustangs.  Thank you for leaving all candy treats at home on this day!

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Click HERE for the EE Staff Shout Out Link

 

**Thanks for making our staff members' days with your kind words!!  One kind message means the world to a teacher!**

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Our annual screening is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th, 2:00PM at Eanes Elementary.

Our students, teachers and staff are our stars, help the Eanes Education Foundation ensure they continue to SHINE as bright as possible. Join us for the 2018 EEF Gala on Saturday, February 24th at the JW Marriott Austin.

Social-Awareness and caring for others is the EISD SEL focus for the third nine weeks. Empathy is being able to understand and value someone else's perspective and having compassion for others even when they are different from ourselves.

Eanes Education Foundation (EEF) Information

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School Calendar

Thursday - January 18, 2018
All day
 
Friday - January 19, 2018
All day
 
All day
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Monday - January 22, 2018
All day
 
Tuesday - January 23, 2018
All day
 
Wednesday - January 24, 2018
All day
 
Thursday - January 25, 2018
All day
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Friday - January 26, 2018
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

Social-Awareness and caring for others is the EISD SEL focus for the third nine weeks. Empathy is being able to understand and value someone else's perspective. It's having compassion for others even when they are different.

There are many ways parents can support their children in learning how to be empathic and caring. Our children are watching our behaviors and paying attention to how we are treating others. One way is to teach our children acceptance and respect is to model empathetic, caring behavior. "Take an interest in helping others through community outreach [and] bring your kids when appropriate. Get involved in programs that promote diversity" and expose your children "to a wide range of people and cultures". Talk to your kids about your involvements and let them know tolerance and acceptance are important to you. "Open and honest communication is the best jumping off point for teaching kids about tolerance and empathy."

To learn other ways on how to teach your child tolerance and empathy, read "6 Great Ways to Foster Tolerance and Empathy in Your Children".

Another article that addresses the importance of modeling empathetic behavior is "Cultivating Empathy" by Harvard Graduate School of Education, Making Caring Common Project.

 


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EISD Flyers

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

http://ee.eanesisd.net

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