Eastshore has been named a 2014 California Distinguished School!!!

Thank you to our staff, students and community who all contribute to the amazing learning that happens here every day!

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CONGRATULATIONS EASTSHORE!!!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 21 MINIMUM DAY BELL SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 21
Open House 6:30-7:30 classroom visitation
May 8th-May 21st
Book Fair
Friday, May 22nd
NO School
Monday, May 25th
NO School
Thursday, June 18th
Last Day of school- dismissal at 12:15
Thursday, June 18th
6th Grade Graduation- 11:30 a.m. in the MPR

Book Fair - Shopping Hours

  • May 8th to May 27th 24 hours a day Online
  • Wednesday, May 20th 1:30-2:30 pm Library
  • Thursday, May 21st 6:00-8:00 pm MPR

 

We are pleased to report that for the school year 2014-2015 all Eastshore teachers and instructional aides are "highly qualified" as defined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Federal law gives parents the right to request information relative to the certification of teaching staff.

IPSF

Donald Bren Honors Concert Featured
700 of IUSD's Most Talented Musicians and Singers

The Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall rang out with the sounds of "Music of the Masters" in April, as nearly 700 of IUSD's talented student artists performed in the 33rd Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert.Student musicians and singers - who competed for the distinction of performing on the professional stage - presented pieces by master composers, from Schubert to Rodgers & Hammerstein. IUSD's award-winning music education programs wouldn't be possible without significant community involvement and donations. In recognition, IPSF presented its prestigious Visionary Award to Mr. and Mrs.Bruce and Esmeralda Ogilvie, IPSF Legacy Partners and President's Circle Members, who are ardent supporters of the arts. We also recognized the Robert J. & Doreen D. Marshall Fund for the Dramatic Arts and Classical Music, the Orange County Community Foundation, Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund, andHoneyBaked Hamfor theirevent sponsorships. And, of course, this extraordinary experience for students would not be possible without our network of passionate community donors and parents.

So Much Fun, They Won't Know They're Learning

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

If you think carnivals are just for riding Ferris wheels and eating cotton candy, then you must turn out for ourSTEAM Carnival on Saturday, July 18 from 2 p.m.to 7 p.m. in the Edwards Courtyard at The Market Place. It's fun for kids of all ages - and those young at heart. Even robots get in on the action! Students will have the opportunity to play with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities in a fun and exciting atmosphere. This carnival will allow students to get their code on by trying Minecraft Modding, expand their perspectives by entering worlds of virtual realities and discover game mechanics by becoming a human foosball player. They can even play giant Jenga! Tickets are $5;purchase here. Advanced ticket holders are eligible for a raffle with great prizes, such as The Market Place giftcards and merchant give-aways. Kids 3 and under and students wearing their 2015 Summer Enrichment Academy T-shirts get in FREE. Plus, be one of the first 200 attendees and you will receive a limited-edition tote! Special thanks to oursponsorsfor making this inaugural event possible.

SUMMER LEARNING NEVER LOOKED SO FUN

Kids don't have to sit in a classroom to learn about science and math. There are many new class offerings this year including visits to companies like Google for high schoolers, and a fun new way to enhance math and science skills for 4th through 6th graders through the "Angels' Science of Baseball" class, which even includes a field trip to an Angels game! Register now for our Summer Enrichment Academy, powered by First Team Real Estate Foundation. We welcome K -12 students from any school district. Year round and August programs available.

JOIN US AT IRVINE KOREAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL

The rich Korean culture will come alive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Irvine Civic Center. You'll be able to experience food tastings, live Korean fan dance, a K-pop dance contest, a Choco Pie eating contest and more. Stop by the IPSF booth with this flyer to earn a FREE opportunity drawing ticket for prizes like round-trip airfare to South Korea. Admission is FREE.

Cisco, Resilient and L'Oreal are top sponsors at Golf Tournament on June 4

With the tournament quickly approaching, we're especially grateful to all of our major sponsors including Carsmetics, Acquired Sales Corp, Doctor's Ambulance, In N Out, KSK Medical, Princeton Review, John Morrell & Co, Global Media Systems, Honeybaked Ham, Partners Bank, Harbottle Law Group, Fluidmaster and East West Bank. In partnership with Sports 1 Marketing, golfers will play alongside current and former NFL players while raising funds for our schools. Sponsorship inquiries: mlevasseur@ipsf.net or (949) 265-6412.

Oh My Nails! Promotion Benefiting ISPF

In honor of Mother's Day,Oh My Nails! Salon and Spaat 5325 University Drive will donate 5 percent of sales Mondays-Wednesdays during the month of May when you mention IPSF. Appointments are required. Call 949-786-2457 to book your services. For more information, please visit our website.

IPSF Ambassador Report May
 
Upcomng Events

Friday, May 8, 2015

Early bird deadline for K-8 Summer Enrichment Academy enrollment

Saturday, May 9, 2015

IPSF atOrange County Mini Makers Fair

Saturday, May 16, 2015

IPSF atIrvine Junior Games Expo

Saturday, May 16, 2015

IPSF at Irvine Korean Cultural Festival

Sunday, May 24, 2015

ACE Guitar Performance at House of Blues Anaheim

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tee It Up For Education Golf Tournament

Friday, June 5, 2015

Spirit of Community Luncheon

IUSD 2015 SPRING PARENTING SUPPORT CLASSES ARE STARTING!

Join us to learn the skills to manage family challenges and to raise capable, competent, resilient kids who succeed in school and in life.

CLASS #1 - POSITIVE DISCIPLINE for Building Capable Kids for parents of K-12 –
Mondays, starts
April 20, 6:30-8:30 – 6 weeks

CLASS #2 – ACTIVE PARENTING NOW for parents of K-6 –
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 – starts
April 23 – 6 weeks

CLASS #3 – ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS for parents of 7th-12th –
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 – starts
April 23 - 6 weeks

CLASS #4 – WHY IS SCHOOL SO HARD? For parents of K-12 –
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 – starts
April 14 - 4 weeks - $40

CLASS #5 - HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL for parents of K-8 -
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am – starts
April 20 - 6 weeks

All classes meet at CREEKSIDE EDUCATION CENTER – corner of Harvard and Barranca – COST $60 individuals/$75 couples/some scholarships available

TO REGISTER or ask questions call Susan Holt at 949-936-7502 or email susanholt@iusd.org

CLICK HERE to see all flyers: http://iusd.org/guidance_resources/parent-resources.htm

REVISED FOOD POLICY: As has been discussed at P.T.A. meetings and in previous newsletters (October 2012), 2013 will see some changes at Eastshore with regard to food on campus.  As you may know from recent news reports, food allergies are on the rise in children.  We currently have a peanut free table to accommodate our students who have severe nut allergies and parents have been very supportive in providing alternative choices for their children with food sensitivity during class parties.  However, considering the rise in juvenile diabetes, obesity and food allergies, we will be instituting some changes to support all of our students and families.

A common tradition at our elementary schools is for families to provide treats for a child’s classmates when celebrating a birthday.  The treats often consist of unhealthy (although very tasty!) sweets which we would like to eliminate.  We still want to honor students on their special day so here are some suggestions:

  • Pencils
  • Stickers
  • Bookmarks
  • Donate a book for the classroom library
  • Post-it notes
  • Notepads
  • Inexpensive hand-held games
  • There are many items in the $1 section at Target

We understand that this will be a transition and want to express our gratitude for your understanding and support in this effort.  Please confer with your child’s teacher prior to sending anything to school for celebrations. We would also like our room parents to consider healthy snacks/treats when planning class parties whenever possible.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

In the coming months, the Irvine Police Department and Community Services Department will continue our efforts to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety as part of the City’s Safe Routes to School Program. As we build upon these safety activities, you may see an increase of police officers on bicycles around different Irvine schools during high traffic drop-off and pick-up times. These officers will conduct safety education, enforcement and incentive activities such as giving prizes to students who are seen biking and walking using safety methods discussed at the presentations. Officers will also be enforcing traffic laws in areas surrounding the schools.The City of Irvine is excited to offer this program to enhance the safety and well-being of Irvine students and families. Safe Routes to School Link