8th Grade News
4/16/13 8th grade Panoramic
4/26/13 Deadline for submitting
payment for 8th grade Trip
6/7/13 Promotion Party/Dance
6/10/13 Discovery Kingdom Trip
6/13/13 8th grade Promotion
Day: Every Wednesday (except October 3rd and holidays) starting Wednesday, September 26, 2012 through April 24, 2013
Time: From 1:45 to 2:30 PM
Place: Room 5
Math Counts Ends Wednesday April 24th. Thank you to the volunteers and to the students!
Online Math Help
Do you need help in math? On-line video help is now available at the khanacademy.com website or click HERE .
It is important for both parents and students to register for School Loop. Parents need a parent account, not only to follow their student's progress but also to receive important emails from the school. The directions to register are as follows:
How to Register for School Loop
1.You will need your student’s ID number
2. Go to: www.eams.schoolloop.com
3. Click “Register Now” then click on “Parent Registration” if you are a parent, or “Student Registration” for students.
4. Fill out the brief form and accept the user agreement.
Parents: Once you are registered and have been verified by the school you will have access to your child’s class schedule and information about each class. You may also receive daily email with information about assignments and news for the day.
PLEASE NOTE:Verification by office staff will take 2-3 working days.
Congratulations East Avenue Middle School!!!!!
We are proud to announce that East Ave. Middle School has been recognized once again as a California Distinguished School. This designation is for a four year term and comes directly after our four year 2009 award. With this most recent recognition, East Avenue will be the only school in the Livermore School District who has been a three time recipient of this honor (1988, 2009, 2013) as well as the only school to be recognized in back-to-back terms.
Thank you to our teachers, administrative staff, students and parents for your part in making East Avenue the special school that it is.
East Avenue Rocks!!!!!!!
East Avenue Open House & Booster Election
East Avenue Middle School invites you and your student to Open House next Wednesday, May 22nd. Classrooms will be open from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM for students and their parents.
Additionally, a Boosters Election ballot box will be available in the school office from 6:00-7:00. Any families that belong to Boosters can vote (or you can join Boosters for a $10 membership donation). All ballots will be tallied and presented at a brief meeting that will be held from 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM in room 28.
For more information including a flyer about Open House, a school map, and the Boosters ballot, please see the attachments below.
Open House Flyer & Map
Booster Election Form
Kayla Smith wins State Wrestling Championship
Kayla Smith won the gold medal in her weight division at the 9th Annual California State Middle School Wrestling Championship held at Hogan High School in Vallejo.
Smith went undefeated 3-0 at the tournament. In the quarter finals she won a tough match against Kaylie Hodnett from Fortuna 4-0. That advanced her to the semifinal round where she pinned Jasmin True from Bancroft Middle School in the first round.
In the championship finals she wrestled Amanda Ajari from Bencia. In the first round Smith got the takedown and controlled the match trying to turn her opponent on several attempts. In the second round she received key points for almost pinning her opponent. She battled tough throughout the third round staying in control and won match 5-0 to claim the State Middle School Championship.
"Kayla showed great confidence and determination this season", said coach Mike Nagel, "Her work ethic is second to none and she is a great example for the younger wrestlers. She is the first female wrestler from East Avenue to win a State Championships. She really earned it".
The State Championship capped off a fantastic season for Smith. She won all tournaments this year including the Bulldog, Bronco Classic, Harvest Park and Tri-Valley League Championships. She was named Most Outstanding Female wrestler at the Harvest Park Tournament earlier in the season.
Smith was joined by her sister Chyanne Smith (6th Grade) who also wrestled well at the tournament. After losing her opening match against the second seed, Smith battled back in the consolation bracket where she defeated Kalie Henry from Sacramento 3-2. and a 5-1 decision over her next opponent. Chyanne ended the day 2-3 and placed 6th place in her weight division.
Over 220 girls competed in what is considered the largest middle school wrestling championship tournaments in the country.
LIVERMORE SCHOOLS ROCK! VIDEO CONTEST
The Livermore Schools Rock! video contest is an opportunity for students and the community to showcase Livermore schools. Submissions are due by May 24. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-8, High School, College, and Community. For a flyer click HERE.
Cesar Chavez Memorial Education Awards Essay Winners
Congratulations to Madalynn Jones and Maggie McPeek for writing winning essays for the Cesar Chavez Memorial Education Awards Program. This essay contest commemorates the principles by which Cesar Chavez conducted his life. Madalynn and Maggie each received $550 for their winning essays and will have them published in a future issue of the California Educator magazine. Their time and effort in writing their essays really paid off! Well-done!
SAVE THE DATE - REACH FOR THE STARS COMING APRIL 28!
Livermore Valley Education Foundation presents "A Showcase OF the Arts FOR the Arts" on Sunday, April 28th 2:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. The show features performances by LVJUSD students from kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information & To purchase tickets
Seussical the Musical
What is School Choice / Open Enrollment Opportunity?
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s (LVJUSD) School Choice / Open Enrollment Opportunity allows parents and families to apply for their children to attend a school other than the one that is assigned by residence. All LVJUSD schools are accepting transfer applications. Intradistrict Transfer Applications are processed based on space availability. For more information, click HERE.
East Avenue Futsal Wins!!!
Flu Information and Prevention
Flu season is here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. More info & prevention measures. Spanish
ATTENDANCE MATTERS - ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is committed to ensuring academic excellence for all of our students which begins with daily school attendance. Please read this letter and make school attendance a priority.
Mayor Marchand Attends East Avenue Walk and Roll To School Day
LOCAL ARTIST CREATES MURAL FOR EAST AVE SCHOOL
East Avenue Middle School's Class of 2012 left behind a 30 foot long mural as their legacy class gift. The eight by thirty foot masterpiece was created by Livermore artist Engela Olivier-Wilson. Press Release and photo
Box Tops for Education
Help our school one Box Tops coupon at a time
Box Tops for education helps to nourish young lives by enhancing every child’s learning environment. Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996.
You can help East Avenue Middle School by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products.
We will be collecting Box Tops throughout the school year. Students can turn box tops in to their core classes. So, help our school by submitting your Box Tops so that we can earn money to buy things such as books for our library. Thank you very much for your continued support.
Reading Program At East
This year, through the financial support of the East Avenue Booster Organization, the Accelerated Reading Program Online is available to all of our students—grades six through eight. Teachers at each grade level have determined how to best utilize the program to meet student needs. Prior to online access, students had somewhat limited access to books at their individual reading levels. Now students have a wide variety of reading choices. Although reading is its own reward, we know that students are motivated by both recognition and tangible incentives.
Through the hard work of parents and generous donations from the community, students will continue to receive prize packets and participate in celebratory events (i.e. lunch with their teachers). Criteria for individual rewards varies by grade level; however, “Top Reader” criteria is uniform school-wide. Of course, the ultimate reward is encouragement and accolades from their teachers, and you, their parents! As always, READ, READ, READ over the break!
HELP FUEL YOUR SCHOOL THIS FALL
This fall, Chevron's Fuel Your School promotion will support education in Alameda county public schools by helping educators receive funding for eligible projects through www.DonorsChoose.org. Our schools have received thousands of dollars in materials from DonorsChoose.org this year. Thank you!
TDAP for incoming 7th graders(current 6th graders)
It is that time of year again when we are requesting proof of the Tdap vaccine for all incoming 7th graders . Please put out a blurb in newsletter/schoolloop online stating:
PARENTS of INCOMING 7th GRADERS for 2012-2013 School Year:
California Assembly Bill 354 requires that all students entering grade 7 next year need to show proof of a pertussis(whooping cough) booster (TDAP shot) before starting the 2012-2013 school year. Please submit documentation to the nurse’s office at school as soon as possible. Students who do not show proof of having had the immunization prior to the first day of school in August 2012 will not be allowed to start school.
If you need assistance finding a medical clinic to obtain the TDAP for your child or want to find out whether you have already provided this information, please contact Carolyn ReggiardoRN, LVJUSD School Nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-766-3925.
Your District Nurses and Health Services Staff
If you think that your student might play sports next school year, don't wait until the last minute. Schedule your student's SPORTS PHYSICAL today!
Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Wrestling, Golf, Track, and Cross Country.
Another Way to Help East Avenue
We are thrilled to announce a great deal for you and a fabulous new way for you to support EAST AVENUE MIDDLE SCHOOL.It’s easy and you can do it while shopping for bargains from local merchants!
A quickie synopsis: You sign up online & receive a “Daily Deal of the Day!” from Screaming Daily Deals (it’s FREE to sign up! All you need to do is give your email address and zip code!) Your daily deal gives you the opportunity to receive huge discounts (50 - 90% off) at local restaurants, spas, fitness, family recreation, automotive services, health and beauty. You have 24 hrs. to “buy” the daily deal (good for ~ 60 - 120 days). Once you sign up- you are eligible for the Boomers Drawing that will be held on 3/15 (see below for details)
If you have a business and wish to participate, please contact Corey Bauer at 925-784-8764 or at email@example.com learn how.
It’s Easy to Sign up -- and it’s Free!
- Sign up today at www.screamindailydeals.com/mpc
- Select the join tab
- Be sure to “chose your area” > Scroll down and select Tri-Valley/East Bay
- Follow the sign up steps > Make sure you pick a non profit organization to support:
- Type in > EAST AVENUE MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Check your email for the sign up confirmation > check your “junk” email folder just in case the confirmation email goes there.
- Each morning before 7:00 am you will get a “Daily Deal Alert”.
- You can the buy the deal or pass, but you only have 24 hours to decide.
- There will be a new deal each day!
- If you buy the deal, the coupon voucher is typically good for 60-120 days.
Every purchase you make will return 10% of the ScreaminDailyDeal proceeds back to EAST AVENUE MIDDLE SCHOOL. Sign up today to be part of our special drawing program. One lucky family will be selected from all our families who have registered for Screamin Deals to receive a Family of 4 four hour fun pack at Boomers.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
EAST AVENUE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
Now, more than ever, East Avenue School needs your support. In these difficult economic times, we are doing everything possible at the site to reduce costs, monitor our use of our resources, and cut our expenses without negatively impacting our programs and our students. As always, Academic Excellence and a positive climate for your children are our main focus and concern.
The following items are examples of creative ways to actively support our site and our student. Please take a moment to consider contributing by doing one or more of the following:
- WRITE A CHECK
- EAT AT BEEB'S
- SIGN UP FOR SAFEWAY E-SCRIP
- BUY A $5.OO ECO-BAG
What's new from the District Office
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON OCTOBER 16, 2012
The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on October 16th. Closed Session start time is 6:00 PM and Open Session will begin at 7:00 PM. Click HERE to view the published agenda.
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX CONTINUES TO INCREASE!
According to the recently released API rankings, Livermore School District is performing at increasingly higher levels. The overall District API score of 848 is an improvement of 16 points above last year's results. Press Release
THE PARENT PROJECT BEGINS TUESDAY OCTOBER 23
The Parent Project is a 12 week parent training designed specifically for parents of challenging, strong-willed or out-of-control adolescents. Classes begin October 23rd at 6:00 PM and are held at 1401 Almond Avenue in Livermore. For more information including scholarships click HERE or call (925) 371-4747.
IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS
Here are some important safety reminders related to bus loading and drop-off, to ensure we are proactive and working to prevent any accidents or injuries……Please spread the word! From the California Handbook
2012-13 SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE
On behalf of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Board of Education, our outstanding educators, support staff and administrators, I welcome you to the 2012-13 academic year! Read on...
LVJUSD NAMED TOP WORKPLACE IN THE BAY AREA
The Bay Area News Group has named the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District in a list of the best places to work in the bay area. Click HERE to see the list.
FROM THE DESK OF YOUR SCHOOL NURSE:
For an updated letter on Pertussis click HERE.
We have been seeing an increase in the number of absences due to illness recently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends some ways you and your family may keep from getting sick at school and at home:
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder; not into your hands.
Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.
Stay home if you or your child is sick for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine). Stay home for 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea. Keeping sick students at home means that they keep their viruses to themselves rather than sharing them with others.
Let’s have a happy, healthy Spring!
Carolyn Reggiardo R.N., PHN, School Nurse
Mark Your Calendar
2 8th STAR Testing
3 East Dance 7-9
6,7,9,& 10 STAR Testing for
No 0 period
16 Spring Concert
22 East Open House
6:00 pm - 7:15pm
24 No School
7 8th Grade Promotion
8 Rodeo Parade
10 8th Grade Trip
13 Last Day of School
No 0 Period
8:25am - 12:25pm
2012-2013 School Year Calendar
Orientation Aug. 14th
First Day of School Aug. 21st
Call in your Child's Absence
Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line. Dial 925-606-4711, then press 2. Please remember that if your student is out for 3 or more days, we will need a Dr. note.
2012-2013 Bell Schedule
||M, T, TH, F
||7:30 - 8:20
||7:30 - 8:20
||8:25 - 9:16
||8:25 - 9:06
||9:20 - 10:11
||9:10 - 9:51
||10:15 - 11:12
||9:55 - 10:42
||11:16 - 12:06
||10:46 - 11:26
||11:51 - 12:41
||11:21 - 12:01
||12:45 - 1:36
||12:05 - 12:46
||1:40 - 2:31
||12:50 - 1:31
||11:12 - 11:47
||10:42 - 11:17
||12:06 - 12:41
||11:23 - 12:01
(schedule is the same as Wed. release time) :
June 13 Last day of School release time 12:25 pm