East Avenue Jazz Band Performs at Kindergarten Registration
2015 All State Honor Jazz Band
East Avenue would like to recognize Edison Cummings for being accepted into the 2015 All State Honor Jazz Band. Edison was accepted by a recorded audition from a total of over 1,700 applicants representing schools from throughout the state. Following two days of concentrated rehearsals All-State Honor Jazz Band students will present formal concerts on Friday, February 20 at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno, California. Congratulation Edison!
Spelling Bee Update
The East Avenue Spelling Bee was held on the evening of Tuesday January 13th in the school library. We had 18 semi-finalists participate. Congratulations to the Bee winner, 7th grader, Ella King who will go on to represent East Avenue in the CBS 5 Regional Spelling Bee. The winner of that Spelling Bee will advance to the finals in Washington, D. C. Ella will also represent our school in the Livermore School District Jr. High School Spelling Bee.
Our second place winner was 6th grader Kinsey Claudino and Alex Jones (6th grade) took 3rd place. Kinsey and Alex in will represent East Avenue in the district elementary Spelling Bee. We will send four 7/8 graders to the District Jr. High Bee - Ella will be joined by Rama Rompicharla and Elsa Friedmann (both 7th grade) and 8th grader Aaliyah Gholamipour . Congratulations to all!
Update: The results of the elementary school Spelling Bee are in. We sent two 6th graders to this bee and both came out in the top 5. Kinsey Claudino took 5th place and Alex Jones took first place. Alex will go on to the regional level and participate in the Alameda County Board of Education Spelling Bee.
Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest Winners
The Daughters of the American Revolution are pleased to announce that East Avenue had two winners in the DAR American History Essay Contest 2014-2015. They are Kathryn Johnston 6th grade and Jessica Guzzo 8th grade. Kathryn has also won on the District Level and her essay has gone to the State Level. Congratulations girls!
On February 12, 2015, The Independent ran an article recognizing the winners of DAR Essay Contest. Click here to read the article
LVJUSD MathCounts T-Shirt Design Contest Winner
Announcing the 2015 LVJUSD MathCounts T-Shirt Contest winner:
Several excellent entries from students across the middle schools were received. And the winner of the t-shirt logo contest is:
Rachel Songey, a 7th grader from East Avenue Middle School.
The logo design will be used on the t-shirts for all LVJUSD students who participate in the 2015 Livermore MathCounts Competition. Congrats!
In addition to the t-shirt design, 4 entries were chosen to create posters to advertise the event. The following students' design will be used on posters to announce 2015 Livermore MathCounts Competition:
Brooke Eddy, East Avenue Middle School
Josiah Alpher, East Avenue Middle School
Sharyn Luna, East Avenue Middle School
Isabella Montanaro, Mendenhall Middle School
Congratulations! Thank you to all of the participants. We look forward to next year's t-shirt logo design contest.
National Geographic Bee
East Avenue’s annual school-wide competition for the National Geographic Bee took place on December 9. Even though we had a small turnout for the competition this year, we had fun. Sixth grader AJ Seagraves was the champion! David Davisson came in second, Katelyn Hornbeck was 3rd, and Sarah Davisson was 4th. Congratulations to all of our participants! You did a great job answering some most difficult questions.
Anyone interested in brushing up on geography can visit the GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses five new questions a day from previous National Geographic Bees. We hope to see some returning contestants next year!
Electronic Flyer Delivery Starts December 9
The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your inbox. These eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button that has been placed on each school’s website homepage. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, it is our belief that this paperless delivery of school flyers will ensure important information gets delivered directly to you in a more efficient manner.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from the “Peachjar” the service provider that will include a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view eflyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “email@example.com” to your email contacts. Note: add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your contact list just as written; DO NOT change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
If you do not receive an email from Peachjar, it could mean your email address is not on file with your school, or there is an error with the address on file. Please see your school office to inquire.
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Thank you for helping us save time, money, and LOTS of trees!
Operation Gratitude Candy Drive
East Avenue’s chapter of Tri-M collected Halloween candy and dental supplies to send to troops stationed overseas. They also accept thank you notes written to troops. All items needed to be turned in by November 7th.
The final tally of items collected:
488.6 pounds of candy (!!!)
30+ tubes of toothpaste
100+ packages of dental floss
109 Thank You notes
50+ individually wrapped granola/protein bars
24 individual packages of trail mix
And countless other small items.
Operation gratitude was a huge success. All in all, 21 boxes were sent to Operation Gratitude.
Thank you to everyone for making this candy drive such a success!
East Avenue Participates in My Vote California
Thank you for participating in the My Vote California Student Mock Election. Hopefully, this experience will encourage you to become lifelong voters and participants in our democratic process. The results of the election are as follows:
Proposition 1- The Water Bond:
Yes – 241 No – 64
Proposition 2 - Increase the amount we save :
Yes – 222 No – 129
Proposition 45 Needing public opinion before insurance rates can increase:
Yes- 175 No-149
Proposition 46 - Placing a cap on medical malpractice suits due to negligence:
Yes – 213 No – 129
Proposition 47 – Reduces nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors:
Yes – 202 No – 159
Proposition 48 – Allowing a casino to be built in the Central Valley, not on a reservation
Yes – 113 No – 233
In the race for governor:
Jerry Brown – 190 Neel Kashkari – 238
East Avenue Rocks!!!!!!!
Advanced Band Halloween Parade at Jackson
Parents, You Can Contribute to East Avenue Middle School by Signing Up for eScrip
What is eScrip?
eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to school or youth based groups.
Parent, teachers, friends, and families are encouraged to register their grocery club cards, and existing credit/debit cards as supporters. A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the designated school or group.
How does eScrip work?
Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts.
Some eScrip Merchants are:
Big O Tires, DriversEd.com, Main Street Automotive, Portola Valley Garage, and Safeway are one of the biggest merchants in this area.
Please click HERE to sign up.
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.