The East Avenue Middle School Book Fair is right around the corner, Tuesday December 1st through Friday, December 4th. The book fair is open before and after school, as well as both lunch periods. Our East Avenue Choir will be performing at the book fair Wednesday evening, December 2nd from 6:00-7:30. Our Scholastic Book Fair is an excellent opportunity to purchase the latest titles both in non-fiction and fiction. Get lost in a great book and visit the East Avenue book fair!
East Avenue Welcomes Ms. McConnell
Please join us in welcoming Ms.McConnell to our faculty. Ms. McConnell is a graduate of UC Davis, where she majored in Physics. Ms. McConnell will be filling our vacant Science 7/8 position and will be on board within the next two weeks.
Anti Bullying Contest Poster Winners
Congratulations to Katie Ottman and Hannah Yim for winning the anti-bullying poster contest. Their submission will be turned in to banner sized posters that will be displayed on campus. There were many excellent submissions. All entries have been displayed in the library foyer.
2015 advanced band halloween parade
Tri-M Halloween Candy Drive
UPDATE: Total collected was just over 300 pounds.
It's time for the Halloween candy drive!
Tri-M, our student-run honor society for music students, is again sponsoring this candy drive, which benefits Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is an organization that sends care packages to our men and women in uniform. They include currently deployed troops, our veterans, our Wounded Warriors, as well as the children of our servicemen and women.
Here's what we need:
1) Your candy! We can send pretty much anything, except no Pixy Stix. Simply bring in your candy after Halloween. You can give it to the main office at East, or send it along with your student, and have him or her drop it off to the music room. Tell your friends and neighbors, too!
2) Notes of thanks and gratitude to include. The organization sends one note with each package. So, take a few minutes to tell these brave men and women "Thank you!"
3) Toiletries and other sundries. Toothbrushes, travel size toothpastes, mouthwashes, and dental floss are a welcome sight to the men and women deployed.
4) Blank stationery is also quite welcome--it helps our men and women write home to their families.
Lastly, we need your help in paying for the shipping of these items. Last year, we sent over 500 pounds of candy and items, and we had to pay for the shipping. If your company or employer can send the items for us, it would be quite a help! We will take care of preparing and packing everything for shipping per your instructions.
All the items need to be on the way to Operation Gratitude by November 15th.
You can find more info about Operation Gratitude at their website: https://www.operationgratitude.com/ . Info on the candy drive (and what other items can be sent) can be found at: https://opgrat.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/halloween-candy-for-the-troops/ .
Thank you for your help!
East Avenue Middle School 2015-2016 Overarching Goals
1. Support students in developing the skills and knowledge required to graduate from high school prepared for college and/or career
- Engage students in rigorous content and critical thinking
- Provide a broad digital learning umbrella
- Provide intervention and enrichment opportunities
2. Provide an engaging, clean, healthy, and physically and emotionally safe environment to support student learning at the highest levels
- Engage students in rigorous content and critical thinking
- Provide academic and social/emotional counseling support
- Provide a clean, safe campus where students are buddies, not bullies
3. Enhance parent and community engagement and communication
- Seek parent volunteer support
- Promote Booster Club, School Site Council, and English Language Advisory Board
- Keep website and marquee updated and send home information via phone and email
We now have a Homework Club that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35 – 3:35 in our library. The purpose of the Homework Club is to provide a quiet environment where students can work on their homework and have access to a bank of computers for school-related work. We can accommodate 30 students. Students are taken each day on a first come, first served basis. Once there, students are expected to stay the full hour. A teacher is in the library, and students who are not doing homework and/or are being disruptive are asked to leave. Please note that Homework Club is not a class, and attendance is not taken. Your student should tell you if he/she is planning on attending Homework Club on a given day so that you are aware of where he/she is. Students who are struggling to keep their grades up are particularly encouraged to attend homework club. When students fall behind on homework, they can have a hard time catching up.
Booster Volunteers Needed
As your child reaches a new stage in their life, your involvement becomes essential. Studies show that students do better in school when their parents volunteer.
Volunteering with the East Avenue Middle School Boosters ensures that you stay connected with your child. Our meetings relay valuable information about upcoming school and student events from our school administrators, as well as provide parent contacts that you can rely on.
It is a new school year and the Boosters are looking for a new group of volunteers to lead us this year. And the process starts NOW!
After School Clubs
8th Grade Activities
School Site Council
Planners & PE Clothes
What, your talent is not listed? Let us know, we encourage all new ideas that will positively impact the lives of your students. Want to share a job, no problem. Need help, shadow a current volunteer.
To volunteer, click here (English Spanish) to print the volunteer application. Completed forms can be turned in at orientation or the East Avenue office.
We value your willingness to volunteer and we truly need your help to make every student's experience at East Avenue Middle School the very best that it can be!
EAMS Boosters is a non-profit organization started by parents.
Our mission is to promote the welfare of all students and support school staff.
East Avenue Rocks
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.