EAS Connections – 03/05/21

Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 8:00am–2:00pm
Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Upcoming Events

  • March 5: End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 6: 6-8 “I Have a Dream” Performance Greenville SDA Church
  • March 8-12: Spring Week of Spiritual Emphasis
  • March 11:  “Stranger Danger” Safety Class for K-3
  • March 12:  3rd Quarter Grades Published Online
  • March 15-19:  Spring Break
  • March 22: No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:00 – 6:00
  • March 27:  K-1 Performance at Spartanburg SDA Church 10:00
  • March 27:  Pine Car Work Night 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the gym
  • March 28:  Pine Car Derby, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • April 2:  No School – Easter Break
  • April 12:  No School – Teacher In-service Classes
  • May 13:  Last day of school – 11:30 a.m dismissal May 13:  Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation 7:00 p.m.

March Tuition Due
A big thank you to all families who have been faithful with their tuition payments.  Just a reminder that the April tuition is due March 25.

March Art Contest
The March Art Contest theme is Negative Space. Congratulations to the February winners: Jenna Hopkins, Logan Connor, and the K-1 students.

6th-8th Grade “I Have a Dream” Performances
The 6th-8th grade’s first performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was Sabbath, Feb. 27, at the Spartanburg SDA Church.  The powerful performance brought audience members to tears.

Our next performance is this Sabbath, March 6, at the Greenville SDA Church Family Life Center located at 1702 E North St., Greenville, SC, 29607.  Students need to be at the church no later than 10:15 a.m.  Young men should wear black dress pants, white shirts, and black belts and dress shoes.  Mr. Claus will supply black bow ties.  The young ladies should wear a black skirt, white blouse, and black dress shoes.  They may also wear a black dress.  We need as many parents as possible to drive that day.  Students and parents are invited to bring a change of clothes and food for a picnic after the church service at Paris Mountain State Park located at 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609.  Admission to the park is $6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50/ child age 6-15.

African American History Project Pick Up
The student African American History Projects can be taken home on Monday, March 8.  The students created such amazing projects that there are requests to tour the projects this weekend!  Thank you, parents, for assisting the students with such high quality projects.  They made a tremendous impact in our community!

After School Care Info
ECDC, our after school care provider, is temporarily closed as a precaution after a staff member was exposed to the corona virus.  EAS will continue to provide after school care for parents Monday-Thursday from 3:15-6:00 p.m. and from 2:15-6:00 p.m. on Fridays.  The cost is $10/student/day.  Please drop your payments off at the office to help keep this service available.

K-1 Will Be Having the Children’s Story at the Spartanburg SDA Church on March 27
The K-1 classroom will be telling the children’s story during the church service on March 27.  This is an event that you will not want to miss!

Pine Car Derby Fundraiser
Spring Break is a great time to work on pine cars!  New car kits have arrived at the office!  Please support your school by racing a car and helping with the fundraising.  The goal is to help the school purchase interactive smart boards for each classroom.

There are three ways to win!  Trophies and prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and design, and top fundraisers. 

The fundraising part consists of students distributing at least twenty fundraising letters requesting sponsorships for their car(s) to relatives, church members, parent’s work colleagues, and neighbors.  In the packets that each student received, there are twenty fundraising letters.  Letters for requesting business sponsorships are available. Please have your student write a personalized request in the space at the bottom of the letter.  If a child would like to write one letter and make twenty copies, the school can help.  Those that sponsor the student can donate online, mail their sponsorship money to the school or give it to the student to bring to school. 

Pine car kits are available in the office.  Thank you for your participation.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Jordan Crossley for being the top fundraiser to date!  She just has received over $400 in sponsorships so far!

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 22 from 12:00 – 6:00. No school on this day.

Spring Week of Spiritual Emphasis
The Spring Week of Spiritual Emphasis will feature Jo Ottinger, Chaplain at Mount Pisgah Academy, as the speaker.  Please pray that each student will be inspired to follow Jesus.

Mask Reminder
Thank you to all students who faithfully remember to arrive at school with a mask.  EAS wants to remind parents that all students are required to arrive at school with a mask on.  Thank you.

Water Bottle Reminder
Please remember to send a full water bottle with your student every day, especially as temperatures begin to warm up.

Stranger Danger Safety Class
A “Stranger Danger” safety class will be held for K-3 students on Thursday, March 11. 

Uniform Reminder
A big thank you to parents and students for following the handbook uniform guidelines.  Please remember that pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts should be a cotton twill material in navy, khaki, or black material.  No tights please.

EAS Hot Lunch Program
Nutritious, plant-based lunches are available for EAS students.  The cost is $3.25 per meal or $16.25 per week for grades 1-8.  The cost is $2.25 per meal or $11.25 per week for Kindergarten.  All lunches must be purchased in advance through the school office.  Pizza will continue to be served on Fridays.  Extra slices are available for $1.00 per slice.  On days when hot dogs are on the menu, extra hot dogs may be purchased for $1.00 each.  Place lunch orders with the office.  All lunches must be prepaid.

Hot Lunch Schedule

  • March 5 – Pizza
  • March 8 – Spaghetti
  • March 9 – Sub Sandwiches
  • March 10 – Burritos
  • March 11 – Special K Loaf
  • March 12 – Pizza
  • March 15-19 – Spring Break
  • March 22 – No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • March 23 – Breakfast for Lunch
  • March 24 – Ravioli
  • March 25 – Hot Dogs
  • March 26 – Early Dismissal
  • March 29 – Burritos
  • March 30 – Sub Sandwiches
  • March 31 – Spaghetti

March Birthdays!
March 29:  Leonel Alvarez

Ukulele Class
2nd and 3rd grade ukulele classes are on Mondays and Thursdays.  6th-8th grade ukulele classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.