EAS Connections – 11/9/20

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

Important Reminder: 11:30 Dismissal Thursday
School will dismiss on Thursday, November 12, at 11:30 a.m. for teacher meetings. The daycare will be open if you need their services. 

Home and School Association News
We would like to send a big thank you to all of our families for participating in the Samaritans Purse Christmas shoeboxes. Each student, and several teachers, filled a box for the kids and we are sending a total of 50 boxes! 

Another big thank you for coming out to our Chipotle dinner night!  We raised over $250 to use toward school projects!

We are still collecting the UPC labels from Loma Linda and Worthington vegetarian canned foods.  Each label is worth 25 cents as part of the “Labels Make Cents” program!   Please turn these in to the school office.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to link your Ingles Card, Publix account, or Amazon Smile account to our school.   Thank you so much!

Soccer News
Update:  There is a home soccer game this Wednesday, at 4 pm, with the Mills River School.  There are no further practices this season.  The Parents vs. Kids game has been moved from November 10 to November 17 at 4 pm.

6-8 Grade Handbell Choir Performance
Please mark December 5, 2020, on your calendars, for grades 6-8 will be performing at the Spartanburg SDA Church during the Sabbath worship service.  Complete details are attached to this newsletter for all 6-8 grade students who will need the information in readiness for that special day.

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.

Lunch Menu:

  • Nov. 9 – Haystacks/yellow rice
  • Nov. 10- Hot dogs/baked beans
  • Nov. 11 – Spaghetti/gr. Beans
  • Nov. 12 – Chick. pot pie
  • Nov. 13 – Pizza

Place lunch orders with the office.  All lunches must be prepaid.

As it starts to get colder, some questions have arisen as to acceptable hoodies and sweaters for in-school use.  The handbook states:  “Sweaters: Solid color sweaters. No sweatshirts/hoodies are allowed unless distributed by the following; EAS, Pathfinders, ALIVE, Mount Pisgah Academy or Fletcher Academy.”  Also acceptable are sweaters and hoodies of a solid color but no writing on them.  Wouldn’t it be great, however, if all students showed school pride by wearing school hoodies!

Spirit Day/Birthday Friday
Our next Spirit Day/Birthday Friday will be on November 20, which is a FULL DAY of school (normal Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.). The Spirit Day has a Thanksgiving them of Pilgrims, Native Americans, Pumpkins, and Turkeys!  The classroom with the highest percentage participation will receive free pizza that day.

November Birthdays:

  • Bryce Bomar – 15
  • CJ Hugelheim – 16
  • Micah Burgin – 19
  • Caroline McKenzie – 23

Upcoming Events

  • November 11:  Home Soccer Game with Mills River
  • November 12:  11:30 a.m. dismissal, teacher in-service day.
  • November 18 – Vision Screenings
  • November 20 – Will be a regular day of school.
  • November 25 – December tuition due
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 1-3:  MAP Testing
  • December 5: 6th-8th Grade Handbell Performance at Spartanburg SDA Church
  • December 10:  EAS Christmas Program at 7:00 in the Spartanburg SDA Church
  • December 18:  End of 2nd Quarter
  • December 19-Jan. 3: Christmas Break

Vision Screening
Dr. Kerri Hopkins will be conducting vision screenings at EAS on Wednesday, November 18.   

November Art Contest Theme: Mondrian Art
Entries for last month’s art contest are still being judged.  Winners will be announced in next week’s newsletter and chapel.  This month’s art theme is Mondrian Art.  For an introduction, see this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFKoGStefY

Riddle Me This!
This week’s puzzler is an anagram.  Rearrange the letters below and the clue to find the answer.  When you have it, turn it in to Ms. Cherry in the office for your chance to win a fabulous prize!

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