EAS Connections – 02/25/21

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

Upcoming Events
February 25: Black History Month Fair Parent Tour from 3:00–6:00
February 26: Kindergarten Roundup and School Visitation Day 8:00 – 12:00 a.m.
February 27: 6-8 “I Have a Dream” Performance – Spartanburg
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 12: 3rd Quarter Grades Published Online
March 15-19: Spring Break
March 22: No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:00 – 6:00
March 28: Pine Car Derby, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

African American History Exhibition
The student created African American History Exhibition will be held today, February 25, 2021, from 3:00 – 6:00 in the EAS Stutler Center gym.  All parents are encouraged to tour the exhibition when they pick up their children whether that is at school dismissal time or when they pick up from after school care.  Students may leave with their parents after touring the exhibitions.  Please remember to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing as far as possible.  The students have created amazing projects!  Thank you, parents, for assisting the students with such high quality projects.

EAS Roundup & School Visitation Day
Friday, February 26, is the Annual EAS Roundup day for any student entering grades K-8 in the fall.  Prospective students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2021. Spread the word to your friends and family and come visit EAS from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. See you there!  Reserve your spot by calling (864) 576-2234.

6th-8th Grade “I Have a Dream” Performances
The 6th-8th grade students have been practicing a performance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.  Their first performance is on Sabbath, February 27, at the Spartanburg SDA Church.  Students need to be at the church no later than 10:00 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. The second performance is at the Greenville SDA Church on March 6.  We need as many parents as possible to drive that day.  We will meet at the Greenville SDA Church at 10:00 a.m.  Dress will be the same as the first performance.  If your child will need transportation, please let Mr. Claus know.

Pine Car Kits Available Now!
Pine car kits are available in the office now.  The basic blocks and wedges are $5.00 each, and the pre-shaped kits are $10.00 each.  If you have not purchased your car yet, do so soon!  If your child needs help cutting the basic block kit to their desired shape, Mr. Claus can help.  Just let him know.

Pine Car Derby Fundraiser
EAS has kicked off a Pine Car Derby Fundraiser.  This is a fun project for students and parents to enjoy together. 

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

Each student is encouraged to design and to make at least one pinewood derby car to enter into the race.  Pine car kits are available from the office or online.

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.  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 mail their sponsorship money to the school or give it to the student to bring to school.

EAS has passed out packets containing information, tips and twenty fundraising letters to each family.  If you have not received one, please let the office know.  Pine car kits are available in the office.  The cost of a basic block or wedge kit is $5.00.  The cost of the preshaped kits $10.00. 

The purposes of this fundraiser are to provide families a fun project to enjoy together and to raise funds to purchase interactive smart boards for each classroom.  Thank you for your participation.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Jordan Crossley for being the top fundraiser to date!  She just received a $100 sponsorship from Maryland!

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

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

February Art Contest
The February Art Contest theme is Origami.  Turn in your origami art by tomorrow for a chance to win a fabulous prize. The March Art Contest theme is Negative Space.

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
Feb. 26 – Pizza
March 1 – Mac and Cheese
March 2 – Hot Dogs
March 3 – Haystacks
March 4 – Chicken Patty
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

February Birthdays!
Feb. 2:  Thoren Sanders
Feb. 10:  Caylee Shaffer
Feb. 11:  Wyatt Koffel
Feb. 28:  Joshua Greaves

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