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Father-Daughter Dance - Registration Ends TONIGHT

Attention all you cool cats and happenin' chicks, get ready for our annual Eastvalley Father-Daughter dance, this year's theme is Sockhop! You won't want to miss this boss bash like no other. Only $25 per couple ($10 for each additional daughter) and all the fun takes place on Saturday, February 10th at 6:30 PM. 

Secure your tickets online - registration ends February 6th - by logging on to Membership Toolkit then select "Online Forms" from the menu above. 

Admission price includes DJ, special keepsake crafts, snacks, drinks and a photo with your special little girl! Tickets are limited so don't miss out on this very special night! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ogletree at elizotree@gmail.com.

Winter Break

Don't forget Cobb County's winter break is scheduled from February 19 - 23rd this year. There will be no school.

Black History Month Contest - Door Decorating Contest

The PTA is sponsoring a super fun way to learn about the contributions and achievements that Black Americans have made. Eastvalley will take part in a classroom contest for students to show what they've learned from and how they are inspired by African American culture. The contest begins today and judging will be held on February 28th. 

Contact your Room Rep to find out how to help with this month's door decorations; 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the classes with the most creative doors! Details (and contest guidelines) will be sent home this week. Questions? Email Teresa Crowe at samdcrowe1@yahoo.com .

Save the Date for International Night

One of the biggest nights of the school year will take place next month and we need volunteers! Help us set up on Friday, March 2nd 3-6pm or come out and volunteer during the event. 
 
Volunteer slots are available in one-hour increments.  Please consider donating your time to this great event!   Parents, current 5th graders and older (high school) Eastvalley alumni are welcome to help out!
 
For questions in general or if you want to be an “ambassador” and host a room by setting up a display, or offering food, leading a craft or activity (or all three!), please email Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez at noellelagueux@hotmail.com
 

Valentine's Day Candy Grams

During the week of February 5 - 9, for only $1 you can purchase a Valentine Candy Gram for someone else in school. Parents, buy one for your child. Students, buy one for a friend or teacher. You can even buy one to take home to give your neighbors and community friends. 

Fill out the form included in this week's folder and bring in $1 for each candy gram you want to give. Notes will be attached to a yummy piece of candy and will be delivered on Valentine's Day! 

All proceeds benefit Eastvalley's fifth grade class.

Pajama Day

Pajama Day will be held on Friday, February 9th as a 5th grade class fundraiser. Help them raise money for their upcoming events including any activities, supplies, materials or programs. 

Donation options include: For $1 - wear your pajamas to school; for an additional $1 - wear your favorite slippers (you may still want to pack another pair of shoes for recess, PE, etc.); for another $1 - you may bring a small stuffed animal to school too!

Regarding the pajamas, please remember to adhere to CCSD dress code (no strappy tops, only short or long sleeved). Bring in any donations in a clearly marked envelope, made out with your child & teacher's name and grade.

Coffee Talk - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parents 

Please drop in on Tuesday evening, Feb 27 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) or Wednesday morning, Feb 28 (7:50 AM - 9:00 AM) for a social gathering with some veteran PTA & Foundation parents who have answers to your questions! 

Enjoy refreshments, meet other class parents and chat about how the Eastvalley PTA & Foundation work in our school. 

Sue Larsen Memorial PTA Scholarship
 
Each year, the Eastvalley Elementary PTA awards one $500 scholarship to a graduating Cobb County high school senior who attended Eastvalley Elementary for at least one year.
 
This scholarship, formerly known at the Eastvalley PTA Scholarship, has been renamed to honor Susan Larsen, one of the school's most dedicated and tireless volunteers.  Not only did Sue spend countless hours volunteering her time and talents for the PTA, she constantly sought to improve whatever task she undertook.  Sue Larsen passed away on March 16, 2017.
 
The application for this scholarship can be found here. Questions?  Contact Becki Goodloe at rebeccagoodloe@gmail.com.

Jump Rope for Heart

There are tons of fun activities going on at Eastvalley right now that promote our latest Jump Rope for Heart initiative (details were provided in a previous Tuesday Tracker). And we hope your students are feeling great about helping kids with special hearts! We want all of our EV families to keep up the great work and remember that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.

Every single dollar you raise will help kids and families build healthier lives.
Visit the website today and log-in to start collecting your donations! Thank you for being a Heart Hero!

Art Show, PTA Meeting & Chorus Performance February 8

We invite everyone to join us at Eastvalley on the afternoon and evening of February 8th!  First, visit the Art Show to enjoy and purchase your child's art between 4 PM and 6 PM.  Then join us at 6:30 PM for an update on your PTA’s activities and upcoming events.  The meeting will be followed by a performance from the fabulous 3rd and 4th Graders of the Eastvalley Eagle Chorus!

Special Note:  We encourage our 5th Graders and their families to attend the ECMS Rising 6th Grade Information Night, which is also scheduled for the evening of Feb 8.  We apologize for the scheduling conflict and invite you to contact us for a PTA update anytime.

Your time is valuable.  And your involvement is too.  Thank you for investing an hour in Eastvalley.  You don’t have to be a PTA member to attend the meeting.

East Cobb Middle School's Rising 6th Grade Parent Info Night

Save the date, on Thursday, February 8th at 6pm, ECMS will hold it's Rising 6th Grade Information Night in the ECMS Theater. More details can be found here!

 

Xdrenaline Spirit Night - Friday 2/9

Jump, spin, leap and bounce as you help Eastvalley raise money this Friday, February 9th. Bring your little ones to Xdrenaline on Roswell Rd to play between the hours of 4 PM and 8 PM and a portion of all proceeds will benefit our school.

Tickets are $10 per hour and $4 comes straight back to Eastvalley. Thank you, in advance, for giving back!

Box Tops for Eastvalley

Remember it is Box Tops collection time! The class that collects the most tops by the February 16th deadline will win a grand prize.   Please send your Box Tops in an envelope or sandwich bag clearly marked with your child’s name, grade, and teacher’s name.  Also, remember to visit www.BTFE.com to learn about other ways you can earn even more cash for Eastvalley.

Kroger Math Night - Thursday, March 8

Our Eastvalley PTA Kroger Math Night is scheduled for Thursday March 8 between the hours of 5 PM and 7:30 PM. It will be a fun, family affair at Kroger- East Lake. Math-themed activities have been created for each grade level for to ensure an unforgettable, interactive experience directly on the aisles of the store.

For more information, log in to Membership Toolkit for details and to register online.

Leaders Wanted:  PTA Nominating Committee Forming Soon
 
 
The process of creating a successful 2018-19 Eastvalley PTA leadership team has begun! Each year the PTA membership elects Officers to serve on the Executive Committee in the following positions:
  • Co-President (2)
  • 1st Vice President 
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Co-Secretary (2)
The Nominating Committee is a special PTA committee with responsibility for selecting and presenting the best qualified nominees for PTA office.  Each year the PTA membership votes for 5 members and 1 alternate to serve on the Nominating Committee.  This year's election of the Nominating Committee will be held during the next PTA General Meeting.
 
The requirements and duties for the PTA Officer positions listed above can be found at the Georgia PTA website, and specifics about serving at Eastvalley will be available from the Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee will be also be providing more information via the eblast in February.  If you or someone you know would like to serve in an Officer position, the Nominating Committee would love to talk with you! Please contact Jacquie Rice at jacquielrice@gmail.com if you are interested in being or suggesting a nominee for office. 
 
Volunteer at Eastvalley
 
Current Volunteer Needs: Kroger Math Night is coming up in March and we're looking for just a few creative, hard working volunteers. Find out ways you can help by contacting Vicki Cheplak at VCheplak@Geosyntec.com or simply visit our Volunteer page to find just the right committee for you!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • February 7 - PTA Board of Directors Meeting
  • February 9 - Foundation Spirit Night at Xdrenaline 4 PM - 8 PM
  • February 10 - Father/Daughter Sock Hop 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • February 12-16 - Box Tops Collection Week
  • February 13 - Chick Fil A Spirit Night 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • February 16 - Spring Picture Day
  • February 19 - 23 - WINTER BREAK; No School
  • February 27 - Coffee Talk for Kindergarten & 1st grade parents at 5:30 PM
  • February 28 - Coffee Talk for kindergarten & 1st grade parents at 7:50 AM
  • March 2 - Dr. Seuss Day (dress up as your favorite character from any storybook)
  • March 3 - International Night from 4 PM - 7:30 PM
  • March 8 - Kroger East Lake Math Night 5 PM - 7:30 PM
  • March 14 - Early Release 12:30 PM

Click here for more information on the yearbook and photo submission. 


Please go to the Blog Archives page. You'll find great information and fun pictures from Eastvalley events.