EASTSHORE News Happy Summer!
Social-Emotional Support If you are interested in seeking summer social-emotional check-in support please fill out this form (Summer Social-Emotional Support Check-in Form). Someone will contact you to check-in.
A Message From PTA Dear Eastshore families,
THANK YOU so much for your support of our Dolphin Dash fundraiser this year. A special thanks to Tiffany Nelson, who once again designed the t-shirts for the event! We hope the students enjoyed their "dash" around Woodbridge lake. We wish you all a wonderful summer and we will see you in the fall!
School Site Council
Eastshore is looking for 2 parent representatives to serve a two-year term on our School Site Council. The School Site Council’s primary goal is to develop, review, and evaluate our annual SPSA (School Plan for Student Achievement). The council meets four times a year, including our annual walk-through. Parents serve alongside our principal and other staff representatives, with the goal of representing the key stakeholder groups at Eastshore. If you are interested in this opportunity to serve Eastshore’s students, please contact Megan Dodd at email@example.com. If we receive interest from more than 2 parents, we will conduct an election at the beginning of the school year.
English Language Development
Wondering how to further support your child’s continued English development? Check out this resource made by our Eastshore Language Development team. You will find information about the ELPAC and scoring, as well as ideas for how to support your child’s English development during the summer. This resource has been developed for our families where English is their second language. Please reach out to our English Language Coordinator, Andrea Greco, with any questions by completing this form.
Trees for the Future
Eastshore sold 232 yearbooks this year and our fabulous yearbook company is giving back! TreeRing will be working with their partner, Trees for the Future, to plant 232 trees in our school's name.
City of Irvine Summer Recreation Activities
The City of Irvine’s recreation activities newsletter for IUSD, is now available online. This latest edition includes information about enrichment activities, along with summer camps, for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID health and safety guidelines, click here. To sign your student(s) up for programs, visit yourirvine.org. For questions, call 949-724-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irvine Children's Fund Expands Affordable Child Care for IUSD Families
Funding from the Irvine Children’s Fund (ICF) to the Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) will expand scholarships available to income-eligible families to help pay for child care programs located on every Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) elementary and K-8 school campus. The ICCP is a partnership between IUSD and the City of Irvine.
“On behalf of the IUSD Board of Education, I would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for the Irvine Children’s Fund and the City of Irvine for their support of IUSD students and families,” said IUSD Board Member and ICF Committee Member Lauren Brooks. “In addition to supporting families, whose work and child care needs have been affected by COVID, these funds will also help support working and income-eligible families, who need access to affordable, reliable and quality child care.”
The ICF, best known for the presentation of the Irvine Junior Games, as its signature fundraising and community building event, was established in 1987. Working in collaboration with the City, IUSD and ICCP, ICF has provided more than $2 million in scholarships for child care on IUSD campuses.
“Irvine is unique in that child care is available at every elementary school campus in the Irvine Unified School District,” said Sharon Wellikson, Irvine Children’s Fund Executive Director. “The City of Irvine and IUSD should be immensely proud of their role in supporting and expanding school-age child care and we are proud to partner with them.”
For more information about child care assistance through the Irvine Child Care Project, visit cityofirvine.org/childcarescholarships or call 949-724-6632. To learn more about the Irvine Children’s Fund, visit irvinechildrensfund.org.
IUSD is excited to share that the United States Department of Agriculture announced that they will reimburse school districts for free meals to all students, regardless of income, for the 2021-22 school year. This means ALL IUSD students will receive FREE MEALS throughout the next school year. Please note that Nutrition Services will continue to charge students full-price for an additional second meal or for a la carte items. While meals are free for all students, families are still encouraged to complete a free or reduced-price meal application to ensure your students receive additional benefits to which they may be entitled. If approved, these applications may qualify families for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Cards issued by the State of California, discounted college application fees, discounted Advanced Placement (AP) test fees, discounted school events, and discounted utilities through gas, electricity, internet, or phone providers. These applications also benefit schools by providing increased funding through the Local Control Funding Formula, including funding for support staff, computers and other technology. The application for free or reduced-price meals is available online by visiting https://family.titank12.com/
DON’T MISS OUT ON IPSF SUMMER FUN! IPSF
Summer is gearing up for a summer to remember! Both in-person and online classes are available to meet your family’s needs and schedules. Choose from a wide variety of classes from sports to music, STEAM camps to grade-level prep, all designed to avoid the summer brain drain while having FUN! With smaller class sizes to provide a safe and enriching environment, spots are filling up quickly. Register today! Browse classes and register at www.ipsf.net/summer
GET OC STEAM FEST... IN A BOX!
Ready to unleash your child’s inner inventor, creator, and innovator? IPSF has curated the very best of OC STEAM Fest and is sending it home in a fun-filled activity box containing five hands-on activities – one representing each discipline of STEAM. It’s the perfect way to send students into summer to keep them engaged while having a blast! Order at www.ipsf.net/steam
FUN & SAVINGS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
IPSF is proud to present the Spring 2021 Flyer Booklet. Get a sneak peek at our STEAM Fest…In a Box while you check out fun activities and savings from our partners including Advanced Office, Assistance League of Irvine, Code Ninjas – Irvine, FivePoint, Great Park Ice, My 1 of 1, Russian School of Math, XP League and much more! Learn more at https://ipsf.net/flyer-booklet/#flyer-booklet
WANTED! AFTERSCHOOL COORDINATORS FOR ACE ON CAMPUS
IPSF is excited to be able to resume ACE afterschool classes on campus in the 2021-2022 school year and are seeking volunteers to serve as ACE Coordinators at all elementary/middle school sites. ACE Coordinators are vital to successfully host a robust enrichment in-person classes at your school. If you are interested in becoming an ACE Coordinator, please email email@example.com.