Our PreK, Kindergarten, and new families enjoyed pizza, ice cream, and some "wild & furry" (and not so furry!) educational entertainment from Joe at Eyes of the Wild! We got to see a chinchilla, corn snake, tarantula, ferret, alligator, and wallaby! Joe did a great job giving the kids information on these animals, why they don't make good pets, and what Eyes of the Wild does. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!
WELCOME BACK TEACHERS & STAFF LUNCHEON
Teachers & Staff enjoyed the annual Welcome Back luncheon provided by PTO. Thanks to ShopRite of Flemington for their generous donation of fried chicken, sandwich platters, fruit trays, and rolls. Thanks to Lou at Orlando's Cafe for trays of penne vodka and sausage & peppers. The teachers also the dessert cart wheeled right to them. We're looking forward to a GREAT 2019-20 school year!
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR EVENTS
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! PTO hosted the annual Graduation Reception; parents donated various food & beverages, and helped out keeping things running smooth all night! Our 40 grads and their families had a wonderful time.
PRE-K THROUGH 2ND GRADE FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Approx 70 kids came out for the PreK through 2nd grade Family Fun Night! The Bubble Guy came and the kids went wild for his bubbles! Kids played with the parachute, frisbees, and got to run around and play on the playground with their friends and classmates.
END OF THE YEAR PICNIC
We had great weather, lots of good food, and a wonderful time! 130+ attendees, the kids got to run under the sprinkler, play volleyball, enjoy the swings and slide, and have a fun time with their friends and classmates. Mrs. Stafford and Mrs. Gallagher were on hand for face & arm painting, while DJ Griffin had all the best music. Kona Ice brought had tasty ice flavors, and Maddalena's Frozen Desserts offered a variety of items from cheesecake on a stick to iced lemonade. The kids loved the free raffle! Thanks to everyone sharing your favorite dishes, setting up, and cleaning up after. We had a great 2018-19 School Year and can't wait for next year!
5th & 6th Grade Building & Game Night
20+ students came out for 5th & 6th Grade Building and Game night. It was a fun event, complete with snacks!
Students had a wonderful Field Day, and thanks to all the parents who volunteered! PTO paid for the laser show assembly and t-shirts for all students and teachers, while Ms. Daniel arranged all the games and activities. 6th & 7th grade had their own games in the lower field, and 8th grade went on their picnic.
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week photos will be posted over the next few days as the week progresses. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped decorate doors, as well as donate delicious foods! This first gallery shows all the decorated doors and Staff room.
Monday's "Light" Lunch
Wednesday's "Hollywood Gala" Luncheon
THIRD & FOURTH GRADE GAME & PIZZA NIGHT
21 students participated in Game & Pizza Night on Friday, April 12th, from 6-8pm. They enjoyed pizza and lemonade, and then we moved to the gym for some 'free play' time as well as organized games. Kids were split into teams and enjoyed racing scooters around cones, running across the gym with a foam ball held with their knees, Four Corners, Capture the Chicken/Fish, and Dodge Ball (with soft squishy balls!)
SPRING BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Spring Dino Mite Book Fair was held April 1st through 5th. Family Night was Wednesday, April 3rd, and we had guest visits from the Dinosaur and Cougar! Families were able to come in after school and into the early evening to purchase books.
5th & 6th GRADE ST. PATRICK'S DANCE
Students had a great time at the St Patrick's Dance!
We had a great turnout for Bingo Night! Kids (and parents) enjoyed free Bingo, snacks, and fun prizes! Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make it so much fun!
BLUE RIBBON CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 2018
Students enjoyed a wonderful celebration! Each student received a special Blue Ribbon East Amwell t shirt from the PTO, lunch and cupcakes provided by Maschio's, and ice cream. Thanks to the parents who donated gallons of ice cream!
Special thanks to Shelley for the tremendous job with Frosty's! Thanks to all our volunteers who helped set up, sell, personalize items, take photos, and clean up. Students had a wonderful day shopping for friends and family!
3rd & 4th GRADE GAME NIGHT
Approx 30 students enjoyed Game Night!
LIFE SKILLS SOCK HOP
Life Skills class enjoyed a Sock Hop, featuring 50's music, dancing, and snacks!
TREATS FOR THE TROOPS
The PTO is partnered with Soldier’s Angels (soldiersangels.org) to have donated Halloween candy shipped to deployed service members around the world or distributed to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country. Our school has adopted 3 units and we will have a box going to Afghanistan, Israel and the military hospital in Germany. Special thanks to Darcy Meys for coordinating and Mrs. Runk's Life Skills class for their hard work sorting and preparing the treats for shipping.
FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Our Enchanted Forest Fall Book Fair allowed students to browse and purchase books throughout the week, along with the always popular Family Night! Thanks to all the students, parents, and grandparents who purchased books, as well as Christin and her small army of volunteers who set up, helped during the week, and packed up. Thanks to 7th grade for their help wheeling the carts in and out, as well as moving tables and chairs around for us.
TRUNK OR TREAT!
We had a fantastic Trunk or Treat with an EATS PTO record breaking 91 cars, plus the game truck and ambulance and 100+ families in attendance. Thanks to all the everyone who participated and helped make it a great night for the kids. Special thanks to Amwell Valley Ambulance Corps for attending & handing out candy, AeroZone for bringing the gaming truck, Kona Ice for coming out, DJ Griffin for all the music, Chris K and his crew for another fantastic Haunted House, our Parking Attendants for getting all those cars in and out safely, and all the parents who volunteered with so many things.
NEW FAMILIES SOCIAL
PreK, Kindergarten, and New Families were welcomed with our annual New Families Social, where our new students were able to socialize with their classmates and their families. We enjoyed pizza, ice cream, and some furry - and not so furry! - entertainment from Eyes of the Wild! Big thanks to Joe, our presenter from Eyes of the Wild, who entertained the kids and gave us all lots of great information on all of the animals.
NEW WATER FOUNTAINS
As a result of our families wonderful support in fundraising during the 2017-18 school year we were able to purchase FOUR new combination drinking fountain and water bottle filling stations (3 singles and 1 double) to replace the aging drinking fountains around school. We've also purchased a case of filters for the fountains. These keep with our school's Green philosophy, encouraging students to use refillable water bottles. The fountains have a display which show the students how many plastic water bottles they're saving by refilling their bottle!
10/10 Update - we added up the display counter numbers from each of the four fountains and so far EATS students & staff have saved 2317 bottles by refilling their own reusable bottles from home! Great job!