Monday, August 15, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Summer changes have resulted in some exciting internal shifts that we
are thrilled to share. Mrs. Gavin will be our new STEM teacher, working
with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Ms. Friedman will take over
the library in our new role of Library/STEM Specialist. We are committed to driving
our STEM experiences to the forefront of educational excellence over the
next five years - we look forward to sharing those ideas and plans
throughout the coming year. Additionally, Mrs. Sarah Kanchwala,
new teacher and former EPS student, will be shifting from 5th
grade to join our middle school math team.
Please welcome our newest Panthers!
Top row: Mrs. Everly, Ms. Swiech, Mrs. Kowalewski, Ms. Ingrassia, Mrs. Kanchwala
Bottom row: Ms. Cirone, Ms. Saxton, Mrs. Warner, Ms. Nardulli
In addition to these changes, we are very excited to welcome the following educators to our team and are confident they will be an excellent addition to our EPS family.
Ms. Elisa Cirone - 5th grade teacher
Mrs. Michelle Everly - middle school math teacher
Ms. Emily Ingrassia - middle school special education teacher
Mrs. Sarah Kanchwala - middle school math teacher (EPS alumna)
Mrs. Lizzie Kowalewski - primary EL teacher
Mrs. Anna Mortell - Innovation Coordinator
Ms. Annalisa Nardulli - speech language pathologist
Ms. Ariel Saxton - 3rd grade teacher
Ms. Margaret Swiech - 4th grade teacher
Mrs. Lauren Warner - Kindergarten
New teacher induction day one, hour one - teambuilding!!!
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Happy August! Here is our welcome back letter for students as we get ready to head into the new school year. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to support your child and family in the days, weeks, months, and year ahead.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Looking ahead to August, we wanted to share the following opportunities for our students and families to come together for a bit of fun, connection, and community building.
Chalk, Chat, & Chill
Monday, August 8th | 4:30-5:30PM on the playground
Every color of chalk and every flavor of popsicle...what more needs to be said? Join us late afternoon for the opportunity to draw, play, enjoy treats, and connect. Fun for the whole family!
The Great Panther Hunt!
Thursday, August 11th | 2:30-3:30PM on the EPS field
Our mascot has been stolen! Decipher clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges to help solve the mystery. This event is open to all ages.
Meet & Greet
Friday, August 19th | 2:30-3:30PM in the school
Come by and say hi! Get to meet new teachers and catch-up with old ones. We will be opening up the building and welcoming everyone for what is sure to be another sensational school year!
First Day of School
Monday, August 22nd First full day for 1st through 8th grade
Monday, August 29th First day of preschool and kindergarten
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Without question or doubt this has been a most challenging year. Yet, despite the hardships and complexity - of which there were many - we persevered, we learned, and we grew. As we reflect upon and celebrate, let us recognize the extraordinary ways in which we pulled together to support the learning and wellbeing of kids (and one another). East Prairie has sought not merely to survive the ongoing pandemic, but to thrive during it. In a world that is uncertain and unstable, our school community has provided care, strength, and kindness to our kids. Thank you for never settling. Thank you for striving to reach new heights. Thank you for keeping the needs of kids first, front, and center.
Wishing you a restorative, enjoyable, healthy, and safe summer! Thank you for all that you do to make East Prairie the very special place it is!