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General Association Meeting 3-27-17 & Election Slate

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Dear Eastshore Elementary PTA Member,

Important Announcement:
The next General Association PTA Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 23rd. As always, we will start the meeting at 6:30 pm in Eastshore’s MPR. Join us for the Executive Board Elections!

The Nominating Committee of the Eastshore Elementary PTA presents the following slate of officers for the 2017-2018 school year:
President: Klara Saunders
Executive Vice President: Carin Guertin
V.P. Membership & Pledge: Iris Spears (would like to share position looking for Co-V.P.)
V.P. Ways & Means: OPEN
V.P. Programs: Penelope Panczuk
Secretary: Tiffany Ramirez
Treasurer: Erika (Fresia) Reina
Financial Secretary: Carolyn Chung
Auditor: Joe Liu
Parliamentarian: OPEN
Historian: Jamilah Nahas
If you are interested in nominating yourself for any open position, or running for one of the filled slate positions, please notify the Nominating Committee and President.
President: Klara Saunders
Nominating Committee Chair:

Upcoming Events:
Jog-A-Thon Kick-off Assemblies for students: Wednesday, February 22nd
Mother Daughter Tea for 5th grade girls: Thursday, February 23rd
Eastshore Dines Out: March 15th @ Chili’s
Eastshore’s Jog-A-Thon: Wednesday, March 22nd, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Past Events Recap:
– The second PTA-sponsored student assembly took place on Wednesday, March 8th. The children got to experience The Alley Cats, a highly acclaimed doo-wop group. Ask your child about this fun and educational program!
– The Guys Stuff Night on February 9th was a big success. We hope all the 6th grade boys took important information away from this special evening. A huge thank you to Maia Starling for coordinating the event and to Mr Brooks for always being our special speaker!!
– The Founder’s Day Celebration was a hit with our students! Thank you to all the parents who took a brief moment to stop by to say “hi” to our PTA representatives and let their child get some free popcorn!

Volunteer Opportunities:
Family Fun Night (4/21) and the End-of-Year Carnival (6/2) are currently in the planning process. Let us know if you’d like to assist with either event!

The Eastshore PTA aims to bring our school community together through various events, as well as fund additional programs and activities to enrich each student’s experience at school. Look for the Jog-a-Thon envelope coming home in Thursday conduits to keep supporting our wonderful mission!

Best Regards,

Klara Saunders
Eastshore Elementary PTA, President

Weekend Update

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Eastshore students had a very busy weekend!!



On Thursday night, January 26, 4 of our Eastshore students were at City Hall in the Council Chambers attending the Irvine Council Awards Ceremony for the PTA Reflections Contest. We, at Eastshore, had 42 entries in this year’s reflections contest and we advanced 12 of our entries to the Irvine Unified Council level, where over 560 entries had been received from all the schools in the district. Out of those 560+, 90 (3 top entries per category per age group) were recognized at City Hall and four of them were Eastshore students! Congratulations!









On Friday 1/27 evening, the PTA had the pleasure of hosting our annual Talent Show in the Eastshore MPR. Thank you to Amanda Anderson for a smooth and enjoyable evening and congratulations to all the talented students on a job well done!! We had everything from dancers, pianists, and singers to a Rubik’s Cube solver and a student reciting all the US Presidents in record time! Thank you to all the performers, as well as our wonderful audience!





Saturday, January 28th, meant a full day of flag football for 4 teams from Eastshore Elementary as they were representing our school at IPSF’s Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament at OC Great Park in Irvine! Thank you to all the coaches and the players for working so hard!!


Nominating Committee Update

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It’s that time of year – the PTA Executive Board for the next school year is already being formed!

The Nominating Committee, a responsible group of individuals seeking interested and qualified people for the board positions, is out and about doing important recruiting for our PTA. The Nominating Committee was elected at the last General Association meeting on 1-26-17.

The elected nominating “officials” are: Jean Wang, Joe Liu, Renee Matthews, Vanessa Cheng and Jamilah Nahas; with Angelique Uram and Nicole Eberhart acting as alternates for the committee.

For Eastshore PTA’s 2017-18 school year the open positions*, according to our bylaws, are:


Executive Vice President


Financial Secretary

VP Programs



VP, Ways and Means

VP, Membership and Pledge


If you are interested in hearing more about a position and possibly joining the executive board, please contact any of our nominating committee members or Jean Wang at as soon as possible. We will be voting in our Executive Board at the next General Association Meeting on 3-9-17.

*According to our bylaws, each position is a one-year term and we would like to give everyone a chance to contribute to our school’s PTA. We have some Executive Board members standing by who can fill positions that they have held this current school year but the nominating committee is fielding interest from our General Association first.

Happy New Year Eastshore

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Another fabulous year is ahead of us and I look forward to working with many amazing parents to make our children’s education a great and rich experience! As I look at the January schedule, I can already tell that 2017 will be bustling with activity!

Our board is always in need of additional volunteers; folks who are excited to contribute to our community and want to see the kids at Eastshore succeed. If you have any interest and a bit of spare time to contribute to our school, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We will be rolling out our last big fundraiser of the year, the Jog-A-Thon, in February and we are looking for a few people to step up and help us make it a success!

January will kick off with the deadline for the yearbook cover contest, a dines-out event, and a couple of talent show rehearsals, leading up to the big evening on 1/27/17. We will also have a General Assembly PTA Meeting on Thursday, January 26th, during which we will vote in our nominating committee.

If your child would like to submit a page for the cover contest, simply have him or her follow the guidelines on the flyer (Eastshore Cover Contest Flyer) and submit their entry to their teacher by Friday, January 6th!

Wishing you a wonderful 2017!


Klara Saunders

President, Eastshore Elementary PTA

General Association Meeting 12-1-16

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Happy Thanksgiving Eastshore!

Eastshore’s PTA is now 294 members strong!!

Our next General Association Meeting is coming up on Thursday, December 1st, at 6:30 pm in the Eastshore MPR. Please join us for this informative meeting!  Our very own Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Kelly Duncan, will present the new English Language Arts textbook adaptation process. As always, we will hear updates from Mrs Kadam, make important decisions regarding the PTA spending and budget, and discuss upcoming events and activities.
Click here to view the agenda

We are currently in the process of assembling a Jog-a-Thon committee and would be happy for a few new faces and fresh ideas they might bring. You can always email with comments, questions and concerns.

Keep up with the latest news and events on our Facebook Site and find posts, event listings and flyers here on our PTA website!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I look forward to seeing you on December 1st!

Best regards,

Klara Saunders

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Upcoming Events

  1. Jog A Thon Campaign Begins!

    February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Mother Daughter Tea (5th grade girls only)

    February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Eastshore Dines Out

    March 15 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  4. Jog A Thon

    March 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am