Originally delivered on 1/13/2023 3:23 pm

SUBJECT: January Newsletter

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Welcome back Eastbluff families! We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. We've got so many fun activities ahead for the 2023 year, some returning favorites and some new and exciting events! Read further to see what's happening in January!

MLK Day Of Service Event

This Monday, Jan.16th, is our MLK Day of Service Event at the OC Food Bank! Eastbluff families will once again work side by side in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help a great cause! 

There is still space to sign up! Two shifts available for families to choose from: 10:30AM-12:30PM or 1PM-3PM. Be sure to include the total number of people in your family who will be attending. The minimum age is 5+ and all students must be accompanied by a parent. 

Click MLK Day of Service Event to sign up. 

If you have any Eastbluff gear(hat, hoodie, kindness shirt, old jog-a-thon shirt), please wear them on Monday to represent Eastbluff! 

We hope to see you there!

Event Address: 11870 Monarch Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841


Contact Erin Batchelor at erinkathleenr@yahoo.com or 

Amy Pham at amylevo@gmail.com

Fast Feet Running Club

Come join Eastbluff's Fast Feet Running Club to get ready for our community's annual Spirit Run and the OC Final Mile!! These events are not mandatory to join the club, but encouraged to participate as a team. The program is open to all students at Eastbluff.  

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays before school from 7:30am-8:15am

Dates: January 24th - April 6th(no meet-ups on rainy days; spring break off April 11 & 13)

Cost: $25

*The fee includes a Fast Feet T-shirt. Please note, the registration fee for the Spirit Run/OC Marathon is not included. Click Fast Feet for the Eastbluff registration/waiver form. Please bring this signed form along with a $25 check on the first day of the program. A flyer will also be sent home with your student next week.

*** The Spirit Run is Sunday, March 12th at Fashion Island***

*** The OC Final Mile(part of the OC Marathon) is Sunday, May 6th at the OC Fairgrounds***


Contact Amber Harrington at amberdevineharrington@gmail.com

READ-A-THON Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd!


Eastbluff Elementary's 3rd Annual READ-A-THON starts on Monday, January 30th and goes through Friday, February 3rd.


READ-A-THON is a school-wide event, with 2 main goals:
1. To celebrate reading and our wonderful student readers
2. To raise funds for our awesome school
*100% of READ-A-THON pledges go back to the school to fund enrichment programs, supplies, and additional resources for all students.


* LOG your child’s daily READING MINUTES on PledgeStar


See flyer for details.


The class with the combination of MOST READING MINUTES logged on PledgeStar and MOST $$ EARNED will win the READ-A-THON Championship Trophy and a special class celebration! Individual student prizes will also be awarded!

Let’s get ready to celebrate READING!!


Contact Anita Hsu at anitahsu9@gmail.com or Rasha Mukhliss at rashaqassab@yahoo.com


Eastbluff Spirit Wear Sale

We will be selling Eastbluff Hoodies and Hats on the next two Fridays before school in January! Now the entire family can show Eastbluff Pride! Adult(S-XL) and Youth(XS-XL) sizes are available for both hats and hoodies. Hoodies are $35 and Hats are $20. 

You can also purchase gear online by clicking here! If ordering online, remember to show your email receipt when picking up your spirit gear at the school front office. 


Contact Amy Pham at amylevo@gmail.com

Join Our PTA Board!

Eastbluff's PTA is still in need of moms and dads to be a part of the 2023-2024 PTA Executive Board! Being a part of the board or a committee is a great way to get more involved with the school, and to have a voice in your child's education. There are different positions with varying time commitments. If you would like to find out which positions are still available, please contact Tara Creed. We would love to see new faces and to get some fresh ideas for the coming year!
If you are interested in joining the PTA Executive Board, click interest form or pick one up in the office. 

Questions? Contact Tara Creed at tjcreed2@yahoo.com

PTA General Meeting Jan. 20th

Please join us for our PTA General Meeting on Friday, Jan. 20th immediately after Flag Deck in the Teachers' Lounge. We will be discussing what's in store for the 2023 year. Coffee will be served. 

Eastbluff Family Valentines Dance Coming Feb. 8th!

Mark your calendars for our first ever Family Valentine's Dance on Wednesday, Feb. 8th at Eastbluff! You won't want to miss this fun-filled family event! There will be food, dancing, raffles, a Candy Bar and more! Details to follow!

Questions? Contact Catherine Little at cath.e.little@gmail.com

Upcoming Events
Monday, January 16
MLK Day Of Community Service at the OC Food Bank
Friday, January 20
PTA General Meeting After Flag Deck
Wednesday, January 25
Imagination Machine Assembly
Monday, January 30
Read-A-Thon Begins Jan. 30th-Feb. 3rd
Wednesday, February 8
Family Dance
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