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'Fairfield East is a caring and diverse community of learners that values and encourages every child. Our school will inspire joy in learning, and excel at preparing each student for the future.'
6711 Morris Road
Fairfield, Ohio 45011
Phone: 513-737-5000
Fax: 513-737-5225
Principal: Paige Gillespie, EdD  gillespie_p@fairfieldcityschools.com 
Assistant Principal: Jonathan McEldowney  mceldowney_j@fairfieldcityschools.com

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Class Placement Information for 2019-20

Each spring, the teachers and administrators at East Elementary spend a significant amount of time preparing class lists for the upcoming school year. The first priority for class placement is to create well-balanced classrooms for all students. In order to accomplish this goal, many factors must be taken into consideration. We look at overall academic ability, classroom performance, and social interactions to determine placement. We are very consistent in this practice.


Information from your child’s current classroom teacher is the first priority in this process. Mr. McEldowney and I will meet with the teachers to create balanced class groups for next year. We understand that you may have other information to share about your child. In order to communicate this critical information, you may submit a Class Placement Parent Input form to the school office by the end of school on Friday, April 19th for consideration. This form can be obtained from the school office or on our East website. Please send this form only if there are important factors that you wish to be considered. This form should focus on your child’s learning style or the environment he/she responds best. Forms requesting a specific teacher or received after the end of school on April 19th cannot be considered. All requests meeting these requirements will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.




Dr. Paige Gillespie                                                    


*The class placement letter to parents and form are in the file listing at the bottom of this page. 

Our theme for this school year is CHAMPS. The overall goal of the CHAMPS building and classroom management system is to develop and instructional structure in which students are responsible, motivated, and highly engaged in the specific task at hand. CHAMPS is an acronym for the following:
C - Conversation
H - Help
A - Activity
M - Movement
P - Participation
S - Success
We have established CHAMPS expectations throughout the building. Check out the posters the next time you visit. Ask your child about CHAMPS!

Most of you are familiar with our building theme of 5-2-1-0. This theme represents positive healthy choices that each of us can make daily in our school and home. The concept is very easy! Each day we strive for 5 fruits and vegetables, 2 hours of screen time (or plug-in time), 1 hour of exercise, and 0 carbonated or sugary beverages!
Each quarter we will focus on one of the components. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When picking up a child at dismissal you must park in a parking space. The Fire Lane is reserved for emergency vehicles only. If you are ticketed, the fine will be costly! This is a safety concern. Cars are pulling out while families are trying to cross the parking lot to get to their cars. Please be responsible and park ion a parking space.