Thursday, January 26, 2012

Announcements 1-27-12

Spotlight on The Investigators

Investigating the Red Flag

The Investigators team has been busy doing some detective work!  Their most recent investigation considers the question:  Why is the playground flag red or green?
For the past two weeks, scientists Emily, Nick and Daniel have been recording weather data and playground equipment observations twice daily.  Dominick has uploaded their data to our science website.  The entire community of scientists has been performing experiments involving, solids, liquids and changes that occur in matter to help explain the changes that occur to our playground.  The community will be demonstrating some of their experiments at the next Culminating Event Celebration in February.

Dance Tonight (1/27) for Grades 6,7 and 8 sponsored by Team USA

Arrival and Dismissal from Dances!

Dances are held from 7 – 9 p.m.

Students will continue to enter through the gymnasium doors and sign themselves into the dance.

School Expectations (Safe, Achieving, Caring) remain at all evening events and that includes dances.

Dismissal from dances is the change. At the end of our dances chaperones and staff will walk students through the building to our front lobby. We will dismiss from there.

After all the parking lot changes we have noticed that the flow of traffic is natural and more light is provided. Safety is important and this change will be safer for all participants.

Please be prompt for pick up as staff and chaperones need to get home too. If your student does not have a ride home please don’t send themto our dances unless they have made arrangements before coming to the

Thank you!

String Concert Postponed

The String Concert scheduled for Thursday night has been rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 in the library due to the bad weather. 

Communities Working Together

Team USA were pencil wasters! But on Thurs, a group of students from Team Imagination came and shared their project on saving pencils. They spoke to the entire team discussing why to save pencils and they gave us rules on how to save pencils. Team USA thanks them for helping us save resources.
Team USA also will welcome a few studets from Team Discovery to join us as we look towards creating, designing and funding a recreational area for the community. We will soon be visited by a grant writer from "Youth in Transition" who will team with us on this project.
Thanks to Team Imagination and Team Discovery for working with us!  Good things can happen when the Teams become a community.

News from Kindergarten

This week Kindergarten is reading the book Bear Snores On. We made bear dens out of crackers and had gummie bears!

Drama Club

The Drama Club is meeting from 3:15 -5:15 in Mrs. Jarvis' room.


Meet at 10:00am in Mrs. Koontz's office

WordMasters Word of the Day

Function: noun
: a narrow passage, ravine, or steep-walled canyon

Function: verb
Inflected form(s): gorged; gorging
: to eat greedily : stuff oneself
-gorger noun

Hot Lunch Entree for Friday January 27th

Oven Roasted Hot Dog on Wheat Bun Ketchup, Mustard,  Relish, Onions 
Baked Beans 
Broccoli Sprigs w/Dip 
Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Mil