Monday, February 13, 2012

Announcements 2-14-12

Spotlight on Physical Education Class

 Grades K, 1 & 2 have been practicing their balancing skills in Physical Education.  Students are learning forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels and animal walks.  Their favorite activities include walking on the "big" balance beam, vaulting over the horse, and showing off 
their arm strength on the parallel bars.

 Grades 5 - 8 just completed a volleyball and newcomb unit.  Grade 7 & 8 teachers were invited to come down to the gym and challenge their students in a fun game of volleyball.  The 5 & 6 teachers participated in newcomb, which is similar to volleyball except the ball is thrown and caught over the net.  There were several close games, but the teachers came out undefeated!

Field Trip

Dynamic Design is going on a field trip to the VT State House and Supreme Court from 8:00-2:30

Updated Culminating Event Schedule

Community              Theme                               Event Date & Time

Bright Beginnings  Earth & Universe                    2/20 - 2/24 Drop in all week

Investigators        Science Fair - Changes of Matter       2/24 10:00 - 11:00AM

Explorers            Matter (Solids, Liquids, Gases)                 2/24 10:30-11:15AM

Imagination Grade 1           Weather                                 2/16 11:00am with lunch following

Imagination Grades 2&3     Weather                         2/23 time pending

Travelers              States of Matter                                 2/24 12:00 - 1:00PM

Incredibles        Scientific Method                         2/24 7:45-8:45AM

Voyagers             Bones & Muscles                                2/24 12:30-1:40PM

Triumph            Regions of the US                                2/20 1:00-2:30PM

Discovery           Human Body                                        2/24 8:00-end

Renaissance    Science Fair - Scientific Method      2/23 5:00-6:00PM & 2/24 8:30-9:10AM

USA                 Working Within Our Community                2/20-2/24 Drop in all week

Dynamic Design   Puppet Play: Law & Disorder 2/24 10:00-11:00AM & 1:30-2:30PM

Attention 8th Grade Parents, Students, Teachers, and Friends:

The Yearbook needs your help!  Do you have pictures from sporting events, band concerts, culminating events, field trips, or other events from your student's 7th and 8th grade middle school years? (especially 8th grade!)  We're looking for all kinds of pictures to use in the yearbook.  If you have any pictures you're willing and able to share, please send them to Ms. Maguire, the yearbook advisor, at as soon as possible.  Your help will make the yearbook even better.  Thank you so much!

Open Doors Announcement

Please be informed that the Open Doors Brochures were distributed to students
on Monday, February 14th.  

The brochures can also be accessed on our webpage, and at the front lobby if your child was absent and/or forgot to bring form home.

It is expected that classes will fill up fast so please bring completed forms back Tuesday.

Drama Club

Practice in the gym 3:15-5:15

Odyssey of the Mind

Division 2 Team meets 6:30-7:30

Brainstorm Adventure Brain Fit Tip of the Day

Caffeine in coffee, tea, and colas acts as a diuretic and creates dehydration. Try drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning.

Use your brain for Creativity: 

To savor good memories, scent and other senses can help. Think of a truly favorite memory and describe what it smells, looks, tastes and feels like.

Hot Lunch Entree for Tuesday February 14th

Wheat Spaghetti or Spaghetti Squash w/ Meat or Garden 
Marinara Sauce 
Chopped Green Salad w/Herb Dressing 
Homemade  Garlic Breadsticks 
Be Mine Valentine Dessert
Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Milk