Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Announcements 6-9-2016


Outside Activities
It will be a colder and windier than yesterday.  Dress warmly.

Explorers Field Trip to Rock of Ages
The team departs at 8:30 AM and returns at 4:00 PM.

Discovery Overnight Trip to Cabot
Depart Thursday 8:45 AM
Return Friday at 1:45 PM

Triumph Overnight Trip to Camp Abnaki

Depart Thursday 8:30 AM
Return Friday at 2:00 PM

Incredibles Field Trip to City Pool

Depart 12:15 PM
Return 2:15 PM

Incredibles "Take a Trip Around the World" Food Festival
Students researched representative foods in a state or country and then prepared samples of those foods for students and staff to try.  The food was very tasty and a gave students motivation for learning about different peoples and their cultures.

Book Giveaway!
When: Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10
Times available between 8:30 and 2:15
Where: Upstairs art gallery hallway outside Ms. Haberman's room
Why: Take books for your summer reading or your classroom libraries!
Lots of levels available.

Teachers, you can sign up for a time to visit the book giveaway on the document sent to your email on Tuesday or email Dayl Walther.

Money Makers Sustainable Fundraising Update!
Watch this short video clip to find out the winners of the Spring Box Tops Collection Sheet Contest, including the raffle winner and the bonus prize to the community with the most completed sheets!

Ms. Maguire will be in touch with the winning community teachers soon so you can spend your prize points!

Next Year's School Calendar Can Be Viewed Now
Link to Calendar

Renaissance and Autism Awareness
Jason McElwain at the ESPY's with Stuart Scott

On Tuesday, June 7th, as part of our community focus to continue to learn about acceptance, autism awareness, and career opportunities, the Renaissance Community held a video presentation with Jason McElwain.

At the age of 3, Jason was diagnosed with autism. His love of basketball and "proving people wrong" gave him the drive to reach his dream of playing on the varsity basketball team at his local high school. In 2006, at the age of 19, he won ESPN's ESPY Award for "Best Moment in Sports" after a video of went viral of Jason scoring 20 points in four minutes, including 6 3-point baskets, in a game.

Since his senior year, Jason has run in 3 Boston marathons, along with dozens of other race events, including half-marathons, marathons, and ultra-marathons. Additionally, he has played on a local professional basketball team and volunteers as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Greece Athena. Most importantly, Jason has been active in raising awareness around autism and has been involved with many fundraising events.

Jason spoke with the students about living with autism, the value of perseverance, and working to make dreams a reality. His advice was straightforward: "Don't worry about what people think or say about you, just follow your dreams and do whatever it takes to make them a reality."

For snacks we have grapes
  • The average person eats eight pounds of grapes per year.
  • Grapes help minimize the risk of heart attacks because they increase the levels of nitric acid in the blood thereby reducing the risk of developing blood clots that can clog up heart blood vessels.

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Entrée Options Main Meal or Cabot Yogurt Parfait or Deli Sandwich or Pizza
Offered with all Meals Vegetable/Fruit Bar Fresh Fruit, Fresh Hood Milk