JOKE OF THE WEEK
Jazz Band is rehearsing this afternoon at 2 pm.
Mr. Mehaffey would like to thank the City School Orchestra for a great evening, showing your parents just what we do in rehearsals. You did great. Ditto for the Chorus.
Jr. Band clarinets have lessons this afternoon.
Students & Parents: Vermont Maple Festival - Youth Talent Show
Deadline for entry is March 1st. Talent Show will be April 28th. LINK TO DETAILS
Everyone: Winter Break
February 25th - March 7th
Parent Advisory Group (PAG): Meeting to work on the memory book and finalize fundraisers. Thursday, March 9, at 5:00. Location School Library
Martha's Kitchen Supporters & SACS Parents of Empty Bowl Makers: Empty Bowls Event. March 18th. More info at THIS LINK
NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY
UNIFIED ARTS NIGHT
Pictures will be posted on Monday's Daily announcements.
In the meantime here is the brownie recipe from Family and Consumer Science/Farm to School -Mrs. Lamb and Mrs. Smith. The brownies are super easy to make and were very popular last night.
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
1-15 oz can of black beans (strained and rinsed well).
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup canola or coconut oil
1/2 cup quick oats
2 heaping Tbsp dark cocoa
2 tsp pure real vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Sea salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 c. Semi sweet chocolate chips
Using a food processor, purée black beans. Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT chocolate chips and purée until very smooth. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line small baking pan (9x9) with parchment paper. Stir chocolate chips into the mixture and spread into the pan. Optional: sprinkle a small amount of chocolate chips on top and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on baking rack. Cool completely or refrigerate 30 minutes to allow brownies to set up.
*Adapted from ChocolateCoveredKatie Blogspot.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
Investigators in Mrs. Morton's Class Made Jitterbots
Students attached a battery pack and a tiny motor to the to bottom of a plastic cup. Markers were taped (pointed end out) in the mouth of the cup. Once the motor was engaged, a clothes pin was clipped to the shaft of the motor. The unbalanced rotating clothes pin made the cups jitter across surfaces. With the pens uncapped, the jitterbots created a pattern on pieces of paper. It was great fun creating the bots and watching them make patterns.
LINK TO VIDEO 45 seconds long
Glazing "Empty Bowls" in Ms. Tagliamonte's Class
Discovery students selected the glaze color of their choice to put on their bowl. The ceramic bowls had been previously fired (baked at high temperature) in the school's kiln. These bowls will be donated to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Martha's Kitchen on March 18th. Note that the glazing colors seen here in the photographs often turn out quite different when the bowls are fired again in the kiln. The glazes turn into a liquid that then hardens into colored glass that can be eaten off of.