THURSDAY, JULY 18th
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ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMMING
Here are the activities for the week:
Week of July 15th (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Students are expected to attend the entire week of the camp(s) in which they are enrolled.
Open Doors Variety Camp
THEATER PERFORMANCE COMING UP ON FRIDAY
The Open Doors theater camp is in its second and final week. As is customary, they put on a small performance on the last day of the camp. You are welcome to come and view it.
PICTURES AND REPORTS
BREAKFAST SERVICE LINE WEDNESDAY 7-17-2019
NEW SPINR MERRY-GO-ROUND
A new piece of playground equipment has recently been installed. It is called the unity Spinr and is manufactured by Playworld. The new Spinr is a heavy-duty, modest speed merry-go-round meant to be safe and meet the needs of all our students. It is understood that a firm pathway to it for children with disabilities remains to be built. Its' location was dictated by the spacing requirements set by legal playground specifications. Six to eight children can ride the Spinr at one time. 7-17-2019
FITNESS AND FUN TRAINING WITH NATE YANDOW
A small group of kids joined Mr. Yandow for fitness training through an obstacle course set up in the small gym. The weather was threatening and it was a little too hot to be outside on Tuesday afternoon. A bonus during the training was some instruction on how to do cartwheels. LINK TO 13 PICTURES.
EXPLORING LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS
On Tuesday the group drove to Smugglers' Notch and then climbed up to Sterling Pond. The route is short and very steep. The reward for over a mile of tough climbing was a refreshing swim in Sterling Pond. LINK TO 19 PICTURES
HONEY BEE BEARDING AT SACS
Lately our honey bees have been spotted clustering around the entrance to the hive in
Mr. Pac's classroom. With our history of the previous hive packing up and departing we worried that the new hive of bees were gearing up to leave as well. Apparently, they are not leaving and this is normal behavior. Check out this LINK TO AN INFORMATIONAL WEB SITE on the topic.
"It's called bearding, when the bees seem to form a fuzzy beard on the hive and hang
out in a cluster. Almost all of the time this is totally normal, and even a healthy sign.
You will see this in strong colonies when the population is at its height and as the bees
are storing and ripening honey at a blinding pace. To keep the honey at the correct
temperature and allow for airflow in the hive, a small to large number of adult bees will
hang out in the front, helping the internal temperature to stay cool. You might even see
some fanning of their wings, pushing air into the hive on the hottest days."
LINK TO VIDEO of the SACS bees before they began exhibit bearding.
Pictures of the bees Tuesday 7-16-2019.
CUSTODIANS ARE BUSY CLEANING AND REPAIRING EVERY DAY