Last Friday (1/6), we held a very fun and exciting assembly called the NED Show. It was a great show to have the first week off of a long break, because it reminded the students all about our school’s message of Journey to Personal Excellence. The important message the students received:
- NEVER GIVE UP
- ENCOURAGE OTHERS
- DO YOUR BEST
What I loved about the assembly was it talked about having a positive attitude, setting goals, and believing in yourself. The other aspect of the assembly was the yo-yo fun incorporated throughout the show. This week only (1/9 – 1/13) we are going to be selling yo-yo and accessories to students in front of the school.
Yo-yo costs are:
- The Ned Yo Yo (glow in the dark) $6.50
- The Boomerang $10.00
- The Cosmic Spin Z $15.00
- String, Holsters, and how to DVDs are $3.50 each
Any yo-yo that breaks may be returned and exchanged for free at the sale booth and strings that knot up can be adjusted by our student helpers. After this week is finished, the product is guaranteed by the NED Show Company. Parents may call a 1-877-872-9696 ext. 101 to talk with a live person who is happy to assist.
Students will be able to practice yo-yoing this week at school in designated areas only. After this week, I am asking that students only use them before and after school.
Teachers may confiscate any yo yo from a student found to be breaking the NED Rules. These Rules are posted in the NED |Zone Area.
The proceeds go to support the free event for other schools and it is also a fundraiser for the School.
On Monday (1/9), all participating 3rd, 4Th, and 5Th Graders will take the written Spelling Bee test in their classrooms with their teacher. The top five students in both 3rd Grade Classes will have a chance to compete at the oral Spelling Bee Assembly on Friday (1/13). (This is new for our 3rd Graders) The top four students in each of the 4Th and 5Th Grade classes will also compete on Friday (1/13) in a separate competition from the 3rd Graders. The top student and alternate in either the fourth or fifth grade class will go on to compete at the District’s Spelling Bee. Last year our student representative was Mollie Sanford-Eckhaus!
MARTIN LUTHER KING Oratorical Event
On Friday (1/20), our school will host the Oratorical Event. This is an excellent time for students to honor the great orators in our history through speech and poetry. Participating students will have an opportunity to make their entry in to the competition official by completing a sign up form. Their teacher will have the form this week for the students. This event is open to all students. We ask that you work with your child to memorize the piece and talk with them about the importance of internalizing the meaning of the words.
MONDAY, JANUARY 16 AND FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 are School Closure Days. Please add these dates to your calendars and make arrangements in advance.
LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found was purged over the Winter Break. I kept any item that had a readable name on it. What I found to be the most puzzling was that students did not recognized their own clothing even with their name on it when I attempted to give it back to them. Unfortunately, most of the clothes in the lost and found did not have a name on them. Please take the time to write your child’s full name on everything. It really helps to identify them and return them to their owners.
I am so impressed; already three students have turned in fantastic reports about their grandparents’ school experience. As a reminder, this month’s assignment is to have students connect with an elderly family member or friend, and interview them about their experience in school. I think the students will be surprised to hear how different and the same school was back then and now. The students may turn in their report in any format: collage, poster, essay, question and answer format or something else. Assignments are due by 9am on Jan 20Th.
On Friday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m. we will have an assembly for participating students and their guests in the MPR.
Thank you for all that you do to make our school special! The staff and I appreciate all of your love and support,