Elementary News

Posted on Apr 14, 2018 in .MSR Communications, Elementary News

Earth Day is right around the corner and our elementary community has switched gears from human anatomy to earth science.  We are looking at plant parts, disecting seeds, and discussing the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle.  We are looking at the reason for Earth Day and preparing to present information to the primary and toddler friends.  We have a guest presenter visiting our school on Friday, April 13th to teach our community Earth Day songs.  We are also looking forward to our annual Earth Day elementary and kindergarten field trip to see a Disney Nature film and dine in the Rainforest Cafe.  This important field trip allows the kindergarten students an opportunity to experience life in the elementary community.  In preparation for their transition, kindergarten students have already begun to visit the lower elementary classroom and spend part of their work period along side elementary friends.  This has gone very smoothly and will continue through the end of the school year.

 

Second through sixth year students are invited to join us at Camp Copneconic on May 22nd and May 23rd.  This overnight camping experience is the highlight of the field trips and helps wrap up several of our learning units.  We will leave from school and travel by bus at 9:00am on May 22nd.  The students will attend six camp sessions on that first day; exploring nature, learning teamwork, trying new activities and bodning with classmates.  They will be fed lunch, dinner and a bedtime snack.  The students will shower and sleep in their cabins.  On May 23rd, the students will enjoy breakfast and lunch at camp, along with three more camp sessions, before returning by bus to the school at 3:00pm.  Parker and I will be in attendance, but each activity will be led by a camp counselor.  Students will be bringing home a packet of information and some mandatory forms on Friday.  Please return the forms to school by April 27th to secure your spot at camp.  Thank you!

 

With any luck, we have seen the end of the snow – but please have children continue to bring boots.  The playground remains wet and muddy through the spring.  Thank you for your support!  Jennifer and Lori