Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

Enjoy the long weekend! – No school Thursday and Friday

Writing – As we continue in our personal narrative unit, one of our goals as writers is to add details to our pieces. Four days away from school should provide a number of experiences to write about. As you are in the park or when that wiggly tooth comes out, suggest to your child that this could be something to write about. What happened? How did you feel? Of course if you begin to write at home, bring it in to share or work on further in class.

Math – Home Connection: As you may have noticed already, many of the games we recommend require playing cards, dice, coins, or dominoes. If you don’t have these available at home, perhaps these might be something for your shopping list. Here is another quick, easy game to practice counting on. Most of the students can start at one and count to twenty with little thought, but what if we start somewhere in the middle? Play the Count to Twenty game. Roll a die or draw a playing card. Begin at that number and count to twenty. Need more of a challenge? Try counting by twos from that number or count backwards from that number.

“Pinktober” – The initiative to have students wear pink on Wednesdays in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month has started once again this year. That means each Wednesday in October students can leave their uniforms in the closet and wear something pink instead. 

70th Celebration – Next week, we will be celebrating AAS’s 70th Birthday. The week is full of 70th Celebrations and curriculum connections. The ES Student Council has decided to make each day have an alternate dress theme. Four days will be dedicated to the decades that the school has existed and Wednesday has been set aside to honor Pinktober.

Here are the decades that the students may dress up as each day:

  • Monday (Oct. 7th): 1940s and 1950s
  • Tuesday (Oct. 8th): 1960s and 1970s
  • Wednesday (Oct. 9th): Pinktober (dress up in anything pink to bring attention to cancer)
  • Thursday (Oct. 10th): 1980s and 1990s
  • Friday (Oct. 11th): 2000s and 2010s

If a child is not able to dress for a decade, they may also come in International Costume or may wear their regular uniform.

On Monday, students will receive a 70th Birthday Cupcake with their lunch.

Each day, the ES Cafeteria will serve a daily special for lunch and dessert that coincides with the decades of the school.

On Friday, October 11th, the students will have a Celebration Rotation for the last 70 minutes of the school day. A variety of activities have been planned and students will choose which ones they will attend.

Important Dates:

Thursday/Friday, October 3 & 4 – PD for teachers / No School for Students

October 7 to 11 – School 70th Celebration Week

Wednesday, October 16 – Sign up for second session after school activities

Thursday, October 17 – After School Activities end

October 21-25 – No School – Autumn Break

Monday, November 4 – After School Activities Session 2 starts

Thursday, December 12 – After School Activities Session 2 ends

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