What do the U.S. Constitution, chess, and hot dogs have in common? Not much, but they are all important topics this week in the elementary class.
Get your hot dogs!
The elementary class has been presented with a great opportunity to earn money for spring field trips, equipment for the playground/outdoor learning environment or something the students choose for the school. Lowe's Food store will be celebrating the Grand Opening of one of their new stores. As part of their celebration they will be offering hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks for sale at the store. Lowe's will provide all of the food and have asked local organizations to provide the man power needed to sell the goodies. Lowe's will generously donate 100% of the profits to the local organization. The elementary class has signed up to work the booth on October 13 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Can you help? We need parent and student volunteers to work for an hour or two in the truck on Sunday, October 13. If you can help, please email me with the hours you are available.
If you are unable to help, no problem. Come out with your friends and family to eat lots of hot dogs!
Do you have a young Garry Kasparov? Our class is interested in starting an after school chess club. If your child is interested in learning to play or improve their game, our after school club may be the answer. We will proceed with our plans only if there is enough interest. When we meet will be dependent on the schedules of which students sign up to play. Parents will be welcome to play, coach, or stop in for a good game. Interested?
Fort Caswell field trip
The trip to Fort Caswell is quickly approaching. The cost of the program is $75.00 per person. Unfortunately, chaperones must pay for this program as well. What do you get for the money? Lodging, three environmental education programs, and three meals. We are scheduled to arrive at Ft. Caswell around 1:30 on Thursday afternoon. After quickly unpacking, we will meet with our program coordinators for an afternoon program on the beach. Immediately, afterwards there is time to clean up for an early dinner. Dinner is served at 5:30. After dinner, we will meet again on the beach for a second program and search for ghost crabs. We will arrive back at the cabins for story telling and music before lights out around 9:00. The next morning breakfast is served at 7:00. We will meet again on the beach for a morning environmental education program, followed by lunch. Students will depart Ft. Caswell after lunch and head home.
The following parents have signed up to chaperone: Stuart Brown, Sherrie Kempf, Stephanie Foster, Marie Finnegan, Chrissy Foy, Matt Gunter, Kim LoGuidice, Michelle Manzon, Laura Ruffin, and Kim McNally. Did I miss anyone?
Please submit payment to Pinewoods Montessori by October 1. ( Elementary students who do not attend the field trip will be supervised in the primary classrooms.)
Constitution Week is observed each year from September 17-23. This week in class I will be introducing the Constitution to the class and assigning group activities based on grade level.
Week of September 16-20
Physical Education class starts this week on Friday. Students should wear shoes suitable for running, jumping, and climbing.
Week of September 16-20
Physical Education and music classes start this week. Please make sure your child wears suitable shoes for running and climbing on Friday.
Thank you to:
Patty Berge, Kim LoGuidice, and Matt Hart for the books donated to our class.
Stephanie Foster for the stationary bike. The bike will be placed in the classroom as a place to read and move.
Michelle Manzon for the Root View being used as part of our botany unit.
Jo Ann and Summer