What a busy month we had. Our Valentine's Day celebration was a lot of fun, everyone brought home a bag of Valentine messages, some even had sweets attached! We had our 100th day of school and we made our own trail mix - by counting out the ingredients by 100s.
Picture Day went well. All the proofs looked great and all of the children did a great job cooperating. Mr. Chris came and we learned about Rock and Roll music. We bopped out to Rock Around the Clock, listened to some Elvis and watched and listened to Mr. Chris play the guitar. Miss Cheryl took us on an imaginary trip to Russia during our International Dance class. We had a surprise visitor when McGruff the crime dog came to the school. He talked to all of the kids about safety.
March and April Events
3/4 Jamming for Juniors
3/5 B Fit Kids Dance - Miss Cheryl will take us on an imaginary trip to Ireland
3/18 Jamming for Juniors
4/1 Jamming for Juniors
4/2 B Fit Kids Dance
4/3 Easter Egg Hunt (see below)
4/6-4/10 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
4/22 Jamming for Juniors
St. Patrick's Day
Don't forget to wear green! Shamus the Leprechaun will be paying us a surprise visit while looking for his "pot of gold". We will also be doing a special St. Patty's Day craft and reading special stories.
Our combined Oak Ridge and Sparta facebook page is up and running. We will post a sampling of pictures of activities and special events taking place at the schools. We also will post reminders on this page. These announcements and reminders will also be on our monthly newsletter and reminder emails. Please take a look at our page and Like/Follow us. This way you will get all of our updates on your newsfeed.
March of Dimes
Again this year we will be helping out a former Alpine Student with his March of Dimes walk. He was born premature and every year he and his family walk for the March of Dimes. We have a bucket on the main floor marked Gavin's Gang. If you have any loose change, please allow your child to drop it in the bucket for a worthy cause. Teachers may also be wearing jeans on Friday as part of this fundraiser.
Easter Egg Hunt
We will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday 4/3. If your child is not going to be in school on 4/3, please let your teacher know and they will do the hunt ahead of time on their last day attending that week. There will be sign-up sheets on classroom doors later in March if you would like to send in any Easter treats or goody-bags. As always - please remember that we are a NUT-FREE school. Any goody-bags must be to the school by Monday 3/30. This will allow the staff to go through all goodies to ensure that they are nut-free, as well as, share with the children that will not be in school on 4/3.
* Show and Tell - 3/6 pajama day and favorite teddy bear, 3/13 the letter Hh, 3/20 the letter Ss, 3/27 the letter Jj, 4/3 Sign of Spring, 4/10 no school, 4/17 the letter Rr, 4/24 the letter Kk
* All Kindergarteners are now in their phonics books. We have also started our weekly spelling tests.
|Shannon M. 3/13||Nico B. 3/15||Natalie B. 3/23|
|James H. 3/23||Zachary H. 3/23||Benjamin A. 3/28|
|Andrew R. 3/28||Siena B. 4/15||Emily J. 4/16|
|Dylan K. 4/16||Gwenyth F. 4/20||Brandon A. 4/21|
Congratulations to Sarah W. for becoming a big sister on 2/27 to her new brother Sam Matthew!!!