October 22, 2021
Pink, Pumpkins, and PD
Friday was our “Do a Kind Deed Day” which tied in nicely with our “Encore PINK OUT”. Sgt. Anderson from Easley Police and Capt. Anderson from Easley Fire joined us on campus to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for the Pickens County Cancer Association. Students of all ages, toddlers through high school, got to visit with the officers, check out the PINK patrol car, examine the FD turnout gear, see the lights flash, and hear the sirens blare. Students also got to ask the officers questions about their jobs and about how they support their community through campaigns like this one. Last year during the month of October, Easley PD and FD were able to raise about $15,000 to help support cancer patients. Some of our own students contributed to this year’s campaign and were able to sign the PINK patrol unit. It was a perfect day to honor those special people in our lives who have faced a battle with cancer. The weather was wonderful and our PINK pennants paid special tribute to each one! (See photos below and click here for a photo gallery.)
MSA Spirit Week is all next week. It will include Pajama Day, Around the World Day, Career Day, Dynamic Duo Day, and Character Day (including Book Character Day for Primary and Biography Day for Lower Elementary). There will also be all sorts of pumpkin activities going on around campus including rolling pumpkins, carving pumpkins, hammering nails into pumpkins, toasting pumpkin seeds, and more. (You can enjoy these activities at home, too, by following this link.) In addition, students will be working on STEAM projects that use pumpkins - the pumpkin cart challenge and a pumpkin catapult. We can’t wait to share photos of all these school spirit and fall-themed activities with you next week!
This weekend our teachers attended the SC Montessori Alliance Annual Conference (virtually) with a focus on preparing our children with critical thinking and problem solving essentials. We are pleased to have offered this full-day professional development through the state Montessori association to our teachers. Zoom keeps us connected, learning, and growing even during COVID-time!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend!
Dr. Dana Hill
Dates to Remember
October 25-29 - Spirit Week - details below
October 26 - PSAT/NMSQT testing for 10th-11th grades
November 1 - Conferences - Student holiday for IT-UE, Extended Care Available for I/T-PR, virtual MS-HS
Spirit Week Schedule
- Monday, Oct. 25 - Pajama Day (The most comfortable school day ever!)
- Tuesday, Oct. 26 - Around the World Day (This includes dressing in clothing that celebrates other cultures around the world!)
- Wednesday, Oct. 27 - Career Day (This includes dressing for the job you hope to have or to celebrate essential community workers.)
- Thursday, Oct. 28 - Dynamic Duos Day (This may include duos like Han Solo and Princess Leia, Peanut Butter and Jelly, or dressing as twins.)
- Friday, Oct. 29 - Character Day (This includes Primary Book Character Day and Lower Elementary Biography Day.)