The Spartan Scoop
YOUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO SCHOOL NEWS AND EVENTS- March 2018
Save the Date
Feb. 26-Mar. 2: Read Across America Week!
Mar. 2: Dr. Seuss' Birthday-Cozy up with a good book-pajama day (no slippers)
Mar. 2-Mar. 9: Read The Lemonade War with family
Mar. 5-9: Student-Led Conferences
Mar. 6: Interim Reports Sent Home (1st and 2nd)
Mar. 6: Detailed Progress Reports Sent Home (3rd-5th)
Mar. 7: Bayport Union Savings Day
Mar. 7: Jump Rope for Heart Jump a Thon $5 donation due
Mar. 7: Fourth Grade field trip to Williamsburg
Mar. 9: Return Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser order forms along with money
Mar. 16: Coffee Chat with the Principal, 8:15 a.m.
Mar. 21: Jump Rope for Heart Jump a Thon, after school until 4:45 p.m.
Mar. 30: Period 3: 9-Wks Period Ends
Mark Your Calendars
April 30, 2018: Field Day-Parent Volunteers Needed
Greetings Spartan Scholars and Families,
Thank you to all who have participated in our monthly Coffee Chats with the Principal and Safety Listening Session! We are dedicated to keeping your child safe while providing every opportunity for them to thrive and be successful scholars and leaders. Thank you for exchanging ideas and working together to achieve the extraordinary!
There is chatter in the air, the voices of students and parents talking about The Lemonade War! Our school-wide book club is more than I could have imagined, uniting us in celebrating literacy together! Please use the Contact Us link to tell us what you liked about the school-wide book club or positive reading experience you've had with your child.
Our belief in Newport News Public Schools, is that SMART is something you become. In the spirit of learning and leading, our students will be facilitating their own student-led conference the week of March 5-9. Your child will share their goals and progress with you. Please make every effort to come and share in this wonderful celebration of learning. Click here to view a kindergarten student lead their own conference.
Yours in Education,
Shannon Pipkin, Principal
Join us at the Family Festival this Saturday!!
Spartans are Jumping for a Great Cause with Coach Mulrine!
Thank you for all of your support as we raise money for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. Your child has been learning how to keep their heart healthy through exercise and good food choices. We will be hosting a Jump A Thon as our culminating activity Wednesday, March 21st. The event begins right after school and ends at 4:45 when students must be signed out by their parents. Your child can attend with a $5.00 donation to the American Heart Association and their signed permission slip. This donation can be made online through your child’s Jump Rope for Heart website or brought to school through the envelopes that were sent home. Donations must be turned in by March 7th. Let's have a great time with healthy exercise while raising money for such a worthy cause!!
Spartans rocked the NNPS Engineering Design Challenge!
PTA Reflections Winners!
Spartans loved showing their Art at the 2018 City Wide Art Show Opening!
A Visit From Mad Science!
Dual Language Science Fun!
Kindergarten was all Smiles for Dental Health Month!
Second Grade Symmetrical Masterpieces.
Digital Learning Day!
PTA Family STEM Night
Fifth Grade Visits the Symphony with Mr. White!
Students had the opportunity to participate in the concert both vocally and with recorders on an instrumental piece, they prepared for in Mr. White’s and Mr. Wall’s music class. A great time was had by all at this wonderful musical experience.
Mariner's Museum provided an in school field trip for 5th grade!
The Mariner’s Museum presented the Chesapeake Bay: An Estuary in Crisis program for our 110 fifth graders on Feb. 8th, 2018. They discussed sea life and other aspects of the Chesapeake Bay. The students made connections from 4th grade VA History, 5th-grade Oceanography and the effects of human impact. They were very excited about participating in the hands-on activity that followed. Spartans love science and opportunities to learn about our region and its waterways.