The Eagle Express

Antrim Elementary School April 8, 2022

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AES SHOWING SCHOOL SPIRIT

Happy Friday!

Greetings AES community. I want you to save the date of April 20th (rain date April 21st) for a special whole school event preschool through grade 4. This afternoon/evening event is being funded by Title 1. The 3rd and 4th graders at AES have been working very hard on creating this fun and engaging event. They will showcase their bird and mammal research and the Harris center will conduct a family exploration of owls. More information can be found on the flyer below. This event begins at 4:30 pm, and because it is partly an outdoor event, we will have a rain date for the following day.


Prior to this event, I am inviting all interested parents to join me in the library from 4-4:30 to review our school goals and programming for next year in our Schoolwide Plan (attached to this newsletter). Your input is so important to us, and we want you to be more involved. This is a perfect way to learn about all that we do here at AES, and we welcome your ideas to making it even better!

Please RSVP by sending an email to sedwards@conval.edu.


Would you like to take a leadership role at AES? I am looking for a parent and community member to be on our AES Leadership Team. This team will meet 3 times a year, and the primary function would be to collaborate with the school's leadership team about school improvement efforts in all areas and how to spend our Title 1 funding. If you are interested, please contact me at ssyre-hager@conval.edu. Again, we value your partnership and we welcome your involvement with important decisions for the school.


I wish you a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Stephanie

SAVE THE DATE - April 20th

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First Friends Preschool Students are Studying Owls Too!

lunch change for next week

On Wednesday, April 13th Lunch A choice will be Cheese Stuffed Bread Sticks instead of Honey Dipped Corn Dog. All else will remain as stated on the menu.

a note from Mr. Stultz

The library learning commons has been a busy place this past week. Fourth graders from Mr. Morris' class have been coding and learning the importance of digital citizenship in our lives. They even turned bananas into a piano keyboard and bongo drums by using Makey Makey our new STEAM circuit building activity. Mrs. Donovan's first grade class has started a unit in poetry. They have done a great job "performing" in a reader's theater format. Mrs. Sullivan's second graders are becoming math whiz kids as they continue to master subtraction and begin multiplication. We used the VR headsets this week for some math games.

Greetings from Ms. Gregg, School Counselor

It has been wonderful being back at AES this week! I have been meeting and catching up with students and will continue doing this next week and the following week. The regular weekly classroom counseling lessons in every class will resume after April break. For the remainder of the school year we will focus on problem-solving, review the strategies and tools students use for emotional self-regulation/calming down/staying in the “green zone” and the students will learn and review the 3 R’s of bullying awareness: Recognize, Report and Refuse.

It's Raining in Mrs. Difolco's class

Students are completing a science unit on clouds. They have learned about Cumulus, Stratus, and Cirrus clouds. Discoveries made from the experiment were that clouds hold a lot of water droplets from water vapor and when the cloud is full it begins to rain. The thickness and color of clouds are also an indicator of rain. Did you know that scientists are at work here?
Looking up at the clouds will never be the same again with all the information learned!
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