THE ANCHOR

INVIGORATING THE EDUCATIONAL SPIRIT

Be Ready! Be Responsible! Be Respectful!

WE ARE A STEAM SCHOOL

STEAM stands for "Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math"


Ardmore Elementary School's Motto is Be Ready! Be Responsible! Be Respectful!


November 2015 Issue 3 Volume 7

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 1 - 14 - Book Fair Online Shopping

November 3-5 - FAST Science

November 6-13 - Book Fair (Media Center @8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

November 11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (School Closed for Students)

November 11 - Veteran's Day

November 13 - First Quarter Report Cards Released

November 14 - Building Museum Trip (3rd Grades)

November 20 - 1st Quarter Honor Roll Assembly (Awardees may come wearing Sunday's best attire)

November 23 - STEM Fair Projects Due

November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break (School Closed)

November 30 - Cookies 'n Cocoa Concert (Primary Grades)

December 1 - Cookies 'n Cocoa Concert (Intermediate Grades)

December 1-8 - SMI Second Online Administration (Grades 2-6)

December 9 - Professional Development (2 Hour Early Dismissal for Students)

December 10 - STEM Fair

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The following are the Kindergarten content areas and specific skills taught in the month of November.


  • Reading/Language Arts: Unit 3: Going Places Kindergarten students learn to identify letters N, K, and I. The Kindergarten sight words are : I, can, and, see, the, a, we, to, go,
  • Writing Fundamentals: How Writers Work
  • Math:
Numbers 11-19

Adding and Subtracting numerals

Shapes

  • Social Studies: Everybody Works
  • Science: Day and Night Sky
  • Health: Caring For Your Teeth


Reminders:


  • Field trip to the Baltimore Aquarium (Friday, December 18th).
  • School is closed on Veteran's Day. Student conferences take place.
  • Thanksgiving break runs from November 25th – 27th.
  • Homework is due every Monday.
  • Please remember to send ALL lunch money SEALED in an envelope. Check lunch balances regularly. Please see cafeteria manager with questions or comments.
  • Please read a book every day or night.
  • Please label your child’s belongings – coats, hats, gloves.
  • Lost something? Check the lost and found container at the back of the stage in the cafeteria.


Come to school on time and be ready to learn!

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19th Cookies 'n Cocoa Concert Primary Grades

Monday, Nov. 30th 2015 at 6pm

10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road

Springdale, MD

18th Annual Cookies 'n Cocoa Concert 2014 part 1 (Primary Grades)

19th Cookies 'n Cocoa Concert Intermediate Grades

Tuesday, Dec. 1st 2015 at 6pm

10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road

Springdale, MD

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Scholastic Online Book Fair

Sunday, Nov. 1st 2015 at 12:15-12am

This is an online event.

Order your bestselling books online at http://tinyurl.com/ardmoreonlinebookfair

Free shipping on orders on or before November 22nd.

Generated funds benefit our school library.

Many thanks to all parents, students, and staff for supporting our annual book fair!

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Ardmore Elementary School’s “Annual Thanksgiving Basket of Bounty” takes place this month! The program provides eligible low-income families with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Donated items include cans of butternut squash, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, and cream of mushroom soup. Other ideas for donations may include bottles of dressing, cake mixes, boxes of pasta, beverages, pumpkin pie, etc. Several chosen families will also receive a whole turkey. Teachers and students will decorate the boxes and baskets with heartwarming thanksgiving messages.


Please send your non-perishable goods on or before Wednesday, November 18th.


We thank you in advance for your donations!

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Students donned costumes to represent literary characters in books!

Many came out to view this annual Ardmore event!

Click here to view picture gallery!

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Thursday, Dec. 10th 2015 at 8:30am

9301 Ardwick Ardmore Road

Springdale, MD

Science boards are still available! See Ms. Holmes as soon as possible in order to obtain a board. If you purchase a display board from a local store, make sure it's the correct size! Boards without the specified size will not be permitted into the STEM Fair.


Boards with toppers cannot be placed with the assigned grade levels.

It is suggested that you NOT purchase this type of display board.


This week, students should begin placing information on the display board. Remember, data must be presented on a table and a graph. Students in grades 3-6 MUST include a research paper with their project. Sample research papers are found in the back of your STEM journal. Projects without research papers WILL NOT be entered into the STEM fair.


All projects are due Monday, November 23! Thank you!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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MAGISTERIUM: THE IRON TRIAL Trailer by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
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ARDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Georgette L. Gregory

Principal



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