FROM THE DESK OF MR. COAKLEY
It is hard to believe that the year is half over already. I have been very impressed with the hard work and effort our students have been putting in to improve their education. Mother nature has been very kind so far this year. As a reminder please make sure that your student(s) is properly prepared to go outside for recess and physical education classes. Winter break is almost upon us. I hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing vacation during the week of the 17th-21st.
NURSE'S CORNER WITH MRS. PREMO
February is National Dental Health Month!
Lifelong habits begin at home.
Make dental health part of your daily routine.
● Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, especially after breakfast and before bedtime. Drinking water after eating also helps to clear your teeth of food particles.
● Floss every day. An adult should help children under the age of eight to floss until they are ready to floss their own teeth.
● Visit a dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning.
● Don’t forget to change your toothbrush regularly, and after an illness.
● Limit the number of sugary snacks. Sugary snacks may cause cavities.
Studies show that good oral health is connected to good overall health.
Happy Valentines Day!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH MR. GORDON
With the help of Mr. Lamica from Cornell Cooperative Extension Physical Education Classes
have been incorporating fitness and nutrition. He has been talking to our students about health
and nutrition. Together, he and I are showing our students the importance of exercise and
proper nutrition for a healthy lifestyle.
On January 27th all classes started an outdoor unit . Kindergarten through grade 2 are
snowshoeing and grades 3-5 are cross country skiing around the back field. When we have to
be inside, Kindergarten through grade 2 have been working on basketball skills: passing,
shooting and dribbling the ball. Grades 3-5 students started a volleyball unit.
In January, Fourth grade students went downhill skiing at Titus Mountain. All of them learned
how to downhill ski and they had a great time!
ART WITH MRS. CROTEAU
In ART we are learning about TEXTURE
The surface quality that can be seen and felt. Textures can be rough or smooth, soft or hard. Texture does not always feel the way it looks. Artists use texture in their art to help tell a story and to add dimension to a piece. When you see a piece of art, the texture can add to your enjoyment of the piece if you are able to touch it. Texture can make a work of art more interesting.
If it is the way something feels when you touch it, it is called real texture.
Implied Texture is what your eyes tell you about how things in the drawing would feel if you could touch them.
PRE-K NEWS FROM MRS. GOACHEE
KINDERGARTEN NEWS FROM MRS. TOPA
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Program
Mrs. Topa’s and Mrs. LaClair’s class had the privilege to be part of the “Making Friends” presentation provided by Jim Williams. The Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country offers "Kids On the Block" and "Making Friends" presentations to kindergarten and 3rd/4th graders throughout schools in 6 counties. These FREE shows provide public education to children to help them learn to understand and accept people with developmental disabilities. The presentations include props like puppets and "helping tools" such as wheelchairs, crutches, a white cane, and a guide dog. The age appropriate content captures the attention of young people and the message is clear: "We are all alike"!
KINDERGARTEN NEWS FROM MRS. LACLAIR
During January, we celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Many of our lessons focused on diversity, tolerance, and an appreciation for contributions that each person can make to; one another, the classroom and the world. A few of our favorite stories included: The Crayon Box That Talked, What if the Zebras Lost Their Stripes, and The Sneetches. Each student made a "unique" crayon to hang on our bulletin board. Thank you to all the families for their help with this project!
FIRST GRADE NEWS FROM MISS IVES
This month the Busy Bee Classroom will be buzzing with excitement as we get ready to celebrate Global Play Day, Valentines Day, and the 100th day of school. Along with the many exciting celebrations and activities we will also be learning about Presidents’ Day, and studying many historic figures for our social studies unit. We can’t wait to see what great new things we will learn and to practice spreading kindness in our school during this love filled month.
SECOND GRADE NEWS FROM MRS. HARKNESS AND MRS. DEMERS
In February, second grade will be working on a kindness challege! Each day we are at school in February, we will reveal a secret kindness challenge for the students to complete.
Our Valentine’s Party will be on February 14. Enjoy the winter break!
THIRD GRADE NEWS FROM MISS PARKER
In Writers’ Workshop, Third graders had the opportunity to show off their prized possessions brought from home. They practiced writing opinion pieces upon the things they loved most.
As we approach the 2nd mile stone in opinion writing; students will be hosting their own “Kids’ choice awards”. Students will give their favorite collection an award, while enjoying treats and drinks. Writer’s workshop has been a huge success so far and they really enjoy it.
I am very proud of all their hard work. After February break, students will think of topics they are most passionate about and make their own informational book.
THIRD GRADE NEWS FROM MRS. LACHANCE
This coming month, my students will be studying the power of plants in science. Students will be investigation and observing different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? In math we are continuing with rounding and moving into multiplication be the end of the month.
Valentine’s Day party will be February 14th.
Have a relaxing and wonderful winter break.
FOURTH GRADE NEWS FROM MRS. LAVIGNE AND MISS WOOD
All of the kiddos returned refreshed and ready to start 2020 off trying something new, skiing! Each year the 4th graders are fortunate enough to participate in a great program offered through Titus Mountain. Each 4th grader is provided with rental equipment, a mini lesson and a whole lot of fun. Volunteers from the Titus Mountain skiing program work with the students to show them how to safely access the magic carpet to the top of the training hill. They then learn how to safely control themselves and stop before graduating to the small lift on the training hill. The students had a great time and did very well. Hopefully they will take advantage of the free season pass that went home with them right after the field trip. What a wonderful opportunity and day for 4th grade!
THE READING ROOM WITH MRS. LAFLESH, MRS. LEROY, AND MRS. HOOPER
PBIS WINNERS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
Harper Dunn, Ivan LaFlesh, Maison Mainville, Emma Collins, Avery McBride, Amelia Barbaria
Gage Deno, Athen Ledger, Gabriel LaShue, Trevor Brow, Gabriel Ellis
Missing: Amber Dudley
Nala Mae Oliver, Brayton Deno, Jenna Langdon, Landon Cook, Josie Burke, Greyson Panera
Missing: Amber Dudley
Rylan Patnaude, Blake Perry, Porter Hanna, Colt King, Aislyn Sweeney
Missing: Makal Dumas
Max Dumont, Grady Vincent-Lamere, Merick Meacham, Alasia Poirier, Isabella Burdash, Isabella McGrath
Nash Bake, Jaidan Dungey, Madison Monica, Conlan Sweeney, Ales Pritchard, Aiden Pryce
Missing: Makal Dumas
PBIS FOCUS BEHAVIOR FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS PERSEVERANCE
FAMILY FUN NIGHT BASKET WINNER
- 2/02 - Alehalyn LaVare
- 2/02 - Abigail Tylenda
- 2/03 - Konnor Fuller
- 2/04 - Gage Deno
- 2/04 - Mason Santamoor
- 2/05 - Maison Mainville
- 2/10 - Gage Smith
- 2/10 - Averie McBride
- 2/12 - Alex Pritchard
- 2/15 - Tristian Cooley
- 2/19 - Jonas Fefee
- 2/21 - Riley Basso
- 2/23 - Brooklyn Jarvis
- 2/24 - Claire Dion
- 2/26 - Mark Poirier
- 2/26 - Annabelle Ferretti
- 2/27 - Trapper Riley
- 2/27 - Isabela Burdash
- 2/27 - Makayla Dumas
- 2/28 -Gabe Hutchins
- 2/5 - Global Play Day
- 2/5 - 2/7 - Popcorn Sales
- 2/7 - National Wear Read Day
- 2/13 - Valentine's Day Dance (Grades 3-5, from 2:25 - 4:45, in the gym)
- 2/14 - Valentine's Day
- 2/17- 2/21 - Winter Break
- 2/25 - 100th Day of School
- 2/28 - School Spirit Day (Wear Green and White)
Titus Ski Program
The Titus 5 week ski program was a huge success this year with over 30 students from grades 3,4 and 5 participating. Special Thanks to Mrs. Goachee, Mr. Dupuis, Mrs. Marlowe and to all the parents who helped chaperone.
Pennies for Presidents Fundraiser
Bring in your loose change and help your class win!! There will be 3 prizes awarded for the top three classes that collect the most change:
- 1st place winners will receive a lunch and movie party.
- 2nd place winners will receive a donut and juice party.
- 3rd place winners will receive an extra 20 minutes of recess.
Valentine's Day Dance
On February 13th, we will be hosting a Valentine's Day Dance for grades 3-5. The dance will take place in the Flander's Gym from 2:25 - 4:45. The cost of admission is $3.00 and students must sign up to attend, with Mrs. Mulverhill, prior to the dance. Refreshments will be available for purchase.