The Shiner Times
May 16, 2016
Happy Mother's Day Everyday!
What do you do when you lose your Mom at an early age, and you still need lots of mothering? I had many moms when I was growing up to encourage me and show me the right way to go. They listened to me and shared with me their hearts on matters big and small. Who were all these moms? They were my school teacher Moms and GrandMoms who took the time to care about me like I was one of their own children. We have lots of those kinds of teachers at MES. Read on to learn about their very full lives.
Mothers Never Quit!
By Alexzandria Hylton
Who takes care of you when you are sick?
Who cares no matter how dirty you are,
and doesn’t give a lick?
Your mother is the one who cares,
She is the one who takes you to the fair,
Even when you are a bear.
Your mother loves you in every way,
Are you sure that you said,
Happy Mother’s Day?
Teachers Make Great Mothers, and Mothers Make Great Teachers!
Kindergarten Teacher Mom Mrs. Fisk
Third Grade Teacher Mom Mrs. Teke
Third Grade Teacher Mom Mrs. Hopper
Fourth Grade Teacher Mom Mrs. Beam
This was Mrs. Beam's first Mother’s Day! She says: “I love being a mother and a teacher. Being a teacher allows me to spend lots of time with my daughter. Especially on holidays and summer breaks.” Being a teacher helps Mrs. Beam as a mom, because it helps her realize the things she need to teach her daughter to get her ready for school. Being a mother has also helped her show more compassion and patience towards her students. Mrs. Beam also thinks the job of a mother is as hard as a teacher. It’s too hard to choose which one is the hardest for her! She says; “Sometimes it’s easier being a parent, and sometimes it’s easier being a teacher.” Moms work very hard, and sacrifice for their kids. Did you remember to tell your mom how much you love her?
Special Ed Teacher Mom Mrs. Becker
Fifth Grade Teacher Mom Mrs. Davis
Its Supermom! She takes off her mask and she’s…….Mrs.Davis!?!?!? Mrs.Davis has been a mother for twelve years, she has one child, and her name is Anna Grace Davis. Mrs. Davis says she likes being a mother, but it is challenging. “There are many things I like about being a mother, but my favorite thing is watching my daughter grow up and learn new things.” Mrs. Davis and Grace like to shop, get manis and pedis, and cook together. Mrs. Davis says, "Being a mother and a teacher helps my family because I get home the same time as my daughter and can be with her and help her with anything."
GrandMOMS Know Best!
Special Ed Teacher Gr'Mom Mrs. Selmeyer
PE Teacher Gr'Mom Mrs. Wheat
Art Teacher Gr'Mom Ms. Lyttle
What face is on your phone? Ms. Lyttle has a favorite picture with her five year old grand daughter, Charlie. Ms. Lyttle has been a teacher at MES for 32 years, a mom for 29 years, and a grandmother for five. She was a fifth grade teacher for 12 years and a second grade teacher for 18 years. For the last two years she has been the art teacher for K-6th at three different South Dearborn Schools. Nothing could have prepared her better for working with young children and how to lead them through detailed procedures in art, than working with her grandbaby, Charlie. Charlie loves to do anything and everything with her Nana. They go to the park, shop, eat out, and ride bikes. Ms. Lyttle says, "I have learned patience and caring for other's children through being a a mom and a teacher."
RTI and Editor Gr'Mom Mrs. Houchens
You know what they say “GrandMOMS know best!” Mrs Houchens has been a mother for thirty three years, and a grandma for three. She has two and a half grandchildren, Lily (almost 3), Rose (almost 2), and Solomon who is on the way. Reading books is her favorite thing to do with her grandchildren. What she loves best about having grandchildren is getting to spend “delightful” time with them and not have to be fully responsible for them. Being a grandmother has had a wonderful effect on her work at MES. Mrs. Houchens says, “I now appreciate the needs of younger children more and how very important it is to put good things into them at an early age so they will have good behavior and love to learn.”
By Abrie Van Winkle
In First Grade I made a box,
For Mother's Day, and for my mom.
I painted and colored on this box,
And locked my love inside with a lock.
When my mom saw this box
She smiled with quite a shock.
She opened it up and read these words:
“ You are my treasure, you are my gold
my love for you will never grow old.”
She loved it so much,
She loved it a bunch.
She locked it up, and put it away.
In a glass cabinet for everyday.
Whenever she sees the box,
She thinks of me and my love,
Hidden behind that Mother’s Day lock.
AT MES ALL TEACHERS FEEL APPRECIATED!
By Kendra Collins
"They are the nuts and the bolts of our school!" They are in every classroom. So we have a week celebrating them! Who are they? They are our teachers! Throughout the first week in May, the Student Council under the guidance of Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Stoneking provided all kinds of tasty nuts, and they said that teachers are the nuts and bolts of the school. Another day, the student council brought breakfast that included: donuts, fruit, muffins, bagels, and coffee cake! On Thursday, the PTO provided lunch from Chipotle. On Friday, the teachers were treated to a 10 minute massage and their favorite candy, drink, and popcorn, with a redbox coupon for a relaxing movie night! The teachers deserve something special every once in awhile, so when the teachers received their gifts they were in total and complete awe!
Dr. Seuss Week Was Fun!
Dr. Suess Week was out of this world! Guest readers came to our school to read to us! Firemen, Policemen, and 6th graders from MES roamed the halls reading to classes. K-6 dressed in red and white like the Cat in the Hat, and grey to honor Horton. We also ate Elephant Ears and the line was all the way down past the office! It was crazy! I hope we have Elephant Ears next Dr. Seuss Week!
guessed 354 out of 356 eggs that Horton was sitting on in the library.
won for "Read Across America" on Red & White day.
won for wearing gray on Horton's Day.
reads Big Bear, Little Bear to Mrs. Peters's 2nd graders.
FIrefighter Kevin Havlin
reads The Circus Ship by Chris VanDusen to Miss Weismiller's 1st grade class.
EMT Erin Jordan
reads a true story about a dog named Brave Norman to Mrs. Stoneking's 1st grade class.
Bus Evacuation Drills
Kindergarten Writes Ralphie Stories
took Ralphie home and played hide and seek and baked cookies together.
says he and Ralphie played T-ball together and read books.
says that she and Ralphie had a picnic and read a book before bed.
MES has an American Girl Winner
Mrs. Stoneking's First Grade Class
hand painted a recycling barrel with the theme "Save the Seas!" to be placed in the community of Manchester.
won first place for creating the most artistic bookmark showing where books will take you in Indiana. His bookmark will be printed for our school and libraries throughout Indiana, and our school wins a free year of INFO EXPRESS. Great Job Wyatt!
Zach McKinley & Conner Vaught
go to Where The Wild Things Are in a shoe box for Mrs. Houchens RTI Project.
Mrs. Stoneking's First Grade Class
Weismiller's 1st Graders Make Blubber!
says, "Feeling blubber was like putting my hand in a swimming pool in the summer. It was nice and warm."
says, " Feeling blubber was kind of wierd. When my hand was in the blubber, I could't feel the ice cold water."
says, "It was really warm in icey cold water. We were on Amazing Animals and did you know polar bears and whales have blubber?"
Second Grade Wins!
Mrs. Macke's 2nd grade class won an ice cream party on May 6th for collecting the most box tops - over 900! Box Tops earn the school purchasing power to buy necessary tools for our classrooms. Each one is basically worth a dime, so 900 means $90 worth of buying power! Good job 2nd grade! Altogether the whole school brought in 17,000 boxtops this school year, earning MES a $1700 check! Just like you would not throw away a dime, don't throw away a boxtop 'cause every little bit counts!
2nd graders learn fractions
through a video showing the fractional parts of a candy bar.
answers questions about his sweet fractions.
ate his chocolate bar one sweet fraction at a time.
3rd Graders Learn A Lot On Ag Day
puts her back into it to saw a log like a pioneer.
Brielle Hess and Reagan Wahl
give attention to a goat and get a thrill in return.
smells the good green earth of organically grown plants.
Fifth Graders Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Feast and Dancing
has fun creating a Mexican feast.
Some 5th graders
dance to a Mexican Hat dance.
All 5th graders
learn while they feast on Miss Warren's good cooking.
Sixth Graders Travel Amongst The Stars Through Solar System Models
Aurora SAY Soccer Fall Sign Ups
Sign up: Last Day is Saturday, May 21st from 9 am to 12 pm.
Location: Aurora Soccer Fields (504 Park Ave.)
Fall Price: $60 a player / $40 Lollies / $150 Max.
Need more info? Contact AuroraSoccerOrg@gmail.com
Call/Text: Lisa Jardee 812-584-7112 / Kristen Lohmiller 812-584-9973
Don't Miss Awards Day May 26th!
PLEASE CHECK OUR LOST AND FOUND FOR YOUR STUFF Before the End of the Year!
By Mrs. Platt
Thanks to all of the “moms” out there for everything you do to support our students, staff, and school. We are so blessed to live in such a caring and nurturing community. I’ve seen you all rally around folks who are in need time and time again.
It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another school year. Thanks to all of our teachers, staff, volunteers, and families for making a difference in the lives of our children. The last few weeks of school are always very busy and it’s important for students to continue to put forth their best effort.
Mrs. Wheat and the PTO officers have been busy planning lots of fun activities for our students on “PTO Fun Day” which will be held on May 25th. Our last student day is May 26th with the awards program starting at 9:30. Students will receive their final report card on the last day of school.
SDCSC will be conducting online registration for the 2016-2017 school year. Please make sure your email and telephone information are updated before we begin summer vacation.