The Spartan Scoop
YOUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO SCHOOL NEWS AND EVENTS January 2018
Jan 15, 2018-Martin Luther King Day-Schools and Offices Closed
Jan. 25, 2018-Coffee Chat with the Principal, 8:15 a.m. in the Library
Jan. 25, 2018-2nd 9 Weeks Marking Period Ends
Jan 26, 2018-Teacher Work Day-Students do Not report
Jan 29, 2018-Make-up Day (All students report)
Jan 30, 2018-Second Semester begins
Greetings Spartan Scholars and Families,
Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The new year brings new opportunities for our scholars to engage in activities beyond the classroom by encouraging them to join a club, such as Robotics and Circuit Club, Sign Language Club, Battle of the Books Club, Young Tutors Club, SPARKS Club, Origami Club, and Yoga Club, just to name a few. Our third, fourth, and fifth grade students have made their clubs selections and will participate in clubs every Friday starting in January.
Our Holiday Literacy Night was Snow Much Fun!
Congratulations to our Fabulous Retirees!
A Message from Ms. Gingrey and the Green Team!
Let’s start the new year off right by working to improve our recycling efforts. Remember food and containers that have food residue are NOT acceptable items for our new Recycle bins around the school. If you have plastic bags (like the ones from Wal Mart) most large grocery chains, home improvement stores, and retailers like Walmart and Target provide collection bins usually by the main entrance. If you are disposing of one at Saunders, you can give them to Mrs. Gingery or a member of the Go Green Team! Thank you for your efforts and remember “Every Day is Earth Day”!!!
Saunders' Students were Thoroughly Engaged in Learning Throughout December!
Jefferson Lab visits Saunders' 5th Grade Students!
Right before the Winter Break, 5th grade had an exciting, hands-on learning experience with a scientist from The Jefferson Lab Educational Outreach Program. Students worked together to complete a scientific investigation. They investigated matter and the shape of things. By working as a team, the students rolled a marble along the edge of a pie pan and had to track where the marble released and where it bumped against the shape hidden below. They gathered data and then made guesses about the shape. When they all agreed, the pie pan was flipped over and revealed if their hypothesis was correct or incorrect. We love In-School Field Trips! Thank you, Jefferson Labs! We are also looking forward to a visit from Mad Science in January!
Upcoming events: Fifth grade will be having Family Life on January 8th and 9th. We will also be attending the Symphony February 14 with Mr. White, our music teacher! Look for more info coming your way!
Snack-able Engineering by Fifth Grade Students!
Fourth Grade Marvels Love to Serve Their Community!
The 4th Grade Marvels created cards for the residents of The Chesapeake Retirement community with sweet personal messages for a happy holiday. The activity was part of our ICare project of community involvement. Watch for future pictures of our commitment to our community!
Third Grade Classes Constructed Egyptian Shadufs!!
Mrs. Olsen's Third Grade Students Made Paper Snow Globes to Practice Writing Directions Using Sequencing Words.
Third Graders Contruct American Indian Homes!
Fun With Shaving Cream!
Mrs. Olsen's class had a “slime party” as a reward. We used this time to question and explore how the slime would move and respond to different actions.
Mrs. Morris's Second Grade Author's Day!
Mrs. Guimond's First Graders Love Bots!
Kindergarten and First Learn Spanish Through Music!
Mrs. Navarro's Kindergarten class used their gluing skills to make ornaments in their pajamas!
Coach Mulrine's Students Boogie Their Way to Fitness!
In January, we dance! Students will be learning a variety of dances this month from 4 wall dances to folk dances. Be sure to come rock with us at the PTA Family Fit Dance night on January 8th from 6-7pm with an inclement weather date of January 11th!!