Lone Star Elementary News & Notes 5


Lone Star Elementary

Catherine Bartlett, Ed.D. Principal

Melissa Freeman Assistant Principal

Kelly Lout Assistant Principal

Elisa Krug Counselor

For Your Calendar:

Monday, September 12 - Apolecia Awareness - Join us in wearing BLUE!

Wednesday, September 14 - Garden Day for 3rd Grade

Friday, September 16 - Montgomery HS Homecoming

Tuesday, September 20 - Progress Reports go Home

Monday, September 26 - Punt, Pass, & Kick at MJHS

Wednesday, September 28 - Garden Day for 2nd Grade

We are Artists!

Meet Mrs. Ritchie, our talented teacher!

Hi there and welcome to art!

I want to have each child feel welcomed, special and safe while they are in my care. Each year, I start out reading “The Beautiful Oops” by Barney Saltzberg. This story is a kid favorite! We talk about how there are no mistakes in the art room. That’s right! No mistakes in art. We might have a “beautiful oops” once in awhile, but we can handle it together!

The art room theme this year is inspired by the artist Henri Matisse and his works of art including “The Goldfish” and “La Gerbe.” Goldfish and colorful organic shapes are decorating the walls and hanging from the ceiling to stir up and inspire imagination and creativity. We even have a pet fish appropriately named…Matisse!

We are currently in the middle of our study on Matisse. First through third grade started painting papers the very first day. Later we cut these papers out into organic shapes and glued them onto a collage just like Matisse. Fourth grade started a Matisse garden sketch in their new sketchbooks that they just couldn’t wait to draw in. Kindergartners have been learning their way around the art room while learning their shapes and working on fine motor skills like coloring, cutting and gluing. All of the children will be creating a goldfish painting this year as well. They are already very excited about that!

I am looking forward to another fabulous year in the art room at Lone Star!

Menu Item of the Week:

This meal comes with a lot of choices! Students can choose a turkey and cheese sub sandwich or a ham and cheese sub sandwich. Each meal is offered carrot and broccoli dippers with ranch dressing along with a lettuce, tomato, pickle cup for the student to put onto their sandwich to get their veggies. A bag of reduced fat, baked Lay's chips are offered with this meal as well as fruit and white or chocolate milk.