The Eagle Express
Antrim Elementary School April 15, 2022
All School Community Meetings
summer learning opportunities
This and That....
I want you to save the date of April 20th (rain date April 21st) for a special whole school event preschool through grade 4. This afternoon/evening event is being funded by Title 1. The 3rd and 4th graders at AES have been working very hard on creating this fun and engaging event. They will showcase their bird and mammal research and the Harris center will conduct a family exploration of owls. More information can be found on the flyer below, and the RSVP form is attached to this newsletter. This event begins at 4:30 pm, and because it is partly an outdoor event, we will have a rain date for the following day.
Title 1 Meeting
Prior to the animal symposium event, I am inviting all interested parents to join me in the library from 4-4:30 to review our school goals and programming for next year in our Schoolwide Plan (attached to this newsletter). Your input is so important to us, and we want you to be more involved. This is a perfect way to learn about all that we do here at AES, and we welcome your ideas to making it even better!
Please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunity to provide input
Would you like to take a leadership role at AES? I am looking for a parent and community member to be on our AES Leadership Team. This team will meet 2 to 3 times a year, and the primary function would be to collaborate with the school's leadership team about school improvement efforts in all areas and how to spend our Title 1 funding. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com. Again, we value your partnership and we welcome your involvement with important decisions for the school.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Important Dates Coming Up
April 25 - 29 - April vacation - no school
May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week (Be sure to thank your child's teacher this week)
May 9-20 - NH State Assessments for grades 3 & 4
May 21st - Children in the Arts
May 27th - Special Awareness Assembly
May 30th - Memorial Day - no school
June 2nd - GBS Fly up day for grade 4
June 13th - Field day (rain date June 14th)
June 17th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - NOON DISMISSAL
We will have step up activities as well as a 4th grade sendoff
Wellness News from Mr. Benham
AES students are participating in the Health Smart Curriculum. During March and April we have had discussions about tobacco. Students learned what tobacco is, what it does to people's bodies and how it can be unhealthy for people to use. Please take some time to ask your student what they learned about this topic. The conversations that happen at home are very influential and highly beneficial.
All AES students got to participate in the NH Jump Rope Challenge. This is an event that is conducted statewide. Students are challenged, based on their grade level, to try consecutive forward or backward jumps without a miss or as many jumps as they can in 30 seconds. Our students were outstanding. Here is a list of the grade level winners:
Kindergarten - Damion & Charlotte
1st Grade - Ian & Eva
2nd Grade - Colyn, Cheshan, Jenna and Brynn
3rd Grade - Tripp , Cooper, Serenity and Gillian
4th Grade - Marie & Matthew
Way to go Eagles!!!
Artists in kindergarten through fourth grade are learning about three dimensional art techniques. They also studied the art of Franz Marc. In the Expressionist style of the artist, these horse artworks show expressions of how the animal feels.
Coming next in Muzart is Children and the Arts (CATA) parade props, mug boards and art exhibit collaborations! Students will also learn songs and movement/dance to the CATA theme, “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!”