Walker Bulldog News
February 12, 2021
It looks like the cold and snowy weather will be with us for a bit longer. Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, was correct with his prediction of six more weeks of winter. We hope that you stay safe and warm this week.
As a district we are currently seeking some important information from families to update our records and help in planning for the Spring Trimester. While we know, this requires families to complete multiple surveys, please know that this information is important. Below you will find buttons, which will directly link you to those surveys. If you have already completed them. thank you so much. If you still do need to complete, please take a few moments to do so. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office.
Monday, February 15 we will no have class as it is Presidents' Day. There will be no meal service on that day, but it will resume on Tuesday. Virtual classes will also resume, on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:50.
Ms. Amanda Venegonia, Principal
Mrs. Sara Leone, Associate Principal
Family Surveys to Complete
2/14: Valentine's Day2/15: Presidents' Day No School (no meal service)
2/16: Remote classes resume at 7:50
2/16-2/26: Erin's Law Presentations with Social Worker
2/16-2/19 (8:30-1:00): Dental Bus in HMS parking lot
2/18: Walker Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 PM
3/1: Board of Education Meeting at 6:00 PM
3/2: End of Second Trimester
3/25: Parent Teacher Conferences
Walker Town Hall Meeting
Mariella L., Jayden G., Tristan B., Alexis T., Adam R., Mason and Madden D., Andrea A., Vivian O., James T. Issac B., and Gavin D.
Celebrating 100th Day with a Science Assembly
Students witnessed the yummy treat, peeps, grow in an enclosed container.
Mr. Belliveau catches bubbles in his hand covered with a cotton glove.
Music to My Ears
Students heard "music" being made by the wonderful Mr. Belliveau. By moving his hands near the rods, music was created.
Celebrating Valentine's Day with the Family
Books to Celebrate Black History Month
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
It's 1939, and young Cassie Louise Lightfoot is picnicking with her family and friends on "tar beach" — the hot, black rooftop of her family's Harlem apartment. Cassie lays down and dreams that she is soaring above New York City — finding beauty in the views of the George Washington Bridge (which her father helped build) while also noting the signs of social injustice in the crowded city below.
Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott will always have an important legacy in Black History. This 112-page biography from the kid-friendly "Who Was ..." series shares lesser-known facts about the black woman who bravely refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Alabama in 1955.
Following the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
This is a folktale about a white sailor named "Peg Leg Joe" teaching a group of slaves a song to "follow the drinking gourd" (the Big Dipper) north to escape slavery. The rhythmic story and colorful paintings help show children the importance of the Underground Railroad — the secret path to freedom for thousands of African-Americans.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 By Christopher Paul Curtis
This middle-grade novel is narrated by 9-year-old Kenny — the younger brother in a middle-class African-American family from Michigan. Kenny's older brother, Byron, is a juvenile delinquent who could use some stern discipline from their no-nonsense grandmother, who lives in Alabama. When the family heads south to bring Byron to Grandma's house, unthinkable events happen and shape the family's life forever.