The Mariner Message
Hello Mariner Families,
Warmer days are ahead! As we edge toward Spring Break, our faculty and staff remain determined to deliver high quality instructional lessons that are both fun and engaging. I hope this newsletter provides you all with a glimpse of what your Mariners have been up to lately.
March 8th: No school for students
April 8th: Movie Night & Raffle Baskets*
April 13th: STEM Family Night**
April 14th: Early Release. School will dismiss at 11:30
April 15th-April 22nd: Spring Break
April 29th: Our Chorus students sing the National Anthem at the Durham Bulls Ball Park
Mariner Spotlight-Ellen Earixson
Fun Facts about me:
- Olives are my favorite food. Hot dogs are a close second.
- I have rollerbladed 5 inline skate marathons and will be skating my 6th this fall!
- I have bungee-jumped off the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa.
I love being a part of the Mariner learning community! My favorite part about teaching first grade is seeing students grow and listening to all of the wonderful, weird things they have to say.
When: March 11th & 25th and April 8th & 29th for one hour each day
How: Students are given choice as to which club they can join.
Options may include: gardening club, lego club, OSMO, Coding, Simple Machines, Story Book Club, Star Wars.
If you would like to volunteer in your child's class during STEM Clubs time, please reach out to your child's teacher.
There's still time! Our March AT HOME STEM Challenge is due March 31st for all grade levels.
Spring is right around the corner! Let’s get ready to decorate!!
Help us fill the STEM display case with signs of spring!
Can you use materials around your home to
design and create a unique
FLOWER, BUTTERFLY, CATERPILLAR, BEE or LADYBUG?
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Who will have…..
The fanciest flower? Most colorful butterfly? Most creative bee?
Cutest caterpillar? A Loveable ladybug?
Need ideas of materials to use?
Coffee filters, toilet paper tubes, rocks, clothespins, curling ribbon, clothes hangers, the possibilities are endless!
PHE STEM Family Night
Mark your calendars for April 13th from 5:30-7:00pm. Join us for a fun night filled with STEM experiments! Each grade level will have an exciting activity to check out. A food truck will be on campus from 5:00-6:30pm.
Donna Washington-Story Teller
This month our PTA organized a visit by Ms. Donna Washington, a Story Teller who has performed at thousands of schools & libraries and numerous storytelling festivals throughout the country. She has also been featured at numerous storytelling festivals including the 2004 National Storytelling Festival, The Illinois Storytelling Festival, The Three Rivers Festival, The St. Louis Storytelling Festival, The NC StoryFest, The Corn Island and Cave Run Festivals in KY, and the Broward County Children's & Ocala Storytelling Festivals in FL. For a more on Ms. Washington, click the link below.
Donna Washington Biography