The Eagle Express
Antrim Elementary School January 14, 2022
Dear AES Families,
This is a time of year that we see a bit of illness with students and staff. This has caused some staffing challenges, but we have a creative staff that works together to ensure that teaching and learning go on. The ConVal School District is providing the opportunity for rapid antigen tests in school. Nurse Mellon has been testing students and staff at AES. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity you will need to call Nurse Mellon for an appointment, and she will kindly help you through the process. Also, from now on, we will be sending emails about close-contact information instead of making phone calls.
Don't forget that Monday is a holiday - MLKJ Day, so school will resume on Tuesday January 18th.
Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm and healthy,
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Learning Never Stops - by Mr. Stultz
As life-long learners we are always trying to find the next best thing. It could be a new car, a new kitchen appliance, or a new cellphone. In schools, we experience the same thing. A new way to solve a math problem, a new way to sort and shelve library books, or a new way to reach our educational goals. It’s all just part of the educational pendulum trying to find the sweet spot.
Ultimately, it’s simple. Our job as a society, school, family, and even our own personal self is to be a life-long learner. Contrary to many beliefs, education doesn’t happen by teaching to children. It happens by teaching with children. We learn from each other through self-reflection, self-discovery, and developing an understanding in which each and every member of our community brings something valuable to the table. Without a doubt, children learn more from their peers than any one person alone. A peer grouping offers a number of learning styles and ideas, helping each child or adult explore their own best avenue or path to becoming an expert life-long learner.
The Library/Learning Commons lends itself to this concept. I am fortunate to be part of this learning community. Through peer discussion and open conversation, Mrs. Sullivan’s 2nd grade class identified areas they want to improve. They came up with 2 targeted goals, self-control, and becoming more proficient with our double facts.
With a putting green at our disposal, we came up with a game. There were votes, a few disappointments, and a lot of great ideas. These amazing 2nd graders used flexible thinking strategies and came up with a terrific way to take some steps towards their goals. Now, we just need a name for the game.
AES PTO NEWS
1. Visit this link https://nh-events-web.s3licensing.com/Event/ReservedEvents
2. Enter in Event Passcode: gregglake
3. Click on “Create New Account” if you need to create one. If you have signed up for any educational NHFG programming in the past, your login information will remain the same.
4. Register all participants that are set to attend. This allows us to confirm bait, tackle and gear needs. Once registered, you are also exempt from holding a fishing license during the program.
Also, they designed these amazing Woodland Creatures inspired by Mexican artist, Indi Maverick. Our wonderful Guest Teachers, Mrs. Nugent and Mrs. Naglie, started the project and they finished in Muzart with Mrs Storro. They will be on display at the Antrim Town Library!
Coming soon…Square One Art Fundraiser!