May 13, 2022 Vol 2. Issue 34
Message from Principal Masone
We have had a terrific week across grade levels this week. Hopefully, you have been able to join this week's festivities.
The first grade team celebrated this week with the return of the tea party. Staff and students were delighted with the love and support of parents. Smiles and good treats were abundant. Check out the wonderful pictures below.
Second grade partnered with UCCS for their Science lab to complete the human body unit. Students learned about body systems like the respiratory system and skeletal system. With the support of Dr. Lissana Follari, and seventh grade students from MSMS, second graders were able to get an up close look at animal organs. Students inspected cow eyeballs, and the kidneys and brains of pigs and elk.
Fifth grade had the extraordinary opportunity to play dodge ball with Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs police officers. The event was an extraordinary opportunity for students to ask officers questions about safety and our community. Officers left behind footballs, basketballs and more for student use. A huge shout out to our police departments. Learn more about the PLAY COS program.
We had a lot of field trips this week; in second, third, fourth and fifth grades. Some of the pictures are below.
On Monday, we will be hosting Field Day at MSHS from 8:30-2:00. We'd love to see you there!
Have a terrific weekend.
- May 16 - Field Day for 3rd-5th Grade @ MSHS Track
- May 18 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
- May 20 - Mustang Might Family Connection Movie Night 5:30pm-8:00pm
- May 20 - Field Day for K-2nd Grade @ MSES 8:30-10:30am
- May 26 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
- May 26 - Last Day of School - 12:00pm Dismissal
First Grade Tea Party
Dodgeball: MSES 5th Grade vs. MSPD
Kindergarten: Ask Your Expert
In kindergarten, we have started our American Presidents and Symbols domain. So far we have learned about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. We have painted an American Flag, done black and white drawings of George Washington and a colored guided draw of the Statue of Liberty. Here are some questions to ask your expert:What color is the flag of the United States of America? (Red, white, blue). Why are there 50 stars on the flag? (There are 50 states). Where does the President of the United States live? (The White House). What is a liberty you have? (Answers will vary). Who was the first President of the United States? (George Washington). What were some characteristics of George Washington? (He was brave, honest, and clever). In what war did George Washington lead the American Continental Army to defeat the British Army? (American Revolution). What document did our third President Thomas Jefferson help write? (The Declaration of Independence).
2nd Grade: Ask Your Expert
Second Grade Organ Lab
3rd Grade at Mueller State Park
4th Grade Happenings:
Fourth Grade has had some great opportunities recently! Last week, we received a visit from the Manitou Springs Police Chief Bill Otto, who talked to students about having a career in law enforcement and the steps he took to make it to his position!
We also attended a field trip at the Littleton Museum, a "living" 1800s homestead farm with people dressed in period clothing sharing about what life was like in the 1800s in Colorado. We attended school in a one room schoolhouse, learned what it was like to be a blacksmith, and were able to walk through old houses to get a glimpse of the past!
Ms. DeLarm's 5th Grade
Landsharks Final Meet
Playground Donation Request:
Wanted: Library Helpers
We are looking for library helpers through the end of the year! We are getting our library in order for the next school year and could use some extra hands. Please contact Amy Bradbury if you are interested in helping out.