Durham Nockamixon Elementary School, February 2016
SECOND MARKING PERIOD ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND RECOGNITION!
TOP DOG AWARDS
Clayton Helfrich, Ryleigh Steinmetz, Chloe Long, Molly Stiansen, Bella Vinciguerra, Bianca Adams, Ryan Frank, Logan Schadt, Jillan Keogh
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPELLING BEE SUPERSTARS!
Special thanks to our teachers for their role in coordinating this important event!
Judges: Mrs. Karen McDermott and Mrs. Gaynell Torres
Announcers: Mr. Bill Neal and Miss. Taylor Beck
KINDNESS CLUB COORDINATES MLK DAY EVENTS AT DN
AT REPRESENTATIVE MARGUERITE QUINN'S OFFICE
We would like to extent congratulations to the following students whose artistic talents were recognized and showcased at Representative Marguerite Quinn's Office on the evening of Thursday, January 21, 2016:
Kaia KinneyAlycia DeNato
AMERICAN HEART MONTH
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART!
WINTER TASTING: FROM THE GARDEN TO THE CAFETERIA
On Friday, January 29, 2016, our students learned were brought back in time to warmer fall weather when our herbs including sage, thyme and parsley were harvested from our school garden. With the help of Mrs. Brandes and Mrs. Anderson, our school garden coordinators, the herbs were dried for the winter and our students learned about the drying process. Mrs. Ellen Litzenberger, our cafeteria crew chief, taught us about the many wonderful healthy foods which are complimented by the herbs grown in our garden. She prepared two tasty recipes including a Vegetable Dip an Easy Minestrone Soup for us all to enjoy! Feel free to try at home!
Mom’s Famous Raw Vegetable Dip
Prep time: 10 mins.
Ready in: 10 mins
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons minced onion
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (from DN's Garden)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill/or thyme (from DN's Garden)
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, parsley dill/or thyme, and seasoned salt in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready serve.
“Serve with your favorite raw vegetables.”
ALL STAR SINGERS 2016
Ashley Amato, Lucia Brunton-Dardaris, Riley Schmidt, Kai Stainsen, Chase Kimbel, Kaia Kinney, Hannah Moretti, Hunter Raabe, Angelia Rafalko, Blake Reinard
Many thanks for Mrs. Sally Beck for sharing her musical talent, guidance and support with our students!
4TH GRADE STUDENTS TAKE ON LEADERSHIP ROLE
BOTTLE CAP PROJECT UPDATE!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR FAMILY MATH NIGHT!
Who: DN Families – Parents and Students
Where: Durham Nockamixon All Purpose Room
When: February 23rd @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
What: Visit teacher led stations on-
- Make and Take Games and Interactive Activities
- I-Pad Math Apps and Tech Tips
- EveryDay Mathematics Q&A
- Problem Solving Tasks Grades K through 5
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
DN “Kindness Counts Club” is having a… Food Drive for the United Way of Bucks County’s Operation Helping Hand
Bring your donation to school by Wednesday,
March 9, 2016
All non-perishable foods are accepted, but our local pantry really needs:
Fruit juice (100%)
Applesauce (no sugar added)
Canned fruit (no sugar added)
Canned vegetables (low sodium)
Beans (dried or canned)
AT A GLANCE...
February- “I LOVE TO READ” & “Jump Rope for Heart” Month
3, 10, 17, 24- After School Clubhouse 3:45 PM
16 - 19 Jump Rope For Heart Fundraiser & Events
23- Family Math Night @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
26- 3rd Grade Show @ 2 PM (school, parents & families welcome!) /Spirit Day
26- Sweetheart Dance @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2- Read Across America Celebration
16, 30 - 5th Grade Band Rehearsal @ PALMS 3:45 – 5:00
9- PTA Mtg. @ 12:15 PM
11- Family Bingo Night 5:30 (Gym)
15- Rehearsal for String Concert @ PHS, 3PM-5PM
17- District Wide String Concert @PHS, 7PM
18- Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale/Assembly @ 2:30
22- Science Fair @6:30 PM (Gym)