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From the CSA

I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the festive holiday season. Can you believe that 2014 is almost over? We can't -- so much learning, creativity, and collaboration has taken place. We are thankful for all of your support during this festive and often hectic time of year. As we move into 2015, we look forward to continuing our strong partnership and support in academics, athletics, and the arts. Onward! -Jay Eitner, CSA
LAC School Winter Concert 2014

In Mrs. Lombardo's Social Studies Classes...

Social Studies' classes have been really moving through history these past four months, but a truly enriching time has been happening in the 5th grade Extensions class. Students are busy creating an "Interactive Geography Notebook." This notebook, when it's finished, will be chock full of information on geography, presented through colored images, photography, lift the flap sections, accordian folded sections, diagrams, maps, and much, much more. In additon to creating the notebook students have viewed an informational youtube video on each of their topics, to further enhance their knowledge of the subject. So, next time you see a 5th grader, be sure to ask them about geography!

In Ms. Schroeder's second grade class..

Miss Schroeder's class hosted their 3rd annual Alex's Lemonade Stand on December 18th. Each year, our classroom turns into a large lemonade stand where students and staff can purchase cold lemonade and delicious lemon flavored treats for $1.00. Our goal was to raise $150 for Alex's Lemonade Stand to help with their fight in finding a cure for childhood cancer. We passed our goal and raised $211.21!!! Our class was extremely excited about giving our money to this worthy organization during the holiday season. We learned that it feels wonderful to help others that are not as fortunate as we are.

In Mr. Cullen's physical education & health classes...

We are kicking off 2015 will healthy goals and a higher level of personal fitness as our resolution! In the upcoming months, students will be preparing to increase our daily workout intensity as well as start our international games unit. The daily workouts are geared to increase cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. The International games unit will introduce our students to games and activities that are played in countries around the world. I hope that students will take this opportunity to appreciate games from other cultures. Our upper wing students will also be organizing a plan to construct our eatable garden with the help from “Grow Healthy School” from Rutgers University. This project will give our students an opportunity to get their hands dirty with a hands on project to learn to grow their own food with the goal of understanding the importance of eating home grown fresh produce. I hope everyone comes back to school well rested and with a positive mindset, ready to tackle challenges 2015 has to offer.