THE ANCHOR

Invigorating the Educational Spirit

WE ARE A STEAM SCHOOL

STEAM stands for "Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math"


Ardmore Elementary School's Motto is Be Ready! Be Responsible! Be Respectful!


December 2015 Issue 4 Volume 8

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 1 - Cookies 'n Cocoa Concert - Intermediate Grades

December 2-10 - SMI Online - Second Administration

December 14-18 - SMI Online - Make-Ups

December 7-13 - Hour of Code (In-School Event)

December 9 - Professional Development for Staff (2 Hour Early Dismissal for Students)

December 14 - Redskins Santa Shoppe

December 21 - Gr8ful Goodies

December 22 - Second Quarter Progress Reports Card Released

December 23-25 - Winter Break/Christmas Holiday (Schools Closed)

December 28- Jan. 1 - Winter Break/ New Year Holiday (Schools Closed)

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Ardmore ES hosted its annual STEM Fair on Thursday, December 10th.

Kudos to MS. Holmes and the entire STEM Fair committee for another successful year!

Many thanks to those who served as guest judges at Ardmore ES!

We are grateful for their input!

A wide variety of scientific topics were represented by our Ardmore students!


***To view 2015 STEM FAIR WINNERS, click link below***

https://ardmorepicturegallery.shutterfly.com/pictures/4244

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Ardmore Elementary School, along with millions of children and people of all ages around the globe, participated in this year's Hour of Code. Students learned the basics of Computer Programming and Computer Science. All involved collaborated and shared ideas in building interactive blocks to create games and artwork. Students also learned of college and career choices in the computer and information technology field.


At the end of the course, students received an Online Certificate of Completion from the Hour of Code organization. It was indeed a fun-filled, productive day of computing for everyone!

ARDMORE ES HOUR OF CODE 2015
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Huge thank you to G8ful Goodies Foundation

for their generosity and for giving smile to these children's lovely faces!!!

You made the holiday season memorable!

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Tis the season of giving and sharing as Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation commemorates its annual SantaShoppe on Monday, December 14th at Fedex Field Stadium, Landover Maryland.


Fifty-five students from Ardmore Elementary School among other local elementary school students from neighboring school districts were invited to dine and interact with Washington Redskins athletes – Alfred Morris (running back), Ryan Kerrigan, Houston Bates, and Trent Murphy (linebackers), Dustin Hopkins (specialists), Nic Sundberg, Tress Way & Kyshoen Jarrett (specials team) and Arie Kouandijo (offensive lineman); Washington Redskins Wives; and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Organizers.


Students received various treats from cupcakes, baking goods, scrumptious meals, and a photo booth session with the athletes.


The event was highlighted with a visit to Santa's toyshop housed in the Washington Redskins’ player’s locker room where children received their most awaited special gifts.


Huge thanks to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation for this precious and momentous experience!!! More power to you all!!! #HTTR!

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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
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ARDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Georgette L. Gregory

Principal



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