SRES Eagle Times
February 17, 2023 - Issue No. 23
Inspire, Create and Grow a Community of Lifelong Learners
NEWS FROM MRS. HAZARD, PRINCIPAL
Warm greetings SRES Families!
As you know, we have been learning about the contributions of African Americans during Black History Month. Each morning during announcements I highlight an inventor, athlete, scientist, musician, etc. and teachers have been building new learning into their classrooms as you learned last week. Below are a few facts shared during morning announcements:
- Did you know the Super Soaker was invented by Lonnie Johnson (born in 1949)? And, that Mr. Johnson is also an aerospace engineer for NASA?
- Did you know Wilma Rudolf was crippled as a child yet she became the first African American woman to win three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome?
- Did you know that Ella Fitzgerald began her career at the age of 15 and was known as The First Lady of Song?
Next week is a great time to visit the Rockingham library and check out a new book; perhaps one that celebrates Black History month! There are so many wonderful children's books that tell the true experiences of slaves, people who lived during the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, and notable African Americans and their contributions. HERE is a list that will get you started!
- February 20-24: No School
- February 27th: School resumes
- February 28th: Last day of Winter Sports
I wish you all a wonderful February vacation!
Your partner in education,
LOST & FOUND ITEMS
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM NEWS
Our Saxtons River Elementary School After-School Program (ASP) has been having lots of fun! We have been learning new things and having new experiences in our clubs.
Cooking Club: ASP students made and decorated sugar cookies.
Craft Club: ASP students have made toilet paper roll snowmen, sweetheart fish and cotton ball penguins.
Choice Club: ASP students enjoyed snowshoeing, board games and Legos this week.
Rockingham Library Club: Our ASP students always look forward to this day. Sam introduces us to a variety of activities. This week we enjoyed shapes with glow sticks.
Board Game Club: ASP students have been enjoying Uno, Sorry, Trouble and Candy Land.
On March 6th the SRES ASP will begin session 4.
We will start our week with STEM Club that will feature hands-on experiments. We will continue to offer Craft Club, Choice Club, and Board Games Club. Lastly, we are excited to announce a new Dance Club led by Israel Cavanagh! ASP students will be learning jazz/Broadway theatrical dance over a 7 week period with a performance for peers and families during the 7th week. More information on performances to follow.
Here is the schedule and how many slots we have open:
Monday - STEM Club - 6 open spots
Tuesday - Craft Club - 10 open spots
Wednesday- Choice Club - 8 open spots
Thursday- Dance Club - 8 open spots
Friday - Board Game Club - 6 open spots
If you have questions about the After-School Program at Saxtons River Elementray School, please contact Tina White the SRES ASP Site Coordinator, or Sarah Doran, the WNESU Director of After-School Programs.