"I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found."
From "Pennies from Heaven", By Charles Mashburn
"The LLS Student Series is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program where students gain the unique experience of helping children and adults fight against blood cancers like leukemia. As children move through their years at school, they can grow with the Student Series and have an even greater impact on the lives of patients. By participating, not only will kids learn about making an impact, but about leadership, teamwork, philanthropy and what 'doing good' for others can mean." For more about the LLS Student Series go to: Pennies for Patients Student Series
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The month of December brought many good boys and girls to school each day anticipating Santa's arrival on Christmas Day.
The Grinch showed up one day hoping to snatch away everyone's Christmas Cheer.
Preschool students performed for family and friends during their Christmas Program.
Mr. Platzer as the conductor on The Polar Express. 2nd Grade students waving during Christmas Program rehearsals.
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Second grade classes took a trip to explore Carter Caves this fall. Students studied about caves and the animals, plant life, and the different formations for several weeks before the trip. They choose a topic relating to Cave life, researched and wrote a report. Students also created cave diorama's and displayed them along the hallway. Second grade teachers transformed part of the hallway into a cave, complete with stalactites, stalagmites, bats, webs. Go to 2nd Grade Snapshots Gallery to view more photos of Carter Caves Trip.
The wonderful smell of pumpkin filled the second grade hallway in November when students made pumpkin bread. The bake-a-thon reinforced classroom lessons including: math and measurement; reading and following directions; and working together as a team. Go to 2nd Grade Snapshots Gallery to view more pumpkin bread day photos.
Kindergarten and First grade students visited the Pumpkin Patch this past October. It was a warm, breezy day filled with sunshine, laughter, squeals and giggles. Go to 1st Grade Snapshots Gallery to view more photos from the Pumpkin Patch!
Kindergarten enjoy the Pumpkin Patch pictured below. Go to Kindergarten Snapshots Gallery to view more Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch fun!
"Deck the Halls" for PTC was a huge success in December raising $1087.76 for the PTC to help support student activities during the school year. Teachers, students, and staff decorated throughout the building, creating a beautiful and festive atmosphere for all. Each grade level choose a holiday theme and decorated hallways with all sorts of merry scenes. Parents, families and the community toured the building each evening when coming to watch student Christmas programs and voted by donating whatever amount they wanted to pick their favorite themed hallway. Grades K-4 participated in the contest and Kindergarten won receiving the most votes (money) and were treated to a Rockin' Reindeer Party in the gym hosted by Mrs. Keaton. Themes included: 1st Grade, The North Pole; 2nd Grade, The Polar Express; 3rd Grade, Gingerbread Land; 4th Grade, Holiday Songs.
4th Grade Holiday Music, Mrs. Wheeler and Mr.Rice, "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch".
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On December 15/15 Mrs. Morgan's and Mrs. Raines' fourth grade classes hosted Pay to Play for Reindeer Day for students at the elementary building. The day was a success raising $660.00 to help provide for the needs of Vaughn Salisbury. Thank you to those who donated and/or worked to help make the day a success! To view more Pay to Play for Reindeer photos go to Elementary Holiday Album.
Kindergarten students making reindeer food at the Pay to Play for Reindeer Day.