Slater-Marietta Elementary School News Briefs (10/06/11)
- Thursday, 06 October 2011
- Written by Paulette Megee
Jones Gap Field Trip:
Third grade students enjoyed a day at Jones Gap State Park recently. Students explored the great-outdoors and learned many new things. Park rangers guided the group and shared information with students, teachers, and parents along the way. Students will apply this new information in the classroom.
P.E. teacher Jody Childs is again involving students in the NFL sponsored "Punt-Pass-Kick" competition. Fourth and fifth grade students compete in all three areas and those with the highest overall scores proceed onward to the district competition in route to the state level. During this year’s competition the following students were right on their game and came out on top of the list: Hannah Anders, Eric Espinoza, Perry Hartin, Alex Ward, Anastasia Samford, Kaitlyn Nix, and Josh Tabor. Congratulations and best wishes to all the winners!
Annual Balloon Launch:
Up, up and away! Kindergarten students have been learning colors and enjoying books about colors. The annual balloon launch is a fun time for everyone. All students had a balloon to launch with a return address attached. Every year notes come back from people near and far who have found the balloons. This lesson integrates reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.
The annual parent involvement policy and school-home compact information has been distributed to all parents. Since Slater-Marietta Elementary receives Title I funding, teachers are required to have a signed school-home compact for each child. The compacts outline the responsibilities for the student, the parent, the teacher, and the school administration to insure that all students have a successful academic year. If parents would like more information on this topic, they may call Paulette Megee at 355-2011. The information will also be discussed during the fall parent-teacher conference. Parents are reminded to review, sign, and return the yellow compacts as soon as possible.
- October 10, 6:00 p.m. - Annual Title I Public Input Meeting
- October 10, 7:00 p.m. - PTA/Open House event
- October 13-14: Teacher Work Days - No school for students
(Pictured: Top - Emma Watson, Ali Hartin, Dillon Anderson, Hunter Burns, and Rebecca Clark learn that classrooms can be inside or outside! Middle - Jody Childs proudly presents the 2011-2012 Punt, Pass, Kick first place winners from Slater-Marietta Elementary. These students will advance to the district competition in Liberty. Bottom - Isaiah Galloway points to the sky and shows Walker Craig that his balloon is flying far, far away!)
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