Team members and coach Mark Williams celebrate at our morning flagpole gathering. Congratulations to the girls for achieving a hard-won second place finish in their division!
You may recall that back in the fall, Mrs. Barton's third graders wrote letters to veterans and also to members of the armed forces who are currently on active duty. This month Petty Officer Second Class, Claire Dabrowski, returned to shore after her most recent tour of duty on the USS Halsey, where she serves as a gunner's mate. She was able to visit the third graders who had written to her earlier and teach them about life on a Navy warship.
Thank you to Home and School Association for purchasing more than 400 paperback books to re-stock our classroom libraries. We had a great time unpacking them this week! (And speaking of reading, did you know that most of our kindergarten students have learned to read this year? Check out our blog next week for some short videos of them reading aloud to their preschool buddies.)
Despite the freezing rain this morning, our middle school students enjoyed chatting via Skype with a group of young people from Afghanistan. Among the things we learned about were the languages of Pashtun and Dari, a game of polo that you play with a goat, and the "Blue Scarf" project for peacemaking: http://thebluescarf.org/movement.html#.UtCQAGRDvYk
Many thanks to parent Molly Corbett of the Asylee Women's Enterprise (AWE) for helping to make this happen.
Each class of older students is matched with a class of younger students as "prayer partners." The groups meet once a month for crafts, stories, and prayer. Shown here are kindergarten and 8th grade partners working together to prepare for Christmas.