Friday May 25 will be an early release day.
Red Wing High School
Four Key Club members attended that Minn-Dak Convention in Willmar, Minn., last month. The club received the second-place achievement award for its district. Key Club member Molly Hart was awarded the Tom P. Horan Distinguished member award for being a member that went above and beyond the call of duty.
Move to middle school
Megan Latch, guidance counselor at Twin Bluff Middle School, will come to meet with fourth-graders 10 a.m. Wednesday May 23. She will talk with them about their new adventure into the middle school.
Fourth-graders will have field day Monday May 21, and third-graders will have field day Thursday May 24. Volunteers are still needed; if you are able to help, please fill out the volunteer slip that was sent home and return it to school.
Goodhue County Dairy Princesses Rachael Rostad, Rachael Friese and Alyson Schwartau visited the second-grade classes. The royal court members talked about milk and dairy products and what it is like to live on a dairy farm. They also served string cheese and milk to the second-graders at lunch.
Burnside is selling T-shirts in four colors. The winning design was submitted by Sydney Zeimer for Earth Week. The T-shirts are $7, and order forms are available in the office.
Nancy Wulff has been coming into Peg Sutherland’s fourth-grade classroom three days a week all year to listen to kids read and then talk with them about the books they are reading. She volunteers her time through the Goodhue County Foster Grandparent Program. The kids really love it and appreciate it so much. For more information on this program, contact Linda Stolte at 888-205-3770.
There were 60 students who walked or rode their bikes to school May 16. Winners were Sophia Yeatman, from Mrs. Prahl’s kindergarten, Aliyah Daley, from Mrs. Newman’s second-grade, and Abe Reinitz, from Mrs. Cashman’s first-grade.
“Lemonade & Literature”
Mrs. Grove’s first-grade class will host “Lemonade & Literature” Thursday May 24 from 2:25 to 3:15 p.m. in room 181.
Bennett Scott from Mrs. Nelson’s first-grade won a pair of Twins tickets to watch the game against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field on Sunday July 15.
Phys ed field days
Field days are held between the ball fields on Southwood Avenue.
Monday May 21, 9:35 to 10:55 a.m.: Ms. Pumper, Mrs. Prahl, Mrs. McDonnell and Mrs. Fagerlund.
Monday May 21, 1 to 2:15 p.m.: Mrs. Tepley-Mahn, Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Prigge
Tuesday May 22, 9:35 to 10:55 a.m.: Ms. Kelley, Mrs. Dressen and Mrs. Otterness
Tuesday May 22, 1 to 2:15 p.m.: Mrs. Bjork, Ms. Pearson and Mrs. Swanson
Wednesday May 23, 9:35 to 10:55 a.m.: Ms. Maki, Mrs. O’Leary and Mrs. Grove
Wednesday May 23, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.: Mrs. Newman and Ms. Hicks
Thursday May 24, 9:35 to 10:55 a.m.: Mrs. Cashman, Mrs. Damman and Mrs. Nelson
Kindergarten field trip
Kindergarten classes will visit the Perkins family farm.
Monday May 21: Mrs. Dressen and Ms. Kelley
Tuesday May 22: Mrs. Fagerlund, Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Prigge
Wednesday May 23: Mrs. Otterness and Mrs. Prahl
Thursday May 24: Mrs. McDonnell, Ms. Pumper and Mrs. Tepley-Mahn.
The children made a large pocket with a flower growing out of it.
Kindergarten sneak peek
Next year’s kindergartners and their parents are invited to visit Sunnyside Elementary from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday May 24.
Stop by the school office and get your free tickets to "It's Cool in the Furnace." The play will be May 25 at The Sheldon Theatre at 1 and 7 p.m. There will be a free-will offering collected at the door.
Students in grades 3-8 learned about chromatography from Jeff Strehlow and four students from St. Croix Lutheran High School of West St. Paul.
Thursday was the last day for Little Blessings Preschool. The children do have play practice May 24.
All-day class begins Monday May 21 and goes through June 1. Students had their last library day Monday with Mrs. Martin.
First-graders finished phonics for the year. Busy Bees are Joey Engel, Rachael Hernlem, Adam Dilks, Gina Pritchard, Aiden Roper, John Thompson, Ruby Bain, Joey Mason, Teagan Madden, Mackenzie Nelson, Cody Ryan and Nathan Shannon-Gross.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Students in Math 3 figured out how far they could go if they walked a million steps. Fifth-graders are learning about ratios. Reading group one is learning about Calamity Jane. Group two is reading a biography about Amelia Earhart.
Grades 6, 7, 8
Classes completed a response to a news article. Everyday Math 6 students worked on formulas for volume of prisms, cylinders and spheres. Transition Math calculated surface area and volume of a basketball, soccer ball, volleyball, softball, and handball. Algebra students learned the vertex form for quadratic equations and how to complete the square.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids 3’s
Classes are reading “Jump, Frog, Jump!” by Robert Kalan. They are making bubble wrap frog paintings. They will have the end of the year recognition ceremonies at the end of the week.
Colvill Kids mixed-ages
Classes are reading “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.” They are practicing for their end of the school program.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Students are reading “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come” by Nancy Carlson and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” by Jimmy Kennedy. They are talking about the letter Xx. They will have a picnic outside. Their end of the year program will be at 10:30 a.m. May 25.
May 25 is the last day of school for Colvill Kids Preschool classes.
Red Cottage Montessori
Children and their families will mark the end of school year with a celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday May 24. The final day is Friday.
Children used tie-dye materials and painted with natural brushes Friday. Next week they will paint ceramics and “bubble paint” the playground fence.