School notesFrom the Sept. 8, 2012, print edition.
Parent Advisory Council to meet
The Elementary Parent Advisory Council meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 14 at in the Sunnyside library.
Grade 1 curriculum
Curriculum meetings for all parents or guardians of first-grade students will be held in your child’s classroom from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 11.
The recess leaders at Burnside have been working on building relationships and routines through positive language using the Burnside Learner’s Way, which reads:
“As a member of our Burnside learning community, I know my choices affect myself, others, and our earth. I pledge to follow our school and classroom rules: 1. I work wisely. 2. I am polite and kind. 3. I am patient with others. 4. I am a team player. 5. I move and play safely. 6. I take care of Burnside School. 7. I will be the best that I can be!”
Hopes and dreams
During the first few weeks of school, all Burnside students are working on developing their hopes and dreams (goals) for the school year. After they have developed their hopes and dreams they will be displayed in the classroom along with their parents’ hopes and dreams.
Local artist Dan Wiemer’s agate collection is on display in the school lobby. This display ties in with the book “Agate” about a moose who doesn’t think he is as good as his more colorful friends. All students the read the book and met Dan Wiemer last week.
Students will start the “Burnside Trailblazer” walking program next week. The program is designed to give students more options during recess. Each student is given a punch card, and for every lap they complete, they get one punch.
Once the card is filled out after 21 laps, their name is put on the “Burnside Trailblazer Wall of Fame” and announced on the Burnside News. The students will get prizes depending on how many cards they turn in.
Red Cottage Montessori
The new children of Red Cottage have spent the week getting comfortable and confident in their new classroom environment. Basic skills have been acquired such as rolling working mats, walking with trays, carrying water in a pitcher and moving mindfully about the room. With these skills, the children are beginning to use pursue real Montessori work such as window washing, water pouring and using the pink tower and cylinder blocks. We look forward to seeing returning students Monday!