School notesFrom the Nov. 10, 2012, print edition.
Red Wing High School
Second quarter starts Monday Nov. 12. Eighth- and ninth-graders in Academy courses will change teachers at the change of quarter.
Students will be released at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15 due to conferences at the elementary and middle schools. Conferences for the high school were in October.
Thank you to all of the community members who have donated books for the RWHS book drive. We are still in need of additional books.
Twin Bluff Middle School
Students of the month
Students of the month for November are Courtney Colwell and Phu Tran in grade 5, Emily Hart and Nadia Sigler in grade 6 and Jaycee Gilbertson and Marissa Kelly, grade 7.
Parent Advisory Committee will meet Nov. 12.
Parent teacher conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be 1:15 to 7:15 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 15. Students will be dismissed both days at 12:25 p.m.
3M Wizard presentation
Fifth-grade students will have a 3M Wizard presentation Nov. 14.
Burnside Elementary School
The children played games in the gym. They wore their costumes and played Halloween Bingo.
The Burnside book fair will be Nov. 12 to 15. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Elementary PAC runs the book fair and proceeds benefit Burnside students.
Students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 13 and Thursday Nov. 15 due to conferences, which will run 2 to 8 p.m. each day.
The fundraiser delivery will be 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 14 in the cafeteria. Please make sure you are able to come between these times to pick up your items.
Meetings for parents of Title 1 students will be Tuesday Nov. 13 and Thursday Nov. 15. Meetings will be at 5 p.m. at Burnside and 6:30 p.m. at Sunnyside both days.
On Wednesday Nov. 14, all students will attend an anti-bullying assembly presented by McRooney Entertainment. Students will learn ideas and strategies to combat bullying.
On Tuesday Nov. 13 and Thursday Nov. 15 the Red Wing Fire Department will visit Burnside to talk to all students about fire safety.
Second-grade art students are learning how to make a tile out of clay. They will add an animal in relief design before firing and glazing it.
Third-graders are learning about the structure of trees. They are making birch trees with a painted warm and cool color background and they will draw winter deciduous trees next.
Fourth-graders are learning about the Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti people in Ghana, Africa. They are using their art as inspiration for their own symbol to be printed onto cloth.
Burnside media classes will be participating in the Maud Hart Lovelace Award program. This is a voluntary activity where students in grades 3 and 4 vote for their favorite Maud Hart Lovelace book. The student needs to read and report on at least three of the books to vote. Information will be sent home soon.
Sunnyside Elementary School
On Nov. 7, there were 34 students who participated in the Sunnyside Sneaker program. This week’s winners: Lexi Adamson, Mrs. Swanson’s first-grade and Collin Woodcock, Ms. Dressen’s first grade.
Scheduled for Tuesday Nov. 13 and Thursday Nov. 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. Students will be released from school both days at 1:30 p.m.
Scholastic book fair
The book fair will be in the art room at the following times:
Nov. 12-16 — 8 to 9 a.m.
Nov. 12/14 — 3 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 13/15 — 1 to 8 p.m.
The Parent Advisory Council’s fundraiser, Clubs Choice, will be delivered from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 14 in the large gym.
The children made scarecrows. They played a competitive game of three pin, with the girls vs. the boys.
Red Cottage Montessori
Red Cottage enjoyed a calm week after the hectic week of Halloween. Children are making jumps in their learning: the 3-year-olds are hearing sounds in words, many of the 4-year-olds are now not only writing, but reading, too. They love reading phonetic booklets, word cards and short stories to the younger children. Many of the 5-year-olds are reading anything they come across.
The language explosion is truly upon us. Wherever you go in the classroom, you hear children sounding out words.
Extended day children discussed the word “veteran” and why we have a holiday in honor of veterans. We also began discussing the origin of the first Thanksgiving. The extended day children also taught the half-day children the “Song of Thanks” that they sing daily at lunch.
4-5 Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness
Sandy’s class this week is exploring transportation by graphing how the children travel to school and how families go on vacations. Many stories about trains, planes along with community transportation were read. Making a shape train and blasting off to space was enjoyed by all.
3-4 Discovery Preschool
Melody and Shari’s class was introduced to the letter “Tt.” The story “Train, Train, Train” was read as they explored transportation this week. Children are being challenged with our Second Step training of “Same and Different” as we grow together.
Under the Rainbow
Karmen’s Preschool 1 class talked about Halloween and some safety tips for trick-or-treating. They learned about the color black, letter “Ee,” the number 4, and circles. The children wore their costumes and went from room to room trick-or-treating with their bags they decorated. They carved a pumpkin, went on a ghost hunt and made candy corn hand prints.
MaryAnn’s Preschool 2 class loved the Halloween books they read, such as, “I am Not Scared,” “Two Little Witches, Say Boo,” and “The Halloween Party.”
They worked on the letter “Hh” and the number 3. They had a great time dressing up and going room to room trick-or-treating.
Laurie’s Jumpstart class read many books about Halloween. Children experienced sorting games and Halloween patterns. They made slime boo mix and played a ghost boo game. For art, they made leaf ghosts, ghost feet and candy corn art.
The class was able to dress up on Halloween and went to visit their friends at Deer Crest. The residents were able to see all the children’s costumes and give out candy to them.
Colvill Family Center
Colvill Kids Threes
Miss Katie’s classes will read “My Many Colored Days” by Dr. Seuss. They will discuss different emotions and create a classroom book. They will go on a color hunt as well as will meet and learn about Tucker Turtle.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Miss Lila’s classes will talk about space this week. They will read “There’s No Place Like Space” by Tish Rabe, make rockets out of shapes and talk about what they would bring to space in their suitcases if they went.
Colvill Kids Fours
Miss Catie’s classes will read “Will You Be My Friend?” by Eric Carle. They will review letters they have already talked about.
Colvill Kids conferences will be Nov. 12 (evening only), 13 and 14. There will no Colvill Kids classes Nov. 13 and 14. Head Start and Early Children Family Education will have class.
Picture retakes will be Friday Nov. 16.
Registrations are being accepted for session 2 of Spanish Enrichment 101. This Spanish class is for
3-, 4- and 5-year olds. Session 2 begins Nov. 27. Space is limited. Contact Colvill at 651-385-8000 to register.