School NotesTaken from the March 9, 2013 print edition.
Red Wing High School
RWHS will hold parent/teacher/student conferences from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday March 12 in the Courtyard Café. Students are encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian. Mid-quarter grades will be available at that time.
Please enter the building through door #0 and remember that parking is not allowed in the circle. Students will have a full day of school on this day.
Explore and PLAN test results
Jill Rivard, district assessment coordinator, will offer a session to parents on how to read and interpret the Explore and PLAN tests results for students in grades 8 and 10, respectively. The session will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday March 12 in the CFI.
Spring sports registration
Students who missed the spring sports registration meeting but would like to play a sport should see Mrs. Pasch in the principal’s office for the necessary forms.
On Wedenesday, 14 students participated in the Sunnyside Sneaker program. The winner was Casey Ward, from Ms. Gorski’s first-grade.
Parent Advisory Council
The PAC will meet March 12. Conferences will be 4 to 8 p.m. There is no early release. If your conference had been scheduled for the snow day (March 5), between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m., your child’s teacher will contact you to reschedule.
2013-14 kindergarten registration
The kindergarten registration process has moved to Sunnyside Elementary. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to register. We ask that you bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
Children had a busy week with the snow. They blazed new hiking trails along the creek and noticed how the rolls and bumps in the snow were actually fallen logs underneath. Children discovered that snow can stick to trees. When it falls, it makes its own type of “tracks.”
Inside our learning environment, Red Cottage children are preparing for spring. They are making a new paper chain and spring-colored mosaics to decorate our room for the up-coming spring celebration. They are learning a verse a day of “Over in the Meadow.” They hope to know the whole song by spring!
Extended-day children are learning new sewing stitches. Many are now using the embroidery stitch after they mastered the basic running stitch. The morning children learned three basic yoga poses: down dog, triangle and tree. They all agree that tree is the most difficult to balance, yet the most fun to do.
Twin Bluff Middle School
PAC meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday March 11.
St. John's School
No school Monday March 11.
Grades 6-8 will sing for the Lenten service March 13.
Pre-registration will be sent home next week for the 2013-14 school year. Paperwork is due April 3.
The eighth-grade boys had a good time at the opera of Hamlet Feb. 28.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes will read “Down by the Station” by Will Hillenbrand. To explore language through comparison, the children will compare long/short and fast/slow objects. They will sort vehicles using their "go fingers." “Go fingers” is part of the First Strokes strategies the school district uses to develop children’s fine motor skills.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Ms. Lila's class will be learning about frogs. The class will read "A Lost Button" from the book "Frog and Toad Are Friends" by Arnold Lobel. During the week, the children will sort buttons to work on developing math skills, put together the frog’s life cycle to expand their science knowledge and create a paper frog to work on their cutting and fine motor skills.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes will read “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. As part of early reading development, they will learn the letter “Ww” and the sound “W” makes with Willy Worm. They will create rainbow fish and display them on the classroom windows to develop pride in their own artwork and an appreciation for the work of others. The children are encouraged to wear blue for Blue Day Thursday or Friday.
Animals of the circus were a big part of the continued theme this week. Children learned the difference between a zebra and a prancing pony. They also got to act out lions and elephants. The stories this week were "Circus Train" by Carol and David Cutting and "Circus" by Mercer Mayer. The second step program gave direction on how to be a good listener. They learned that "eyes are for watching, ears are for listening, voice is quiet and bodies are calm.”
Spring was introduced this week, even though the snow fell. The concept of wind will be explored over the week working with a fan and making wind socks, kites and wind art. The letter Xx was introduced and children practiced on the writing tablets.
@schools:Under the Rainbow
Karmen’s 2-year-old friends’ topic was forests. They talked about daytime and nighttime, forests, trees and animals. During their group activities they practiced stop and go, up and down, and distinguishing between big and small. Art projects consisted of making a group forest scene, making rabbits and also making owls. They put yellow and green paint into baggies and to mix them to see what color it would make.
The 3-year-olds’ class learned about transportation. They read about planes, trains, boats and more. The items studied for school readiness were the following: orange, rectangle, eight, and Tt. They also practiced writing Tt and the number eight.
Laurie's Jumpstart Team
The children celebratED Dr. Seuss' Birthday. They read many books by Dr. Seuss. Friday for lunch, the children tried green eggs and ham just like the book. Art projects consisted of making a cat in the hat bowtie and red hat.