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The Countdown Begins: Fourteen Days Until Summer

The 2011-12 school year is wrapping up very quickly.  The teachers feel like they are racing to keep up with all the activities, assessments, teaching units and more.

Our 5th graders have a big week ahead at Camp Pinewood.  This is the culminating celebratory activity that takes place at the end of their elementary experience.  Please follow your child’s class blog for announcements about grade level events that will take place during these final few days.

Our final day of school is June 8.  Dismissal is at 1 pm.  The children will eat lunch at school and then board the busses for home.

Report cards will be mailed to your home address.  These should arrive on Monday or Tuesday the following week.

Here’s to a warm, sunshiny week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan

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Check out my camp video!

DSC05908It’s me, Matthew Lawrence again.  Principal of the Day.  I created this video of camp activities to share with you.  Mrs. Reagan took the pictures.  I imported them to animoto.  I also created two videos that show how a trust activity at Camp Pinewood looks like.  It took us a while to figure out how to import theses.


There are also 2 videos of a trust activity: GROUP 1 (first try)

This is 2nd video –a more trustful group.


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Friday update from Mr. Lawrence

I would like to introduce myself.My name is Matthew Lawrence and I won principal for half the day. I was the top bidder for the silent auction for this item.  (THANKS MOM AND DAD!)

Please know that the fourth graders got of on their field trip. Because of the rain we had to make arrangements for them to go to a Youth Group Activity Center at Christ Memorial Church.  It was a crazy start to the day, but we all worked together to figure it out.

Mrs. Reagan had me introduce myself to the school at 9:15.  I used the school intercom service for this.  I signed all the purchase requisitions, uploaded camp photos (Mrs. Reagan visited yesterday) and learned how to use the 2 way radio.

At 10:10, I called into Miss VanArkel’s classroom to call a 1o minute indoor recess.  I figured that if I am a third grader in this room and the principal, that the class should have some fun, too.

I have to now go to put postings for new teaching positions on the staff board.  None of these are for our school, but they have to be posted at all the schools.

Have a good day and Happy Friday!

Mr.  Lawrence

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Weekly Events, 5-18-09

Week 35 and Last 5 Day Week
(Days remaining of school: 11)

Mon 5/18 Day 3
Happy Monday!
The British Student Teachers Arrive From Liverpool, England
Hair Cutting Assembly:  Covering Young Heads & Hearts at 2:30 in MPR

Tues 5/19 Day 1
Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm

Wed  5/20 Day 2
Staff Tea
5th Grade Camp

Thurs 5/21 Day 3
5th Grade Camp

Friday 5/22  Day 1
5th Grade Camp


A Few Upcoming Events
5/28   Final Day ECSE
6/1  5th Grade Celebration
6/2  4th & 5th Field Day:  BMS (Stadium)
6/4  Final Day of School – Dismissal at 1 pm  (Lunch at School)