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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spring Photos March 4th & 5th

Spring Photos will be taken on Wednesday March 4th for grades Pre-k through 3rd. Grades 4-8 will be on Thursday, March 5th. Group photos of each homeroom will also be made on these days. The background for the photos is show above. Mr. Joel Poston, our school photographer, is still working on the exact placement of the plants and such. He will be taking 2 poses of each student this year. His suggestion is to wear solid colored clothing for the best photograph. Also a reminder that in this photo you will see the entire body, so that may influence what you wear. Even your shoes will show!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Energized Guyz

The Energized Guyz visited our school today. Sponsored by TVA and the National Theatre for Children, they presented a skit on saving energy. Students enjoyed the actors antics and learned about resources and saving energy. The Energized Guyz got a great round of applause and are welcome back anytime!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our Safe Place

When the skies begin to look like this... we all go to our safe places in the hallways. Remember that our hallways on both wings of our school are designed to withstand high winds with thick concrete walls.
Some kindergartners got in some coloring time!

We stayed about 45 minutes until the storm was over and then we went back to our 6th period class.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Candy, Flowers, and Balloons, Oh My!

Monday February 16th

Monday, February 16th is Staff Development. Teachers come to school, but students do not. They may stay at home and celebrate President's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

At the Book Fair

Don't forget! Books make great Valentine gifts and Miss Cross will put a valentine on your purchase and tie a bow around it. Then, it will be delivered to your child on Friday when all the Valentine gifts arrive.
My pick today is this classic children's book. If your child does not have a copy in their library, it is only 4.99 plus tax at the book fair. This book is a science lesson about how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it's a counting book and you can learn the days of the week from it. It's short, it's simple and the illustrations are colorful and bold! And because it was one of my youngest daughter's favorite books when she was a little girl--I can read it without looking!!

My Favorite Boy

Got this nice Valentine from my favorite boy today--just wanted to share!
Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

DARE Essay State Winner

The whole school is mighty proud of Shelby C. whose DARE essay from last year won 3rd place in the state contest. She read it to the student body after the fifth grade program and her DARE instructor, Officer Smith presented her with a cap, a jacket, a CD and a plaque. Way to go Shelby!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Books make Great Valentine Gifts

Miss Cross would like to remind everyone that Valentine's Day is coming soon and books would be the perfect gift. Here are just a few of the titles that you can choose from at the K-8 book fair. So come in today and buy something that will last and help the school too!
If you would like to come by and purchase a book, Miss Cross will put a Valentine Card on the book telling who it is from and hold it to be delivered to your child on February 13th when all the other Valentine gifts arrive!

Caught These 5th Graders Practicing

Thursday, February 5, 2009

At the Book Fair

This has been a popular book with the students. The 39 Clues is a series of books about the Cahills. They are suppose to be the most powerful family the world has ever known. The family is in a race to find clues that have been hidden around the world. You can log on the internet and participate. Here's what the website says to do:

To find the 39 Clues:

Read the Books – Each 39 Clues book unlocks one Clue.

Collect the Cards – Game cards help reveal Clues.

Play the Game – Find Clues through online missions.

Win the Prizes – Play and you could be eligible to win prizes! The Grand Prize is $10,000.

The first two books of the series are at the book fair. Seven more books are planned and will become available between now and September 2010.

Learn more by visiting here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


School is closing for the day( Feb. 3). The buses are beginning to run right now!

Looking for Winter Ball Photos

I did not get to attend the Winter Ball last Friday, so if someone has some good photos I can use in the yearbook or post here just e-mail them to gibsond2@k12tn.net.

Book Fair Finds

While the book fair is here, I will try to feature a book fair find each day. Here's a book called Everything But the Kitchen Sink. It's a special value at only three dollars. There are 112 pages of food trivia, a few recipes and experiments and even a puzzle. If you enjoy weird facts such as the name of the first bubble gum ever sold was Blibber-Blubber, this is the book for you!