Just before the holiday, we teachers and staff were showered with appreciation from the PTO during Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you for the flowers, the food, and the well wishes. It made our week very special.
This Friday, please note students are welcome to wear their red Warrior T-shirts to help support the MS Girls’ Volleyball team in their efforts this weekend. We will also have our ACES activity on Friday at 9:30 AM. This is an annual event, sponsored by our PE Teachers: Mr. Kienhuis and Mr. Eleryk, with the goal of school-wide exercise.
Finally, please remember all students must be actively supervised after school. Students who are unsupervised on the playground, in the cafeteria, or in the hallways, will be sent to the aftercare program and fees for that service will apply.
Have a wonderful short week,
Friday, May 6: ACES (9:30 AM)
Monday, Wednesday, May 9-11:
Grade 4 away at “Green School”
Saturday, May 14:
PTO Community Yard Sale (9:00-12:00 PM)
Monday, May 16:
PYP Parent Meeting with the ES Principal A002 (8:45 AM)
Tuesday, May 17: ES Choir Concert (6:00 PM)
Saturday, May 21: PTO Spring Fair
Thursday, May 26: Holiday- NO School
Saturday, May 28: High School Graduation (Evening)
Friday, June 3: Elementary Field Day
Wednesday, June 15:
Last Day of School- Dismissal at 11:30
From the Elementary Counselor:
We want ASW to be a safe and nurturing place for your child. Recently, the fourth and fifth grade students were given a survey to help us obtain data of how safe and secure our students feel at school.
With this data we will have classroom lessons around bullying and conflict with peers, offering strategies to help them to resolve these issues appropriately.
A strong emphasis is on maintaining a caring environment at ASW, ensuring that each student is treated with kindness and respect. We are encouraging students who witness unkind behaviors, to not be a bystander, but to stand up for one another.
I encourage you to consult a free resource for parents called the Education.com Special Edition on Bullying at School and Online. This resource helps parents to take an active role in addressing bullying at school and online at http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/
ACES- From the ES PE Department
Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), is the signature program of the Youth Fitness Coalition, Inc. Project ACES was created by physical education teacher Len Saunders in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise. ACES take place in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week. It has been labelled as "the world's largest exercise class”. Since 1989, millions of children from all over the world participate in ACES to promote proper health and fitness habits. ASW elementary students will participate on Friday, May 6th at 9:30.
Grade 1 music concert,
Wednesday, May 11
1:45pm in the theater.
Dear Parents - we continue to have difficulties when students have to go to the cafeteria to get a snack before their activity. Cafeteria is VERY busy at this time of day and they always get back to the gym late, after their activity group has already gone. This creates anxiety for students as well as lot of logistical issues for the coordinator who needs to accompany the late students to different activities in different parts of the school. Therefore, PLEASE send an extra snack for your child on the days when he/she has an activity - students really DO NOT have time to go to the cafeteria! Also, please pick your child PROMPTLY at the end of the activity at 4:30!
Please see below the list of activities which still have available spaces in case you your child is on a waiting list and you wish to choose something else (up to the maximum of 2 seasonal activities per student):
ACTIVITIES STILL AVAILABLE:
MONDAY: Cooking Around the World, grades 3-5 - 1 spot became available
MONDAY: Chess Club, grades 3-5 - 1 spot became available
MONDAY: American Football, grades 3-5 - 3 more spots!
MONDAY: Painting Club, grades 3-5
MONDAY: Table Tennis, grades 4-5
MONDAY: Roots & Shoots, grades 1-5
TUESDAY: Swimming, grades 1-3 - 1 spot became available
TUESDAY: Kinder Club, grades PK-K - 1 last spot left!
TUESDAY: Tap Dance, grades 2-5
TUESDAY: Painting Is Fun, grades 1-2 - 4 more spots!
THURSDAY: Kinder Club, grades PK-K - 3 last spots left!
THURSDAY: Story Time, grades 1-3
FRIDAY: Latin Dance Moves, grades 4-5
You can sign up for these activities via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about Elementary After-School Activities please e-mail the coordinator Ms. Kusanovic: email@example.com