Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gingerbread Cookie Hunt

We went to the cafeteria to get our gingerbread cookies on Friday and our cookies were missing.  We searched throughout the school and asked everyone if they had seen our cookies.  Finally, Mr. Berry found our cookies and brought them back to us.  What an adventure!  By the way, our cookies tasted delicious.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Double Recess Day

Our entire school earned Double Recess Day on Friday.  It was a celebration of our positive behavior.  Kindergarten scholars were thrilled to spend extra time outside playing with friends.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fourth Grade Buddies

Over the last few years kindergarten classes have "buddied up" with fourth grade classes in our school.  The buddy classes get together throughout the year for a variety of activities.  Classes may hike, play games, read, work on projects together, etc.  This gives younger and older scholars a chance to build relationships and work together.  It is a wonderful learning opportunity for everyone.  We are excited to be buddies with Ms. Senning's fourth grade class this year.  This past week we went for a walk and explored the school garden together.  We enjoyed all the fragrant smells of the garden.  Our classes even attended an assembly together to review assembly rules.  We look forward to getting together with our buddies again.






Friday, September 20, 2013

Open House

Dear Families,
          It was wonderful to see so many families at Open House last night.  Thank you for attending.  Students have been excited for days to show you their classroom and school.  They loved being your "tour guides" and showing you all the work they have done, as well as all the people they know in our school.  I appreciate your coming to our special evening and supporting our young scholars. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Open House & RES Fun Run

Notes from our FOCUS group:

Open House Dinner and Bake Sale
Farm to School will be sponsoring a pasta dinner at the RES Open House.  Families are invited to join this community event in the cafeteria from 5:15 - 6pm on both evenings.  Having dinner at school is a chance to check out the cafeteria AND avoid cooking on this busy evening! Dinner will be  $5 per person or $20 max per family and the funds raised will support our Farm to School organization.  The dinner menu includes pasta with several sauce choices, salad and bread!  Treats will also be on sale, sponsored by FOCUS!

FOCUS is sponsoring a FUN RUN on Saturday September 28th!  Join the community for a fun morning of exercise and  fun as we race around Volunteers Green!  Races include a Kids 1/2 mile obstacle course, and a 5K / 5K relay! Early registration guarantees a t-shirt for 5K runners and a discount for the kid course. More information is available on the school blog, or sign up here:

Farm to School Message

Harvest Festival (hosted by RES Farm to School)
Saturday, November 9
11:00am to 3:00pm
Monitor Barn

If anyone is interested in helping out they can contact Amy Gifford at

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Crazy Hair Day

Friday was Crazy Hair Day in our school.  We celebrated the positive behavior of all the scholars in our school.  Here are a few pictures of our crazy hair.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kindergarten Geologists

Our Geology unit really does rock!  Our class has been collecting rocks from a variety of places. We dug up rocks in the field between Camel's Hump Middle School and our school. We even found rocks in the school garden and on our playground. We have been comparing rocks looking for similarities and differences. Kindergarten scholars are fascinated by rocks.  They are making many observations and discoveries about rocks.