***Mr. Leonald is offering up another drop in basketball opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students this Thursday in the gym before school from 8:10am-8:40am for both girls and boys.
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 & Thursday, Dec. 12 : Annual Kreger play!!
- Tuesday, the 10th - 2:15.
- Thursday the 12th - 2:15 and 7pm.
- Thursday, Dec. 12, 10:30-11:30 : "Hours of Code" in Pryce's Class
- Due to the Tappan Choir and Orchestra concert, the 4th grade Share Day is changed to Thursday, Dec. 19.
- Dec. 17 - 20 : Music Class Share Days
- Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 : Winter Break
- Monday, Jan. 6 : School Resumes
- Thursday, Jan. 16 : PTO Meeting, 7 pm
- Monday, Jan. 20 : No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
***Friday Hockey : from 8:10-8:40am, 4th and 5th grade students only. ---
***"Hour of Code" in Mrs. Pryce's Class
Google, Facebook, and other companies are sponsoring a national program to interest kids in developing computer programming skills. This program, "the hour of code" http://csedweek.org is an online program where kids work through a simple tutorial for 1 hour. If you have coding skills or are computer savvy, let us know if you can help chaperone the kids through the tutorial.
***Share days Information
Share days are designated days during music class that a child may sing, dance or play an instrument.
K - Fri., Dec. 20 1st - Wed., Dec. 18
1st/2nd - Wed., Dec. 18 2nd - Thurs., Dec. 19
3rd - Thurs., Dec. 19 3rd/4th - Thurs., Dec. 19
4th - Thurs., Dec. 19 4th/5th - Tues., Dec. 17
5th - Tues., Dec. 17
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Weekly News from Your Principal, 12/9/2013
Dear Burns Park Family,
I'm passing along a link to the message from President Obama kicking off Computer Science Education week. To quote our President; “Don’t just buy a new video game, make one. Don’t just download the latest app, help design it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it.”
I was sent out to the market this afternoon with a short list. As I was loading groceries into the car I heard a familiar and beloved voice from Ms. Chappius’ class calling “Mr. Hatt, Mr. Hatt” and running my way for a hug.
Bumping into (literally) my young friend caused me to remember a similar conversation more than twenty years ago when a first grade student from my own class rounded the corner of the produce section and saw me weighing the merits of various avocados. “Mr. Hatt, he said, “You’re in Kroger’s”! His eyes couldn’t have been wider nor his tone of voice more full of reverence and wonder.
Not expecting to see me while shopping with their family, each student seemed surprised and delighted to find their world so extended and connected. They were seeing their principal or teacher in a different context and finding themselves to be part of a bigger world.
I was thinking about that a little bit more on my long and snowy dog walk. What is the context for our students at Burns Park Elementary School and what assurances do we seek to build for them here?
As part of their strong foundation in our core curriculum and identity and agency as a learner, we hope that each of our children is known by name, and that each day they feel a palpable sense of being welcomed and valued.
We hope that each child is affirmed in the knowledge that their hard work and effort will translate into good things for them and the people around them and we want each child to experience input and voice in shaping our daily school life and their learning environment.
I look forward to another week working with you and with our children, putting those hopes into kind words and patient actions. I also look forward to seeing all of you at school or around town and exchanging greetings whenever we get a chance.
According to the weather forecast it looks like we’re thumbs up for outdoor recess all week long (yay!). Here’s a friendly reminder to make sure that students come with warm coats, hats, and gloves. If your child forgets or loses track we have a healthy supply of mittens and hats available during lunch recess. Also, there are a lot of very nice items, which may be yours, in the lost and found on the second floor, just outside the gymnasium entrance.
A few business items.....
This Tuesday I will be out of the building and attending district meetings.
I’m looking forward to joining with Ms. Pryce’s class for the Hour of Code event on Thursday morning and attending Ms. Kreger’s class play on Thursday evening in the auditorium.
Have a great week!