Alexander Elem. News

Cassie Oakes

AES Library is still a hub of activity.  The 7th and 8th graders have begun work on a project that they will be displaying later in the school year.  The 4th, 5th and 6th graders worked on a beautiful fall design as did the 3rd and 4th graders.  1st Graders worked on a follow the directions paper and did a great job and the Kindergarteners and Pre-K class got to do some finger painting with Rhonda, Mrs. Sanford and Mrs. McVicar.  This week the story was the “Fall Leaf Project”, the younger half of the building also learned a really fun song, “Leaves are Falling”.  Of course, always the main event in library is looking for just the right book whether it be about an animal, a Fire Fighter or a Halloween story.  

This was the first week for the band teacher to come to AES. There was a great bit of excitement throughout the building as the music began to flow.  Band is for grades 4 thru 8 and the younger students are already looking forward to the day that they will be old enough to join in.

On Friday, October 16th the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department will be visiting the Alexander School for a mock fire drill response and fire safety activities.  During a routine fire drill, AFD will be arriving with a fire engine and an ambulance using emergency lights and sirens.  This annual activity is designed to demonstrate to students what a real fire response would be like at the school.  Students will participate in fire safety activities including practicing dialing 9-1-1, stop, drop and roll, feeling doorways for heat and crawling safely on the floor.  AES is also expecting a special visit from Sparky the Dog.

Please remind your children to sign up the day before if they want the hot choice of breakfast.

Don’t forget about the upcoming Craft Fair, which will be on Saturday, October 24th from 9:00-2:00 at the Alexander Elementary School.  To reserve a space, call AES at 454-2623 during school hours.

All students are asked to bring clothes for colder weather.  If students wish to wear boots to school, they are asked to bring a pair of shoes/sneakers to change into during the school day.  Students will not be able to participate in outside activities if they are not dressed accordingly for the weather.

On October 16th, AES will have a guest speaker giving presentations to the entire school.

There will be a school field trip to Leonard’s Mill in Eddington on October 23rd.  There will be no 4 year olds on this day.