Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

Boys Basketball Practice at AES for next week will take place on Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th, from 2:30-4:00 both days.  Please make sure to send a note with your child to School if they are staying for practices. All practice schedules will come home on Friday announcements.

Sports physicals will be due by Monday, February 8th for all students hoping to play basketball this season.

The first game is a home game with Princeton on Thursday, February 11th.  The girl’s game starts at 5:30, with the boys playing at 6:30.  You should be at AES prior to games starting.

AES will be looking for parents to help run concessions during the games.  Please make sure to sign up for a game or two if you can help.  AES will be looking for donation items to sell at the concession stand as well.  The concession stand is the only fundraiser for sports besides selling t-shirts and sweatshirts. The new design will be available for purchase soon.  Please contact the school secretary Brenda McDonough if you have any questions.

There will be a math and reading night on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 6:00-7:00.  Stay tuned for more information.

Mark your calendars for February vacation which is February 15th-19th.

Mrs. Hill’s 2nd and 3rd grade classroom is looking for shoe boxes.

Library news for this week included the reading of “Splat the Cat Blow Snow Blow” by Ron Scotton with the Kindergarten and 1st Graders.  Mrs. Pollock joined the students in the library this week and they had a great time showing her the library rules and the wonderful books they chose.  The group also did their own illustrations of this story. 

The Pre-Schoolers enjoyed playing a directional game, hearing the story “We Are Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen.  They also colored a bear picture and worked on two piece puzzles about animal’s, homes and opposites.

The 2nd and 3rd graders worked on finishing their project from the previous week on the book “If You Take a Mouse to School” by Laura Numeroff.

The 4th, 5th and 6th graders continued your work on the Recommended Children’s Book Project.  This week most of the reviews were completed and the poster work began.

Grades 7 and 8 enjoyed a day of a brain teasing game “Left Center Right” which in the heat of the moment got some of the players confused at times. 

All the classes spent time picking new books and reading.  Library Art Work can be seen in the halls of AES.