Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

AES will be having home basketball games against Beatrice Rafferty on Friday, March 18th, The girls’ game will start at 5:30 with the boys’ game to follow.  Parents are needed to help with concessions.  If you can help, please let Mrs. McDonough know.  There are also basketball games on March 23rd when AES will host Perry, and again on March 25th when AES will travel to Eastport.

The 8th graders are selling tickets for $1 each on a size large AES Panthers jacket.  The class also has tickets on two Easter baskets for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

It is that time of year again.  The Alexander Relay for Life Team will be holding its annual yard sale on April 16th.  If you wish to donate items, please don’t hesitate to contact BJ Wallace at 454-7258, Brenda McDonough at 214-8879, Emma Hill at 454-3751 or Lesliann Barnard at 454-0699.

There is going to be a Hat Day on Friday, March 18th to support the Relay for Life team.  The cost is fifty cents.  

On to the Library News: This week during library time, it was chock block full.  Besides checking out books, grades 4, 5 and 6 had a great time playing the old word game Hangman!  It was great fun, working on vocabulary, spelling and word deciphering.  

Grades 7 and 8 have a broken library time as some of the students are in and out for band.  But while in the library, they spent their time finding books, playing Dots, books, reading and the last of the Mandala’s were finished.  

The 2nd and 3rd grade students also picked new books for the week, spent some time reading to make sure they got just what they needed, not too hard, too easy or too boring.  The second grade arrived a few minutes before the third graders so they also got to play Hangman and had great fun remembering that vowels help to solve puzzles.  

Then they went on to hear the story of Andy and the Lion, a real library treasure written by James Daugherty and first published in 1938.  After a quick math problem, the kids found out the book was 78 years old, which was even older than Rhonda and Mrs. McVicar.  After the story, the kids began to work on a Lion Packet. 

Next in the week came the first graders who also heard the same story as well as a story called The Lion and the Mouse by Beverley Randall.  The students compared the two books and did a lion paper where they drew in the lion’s face.  


Last but not least for the week were the pre-K and kindergarten classes who also heard both of those stories and did the same lion paper. They also got to sing that old favorite “Where is Thumbkin.”  It was another full and productive week at AES in the library!