Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

 

There will be no adult volleyball until further notice.

There will be an early release on Thursday, December 22nd.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15.

AES will return to school after Christmas Vacation on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

Don’t forget about the Alexander School Website at  www.alexanderelementary.org.  There are some resources available on this page.

Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather.  

If your child wears boots to school, please make sure to send a pair of sneakers to change into for gym class.

The school still has organically grown garlic for sale at $3.00 a bag.

Do you want to submit photos to the AES yearbook? Here is how you can submit photos online:

Go to http:/images memorybooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 407243591. Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.  The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.  AES cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

For any student that used to attend AES, the Alumni Basketball Game will be Monday, December 26th, starting with the girls’ game at 11:00 a.m.  All funds raised for this event go to the Alexander/Crawford Scholarship Fund.  The fee to watch the Game is $1.00.  Concessions are available.  For more information contact Jordan Ayers.

Ms. Sarah returned to AES on December 16th.  She read “The Boy Who Loved Broccoli” by Sarah Creigton.  She then passed out broccoli for the students to try.  She also introduced artichokes.  She used canned ones as they are quick and easy to use.  But she brought in a fresh one to show the students what it looked like.  Everyone in grades 2 and 3 tried both, with a mixture of likes and dislikes.  She left the class with a broccoli recipe and a calendar to track what they have tried new or what fruit and/or veggie they eat each day.  She also went over Mrs. Hill’s plate, explaining what each section of the plate covers, such as proteins, grains, dairy and fruits and veggies, as well as starches.  Ms. Sarah gave several things for the students to classify.  It was a great visit.  AES looks forward to seeing her in January.

Tuesday, December 13th was a crazy mixed-up library time for grades 4-8.  Their morning schedule was turned upside down, so they arrived to the library a little bit early and then headed back to class for practice with Mrs. Ellie Sanford and the chimes, then those not in chorus popped back into the library.  Some kids opted for a study hall, others chose to do a little Christmas activities, like word puzzles, hide and seek Christmas puzzles and the Christmas dot square game.  After lunch 2nd and 3rd graders came down to sign out books.  After everyone had found just the perfect title students played a silly follow the direction game. While in the library they also worked on the Hide and Seek Christmas Puzzle.  

Wednesday, the 14th of December was a busy day in the library.  Due to the weather there was an hour delay.  The pre-k class came down bright and early and was full of excitement about the new snow and upcoming holiday.  They heard the story “Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear” by Don and Audrey Wood.  Students colored pictures of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, though not all of the pictures had noses.  They then made reindeer antler hats and played a reindeer game called the “Reindeer Pokey”  along with the singing of “I Wish I Was a Rubber Reindeer”  The 1st and 2nd graders came down after lunch will all the same activities, plus the bonus of extra Library books to sign out.  The students usually have a walking routine in the hall, but on this particular day it was decided that if they could be quiet little reindeer they could reindeer down the hall, did you know that reindeer hop?

Thursday was a fun but hectic day in the library, which was abbreviated due to healthy snack lady’s visit and practice of the chimes with Mrs. Sanford.  But a few students did pop in to return books and stay for a few minutes to say hello and play a strategic game of Dots.