Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

Hot off the AES Friday announcement presses.Basketball season is upon us before too long, so please make sure your child’s physical is up to date.

January 16th is a holiday, Martin Luther King Day and there will be no school. January 20th is an early release for AES.

AES still saves Box Tops for Education, empty ink cartridges, old cell phones and i-pads, tablets.  You may drop them off at AES during school hours or at Randy’s Variety.

The students in Mrs. Hill’s 2nd and 3rd-grade classroom are in need of shoe boxes.

Don’t forget to come to school dressed for outside as whenever possible the students will have outside recess.  Also please remember to bring alternative footwear for inside the building if your child is wearing boots. 

At the library: On Tuesday, the first day back from vacation, grades 4-8 returned books and checked out new titles to get right back on track for upcoming book reports.  While in the library, there was a bit of socializing and catching up.  Later in the day grades 2 and 3 popped in and found some new books to read, heard the story “Mrs. Toggle’s Zipper” by Robin Pulver and then wrote about their favorite part and illustrated it.  On Wednesday it was time for the youngest AES students to visit the library.  Pre-K was excited to tell about what they did on vacation.  While they were in transition, they read a Big Book, “Cookie’s Week” by Cindy Ward.  They then looked at two versions of “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs, one with words and one without words.  Realizing they could make up their own stories and that could be fun too.  They then did an art project using shapes to make a snowman.  Kindergarten and grade 1 came after lunch, they too checked out books, talked about their vacation, heard the story “The Biggest Snowman” by Margery Cuyler and made a snowman art project.  Both groups on Tuesday learned a song “One There Was A Snowman.”