Alexander School

Cassie Oakes


With basketball season fast approaching, the school still has t-shirts and sweatshirts available.  Just call Brenda at 454-2623.  Let’s all show some school spirit!  Also a few of the basketball players still need to get their physicals in to the office to be eligible to play this season. 

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.  AES does go outside when the weather permits.   Also please make sure that they come with sneakers or other footwear to wear inside the building other than boots.

AES still has some home grown garlic for sale.  It is so tasty. Make sure you get yours.  $3.00 a bag, see Brenda in the office during school hours.

Ms. Sara visited AES on Tuesday. 2nd and 3rd Grade learned about circus fruits.  Ms. Sara read the class a book about a boy and an orange.  The students had a chance to try lemons, oranges, grapefruit and pumellos.  Needless to say the faces on the students was way too funny!  Kindergarten and 1st grade were special guests of 2nd and 3rd grade.  Some students discovered that they really love lemons and grapefruit, while others were shocked that the two fruits were very sour!

In a few short weeks grades 3-8 will be doing State Testing.  This is a great time for parents to go over homework and read with their children.  Please, remember that a good nights sleep is so important to your children.  Sending a snack if possible to School is a good thing also.

The 100th day of school is fast approaching, keep your eyes open for pictures and details of what pre-k-3rd Grade do for the day!  

Also, Valentine’s Day is not far away. Watch for your class list or call your teacher and see what you can do to help out.  

If you have a special talent and would like to share it with the school, please call 454-2623.  AES would love to have some parents and community members come in!

A list of things that AES is looking for besides the Box Tops for Education and old cell phones, can tabs, and empty ink cartridges would be empty shoe boxes for up coming projects.

This week Grades 4-8 visited the Library and Thursday a few students opted to use the Library as a Study Hall while others opted for Word Searches, Follow the Direction Papers, Snow Flake making, Build a Snowman Dice Game or just some drawing.  Grades 2 and 3 signed out new books this week with the 2nd graders excited about their newly assigned book reports.  They heard the story “Andrew Henry’s Meadow” by Doris Burns which is an oldie but goodie and considered a library treasure at the ripe old age of 52, proving never to picture books by its cover.  After hearing the story the students heard that not all book reports are the same.  Some times a teacher wants a summary or perhaps a work up on the characters or perhaps just your review of the story.  But there is also the fact that you may be assigned a book report project.  This particular story is about children who make a village of houses that suit each individual’s personality.  So after much discussion it was decided that as a class they would do a Book Report Project with the story and went home with some ideas to mull over and bring back to the Library next week.

Pre-k students came to the library as always full of excitement and energy.  After signing out some books, they played a puzzle game about animals and their habits before hearing two stories, “Penguins Big Hill” by Dana Regan and “Penguins to the Rescue” by Tony Miton.  After hearing the story they made their own penguin story using sequencing pictures, each student had a chance to tell their own version of their paper.  

The kindergarten class and 1st graders had a great time picking out books, and cookbooks have recently become a favorite of many of the students.  They heard the story “Snow Friends” by M. Christine Butler and Tina MacNaughton.  After listening to their story they made snowman puppets.