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Newsletter - 1-25-12

Newsletter - 1-25-12

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Scholarly  Times     Week  in  Review:    

Learn. Lead. Serve. Succeed!
1/23/12  –  1/26/12  

  The  Class  of  2028  has  been  working  on  the  sounds  for  ST  and  SW.  Our  sight   words  were  some  and  like.  We've  been  studying  nursery  rhymes  and  discussing   the  rhyming  words  we  hear  when  we  listen  to  stories,  songs,  and  nursery   rhymes.  We  took  our  Unit  9  test  on  capacity  in  math  and  began  learning  about   equal  sets  of  things.  In  science  we  learned  more  about  plants  -­‐-­‐  about  chlorophyll   and  photosynthesis;  and  we  even  planted  our  own  plant!  Next  week,  we'll  work   on  the  sounds  for  the  blends  TW  and  TR,  making  connections  to  texts,  equal  sets   and  numbers,  and  plants.  Our  new  sight  words  will  be:  him,  has,  two.  

Class  of  2028  (Kindergarten)  

In  literacy,  the  Class  of  2027  has  learned  how  to  identify  a  problem  and  a  solution   while  reading.  This  week  in  math,  scholars  continued  learning  about   measurement  of  capacity.    As  scientists,  scholars  conducted  several  experiments   on  different  types  of  soil.    Scholars  created  hypothesis  on  which  soil  would  be   best  for  planting.  Be  sure  to  ask  your  scholar  the  Wive  things  a  plant  needs  to   grow!    
 

Class  of  2027  (First  Grade)    

  Scholars  in  all  the  colleges  have  been   working  on  giving  feedback  to  each   other  by  writing  their  thoughts  and  next   steps  on  post-­‐its.  Learning  to  critique   another  scholars  work  in  art  helps  us  to   improve  so  that  we  can  create  college   quality  masterpieces.  If  you  would  like   to  see  some  examples  of  college  quality   masterpieces,  stop  by  the  art  room  and   check  out  the  Alma  Gallery  located  on   the  back  wall  of  the  room!  

Art  

“The  farmer  produces  the  wheat.  The  pasta  factory  makes  the  pasta.  The   consumer  buys  the  pasta  and  eats  it  at  home.”  This  is  how  one  2026  scholar   described  the  producer-­‐consumer  relationship  for  pasta.  This  week  the  class  of   2026  has  been  learning  about  commerce.  Scholars  can  now  identify  goods  and   services  that  exist  the  New  Bedford  community  and  identify  producers,   consumers,  products,  and  their  relationship  between  each  other.    This  weekend,   ask  your  scholar  to  identify  goods  and  services  in  your  neighborhood.    

Class  of  2026  (Second  Grade)    

 

Parent  Council  Updates  

There  is  a  new  Parent  Council  Facebook   Group,  “AdM  parents  page.”  There  is   also  a  parent  comment  box  that  will  be   located  in  the  Main  OfWice  for   suggestions  for  Parent  Council  events,   fundraisers,  etc.    The  next  meeting  will   be  on  February  7  at  6:00  PM.  

Alma  Attendance  this  Quarter:  97%  
Due  to  the  fact  that  the  copier  is  still  broken,  Parent  Conference  appointment  slots  will  go  home  on  Monday.      If  you  need  to  know  your  scholar’s  time  sooner,  please  contact  Meredith.  

Star  Scholars  
Star  Scholars  come  to  school  on  time  every  day  in  the  proper  uniform,  complete  their  homework  every  day,  and  behave  excellently.  
Bates  
 

Texas  Lutheran  
 

Wheelock  
 

Pomona
 

 

Albion
 

 

Georgetown
 

 

Alexia   Faith   Jackson   Jayda   Katherine   Leo   Lucas   Roman  

Aleah   Gabriel   Heaven   Joscelyne   Jose   Raeghan   Syriana   Xavier  

Chandler   Emily   Ezeckiel   Jaanai   Kyanna   Ryann   Ryleigh  

Carmen   Emanuel   Jorel   Kayden   Kya   Marijah   Morgan   Naziya   Noah   Riley   Rosa   Samantha      

Elias   Emma   Hunter   Morgan   Soheib  

Ava   Cayla   Destiny   Kolby   Kristen   Jae-­‐lyn   Nevaeh  

Learn. Lead. Serve. Succeed!

Scholarly  Times     Looking  Ahead    
Friday,  1/27:  Professional  Day  –  No  School   Monday,  1/30:  Afterschool  Program  Begins  
 

Please  note  that  afternoon  buses  will  arrive  earlier  than  they  have  been  in  January.  

Monday,  1/30  –  Friday,  2/3:  Scholastic  Book  Fair  
 

A  Scholastic  Book  Fair  is  set  up  on  the  stage  in  the  gymnasium.    The  fair  will  be   staffed  by  parent  volunteers  for  one  hour  after  school  ends  each  day  between  now   and  Friday,  February  3.    

The  Meaning  of  Quality:   Henry  Guerrero,  ’26  
 

Tuesday,  1/31,  6:00  PM:  Multilingual  Parent  Council  Meeting  
 

Henry  has  displayed  a  great   commitment  to  Quality  in  his  own   work  during  the  second  quarter.    He   has  recently  begun  working  as  his   teacher’s  assistant,  and  he  is   dedicating  himself  to  developing   quality  wall  displays  showcasing  the   literacy  work  of  his  peers.    Below  is  a   sample  of  Henry’s  writing:  
 

The  primary  topic  of  this  meeting  will  be  plans  to  spread  the  word  about  Alma  to   families  who  do  not  speak  English.    If  you  have  ideas,  please  come  to  join  the   conversation!  

Wednesday,  2/1  –  100th  Day  of  School!  
 

 
             
         

February  1  will  be  our  100th  day  of  school!    In  celebration,   scholars  will  have  the  opportunity  to  visit  classrooms  in   each  grade  level  to  do  special  projects  surrounding  the   number  100.    Scholars  will  also  be  challenged  by  Ms.  Brown   to  dribble  a  ball  100  times  and  to  run  around  a  hula  hoop   100  times!    Your  scholar  will  also  be  learning  a  100th  day  song.  

Wednesday,  2/1,  6:30  PM:  Special  Ed  Parent  Council  Dinner  
 

All  parents  are  invited  to  come  together  for  an  informal  gathering  of  the  Special   Education  Parent  Council  at  Freestones.    Parents  will  come  together  to  share   common  challenges,  brainstorm  solutions,  and  offer  support  to  one  another.  

From  our  School  Nurse:  Stomach  Flu  
Text   These  past  couple  weeks,  a  stomach  Wlu  (gastritis)  has  been  going  around.     The  infection  is  caused  by  a  virus  and  leads  to  diarrhea  and  vomiting.    Here   are  some  suggestions  for  treating  the  stomach  Wlu:     •  Avoid  dehydration  by  drinking  plenty  of  Wluids.    The  best  choices  are   water  and  half-­‐strength  juices.   •  Relieve  body  aches  with  over-­‐the-­‐counter,  non-­‐aspirin  pain  relievers.   •  Take  steps  to  prevent  spread  of  the  virus  –  throw  away  used  tissues  and   wash  hands  frequently.   •  Antibiotics  will  not  help  as  this  illness  is  caused  by  a  virus.   Most  people  feel  better  after  a  couple  of  days.    We  hope  all  scholars  will  be   healthy  by  Monday  for  a  great  start  to  the  third  quarter!  

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