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Second Grade students celebrating Dr. Seuss Day with the Cat in the Hat
Every year on March 2nd, schools around the world celebrate Dr. Seussʼs Birthday. This year was no different for March Elementary. The day was ﬁlled with events both school-wide and classroom based.
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Some events were: - Troy Hein from Chanel 69 news and author of Jay at Play, read Oh the Places youʼll Go to our 3rd and 4th High School Students graders. - Robert Moskaitis, a Easton School Board member, read to our PM Kindergarten. - Janet Matthews, a Easton School Board member, also read. - Mrs. Steinberg read to our 1st and 2nd graders - EAHS Ambassders share the day with us. - Cat in the Hats in Training (article on pg 2) - Students were given Cat in the Hat presents (bookmark and pencil) after naming as many Dr. Seussʼs books as possible. - More on the next page
Above: Robert Moskaitis, Easton School Board Below: Troy Hein, Channel 69 News
The Cat in the Hat himself was seen in the building.
In library students were able to read and work with Dr. Seuss Characters
Another activity done was estimating how long their foot was using different types of measurement.
Mrs. Lasloʼs 2nd grade class did a “Whoville Diner" activity, were they needed to add certain menu items together and ﬁgure out their change.
Warm Welcome Back...
The Lafayette College America Reads/America Counts tutors have returned after their winter semester break. We are so very fortunate to have nineteen (19) superb and enthusiastic tutors giving a total of seventy-nine (79) hours weekly working with the F.A. March students. The tutors are working in classrooms-Kindergarten-Fourth grade supporting reading and math skills and strategies in small groups settings. The March School teachers are very appreciative of the support and dedication showed to the students and staff through this partnership with Lafayette Collegeʼs Leadership and Co-Curricular Service Learning Department.
" On March 2, 2012 we had Cat in the Hats in Training reading to all our classrooms. " The Cat in the Hats in Training were 3rd and 4th grade students who choose a Dr. Seuss book and read it to different classes through out the day. The students received Cat in the Hat hats for reading. Some were also able to read with EAHS ambassadors. " Cat in the Hats in Training are part of our year long Student Mystery Reader program. Students sign up at the start of the year to read to classrooms at different points in the year. This was our second event of the school year. The ﬁrst was when students read versions of The Night Before Christmas in December.
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FAME Booster Week
" FAME booster week is a fantastic time for our children to get a fresh start on the reminders of how to be an excellent student. We discuss the focus area needing to be polished for the remainder of the year, focus on respect- stepping up to the plate with manners, greetings and keeping hands feet and objects to self are a few of the items. " Students were recognized with red stars for this speciﬁc objective! We have LOTS of students doing what is asked! Look at the amount of red stars handed out to the students in ﬁve days! We certainly change behaviors and set the bar high for a positive climate in this school.
Mrs. Wilcoxʼs class and Mrs. Gottliebʼs ESL class made a special memory book for 1st grader Bradley on his last day at March school. Bradley will be attending Paxinosa school next week. He is looking forward to meeting his new teachers and new friends.
Our children then performed grade level productions at the March Pride Day Assembly to share what was learned!
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First in Math
An online math program with games to practice all areas of math skills. It can be played both at school and home.
Top Monthly Class
4th Grade Mr. Hinkle (+1,727) 3rd Grade Mrs. Costello (+1,800) 2nd Grade Mrs. Laslo (+2,001)
Students with most First in Math stickers earned:
Total School Count: 120,585
PTA’ Founder’s Day
" On February 27, 2012 March Elementary and March PTA hosted the PTAʼs Founderʼs Day. This day is meant to celebrate the foundation of the original PTA organization and all that PTA does for our students. " The event was held in the March Elementary Cafetorium. Easton Area School District administration, principals, other EASD school PTAs and teachers were invited. " Upon arrival guest were greeted by our Leopard Council, 3rd and 4th grade students, who helped with coats and gave name tags. Also that night our 3rd and 4th grade chorus sang and did a phenomenal job.
Oscar J. +1,668
Congratulations to our EAHS Ambassadors
We are very proud of our students and our PTA for all their hardwork. The night was a great success.
The F. A. March School staff and students send very warm congratulations to the EAHS Student Ambassadors on receiving the EAEA Partner in Education award for the month of February. The support and dedication showed by each ambassador throughout various activities with March School students is very much appreciated by the school community. Thank you from all of us at F.A. March!
Little Leopard’s Welcome to ......
We would like to welcome Mrs. DelBene to our March Family. She will be in Enrichment for Mrs. Telesz. Glad to have you join us, Mrs DelBene !
Study Island Luau
Third and Fourth grade students at F.A. March Elementary who earned all of their blue ribbons in math skills on Study Island, participated in a luau lunch on Friday, March 9, in Mrs. Brunettiʼs room. Students put the efforts into learning the skills necessary to be proﬁcient. Working at home and at school, they completed the online Study Island math program. Students were served pizza and tropical fruit while listening to island music.
Box Top Update
During PSSA week Mrs. Wieder, the school nurse, went into the 3rd grade classroom and taught lessons about dental health, proper brushing and ﬂossing and nutrition. The students performed activities, which included comparing different toothpastes on dyed hard-boiled eggs. They collected data on the number of strokes within a 2 minute brushing period to make the egg white again and then used that information to learn how to create graphs. At the end of the week the students received goody bags with toothbrushes, dental ﬂoss (donated by Dr. Tenczaʼs ofﬁce) and coloring tablets for their own teeth to observe areas that are missed when they brush.
For the month of February, the Little Leopards have been busy collecting, sorting and counting Box Tops. We have collected 1,025 Box Tops. First grade is on top this month, bringing in 312 Box Tops. Our total for the year continues to grow! We have collected 9,564 Box Tops this year!
The votes are in and ....... Shark vs Train win!!!
" First and Second Grade, the librarian, Miss Kordek does Pennsylvania Young Readerʼs Choice Award. " Miss Kordek reads books from the Young Readerʼs Choice Award list created by teachers and librarians. While reading the stories Miss Kordek and the students discuss what they liked and did not like about the different books. They also discuss that it is alright not to like some books. Students then get to vote on the book that they like the best using Google Surveys. All studentsʼs votes are sent into the state to be counted to ﬁnd the top book for all the state. We will not know until April what won for the state. It was a very tight race with Zig and Wikki in Something Ate my Homework, Dino-Baseball, and Letʼs Do Nothing coming in close
PA Reader’s Choice Award For the past three years with
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Students get to take a fun break and get a little exercise in also. For a mid-week break during PSSAs 3rd & 4th grade students participated in a 20 min. Jazzercise routine led by Pam Capaldi of the Forks Township Community Center.
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J. Laslo J.S. Ely J. Brunetti March PTA J. Steinberg
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L. Wieder C. Kordek M. Kinney K. Wilcox S. Gottlieb
Compiled By: M. Kinney and C. Kordek