Several new employees have joined the school this year: Brigit DiPrimo, principal; Maria Dorr, director of Pupil Personnel Services; Meghan Payne, special education teacher; and Maureen Cooper, teaching assistant.
The character education quote of the week is by Oscar Wilde: “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” The quote is read every morning during announcements.
Students in Sophie Lewin’s Spanish classes will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Students will learn about Hispanic culture and the importance of learning a new language.
Liz Paris’s art students are learning about several artists including DaVinci, Cezanne, Davis and Haring. Third-grade art students are looking forward to an upcoming field trip to the Pollock-Krasner House to learn about the artist with artist/author/educator Joyce Raimondo.
Ashley Blackburn’s kindergarten class has read several books to start off the new school year. Those books include: “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” and “The Kissing Hand.” Students are getting used to a new routine and helped to decorate the classroom.
First-graders interviewed one another and will create a report about what they learned from their new friend. Mrs. Hussey read “First Day Jitters” and the students made “jitter juice” to help relieve nervousness. Once all the juice was gone, the students created a chart to tally who liked the juice and who did not. The first grade bulletin board is vibrant with white clouds that include descriptive words about each child in rainbow colors.
Kelly White’s fifth-grade class wrote essays about items they brought in to school to represent themselves. The class as a whole is developing a profile of the average fifth-grader, by taking measurements of one another’s foot size, head circumference, hands, etc. and averaging them.
“If I had One More Day of Summer” is the topic in sixth grade writing this week.