Sag Harbor School News, October 3

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Sag Harbor Elementary School The theme for the year is “Keeping on T.R.A.C.K.,” with the letters of the word track representing the character traits of teamwork, respect and responsibility, achievement, caring, and knowledge and kindness.

At Morning Program school counselor Michelle Grant read “Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are” by Maria Dismondy and illustrated by Kimberly Shaw-Peterson. The book is about a girl who is teased and bullied by a boy at school who resists the urge to reciprocate when the opportunity arises and instead acts with kindness. Ms. Grant also showed National Geographic video clips of “Unlikely Animal Friends,” such as a cat with an owl or an elephant with a dog. It was a great way to get the notion of welcoming diversity and differences.

The first performance by the Sag Harbor Educator Drama Department took place at Morning Program, acting out the story of “The Little Engine that Could,” which depicts character traits that are good to have, such as perseverance, confidence and helpfulness, as well as ones that are not so good, such as arrogance and unfriendliness.

Brochures for this year’s After School Enrichment Experiences, popularly known as clubs, have been sent home to families of third, fourth, and fifth graders. There will be three eight-week sessions for each club and session one begins on October 15.

School picture days are on Wednesday and Thursday, October 9 and 10. Family portraits will be taken on Saturday, October 5, between 10 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. with advance registration.

Physical Education teacher Hank Katz announced the Milers Club at Morning Program. All students are expected to walk or run the fitness trail each day. Those students who consistently do more than what is required will be acknowledged at a future Morning Program.

There is no school for students on Monday, October 14, in observance of Columbus Day.

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