Edinburg Common School
Randy W. Teetz
Edinburg Family and Friends,
Edinburg Family and Friends,
Budget time is here again and the committee has been meeting as needed. Our number one goal is to develop a budget that will benefit both our students and community.
Edinburg Common School held its annual spelling bee on January 26, 2015; the annual event was coordinated by Mrs. Celeste English. Kaydince Williams-LaBrake was this year’s winner! Kaydince represented Edinburg Common School on February 24 at Proctor’s Theater for the Capital Region Spelling Bee. Congratulations Kaydince.
On February 6, PTO held a Reading Is Fun (RIF) presentation for Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth grade students. Mrs. Angela Brownell coordinated this exciting and fun program, which was based on the
book series, I Spy, by Jean Marzollo. The students had a chance to search out items and “spy” on other classmates by receiving a clue. At the end of the activity every student was able to choose a great book to keep for their home library.
Basketball season is underway. Mr. Moore and Mr. Sitts hold practices 2 days per week with two
groups of players; 3/4 graders and 5/6 graders. Their first game was held on February 5 for both teams against Mayfield Central School at home. Go Eagles!
Build interest in reading by being a reading role model! *
Children who see their parents reading usually grow up to be readers themselves. Show your child that reading is important to you by doing these things:
· Let your child see you reading every day. Pick up a newspaper, magazine, or book.
Your child will see that reading is important to you, and will want to read, too.
· Tell your child why you are reading – for information, to check out something that you
think you know. Or you may be reading just for fun.
· Look up a word in the dictionary if you come across one that you are unsure of.
Ask your child if he/she knows the meaning of the word.
· Read aloud to your child. When you come across something you think your child
might find interesting, read a small part of it to him/her. He/she may be motivated to
finish reading it themselves.
· Join your child. When you see your child reading, pick up something to read yourself
and bring a snack to share.
· Give books as gifts. Show your child that books are valuable to you by giving them
as gifts. Encourage your child to give friends books as gifts, too.
*© 2014 The Parent Institute
Please take the time to visit the Edinburg Common School website for school menus, board meeting information, school calendar and more. Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education.
Now, bring on some warmer March days!
The Student of the Month for January
January character education focused on TRUSTWORTHINESS.
Shane Williams – First Grade
Sierra Lundquist – Second Grade
Elizabeth Colvin – Third Grade
Ariyana Jewels – Fourth Grade
Kailyn Ginter – Fifth Grade
Mason Ward – Sixth Grade
An Eagle’s Eye
on the Second Grade
by Mrs. Michelle Ellis
Hip Hip Hooray for the 100th Day! Recently, the second grade students enjoyed activities focused
around the 100th day of school. In one day, the students read 100 short stories. The students and their families also created 100 piece projects that were displayed in the hallway. Students glued 100 items to a poster board.
I would like to thank all the families for sending in their projects. We had so much fun counting and comparing the collections. We have many artists in the second grade.
In reading, we are learning so many interesting facts about the foundations of our country and our government. In our latest module, we read about The War of 1812. Our class learned about some of the important people in our history such as James Madison, Dolley Madison, Mary Pickersgill, and Francis Scott Key. We also studied ancient Greek and Asian civilizations. We were able to have an understanding of their countries, government, and beliefs. I was pleased to watch my students take such an interest on this topic. We also have enjoyed our guided reading time. G.R.A.I.R has been a wonderful program that the students look forward to each and every week.
In math, we have been working on place values. The Common Core continues to be challenging for us in the second grade. We are learning new ways to decompose numbers and different ways to skip count. The children are trying their very best and our families have been working hard at home to help their children understand the material. I am so proud of you all!
Have a safe March and Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Mrs. Ellis’ second grade class.
Edinburg Common School
4 Johnson Road
Edinburg, N Y 12134
Phone: (518) 863-8412
Fax: (518) 863-2564
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Edinburg Common School is an equal opportunity provider.
Thursday, February 26 2015
Breakfast:Fried Egg or Breakfast Sandwich
Lunch: Shepard's Pie, Vegetable, Roll
Friday, February 27, 2015
Breakfast: French Toast
Lunch: Fish Nuggets, Macaroni Salad, Vegetable
Alternate: Tuna Sandwich
February 27,2015 Discovery Kids Pre-School 1:00-2:30 p.m.
March 3, 2015 Home Basketball game against Wheelerville 4:00 p.m.
March 3, 2015, Kindergarten Afterschool Activity , 3:00-5:00 p.m.
March 5, 2015, Away Basketball game against Northville, Grades 5/6 at 5:00 p.m.
March 8, 2015 Daylight Savings Time
March 9, 2015 Away Basketball Game against Lake Pleasant, 4:15 p.m.
March 9, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
March 10, 2015 Home Basketball Game against Northville, Grades 5/6 at 5:00 p.m.
March 11, 2015 PTO Meeting,5:00 p.m.
March 13, 2015, Discovery Kids Pre-school, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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