Friday, April 18, 2014

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Student Council raising money for fun day

The Taylor Parks Elementary School Student Council has been selling candy filled plastic Easter eggs to raise money for "Fun Day."  

Members has been working long and hard to fill hundreds of eggs to sell before school and also during Parent/Teacher conferences.  

All proceeds will go toward the end of the school year celebration, known as Taylor Parks Fun Day.  This year Fun Day will be held on Friday, June 6.  Students will play carnival games, jump in  inflatable bouncers, and take part in  water games, while enjoying the  very popular treats of sno-cones and cotton candy. 

TAYLOR PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Young's young class reads nears 600 books!

How many did you say ... that's right, 598 books read!

That's correct, 598 books were read by Taylor Parks Elementary School students in Mrs. Young's first-grade class.  

To celebrate "March is Reading Month," the students took on the challenge to discover how many books they could actually read. The class keep a day by day tally posted on their classroom door and the more the total grew, the more the students wanted to read. 

To cap off the amazing success, a pizza party was in order. Mrs. Young is proud of her students.  

MELISSA SKOPCZYNSKI: Heading into the Easter break ...

INTERESTED IN BUYING A RAINBARREL? One-day sale in Brownstown promoted by the City of Taylor

CHOPPING BLOCK: May menu, specials announced

Thursday, April 17, 2014

EUREKA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Fifth, first graders join forces to conquer math games

This week, Eureka Heights Elementary School math buddies from Mr. Beddingfield's fifth-grade class and Ms. Farkas/Ms. Schoen's first grade joined forces to play CCSS relevant math games, including Rotten Apple, Bump and Domino Top It.  

One group also played Time Bingo, which focuses on telling time to the whole, quarter and half hour. This is a skill that is best reinforced through repetition. The fifth and first graders worked together splendidly.

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL: Speaker talks of famous air group

Alfonso King, a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, Retired, spoke with the students, at West Middle School last month

King is the first Vice President of the Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, who served in Vietnam, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  

He spoke to the students about the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. The experience helped bring history to life and connect to the classroom learning.  

The students enjoyed asking Mr. King questions about his life and career.

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Shout out to the great PTO!

Ms. Polidori and her third graders would like to give a shout out to the wonderful PTO at Kinyon Elementary School.  

The PTO donated books for the classroom library.  

Thank you for your generous donation. The children and staff love books ... can you tell?

BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Project looks for ways to reuse and recycle!

Blair Moody Elementary School pupils care about the planet and are looking for ways to recycle, reduce and reuse trash.
The POHI students made recycled art by using water bottles, old black socks, trays and straws to create bumble bees.  

Every class in Blair Moody is planting vegetables in the "Hoop House" (greenhouse).  Pupils also created a living compost pile with worms that are breaking down old fruit and vegetables into rich soil.  

Lastly, "Earth Day," the Kroger's grocery store on Ecorse Road in Taylor will be distributing brown paper grocery bags that have been decorated by Blair Moody Elementary children.  

It is hoped that families will use paper bags, which are better for the environment and easier to recycle, instead of plastic.  

Way to go, Moody staff and students! 

EUREKA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Easter Egg Hunt draws great attention

Eureka Heights Elementary School's annual "Easter Egg Hunt" was held recently.

Families donated candy and eggs to fill 2,450 eggs for our students. The school also had PTA parents organize the event and purchase 40 prizes. St. Constance Church donated 42 "amazing" Easter baskets for the students.

Many parents came out to observe the event.

KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Easter Bunny makes a special stop

Kinyon Elementary School had a special visitor Wednesday!

The Easter Bunny visited class and the children enjoyed a a treat! The Easter Bunny planned the visit and made special arrangements.

Kinyon is truly lucky.