Elementary School students in Ms. Petersen's Learning Resource Room have been
working on APPLES!
taste-tested Red, Yellow, and Green Apples and then graphed the favorites.
The group invited Mrs. Filiccia's third-grade class to test and graph their
favorite apples, too. They did an apple art project and wrote about
apples. Soon they will be working on pumpkins for Fall Festival!
the topic of Book Club with Mrs. Hutchison for the fifth grade girls in October
at McDowell Elementary School.
students are reading a book by Barthe DeClements and finding out what bullying
is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over you. This
includes calling you names, saying or writing things about you, leaving
you out of activities, not talking to you, threatening, making you feel
uncomfortable or scared, taking or damaging your things, hitting or kicking
you, or making you do things you don't want to do.
can make you feel very unhappy, afraid, uncomfortable, depressed, hurt and
alone. The school is so glad the girls are learning now what can happen to
anyone at any age!
from Taylor Parks Elementary School have joined the work force.
Credit Union, under the tutelage of Community Marketing Coordinator Marianne
Hammons, has been helping students to operate a school savings program.
a month, the Learn2Earn staff open their doors for students who wish to open an
account or for students who already have active accounts to add to it. Some TP
students have been saving with the Credit Union since they were in
Kindergarten. The Learn2Earn program is in its 12th year at Taylor Parks.
to 5th graders, interested students first had to apply and then interview for
the positions that they were interested in having. Once chosen, the students
underwent an intensive training period with Mrs. Hammons, which included such
jobs as marketing and advertising, computer technicians, team leaders, member
services and tellers.
Hammons feels that, "financial responsibility is greater now than in the
past. Our children need to know the difference between need and
month, the entire Taylor Parks Elementary School Family gets together in the
gymnasium for the much-anticipated “Road Runner Rally.”
these rallies, the staff recognizes students who serve in the school,
participate on sports teams, and the wonderful “Students of the Month.”
with announcements from Ms. Downie, each grade does a presentation that is both
academically appropriate (through song/poetry/skits) and fun.
this rally, it was kindergartners that performed for the entire school. The
pupils entertained with a small sample of what they had learned in kindergarten
so far this school year along with a song titled “Kiss Your Brain!”
did a wonderful job under the guidance of terrific teachers, Mrs. Ambrosia and