New Orleans Saints Offensive Lineman Ethan Greenidge visited fourth graders last week where he talked about the importance of teamwork and dedication. Students also got to practice their interviewing skills.
Fifth grade teacher and Australian native Tracey Frazier and her class hosted a bake sale to raise funds for Australia's bushfires. Mrs. Frazier's relatives and close friends were affected by the devastation.
Students have begun their weekly swimming lessons at the YMCA. Elementary students attend lessons and are taught by instructors once a week throughout the winter. The program is funded through the annual Turkey Trot fundraiser.
Fourth graders experienced "Essay Boot Camp" recently. Classrooms were transformed into army-themed bootcamps where students had to complete E.L.A. activities and physical activities like sit-ups, jumping jacks, and jumping through inflatable tires!
The 28th annual Student Art Show at Guild Hall begins Saturday, January 18th. Student artwork from all east end schools will be displayed.
East Hampton High School will host an orientation for all parents of 8th-grade students on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium. to edit.
The Junior High Student Council collected Toys for Tots this holiday season. Students were asked to donate toys, which the Student Council members collected and gave to the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton to distribute to children.
Fourth graders had an ugly sweater contest. They had to design a sweater on paper and then write a persuasive essay on it convincing others students to buy it. The classes then voted on a winner. Fourth graders in Mrs. Santiago's class enjoy "Flashlight Fridays," a time during the day when students get to cozy up in a reading corner and read their books using a flashlight!
Assemblyman Fred Thiele visited the school last week to celebrate the school receiving $50,000 in "bullet aid." The money will be spent on sports intramurals for grades third through sixth, LEGO for grades kindergarten through third, and an upcoming STEAM night.
There's a few annual traditions that Springs School teachers have begun this holiday season: The Outreach Committee hosts a "Giving Tree" where teachers can shop for an adopted family and buy the children (anonymous students) gifts and clothes.
Instead of a gingerbread house decorating contest, this year teachers will be decorating stockings and students will vote on the winning design this week. In order to vote, students had to purchase a raffle ticket for $1. All proceeds will go to towards breast cancer research.
The PTA also held their annual "Penguin Patch" shopping boutique last week where students were able to do some shopping of their own for family members. Money raised helps support the PTA's programs throughout the school year.
The annual Turkey Trot fundraiser raised $24,000, which allows the school to offer swimming lessons at the YMCA to students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Thank you to all who have contributed! Happy Thanksgiving!
Fourth graders performed their annual “opera.". The “70 is Heavenly” opera company wrote, starred in, and produced “A Dream for the Future” which was about following your dreams and taking risks. In the opera, three kids dream about being a soccer star, a ballerina, and a writer and getting to meet their idols.
Throughout the school, students celebrated Thanksgiving by writing what they’re thankful for and having Thanksgiving celebrations in their classrooms. Their work is proudly displayed on their classroom bulletin boards!
The 6th annual Turkey Trot will be held on Monday. This fun walk/run helps raise money for the PTA's swim program at the YMCA. The day will also be a half-day for students as parent-teacher conferences are held in the afternoon.
This week, Mrs. Amicucci's seventh grade math classes celebrated "Mathgiving," a food feast where students act as waiters and diners in a restaurant and have to calculate their bills including tax and tip.
Also for Thanksgiving, kindergartners will be celebrating by performing the song and dance, "Albuquerque Turkey" in front of parents and enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal of mashed potatoes, turkey ,stuffing, cornbread, and apple and pumpkin pie.
School will be closed next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Thanksgiving break.
Students are gearing up for the annual “Turkey Trot” on Monday, November 18th. Students are raising money that will go towards the PTA’s swim program and the Junior High ice-skating night at Bucksill. More information can be found on the school’s website at springsschool.org.
Students brought in leftover Halloween candy for the school’s Candy Buy-Back program which sends this candy to troops and children overseas. The class which brought in the most candy was Mrs. Diaz’s. They collected 18 pounds! The elementary school collected a total of 65 pounds of candy.
Springs School is having its Parent-Teacher conferences this week and Monday. There is a half-day on Friday November 15th and Monday the 18th.
Journalism Club News October 30, 2019
The winners of the Red Ribbon Week bulletin board contest were awarded last week: Mrs. Keyes and Ms. Mackey’s third grade class won First Place, with Ms. Waleko’s second grade class came in second place and Mrs. Furey’s class came in third. Congratulations!
Third grade teacher Mrs. Branche hosted the annual Veterans’ Day Spirit Meet Monday morning. Retired and current soldiers were honored with a heartwarming ceremony thanking them for their service. Veterans were invited back to a breakfast in Mrs. Branche’s room where they enjoyed learning about her students and life in third grade!
The school is collecting leftover Halloween candy so they can ship it to soldiers and children overseas. Students are encouraged to bring in their candy donations and drop it off in the front lobby or give to your classroom teacher this week. The candy buy-back is sponsored by Bach and Grazina Orthodontics.
Junior high students enjoyed a Halloween dance last Friday night. The theme was “Day of the Dead” and students enjoyed dancing, pizza, and a costume contest.
Mrs. Frazier’s fifth grade class recently did a fun science activity with play dough. Students made topographical maps which included making mountains and hills with play dough indicating different slopes. The activity helped reinforce map features, including reading contour lines.
Journalism Club News October 23, 2019
Springs School is celebrating the fall season with a variety of seasonal activities: The art department is having each class make scarecrows that they will place around Springs. Be on the lookout for them! The annual Halloween parade for grades pre-k through fifth will be held on Halloween at 2:15. Parents and community members are invited to view the parade in the front of the school, but please take note that parents will not be allowed in the building this year, nor will any parent be able to take their child home right after the parade. Junior High students are celebrating Halloween with their own tradition: an “idiom contest.” Students in grades sixth through eighth choose an idiom to dress up as and then the top three costumes are chosen during the contest.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, some of the school’s “Diversity Ambassadors” in seventh and eighth grade shared a book called “The Fight of the Crayons” with classes. After reading, Ambassadors led a discussion on the themes of diversity, tolerance, and teamwork. Students were then given copies of the book that they could color and take home.
Two athletes achieved major accomplishments recently: James Bradley qualified for the Varsity County Golf Tournament, and Brayan Rivera ran the 1.5 mile course at the Sunken Meadow MS Invitational and finished first out of over 500 middle school male athletes!
Journalism Club News October 16, 2019
The third grade had their first “room transformation” of the year. Teachers transformed their classrooms into a football theme where students were “drafted” onto teams and practiced skills in math, reading, writing, and grammar. At the end of the day, students celebrated with football-themed snacks and games. Room transformations are when teachers choose a theme and decorate the room accordingly, as well as gearing learning activities to that theme, as well.
Fifth graders recently went on their annual TERN trip to White Sands Beach in order to examine the physical and biological properties of the beach by making observations and gathering data on weather, sand, seawater, and living organisms. Students studied the variation of plants on the beach, dunes, and nearby waters as well as studying their adaptations for survival. Students also went on fun beach-combing scavenger hunts as part of these investigations.
The Springs School library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this month. Librarian Ms. Comber is featuring several books that celebrate and teach about Hispanic culture and invite everyone to come check out these books!
The PTA is preparing for the first Book Fair of the year. It will be held October 21st through 25th and is open during school hours. Anyone interested in volunteering their time to work at the Book Fair and help children pick out books can contact PTA president Ashley Libath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Ribbon Week is being recognized this week. Students are participating in “spirit days” each day which include a crazy sock day, hat day, and a wear red day. Red Ribbon Week teaches the importance of making healthy choices in life and saying no to drugs. The week includes an assembly led by East Hampton D.A.R.E. Officer Kim Notel and a poster contest for grades kindergarten through fourth.
Eighth graders are fundraising for their overnight trip to Boston in the Spring. They are selling pies and cakes which will be delivered just in time for Thanksgiving. Money raised in this sale helps supplement the cost of the trip. Catalogs and order information can be found on the Springs School website (springsschool.org).