February 2014 Archives

NES Hosts Guy's Night Out at the Library----Tuesday, March 4th

Newell Elementary School's 3rd Annual Guy's Night Out at the Library

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tudies suggest that a child's time spent with a positive male role model helps a child grow both mentally and socially. It is with this in mind that we are pleased to offer our 3rd Annual Guy's Night Out in the Newell Elementary School Library! Fathers, Stepfathers, Guardians, Grandfathers, Uncles, and Brothers of Newell students (both girls and boys) are invited to explore the Newell Elementary                    Library! There will be lots of fun activities to enjoy with your child/children.

Guy's Night Out at the Library will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, 6:30-8:00pm, in the Newell Elementary School Library. We hope to see you at this fun filled event. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me either by email at moorek@ufrsd.net or by phone (609)259-7292 ext 2130.

Space is limited. Due to the overwhelming response to last year's Guy's Night Out, please complete and return all responses to the library by Tuesday, February 25th  to ensure a place for you and your child/children.  

Sincerely,

Kimee Moore

Media Center Specialist

Newell Elementary School

Child's Name: ____________________________

Visitor's Name: _____________________________

Homeroom Teacher: _______________________________

Email Address: ________________________________

NES Author Visit & Read Across America Day--Friday, Feb. 28th

NES is very excited to announce that author Christine Petrell Kallevig will be visiting grades K-4 in honor of Read Across America Day on Friday, February 28, 2014. The PTA has generously sponsored this visit with Ms. Kallevig who is an award winning writer and professional storyteller with a twist, she will be telling stories using origami.  

Please read the letter below from Mrs. Moore, NES Library Media Specialist.

Dear Parents,

It is my pleasure to announce that author Christine Petrell Kallevig will be visiting grades K-4 in honor of Read Across America Day on Friday, February 28, 2014. The PTA has generously sponsored this visit with Ms. Kallevig who is an award winning writer and professional storyteller with a twist, she will be telling stories using origami.

Ms Kallevig has given us the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of her books. Additional information is provided below. If you have any questions about the visit or purchasing books, please do not hesitate to contact me at moorek@ufrsd.net.

Nature Fold-Along Stories: Quick and Easy Origami Tales About Plants & Animals: contains 12 factual stories aout North American plants and animals, all illustrated by the folding steps of 12 very easy origami models. This 80 page origami paperback is appropriate for all ages and includes complete illustrated folding instructions.

The Sun, The Moon, and the Origami Grammie: Jacob and Isabella stay with Grammie and her dachsund, Taro, when Mom works away from home. The story shows how Jacob and Isabella eventually learn how to fold an eight-piece modular origami model that transforms from the sun into the moon and back again! Completely illustrated folding instructions are included. Full color illustrations make this 32 page harcover picture storybooks an ideal choice for age 4 and older.

All About Pockets: Storytime Activities for Early Childhood is packed with creative ideas for how to use simple everyday pockets for early childhood math, language skills, and motor development. Perfect for use with storytelling aprons and pocket charts. Recommended for innovative tachers of children age 3 to 7. (128 page paperback) If you are interested in purchasing a book, please complete the form on the bottom of this page and return it me no later than Thursday, Feb. 27th. Thanks, Kimee Moore Library Media Specialist, Newell Elementary Please return this slip with payment

Student's Name _____________________________

Teacher Name: _____________________________________ How should your autograph be addressed? To ___________________________________________________ Fill in a name or names Quantity Title of Book Price Total Nature Fold Along $8.00 The Sun, The Moon 12.00 All About Pockets 5.00 *****Please make checks payable to Storytime Ink from Mrs. Moore, NES Librarian for detailed information.

NES Creating a Chain Reaction of Kindness

Rachel's Challenge Student Assembly

Creating a Chain Reaction of Kindness

 

As a way to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, yesterday our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students attended a very powerful and inspirational assembly program focused on creating a Chain Reaction of Kindness. Presenter Mr. Todd Lauderdale started the Chain Reaction by inspiring our students to make a difference. He shared the message of Rachel Scott a student involved in the Columbine tragedy, that one person could start a "Chain Reaction of Kindness and Compassion" that would affect the world in an amazing way. Mr. Lauderdale also shared with our students 5 components to Rachel's important message. They were...

  1. Always Show Kindness and Compassion
  2. Set Personal Goals
  3. Be a Positive Influence
  4. Keep a Journal
  5. Start a Chain Reaction

This was a wonderful assembly program that focused on the positive pieces of Rachel Scott's life. Please know that there was never mention or discussion about Rachel Scott's death or the Columbine tragedy.

 

I would like to thank the PTA for sponsoring this student event and I would also like to thank Ms. Silva, Mr. Rowley and the NES CARES Committee for helping to organize the event. Please be sure to ask your child about the program and the importance of passing on the positive and starting our very own Chain Reaction of Kindness at Newell Elementary School.

 

I have also attached our parent letter (Rachel parent letter.docx) that went home on February 5th explaining the assembly program.

Pass On The Positive!

Kelly Huggins

Rachel's Challenge Student Assembly

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