Dear Parents and Students,
I wanted to thank you all for supporting the Geo Bee Project. I was so proud of your children!!!!! Thank you for coaching, driving and adjusting to the different practices we had. I immensely enjoyed working with your children and seeing them do so well at the Bee.
The compliment that Mary(the woman who asked the questions) was the icing on the cake. She was impressed!!
It is a lot of fun working with children that are excited about learning about their world AND we certainly learned a lot about the world! Plus, we do enjoy Skittles!!! Skittles have moved from Spelling Medicine to Geography Medicine! Ask your child what that means!!!
Take care. I look forward to seeing you at Geo Bee Club this week, Wednesday. We will have a little celebration and start to get ready for next year!
Take care and enjoy learning some more things about ............ where will you go today??????
Over the past few weeks, we have had three different incidents of vandalism at Newbrook . Two of them took place in the school parking lot causing a lot of damage to a parking lot that is already difficult to maintain. The lastest incident and the most disturbing is the most recent act that destroyed the ball field at the school. Below are some pictures that I was able to get from our surveillance cameras. I have also posted a few pictures from the damage that was done to the ball field. I have been in contact with the Windham Count Sheriff's Department and the State Police. I have provided the State Police with the surveillance video and pictures to assist them in their search. If you have any info please contact the Vermont State Police at (802) 254-2382 or the Windham County Sheriff's Department at (802) 365-4941. These are both the non-emergency numbers. Also feel free to contact Mr. Pratt, Principal at (802) 365-7536
Principal, NewBrook Elementary.
The above photos are from 4/20/12 at 8:18pm. It seems to be a dark colored truck ,yellow half lights on top, and a toolbox in the back. It is an older model Ford or Chevy truck.
These above photos are from 4/29/13 at 9:17pm. This truck also seems to be an older Chevy or Ford pickup truck. However; this truck seems to be a two- tone truck. The side of the truck would not be light, as in the picture, but dark. The IR cameras make light things dark and dark things light. Notice that this truck does not have any lights on top.
The above photos are from 5/1/13 at 9:30pm. Although I was unable to clearly see the vehicle that caused the damage to the field because it was moving so fast, I can tell you that it was not one of the trucks from the other two incidents. It was a smaller SUV type vehicle.
We have had our first two Velocity events and by all accounts they were very successful. Students, and specialists alike had fun and learned a little something too, and parents and guardians agree. The climbing wall with Ra and cooking with Michael were fantastic. We've touched on masculinity and judging others, great discussions.
Our next meeting is not until May 15th and the activity is break dancing. If I need to do anything about having the specialist here for break dancing please let me know. The "week off" is because all of our 5th graders will be away next week so we pick up again on the 15th.
Looks like Wednesday, May 15th will be our first Harvest of the Month taste test! We will be cooking applesauce the day before and then the morning of will be spend baking Whole Wheat apple muffins with the first grade class. Each month there will be a different classroom making the food for the taste testing, rotating through all classes.
We will be looking for local apple donations, maybe Green Mt. Orchards or Duttons? Let me know if you would like to volunteer to track some down.
Tracie Berchi is doing some research on local whole wheat availability and pricing. Would anyone be willing to help students make big posters to advertise this event? Also, let me know if you are available to help out on the 15th. We need extra people here from 9-1. If you can be here the whole time, great! If you can be here for some of the time, great! If you know of other community people who would like to be involved, great! Just let me know so that we can make this a success!
Our next meeting is tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd from 2-2:40 in the first grade classroom. Join us if you can!
Mrs. Sperling (First grade teacher)