At the end of the day, Mrs. Nau handed out the awards from the NewBrook Reading Challenge. Congratulations to all the students who received awards for meeting their reading goals.
I would like to thank the parent volunteers who have put so much time and effort into improving the NewBrook nature trails. As you can see from the slide show below there have been significant additions to the trails. Thank you on behalf of all the students and staff at NewBrook Elementary. If you would like to be a part of the NewBrook PTO please contact the school.
The waste watch competition starts on Monday April 16th!!! The competition will go until the 20th. We will weigh your compost at the end of each day after lunch. The class that has the least amount of food waste wins. The winning class will get a grand prize!!! We are doing this so our school can learn not to waste as much food as we do now. And let the best class win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Karlie, Patrick, Sage, and Abram
What You Can Compost
by Alexis Rivera
You can compost apples, asparagus, banana peels, beans, berries, bread, broccoli and cabbage. Fruits, coffee grounds, egg shells, grapes, oats, rice and tea bags are great to go in the compost. Other things that you could put in your compost, other than food waste, are leaves, peanut shells, sea-weed, ashes from wood, yard waste and dryer lint. All these things I listed for you are very helpful things for you to compost at home.
Composting At Home
by Courtney Dagg
What You Can't Compost
by Desiree Werner
I'm going to tell you what you can't put in the compost bucket. They are: dairy products, peanut butter, treated wood products, fish, meat, bones, coal, ash, oil-based products or animal waste. We can't compost these things because they decompose slower and if you try to compost them it starts to smell and attract animals.
Dear Teachers and Parents,
We are from Mrs. Biolsi's 5th grade classroom, we are participating in a program called Wild Treasures. We are doing a waste-watch competition and we are the group that teaches kids why it's important to compost and not to over compost. Some people might think that composting is great, but sometimes it has its down-sides. Over the past few weeks we have been researching and we think our school has been over composting. The meaning of over composting is creating more and more food waste at our school than anybody can use and more work for our janitor Patrick Mace. One way to not over compost is to finish your all the food on your tray or in your lunch box at lunch time. Since the Amazing Planet farm (located in Newfane) isn't taking our compost anymore Patrick has to take it home with him! We are hoping it will have a good impact on our school.
Julia Barton and Aiden McCormack
Mrs. Branley's class recently took a trip to Bonnyvale Environmental Center and studied vernal pools. Click here to watch a video of them listening for wood frogs!
The April School sing will take place on April 19, 2012 at 2:20 in the gym. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Spring Softball Clinic
Attention all girls ages 8 - 13! The Leland and Gray 3rd Annual Spring Softball Clinic will take place on Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th from 9:00am - 1:30.
This is a great opportunity to come and be introduced to all the skills in the sport, meet new friends, and meet some of the current Varsity Softball team. You can attend either one day or both, but different skills will be emphasized on each day.
For more information or questions please email Coach Claussen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 365-7355 x 141
Thanks so much!
Short Video: understanding the comMon Core