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For the week of September 17-21, 2012
Wares Ferry Road Elementary participated in the Million Father March. The program, which is an opportunity for fathers to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children, encourages male figures in students’ lives to walk to school with them one day in September. Over 60 fathers, grandfathers, uncles, cousins and brothers participated. When the group arrived at school, they were greeted by the school’s pep squad and were treated to coffee and donuts courtesy of Principal Ed Drozdowski who led the marchers.
Kudos go to second grade students at Nixon Elementary for receiving more than 90 books from the Montgomery Chapter of Altrusa Club International. Nixon has consistently been recognized as a high performing school in the state and has been active in soliciting book donations and expanding the number of library books and other reading materials that it offers to students. Founded in 1917, Altrusa is a coalition of civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Literacy is the group’s major focus and routinely give books and volunteer hours reading to students.
Congratulations go to Floyd Elementary for receiving a 2012 Take Charge of Education donation from Target.
Congratulations go to Flowers Elementary who was recognized by the American Heart Association for their participation in the Jump Rope for Heart program and raising $2,954.35. The school’s fundraising efforts put them in 23rd place in the state for the total funds raised during the 2011-2012 school year. Linda Taylor is the Jump Rope for Heart coordinator.
Capitol Heights Middle would like to thank the Ann Street Wal-Mart for its donation of $275; and Publix on Zelda Road for help with campus cleanup before school started.
Crump Elementary would like to thank the Montgomery Chapter of the Altrusa International Club for giving each second grade student and the media center, a copy of the book Jobi by Mimi Bixby in recognition of Literacy Day.
Dozier Elementary would like to thank the Altrusa International of Montgomery for their donation of the book Jobi to second grade students.
Brewbaker Intermediate celebrated Grandparent’s Day with 90 grandparents who visited the school and ate lunch with their grandchildren.
Kudos go to Pintlala Elementary sixth grade teacher Ursula Hardy who was recently recognized as an outstanding educator by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and WVAS-FM. The CPB launched the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen Initiative to advance the national conversation around the dropout crisis, its impact on children, communities and the country, and ways to address it. The National Center for Media Engagement, in conjunction with the CPB, announced a unique opportunity for public media stations to amplify teacher voices in their local communities. Mrs. Hardy was interviewed by WVAS-FM. She and other participants will be recognized at a dinner for their participation.
The Montgomery Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor the 2012 “The Reach for Heights” Oratorical Contest. The purpose of the contest is to foster, promote and reward the study, understanding and appreciation of the life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height. The contest is intended to inspire high school juniors and seniors to employ critical thinking skills. Applications with speeches must be received on September 20, 2012. For more information, contact your guidance counselor.
Sunday, September 16
Pintlala Baptist Church will host Pintlala Elementary Appreciation Sunday for faculty and staff during the morning worship at 11 a.m. A luncheon hosted by the church will follow. Shannon Schmidt will speak on the goals and mission of the school during the service.
Monday, September 17
Vaughn Road Elementary second graders will collect eight-count boxes of crayons for will participate in “Crayons to Cure,” a crayon drive for children of St. Jude Hospital during September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While patients wait to see the doctor, they draw with crayons. Because cancer patients are very susceptible to illness, each box of crayons must remain with the child. Vaughn Road will take donations through September 21, and will be delivered to St. Jude at the end of the month.
Sixth grade students at Capitol Heights Middle in Ann Knopf’s class will learn about atoms and the periodic table. Students will create models of atoms using marshmallows and a sixth grade periodic table.
Carver Elementary’s media center will host a fall book fair through September 21. In addition, the school’s cookie dough fundraiser deadline is September 21.
Crump Elementary will celebrate National Library Card Sign-up month during September. All students interested in receiving a public library card should complete the form and return it to their homeroom teacher.
Goodwyn Middle will host a Veteran’s program at 9:30 a.m. in celebration of National Constitution Day. The Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders, Lee High Honor Guard, and Goodwyn Middle choir will participate in the program. Music recording artist Gerald Manora will perform. A brunch will be served immediately after the program. For more information, contact library aide Schenita Manora at 309-5225 or 260-1021.
Johnson Elementary will have representatives from the Boy Scouts speak to students in grades K-5.
Dozier Elementary will have law students from Faulkner University help establish a new student council. Also, third grade students in Mary Boone’s class will sort and classify seeds after using a magnifying glass to locate and identify parts. They will make terrariums to watch the seeds grow. The class will read Wayside School by Louis Sachar. Students will make booklets describing their favorite characters from the book.
Brewbaker Technology Magnet High students in Carol Walters’ first period Architecture, Construction and Maintenance Class will paint picnic tables for the school courtyard. The tables were constructed by students in Building Science classes.
First grade students at Dannelly Elementary in Melanie Hinson’s class will observe night crawlers as they continue to determine the difference between living and non-living things.
Floyd Elementary media center will celebrate National Constitution Week with various activities.
First grade students at Morningview Elementary will study living and non-living things during science. Students will participate in a nature walk to explore and determine the difference between living and non-living things.
Pintlala Elementary’s media specialist Barbara Nesbitt will prepare students for the kickoff of the Alabama Education Association’s “Be a Champion and Read” campaign. Awards will be given for the classes that successfully complete the campaign.
Tuesday, September 18
Lanier High will hold an open house at 6 p.m.
Dannelly Elementary students have partnered with Mary Hughes and her dog Harvey from the Montgomery Humane Shelter for the “Read to the Paws” program. Students will have the opportunity to read to Harvey the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Johnson Elementary’s PTA will meet at 6 p.m. A Read Well workshop will be held for parents of kindergarten and first grade students at 6:30 p.m. In addition, a Boy Scouts meeting will be held in Room 110 from 6 – 7 p.m.
Highland Gardens Elementary will hold an open house at 5:30 p.m. In addition, progress reports and signed papers will be sent home with students.
Pintlala Elementary will take school pictures.
Wednesday, September 19
The Family Sunshine Center curriculum educator Laura Bryant will present bullying programs to students at Fews Elementary from 9-9:30 a.m. for students in grades K-2; and from 9:30 -10 a.m. for students in grades 3-5. The Family Sunshine Center has partnered with Montgomery Public Schools in the implementation of the Rock RESPECT Campaign. This campaign focuses on the awareness and prevention of bullying in schools. Two bullying curriculums are presented in the schools; The Wise Owl Bullying Curriculum is presented in grades K-2; and the Bully Proof Curriculum is presented in grades 3-5.
Bear Exploration Center will kick off its Accelerated Reader campaign with author David Sargent at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Let the Adventure Begin” and will showcase Mr. Sargent’s adventurous canines. He will share how he incorporates the antics of his beloved dogs into his books for children.
Thursday, September 20
Bellingrath Middle will have a 100 Men luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Bellingrath will partner with this organization to provide positive role models for male students in grades 6-8.
Pintlala Elementary will have a 90th Birthday Celebration from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The school opened on September 20, 1922. The faculty, staff and PTO will host the event. Entertainment will be provided by Loveless teacher Christopher Colvin.
Friday, September 21
Forest Avenue Elementary will host the annual Back-to-School Bash Block Party in the school’s backyard from 5-8 p.m.
Bellingrath Middle will hold its first pep rally of the football season at 1:55 p.m. in the gym.
Highland Gardens Elementary will host an Accelerated Reader movie and popcorn celebration for students who have met their goals.
First grade students at Morningview Elementary will create life size collages of living and non-living things that will be displayed in the first grade hall.
Pintlala Elementary’s cookie dough fundraiser will end today. The PTO will also host a Boston Butt fundraiser. The orders are due by September 25. If you would like more information on this event, please contact the school at 288-9523 or email Lee Sharpe at email@example.com.
Saturday, September 22
Bellingrath Middle will hold its first home football game against Carr Middle at 10 a.m.
Sunday, September 23
Retired Montgomery Police Officer B.J. McCullough will sponsor “Knowledge is Power, Stay in School” at 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 300 Tallapoosa Street. The workshop is free and open to teachers, students, and parents to enhance professional growth along with stress management for teachers. Students will have the opportunity to meet young professional business leaders from the community and parents will learn ways to protect their children.
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