October 28, 2016

General Shout Out…

Scholastic Book Fair


Be ready Maties for our first book fair of the year!  Introductory letters and wish lists will be coming home shortly.  The preview is Monday and then the Fair is open for business before school, during recesses, and after school Tuesday-Friday.  Then we will have Lunch with someone you Love on Friday.  Students can invite parents, grandparents, favorite aunts, or uncles to join them for Pizza Lunch and shopping at the book fair.  Look for details coming home soon!

Coffee & Conversation

This week we officially launched our Annual Fund Campaign.  We wanted to give you an opportunity to speak with us more about the Annual Fund, what it means to our school, and what your role in it can be.  You have two times to choose from.  We hope if you are able to make it, that you stop by for a chat and refreshments.

Donuts and Coffee with Mr. T and Sara:  Friday, November 4th, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Silverwood School Commons

Cookies and Coffee with Mr. T and Sara:  Friday, November 4th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Silverwood School Commons

Mr. T’s Take…

This week, Barn students were engaged in some very exciting experiential activities (see accompanying pictures).  To culminate their themed unit on apples, Miss Tasha, Miss Dawn, and parents Maggie and Nikki had students make apple turnovers . . . delicious!  To culminate her unit on pumpkins, Miss Beth had students dissect the gourds, examine the innards, and roast some pumpkin seeds.  Students will also leave some seeds in the pumpkins and see what happens over time when the pumpkins are left outside.


I would also like to give a special “shout out” to Miss Rita (Miss Ashley’s mom) and Mike and Eleanor H.  Miss Rita has spent many hours at our school beautifying our campus.  She has weeded gardens, cleaned up our greenhouses, and her latest project was restoring our rain garden by the office.  Mike and Eleanor H. spent last Saturday with Rita putting the finishing touches on the rain garden by spreading mulch and pressure washing the rain garden patio.

I can’t say it enough; I really appreciate all our volunteers at Silverwood School!  Have a safe Halloween weekend.

 Straight from the Student…

ryleePoint of View- As they got closer to the running water they felt a cool spray.  They tilted and gripped the shiny surface of the fountain and slowly leaned their heads into the water, but the force was much too strong.  Rylee G.~ 3rd Grade parkerOne day a couple of squirrels came together to form the Super Squirrel Squad to get the kids out of their territory.  General Nuts had a plan.  So on Wednesday the kids were on morning walk.  When they were leaving these squirrels took their places and then General Nuts said, “Fire!”  They missed every kid except for a kid named Calvin.  They ran back to their territory but General Nuts knew they (the kids) would come back, but then the Super Squirrel Squad went back to their homes.  Until the next battle.  Parker D. ~ 3rd Grade

 Out of the Mouth of Babes…

We have 3 choice ones this week.  I couldn’t choose.

Miss Dawn was around while a Lodge student was working out a math problem.  She gave him an alternate way of looking at the problem and helped find the solution quickly.  He looked her dead in the face and said, “Wow and you’re a Barn teacher.”  I guess her ability to teach the great complexity of 5th level math blew his mind since she should only know Kindergarten math.

Speaking of Kindergarten-  Miss Beth was working with our youngest students and she heard an exclamation you hear quite often at that age.  “Stop copying me!” Miss Beth decided to remind our students that when someone “copies” you it means what you thought of inspired them.  That it should be look at as flattery.  They see what you have done, they are inspired by it, and they want to try it with their own spin.  Later in class one of the Kindergartners walked over to a fellow classmate’s artwork and said, “This inspires me.”  Meaning he was going to copy.  Our artists of the future are learning great life lessons young.

Corinne and Nilani came to the office for a visit – as they are leaving, Corinne says, “This looks like a house.”  Mr. T replies, “It is a house.”  Nilani asks Mr. T, “Do you sleep here?”  Mr. T responds,  “No,” and Nilani replies, “I thought you did!”