Upcoming Days in Rotation
- Monday, February 20th – No School – Winter Break
- Tuesday, February 21st – No School – Winter Break
- Wednesday, February 22nd – Day 7
- Thursday, February, 23rd – Day 1
- Friday, February 24th – Day 2
- Spring Enrichment has added THREE NEW PROGRAMS: Tuesdays - Ultimate Football with Cameron Brown. Tuesdays - Adventures in Girls Engineering with Jennifer Clair and Thursdays - Girls Volleyball with Megan Crouch. Sign up HERE.
- Summer Camps:Calling all budding artists, builders, scientists, engineers, athletes, coders, and more! Porter-Gaud Summer Camp is your destination for inventive, exciting, and most importantly, fun summer learning. June 6–August 11, visit www.portergaud.edu/summercamps
- LOCATION MOVED FOR RICHARD GUERRY PARENT EVENT- The Richard Guerry online/digital safety presentation has been moved to WASHINGTON HALL on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. All parents are invited - but content will be directed to 4th-12th grade parents. For more information about Guerry, visit www.portergaud.edu/gaudemaus.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
The true highlight of our week was Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday. Our Lower School students performed a variety of songs for our guests showcasing their amazing talent. The audience appeared positively delighted with the performance. The day ended with visits to homerooms where students were able to share their classrooms with our very special guests. What a wonderful Lower School tradition!
Grandparents Day Preparation
In Writers Workshop, students in second grade reflected on what their life would be like when they become a grandparent. They shared these reflections with their grandparents and special friends.
Our Lower School trebuchet teams represented PG well last weekend at the trebuchet competition at The Citadel! Way to go, Launching Ladies!!
First graders attempted to "Escape the Zone of Darkness" using rotocopter seeds that they made in science class.
Second grade scientists raced to search out predators and prey during their science lab this week. Eat or be eaten!
Third grade scientists discovered the microscopic world of sand and worked as decomposers to form virtual soil!
South Carolina Elementary Choir
Fifth graders Renny Miles, Sara Grace Champagne, Aidan Damsker, Anna Kahn, Ella Murphy, and Reese Wisner traveled to Columbia last weekend to take part in the South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir. They joined a choir of 278 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade singers from across the state. They rehearsed for two days with noted composer and director Andrea Ramsey and performed a concert in front of over 1000 people. Bravo to these students and their teacher, Mr. Monsell!
Porter-Gaud Wins SCISA State Spelling Bee
Over 70 schools and over 840 students competed in the SCISA Spelling Bee this year, and Porter-Gaud came out on top! Congratulations to Mac Flynn, fourth grader, for a state runner-up finish!
LS Painting Party
Teachers enjoyed each other's company this week during an after school hours "painting party" in the Lower School art room. With a little instruction and inspiration from Mrs. Stiglic and Mrs. Holley, our team of teachers created beautiful paintings. What a great bonding and learning experience!
This week our fifth graders explored plankton. They chose a phytoplankton or zooplankton species to recreate using oil pastels and watercolors. Because oil and water do not mix, wherever the students drew with the oil pastels, the watercolor would not cover. The students' excitement upon noticing this fact was contagious!
Valentine's Day in the Lower School
Thank you to Pizza Hut in Mount Pleasant for donating pizza boxes for second grade mailboxes. Each second grader made a heart shaped pizza mailbox.
Fourth graders had a blast during their Measurement Valentine experience this week. Our winners stacked those candies high!!!
How to Make a Sweet Grass Basket
This week, Lance Howard (Mrs. Howard's husband), taught third graders all about the Gullah art of making sweet grass baskets.
A Visit from Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin visited the fourth grade this week sharing his accomplishments as a founding father, inventor, and much more. Did you know Ben was inducted into the swimming hall of fame and insurance hall of fame? He also invented the Franklin Stove, bifocal glasses, and the lightening rod.
Special Guest Readers
Mrs. Sallee's class had an older sibling as a special guest reader this week.
Mrs. Dixon's class had a special guest reader from fifth grade last week. What fun!
Sailor of the Week
The Sailor of the Week from Mrs. Miller's class taught classmates how to use tinfoil in a battery pack when the spring is missing!
Researching Ancient China
Fifth graders are busy working on a research project focused on Ancient China. Each student will select a specific topic such as the Great Wall, Confucius, or the Terra-cotta Army. We can't wait to watch the video presentations of their work – all filmed in front of the green screen.
A Fond Farewell
Mrs. Dixon's class said goodbye to a classmate who his moving to a different state. Farewell Desa'Rae! We will miss you!!