Upcoming Days in Rotation
Monday, January 23rd – Day 2
Tuesday, January 24th – Day 3
Wednesday, January 25th – Day 4
Thursday, January 26th – Day 5
Friday, January 27th – Day 6
- The Lower School Scholastic Book Fair starts in less than two weeks (Feb 1-3 with setup on the 31st and breakdown on the 6th) and we need parent volunteers to fill some 90 minute shifts! If you can help, please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E49A9AD2FA64-pglsbook
- We wanted to remind everyone that we will happily accept Porter-Gaud uniform donations, gently used book donations (children's and adults), and truly any other donation you may have, at any time. Our service program can connect you with a variety of non-profit organizations that are in need of so many things. Please save the date for the following school-wide service efforts and check the Community Service tab for regular updates about our program:
- Friday, February 3rd is our next American Red Cross Blood Drive. You can register online for an appointment two weeks before the drive or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- February 20th-March 3rd - Gently Used Book Collection to support our Used Book Sale. All books will be sold for $0.50/each and money will be donated to One80Place Homeless Shelter. The Book Sale will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 9th and 10th in the lobby of the Wendell Center.
- Monday, January 23rd marks the first day of our Spring Enrichment Programs. Registration will close February 3rd.
- Due to popular demand we have created Football FUNdamentals, a Porter-Gaud Football Program for the Lower School (Grades 1-5). This introductory course will focus on the key concepts, terms, formations, skills and techniques that are necessary to become a successful Porter-Gaud Football Player. Fun will also be a major component!
- Registration for all programs can be found on our website,portergaud.edu. Go to After School Enrichment, click the Spring Enrichment Tab, add a participant and wait for the programs to download.
- If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Director of Auxiliary Programming, Corey Colman, email@example.com
First grade learned about plants this week and how there can be hidden colors in leaves. They found the colors hidden in two markers in the process (using chromatography)!
Hour of Code
Dr. Sessions and Mr. Luce from the Technology Department joined the second graders to lead an hour of code in each homeroom class this week.
All About the Data
This week, students in Ms. Frasier's math group had a tasty lesson in using data and interpreting graphs as they worked with M&M candies during a hands-on lesson. The students answered questions about their sets of data and talked about frequency tables, bar graphs and pictographs.
Be the Change
Fifth graders have been learning about ocean currents, gyres, and the global problem of plastic pollution in our waters. On Friday, they made posters representing ways that individuals can work to reduce the amount of plastic making its way into our oceans.
Mrs. Gerth's math class worked on fact families this week.
Bass player Jonathan Gray presented his instrument on Friday to fourth grade as their third Instrument Encounter of the year. Students enjoyed hearing jazz, rock, classical, and bluegrass styles played on the bass.
Fourth graders were busy working on ecosystem dioramas in science class this week.
Learning from Friends
Mrs. Sallee's class enjoyed a lesson in Swedish from their classmate this week. She introduced them to several Swedish words and read a book to the class during her Sailor of the Week presentation.