Upcoming Days in Rotation
Monday, May 22 – Day 3
Tuesday, May 23 – Day 4
Wednesday, May 24 – Day 5
Thursday, May 25 – Day 6
Friday, May 27 – Day 7
- Just a reminder - ALL LS Library books were due TODAY (Friday May 19). Mrs. Easter will be contacting you with reminders and lost book payment information on Monday, if needed.
- In addition to offering Jump Start to incoming first and second graders, we have added Jump Start programs for rising third and fourth graders this summer! Don't forget to visit the PG website to sign up for Jump Start programs as well as all of our Summer Programming!
- Our final Chapel service will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 8:15am. Therefore, we will not be having Chapel on Wednesday, May 24th. Students will need to wear Chapel uniforms on Tuesday, May 23rd instead of Wednesday, May 24th (as always PE clothes should be worn if your child has PE on that Tuesday).
- On Wednesday, May 24th, we will have our annual "unity" picnic for all Lower School students. We will not be able to accommodate parents and guests for lunch on this day. Thank you for your understanding.
- Extended Day will have its End of the Year Party on Thursday, May 25th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm! The Auxiliary Department will provide a 25' foot tall dual water slide called the Big Blue and a 40' foot long slip and slide called the Aqua Tube! Hot Dogs will be on the grill and plenty of water will be provided. This event is open to all students (and parents) and it's free! If your child will attend please make sure they are prepared to get soaked!
- The last day of Upper School carpool is Tuesday, May 23rd.
- The last day of Extended Day is Tuesday, May 30th.
- The last day of bus service is Tuesday, May 30th.
Second Grade Showcase
The second graders did a fabulous job sharing all they have learned throughout the year about our wonderful city of Charleston in a culminating performance entitled "A Stroll Through Charleston". Parents were special guests for their performance which included a post-performance "stroll" thorough their classrooms viewing the student's research projects. Classrooms were turned into the streets of Charleston and were packed with giant trifold posters the children had created illustrating historic landmarks and important places in our fair city. Well done second grade!
Here are some pre-showcase photos of second graders working on their Charleston research projects
We have winning scientists! Mrs. Wey's first grade homeroom won a district-wide Healthy Soils are Full of Life poster contest, held by the Charleston Soil and Water Conservation District. All first grade scientists used their creative talents to show what they have learned about the pluff mud and playground soil on our campus during Mrs. Stanec's science class. We were able to submit 4 AMAZING first grade posters to the contest! Students painted with soil, answered questions about life in soil, and illustrated the importance of soil. The winning poster was a mosaic of the entire class's work, complete with yarn worms, roots, and clouds! Debbie Eckard, the Education Coordinator from the Charleston Soil and Water Conservation District, presented this very special award to our students on Wednesday.
Food Allergy Awareness
The Lower School had an assembly this week to learn more about food allergies and what we can do as a community to support friends with food allergies. Thank you Dr. Russell, Jack Ferm, and Nurse Anna for sharing your knowledge with us about this very important health concern.
State In A Bag
Fourth graders presented their States In A Bag projects this week. Students learned many interesting facts about a number of different states from their classmates. For instance, Evan shared the fun fact that many of our favorite movies and television shows are produced and filmed in the great state of California. Evan's dad dropped by to show the class the Emmy Award he won for a television show he produced in California. So cool!
Fifth grade students are ending their year in Social Studies by comparing and contrasting the ancient cultures they studied this year. They are recording information about the geography, everyday life, religion, and government. Once the information has been organized, small groups will create posters to display the similarities and differences among cultures.
Math and Science in the Fourth Grade
Fourth graders are learning how to classify rocks and minerals using a dichotomous key.
Fourth graders had Battleship Day to help practice Coordinate Geometry! It was a "Hit!"
In Mrs. Goldsmith's reading class this week, the students participated in Readers Theater.
Last Friday afternoon, we had the final Girls Leadership Gathering of the year. The girls participated in collaborative problem solving, the creation of birthday cards for Birthdays for All, and kits for people at One80Place. Thank you to all of the girls who participated and the teachers that made this special program possible!
Star of the Week
Edgar taught his classmates how to create flies for fly fishing. He made each classmate a special fly. Thank you Edgar!
He also invited his mom to be a special guest reader.
Mrs. Frasier's class had three special Star of the Week guest readers in one week. Thank you Rucker's guests, Haynes's guests, and Declan's guest!
Fifth graders in Miss Kent's math class worked with pattern blocks to make discoveries about Tessellations!