It has been a busy time for student council this month. We have been working on putting together gifts for all of the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to wish them good luck on the state testing that will be starting soon. We will be selling treats at the next Community School sponsored movie on February 10th. It’s a lot of fun for our members be in charge of a stand full of candy and treats. It is great to do so much for our school and our community.
After taking a break in January, we will be having our next PTO meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 3:35p. Childcare will be provided. In addition to our usual business, our special discussion topic this month is School Safety issues. We will learn more about the safety protocols in place at Fall River (and what to do if you happen to be in the building during a drill or emergency). We will also hear about upcoming renovations made possible by the passage of the bond measure last fall.
Mark your calendars for Fall River’s 3rd Annual Book Exchange during February teacher conferences. Please bring your used books to the Fall River lobby and place them in the bin labeled “Book Exchange Donations.” During conference nights, just wander through the library and scoop up some new books for your home libraries. All Book Exchange books will be clearly marked on library tables. Bags will be provided. The goal is to get books in your children’s hands and encourage reading. Its FREE and its FUN!
Our competitive robotics teams are participating in upcoming tournaments. They continue to compete in various categories in the hopes of qualifying for state and world level competitions. Thank you to Mr. Medlock and the parent volunteers who assist with all the details of competitive robotics. An Alpine tournament is coming up, as well as a tournament hosted by Fall River Elementary. Watch for details!
In Preschool we have spent the last 2 weeks learning about animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctic. We have read books about polar bears and penguins, we have done science experiments about blubber, We have located these places on a map and globe. We have compared and contrasted different animals. We have also been breaking apart numbers and putting them together. We know about more, fewer and all together. We are looking forward to started a new study on clothing.
5th grade Fall River Elementary yearbook cover designs are on display and winners will be announced soon. Students that participated in the design challenge are very excited to see their art on display, and it’s fun to hear students passing by declare which artwork they would choose for the cover.
Drum production is in full swing and they are looking outstanding! We are anticipating their completion around the middle of the month and then turning the instruments over to Ms. Aurand and our artist in residence Nancy Brauhn-Curnes.
Fall River Robotics Team is excited to announce they are in the midst of their competitive season. Students have been building their own robot design to fit this year's design challenge called "Crossover". Teams have been competing among St Vrain Schools and are excited to see if teams make it to the State Competition, which is scheduled this year at Timberline K-8 on Saturday, February 4th.