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Growing Guardians of the Earth

New Haven, CT, Est. 1913

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    February Newsletter

    We are Halfway There!

    The third marking period is starting out strong as students continue working with informational non-fiction texts and continue developing their early reading skills. In mathematics, we just completed a unit on measuring length and we are now moving on to measuring weight. Please continue to practice with your children counting to 100 by their 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. We will have a competition on Monday, February 29, 2016! Any student who can do this will earn a 20 Barnard Buck bonus and a special prize!

    Book in a Bag!

    Please make sure your child is reading daily and that they are recording the book title, pages read, and date on the reading log. The monthly log counts as a test grade for your child and missing entries will negatively impact their grade.

    Earn those Barnard Bucks!

    Did you know your students can earn at least 10 Barnard Bucks per day? As part of our PBIS program at Barnard (Positive Behavior Intervention Support), students are given 2016 incentives to make good choices! Students can use their Barnard Bucks to earn admission to special monthly events hosted by the Grade 1 team. For the month of January, students had the opportunity to gain admission to a Fun Movie Friday.

    For the February special event, we will be having a special movie day with a special snack. We will REQUIRE 200 Barnard Bucks to participate. The date of this event is February 26, 2016. 

    Spirit Week Events

    We will be hosting another spirit week for the month of February. Listed below are the dates and corresponding themes. We hope to see you dressed in SPIRIT!

    Friday, February 5th- Football Friday—where your favorite team’s jersey in support of the Super Bowl.

    Monday, February 8th- Migration/Life Cycle T-shirt Day- Students will create a t-shirt that shows migration or the life cycle of a animal or plant.

    Tuesday, February 9th- Black History Hero Day!- Dress as an influential Black History Hero!

    Wednesday, February 10th- Workout Wednesday- Dress in your best workout gear!

    Thursday, February 11th- Twin Day- Find a twin and dress alike.

    Friday, February 12th- Hearts, Pink, and Red- Show your love in honor of Valentine’s Day!

    Upcoming Events

    Ranger Harry Field Trip---February 9th (McLaughlin)/Febuary 11th (LeClair)

    Half Day- February 12, 2016

    Winter Recess- February 15-19, 2016

    PBIS Celebration- February 26, 2016




    College Major/Degree: Political Science B.S., Elementary Education B.S.

    College Attended: Southern Connecticut State University

    Fun Fact: I was on a billboard as part of a student showcase for Southern Connecticut State University.

    Favorite part about being an Environmental Studies School: I like the ability for our students and staff to engage with the sciences through an environmentally conscious avenue.

    Favorite Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not." Dr. Seuss

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        New Haven, CT 06511

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