Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites- Week of February 28th:


Mrs. Light’s Class- Tech Time

The upcoming week appears to be a calm one.  Hopefully it will warm up and stop raining so that the kids can spend time outdoors for recess.  I think that everyone has a bit of spring fever!
 

  

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Amelia Elementary’s Kindergarten Registration will be held this week. Registration is by appointment only, and will be held at the West Clermont administrative office located in the Union Township Civic Center at 4350 Aicholtz Road.

 It is very important that you are proactive and enroll your child during this timeframe.  After the enrollment time period we are able to anticipate enrollment numbers and make programming decisions accordingly.

Hours:

Monday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m – 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Thursday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Appointments can be made by calling 943-5000.

 Your child must be five (5) years old on or before Sept. 30, 2011.  You should bring:

  • your child’s original birth certificate
  • proof of residency (lease, deed, land contract, settlement statement, affidavit of residence)
  • immunization records
  • custody papers (if applicable)
  • IEP/MFE (if applicable)
  • parents picture identification (drivers license, state identification card, passport)
  • physical examination (must be returned to your school prior to student starting kindergarten)

 If you have any questions, please contact West Clermont Central Enrollment at 943-5000.

Taiko Drum Experience:


Video 1:          SchoolTube – Music Taiko Drums.  

Video 2:          SchoolTube – Music Taiko Drums.

 CLICK ON THE 2 LINKS ABOVE TO ENJOY THE TAIKO DRUM VIDEO!!!!! 

Video 1:  AE Students Performing

Video 2:  Mississinewa Students Performing

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Students in 3-5th grade at Amelia Elementary got to see an amazing Taiko Drum performance today when students from the Mississinewa Valley School visited to share their unique talents. The performers traveled 2.5 hours from Darke County, Ohio to perform at our school and Holly Hill Elementary.  Many thanks to Mr. Crandall, Mrs. Johnson (Holly Hill’s Music Teacher) and the Taiko director, Rebecca Burnett, for making this experience happen.  Our students were AMAZED!!! 

Be sure to click on the video to see Amelia Elementary students performing a familiar song by the band Queen…  I think we could take this show on the road!!  🙂 

 

Feel free to learn more about how the Taiko group began at Mississinawa Valley Schools by clicking on their  website:

http://darke.k12.oh.us/~mississinawa_valley/FOV2-0001A140/?OpenItemURL=S012C996F

Short Week Ahead:


Happy Friday.  Just a reminder that we will have a short week ahead.

There will not be school on Monday, February 21st due to Presidents Day.  Additionally, school will not be in session on Friday, February 25th due to a teacher in-service day.

Interim reports will be sent home with students on Thursday.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful extended weekend. It is beautiful outside 🙂

“Go Active” Assembly:


On Thursday, February 17th, preschool, kindergarten, first and second grade students had an opportunity to Go Active!  “Go Active with Ronald McDonald” was a fun and active show for both the body and mind. Ronald and the audience played using improvisational games and fun activities to help set students on the road to leading a more balanced, active lifestyle. Ronald encouraged everyone to burn energy by finding the activities that they like to do, make them fun and make them a habit. As Ronald said, “it’s what I eat AND what I do . . . and what I do is Go Active!”

Super U! Challenge Assembly:


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Third, fourth and fifth grade students at Amelia Elementary participated in an action-packed school assembly that promoted a bully-free school environment by encouraging students to build positive character traits and identify (and stop!) bullying behavior. It was all about challenging students to become their own “personal super heroes” and let their best traits shine – at school and at home.

The Super U! Challenge was designed after classic Kid’s TV game shows such as “Double Dare” and the current Nickelodeon smash-hit “Brain Surge”. During the 45-minute show, contestants from the audience were invited to take part in imaginative, funny, and wacky interactive challenges that involved oversize props, creative costumes, and yes…even some slime!  Each exciting challenge was based around a specific message about bullying and positive character traits that reinforces what students hear in school.

Unlike a traditional “quiz show” assembly that requires students to answer questions about curriculum, The Super U! Challenge did not put students “on-the-spot” or require that they have memorized any facts.  The only requirement of the hand-on challenges was that the volunteers (and the audience!) were ready to have fun.  Students from all grade levels were able to participate in the show – and as soon as they saw the wild challenges, there was never any shortage of eager volunteers.

In addition to helping kids identify bullying behavior and encouraging positive character traits, The Super U! Challenge also promoted teamwork, good sportsmanship, and cooperation among students.

Topics highlighted in this program were:

  • Building friendships and trust
  • Avoid being a bully
  • How your actions build character
  • The importance of honesty
  • What to do if someone is bullying you
  • Respect
  • Being a part of a community
  • Good Sportsmanship & Teamwork

3rd Grade: Evening of Folk Dances and Singing Games:


The Amelia Elementary third grade music students of Mr. John Crandall and Dr. Tim Kloth hosted an “Evening of Folk Dances, Play Parties and Singing Games” on Tuesday, February 15. The students demonstrated dance figures such as “sashay,” “dosido” and “peel the banana” and then invited their parents, grandparents and siblings to join them on the dance floor. The program allowed the students and their families to get a glimpse of the type of community gathering popular prior to the invention of technologies such as radio and television.

4th Grade Native American Projects:


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The students in Mrs. Langdon’s 4th grade Social Studies class have been learning about the Native American tribes from Ohio.  After spending time reading, writing, and researching the tribes the students put together presentations.  Everyone was excited to share their new knowledge and all their hard work!