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Ms. Erin’s class is learning about communities and people’s roles in their community. They have discussed goods and services, community helpers, and various careers in our community. We want to give a big thanks to People’s Bank, who participated in a virtual field trip with the students. Our Spartans asked wonderful questions and learned a lot! Peoples Bank
Here is a recent article in the Athens Messenger about Mrs. Smith’s STEM classroom. We are so happy to have these resources at school for our students!
Alexander uses grant funding to transform classroom for STEM instruction ALBANY — Alexander Elementary, with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Ohio STEM Learning Network Classroom Grant Program, has repurposed one of their technology classrooms into a STEM
Parent Teacher Conferences Update:
Conferences that were scheduled for last Thursday evening will be made up this Thursday 2/10/22. The times of those conferences will be the same as originally scheduled unless you call to make a change.
Conferences that were scheduled for last Friday, will be made up NEXT Thursday, 2/17/22. Since these were originally scheduled for morning times those conferences will need to be rescheduled by calling the office.
The original district plan was not to make up the conferences from Friday, but that has changed and been clarified so if you previously had scheduled a Friday conference (or had not ever scheduled a conference but would now like to) you may call the office to reschedule for the 17th.
Some of our 4th Graders read about Joe Burrow today and then used what they learned about him to write nominations for him for our Spartans Live R.E.D. program. R.E.D. stands for; Respect, Empathy, and Determination. It was great to have the students demonstrate their understanding of these words by finding examples in someone else’s life, and fun to support a local inspiration.
Our Positive Parenting Program on Raising Resilient Children that was scheduled for last Thursday's Parent Teacher Conferences, is rescheduled for THIS Thursday February 10th. We know a lot of folks had expressed an interest in the program and hope to see several families represented!
Alexander Local School District will be on a two hour delay schedule for Monday February 7th, 2022. The following busses will be running Plan A : 5, 10, 13, 18. 21, 23, 32, 34.
Parent Teacher Conferences for tomorrow,Friday February 4th, are canceled. There will be information later about rescheduling conferences.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed today, February 3rd. Tonight’s Parent Teacher Conferences are also cancelled and will be made up next Thursday evening.
Alexander Elementary will be holding our annual shoe drive next week, February 7th-11th, to help support our students. There are a variety of reasons that student sometimes need a new or extra pair of shoes and this has been a great program here for many years. We hope many families that are able to contribute do so.
This year Alexander has been working with the PAX program. PAX is a program that teaches children to understand, and recognize both positive and negative behaviors. It then helps encourage students to increase their use of positive behaviors and decrease their use of negative behaviors.
Our PAX Partner, Mrs. Beymer, organized a PAX Bingo challenge for our classes. There were two options available so that all students could participate at an age appropriate level. The homeroom that turned in the most completed Bingos earned a special treat. Congratulations to Mr. Giddy's homeroom, who got to spend some time this morning playing dodgeball with Mr. Giddy and members of our office staff. Thank you to all those that participated and Mrs. Beymer for organizing the fun!
A reminder that we will be holding our Positive Parenting Program, Thursday night during conferences. The topic is "Raising Resilient Children", and focuses on helping children understand and recognize their emotions and how to handle those feelings appropriately in order to be successful. There is no registration process, and any interested parents are free to attend either session so that they can also attend any scheduled conferences as well.
We know that the kids were excited about this so we are going to move Joe Burrow Day to next Tuesday, February 1st.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed Friday the 28th.
The school will be holding this seminar on February 3rd in the cafeteria in conjunction with Parent Teacher Conferences. The two sessions will cover the same material so that you have multiple opportunities to attend this seminar, as well as your child(ren)'s conference(s). Each session will also have a drawing for a door prize for parents that attend. We would love to see lots of families attend and get some new strategies on helping kids navigate stressful situations.
Alexander Local Schools will be on a two hour delay for Wednesday the 26th.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday the 25th. Staff and students will make this day up on President’s Day, February 21st.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed today, Monday the 24th.
Alexander Local Schools will be on a two hour delay for tomorrow, Monday the 23rd.
Alexander Elementary parents, students, and staff, we added “Joe Burrow Day” to our already existing Hat Day after the exciting playoff win last night! Let’s show Joe all of our support at Alexander this Friday! 🧡🖤🏈
Alexander Local Schools will be on a two hour delay for tomorrow, Friday the 21st.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed today, Thursday the 20th.
Alexander Local Schools will be on a two hour delay today, Thursday January 20th.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed for Wednesday, January 19th.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday the 18th, for snow and road conditions.
Alexander Local Schools will be closed tomorrow 1/7/22.
We would like to thank one of our families who helped organize an impromptu toy and gift drive for some of the areas in Kentucky that were recently effected by tornados. There were a few donations from Alexander staff and families, and many from the community at large totaling over $20,000 in donations. The elementary also sent a banner of support that our young Spartans signed. We are proud of everyone in the community that helped with this event!
Last week Mrs. Bail’s Language Arts classes celebrated becoming published authors. The students contributed to a book about what they want to be later in life. The students received their published books, had snacks, and dressed for their future careers.
Mrs. Bail’s homeroom recently used Trick or Trash box and shipped off Halloween candy wrappers to be recycled. Thanks for all the elementary students who brought in their candy wrappers!
Mrs. Doubrava's first graders have been learning about how to be good citizens in their community. The students completed a community service project where they collected trash from all around the school complex to make their community cleaner. We were all surprised with how much litter we found!
This community service project will be used for one of the service learning projects that students complete to show our students striving to be Super Spartans.
Here is a link to the information on our Remind Communication App. for anyone still needing the information.
The local agency, HAPCAP, is offering assistance for folks that would still like to sign up for the Child Tax Credit. If you have any interest please reach out to them.
Today we were fortunate enough to have students from the Ohio University College of Music come and play some songs for our students. The kids enjoyed music from Marvel and Disney movies, including this bit of “You’ve got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.
Alexander Elementary is continuing to partner with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Hopewell Health Centers on the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). During Thursday evenings conferences, in the cafeteria, there will be a large group seminar on the "Power of Positive Parenting". The session will start at 5:00 pm and will be repeated at 6:30 pm, enabling parents to attend their conference times and the seminar. The first 10 families at each session will receive a $10.00 gift card, and each session will have a raffle for a gift basket for those in attendance. The two basket themes are "Family Movie Night" and "Family Game Night". We hope to see lots of our families turn out and learn about this new program!
We can’t believe that we are closing out the quarter today! It’s wonderful to reflect on how the students have grown! Here’s to sharing what we’ve enjoyed as hands on projects in Tech and STEM! 🧬 🖥 👷♀️