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Monday, April 23, 2012

Science and Sunshine-April 24, 2012

Dear Sexton Mountain Families:

Friday night we had a great turn out for Family Science Night.  Thanks to Grace Campbell for organizing such a special week for our students.  In addition to all of the hands on projects provided by Mad Science and facilitated by our helpful volunteers, we also had Lego Robotics demonstrations, and hundreds of interesting display boards.  Several students shared their projects with me.  Nihir’s project was inspired by Myth Busters and I now know that I can use root beer to clean my car’s exterior.  Kaleb shared theories about the differences between different types of citrus fruits’ ability to carry a current.  Joshua provided me with strategies for improving my Angry Birds score.  I enjoyed seeing the many ways our students engaged in science.  I also enjoyed seeing how our community responded to the special day.  Our friends from Canfield place viewed the projects and we had many extended family members present too.

Monday morning, kids were still talking about their Science Night adventures.  As I visited classrooms, students in Mrs. Loumena’s classroom were writing about the weekend.  Mr. Hayhurst’s students were doing the same.   Science and sun both made for interesting writing topics.  We also had a number of excited fifth graders Monday since many of the student’s projects were selected for viewing at the Signal-to-Noise Media Festival on May 10th hosted at Sunset Presbyterian Church. 

Because of conferences on Thursday and Friday, our teachers are busy packing a lot of learning into our three days of school this week.    Next week, Beaverton Rotary Club President, Ken Dailey, will serve as Principal for the Day.  Across the District, many community members will be learning more about the day-to-day operations of schools.  I am happy that community members will get to see our teachers teaching and students learning here at Sexton Mountain.  Great things are happening here for our kids!  Thank you for sharing your children with us!


Dr. Teresa Clemens-Brower
A.k.a.  Mrs. C.-B.

Upcoming Events
·      April 27-28-Parent Teacher Conferences-No School for Students
·      May 1-Incoming Kindergarten Math Night-6:30-7:15pm
·      May 10-Signal to Noise Media Festival-7:00pm at Sunset Presbyterian Church
·      May 11-PTC Meeting at 9:30am
·      May 18-Carnival 6:30-8:30pm
·      May 22-PTC Taiko Assembly  (Primary grades at 10:00am, Intermediate Grades at 8:45am)
·      May 22- GoogleDocs for Families Presented by Pam LeLand at 8:45am in the Computer Lab
·      May 25-Furlough Day-No School

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