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Mid Term Reports Go Home

Tuesday, October 15 will be the day your student will be bringing home his/her mid-terms.  Please check their backpacks for this informative report.  All students (in grades 1-5) will be receiving a mid term report which gives information about work habits and learner characteristics.  In years past, we’ve asked parents to sign off on an envelope indicating that you have reviewed the report.  We are no longer requiring this.  If you have any questions about the report, please contact your student’s teacher.

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Health Deadline Is Here

Required health forms must be on file with the school nurse by October 15.  Students not in compliance must be excluded from school until the proper health forms have been received.  

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Columbus Day

We will be celebrating Columbus Day (or Indigenous People’s Day) AT SCHOOL.  School will be in session on Monday, October 14.  

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Fire Safety Poster Winners

Congratulations to Achyutha Shashikiran, Ali Newell, Rhea Nelson  and Lila Viets for being chosen as finalists by Countryside Fire Department for their fire safety poster entries.  The Fire Department framed the student’s artwork to take home and display.  Great job!

Middle School North students with flag.

Aspen and Middle School North Flags to Fly in Antarctica

Middle School North and Aspen Elementary are among a group of local schools whose flags will be flying in Antarctica next month. Air National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman, pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, collected the flags this week. He and other Air Guard personnel will travel to Antarctica in late October to support a group of scientists who will be working at the South Pole for 40 days. He is taking the local school flags to fly while he is stationed there.  If district families would like to share in the adventure with Lt. Col. Buckman, they can follow him on Twitter @LtColBuckman (https://twitter.com/LtColBuckman) and Facebook @BuckmanSouthPole (https://www.facebook.com/BuckmanSouthPole).

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Learning About Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed was the focus of Ms. Green’s first grade class at Aspen Elementary on Friday. They learned how he introduced apple trees to large parts of many states. They drew colorful pictures of this famous American pioneer.

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Time to Trim the Grass

The grass in the terrarium of Ms. Carson’s fourth-grade class was quickly outgrowing its environment. As students gathered around to watch, Ms. Carson opened the terrarium and gave the grass a “haircut.” She talked with her students about what grass needs to grow.

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Fourth Grade After School Band Rehearsal Begins

Our fourth grade students will be starting after school band and orchestra rehearsals on Tuesday, October 8.  Please be sure your fourth grade band or orchestra student brings their instruments every Tuesday and Thursday from now on.  They will be released from band at 2:55, and pick up will be in the back of Aspen School.  Students will  also have small group lessons at varying times and dates throughout the week, so please be sure to check Mr. Fritz and Ms. Lee’s websites for the days and times your student will have lessons during the day.  

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Mid Term is Here!

Friday, October 4, marks the middle of the first trimester.  Mid-term reports will be out on Tuesday, October 15.  More information about mid-term reports will be sent out in the coming days.

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NO SCHOOL on October 9

Wednesday, October 9, is a non attendance day.  School will resume on Thursday, October 10.