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For the week of September 10-14, 2012
Brewbaker Intermediate would like to thank the parent volunteers that helped during book fair week. They are: Makasha Dorsey, parent of Justin Dorsey, third grade; Michelle Blackmon, parent of Brandon Blackmon, third grade; Angela Covington, parent of Rigoberto Ceballos, fourth grade; and Belinda Carnegie, parent of Jeremiah Carnegie, fourth grade. They will receive a Brewbaker Buck and will be eligible for an end of the month drawing. Also, the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) committee would like to thank third grade teacher Heather Garrett, fourth grade teacher Philander Dillard, music teacher Christy Clark and Principal Natasha Starr for donating items to the PBS store for the grand opening.
Brewbaker Middle would like to thank the Buffalo Soldiers of Alabama Montgomery Chapter, Bernadette Hollinger, and Athena Tate for donating school uniforms.
Highland Gardens Elementary would like to thank the Altrusa International Montgomery Club for giving each second grade student and the media center a copy of the book Jobi in recognition of International Literacy Day.
Kudos go to MacMillan International Academy at McKee teacher Emily Baldwin who was named the ABC Award winner for September. Award winners are selected by the faculty and staff and awarded to the person they believe has gone Above and Beyond the Call of duty.
Monday, September 10
Students at Johnson Elementary will give back to the community by donating baskets of vegetables to the Salvation Army that were picked from the student garden.
Students at Carr Middle will participate in “Instrument Night” at 6 p.m. Capitol Music will provide 15 different instruments for students to try out and determine which one best suits them. Alabama Student University music education students will be on hand to assist students in choosing an instrument.
Pintlala Elementary’s PTO will host a Grandparent’s Day celebration from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Grandparents will enjoy refreshments with their grandchildren and have photos taken to remember the special day.
Fourth grade students at Wilson Elementary in Stacy Rivers and Jessica Coblentz’s classes will learn Mandarin Chinese from Auburn University Montgomery faculty and staff members.
The Floyd Elementary library will celebrate National Library Card Signup month. During September all students that would like to receive a public library card must return their form to their homeroom teacher.
Bellingrath Middle’s media center will participate in National Library Card Signup month. Students who would like to obtain a public library card may submit a request to receive one. In addition, the media center will provide teachers with ideas and resources to use for participation in a “National Day of Service” in remembrance of September 11, 2001.
Pintlala Elementary’s cookie dough fundraiser will continue through September 19. In addition, Pintlala will sell Boston Butts which will be available for pick up on Saturday, September 29. The funds raised from the two events will be used to purchase new equipment for the physical education department.
Brewbaker Middle will hold its annual parent meeting at 5 p.m. followed by open house at 6 p.m.
Forest Avenue Elementary will hold a “Pow Wow” meeting for second grade parents at 5:30 p.m.
Bear Exploration Center will hold its first meeting of Discovery Clubs after school.
Fifth grade students at Highland Gardens Elementary will make edible plant cells this week. Fourth grade students will focus on rounding whole numbers and decimals throughout the week. Also, kindergarten students in Shanqua Carr’s class will find words from newspapers and magazines for a “Kindergarten Word Hunt.”
Highland Avenue Elementary’s PTA will hold a cookie dough fundraiser through September 17. Also, second grade students will read the story “Exploring Space with an Astronaut.” They will watch a video on astronaut training. Students will take notes during the story and will write a short summary that will be displayed in the halls.
Tuesday, September 11
The Air Force JROTC program at Lee High will hold their 10th annual Flag Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the front of the school in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Choralees and marching band will participate. The guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Shanece Johnson, Superintendent, Jeanne M. Holmes Center for Officer Accession and Citizens Development, Maxwell AFB.
Brewbaker Intermediate, Brewbaker Primary and Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School have partnered to participate in a “Big Buddy, Little Buddy” program. Brew Tech students will visit both schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays and help their “buddy” complete school assignments, play games, and build relationships. Brew Tech Big Buddies for Brewbaker Intermediate are: Tearra Belser, William Buchanan, Khalil Carter, Andre Cole, Jillian Cunningham, Nyles Davis, Morgan Dean, Jerel Enriquez, Danielle Fitsgerald, Breshawna Henderson, Victoria Houlton, D’Maree Jackson, Jalon Levett, Tyler Lewis, Quintez Long, Reena Miller, Taylor Nicholson, Allison Pogue, Daniel Riley, Steen Rogers, Charnelle Scott, Breona Smith, Jasmine Snow, and Keith Williams. Brew Tech Big Buddies for Brewbaker Primary are: Aseel Abdelaziz, Marleigh Boulware, Jasmine Chang, Jaylon Davis, Vercherria Goodman, Tabitha Grace, Te'Aisha Harris, Robert Holtam, Jasmyne Johnson, Sherilyn Johnson, Kenneth Ledyard, Alexandria Lockett, Talesa McCall, Lorenzo Moore, Emily Powell, Dearia Riley, Bria Scott, Taylor Scott, Makayla Smith, Zaria Stephenson, Valeria Surls, Rico Thomas, Tiara Wells, Aiyonna Westry, Shelby Williams, Levi Wooke, Kanita Wright, and Shanice Hardy.
First and second grade students at Blount Elementary will be visited by author and illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt who will discuss her book entitled Jonathan James and the Whitif Monster. She will also have autographed books for sale. Students in first grade will meet in the library from 1 – 1:45 p.m. and second grade students from 2 – 2:45 p.m.
Forest Avenue Elementary will hold “Pow Wow” meetings for third grade parents at 3:40 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for first grade parents.
Lanier High will hold an open house at 6 p.m.
Bear Exploration Center will hold its annual family picnic at Vaughn Road Park from 5 p.m. until dusk.
Catoma Elementary’s PTA will hold an open house at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12
The Alabama Department of Public Health will administer flu vaccines to all employees and their dependents, age 18 and older, at various locations now through October. Today’s site will be Carver Elementary from 1 – 5 p.m. The shots are free to all who are covered under the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan (SEHIP/SEIB), Local Government Health Insurance Plan (LGHIP), or the Public Education Employees Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP). An insurance card will be needed.
Students in grades K-2 at Carver Elementary will participate in an assembly on the Code of Student Behavior at 9 a.m.
Georgia Washington Middle will hold an open house at 5:30 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, join PTSA, meet the school counselor and register for door prizes.
Thursday, September 13
Students in grades 3-5 at Carver Elementary will participate in an assembly on the Code of Student Behavior at 9 a.m. In addition, Carver Elementary will celebrate Grandparent’s Day with lunch sponsored by the Nutrition Advisory Council (NAC) club.
Forest Avenue Elementary will hold “Pow Wow” meetings for fifth grade parents at 3:40 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. for fourth grade parents.
Students at Wilson Elementary will hear author and illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt give a presentation on her book Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster to students in grades K-2 from 1-1:45 p.m. and grades 3-5 from 1:45 -2:30 p.m.
Friday, September 14
Pintlala Elementary will hold a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) kickoff celebration in the library for students in grades K-2 at 2 p.m. and at 2:15 p.m. for students in grades 3-6.
Saturday, September 15
Bellingrath Middle’s football team will play at McKee Middle at 10 a.m.
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