Nye is on the Honor Roll!


Colonial Day
We had such a great time during our Colonial day on Wednesday, May 25th.  Students came to school in their costumes.  We were all especially impressed with how many students took initiative and were so creative in putting their own outfits together.
Students learned about what kids their age did during Colonial times.  They learned to play some Colonial games like Nine Men’s Morris.  It is a fun game which requires a bit of thought and strategy.  Ask your child to play with you and help them develop their skills in visual analysis, and strategic planning.  Your child can also play the game online against the computer.  http://www.mathplayground.com/logic_nine_mens_morris.html
In addition, our Colonial students learned some string games, how to sing a song and do a dance from the day, write in calligraphy, press apples to make apple juice, and other discovered other aspects of Colonial life.
During Open House, families came to visit and were able to try some of the activities themselves.  Thank you, parents, for your support in making this a fun a memorable learning experience.
Take the Colonial Quiz
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/colonialhouse/history/
Nye is on the Honor Roll
Congratulations!  Our school was chosen by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2015 California Honor Roll recipient!
The California Honor Roll is part of a national effort known for its extensive and rigorous analysis of student achievement in public schools. Our school stood above other schools in the state because of our success in getting students to higher levels of achievement and beyond.
The 2015 Honor Roll includes public K-8 and high schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.  We did not apply for this award (they found us!) and it is a great honor to have been chosen. We will be featured on the Honor Roll website and a banner has been designed for us to hang proudly at our school.

Plant, Grow, Eat -Fair Fieldtrip, June 17th

It has only been three weeks since we planted our radishes and  a variety of lettuce for the Plant, Grow, Eat program.  Students have been learning about how to cultivate their own small food gardens, and it has been so exciting to see how our plants progress every day from tiny sprouts to what might be considered a pretty respectable salad.
On June 17th, we will take them to the fair to be judged.  Of course it will be a very fun and educational day for the students.  We plan to see lots of plants and animals, rocks, art, and woodwork, and maybe even try out some of the other contests.
Parent chaperones who drive themselves and enter the fair with us in the morning can enjoy the rest of the fair after the school leaves at 2:00pm and save themselves the ticket fare.  Students will be released to their parents and they may stay at the fairgrounds to partake in all the other activities.
If you are planning to join us that day, please let me know with a note.  (Don’t worry if you have already done so on the back of the permission slip.)  You will need to have your volunteer paperwork on file in the office.  It will be a wonderful day to spend with your child.
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Thanks to all who were able to come to Open House.  Your support for your child’s education means a lot!
Upcoming Special Dates:
Minimum Day: Thursday, May 26th
Open House: May 25th 6:00-7:00pm
No School for Kids on May 27th
Memorial Holiday -No School on May 30th
Music Concert:  June 2nd, 6:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: June 3rd, 8:10 am
-Our class will be singing “Fifty Nifty United States” song at the Awards Assembly.
Fair Fieldtrip: June 17th
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