We celebrated Thanksgiving with a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving theme. We had the traditional Charlie Brown food; popcorn, toast, jelly beans, pretzel sticks. My students decorated the table with a fall theme; acorns, leaves, and pine cones. They also did an amazing job making pilgrim hats and Native American headbands.
In STEAM, students in 3rd Grade have been using Little Bits, electronic building blocks that snap together with magnets, to learn about creating circuits! The power source blocks, input blocks and output blocks are all color coded, and they have been learning about how the input affects the output by tying in the Reading skill, "cause and effect!"
Anna Galiardi and Skye Galiardi both won first place in the Women’s Club District Competition. Their photos will now move on to compete at the state level. Click here to vote for the Kieth Rothfus Congressional Art Contest. Voting is available through April 4th.
The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Classroom
Mindfulness is often described as the awareness that arises through intentionally attending to one’s moment-to-moment experience in a nonjudgmental and accepting way. It brings awareness to a person’s relationship to their experiences: thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Derived from the Buddhist contemplative tradition, mindfulness has gained popularity throughout the United States in recent years. Mindfulness has successfully been used within clinical settings to treat patients with Anxiety and Depression, as well as other mental health and psychological disorders. Studies have shown it to be effective in reducing stress hormones. Participants are asked to attend to the present moment in an intentional, nonjudgmental matter. Mindfulness encourages one to embrace the present moment with curiousness, openness and acceptance. It is important to avoid multi-tasking and focus on one experience in a non-reactive manner. Mindful thinking is not about being right, but instead encourages the participant to respond in an appropriate, deliberate way based upon the situation.
Independent Swimmers Tony Kraus, Senior & Sarah Doncevic, Freshmen will be representing Ambridge School district in Mid Western Athletic Conference Swim Championships ( M.A.C) at Moon High School on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 am.
The M.A.C. swimming and diving championship include schools/ teams from the Western Pa that are just west and northwest of Pittsburgh. Kraus will be competing in the boys 200 Yard IM ( seed time 2:07.35) and boys 100 yard breaststroke ( seed time 1:05.73). Doncevic will be competing in the girls 100 yard backstroke ( seed time 1:04.49.)
Both swimmers qualified WPIAL Swimming Championship at that will University of Pittsburgh Trees Pool on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Friday, March 3, 2017.
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Jr High Science Fair Winners January 19, 2017
1st Place - Dinah Bailey
2nd Place - Matt Kowalsky/Brady Eisel
3rd Place - Jacob Ernst
4th Place - Dominic Santia
HM - Jacob Kotula/Will Hrinko
HM - Maura Devine
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as Sept. Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi in the picture are: GARY SCHNEIDER, KATELYN MCPHERSON, KYLIE O’LARE, JOSIE NOULLET, JOHN SEIFER, TRISTAN WALKER, MAX REDINGER, TALMAGE BELL, BAILEY PROTULIPAC, MAX MODROVICH, DELANEY WELLING MACKENZIE REEVES, NICKOLAS LITTLE, ROCCO VENTURELLA, LINCOLN TRIMBUR, EMILY SMITH, MIA SUMPTER, BRAYDEN REEVES, PIETRO PUCCI, NICHOLAS WASCHAK, JOSHUA HOHMAN, JAZMIN SCHNEIDER, & ZAPPULA LEWIS.
Congratulations to all!
Students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade were awarded a certificate for being chosen as October Physical Education Star Students of the month. Mrs. Parisi has dedicated a bulletin board in the gym to honor her students. Mrs. Parisi has established the
following criteria for the award. Not absent on a Gym Day, a good role model in class, extra effort, and encouraging fellow classmates to do their best. Along with Mrs. Parisi, in the picture are the following students.
KALINA HERNANDEZ, ALAYNA GAZDA, ANNA KWOLEK, ELI VANDERMALLIE, COLE MAROVICH, MADISON HOLCOMB, & ELIZABETH NDWANYI.
Congratulations to all!