We had a first this week in that we are now “Zooming” our morning announcements into each class in a video format  so students can see themselves leading the pledge, holding the flag or giving information for the day. Thanks to Jennifer Lancaster for setting up our morning news show as we think the students will enjoy being TV stars. Also, we know our students are going to love the two new turtles that have been donated to our Environmental Science lab.  We are now up to three turtles, many birds and fish, a rabbit and two bearded dragons.

This week we had classes out shopping and bowling and one group even visited Krispy Kreme.  During instructional periods, among other things, students talked about various New Year’s Day celebrations, discussed political conflicts and wars, participated in baking activities and discussed ways to manage personal hygiene. Next week we again have groups going to grocery stores, bowling, and another class checking out Krispy Kreme.

PTA met on Wednesday at Hollis and pursued plans for the upcoming “Run, Walk and Roll”, and we continue to invite more of you to participate in PTA activities. To find out about meetings and PTA initiatives, take a look at the Washington Center website. Also, anyone who wishes to do so can still sign up for the Remind app to get updates regarding school closings and delays. Check out our website for accessing directions for Remind.

Erin Sosebee and her committee are hard at work getting ready for next month’s Valentine Pageant, and we are excited about seeing our older students all dressed up for the party. Also, Nardia Lloyd is heading up a group making plans for February’s celebration of Black History. 

The following are dates you might want to note: 

On January 11, the quarter ends, and January 13th is a teacher work day, so no school for students.

January 15th schools are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

That wraps it up for this week.  Enjoy your weekend and be careful in the snow.