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Sun Safety on our Playground! photo

Sun Safety on our Playground!

Three and a half years ago, Mrs. Christa Haller, PTO president at the time, learned about the sun shade grant opportunity through the AAD - American Academy of Dermatology.  Several moms volunteered to pursue the grant.  Dr. Darst, a dermatologist, sponsored the PTO and the PTO sun shade committee worked with Coach Mac and all the teachers to administer monthly sun awareness activities.  They ran this program for a year before applying for and ultimately winning the $8,000 grant.  We used that grant money to fund a sun shade that provides high UV protection to our children and teachers on the playground.

Today was an exciting day as we were able to cut the ribbon for the final stage of this endeavor.  Students gathered around as Mr. Haller shared the information about how this fabulous sun shade came to be.  Even Dr. Darst came out to help in the celebration! Everyone is thrilled with the shaded area and the concrete play area underneath.  Thank you to all that made this vision become a reality.  We certainly do have an amazing community!

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A Peek Into a Chinese Immersion Classroom photo

A Peek Into a Chinese Immersion Classroom

Through almost a year’s Chinese learning, the children in Kindergarten experienced Chinese Culture from various aspects.

For Chinese Traditional custom, they made a video about Chinese New Year telling people about the legend of Nian monster, and they also acted out how Chinese People celebrate the big festival. They even showed others how to make dumplings.

To make others know more about China, they made a dragon out of boxes and had a dragon dance tour in other grades and classes.

About Chinese music and dance, they experienced the difference by learning the fan dance and Chinese Kongfu. The children also had a wonderful time performing them to their parents.


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