October 16-October 20, 2023
ASTL GRANDPARENTS DAY 2023
FROM THE DESK OF…
Terri O’Daniel, Executive Director
We want to thank Dr. Bruno for his enlightening presentation last Wednesday. Once again, he shared numerous valuable insights with all attendees, offering detailed explanations about the factors influencing the responses of children with autism to their surroundings. Additionally, he provided us with practical tools to assist our students in managing their daily transitions and decision-making processes.
Lynn Lachance, Academy Parent
We are continuing to finish up cover ideas for both the back and the front. We love seeing all the creativity your students are bringing to the club!
We are starting to prepare for the Veteran’s Day Assembly, and we need your help. We will honor Academy Veterans and their families who have served or continue to serve in the military. If you have a service member you would like to honor, please email a picture with name, rank, and branch. If you know a Veteran who would like to attend our Veteran’s Day celebration.
Please contact Kathy Lagos at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be happy to send them an invitation to attend.
We are also looking for any Boy or Girl Scouts who want to help with the flag ceremony.
Thank you to all the family members of students at the Academy who have served or continue to serve in the military.
This week, we joined many others around the world as we prayed for peace. Although our children are young, it’s never too early to teach them that they can make a positive difference in our world. We used simple words to discuss what was happening in Israel and discussed the power of prayer.
Of course, the highlight of our week was Grandparents Day. We loved celebrating with them and showing them how much they are appreciated.
I loved getting to meet everyone’s grandparents this week! We had so much fun painting picture frames to give to our loved ones and showing them our classroom. It’s so special getting to share these moments with our grandparents!
This week, we discussed what is happening in the world and prayed for peace and the safety of all involved. I spent a few days in Israel this summer and shared pictures from my trip with the students! I loved sharing my experience with them as we talked about how important Jerusalem is to multiple religions worldwide.
This week in ELA, students focused on finding context clues within our novel to support the main ideas in each chapter. We continued learning about the water cycle in Environmental science and will be studying for a chapter Quiz over lessons 1-3 next week. Just to remind you, there are weekly ELO points for tracking the weather in Science and completing your daily reading logs for ELA.
In history, we continued our study of the American colonies by learning about William Penn, the Quakers, and the colony of Pennsylvania. We took notes on this topic and completed a reading comprehension activity over William Penn.
This week’s field trip was to the World Bird Sanctuary for a presentation on various bird species. Connecting this to our unit on non-living and living things from science was s positive. We also had the chance to host our grandparents at the end of the week for Grandparents Day.
We all were happy to spend time with John Paul this week. Owen and John Paul were loving life swinging together!
- October 23-26– Parent Teacher Conferences
- Friday, October 27– NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday, October 31-All Saints Day Parade
- Wednesday, November 1– NO SCHOOL