I feel so sad writing this today as I sit at home on our snow day...Last week Friday, the weather was SO beautiful! We decided to take the kindergarteners outside to read. February is reading month and we thought sitting outside in the wonderful weather would be a fun way to get the students reading. We carried our mats and boxes outside and spent some time reading with partners. The kids really enjoyed this little adventure and it was fun to see them all having such a good time reading books.
With traffic crashes continuing to be the #1 cause of death for teens and young adults, the Iowa State Patrol has created Windshield Time, a new video service aimed at changing this statistic. The idea is to continue training young drivers by promoting timely traffic safety messages in a short concise manner, even after they have completed their initial driver’s education training.
The first video teaches about off road recovery:
Seatbelt compliance at ninety-two percent is an all-time high, but what about the other eight percent? View the video to find the answer:
The following video covers winter driving, maintaining control of your vehicle and a safe speed for the conditions, and your vehicle's braking ability:
Please contact Trooper Vice Kurtz directly with any questions or comments you might have.
Trooper Vince Kurtz «495«
Iowa State Patrol Public Relations
Seth Leman and Quintin Sprock, fourth grade artists, were selected by the Art Educators of Iowa (AEI) to show their artwork at the 2017 Youth Art Month Show (YAM) show in Des Moines. March is the annual YAM celebration of young artists across the nation. Their work, fibers and stitching with mixed soluble inks, will be on display March 10 – March 24 at the Rassmussen Center of Grandview University along with the work of 100 – 200 other Iowa Young Artists. They will be recognized on stage and awarded a participation certificate by the president of AEI on March 25 at the Johnson Wellness Center, also at Grandview University. The awards ceremony will begin at 2:00 PM. Registration and social hour will begin at 1:00 PM. Please join us to honor our state’s recognized young artists of 2017.
Rassmussen Center (Mar 10 – 24)
2800 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Johnson Wellness Center (Mar 25)
1500 Morton Ave
Des Moines, IA
On Tuesday, March 7th, the 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Band, 7-8 Band, and High School Band will perform at the Parade of Bands Concert. This concert will take place at 7:00pm in the HS Gym.
The 5th Grade Band will perform first, followed by 6th Grade, 7-8, and the High School Band. This year, we will conclude the concert with a MASS BAND piece involving ALL Central Lyon Band Students!!!
All band members need to dress up for the concert. 6th Grade Band and 7-8 Band students need to wear black bottoms and white tops, along with black shoes and socks. The 5th Grade Band is not required to wear black and white, but they should dress up - no jeans please!
6th and 7-8 band students should meet in the band room at 6:20pm to warm-up. 5th Grade Band students should meet at 6:40pm in the band room.
Each of these bands has worked hard these last couple months to prepare some wonderful music! I encourage everyone to attend!
At the conclusion of each of the performances, the students will be asked to sit with their band in the bleachers as they wait for our final group piece.
My class was invited to the CL Board meeting to give them a "pup"-date on the CL Bow-Wow Buddies program. I asked Ellea P., Ashlyn T., Trinity S. and Jaxson P. to join Buster and me at the meeting to share their journal writings.
The first annual “Spotlight on Speechies!” will be held on Thursday, March 9 (7 – 9 p.m.) at Rosie’s Coffee Shop. This exciting evening will showcase Central Lyon’s Speech Program – both large group and individual. The public is invited to enjoy delicious coffee beverages and treats while watching our students perform their contest pieces. The categories will include: Acting, Improvisation, Prose, Poetry, Storytelling, Musical Theater and more. We hope you all will come out and support our amazing speech students at Rosie’s!
Note: In the event of a Central Lyon basketball tournament game this night, we will reschedule to a later date.
I want to make sure our students have the materials they need to succeed, so I created a request for our library at DonorsChoose.org:
Learning to Love Reading at https://tinyurl.com/jd8cpvb .
If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
Thanks so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help our library, please pass this along!