Butterfly Garden & Parent Invitations

 

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Look what we found today! Our first Monarch caterpillar of the school year!

We would like to invite parents to join us in the garden on Friday, August 17th, from 1:10 – 1:50. If you’d like to join us in the garden on Friday, August 17th, please let Mrs. Reavis know NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th. Please email her directly at breavis@nafcs.k12.in.us. At the end of the day on Tuesday, August 14th, Mrs. Reavis will check and make sure that all of those who have contacted her are in the clear with Limited Criminal History checks. As you can imagine, there were many (600+) LCH forms turned in throughout our school and not all of them have been run yet. ONLY THE PEOPLE WHO LET MRS.REAVIS KNOW BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th WILL BE PERMITTED TO JOIN US. LIMITED CRIMINAL HISTORY FORMS WILL NOT BE RUN FOR ANYONE WHO SHOWS UP WITHOUT COMMUNICATING WITH MRS. REAVIS BY AUGUST 14th. In the past, parents showing up the day of the event, without confirming their participation, has caused HUGE hardships for our office staff. We will not be able to accommodate those who neglect our request for notification by Tuesday, August 14th.

When you arrive, Mrs. Martin will help you sign-in (please remember to bring a picture ID, just in case…) You will wait in our café area and we will collect all of our visitors on our way out to the garden. You may want to remember to spray yourself with insect repellent if mosquitoes usually find you to be tasty. We hope many people will be able to visit during this time. We think you’ll really enjoy seeing our scientists in action!

We are also inviting parents on the follow dates:

  • Friday, August 31st (You must RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 29th.)
  • Friday, September 14th (You must RSVP no later than Wednesday, September 12th.)
  • Friday, October 19th (You must RSVP no later than Wednesday, September 17th.)

Each of these Fridays, we plan to be in the garden from 1:10 – 1:50. If you would like to join us, you must let me know by the RSVP date listed; I must have time to double check your volunteer forms and clear your visitation with the office staff. If you’re unsure if you’ll be able to attend, but think it might be a possibility, please go ahead and let me know. It is easy for me to cancel your “reservation” at the last minute, however I will not be able to add you to the list once we’ve passed the reservation deadline. I know that this can be a bit of a hassle, but the procedures are set to keep your children safe. Please email Mrs. Reavis directly, breavis@nafcs.k12.in.us, to make your reservation.

Thanks!

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Cross Country Parent Meeting

The Cross Country Parent Meeting originally scheduled for this Monday has been pushed back to Monday, Aug. 13. Information has been sent home about this and sorry about the confusion.

Scott Burch
Mt. Tabor Elem.
800 Mt. Tabor Rd.
New Albany, IN. 47150
(812) 542-5507

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Open House

Thanks for attending Open House tonight! Several of you may have missed out on picking up our annual Parent Handbook. PLEASE let us know if you were not able to get a copy and we will send it home with your child.

Thanks again for your help and support!

Scott Burch
Mt. Tabor Elem.
800 Mt. Tabor Rd.
New Albany, IN. 47150
(812) 542-5507

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Garden on Friday

We will be taking the students to the garden on Friday afternoon. We will be focusing on looking for Fibonacci patterns, weeding and observation skills. Please make sure that your child has appropriate garden clothing and you may want to put some sunscreen and bug spray on them before leaving home.

Parents will not be invited at this time because we still have some areas that need improvement.

Thanks,

Scott Burch
Mt. Tabor Elem.
800 Mt. Tabor Rd.
New Albany, IN. 47150
(812) 542-5507

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Needed…

Hi, all! A few things we could use:

  • 2-liter bottles – If you happen to have any hanging around your recycling bin, please send them in for Mr. Burch. He needs several for Science.
  • Planner Money – When you’re able, please send in $4.00 to cover the cost of your child’s planner.
  • White Forms – Please read and complete the policy paperwork that we sent home on Friday.

As always, please feel welcome to contact us if you need to.

breavis@nafcs.k12.in.us

sburch@nafcs.k12.in.us

Fibonacci in Nature… Homework Hunt

Hi, everyone! On Friday, I introduced our students (very briefly) to Fibonacci. I told them that he was an Italian mathematician who noticed that spirals, and certain numbers, seem to often be present in nature. I gave them a handful of numbers Fibonacci often noticed in nature: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and 21. Then we headed out to the Butterfly Garden to see if could find anything in our natural environment to support what Fibonacci found. Guess what!!! We found a LOT of examples in our brief time outside. Today we shared what we found in our garden and we were pretty amazed at how often swirls and the number 3, 5, 8, and 13 were evident. Everyone’s Math homework today is to go outside and see if they can find any of Fibonacci’s numbers or spirals in nature around their home. If it is too rainy tonight, we’ll try again tomorrow. I’ve encouraged emailed photos of their findings, but if you’re okay with them picking what they find and bringing it to school, then I’m okay with that too.

We’re going to be investigating Fibonacci all week. If you’re a Fibonacci fan, I’d like to ask you not to give anything away to your kiddo. I’d like them to have the chance to discover the pattern for themselves. Discovering that math is more than just computation can be pretty cool.

As always, feel welcome to email me if you need to.      breavis@nafcs.k12.in.us