WALLACE SCHOOL Wallace School December 2015 MRS. BOHLEN, PRINCIPAL Family Time We hope you are enjoying reading “Little House on the Prairie” or “Farmer Boy”. These books are great American Literature by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Families that complete one of the books will be able to attend an Old Fashioned Christmas party on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 6-8pm. Check out the flyer included with this newsletter. If you plan to attend the Old Fashioned Christmas party please send the form back by Friday, December 11th. Smencils will be sold before school each Friday morning. The pencil scents are: bubble gum, grape soda, root beer, strawberry cup cake, watermelon, jelly donut, cotton candy, gum-e-bear, lemon lime fizz, and orange lollipop. The pencils come in a plastic container and will sell for $1.00 each. Student Council Meeting – Tuesday, December 8, 2015 starting at 7:30am. On Wednesday, December 9th Student Council will be selling baked snacks after school. Each item will be individually wrapped and will cost 25 cents. We want to thank the parents who volunteered to provide these yummy treats! DECEMBER CALENDER REMINDERS 1st, 2nd, 3rd Can Food Drive 2nd, 9th, Geek Squad Mtg 7:30am (No mtg on 16th) 3rd Girl Scout Meeting Music Rm 6:15pm 8th Student Council 7:30am 9th Wednesday Snack Attack 9th, 10th, 11th Santa Shop 15th Christmas Program at AC 6:30pm pre-program music 7:00pm Program 18th Christmas Parties 2:15pm 21st One Book, One School – Old Fashioned Christmas Party from 6:00-8:00pm Christmas break – December 23 through January 6th School Resumes Thursday, January 7, 2016 (If we meet the can food drive amount of 4,530 items) The Geek Squad is hard at work troubleshooting the many technical problems we have. Mrs. Bohlen and Mr. Warner are directing the Geek Squad on how to keep all the computers running effectively. Squad members are: Blake Becker, Eric Brader, Tristin Klinger, Tessa Menke, Sadie Loehr, Lindsay Baumgartner, and Chloee Johnson. The Geek Squad meets each Wednesday morning at 7:30am. WALLACE SCHOOL | December 2015 AR STARS Student’s at Wallace have access to the Accelerated Reader website. If you would like to check on a particular book go to www.arbookfind.com Congratulations to the following students for reaching a new level in AR! Keep up the amazing work! 2 Classic Libbi Hood Alyssa Dusatko Accelerated Sadie Loehr CLUBS Independent Paige Redline Mandolin Koehler Payton Thomas Joshlyn Konen Ava Pavelka Joseph Peshek Super Jace Hajny Aubrey Vontz Ava Pavelka Joseph Peshek Advanced Joseph Peshek Star Joseph Peshek Patriot Greeley Fitzke Libbi Hood Expert Honors Elli Marker Alyssa Dusatko Taylin Schernikau Superior Alyssa Dusatko Taylin Schernikau No December Clubs on: MASC 14th & 21st, Robotics 15th & 22nd and Books & Beyond 16th. There will be Chess Club on the 17th. We want to thank the Wallace Families for inviting their veteran to our Veterans’ Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. We had 21 veterans present. Our guest speaker was Ken Hegwood from Hansen, Nebraska. He told us about trench art, and how he has painted over 4,000 doughboy helmets. We honored them by singing several songs. JUMP ROPE FOR HEART Students at Wallace made it to their goal of $2,000.00. They raised $2,407.00. Thank you family and friends for supporting this wonderful program. CAN FOOD DRIVE You can bring your canned food items to Wallace December 1st, 2nd or 3rd. These items will be donated to charitable organizations in Hastings. For more information see the flyer “Adams Central National Honor Society Food Can Drive”. NEEDED We need the following items for the Old Fashioned Christmas Party on Monday, December 21, 2015. Regular (ex: vegetable or soup size) tin cans, Tall (ex: Hunts spaghetti sauce size) tin cans, and Short (ex: 6oz tuna can size) tin can. You may bring these items to school before Monday, December 14th. GOOD FELLOWS TOY DRIVE New toys can be brought to school and placed in the box for the Good Fellows Toy Drive. The box will be at Wallace through December 13th! WALLACE SCHOOL | December 2015 3 SOMETHING NEW IS HAPPENING! Starting Monday, November 30, 2015 students will be allowed to bring earbuds and handheld electronic devices so they can listen to music as they walk in the mornings. Students will only be allowed to listen to music while walking in the gym if they have earbuds or small headphones. If students bring an iPod, iPod mini or cellular devices they then agree to the condition of having an adult monitor what they are listening to. These devices and the music downloaded on them will be periodically reviewed by the administration and/or teaching staff. If the student or parents do not wish to have the electronic devices periodically checked, then the student will not be allowed to bring them. We will also allow students to listen to music with their personal earbuds during study hall as long as the volume is low enough not to be heard by others round them. NO GAMES will be allowed to be played on these devices. If students do not have devices to bring from home, school iPads will be available for students to use to listen to music, but each student must supply their own personal earbuds or small headphones. Christmas Program – “Merry & Bright” Mark your calendar for the Wallace Christmas Program “Merry & Bright” on Tuesday, December 15th at Adams Central in the auditorium. Pre-program music will start at approximately 6:30pm. Students are encouraged to sign up for instrumental or vocal solos/groups. For more information contact Mrs. Lukow. Families are invited to come to dress rehearsals Monday, December 14th or Tuesday, December 15th from 1:303:00 at Adams Central. The program will start at 7:00pm. When students bring their devices to listen to music, they also agree to place these devices in their backpack and lockers during the instructional portion of the day. They bring these devices with the understanding they the student is responsible for them while they are at school. THE SCHOOL IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGED, LOST OR STOLEN DEVICE! These devices are the sole responsibility of the student. If a student or parent is concerned about damage to, loss of, or the possibility that devices will be stolen, then DO NOT BRING them to school. Happy Holidays! WALLACE SCHOOL | December 2015 Each class will be making an ornament to place on the Christmas trees at Wallace. These beautiful ornaments will go home with students the last week of December. In keeping with our Old Fashioned Christmas theme students will be using supplies that they might have used in the 1800’s. The ornaments are decked out with ribbons, bells, glitter, musical paper, yarn, spools, pine cones, and tinsel. Each classroom made the following ornament: Kindergarten – Gorgeous Pine Cone Strands 1st Grade – Whimsical Tinsel Chimes 2nd Grade – Sparkling Beaded Musical Spools 3rd Grade – Wishful Santa List Scrolls 4th Grade – Traditional Musical Christmas Trees 5th Grade – Dazzling Words of Christmas Joy 6th Grade – Cozy Streams of Holiday Yarn 4 We hope that you will enjoy these breathtaking ornaments made with tender care by your child. The staff at Wallace would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!