Alexander School

Cassie Oakes

A few notes from the AES Friday announcements. During basketball games, AES is asking all parents to please not block any of the doorways, as these are fire exits.  The AES staff would like to see parents sitting with their children to stop some of the confusion for the 8th grade students selling 50/50 tickets and other drawings and also the people working the door.  During the last home game, there were a lot of children running around on the basketball court during the game. AES asks that you watch your children so this doesn’t happen in the future.  They also do not want to see any child hurt.  Thanks for your cooperation.

You can still get a Money Calendar. Drawings will be during the month of April. Just stop by the school during school hours and Mrs. McDonough, the school secretary, will hook you up.

The 8th graders are selling tickets on an AES Panthers jacket, size L for $1.00 each.

Still available are AES t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies during the games or at the office during school hours.

Campbell Soup labels are discontinuing their education program so make sure to send in any you may have.    AES will continue to collect cell phones, ink cartridges and Box Tops for Education.

A quick reminder to the 8th graders. You need to send in baby pictures for the year book as soon as possible.  Getting the yearbook together is now in full swing and a top priority.

Don’t forget how important it is to read with your child or listen to them read to you!  To help your child understand new words, create an illustrated dictionary together featuring new words and their meanings. 

Upcoming basketball games scheduled are March 10th at Pembroke, March 16th at Charlotte and on March 18th Beatrice Rafferty will be at Alexander.  Girls’ games start at 5:30 p.m. and the boys’ games will follow at about 6:30 p.m.

Library News: In honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on March 1st and 2nd, AES library students in grades 2-8 read the latest Dr. Seuss book called “What Pet Should I Get?” and a book he wrote under the pseudonym Roselle Stone, “A Little Bug Went Ka Choo.”  In keeping with the theme of the first book, students drew, designed and invented a pet that they thought they should get.  On March 4th, the 1st graders heard the story “Rumble in the Jungle” by Giles Andreae and did a maze.  Pre-k and kindergarten heard the same story plus “Jazzy in the Jungle” by Lucy Cousins. That group colored pictures of jungle animals in their own individual styles giving them rainbow lions and elephants and pink and blue rhinoceros.  Such great fun and imaginations.