By Darla H.
On December 4, 2015. there was a Pride & Spirit Awards Assembly outside of the Computer Lab as the trimester ended.
Grades 1-5 participated in the assembly congratulating the Super Cougars and Jog-a-thon winners.
After the assembly, grades 1-3 went on to class, and left the 4th and 5th grade to begin their Trimester Awards Assembly! There are many awards you can earn, such as the School Honor Roll, Principal's Honor Roll, and Most Improved in many subjects.
Congratulations to all of our hard working students.
By: Kaylee C.
Did you know our new computer lab teacher, Mr. Tom, likes playing basketball? You probably didn’t know this about him, or anything else about him either. I got a chance to interview him and he might be a lot like you and me! Just read on to find out about our new computer lab teacher.
Mr. Tom was always a computer lab teacher, but he just worked in different places. As the computer lab teacher, he helps the students and teachers and teaches them how to use computers. One thing he likes about his job is working with kids. When Mr. Tom was a kid, he actually wanted to be a mechanic, since he liked cars. One goal he has as a computer lab teacher is finding new ways to use computers in schoolwork. If Mr. Tom had to rate himself on a scale of 1-10 on how good he was with computers, he would rate himself a 7 because “There’s always more to know”. His favorite thing to do on the computer is to surf the Internet and read about things.
Mr. Tom has two kids, Joshua and Amanda, who go to Jefferson. He likes playing basketball and eating hamburgers. His favorite color is blue (Sounds like you?). His birthday is on October 2nd. Tom isn’t his first name, it is his last name. His first name is Donald. In his spare time, (if he has any) Mr. Tom plays basketball, read, and takes Joshua and Amanda around.
Mr. Tom is a very interesting person if you get to know him. He does much more than help people in the computer lab, and we are glad we have such a great computer lab teacher to help us with technical problems when we need it.
Artwork by Jonathan L.
By: Kaitlyn P. and Edited Alice H.
Our character trait of the month is GENEROSITY. This months book is The Story Blanket by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz. The book’s amazing pictures are illustrated by Elena Odriozola. The book was about an elderly woman named Babba Zarrah lives in a tiny village in the snow-covered mountains. The children love to visit her and when they do, they sit on her big, old story blanket, where she she tells imaginative stories. One day, she noticed that Nikolai needs new socks, but she had no wool to knit with. Then, she noticed she could use the story blanket for some wool. She decides to make other things for the other villagers. The children realized that the blanket was getting smaller and smaller, until there was barely any story blanket. Babba Zarrah once told the children, "Every problem has an answer."
By: Addison V. and Emma H.
(Photos by Mrs. Correa - thank you!)
Greetings! On December 18th, the 5th graders had a combined class party to celebrate the holidays. At our breakfast banquet (feast), we had lots of yummy foods including pancakes, sausages, and fruit. Many of the 5th graders said their favorite foods was the whipped cream for the pancakes! It was a great way for all of the 5th graders to celebrate before going off for the holidays. A few of the students were going as far away as Indiana and Michigan.
On Thursday January 14th, 4th and 5th grader Cougars will elect a new Student Council for the spring semester.
Students who would like to run for election must turn speeches into Mrs. Smith by Monday, January 11th.
Student Council is responsible for helping with all kinds of tasks around Coolidge. If you are interested in learning more, talk to Fall Council President and 5th grader, Madison D. or Mrs. Smith in Room 15.
We need a new Media Club advisor needed for next year. Go to our contact page if you are interested.
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