Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tis the Season for Candy Corn

Do you ever feel like a kid who just
walked into a candy store?  We think
that is something to smile about! 

"Candy is childhood, the best and
bright moments you wish could
have lasted forever." 
                                                    ~Dylan Lauren

You've Got This, Indians!

We're proud of
the football team.

"I think they'll win.  They practice pretty hard."  ~Chaelan

"Indians will win on Saturday!"  ~Andy

"Who else would we be for, silly?"  ~Haylee

 "Red and white, right?  Go-fight-win!  ~Ricky

 "The stores up-town are painted for the Indians.   ~Abigail
Good Luck 
Lawrenceville Indians! 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spooky Looking Critters

Did you hear of a
sighting of some
very unusual, rare Beall Woods?
Fourth graders just want to have fun!

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's All About the Pumpkin

Yes, learning more about
gourds was our mission last week. 

That means team work, as in
weighing, measuring, comparing,
and making several predictions. 
Will a pumpkin float?  

Do similar sized gourds
each have about
the same number of seeds?

Can you observe characteristics
common to all pumpkins, or not?
If do they vary? 

We ended the
experiments that day
by roasting, eating, and
enjoying the many, many seeds.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Smart Art

Sunday Thought

May the week ahead
be filled with promise as
we all bid "farewell" to

October in the days ahead.

Thanks for caring about our kids!  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Tip-of-the-Hat" Saturday

You know, it's a "tip-of-the-hat," kind
of day.  Those L.H.S. Indians won their
football game last night....way-to-go Tribe!  
The 2013 Oilfield Trophy stays
at Lawrenceville High School!

Lawrenceville High School Cross Country
teams are headed to the Sectional!  Good
luck to all the runners; what fantastic news.

May your boot's be free of snakes
and you ride like the wind.
Happy, happy Saturday to all!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Red & White, Yes Please!

Unit 20's Lawrenceville football Indians play Red Hill tonight for bragging rights to see who will take home "The 2013 Oilfield Trophy."  There was lots of youngsters wearing red and white at school on Thursday, in support of The Tribe.

Who says "kids just want to have fun?"  Blayne and Brenyn's Great-grandmother Helen knows a winning team when she sees one.   

Thanks for sporting that're looking good Helen!  We all hope L.H.S. will bring home a victory tonight and head into the play-offs in style!

Trip to the Office

Just this week one of my preschool pupils repeatedly asked if she could go up to the office.  Curious, I asked why she was so eager to walk all the way up to the front of the building. 

"I want to see the principal," she explained. I know what she does to you when you go up to the office!" This was beginning to sound interesting, so I pressed her to explain to me what might happen if she went to see Mrs. Large, our principal.

"She will expel me," she promptly answered back.  I smiled down at her and said, "Really?  Tell me more.  Do you know what the word expel means?"  

My little student smiled shyly and replied,
"The principal turns you into something.  I am not quite sure what she will do.....but I want to find out!" 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Red Ribbon Week: Crazy Hair Day

"I wonder what bathrooms across
the neighborhood looked like
Tuesday morning, while kids
got prepped
for "Crazy Hair Day?"  


"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know
who you are on Halloween." 
~Erma Bombeck

"My sisters and I used to see who could make their Halloween goodies last the longest.  
I never won."  ~Alexis

"My brother likes to TP friends on Halloween but I would rather go trick-or-treating.  You have something to share after going from house to house!"  ~Gage

"Mom has to buy Halloween candy twice every year because my dad eats it all before October 31st.  I help him out with all that candy too......sorry mom!"  ~Jerry

"Why would someone give out apples for treats when you know kids really want gum, Snickers or Butterfingers?"  ~Dillon

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Phone Parkside for An Appointment

Thank You for Scheduling
Your Parent/Teacher Conference!

Call the office 618-943-3992
to arrange a meeting with
one of our professionals if you
   haven't had the opportunity to do so. 

  • Thursday October 24th:  4:30-8:00 P.M.
  • Friday October 25th:  8:00-11:00 A.M.

Sunday Thought

I wish I could show you, when you are
 lonely or in darkness, the astonishing
light of your own being

Thanks for being a consistent,
fair, and affirming presence
young people.  Here's 
wishing everyone a great week. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time for Stew

"My grandmother, aunt, and mom all make stew, but it's not 'Buckaroo Stew' like in our story.    I like the kind mom makes.  She uses beef and adds potatoes, peas, and other vegetables. The kitchen smells so good when
it's in the pot.  We have big bowls when it is done cooking because the gravy is so yummy."   

A Masariti in My Future?

Recently one of our students shared his
dream of someday, just maybe.....winning
a lottery.  He smiled and said, "I would love
to buy a Maserati with some of the money."
I agreed that having one of those cars would
really be something special.  

He went onto explain that if he did get the chance to own a Maserati and then earn
his drivers license, he'd be eager to come
and get me in order to go out and "take
a spin" in his dream-machine.   

Another youngster listening in on our little conversation was thinking.  After a moment
the child turned to me and solemnly asked, "Which nursing home will you be in?" 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

With Our Hand on Our Heart

"Youngsters practice short vowel sounds while working to develop reading fluency and teachers often use nonsense words to strengthen these skills.  We play games and have fun together and today was no exception.

I asked one student to look at and pronounce several examples.  Finally I showed him the
word puj.

He enthusiastically replied "Mrs. Arnold......that word is 'pudge.'  You know, we say the 'pudge
allegiance' everyday.  And we do it with our hand on our heart!" 

My Halloween Plans

"I'm dressing up as a Spartan for Halloween.  My mom is trick-or-treating with me.  I hope we get a lot of Kit-Kats and Dum Dums.  We will go trick-or-treating at Grandma's."  ~Jack

"This year on Halloween I am going to be a witch.  My mom and brothers are going trick-or-treating together.  I hope to get lots of gum
or Smarties.  We will go out trick-or-treating
at friend
s."   ~Kaylee                                                                                                                 

"For Halloween I am going to be Batman and mom and dad are going with me.  I hope I get
gum and Snickers .  We go trick-or-treating at
my Grandma's and around."  ~Zane                                         

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Coral Reef

"The coral reef is full of animals and life.  Many fish and other animals live by a reef.  A blue king angelfish might meet up with a shark that has big teeth!"    ~Ashlynn

"A coral reef is full of animals.  You can see an octopus and maybe even a shark, or starfish.  Sharks eat meat.  Sharks feed by the coral reef because it is teeming with fish."  ~Jordan

 "We learned about life in a coral reef.  I am very interested in these waters; a reef is full of animals.  One is the crown of thorns starfish.  It eats seven feet of coral reef each week.  This is terrible!  The butterfly fish will hide in the reeds and you might see an Eel.  Shrimp are nice creatures in the water but did you know that an eel will eat them?"   ~Emily

Monday, October 14, 2013

PreK Fieldtrip Fun

"My teacher took us to a farm.
We had
so much fun! Now I have
my very own little, little pumpkin
to keep at home.

Beautiful are the children

 Ready for a ride with pals

Playing games
Sunny October weather

Thank you to the many friends,
parents, and
grandparents who
joined us on an October 10th outing
to Dorney's Pumpkin Patch.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Try It

Sunday Thought

Think of how far children
can go and how much they can 
achieve with the support of others.

The part we all "play" is essential.
Thank you; it means so much
to our children and families.   
Have a great week.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday Night Under the Lights

Sisters at Loeb Field

Lots of fun

"Spirit" all around

Giving our best

 Backing the Indians

Right in step

Roll Tribe
Hip-hip-hooray, we won!

The LHS Indians may be headed
to a playoff berth with their
October 11th win over the Marshall Lions!

#Pride   #Purpose   #Teamwork
Lawrenceville Indians &
 LHS Cheerleaders

A New Member of the Family

Please say hello to Zara Ilani Faith!  She is shown
here with proud grandmother, Mrs. Barb Faith.

The newest member of the Robert Faith Jr. family was
born on September 30th, weighing 7 lbs 10 ounces
& measured 19 inches long.  She's now at home;
both Zara and her mother Sara are doing well! 
Zara was welcomed home by an older sister, Sicily.

Congratulations to the Faiths.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Improvements in the City

Photo compliments of the Lawrenceville Daily Record

"I saw grandpa on the way to school!"  ~Alyssa

Lawrenceville city employees, (from left) Chris Roach, Bill Higgins, Mark Griggs,
Grant McDonald and George Wells, worked on pouring a new sidewalk on 12th Street
recently.  The workers will continue to finish end of the year items before winter weather
arrives. They've recently completed a large section of sidewalk along Porter Avenue to
  Lawrenceville High School. This project enables high school students who walk to
have safe sidewalk access from the Lawrence County courthouse square to LHS.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Chestnut Festival Royalty

At the 38th annual Chestnut Festival
in St. Francisville, Illinois Little
Miss & Mr. Chestnut Ellie Miller and
Noah Carie smile for the camera.  Friends
and family were on hand at he band shell,
enjoying one of the many special events.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Night......4 FUN!

Sunday Thought

Being a positive influence in the lives
of kids is taking a leap of faith, on their
behalf.  We can only guess what good
things lie ahead in their futures.

Thank you for the
nurturing influence you provide
to children!  Have a grand week.