Friday, May 19, 2017

Field Trip to Cahaba Environmental Center

Our field trip to the Cahaba Environmental Center earlier this week (from Monday, May 15th thru Wednesday, May 17th) was a great experience for students and teachers.  New and clean dorm rooms, hearty meals, engaging and entertaining sessions, and friendly staff is what we experienced at CEC.
Some of the classes that we participated in included culture shock, survival skills, silent nature walk, canoeing, and camp fire.  
Likewise, the staff at CEC was so impressed by the responses given by our students, great team effort demonstrated by them, and the bond we created with the CEC community, that they have promised to come visit next week at our own JBMA school.  

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Newsletter: Friday, May 5, 2017

Planting Away

Spring is a time for renewal and change, and here in Upper Elementary, we have made it a tradition to renew our very own peace garden each spring.  It is our special way of bringing peace to our campus.  The children are all excited to be getting their hands dirty and to have some ownership in an exciting corner of our campus.  It is always an exciting time watching the children explore in the garden, finding bugs, using cool tools, and feeling proud of their accomplishments.  

We would like to thank the Westerkamp Family, the Batten Family, and our PTO for their donations to get the garden started!  We couldn’t have made any of it happen without your help!  If anyone would still like to make a donation to the garden, we are accepting plants from the list sent home a few weeks ago or cash donations of any amount to buy those plants.  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Living through World War II

    Today Mrs. Carla Khan, Sebastian's maternal grandmother visited our class and spoke with Upper Elementary and Middle School students.  Mrs. Khan lived in Holland during the times of World War II and was able to share with us her personal experiences and true stories from the time.  It was very informative yet eye opening to hear some of her encounters.