Students were treated to an exciting unveiling of this year’s title for our school wide Reading Month and “One Book, One School” celebration. After some slight confusion, it became clear that Cub Run will be reading “The Lemonade War.”
Watch and listen closely as you hear Kane explain his amazing compound machine, THE THREE SECOND EGG.
This week kicked off our annual CRES magazine sales fundraiser. This project funds technology, books, supplies, assessment tools, and our yearly SOL-celebration.
Students are asked to fill out the “Reach Out” booklet with names and addresses of family and friends who may be willing to help our school. The names and addresses of family and friends that you provide will never be added to any mailing list or given to any other source. They will be given the opportunity to order and renew magazine subscriptions at up to 80% off newsstand prices. There is no obligation or pressure to buy.
Any student returning their booklet with addresses receives one of our coveted monkey keychains. Students may earn additional monkeys (and mustaches!) by returning family magazine orders. All participating students are entered in daily drawings for prizes like monkey hats and WebKinz.
The very last day to turn in fundraiser forms is Monday, January 13.
Thanks for your support of this fundraiser!
Third graders in Mrs. Eckelman’s class learned about composting through an inquiry project with Ms. Megan Willis, a JMU graduate student. Students researched composting and participated in hands-on activities, creating a compost bin and studying the process by which organic matter breaks down.
The Second Graders in Mrs. Yates’ Reading Class performed Readers’ Theater using the book
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Mother Goose Tales, by Mary Ann Hoberman.
Cub Run is participating in National Bullying Prevention Month with a number of events and activities. We will focus on the power of the bystander to combat bullying.
PE Teachers Kirk Messick and Teri Trick created a game in which students practice the strategies they are taught to cope with bullying behavior. The bully is the tagger. Once tagged, the person turns to the bully and says “Stop, I don’t like that!” and holds up his hand. A bystander comes by and gives him a high five and says, “Good job.” Then the targeted student goes to the adult who asks, “What happened?” to which the student responds, “I was bullied.” The adult asks the child how it felt to be bullied, and what steps they followed to make the situation better.
Cub Run will also participate in a bullying-prevention-themed Spirit Week this month with the following dress-up days:
Tuesday, Oct. 29th
Crazy and creative shoes, socks and gloves
“Take a STAND, lend a HAND”
Wednesday, Oct. 30th
Sports teams and athletics
“Team up against bullying”
Thursday, Oct. 31st
Dress like a hero
“Be a hero: take a stand against bullying”
Friday, Nov. 1
Cub Run spirit wear / Maroon and White
“Cub Run takes a stand against bullying”
On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 students in grades 3-5 gathered for a special assembly. Candidates for the SCA offices of president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary presented carefully scripted and rehearsed speeches to their peers, after which voting took place.
Congratulations to the following students on their positions as Cub Run SCA officers for the 2013-2014 school year:
President: Witt Scafidi
Vice President: Kayleigh Doss
Secretary: Hayden Lutz
Treasurer: Madison Knight
We would like to thank all participating students for their efforts and acknowledge the efforts of teachers Sheri Lutz and Maria Zehr for their roles in making the SCA elections a success.