Sunday, October 23, 2016

Diversity in Action

Throughout this school year in Room 20, we have been celebrating diversity. Our diversity takes many forms ~ our culture, ethnicity, race, language, gender, learning styles, levels of motivation, likes and dislikes. The forms of diversity are endless. The challenges we face are to learn about our classmates and to accept and embrace these differences unconditionally.

Earlier this year in Room 20, we read The Colors of Us by Karen Katz. This book celebrates "the differences and similarities that connect all people through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way." On Friday, Room 20 students celebrated our own differences and similarities by photographing the "colors of us!"





Friday, October 14, 2016

Steam Engine Energy Show

Mr. Musselman, Burlington Public School's Science Specialist, visited Fox Hill School today, presenting a Steam Engine Energy Show to Fox Hill's 4th grade students. The kids ably answered questions demonstrating what they learned during our energy unit. Mr. Musselman was very impressed with the kids' knowledge and commented on their respectful behavior during the show. Enjoy the following photos from today's show!







Thursday, October 13, 2016

Scholastic Book Fair - Fall 2016

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Hi Parents,

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the week of October 17. Students will go to the book fair with their ELA class per the following schedule:

Mrs. Hevey's ELA class - Monday, October 17
Mrs. Nolte's ELA class - Tuesday, October 18
Mr. Lisano's ELA class - Monday, October 17
Mr. Daley's ELA class - Monday, October 17

Fliers will be going home with students tomorrow. Enclosed in the flier is a letter from Mr. Murphy with important information about the book fair. Please be sure to read it.

Here also is a link to Mr. Murphy's blog post about the book fair:
http://www.bpsedtech.org/2016/10/14/fox-hill-fall-book-fair/

Thanks,
Mr. D

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thursday, October 13 is "Bruins Day at Fox Hill!"


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The Boston Bruins open the 2016-2017 season on Thursday, October 13 in Ohio against the Columbus Blue Jackets. What better way to mark this occasion than with a Fox Hill "Bruins Day!" So, if you have a Bruins t-shirt or jersey, please wear it to school tomorrow. If you don't, then just wear anything with the Bruins' colors ~ black and gold. Go Bruins!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Reminder: Wednesday, October 5 is Picture Day!

Dear Students,

Don't forget - tomorrow is Picture Day. Make sure you bring your smile with you to school!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Room 20 September Students of the Month

The Room 20 Students of the Month for September are Sean C. and Phoenix M. Both Sean and Phoenix exemplify the meaning of being respectful, responsible, safe, and kind. In addition to their desire and success to "Be the One," both showed great discipline in September for putting forth their best effort in all academic areas. Congratulations to Sean and Phoenix, September's Room 20 Students of the Month!

Phoenix M.
Sean C.



Religious Holidays

While we continue to conduct school on Jewish High Holidays, our practice is to be sensitive to those students who celebrate these holidays.  Accordingly, tests will not be scheduled during the days of Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.  In addition, students who celebrate these holidays are being provided extra time for any homework or long-term assignments due during these significant celebrations.

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