Friday, October 18, 2013

Annual 6th Grade Dinner Theater

You are invited to the Annual 6th Grade Dinner Theater! All proceeds will be put toward the sixth grade end of year trip. Our class is performing The First City of Ancient Greece.

Mrs. Adams’ and Mr. Richardson’s class is performing The Gods Must Be Crazy: The Story of Cupid and Psyche. Mrs. Lilley’s and Mrs. Andrews’ class is performing Vanity Fair: The Story of Echo and Narcissus. 

Join us for the fun!

What: 6th Grade History Dinner Theater
Where: 1st Baptist Church, Corner of Harvey and Main Street, Washington, NC
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Dinner Begins at 6:00 pm
Cost: $7.00 per person with a $25 max for immediate family, Prepayment at the front office is appreciated.
Menu: A Greek menu will be served consisting of soups and stews, pita, salad, and dessert.

Please click on to the following website link to sign up to contribute for this event: 6th Grade Dinner Theater Sign Up for Mrs. Prescott's & Mrs. Smigel's Class

Monday, August 19, 2013

A New School Year Begins Soon...

Dear Students and Parents:

Wow! Where did the time go? Seems like just yesterday the teachers waved goodbye as you all left school for summer adventures! Now, here it is, the start of school and a new set of adventures await you; how wonderful! We hope you had a fun summer and are all ready for a new school year. Your teachers are looking forward to meeting their new students and welcoming those of you returning. It will be nice to share with each other the activities you participated in these past several months.

Speaking of activities, there has been a lot of activity going on here since the end of the last term. Did you notice the changes to the school entrance? Isn't it exciting? We know you will enjoy the improvements to the campus. As always, we are proud of our facilities and grounds. We know you will continue to appreciate the treasures available to you on our campus and will remember to show respect to the property and the environment around you. We are pleased you have chosen to make this your academic home this year! It will be a great year!

By now, you have all of your supplies and uniforms ready. If you should need more information to prepare you for the start of school, visit the school website:

For a list of school supplies, follow this link:

Remember, orientation is this Friday, August 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity for returning students to visit with teachers and for new students to meet the teachers and explore the classroom. Come and bring in your school supplies and pick up your "spirit" shirts for this year. Shirts will be distributed to parents once the required and important school paperwork is completed. Parents, this is a wonderful opportunity to sign up for volunteer time. Parental involvement helps make this school special and helps to ensure the positive community we strive to maintain for our students. You are needed and appreciated! There are many opportunities available to fulfill your hours, but may I add:

Please consider being the room parent this year. Although I do not mind filling this role again, I do not want to "hog" all the fun. I feel it would be beneficial and refreshing for the class and the teachers to have a new "leader" with new energy and ideas. So, please, do not be shy; let Mrs. Prescott or Mrs. Smigel know if you are interested. I thank you in advance for your consideration and involvement.

Well, look at the countdown on our blog...the time approaches. Get excited and we will see you soon!

Best wishes,

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thank You to Our Teachers!

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. I hope each of you took the time to show your appreciation to our two wonderful teachers -- Mrs. Prescott and Mrs. Smigel!

We are so blessed to have these fine educators and mentors for our children. They give their time, talents, intellect and love. For all they do, we are grateful!

Mrs. Prescott and Mrs. Smigel, please accept our thanks with love and best wishes!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Week of February 11

Dear Families,

This week we are continuing our research of 20th century North Carolina, learning about our solar system, and exploring the "Walk of the Planets." Some of the children are beginning to read novels such as The Giver and Because of Winn Dixie for their literature circle studies.
hearts orbiting earth

This morning, we enjoyed hosting Wayne and Barbara Meyers, long time missionaries to Swaziland. The Meyers intrigued us all, sharing about their lives with and love for the Swazi people. Mr. Meyers spoke to and read to us in Siswati as well as taught us a song and dance. Although their lives in Swaziland differ vastly from ours, we were reminded again how small our world is and how connected we are with all humanity.

Thank you so much for your contributions for our "linens and things" basket for the Auction Fundraiser -- Fiesta! We did not paint the furniture to house our linens after all, but rather chose a large wicker-like basket. The basket is handsome, filled with lovely linens and related items. If you would still like to contribute, we can simply add other donations to our basket. Thank you!

We still need newspapers for our upcoming science project. You may send them in at your convenience.

Thank you for all you do,
Amy and Darla

Thursday, February 14 is Valentine's Day and exchanging Valentines is voluntary. If participating, please include all students. Thank you.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Week of November 12

Dear Families

This week we are writing narrative stories about kindness while we are learning sequencing and finding morals, studying the first European explorers to North Carolina, learning about the external parts of animals as well as vital functions of animals, and beginning our literature circles. Later in the week, we will be sewing baby blankets as part of our Thanksgiving project for Beaufort County Hospital.

Thank you to all of you who participated in the school’s book fair this week. Tuesday, our school received a portion of sales at the Greenville Barnes and Noble when our school’s name or book fair code was mentioned. Missed Tuesday? It is not too late to participate! When you order from Barnes & Noble online this week and you give the school’s book fair code, the school will receive a portion of the money you spend.

We enjoyed meeting with many of you last week during parent-teacher conferences. If you were unable to attend, we have attached your child’s report card to today’s progress report. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress.

At school, the children are busy and happy. Thank you for sharing with us your most precious gifts.

Amy and Darla

Heads Up:
Wed, 11-21:   ½ day school—no BASC—Thanksgiving begins

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Appreciation...Learning, Volunteers, Blankets & Conferences

Dear Families,

This week we are learning about North Carolina’s government, Constitution, and the election, writing critiques on narrative stories, and researching animals and animal behaviors.

Please allow us to extend a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered time, food, supplies, and/or attended last Thursday night’s dinner theatre. The children were well-prepared and charmingly entertained us, the food was delicious, and the performance was well-attended. We raised $1381.72 for the end-of-year 6th grade trip. Special thanks to Margaret Heifferon who coordinated our volunteers, Lisa and Greg Barmer who organized the kitchen, stage and tables set-up, and sound system at First Baptist Church, and to Michele Rhem and her son, Christian, who provided violin and guitar interludes during the plays.

Over the next few weeks, the children will be sewing baby blankets for Beaufort County Hospital as our Thanksgiving project. If you have fleecy fabric or appropriate “baby” print (36”x36”), please send it in by your student. Also, if you are a seamstress (very basic sewing needed) and are available to volunteer, please let us know. Thanks!

Thank you all for participating in the coat/blanket drive for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. As reported in our note home earlier this week, a former student from our class and current middle schooler, McKenna Castellow, invited us to participate in this effort. Her father will be leaving tomorrow, Friday, for New Jersey as part of Coast Guard Relief and will actually transport the items with his team. We wish the Relief Team well and again, to you all, thank you!

We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you this week during parent conferences. As always, thank you for everything you do for the children,

Amy and Darla

Heads Up:
Mon-Fri (11-5 to 11-9): parent-teacher conferences
Mon, 11-5: $3.75 due for Friday’s hot lunch
Wed, 11-7  MPTO meeting at 3:45 in the middle school
Thurs, 11-8: Community meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Fri, 11-9: Baked potato hot lunch (9-12 sponsored)
Mon, 11-12: Veterans’ Day—no school
Tues, 11-13: Barnes and Nobles book fair