Schweitzer Kindergarten Launched their new theme "We're A Family" with a family picnic at Schweitzer Park. All family members were welcomed to come and eat a picnic lunch with their student and play a few games. The turn out was fantastic. Over 50 families were in attendance. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and younger siblings came to share a family style lunch with plenty of blankets, shade, cameras and smiles. A fun time was had by all at this fabulous family event.
On October 20, 2014, Disney staff and students worked alongside Disneyland VoluntEARS, Master Gardeners, and Garden Committee members to build an amazing school teaching garden. Activities for the day included: planter building, a dirt bucket brigade, and the planting of seedlings. Also, students met a few helpful garden insects and learned about essential gardening tools. To provide function and to further enhance the garden, students painted four new trash cans and various decorative rocks. Sixth grade students sketched and painted tiles that will be constructed into a beautiful mural, soon to be prominently displayed in the garden. As a finale to show their appreciation, staff and students formed a human tunnel and cheered. Volunteers enthusiastically ran through the tunnel high fiving students along the way.
Through the generosity and support of the Disneyland Resort, the American Heart Association, the Magnolia School District, the Master Gardeners, and the Disney Community, the Walt Disney School Teaching Garden is an exciting reality. Disney students now have an outstanding, unique, and natural learning environment where they will gain first-hand experience of the seed-to-table process, while gaining invaluable insight into the importance and appreciation of nutritious and healthy eating. Walt Disney students will greatly enjoy and benefit from the exceptional teaching garden now and for many years to come.
Maxwell's first Family Reading Day of the year was a huge success. Thanks to the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, the students received brand new books! They loved the expository texts and were so excited to read about dinosaurs, reptiles and the solar system, just to name a few of the topics. Parents enjoyed reading with their children in their classrooms before heading to the MPR for a parent meeting where they heard about lots of new programs and changes that are happening this year.
Maxwell students love reading with their families!
The first week of school is the perfect time for returning Baden-Powell students to learn the playground rules. Baden-Powell PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Team scheduled a playground rules kick off event. With the enthusiastic help of the teachers, students learned rules for soccer, ball wall, tetherball, basketball and bathroom etiquette. They learned the expectation for sharing playground equipment and returning playground equipment, responsibly.
Kindergarten students join in and rotated through several stations around their playground. They learn the proper way to swing, slide, play together on equipment and safely ride bikes around the playground.
PBIS Team thanks the teachers at Baden-Powell for supporting our school wide behavior program. Baden-Powell students are Responsible, Safe and Caring! Anaheim Achieves will be doing a PBIS rules kick of on the second week of school.