See what is happening at Estes.
During the first 3 days of school, Mrs. Jewell's 4th grade students worked on creating posters that focus on the characteristics of a great classroom community. The students worked on showing what these characteristics look like, sound like, and how they make them feel as a part of their community. Their words included kindness, effort, respect, and responsibility and were student-generated.
These ideas will help them to craft their Leader in Me classroom mission statement.
Mrs. Jewell's 4th grade students created posters reflecting the characteristics of a great classroom community.
All Pro Dad is a program for children and their fathers together. Tony Dungy, former NFL coach and official spokesperson for All Pro Dad, supports the mission and need for a program that focuses on dads. All Pro Dad was created to bring intentional focus to fathers around the world with support and encouragement from their program as well as meeting with other fathers in your community.
Our intention at Estes is to bring fathers (or father figures) and their children together once a month at school to support the need for strong male role models in our students' lives. Our first meeting was held on September 8. There were 34 adult role models and 47 students that participated. Mark your calendars for the upcoming All Pro Dad meeting dates: October 20, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11. Come and learn how to implement life-giving activities to inspire communication and better relationships for dads and their children. We look forward to seeing you!
On October 17, Estes students began collecting cans of food and other non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food pantry to help people in our community. Donations will be accepted until November 22 of these items: soup, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta, peanut butter, crackers, Ravioli, Spaghetti O's, and canned vegetables such as corn, green beans, peas, carrots, mixed vegetables, potatoes, and fruit.
**Please check for expiration dates before donating.**
The top three classrooms with the most donations will receive a cupcake party for their hard work!
Estes students continue showing passion and perseverance to
earn GRIT tickets. Every time a student earns a GRIT ticket they are entered
into a contest where names are randomly drawn from each classroom. This means
the more GRIT tickets they receive the better their chances are for winning!
This time the winners will be rewarded with an ice skating trip to Edge Ice
Center in February. Take a look at this student created video about GRIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWMnPEV9GcY
On January 27, we celebrated the 100th day of school at Estes. It was an exciting day! Some of our teachers and students dressed up like they were one hundred years old, doorways were decorated with banners, and teachers created lesson plans and activities in the classrooms involving the number one hundred. We are proud to say our students are one hundred days smarter since the 2016-2017 school year began. Please stop by our Photo Gallery to see photos from this special day.
Mrs. Lusk's 1st graders recently completed a science unit about spider webs. These students are proudly displaying their spider web projects!