Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31st

Thank You

Last Saturday we built our set (Treasure Island ship on one side, Romeo and Juliet's balcony on the other) and Wednesday we painted it.  A huge thanks to the parents and students who were able to paint, drill and build with us.  It was a reasonably efficient process.  With that said, we are onto our final details for the Theater Festival Wednesday night.  See Concessions, Cast Party and Tickets below.

Building the helm/balcony

Nick and Colby painting the back rails

Jonas painting the ship

Bobby, Mr. H and Debbie


​Concessions

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help with the 15-25 minute intermission during our play performances on Wednesday, November 5th. Duties include monitoring a water table and cash donations basket during intermission. We are also looking for folks to donate cases of bottled water. We will be asking for cash donations for the water sales. Please email Debbie (ddonnelly@cssu.org) to sign up!


Cast Party

On Friday, November 7th we will be celebrating the performances with a cast party at 2:00 for students in Swift House. Students will view Treasure Island and enjoy snacks. Please see the donations list by core below: 


  • Laberge: Desserts 
  • Skapof: Drinks, Napkins, Plates 
  • Hunt: Drinks, (non-soda), Cups 
  • Donnelly: Cheese and Crackers; Fruit; Veggies and Dip 


 Donations can be delivered via your student on Friday for our cast party, or dropped off in the front office. Water can be delivered the evening of the show. Thank you very much. We are looking forward to our Theater Festival!


Tickets

Seating for our performances is on first-come, first served basis.  Try to really fill up those first rows efficiently so everyone can have close up views of their loved ones on stage.  We will be asking for donations at the door to offset the cost of putting on the production.  Any additional funds raised will go towards our Washington DC fundraiser.


Theater Evaluations and New Literature Groups

As the theater festival ends, new literature groups will begin!  We will be sending home a new literature survey next week.  To wrap up the theater unit students will submit their "scene books," an illustrated summary of the play they took part in.  They will also write a reflection on the experience, about their own part and the trials and tribulations of teamwork.  It really is quite remarkable what kids will do when we are truly relaying on theme to say their lines, cue the lights, lower the sets, find their costumes, etc.


Watersheds

Fifth and sixth graders have been learning about watersheds and the impact of human activities on our water resources.  They created watersheds out of crumpled paper, added their predictions where streams and lakes would form and then sprayed it down with water to see how well their predictions panned out.  They are currently drawing a map of the entire Lake Champlain watershed and learning how people at home can take steps to improve the water quality of the lake.

Gus, Kahlyn and Amelia building their watershed

Olivia, Grant, Rylee and Taylor drawing streams

Ruben, Shelby and Maggie adding houses




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