Breakfast is Brainpower!
With spring Ohio Achievement Assesments (OAA) taking place soon, please make sure your children start out their day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast can increase attention span, boost concentration, and improve memory. Choose breakfast foods that have whole grains, and include fiber and protein. Some ideas for a healthy breakfast include: Whole grain waffles topped with peanut butter or fruit; whole grain cereal topped with fresh or dried fruit; shredded cheese on a whole wheat tortilla; hard-boiled eggs and toast; peanut butter on a whole grain bagel. And don’t forget the low fat milk! With a healthy breakfast, your children will be ready to do their best at school.
Student Art Show at Munson
Munson Elementary School’s Student Art Show returns on Saturday, April 27. Every student will have a piece of artwork in the show and art teacher Beth Stickley will be featuring some grade level projects she’s been working on throughout the year. Come and explore the exhibits and join in the fun. There will be door prizes, activities for the kids, and refreshments available. The show is open to everyone… parents, families, staff, and the community from 10:00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m. This year we had many amazing artists who competed in the Munson Masterpieces Poster Contest.
Thank you to all of our students who took the time to create a poster for the contest. It was very difficult judging the entries, but ultimately a winner was picked from each grade level and an overall winner was selected for our official show poster. Congratulations to Zach Morrison, the overall grand prize winner, who is a 5th grader in Mrs. Graziano’s homeroom! Other grade level winners included: Kindergarten – Gina Anton; 1st Grade – Aidan Bluemmel; 2nd Grade – Faith Kilfoyle; 3rd Grade – Carlie Fliter; and 4th Grade – Brady Toth.
Attention 8th Grade Parents
It’s time to be thinking about your student making the transition to CHS in August. The guidance counselors from the high school will be coming down to the middle school to speak to the 8th graders next week regarding the scheduling process and course options for next year. Additionally, we are hosting a parent information meeting on Tuesday,
April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the LGIR at Chardon Middle School. We strongly encourage you to attend this parent meeting if you have any questions about the high school curriculum, course offerings, or the scheduling process.
CMS Mini Relay for Life
Chardon Middle School’s 2nd Annual Mini Relay for Life will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 2:30 – 10:30 p.m. A Mini-Relay is essentially a smaller version of a community Relay For Life. Ours is a non-competitive walk event which will start at the end of the school day on May 17 and raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. It unites our students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents together for a common cause. So, join us for games, fun, food, and a chance to make a difference . . .Learning to serve! Serving to learn! More information will be coming soon.
Chardon’s busy school resource officer, Lt. Mike Shaw, recently made a special visit to Maple School to enjoy some of the school’s Spring Book Fair activities. Here he is in the “Story Laboratory” showing how reading can give you super powers!
Maple students (L to R) Stella Parrish, Izzy Ivanovics, Paige Nells and Carley Gutaka were all smiles when they joined their moms for a special “Mother/Daughter Spa Night” hosted at the school by the Maple PTO. The event included all sorts of pampering stations, hair, nails, etc. and photo props for all to enjoy.