The Hopkins ES PTO knows that seeing real snow here in south Texas is pretty rare so playing in it is not something students here have experienced. So the PTO decided to provide a real "snow day" for the kids. They got to experience how cold the snow really is, how it can pack and make snowmen or snowballs. They even got to feel the thrill of a snow slide. Cookies and milk were provided after the snowy fun too. What a great PTO!
The Honor Society of Olympia Elementary School got together with the Universal City Animal Shelter to make this winter a little warmer for homeless animals. They coordinated a blanket drive to provide various types of old sheets, blankets, towels, etc. that the shelter could use for the animals to snuggle up on and keep warm. The shelter director was floored when she found out how many items Olympia had collected. 620 pieces of warm bedding were donated. Wow! Thank you everyone for your contributions.
If you don't know what a "Zentangle" is, students at Woodlake Hills Middle School could tell you. It's the use of repetitive patterns to create an abstract piece of artwork. Students created their own Zentangle designs on a single post it note and they were all put together to make one big creation in which each student had a part. This Big Art Day was to help bring awareness of art education and its importance in community creativity.
Events that get parents involved with their student's education are always great. It was heartwarming to see the dads that attended the recent "Dads, Donuts and a Great Book" event at Olympia ES. They signed up to read a story to their child's class. After they worked up an appetite with all that reading they stopped by the library to partake in some delicious donuts and some one on one time with their students.
The whole school got involved in this one and it played to a packed house at Paschall Elementary. The celebration included Choirs from Kinder and 1st grade, recorder groups from 5th grade, the school's Honor Choir, 4th and 5th grade Praise Dancers and the 2nd grade performance of an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Not to be out done, the 3rd grade created and posted special reports about famous Black Americans for everyone to see in the foyer of the school. The event even had a special guest performer, Dr. Deborah Baker-Hampton who gave a "history comes to life" performance as a slave. A big thank you to everyone involved including Music Teacher Ms. Roldan and Ms. Dixon who directed the dancers. It was quite a performance from everyone.