Wednesday Whirlwind (Friday Flash) November 25, 2015

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

                                                                                                            -William Arthur Ward

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to every one in our Sizer School community!

 

We are thankful to be part of such a caring community, in this beautiful gift of a building. In the Whirlwind, students and staff have shared what they are thankful for with us.   

 

December starts on Tuesday- please make sure students get their bus passes!  Students should get them before school or during lunch or advisory-they will not be issued after school.

 

We hope everyone has a peaceful and restful few days; the Whirlwind will make great reading material while you're relaxing.

 

We'll see you all back here on Monday, have a great long weekend.

Friday Flash November 13, 2015

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them."

-John F. Kennedy

 

Happy Friday, even if it is the 13th!

 

Thank you to everyone in our community who was involved the Veteran's Day Observance at the school this past Thursday.  It was a very special event. 

 

We hope to see many of you this afternoon at 5 pm for the Lip Sync Duel.  Want to know why Mr. Devlin is (gasp) wearing a Canada shirt tonight?  You'll have to come to find out.

 

The PTSO Spaghetti Supper is a week from tonight-have you ordered your tickets yet? It's one of our favorite events of the year, and one of the few fundraisers that the PTSO sponsors.  Please come help the PTSO support the Sizer School.  Check with your student if they can bring something in for their advisories basket.

 

There are new opportunities for students in the Flash; please help make sure your student is aware of them.

 

Have a great weekend, and if we don't see you tonight, we'll see you on Monday.

Students Join Together to Honor Veterans

 

This year, Sizer students and staff took time to honor Veterans from our community. Different classes participated in a variety of ways including art, spoken word, design, and dance. Mrs. Milkowski organized the wonderful event for the day before Veteran’s Day, inviting community members, friends, and families. Each class was invited to participate and contribute in their own way.

The Engineering classes build flag stands out of rocks and mortar to hold the flags at the ceremony after they were presented by a student-led Color Guard. English and History classes wrote letters and poems to the veterans, thanking them for their service. A member of our Dance Class worked on a beautiful modern dance in honor of the occasion choreographed to the song "You Raise Me Up", and another 7th grader sang a lyrical interprestation of the poem "In Flander's Fields". Students and faculty brought in military memorabilia such as uniforms, pictures, and artwork to display in the Atrium which sparked coversations throughout the day. The chorus worked on a Military Medley of songs from each branch of the military, and the Computer Club even used the 3D printers to design red Poppy flowers, a symbol of remembrance.

Veterans from our community attended a special luncheon in their honor, met students, and joined the whole school to watch a special ceremony where select students read their poems, shared their dances, and said THANK YOU. 

 

Friday Flash November 6,2015

"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people." 

 

--Abraham Joshua Heschel 

 
 
As always, lots of news and events in the Flash.
 
Monday is the last day to order Citrus to support the tenth grade New York trip, and Tuesday is the last day to order pies to support the eighth grade field trip.
 
Tuesday Sizer observes Veteran's Day with a mini-museum in the lobby, and a gathering of the community at 2:00 p.m.  Read some of our students' work around Veteran's Day in the Flash.
 
The Veteran's Day holiday is observed next Wednesday, November 11, therefore there will be no school next Wednesday.
 
Have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you again next week.

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