A Very Hot “Frozen”

Disney-FrozenOn Friday, March 28, the 5th Grade coordinated yet another amazing event, setting a new standard for what constitutes a great movie night. With printed lyric sheets and sing-a-longs to the popular songs from Frozen, the 5th grade really raised the bar for movie night fun and creativity. The movie was very well attended, lots of fun was had, and the 5th grade raised $1,200 towards their end of year activities.

Fun with potatoes!

wits potatoesWITS Chefs Annie and Laurielle were on hand recently giving WITS Bits demonstrations to the children on how to make delicious french fries from scratch! I must confess, I’m not sure that this writer’s children even knew that french fries came from potatoes before this demonstration. And they are both now converts to the virtues of homemade french fries, and can recite the delicious but simple recipe from memory. For more news from Chef Annie and WITS see the attached newsletter, which also includes the french fry recipe in case you missed it.

WITS March 2014 Newsletter Ampark

Crafty Fun

craftsOn Friday night, March 7, Sara Kempton once again produced a fantastic and successful craft night. This has become one of the favorite events for both children and parents. Kids and grownups alike were working away at the various craft stations that had been setup. Delicious homemade soups and bread were served, a perfect meal for a winter night, and a great time was had by all. Thanks so much to the many parents who helped out at the event!

One by One Fund Pledge

raising-hands2Everyone should have received a One by One Pledge form in backpacks by now. Please sign it, and have your child sign it, and return it as soon as possible. If we can decrease absenteeism by 20% during the month of March, the PA stands to make $500. Additionally, if parents who might be new to volunteering sign up to help at school, or at a PA event, the PA can make $20 for every 2 hours worked, up to a total of $500!

Meatballs and Merriment

cloudy2_posterThe 5th grade had a very successful and delicious movie night fundraiser on Friday night, February 28, showing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, with actual meatballs for sale courtesy of Sandra Nachtmann! It was a great turnout and the 5th grade made over $1,000 before expenses, which is amazing. A splendid time was had by children and parents alike.

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