WITS Update from Chef Marion

kaleThis month, we saw the introduction of new recipes to the Alternative Menu. There are some concerns about allergies and the menu served in the cafeteria. After speaking to the Wellness Committee, I have some answers to questions posed: there are no pork products on the menu, we have stopped serving the sesame dressing to the AmPark students, and there are no peanuts in any other recipes. However, I must stress that the kitchen is not nut-free.

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Book Fair Adds New Day: Opens Monday

PS_Booklist_CoverThe Scholastic Book Fair has expanded to include Monday, November 10! The fair will be open Monday from 9 am until 2:00 pm. That means the fair will run from November 10-14. (Tuesday the fair is closed because it’s a school holiday.) Wednesday and Friday, the fair also runs from 9 am until 2:00 pm. But Thursday, the night of Parent-Teacher conferences is special – the fair will be open until 6 pm, and food will be on sale.

Can’t wait? Then go online and shop NOW.  You can search through Scholastic’s entire Book Fair catalog. Create a wish list so that friends and family know what you want for the holidays. Make purchases until November 25. All books are shipped to AmPark, so you pay NO shipping fees.

Start Shopping at AmPark’s Online Book Fair!

BookFairBannerCan’t wait to shop? Can’t make it to AmPark for the on-site Scholastic Book Fair from November 12-14? No worries. On Wednesday, November 5, go to the home page of the AmPark Scholastic Book Fair and start selecting books with your child. Shop online until November 25, and choose among THOUSANDS of titles. AmPark earns 25%- 50% of the purchase price for all online purchases you make!

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Support the Fifth Grade!

wreathIt’s that time of year…the 5th Graders at AmPark Neighborhood School are running a Holiday Wreath Fundraiser. There are a variety of wreaths/garlands/forcing bulbs on sale at our school online website.  They are great to decorate outside or inside your homes,  or to brighten a loved ones holiday season.  The wreaths are fresh and fragrant and handmade in New Hampshire. The prices listed online include shipping direct to your home (anywhere in the continental U.S.). They will begin shipping the week of December 8th.  It would be amazing if you could help our 5th Graders so they enjoy their last year of  elementary school with pride and joy! 

The sale is only running for short time and ends on NOVEMBER 24th, so check it out soon!

Help Buy Math Manipulatives by October 30 and Double Your Money!

mathHelp third graders learn math the fun way! Teacher Melissa Begin wants to buy math manipulatives, or hand-held learning objects for the classroom, and she’s put together a proposal on DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit that helps teachers raise funds for supplies.

Go to this link to donate before OCTOBER 30 and enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100). Continue reading Help Buy Math Manipulatives by October 30 and Double Your Money!

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