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November 1, 2006
A number of activities have been planned for the next several weeks at McAuliffe Elementary School, 6515 S. Garnett.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, first graders will dress like Pilgrims and Indians for their first “feast” in the school cafeteria at 2:30 p.m. Teacher Kathy Brashear is overseeing the event.
On Thursday, Nov. 30, the Intermediate High School Drama Club will give a presentation for third through fifth grade in the gymnasium.
On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. , students and their families are invited to the annual McAuliffe Land Run, sponsored by the PTA. There will be games, throwing pies in faces of volunteer teachers, putting friends in jail and even a pie eating contest. Families can also bid on specially decorated flower pots filled with items created by the classrooms.
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, PTA will honor all students who have entered the PTA Reflections contest from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the media center. Families are invited to come and celebrate with students and see the work on display. Renee Harney, PTA President, is overseeing this event.
The school will observe Veterans’ Day Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Students will read essays they have written during the assembly and the McAuliffe County Down Choir will be singing.
A zoo docent will visit second graders from noon until 2 p.m. Nov. 17 to talk about spiders and bats. Teacher Molly Linehan is overseeing this activity.
The Union Highsteppers will perform during the monthly Character Counts assembly at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Red banner winners for “caring,” this month’s character trait, will be announced. Fitness awards will also be announced.
McAuliffe is also planning a weeklong celebration beginning Nov. 13 for Children’s Book Week. Students will dress up throughout the week The fun will gear the students up for Nov. 21 when teachers dress up for Books Alive!, an activity in which teachers dress up as storybook characters and read to classrooms on a rotating basis. Media specialist Janet McCoy is organizing the book-themed events.