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					Issue 7

March 1, 2005

Sheridan Informer
Sheridan Elementary School 915 Sheridan Street Williamsport, PA 17701 Phone (570) 322-7851 Paul Daniels, Principal Pat Mabie, Secretary Fax (570) 322-3465 Cafeteria (570) 322-1591

Gifted Identification Process

Friday, March 25, 2005 Monday, March 28, 2005 Spring Break

Sheridan Elementary will soon be in the process of identifying students for the gifted program. The IST Team will be considering parent and teacher referrals during April. Parents who have questions about the process should contact Mr. Daniels, their child’s classroom teacher or Richard Coulter, WASD Gifted Coordinator.

Jacob & Jake

“Ace” Valentines
First graders made special “ace” valentine cards to send to Spc. White and Sgt. Hoover serving in Iraq. The valentine cards were made to resemble the ace card in a deck of playing cards. The students had to trace a playing card on red poster board. After cutting it out, students then had to decorate the front. Last, the students wrote a message on the back of the card to wish our friends Happy Valentine’s Day.

School Hours
8-8:30 Breakfast Program 8:30 8:40 8:45 Doors Open, First Bell Second Bell Classes Start Jacob Fox, a second grader in Mrs. Maeulen’s class, recently brought in Jake the Monster. Jacob made his monster creation at his aunt’s house one cold, snowy day using a shoebox, crayons, an egg carton, a plastic cup and a paper plate. Great job of using your talents out of school, Jacob! TRUST FUND Chandler Steinbacher’s, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Harvey’s class, father recently passed away unexpectedly. A trust fund has been set up for her and her brother, Spencer. If you are interested, contributions may be made to: Mark Steinbacher’s Children’s Trust Fund c/o Legacy Bank 120 W. Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701

Students in Mrs. Desmond’s class make Valentines for our friends in Iraq.

12:15- Lunch & 1:15 Recess 3:10 Bus Students Dismissed Classes Dismissed


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Sheridan Informer
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY The Williamsport Area School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped individuals, contact: James A. Dugan Director of Human Resources Williamsport Area School District 201 West Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 327-5500, Ext. 3541

The following students have been named “Students of the Month” for the month of January 2005. They have been selected for one of more of the following qualifications: outstanding improvement, cooperation, respect, behavior, effort, academic excellence and service to the school.
Kindergarten Amber Cioffi Shawn Connelly Samia Campbell Brandon Blackwell First Grade Mariah Smith Shataya Buxton Emy Hill Noah Young Second Grade Chase Dunkleberger Shelby Dawes Armani Graham Susan Reiff Breana Fisher Kayla Bower Jacob Fox Marcus Edmonds Third Grade Niko Lohman Alyssa Signor Benjamin Gahen Dakota Boore Martina Kuhns Ryland Smith Fourth Grade Khaleef Lewis Kychid Blagman Derek Holzapfel Kaitlyn Allen Caitlin Chappell Michael Maggs Siani Anderson Kara Cosentine Fifth Grade Zachary Parsons Jackie Hammond Devinn Snook Ryan Schrimp

Students of the Month


Kindergarten Jemia Lockley Rayna Hill Noah Mothersbaugh Brandon Good Danielle Wesneski Dylan Imundo Brandon Blackwell Donovan Stahl Amber Hicks Danielle Neu Mitchell Gartner Allyson Turner Brittany Thompson Tre Alford Jayde Hinds Islam Martinez Patrick Newman Lukas Radulski Dakota Smith Aurora Treese Bryce Wright First Grade Maeghan Kuns Celeste Utter Dylan Confair Aleigha Williams Ryan Harsch Anthony Snyder Landon Moyer Katie Nields Emy Hill Alivia Millward Braden Bower Nicholas DeSanto Gabe Hinkal Collin Jones

Naomi Lovell Lauren Schefsky Mariah Smith Michael Treas Liam Webster Second Grade Kayla Bower Kyle Bower Marcus Edmonds Breana Fisher Kelsie Harding Katie Holzapfel Christopher Johnson Adriana Lee Gabrielle Lentz Juliana Lundeby Kirsten Neufer Cathleen Reeder Lindsay VanNess Kenny Weaver Andre McBryan Jade Miele Makaiyah Jacobs Chelsea Blaker Shelby Dawes Chase Dunkleberger Armani Graham Kathryn Hecknauer Nate Kendall Alexis Osenbach Emma Radulski Susan Reiff Alesha Rolley Madison Schusler Michael Signor Angela Wesneski

Third Grade Stephen Boone Damone Buxton, Jr. Sabrina Emms Isaac Foust Cody Miller Madison Confair Carl Hecknauer Kristin Hipple Brianna Moore Ryland Smith Kristen Vibbard Fourth Grade Caitlin Chappell Logan Bower Austin Feaster Aleesha Smith Stacy Loveland Kaitlyn Allen Brenden Utter Katelyn DeSanto Deidra Dunkleberger Desiree Martz Teisa Meixel Tori Knight Crystal Vance Victoria Lentz Joshua Powell Jakar Martinez Khaleef Lewis Steven Lurch Fifth Grade John Nields Abigail Lazorka Gabrielle Schusler

These students have reached their Book-It goal for the month of January. Please continue to encourage your child to join in and participate in this program. The program will be completed the end of March.

BOOK PRESENTATION Steven Joy, son of Matthew and Pui Ha Joy, was chosen to represent Sheridan Elementary School to present a book to School Board Member, Lois Williams. The book, Rain, Rain, Rain Forest, was presented to Mrs. Williams at the school board meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Congratulations to Steven for this honor.

Dayle Bower Jessica Orwig Stacey King

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First Graders and the Solar System
First graders at Sheridan Elementary got a taste of college during the first week of February by learning to take notes. Students from Mrs. Desmond’s and Mrs. Garrison’s rooms were treated to a computer presentation on the solar system. After watching the presentation, students were taken through the solar system planet by planet. As they reviewed each planet, the students decided which facts would be important to remember. After deciding the facts, they copied the notes from the overhead projector. As the students finished notes on a planet, they took a short break. During the break, students learned a song about the planets, looked at lithographs provided by NASA and heard the story, My Brother is From Outer Space, read by Mrs. Joy White. The students were then sent to four difference space centers. At one center they created a space book discussing important things astronauts need to learn. At another center the students created their own star constellations. The students made an astronaut helmet of their own at the third center. Finally, students were able to create their own space shuttle using recycled plastic bottles. As a special treat for a job well done, students were given bags of “space mix” to munch on Friday afternoon. To include parents in this exciting week, each student took home all the materials needed to make their own solar system mobile. Students also received an official NASA sticker.

First graders wearing their astronaut helmets.

First graders and their star constellations.

Miss Piggy Visits
The first floor of Sheridan was treated to a special guest on Monday, February 7. Miss Piggy made an appearance with her friend, Kermit the Frog, in the first and second grade classrooms. Miss Piggy read the story, Frog Went a-Courting with help from our own guided reading teacher, Mrs. White. After listening to the story, Miss Piggy taught the students a song about kindness and friendship with five little frogs. To finish the activity, students were given the opportunity to create a pop-up card. The students had to choose an animal or a person which would be on the inside of the card. Next, a backing was glued onto the card becoming the front and back of the card. Students could choose what type of card they wanted to make from birthday to a valentine card. After decorating the front of the card, the students wrote a catchy phrase on the inside. For example, one student made his card into a monkey, on the inside was, “...thinking of you-oo-oo.”, representing the noise a monkey would make. The students had a great time creating their cards. We hope to see Miss Piggy and Kermit in the future.

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog

Miss Piggy, Kermit and students in Mrs. Garrison’s Room.

Glen Road Band On Thursday, February 10, 2005, the Glen Road Music Band performed at Sheridan Elementary School. They played a variety of Celtic music. An Interview With 5th Grade Tsunami Bake Sale Organizers
Fifth graders Abby Lazorka, Chandler Steinbacher and Devinn Snook were instrumental in organizing a successful Sheridan Tsunami Bake Sale at Sheridan. The fundraising effort, which will provide money to tsunami victims throughout the world, raised $278.23. Recently, the girls were interviewed by Mrs. Piotrowski about their fundraising efforts. Their comments are below: How did the idea for a bake sale come about? Abby: “Well, I was watching T.V. and I originally was thinking about it. Then, I asked Mr. Daniels and he said it was a great idea. We thought it would be a nice way to help the tsunami victims.” Why is the bake sale and other fundraising efforts for the tsunami victims so important to support? Chandler: “It was nice because the kids got to eat snacks. But more importantly it’s helping raise money for the tsunami victims to buy medicine and food and to clean their surroundings.” What are some of the delicious items you saw donated to the Sheridan Tsunami Bake Sale? Devinn: “There were brownies, cupcakes, different colored popcorn, sugar cookies, fudge, chocolate covered pretzels, and some kind of vanilla peanut butter cake.” What would you like to say to all of those individuals who helped make this Sheridan Tsunami Bake Sale a success? Abby: “I would like to say tank you for your help and support.” Devinn: “I’m glad they helped out and that we get to help the tsunami victims.” Chandler: “I’m happy that the kids and parents helped bake. We wouldn’t have gotten as far as we did without everyone’s support.”
Mrs. Moore checks out the goodies at the Tsunami Bake Sale. Devinn Snook, Abby Lazorka and Chandler Steinbacher display their purchases from the Tsunami Bake Sale.


March 2005
Sun Mon


2 School Store, 9-12

3 Learning Fair 4



Day 3 6 7

Day 4

Day 5 10

Day 1 11 12

8 Beginner 9 Orchestra Concert at Cochran @ 7 p.m. Day 3 15 Day 4 16 Book Bingo, 6:307:30 p.m.

Day 2 13 14

Day 5 17

Day 1 18 19

Day 2 20 21

Day 3 22

Day 4

Day 5

Day 1 25 Spring Break, No School for Students 26

23 School 24 Store, 1:15-3, Spring Treat

Day 2 27 28 Spring Break, No School for Students

Day 3 29

Day 4 30 31 PEP Assembly, 2 p.m.

Day 5

Day 1

Day 2

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