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									Happy Bengston, Principal Darlene Baird, Secretary

March 19, 2004

Absence Line 678-7500

Longcoy School Vision Statement
"We, the learning community, will strive to create a safe and mutually respectful environment and nurture a passion for lifelong learning, in everyone, each and everyday".

Dear Longcoy Parents and Students, I was so proud of the effort our third and fourth graders showed during the past two testing weeks! All of our students are ready for a much deserved Spring Break! Enjoy! Sincerely,

Mrs. Bengston Spring Break Spring Break begins on Monday, March 22nd and runs through Friday, March 26th. Students return back to school on Monday, March 29th. Kindergarten Registration Kent City Schools will be holding kindergarten registration night on Wednesday, April 7th. This adult-only event will take place from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the elementary school in the district in which the child resides. Children are eligible for kindergarten if their 5th birthday is on or before September 30, 2004. A presentation will be made about our kindergarten program. After the presentation, ample time will be provided to fill out the registration forms. Please bring your child‟s state-issued birth certificate (hospital records will not be accepted), social security card, and immunization records. For those unable to attend registration night, kindergarten packets will be available in the school office beginning on Thursday, April 8th. Longcoy Pizza Carnival The LSA Pizza Carnival on Saturday, March 13th was a huge success. Thank you to LSA, staff, parents, and students who all participated in the event. Toys at School Students are reminded that they are not permitted to bring toys (balls, cars, dolls, gaming cards…) or electronic devices (game boys, headphones, cd players, hit clips…) on the bus or to school. We cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

The Principal’s Guestbook Mrs. Bengston enjoyed her visits with the following students who shared good news with her. Congratulations to: Brittany Trivelli, David Mong, Tyler Mohnacky, Sam Piltz, Ben Hale-Grandy, Jackson deMeza, Nick Pensyl, and Lauren Roberts. Early Release Day, Thursday, April 8th No School Friday, April 9th Our district will have its final early release day on Thursday, April 8th. Students in grades 1-5 will leave school at 1:00 p.m. Morning kindergarten students will have class as usual, but there will be no afternoon or extended day kindergarten. There will be no school for students or staff on Friday, April 9th. Enjoy the three-day weekend! End of 3rd Nine Weeks April 2 , 2004, marks the end of the 3 grading period. Report cards will go home with students on Thursday, April 8th (school fees must be paid or an additional payment made to receive child‟s report card). A Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 16th at 9:00 a.m. for students in grades 3-5.
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Right to Read Week Students participated in Right to Read Week during the first week of March. Our theme this year was “Hats off to Dr. Seuss”. Here are some comments and/or activities from students, teachers, and classrooms:  We had a big Right to Read Week celebration! My favorite part is when we watched a movie called “Horton Hears a Who” and had cupcakes. We read in the morning for 15 minutes. Wacky Wednesday was funny like stuff flipped, signs, rhyming it was wacky. Parents came in! We used the lap-tops and went to Seussville and played games. ~ Kyle, Mrs. Ramey‟s class Parent guest readers stopped by, even Mikayla‟s Aunt Stephanie all the way from North Carolina! ~Mrs. Ramey‟s third grade class  Mrs. Kubicek‟s fourth graders created Dr. Seuss ties. Each tie illustrated a Dr. Seuss book or character. The ties decorated the classroom door and then students wore them on Friday with hats. They also enjoyed solving puzzles and creative thinking activities all week.  Mrs. Scott‟s first graders wore crazy socks, had cup cakes, looked for wacky things, and wore hats! Mr. Bates did writers workshop!  Our class made a mural of crazy Dr. Seuss characters. We searched his books and found our favorites! ~Mrs. Benshoff‟s third grade class  We had great fun celebrating Dr. Seuss‟ 100th birthday. We read lots of Dr. Seuss books. We wrote about our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. We solved some Dr. Seuss puzzles. We ate yummy cupcakes for a birthday treat. Mrs. Faley‟s fifth grade class read their favorite Dr. Seuss book to us. Then we read to them. It was a great week! ~Mrs. Rainier‟s first grade class  Mr. Stone‟s first grade class celebrated Right to Read Week by doing the following: Finding Dr. Seuss words in a word search, having students read their favorite Dr. Seuss books out loud in the reader‟s chair, and eating cupcakes and watching a Dr. Seuss book on video tape with Mrs. Benshoff‟s and Mrs. Dunlap‟s classes. They also wrote about their favorite books and put their writings on lockers with their pictures in the shape of a hat, shared some interesting facts about Dr. Seuss (he was 100 years old!), and brought in and shared several Dr. Seuss items.  My favorite thing about this week was Wacky Wednesday. I liked it because it was wacky and Mrs. Baird put in a lot of work. We should thank her for all the fun and wacky things. There should be Wacky Wednesday every Wednesday. ~Kylie, Mrs. Dunlap‟s third grade class  Mrs. Faley‟s fifth graders birthday began the celebration with the reading of The Lorax. The students quickly made the connection with Dr. Seuss‟s message in the story and their recent science unit on ecosystems. Read this story with your family and have a great discussion about the need for humans to

“Speak for the Trees!” After exploring some of the many books that Dr. Seuss wrote the children chose one to use to practice their reading fluency. This activity turned out to be quite entertaining as they presented their readings to our class. We ended our celebration by reading favorite Dr. Seuss stories to Mrs. Rainer‟s 1st graders. They even surprised us by reading one of their favorite books showing us what good readers they are. What fun! With the celebration of Dr. Seuss‟s birthday behind us our class leaves everyone with the message, We as humans have a right to read and we intend on exercising that right everyday! Happy Reading!  We enjoyed Right to Read Week very much. We decorated our door on both sides. On one side were pictures of us with Mrs. Rainier‟s first graders that we made and read books with in the fall. On the other side we decorated hats with our favorite place to read and our favorite book. We also enjoyed all the times we got to read with treats, like cupcakes, fruit snacks, and popcorn. Our favorite day was hat day when we got to wear hats in school. Mrs. Sargi‟s hat was a red, yellow, pink, and had a blue parrot that we had to write about since we are doing descriptive writing. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss and a fun week! ~Mrs. Sargi‟s fifth grade class  We were “Junior Dr. Seusses” and wrote our own silly rhyming stories for the “Foot Book” and “One Fish, Two Fish”. We each took a copy home to read with our families! ~Mrs. Acker‟s EDK class  In the Library: Mrs. Botzman‟s class decorated the Library door with newly designed hats for the Cat in the Hat; bookmarks were given to all library classes the week before Right to Read Week to remind them of daily themes during the week; extra Dr. Seuss books from another school were displayed for students‟ reading pleasure; students returning their books on time during Right to Read Week were eligible to enter a drawing for a Dr. Seuss giant eraser pencil – 60 students were winners!  The kindergarten classes loved celebrating Dr. Seuss week. They made their own patterns for hats. The students practiced spelling words that rhyme with hat and cat. They even wrote their own version of “A Wocket in my Pocket”. The kindergarten students especially loved having parents volunteer to read a favorite book!  We enjoyed many activities during Right to Read Week! Our favorite activity was reading, “There‟s a Wocket in my Pocket” by Dr. Seuss. After we read the book, we brainstormed many other silly rhymes, such as “There‟s a mants on my pants!” and “I hope I don‟t see a beecress at recess!” We put our rhymes into a book called “There‟s a Goncloy at Longcoy!” Everyone illustrated their own copy to bring home! ~Mrs. Chilcoat‟s second grade class  Miss Daly‟s fifth grade class had a friendly contest for the door decorating. They did an anonymous vote and picked the design that fit our class. Kevin Alspach drew the design and the whole class colored and posted it on the door. The class also participated in all of the school wide activities and discussed Dr. Seuss books they had read in the past.  We were responsible for decorating the Library door and for making a “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” poster. Our class enjoyed the whole week. ~Mrs. Botzman‟s second grade class One of my favorite books I read was “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”! Dr. Giancola read us a great book. Another thing I liked was crazy hat day! Another thing that was fun was Wacky Wednesday! ~Nicole, Mrs. Botzman‟s class I liked Wacky Wednesday because there was a lot of wacky things. I liked when people shared books like “The Fact Book”. I liked doing SSR the first thing in the morning. I liked wacky sock day. ~Kyle, Mrs. Botzman‟s class  Mr. Fowler‟s class focused on Dr. Seuss. During SSR, each child chose from a selection of Dr. Seuss books. Mr. Fowler read a Dr. Seuss book to the students each afternoon. Students wrote responses to these books and made illustrations in the style of Dr. Seuss. The best of the responses now decorate Mr. Fowler‟s classroom door. The students really enjoyed reading and hearing the books. Dr. Seuss books will now be available in Mr. Fowler‟s room year round! Character Education “Cooperation” is the Character Education trait being emphasized in March. Cooperation is evident when an individual: appropriately contributes when working in a group; looks at situations from another person‟s

viewpoint; is willing to combine forces with others to complete a task or reach goals; accepts other‟s ideas as worthy of consideration; and shares credit for group accomplishments. BUCKEYE DONKEY BASKETBALL SHOW The craziest show on earth, wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus. This doubleheader extravaganza featuring your favorite faculty or staff and staff people will be at the Roosevelt gym on April 5th. Starting at 7:00 PM. A playoff between the winning teams will determine this year‟s champion. Roosevelt PTO will use real live donkeys, specially selected for donkey basketball, for this FUNTASTIC show. See „HONEY POT”, the world famous comedy donkey; 400 pounds of pure dynamite. He‟s rough, tough and hasn‟t been ridden in years. The first 125 children through the doors on the evening of the event will be given a ticket to ride a donkey during intermission. Parents will be allowed to take still photographs only. No video cameras allowed at all. Proceeds will benefit the Roosevelt Scholarship Fund. COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE CRAZIEST SHOW ON EARTH: DONKEY BASKETBALL LSA News Burger King Family Night Longcoy Burger King Night will be held on Monday, April 5th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Burger King located on the corner of Fairchild & Fishcreek Roads. Longcoy will receive a portion of sales from the dining room and drive thru, so plan on stopping by and mention you‟re with Longcoy Elementary School! LSA Meeting Please join us at our LSA meeting on Tuesday, March 30th, at 7:00 p.m. Box Top Competition The day is approaching. Mrs. Botzman‟s second grade class, winners of the box top challenge, will finally get to duct tape Mr. Bates to the wall! The event will take place on Thursday, April 8 th, during the students‟ lunch time. Important Dates
3/22-3/26 3/29-4/2 3/29 3/30 4/02 4/05-4/16 4/05 4/07 4/08 Spring Break CBE Writing #3 (Grades K-5, except 4) Back to School! 5th Grade Swimming Lessons – Group 1 begins (Mondays & Wednesdays) 5th Grade Swimming Lessons – Group 2 begins (Tuesdays & Thursdays) 7:00 p.m. Longcoy School Association Meeting in Library End of 3rd Nine Weeks CBE Reading #5 (Grades 1-5) 5:00-8:00 p.m. Burger King Family Night 7:00 p.m. Kindergarten Registration During Student Lunches Mr. Bates Duct Taped to Wall by Mrs. Botzman‟s Class Early Release Day. Students released at 1:00 p.m. Report Cards Sent Home with Students Good Friday – No School for Students or Staff 8:45 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade Field Trip to Children‟s Concert Society Hall LSA Spirit Day 9:00 a.m. Recognition Ceremony (Grades 3-5)

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