Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Book Fair

C. L. Salter library will be hosting a Book Fair on October 13th -17th. This year's theme is "Go on a Safari for Fun Books!" Students and parents are encouraged to visit the library and see the nice selection of books for purchase.

The Principal's Principles

CONSERVATION - Conservation means protecting natural resources such as soil, water, forests, and minerals from loss and pollution. Here are a few suggestions for helping with the environment for the future:

  • Pick up the garbage on the playground

  • Turn off lights in the classroom when you are not using them

  • Don't be a "water hog" - "Water hogs" are people who waste water by letting it run for a long time when they are not using it.

  • Recycle - Take something that has already been used and make it into something new that can be used again.

  • Don't be a "litter bug" - A "litter bug" is someone who uses our beautiful world as a garbage dump by throwing trash along highways, in rivers, and everywhere--except where it belongs.

Let's conserve Earth's resources wisely, and enjoy the beautiful world of nature for years to come.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Principal's Principles

Compassion - Compassion is a sympathetic understanding of another person's pain with the desire to relieve it. Compassion means that you understand another person's sadness so well, that it almost becomes your own. You may not be able to fix another person's problem, but giving your time and tenderness helps lift spirits and brings hope to a person. John D. Rockerfeller, Jr. said, "Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has of encouragement, sympathy, and understanding." There are many ways you can show that you care about others. Visit a lonely neighbor, donate food to a food bank, or stand up for someone who is being teased. Compassion makes the world a better place! Make an effort to show compassion to someone this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Principal's Principles

Community Service - Community service means doing something helpful for one's community or neighborhood. Dr. Suess wrote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Community service is a way for neighbors to assist neighbors by offering a helping hand. Have you ever thought about your good deeds as seeds? Be sure to plant plenty of good deeds this week. We all have a gift to give to our world.

Science Night at Salter

The" Science Extravaganza" at Salter was a huge success. Students, parents, and teachers participated in many activities designed to enhance our understanding of science in our world. The students were able to make a choice of two activities that most interested them. Those who chose "Birds of Prey saw beautiful raptors such as the owl, falcon, and hawk. The "Snake Lady" shared her slithering friends with a large crowd. She brought both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes with her. The McWane Center brought" Stardome"which allowed the students to observe constellations in the cafeteria. They also brought "Razzle Dazzle Chemistry," a demonstration of chemical changes." Gak" was a large hit with students and adults alike. Those who chose this activity were able to make their gak from scratch. We all look forward to next year's Science Extravaganza.
Thanks to Mrs. Clark for all her hard work and planning.