One of our great American Prep traditions is our annual Memorial Day Commemoration. It is an incredible event where our students learn about the founding and true meaning of Memorial Day. President Lincoln established the first Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) in 1868 and now we celebrate it on the last Monday in May. We were fortunate to have Mr. Kevin Barnes join us to remember his son Nathan Barnes, killed in 2007, for the commemoration. Thank you Mr. Barnes for sharing Nathan’s story and for all of those soldiers that have given their lives while serving our country. Please observe a moment of silence at 3 pm this Monday in remembrance of those soldiers who have died while serving our country.
What a GREAT Event! Mother Nature provided us with a sunshine window between rain storms and there was an incredible turnout. There were over 950 racers and so many extra fans enjoying the racing, food trucks and silent auction. Our preliminary fundraising total was over $25,000! What an amazing community event!
This is a very informative and interesting book about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of this very important engineering and human achievement, this book gives one the opportunity to find out more about the many people and effort it took to accomplish such an incredible feat. It would make a great summer time book, check it out at your local library or order it from Amazon Smile!
Jude Heiner, one of our 5th grade students is celebrating his B’earth day today. Each year he comes up with a new idea on how to help our planet. This year, he came up with treats for his class that include some honey, a globe that has flower seeds and some information about bees and how important they are for our planet and our food supply. Thank you Jude for taking such an active interest in our planet and providing your classmates with great information and a small way to make a big difference.
A HUGE Shout-out to all the families that donated money for our classroom libraries. We raised over $7,000 and have orders for more than 200 books being delivered to our school. These donations will help us increase the amount of books and choices for our students! A special shout out to Ms. Bergman’s AMAZING class that raised the most money of any classroom.