Students at Barnett Elementary have been working hard even at the end of the school year to earn Brag Notes. When a student earns a brag note their name is added to the Principal’s 200 Club Board. Brag notes can be earned by making good choices, working hard in school, and being a good friend or helper just to name a few things. Once the board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. The students have filled up the Principal’s board 2 times already this month! Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs. Keep making good choices all summer long!
Seventy Barnett Elementary students are in Choir this spring and have been working very hard to prepare for their Spring Concert, and Assembly. They will also be singing for a PTA luncheon in May as well. The Theme for their Concert is Oldies But Goodies! Many songs that were the favorite of past choirs will be performed. The concert will be held on May 17th at 7:00 pm. Their choir director Mrs. Muniz is very proud of them.
The students of Mrs. Hanson’s 4th grade class wanted to do a service project to help students in Ghana Orphanage School raise money for basic supplies. The students researched the information and with approval of Mrs. Stoddard proceeded to plan and organize a school-wide used shoe drive. The students planned, advertised, collected, counted shoes from each class at the school, and filled a classroom full of shoes. The students enjoyed seeing the mountain of shoes grow each day after collecting from the classes. The school collected 1,975 pounds of shoes.
Mrs. Hanson’s students felt grateful to help out other students in Ghana to have the supplies needed for school, and children in other countries that are less fortunate. This service project helped the students realize how blessed we are in this country and state.
Last Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the fifth graders at Barnett Elementary were able to compete against other fifth graders from several other schools in the district. We were well represented with runners in every event and in the two field events--softball throw and long jump. Fearing the same weather that sixth grade experienced only the day before, many students had sunblock and umbrellas to block the sun. However, the day started with a slight drizzle, that soon ceased and created the perfect weather for the track meet--overcast and cool. The students loved being able to see all the participants without squinting and yelled as loud as they could whenever one of their friends ran past. It was an exciting outing for everyone!