Students got to school early today. Why? Because of the Barnett tradition of Dads and Donuts during the week of the Book Fair. Not only were dads invited, but moms, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and younger siblings. The halls of the school were ringing wtih the sound of laughter and munching starting at 7:30 this morning. By the look on most faces the donuts were delicious and much appreciated--thank you PTA--and by the crowded main hallway, it seems like more students in the school have books to read now.
Please see the October 2012 Newsletter attached below.
The PTA Carnival on Friday, September 21st, was a huge success! The PTA provided the means for kids to play on blow-up bouncy houses, obstacle courses, and other fun equipment. Teachers, parent volunteers, and volunteers from the high school also manned booths so that the students at Barnett could use their skill and luck to win prizes. One of the most popular games was Flush 'Em, a game in which students try to throw a ball at a small lever which then pours a bucketful of cold water onto the waiting person's head.
Not many Barnett Elementary students have travelled the world, but the Rainforest Van brings a world of animals to our students! Living Planet Aquarium from Sandy, Utah provides an outreach program for schools along the Wasatch Front.
The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and the Pac Man Frog are just two of the many creatures Barnett 2ndgraders met this month. Our students were science detectives for a day as they made observations and inferences about the animals, their environments, and adaptations.
The Barnett 5th grade set out to Diamond Fork Canyon on Thursday, Sept 13th for a fun-filled day in the outdoors. Sarah Flinders, the forest ranger in charge, is responsible for the creation of the Kids Discovery Area, with its paths, signs explaining information about the the local terrain, and the flora and fauna found in the area. The students love putting on the hip waders and plodding into the river to discover what invertebrates keep this water clean and ready to become the water we drink, without a lot of bleaching and chemicals. It was a great adventure for all, plus Mrs.