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Some sample ornaments from I-LES for the Altrusa tree festivalWow! Are we ever fortunate in World Cultures this month. 

 We have had so many wonderful connections and opportunities!

First, we were visited by Carol Hebron, grandmother of two of our amazing learners.  Carol is from Australia, and she came in to share her knowledge and heritage with our third and fifth grade learners.  We enjoyed complete powerpoint presentations along with her vast array of tidbits and personal stories. The students were enthralled.

Next, we were visited by Andrew and Ashley Suckling, parents of two more amazing learners.  Andrew is from New Zealand, and he came to share his heritage and to help make authentic ornaments from New Zealand with kindergarten, second and third graders while his wife helped out. The ornaments will be displayed at the Altrusa Festival of Trees on our PTO “Christmas Around The World” tree, thanks to Lindsay Weiner, who reached out to collaborate with me for this special event. I feel so fortunate to be building such wonderful community connections!

Robotics TeamThis year is the third year that  Inter-Lakes Elementary School has received a grant to create a First Lego League robotics team. This year the interest was so great that we had two teams representing I-LES: the City Shapers and Lego Champions. The Lego Champions team was made up of 5th graders Owen Dube, Cody Boucher, Liam Hallett, William Lefty and 6th grader Kylee Tomes. The City Shapers team was made up of 5th graders: Hayden Hebron, Caleb Theriault, Brayden Robinson and 6th graders Kai Hackett and Cole Dembiec. The two teams worked hard to prepare for competition this past Saturday.

First Lego League Teams work together to design their own solutions to real-world problems and build autonomous LEGO® MINDSTORMS®robots that perform a series of missions based on an annual theme. This year’s theme is “City Shapers”.  

Haunted House drawingArt Club:
If you are a 5th or 6th grade aspiring artist who is interested in joining Art Club, please see Mrs. Mac for more information and to pick up a permission slip. Art Club will be starting on Monday, December 2nd.

Monthly Art Challenge:
Last month, 4th-6th grade learners were invited to participate in an Art Challenge. The challenge for October was to create a “Haunted House”. There were over 80 submissions! Based on creativity, effort and good craftsmanship, three winners were selected from each grade. They were: in 6th Grade, Cole Dembiec- 1st place, Keagan Swanker- 2nd place and Thea Wright- 3rd place. In 5th Grade, Adrieana Brown- 1st place,

Team Dancing with the StarsOur very own Nancy Bickford is a dancer in this wonderful fundraiser. Nancy is raising money for the Garrett Dunlap Memorial Foundation.  This foundation raises money and awareness regarding addiction, prevention and education. Nancy’s  life has been touched in many ways regarding addiction. She has friends, family members, friends of family members, co-workers and others who have struggled with addiction. If you would like to help support Nancy in her mission to help this amazing foundation you may make a donation on her GoFundMe page.

 Date And Time
Fri, November 15, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Interlakes Community Auditorium
1 Laker Lane
Meredith, NH 03253

By: Mrs. Bickford and Mr. Swift
FitStep pro trackerThird through Sixth grade learners have gotten comfortable with using the FitStep Pro trackers during class and docking them at the end of class. These trackers keep a record of the learners steps, activity time and moderate-vigorous activity (MVPA) time during each class. This information is then transferred to a computer program where the PE teachers can see this information for each learner and averages for the whole class. An important number we look at once the statistics are uploaded, is the ratio between activity time and MVPA time. We are looking for learners to not just be active in class, but to push themselves to do a little more, go a little faster or put in a little more effort and energy. The learners enjoy this feedback and accountability.

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