December 18, 2013
Thanks for working together for a great semester! I appreciate everyone’s support and collaboration in making this little school a great place to learn and work. I must say that there have been some challenges in the last few months, but with everyone’s help and understanding we have come out on the other side with our smiles and good humor intact. I’m looking forward to returning to my job teaching art at Two Rivers! Starting Jan 6 I will be back in the classroom and Ms. Jessica will be returning in full to her director duties. We have been in communication all semester and Ms. Jessica and I are prepared for the transition. I’m really looking forward to the Juried Art Show in January and all the many art projects we will create in the coming months. I want to thank Ms. Elizabeth for doing a great job serving as art teacher this semester and wish her good luck in her travels and adventures to come. Happy Holidays to everyone and enjoy a well-earned winter vacation.
~ Ms. Kelly, Interim Director
A Message from Ms. Jessica
Dear Two Rivers Families,
As many of you know, I will be returning to my position as the Director of Two Rivers beginning on January 6th. I would like to express my gratitude to Ms. Kelly, Ms. Beth and the rest of the Two Rivers staff for their support, hard work, and dedication during the fall semester. The school was able to continue thriving in such capable hands. I have had a wonderful semester at home with Lillian and have so appreciated being able to spend this precious time with my daughter. However, I have missed the students, families and staff at Two Rivers and look forward to rejoining our school community in January. Though it may have seemed like I was absent this semester, please know that Ms. Kelly and Ms. Beth have kept me in the loop on all important issues and communications. In addition, Ms. Kelly and I will be meeting this week to help transition the leadership back to me. Lillian had a wonderful time meeting many of you at the Peace Feast on Friday and looks forward to future visits to say hi to mama next semester.
Look forward to seeing you all next year. Have a wonderful winter break!
Warm regards & Happy Holidays!
~ Ms. Jessica
Dates to remember
- Dec 20 — Early Release at 11:30 NO AFTER SCHOOL
- Dec 23-Jan 4 — Winter Break Jan 6 — First Day Back to School
- Jan 8 — Juried Art Show Submissions Due Jan 18 — TRCS Juried Art Show Reception
Happy Holidays! Happy reading one & All!
Even though the holidays are a busy time for everyone, please make sure that your children keep reading every day. Students have made wonderful progress during this first half of the year, but skills tend to slip away when children don’t practice consistently. Spend time reading every day to make sure your child retains what he or she has learned and is ready to move forward in January. If you keep to a reading routine over break, the return to school will be smoother.
Your diligence with practice reading shows your children that you value academic excellence.
A trip downtown to our beautiful public library would be a lovely family outing over the long holiday. Bring home an armful of picture books, make hot cocoa and popcorn, and share the magical world of reading with your loved ones.
~ Joy Schlagal Reading Specialist
A great big thank you goes out to Season Devereux for serving as the editor of our newsletter this year. Thanks for all of the work and for getting the news out to the TRCS community each week!
To wrap up our bones and muscles expedition, 3rd grade created a bones and muscles layover. We drew most of the bones in our skeletal system, as well as most of the muscles in our human body on see-through tracing paper. We enjoyed learning how the muscles and bones work as teams to accomplish simple movements like curling your arm. Last week, we had a SPARK lunch party with our recess buddies 6th grade, as well as said farewell to Charlize Bowen and her family as they set out for the adventure of living and studying in Costa Rica! We will miss her daily in our class but plan to keep in touch. This week we have been reading, singing, and discussing 3
winter holidays…Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Appalachian Christmas. Happy Holidays from third grade!
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded ASU posters and a voucher to an ASU basketball game for participating in ASU’s Mountaineer Reading Program. The 11 students who turned in reading logs on time read over 350 books! Way to go everyone! Maybe next year we can make it a goal to read twice as many books, log them and turn in logs! Congratulations to the following students:
- Grade 1: Nate Cummings and Elizabeth Pearce
- Grade 3: Zea Marty and Elliot Aycock
- Grade 4: Zoie Treadway and Cricket Conway
- Grade 5: Colter Conway
- Grade 6: Ethan Hoffman and Fiona Marty
- Grade 7: Emma Tzotschew
- Grade 8: Simon Aycock
Thanks and HAPPY READING!
TRCS Juried Art show
Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery will host the annual TRCS Juried Art Show in January 2014. TRCS students in grades K-8 may enter 2 dimensional artwork no larger than 16” X 20”. A jury of professional artists will choose representatives from each class. The chosen artworks will be framed, at no cost, and displayed in Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery on January 18. The weather make-up date for the show reception is January 25.
Artwork submissions are due on January 8th. Artists, use the time you have to make some brilliant art for the show! Thanks to Tim Miller of Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery for hosting this incredible show for years
at no cost to the school. Please consider supporting his business for your fine art and framing needs.
Peace Feast thanks
To all involved with Peace Feast: Thank you! Everyone who was there deserves thanks, whether you signed up to volunteer, ended up helping anyway, or just coming to eat and bid on some really cool stuff. You all made a difference! We do not yet know the total but from what we can tell it looks great!
Anyone who contributed to the dessert table with trays and want them back, please email us back and we can meet you on campus with your goods.
We have a lot of water bottles so anyone who needs last minute gifts, please contact us and we will meet you on campus. We also just got in the new shirts with a new design. We will send out pictures tomorrow, but if you are interested in them, please get in touch.
Enjoy the winter break! The school has definitely earned some time off with all the hard work they’ve put in so far.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the Kinders with a wrap order this year so far. We wanted to let you know there will be NO wrap order made on the first day back from Winter Break, January 6th. We will resume wrap orders on Monday, January 13th. Just so you can be prepared, we’ll have 5 wrap dates for January and February. Dates for wraps will be January 13th and 27th & February 3rd, 10th and 24th. Even if the holidays and teacher work days become weather make up days, we will not be placing orders those days. The total for wraps for January and February will be $20 and prepaid order forms will go home the first week we come back from break.
Thanks for all your support for the kindergarten class! We truly appreciate it and look forward to our Letterland adventures at Tweetsie in the Spring that we are saving for.
~Mrs. Vicki, Mr. Ryan and the Kinders