Wed, Apr 4, 2012 09:19 AM
Regional hocky jamboree
KES physical education teacher, Greg LaBella, recently hosted his
annual Hockey Jamboree at the Union Arena, uniting fifth and sixth
graders from Pomfret, Barnard and Killington. All students received
the same prior training in hockey and this venue provided them with
an opportunity to demonstrate what they learned in a competitive
activity. The focus for the day was on self-organization, behavior
values and skills learned in physical education class.
Teachers and spectators commented on the quality of this activity
and the skill demonstrated by students. Referees, Jim Haff and
Casey Crompton, embodied the spirit of the activity and we thank
them for taking on this role.
Learning about the Chinese Dragon
The Chinese dragon is a mythical creature in Chinese mythology and
folklore. The Chinese dragon traditionally symbolizes potent and
auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall,
hurricane and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power,
strength and good luck. The Chinese often compare excellent and
outstanding people to the dragon while less capable people with few
achievements are compared with other, disesteemed creatures, such
as the worm.
Students learned about this and more with a visit last week by
University of Vermont Professor Gerry Gatz and Wang Yinghong, a
guest teacher visiting from China. Thank you to our librarian,
Eileen Vaughn, for organizing this visit and for sharing so much of
her visit to China with our students.
Congratulations to Rory Haff! Sixth grader, Rory Haff, is a
semi-finalist in New England's Black History Essay Competition.
Rory was recognized at a special ceremony on April 2 in the Hall at
Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass.
A poem by Wesley Cloutier, grade 3
As the birds fly around me
I hear the crumbling leaves
I walk in the woods to see
All the animals around me
As I walk through the mud
I hear it let go of my boots
While little animals whisper to each other
Wondering who I am
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Saturday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., SWC raffle-The Sherburne Women's
Club hosts a raffle drawing party at On The Rocs. The Sherburne
Women's Club has given away over $90,000 to local organizations
over the past 40 years; with KES and our local children being its
The tickets are $10 each and every ticket is eligible to win over
$5,000 in prizes, including two 2012-2013 Pico season passes and
gift certificates to many area restaurants and stores. You can buy
tickets from Jennifer Iannantuoni, Sarah Rasmussen, Kim Gaines or
from Jamie Sudol (in the KES nurse's office on Tuesdays and
Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m., Annual KES Talent Show- Come one,
come all to the KES Talent Show.
Wednesday, April 11, Volunteer Luncheon-Volunteers, what would we
do without you? Our children benefit enormously from your generous
gifts of time, energy and creativity. You help us to sustain our
programs and you enrich the learning environment. Please join us as
we celebrate all that you do for us. A special volunteer luncheon
will take place on Wednesday, April 11, immediately following the
11 a.m. Talent Show.