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The Power of Words
As part of the Emerson Civil Rights Team sponsored, "No Name Calling Week", Brandon Baldwin from the Maine Civil Rights Team Project will be giving a presentation titled, "The Power of Words" on. Students in grades 5-8 will travel by bus to MDIHS. Students will leave school at and return at
“The Power of Words” asks students to consider the impact of their words on others, especially derogatory language related to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical and mental disabilities, gender, and sexual orientation.
Specifically, this presentation includes: 1. A personal anecdote from the presenter’s childhood about the power of words
2. An introductory look at the general power of words
3. A survey activity where students identify bias-based name-calling and slurs in their school
4. Information on the Maine Civil Rights Act and how bias-based name-calling plays an important part in many violations
5. A look at the school’s harassment policy and how it protects students from bias- based harassment, including verbal abuse
6. A poem and interview transcript highlighting the damaging nature of bias-based name-calling on targeted individuals
7. A look at unintended consequences for behaviors, showing how even without meaning to be hurtful and hateful, our words can still damage others
8. A challenge to choose responsibility over recklessness with our words
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Robotics Club will begin on Tuesday, January 27 and run through April 14 (our showcase presentation afternoon). It will meet every Tuesday in the French Room from 3:00 to 4:15.
Any interested student, in grades 4 - 8, may participate; however, keep in mind that this is not a lego club. It is for students that are sincerely interested in building AND PROGRAMMING a sturdy robot that can meet challenges that include following lines and completing tasks. Students will need to work in teams of 2 to 4, not alone. Flexibility and compromise skills are essential.
There is a limit of 20 students, due to materials and space. Any student with two unexcused absences will be removed from the club roster.
To sign up, go to this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jiZmshXUEEsYzSBvy989vOXwwZ2xT4a_VCSCybPNooQ/viewform?usp=send_form
The PTSA is seeking 40 volunteers to bake and set up the Staff Holiday Cookie Appreciation Day. You can download the attached form to sign up to help with the cookie event, or you can follow this link to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/12RIxtGkxV
Finally, the PTSA would like to ask interested folks to please consider a donation the Maine Sea Coast Mission this year. There is a donation box for gifts outside of Sheila's office in the Conners building.
Any questions, please contact Heidi: Heidi Hambrecht 266-6708 email@example.com
The PTSA will hold its annual Holiday Craft fair
We will have the following crafts:
at the Conner Emerson Library. Children can make Holiday themed crafts.
The craft fair is from . Please note that this is also the day of the Scholastic Book fair (in the cafeteria) from 2-7.
Following the craft fair there will be the December meeting of the PTSA at , also at the library.
As you know, the Library traditionally hosts crafts offered by teachers and staff in the month of December. This year, we are going to do it a little differently. We are offering two days of crafts, Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18 from 3-4 PM for grades 1-8. Kindergarten will be doing their own crafts in school with their classes. We are unsure of the crafts that will be offered these days, but if you would like your child to participate please sign up Monday, December 8: http://goo.gl/forms/ri307vAfxe.
After you have signed up for your best day, we’ll send information on the crafts we expect to be offered that day so that children can choose their top two choices. This will help our volunteers know how many children to plan for.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ryan. Email is best: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to make you aware of a series of 5 community discussions that will be held in the month of December concerning parenting teenagers. This series is sponsored by the Next Step - Domestic Violence Project and the major points of discussion will include:
Click here to download a flyer for the event scheduled to take place at the NEH Library but please be aware that there will be 4 more on the following dates and places:
, YWCA Bar Harbor
Here are the items we are collecting this year for our Thanksgiving Food Baskets:
K- Cereal or biscuit/roll mix
1- Pie crust or sweet bread mix
2- Canned vegetables
3- Canned fruit or pie filling
4- Small canned meats; peanut butter
5- Pasta, prepared sauce or gravy
6- Cranberry Sauce, soups
7- Staples (coffee, sugar, flour)
8- Stuffing, potato mix
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The fifth/sixth grade Woodlawn field trip that was scheduled for tomorrow, October 8th has been rescheduled for Thursday October 9th.