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Anaheim, CA 92802
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Mable Campus Newsletter
NOVEMBER 14- NOVEMBER 18
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
8th Graders In Front of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Estate
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Director for the Day
Last year, as part of Mable Campus' re-enrollment drive, 3 students' names were drawn for the honor of being "Director for the Day." On Wednesday, November 16, 2nd grader, Daphne, "ruled the school" as she took her turn as Director. Her day consisted of leading flag salute, picking the 100% club winners at flag salute, calling and e-mailing teachers, writing notes and having lunch with her friends. To check out her day in pictures, go to Fairmont's Flikr page.
On Wednesday, November 23, school will be closed for teacher inservice and will remain closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will not be an eNewsletter next Friday, so please reference this week's Dates to Know for all upcoming events. We look forward to seeing all the students relaxed and ready to go on Monday, November 28. Fifth grader, Brianna and 6th grader Kira, will have their days as Director in the new year.
November Lunch Menu
December Lunch Menu
4th Grade and 8th Grade Continue Learning on Recent Study Trips
4th Grade Time Capsule Trip
Once again, the fourth graders at Mable Elementary participated in the "Time Capsule" Study Program sponsored by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. California history came alive with many hands-on experiences as the students became pioneers for two days at the Lazy W Ranch in the Cleveland Forest.
Our journey began with a tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano. The students had an opportunity to experience the daily operation of life at this "jewel of the California missions." Our next stop was the Lazy W Ranch as we journeyed a few miles to the east. Here the students participated in various activities such as making adobe bricks from mud and straw, grinding corn to make tortillas, creating a native American dwelling from tree branches, and identifying various herbs used for medicinal purposes The evening was spent making candles and weaving headbands, and the day ended with a lively fiesta, complete with a piņata.
The next morning brought a few more activities. Students designed tin art as part of the Spanish influence. They also learned to construct modern conveniences such as showers, toilets, doorbells, and light bulbs. Students were even given the unscheduled experience of heavy rainfall for a brief period before heading home. Everyone had an unforgettable experience as they traveled through time, remembering early California.
To see their adventures in pictures click here.
Contributed by 4th Grade Teachers, Mrs. Schoeing and Mrs. Swiatkowski
8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
This past week, the 8th graders embarked on an exciting journey to Washington, D.C. Departing from Long Beach Airport, the 8th graders first arrived in Virginia and met their wonderful tour guide, Cornelius "Neal" McGovern. From there they set off on a week-long American history excursion. Throughout the week, the students visited historical sites significant to the United States' development and culture. The first stop of the week was Williamsburg, which was truly a phenomenal place with lush green hills and color-changing trees. In Williamsburg, the students got a glimpse of colonial life as it would have been in the 1700's. After leaving Williamsburg, the students continued on to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. There they visited various monuments and memorials, all built to remember those who made a difference to the country. The Pentagon Memorial, built to honor those who died on 9/11/2001, was quite touching. Another moving visit was to Arlington Cemetery. Two students, Liza M. and Nick P., took part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. On a lighter note, the students also visited the many Smithsonian museums including Air and Space, Natural History, and American History. One of the highlights of the trip was a performance at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center, "Sheer Madness." This play was an improvisation comedy which consisted of unexpected humor and tons of fun. Everyone had a good laugh. This extraordinary educational experience concluded on Veteran's Day when the students gathered in front of the White House in hopes of catching a glimpse of the President. Unfortunately, he was not to be seen. After an exhilarating week-long journey, the eighth graders were ready to return home and share their experiences!
To see their adventures in pictures, click here.
Contributed by students in Mrs. Lugo's Journalism class.
Upcoming Games Tri-Way Basketball
Thuday, December 1
vs. Orangewood- Home Game
Boys Game: 3:00 p.m. Girls Game: 4:00 p.m.
Dates to Know
Tuesday, November 22
Wednesday, November 23
No School- Teacher Inservice
Thursday, November 24- Friday, November 25
No School- Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, November 28
CHOC Toy Drive Begins
Tuesday, November 29
8th Grade Peer-to-Peer Day at the Prep Academy
Thursday, December 1
Coupon Book Free Dress Day
*3rd Grade will have free dress on Friday, December 2, due to their study trip to the Long Beach Aquarium
3rd Grade Study Trip- Long Beach Aquarium
Please bring a sack lunch and wear your required school uniform.
Friday, December 2
3rd Grade- Coupon Book Free Dress Day
Monday, December 5
2nd Grade Study Trip- The Elves and the Shoemaker
Tuesday, December 6
6th Grade- Jumpstart to Junior High
Wednesday, December 7
1st and 2nd Grade Winter Performance
9:00 a.m. AND 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 8
Elementary Honor Roll Assembly
Friday, December 9
CHOC Toy Ride