Congratulations to all of our students who represented us in the City-Wide Fun Run! A special thank you to Mrs. Winoski for preparing our runners for this wonderful event.
Congratulations to all of our students who represented our school at the City-wide Art Show. Our artists had the opportunity to display their work for the community to see in a real gallery in New Haven. Your artwork is phenomenal. Thank you to Mrs. Schrier and Mrs. Platt for "brushing up" our art skills.
Thank you to the teachers who facilitated many wonderful science fair projects this year. Congratulations to our winners from the following classes that will represent Strong Magnet School at the District Science Fair: Mrs. Ovalles, Mr. Couvertier, Ms. Walker, Mrs. Ieraci, Mrs. Seeley, Ms. Tabak, and Mrs. Mullally.
We had an awesome time at Town Meeting this month. We were able to celebrate our Magnet School of Distinction award as well as all of our respectful students, magic mailbox winners, and students with perfect attendance. We even had a visit from Captain Attendance. Thank you to Mrs. Cappiello's class for teaching us about technology and Ms. Walkers class for entertaining us with their performance of Respect.
Our 4th grade students did an outstanding job representing our school at the District-Wide Invention Convention at Alexion Pharmaceutical. Congratulations to Arielyz who placed first in New Haven and Clara who placed third for her! We will be routing for you in the regional competition. Thank you Alexion Pharmaceuticals for hosting us.
We are proud to announce that we have been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. To receive a national merit award, schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.
Our second grade students will be participating in the Seed to Salad program on the Yale Farm. Today we made name tags and became farmers by planting seeds that we will later transplant to the Yale Farm. We can't wait to see how our vegetables grow!
Check out some of the highlights from our Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss's Birthday celebration. We are grateful to Mayor Harp and Superintendent Dr. Mayo who came to read to our classes. Thank you to United Way and Yale Health for organizing readers and providing books to our classrooms and to Ms. Mickie who worked tirelessly to "Seussify" our building.
Our first graders are studying how animals communicate in their habitats. The Children's Museum visited each of our classes so students can meet some of their Wildlife Sanctuary animals and determine the unique ways they have adapted to meet the specific needs of their habitat.