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November 2012 • Vol. 2, Issue 3

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When you are THANKFUL and EXPRESS APPRECIATION you’ll find that you feel good from the inside out! During this season of thanksgiving be grateful for your family and friends. Show appreciation to your teachers and those you meet in passing. There are so many ways to demonstrate your gratitude to people around you!

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grat•i•tude noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness; gratefulness

What’s happening at

Glenwood School Farmers

Westwood Middle School GAVEL Program Danville Public Schools provides an opportunity for 8th grade students who are interested in the legal profession to participate in a program entitled, Government and Attorney Volunteers Educating Future Lawyers (GAVEL). In order to participate in the program, students should have good attendance, be good citizens, and be committed to academic excellence. Westwood congratulates and recognizes the achievement of the following students who will participate in the GAVEL Program this year: (from left to right) Shabrien Averett, Joyce Martin, Natavia Monroe, Ishmael Muhammad, Dezyre Totten, Destiny Jones and Makeda Warner.

On Friday, September 14, Glenwood had “Dress like a Farmer Day” to celebrate and promote awareness of Virginia’s agricultural industry. We also wanted show appreciation for our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant. Many of the students, faculty, and staff showed up for school adorned with bandannas, boots, hats, overalls, etc.

Faces Around School

G.L.H. Johnson Elementary Students Celebrate Constitution Day Third graders recently celebrated Constitution Day. The students wore red, white, and blue to show respect and love for their country. We read a timeline that discussed significant events in the development of the Constitution. We also read the Preamble of the Constitution and discussed the meaning behind the words. At recess, we took a photo together and the students displayed the flags they created in Art.

O. T. Bonner Middle School Band Competes In Dixie Classic Event On Saturday, October 22, George Washington High School hosted the 35th Annual Dixie Classic Band Competition. All eighth grade band students from Danville Public Schools opened the competition by playing The Star-Spangled Banner. Thirtyfive O. T. Bonner Middle School students participated in the event. Quite a few students stayed to watch the bands from around our area compete against each other. Mrs. Mitchell, Bonner Band Director, wishes to thank, Mr. Reginald Purvis, GWHS Bank Director, for inviting the Bonner band to play.

Fire Truck Comes To Woodberry Hills Elementary

Excitement filled the air as a fire truck came to our campus as a part of Fire Safety Week. Students had the opportunity to listen to firepersons as they gave fire safety tips. The Danville Fire Department Safety House also came to our school during this presentation. The Safety House simulated a smoky house and allowed students the chance to learn how to safely get out of a burning house. Even more excitement was added to the day when the firemen had to leave early to help in a real life emergency. The firemen are always there to help us. Page 2 • Classcandy© • November 2012

Building Character


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IN SEARCH OF THE HONEST TRUTH Since the beginning of time, people have searched for the “honest truth.” For thousands of years, great thinkers called philosophers have discussed and debated the truth. Scientists and researchers have conducted millions of experi- ments to find out the truth. Police officers and detectives work 24 hours a day to locate clues to “uncover” the truth. Why so much fuss about the truth? Because the truth is very important to everyone. Telling the truth is very important, too. And telling the truth is a big part of what makes us good human beings. If we are honest with each other we become responsible, dependable and trustworthy. We show the world that we respect ourselves and respect others. As you can see, practicing honesty goes a long, long way! What’s the best way to practice honesty? One way is to never tell lies, never cheat and never steal. But sometimes it’s hard not to tell a small lie, cheat a little bit, or steal a little something. But you know what? Those are the easy ways out. Cowards lie, cheat and steal. Being honest takes courage and integrity! Are you ready to be an honesty hero? Good for you! Another way to practice honesty is to stay true to yourself. Do you know what that means? It means that no matter what somebody tells you to do, you do what you know is right. So, believe in yourself and never stop practicing honesty and seeking the truth! VOCABULARY: Discuss: to talk about something. Debate: to talk about different points of view. Researcher: someone who studies a subject in depth. Experiment: a test to examine something. Integrity: The quality of having strong values.

ACTIVITY: Think about the last time you almost told a lie, but decided against telling it. What made you change your mind? How did you feel when you told the truth? How do you think you would have felt if you had lied?

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John L. Hurt Elementary School celebrated School Lunch Week, “What’s Cooking?”. On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the children wore chef hats that they made with tissue and construction paper. PICTURED: Students are: Unique Savage, Sophia Camiglio, Takayla Payne, Nathan Kirby, Devin Barker, and Delando

Gretna Elementary School celebrates Full Day Attendance by wearing hats to school. Mr. Kyle Cox, teacher, sports his Hokie hat. Ms. Candy Berger, Cafeteria Worker, offers Mr. Cox a taste her yummy slaw.

What’s happening at Pittsylvania County Schools

Gretna Elementary Jacob Henry was one of our participants in the Read Your Way To The Race Challenge sponsored by the Martinsville Speedway. His name was drawn to participate in the Kroger 200 Post-Race Victory Lane ceremonies on Saturday, October 27, at the Martinsville Speedway. Mrs. Dianne Travis, Principal, presented Jacob Henry with his certificate. Congratulations, Jacob! Pictured: Jacob Henry and Mrs. Dianne Travis, Principal

The Kentuck Elementary School SCA asked teachers to design a pumpkin that represented their class' favorite character. The judges had a hard time picking a winner, but finally decided on Ms. Tara Hawkins' Cheshire Cat!

In the picture are: Mr. Kyle Cox, Ms. Candy Berger, and in the background Ms. Denny Coles, Cafereria Worker.

Gretna Elementary School

Students from University of Wales Visit Brosville

Congratulations to Jay Neal and AJ Hines for being the top sellers for the Scentsy Fundraiser. The Second Chance Drawing Winners are Madisynne Pillow and Leah Tuggle.

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Brosville Elementary School was chosen to represent Pittsylvania County Schools by hosting eighteen students and three professors from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. This was a cultural exchange program sponsored by Averett University. The purpose of this international partnership was to give Averett University students who are preparing to become teachers an integrated program of study. The students and staff at Brosville were delighted to host the Welsh students for this rare opportunity.

Hurt Elementary School Mrs. Pam Power's first graders created a ship in a bottle using construction paper, worksheets, and straws. This art project was one of the activities of a week long unit on Christopher Columbus.

PICTURED: BES Student - Row 1 Felita Atkins, Beth Cole, Rachel

Pictured Left to Right: AJ Hines, Madison Pillow, Leah Tuggle, Jay Neal

PICTURED: Row 1- Lucas Moulton, Austin Coffer, Raven Smith, DaMarion Hicks Row 2 - Brianna Short, Timothy Love, Emily Page Row 3 - Hailey Walker, Precious Hall, Jacob Shelton, Karli Campbell

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Forster, Carly Harris, Lindsey Price, Laura Thomas Row 2 Gwydion Wynne, David Rouse, Joshua Williams, Thomas Gullick, Stephanie Bennetts, Manon Reynolds Row 3 Matthew Wain, Thomas Davies, Helen Lewis, Jonathan Thomas, Lindsey Hooper, Kelly Stephens, Lee Jenkins, Jessica Young

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Start Smart® BaSketBall Program for children ages 3-4. mitey mite BaSketBall Program for children ages 5-6. mitey mite BaSketBall Program for children ages 5-6. oPtimiSt BaSketBall leagueS for boys and girls ages 7-15. oPtimiSt Cheerleading Program for children ages 5-13. (optimist Basketball will begin in mid-december and will last for 10-12 weeks. optimist Cheerleading will begin early January.) • youth BaSketBall SkillS Challenge program for ages 7-12. • holiday BaSketBall CamP is open to boys and girls between 5 -15 years old. the camp will be held december 26, 27 & 28. Both programs include a workshop for parents of Optimist program participants called “It P A Y S to Be Positive” and features an orientation to the finer points of sports including sportsmanship, skill development, nutrition, safety, parent behavior and more. Our goal is to equip all of our parents and coaches with the skills needed to not only raise outstanding athletes but outstanding citizens as well.

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Danville Parks & recreation sports & athletics Division Winter Program registration october 29th - november 30th

For more information or to sign up for any of the programs above, contact the Sports & Athletic Division, located at Squire Armory, at 434.799.5214 or online at

Classcandy Chuckles What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep? A dinosnore! What is the fruitiest lesson? History, because it's full of dates! Why did the stupid racing driver make ten pitstops during the race? He was asking for directions! How many balls of string would it take to reach the moon? Just one if it's long enough! How do we know that the Earth won't come to an end? Because it's round! What town in England makes terrible sandwiches? Oldham! Why did the child study in the airplane? He wanted a higher education! What is the best hand to write with? Neither - it's best to write with a pen!

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Just a reminder — This year you can now purchase lunch tickets for $25.00 VIRGINIA DINER PRODUCTS — OCTOBER 22—NOVEMBER 7 The MS and HS choir students are selling Virginia Diner products. All proceeds from their sales will assist individual students with their expenses for the spring Pigeon Forge festival trip. If you are interested in purchasing for family, friends or if you know of a business that might want to purchase these corporately, please see a choir student or Mrs. Debra Davis. You may reach Mrs. Davis at 434-822-0800—ext. 27 or by email WCA BAND ANNUAL FALL FRUIT SALE WCA Band’s annual Fall Fruit Sale is in progress. The fruit will come from the Indian River Groves in Florida and prices have stayed the same as last year. Small 10 lb. boxes of fruit are available for sale as well as 20 lb. and 40 lb. boxes. To place an order/ payment, you can see any Band student or you may contact Mrs. Davis in the WCA Band room. You can also order on-line by going to and using the WCA Band ID # 464220. Fruit can then be shipped directly to your home or to the school where you can pick it up. We expect delivery to be on December 3rd or 4th and all fruit will have to be picked up within 24 hours. Thank you for your support! DATE CHANGE — ELEMENTARY DECEMBER CONCERT The Elementary Music Concert (3rd—6th grade) that was scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, at 1:00 pm has been MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 10:00 am. After the concert, the Elementary classes will enjoy their Christmas parties and then have Early Dismissal at 12:10 pm — since it is a half-day.


The Westover Christian Academy Varsity Soccer team fell in the quarterfinals of the VACA state tournament on Tuesday to Fresta Valley by a score of 6-1. The Bulldogs were playing the defending VACA state champion and were simply overmatched. WCA fought hard in the second half but could not overcome a poor first half showing. The lone goal for WCA was scored by Zack Taylor who was assisted by Seth Wilson. With the loss this drops our record to 11-10. This concludes the 2012 Varsity Soccer season for the Bulldogs. Westover soccer has had its best year ever by having another winning season, getting to double digit wins, setting the school record for wins, finishing 3rd at the regional tournament, qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in school history, and having the South Region player of the year. Congratulations to all of the players who made this year the rousing success that it was. I look forward to continued success in the future. Thanks to all of the parents for your continued support of Westover Christian Academy and the soccer program. Remember next season begins bright and early on Monday July 29 at 7:00AM. I hope to see you then!


WCA’s Varsity Volleyball WON the VACA Regional tournament last weekend. They beat Timberlake 3-0 in the championship game and received the 1st place trophy. The following individual awards were also given: Leah Clayton — South region player of the year Morgan Hutcherson — 1st team all Southeast district, 2nd team all South Region Natalie Petrovich — 1st team all Southeast district, 1st team all South Region Erin Mays — 2nd team all Southeast district


The WCA basketball teams are gearing up for their season. On Friday, November 2, there will be a special event which will begin at 5:00 pm. Our basketball teams will be competing in inter-squad games. This is a fundraiser for WCA basketball — so the cost is just $5 per person — including students. The first 50 people will get a FREE bag of popcorn. The schedule for the games is: • Middle School girls • Middle School boys • JV and Varsity girls • JV and Varsity boys

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD — DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, 11/14 If you would like to participate in Operation Christmas Child, there are shoe boxes available in the School Office that are just the size needed for shipping. The deadline to turn in the filled boxes is Wednesday, November 14.

Did You Know? On the penny, Abe Lincoln faces to the right while all other presidents on other coins face to the left.

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Parents & Kids - How should we Eat at Thanksgiving?! What in the world should we eat on Thanksgiving! I think this all depends on what our goals in fitness are. Thanksgiving should be a time of thanks and a time of laughter with family and friends, but there is always a huge amount of food around along with that bird (Turkey). Read below for ideas and tips to find out how we should best pick and choose our foods according to our goals. If your goal is (Fat or Weight Loss): We get so caught up in calorie counting and what is the right or wrong low calorie or low sugar food item to put into our mouths that we forget about the simple easy and healthy easy choices. Thanksgiving is a holiday and in my opinion, and what I tell all of my One-On-One, Small Group Clients, and Virginia Bootcampers is that they need to splurge a little on the holidays. How do they do that? They need to plan for the holiday meals by being as good as possible prior-to (before) the holiday day, and then splurge on the day of the holiday. What if they do not want to or have a hard time eating clean and healthy prior to the holiday? Then I give them some healthy options such as sticking to the lean meats and low calorie and low starch (if late in the evening) vegetables. We all need to remember moderation is also very important! Remember to wash all the

healthy stuff down with good fresh water if possible! When losing body fat I believe we really need to stay away from sugars (fruits are the exception and are okay earlier in our days but not good for evenings and nights before bed) most of the time and if someone says the sugar-free stuff is better… well I disagree because normally the sugar-free stuff is some processed something that our body does not need or rejects anyway. I believe when we eat sugar substitutes we are falsely attempting to satisfy a craving. When we do not really satisfy a craving for sugar the right way, we usually end up wanting more and even worse the next time. We need to be eating for maximum performance and best possible daily functioning, not just for the sake of saying we are eating low calorie foods or sugar-free stuff. Our bodies can take a little bit of sugar, but we really are asking for trouble when it comes to gaining body fat when

Kids & Parents Healthy Tips!

we overdo it! Sugar, if eaten in even small amounts, such as from fruits or sugar in tea or coffee should be consumed in the early parts of the day. The reason for consuming the sugar earlier in the day is so we can have the rest of the day to have it burned off by being used as fuel for moving our bodies in exercise, sports, or normal activity.

Lower Calorie and Healthy Food Choices: by Dave Gluhareff Fitness Trainer

When it comes to those of us who are trying to shed the body fat, we need to remember no starchy carbohydrates or starchy veggies and no saturated fats and sugars and really eat a moderate amount of the good lean meats and veggies. If those of us on the fat loss plan mess up and splurge on the Thanksgiving Day meal and leftovers, then it is okay! We need to just work extra hard the next few days after when performing our workouts, exercise, sports activities, and returning to our healthy eating plans. Good luck and have a great Thanksgiving!

Family Friendly Outdoor Fall Activities:

• Mom’s and Dad’s throw some baseball or softball with your kids! • Shoot basketball for fun and feel humble playing and getting beat at a game of HORSE! • Get friends together and play some pick-up basketball games outside! • Go for a family hike at one of the local parks or in the mountains and bring some granola bars and nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pecans)! • Get a friends and family softball game together at a local park or yard! • Play a game of horseshoes while grilling out at home or a park! • Go swimming at a local lake or heated outdoor pool if not too cold yet! • Parents on your lunch break take a walk outside with co-workers and eat your lunch outside! • Go camping as a family, and invite family friends, in the mountains and hiking for the weekend! • Play Ultimate Frisbee or Frisbee Golf – Ballou Park here in Danville, VA has a nice Frisbee Disc-Golf course!! • Go Golfing at the club but try to walk the course instead of riding a cart! • Water Ski, Wake Board, or Inner Tube at a nearby Lake on a boat! • Surf or Ocean Kayak at one of the nearby beaches (only 3-4 hour drive)! • Workout downtown, and at a local Park with a group like Virginia Bootcamp! • Walk, Jog, or Run at a local track here in Southside Virginia! • Walk your Dog or Dogs more often and try more hills to burn more calories! • Take horse riding lessons at a nearby equestrian farm such as Cloverdale Quarters (!

"...It's all about the ride"

Turkey (white meat) Broccoli (without cheese) Green Beans (not casserole) Asparagus Lower Sugar Cranberry Sauce/Jelly Deviled Eggs without the devil (yellow stuff) - only egg whites No Sugar or Low-Sugar Added Yams Celery with low-fat cream cheese or without the cream cheese Minimal, or a few bites of desserts, or No Desserts Cucumbers in Vinegar Onions Mushrooms Brussels sprouts Green Salads with Oil and Vinegar Dressing Zucchini Lean White Meat or Fish Soups, Low Sodium Water and Broth Based + Green Veggies Yellow Squash Spinach Cooked or Fresh Uncooked Almonds Unsalted Pecans Unsalted Walnuts Unsalted Unsalted Peanuts Avocado Slices Fresh Tomato Slices Water Unsweetened Teas Coffee without cream and a very, very small amount of sugar Apples or Pears but no other fruits especially late in the evening

Healthy TIPS: • • • • • • • • •

Do not eat until full, only satisfied! Always choose water or unsweetened tea instead of sodas and high-sugar juices Always eat a Breakfast, Mid-Morning Snack, Lunch, Late Afternoon Snack, Dinner, and an optional after dinner snack! Do not skip meals/snacks (especially Breakfast) or your metabolism will slow down! Stay Active and Resistance Train 3 times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes each session! Perform for at least 3 times per week, 30 minutes of Cardiovascular Exercise (Walking, Biking, Jogging, etc.)! Stretch your muscles throughout your week! Find support with Family and Friends! Exercise, Eat, and Sleep in Moderation! Not too much and not too little!

I hope you and your family enjoy the beautiful outdoors and everything Southside Virginia has to offer! Have a great Fall season, live happy, and stay healthy!

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Sacred Heart Catholic School Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th. If you would like to have a retake, please turn in your original envelope to the office. Class pictures can be ordered for $12.00. Please make checks payable to School Pictures, Inc. Christmas Float Time!!!! Mrs. Snow is working hard on our float and needs help. She needs many elf costumes in addition to costumes that are super heroes, princesses, Hello Kitty, and video game characters. If you would like to help and/or participate in the parade please fill in the appropriate place of the guaranteed delivery slip. The parade is December 8th at 6:00 PM. Inclement weather policy: On the first day of potential bad weather, Sacred Heart School will follow the city schools in terms of closings and delays. We will make our own decision from each day forward. Sacred Heart School will still be announced, as in the past, but we will utilize the resources the city schools have to make initial calls. Many times they will need to say closed or delayed longer because of buses. Because of this, we will make our decisions after the initial day of inclement weather.

Presentation to our Grandparent's by 1st grade!!

The John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth is accepting applications for its annual Talent Search for academically talented students in grades 2-8. CTY offers testing through the Talent Search, and a wide array of services for academically talented students, including summer and online courses for students with eligible test scores. For more information, visit, call CTY at 410-735-6278, or stop by the office to pick up a packet. Surveys, Surveys, and more Surveys!!!!! Our hope is to meet the needs of all of our families this year. In order to be successful, we need your input. A survey for our school is available online and can be accessed through our website or online at http://www. . In addition to our self-created survey, the Diocese of Richmond would also like your input. The survey from the diocese is to assist with accreditation. Since the intentions of both surveys are very different, but equally as important, I ask that you take the time to complete each survey. Starting in November, the cafeteria will offer a baked potato on Wednesdays for $1.75. A second VIRTUS training session will be held on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:308:30. Please register at

2nd Grade recently collected canned foods for God's Store House at SHS and dressed in orange for World Hunger Recognition!! Great Job 2nd Grade, we are very proud of you all!

Check out Sacred Heart School’s new Facebook page. Be sure to “like” our page.

Turkey talk When November rolls around, turkey becomes more than just another option at the deli counter. For some, turkey becomes an obsession around this time of year, with ponderings just how much to buy, how to cook it, and the ways leftovers can be turned into delicious treats. Tom Turkey certainly takes on icon status, and that's understandable considering the turkey was once suggested as the national bird of the U.S. (the bald eagle won, however). Turkey is tasty, and it's more than just a Thanksgiving menu item. Check out these other facts about turkey. * Wild turkeys were nearly wiped out in North America by 1940. It took the efforts of preservationists to rekindle the numbers of wild turkeys out there. * Turkeys do more than gobble. They have been known to make up to 20 distinct vocalizations, according to animal experts. Page 10 • Classcandy© • November 2012

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1049 Piney Forest Road • 434.835.0011 *People are not the only ones getting fatter. Turkeys are getting larger, too. The weight of the average turkey has increased 57 percent, says the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most birds now average 28 pounds.

* Turkeys are a billion-dollar industry. Annual totals are around $3.6 billion and the companies Jennie-O Turkey Store, Cargill Value Added Meats and Butterball, LLC are industry leaders.

* At least one turkey will not make it to Thanksgiving dinner this year. That's because every year the President pardons one turkey to go on and live to see another November. All bets are off for next year, though.

* Adult males are known as toms, young males as jakes, and all females as hens. * The best time to see a wild turkey is on a warm clear day or in a light rain. * Domesticated turkeys do not fly but the wild ones can. They spend their nights in trees, flying to roosts around sunset. Should you really be eating ALL that candy? Donate some of your candy for a good cause.. OPERATION GRATITUDE

DONATE CANDY TO OUR TROOPS Bring your candy donation to Dr. Donna Helton’s Office 1422 West Main St • Danville, VA Wed. Oct. 31st thurs. Nov. 1st Mon. Nov. 5th tues. Nov. 6th

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Tutors Help Fill Educational Gaps

The Parent Corner

Many parents choose to hire a tutor for a child who is struggling with a portion of his or her school work. Finding the right tutor involves some research. That’s because, in addition to the tutor being well versed in his or her area of expertise, he or she should have a connection with the tutored child. Otherwise the child may struggle. The role of standardized testing has increased in recent years, and a child’s test scores are now subject to heightened scrutiny during his or her academic career. No longer just for admittance to college, standardized tests now play a bigger role earlier on in a child’s academic career. Tests taken during elementary school may be used to determine where a child attends middle school. Some schools are prepping students strictly for what will be on tests. The resulting gaps in the curriculum can leave students clueless about routine lessons, such as spelling or grammar.

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The combination of these factors has led many parents to hire tutors to ensure their children receive a more well-rounded education. According to Eduventures, an educational market research firm, tutoring is now a $4 billion industry, with revenues increasing by 15 percent each year since 2001. With so many people getting into the tutoring business, the average parent may not know where to look to hire someone for his or her child’s needs. There are a few steps you can take to hire a tutor. • Contact your child’s teacher or teachers, some of whom may tutor outside of the classroom. If your child responds well to a teacher’s methods, consult that teacher about the possibility of your child receiving private tutoring. Visit the guidance department and find out • if they recommend tutors who have successfully worked with students at the school in the past. This can help narrow down the number of prospects. Talk to other parents about their experienc• es with tutors. Those who have been in the same situation may recommend a tutor or point you in the right direction. Explore the franchised tutoring businesses • available in the neighborhood. Most, if not all, tutoring companies have a Web site where you can research options. A quick browsing of the Internet may also yield reviews of particular companies, so you will get a better idea of their track records. Check the newspaper for advertisements. • Independent or freelance tutors may advertise their services in the classifieds or even in a church bulletin. The newspaper also may provide information on former teachers or educators acting as volunteer tutors. Visit the library and see if they have a rela• tionship with any local tutors. Or see if any tutors are using the library as a meeting place for tutoring sessions. This way you can make a connection and find out more information. Once you find the right tutor, be sure to have all policies spelled out in a contract. Make sure the tutoring rate and duration of services is listed as well as any guarantees of student improvement. It is a good idea to do a background check on the tutor to ensure your child’s safety. When the student meets with the tutor, make sure it is in a quiet, private location that will facilitate learning without any distractions.

Carlisle School Chatham Campus recently held a JUNK IT fundraising drive in conjunction with a campus beautification day on Saturday, October 13. Students, parents, and staff spent the morning cleaning, painting, and organizing on Saturday. During the week leading up to the beautification day, the campus asked the community to bring scrap metal to raise money to purchase a Carlisle blue awning over the lobby entrance.

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Classcandy Welcomes Carlisle School! Carlisle School Danville Campus has spent the month of October focusing on Fire Safety. On Thursday, October 12, the Danville Fire Department visited the students. During their visit, they spoke on what to do if there is a fire, reviewed the sound of a fire detector with the children, showed the students what a fireman looks like in his regular clothes and then how he transitions to his fire suit in just seconds, allowed the children to sit in their firetruck, and took pictures with the students. A BIG THANKS to our firemen and women for serving our community!!

Danville Fire Fighters visit Carlisle School Danville Campus during National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. Notice the Firefighter’s pink shirts, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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November Celebrations Daylight Saving Time Ends

Things to Do - Thanksgiving Day With relatives or other families, plan a potluck feast with everyone sharing in the cooking. Kids can prepare a skit about what they think the first Thanksgiving was like. Let this be the entertainment after the big midday feast. Then, using a truck, have a late afternoon hayride on country back roads or in fields. Return home for a new Pilgrim tradition on pinata-bashing. If you can’t find a pinata, make one out of two paper grocery bags (one inside the other for strength), tied and hung from a tree or in a large wide doorway. Fill the bag with wrapped candy, blindfold each person, and let him take a swing at the bag with a stick or small bat. After collecting all the candies, have a simple pick-up supper of turkey sandwiches and fruit. * Many people blame ‘ol Tom Turkey for making them drowsy after the Thanksgiving meal. The truth is that other foods on the Thanksgiving table may have as much or even more of the amino acid L-tryptophan that’s linked to sleepiness. Plus, you need carbohydrates to work in concert with the tryptophan for it to reach the brain and produce the sleepy effects.

• Peanuts are not actually nuts at all! They are legumes – like beans, peas and lentils. • Americans eat three pounds of peanut butter per person every year – enough PB to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon! • One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. Two former U.S. Presidents were peanut farmers: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter. • Runner peanuts are preferred for peanut butter, and are grown primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. • Peanut shells are used to make kitty litter, wallboard, fireplace logs, paper and animal feed, and are sometimes used as fuel for power plants.

Ants on a Log Make a yummy snack that looks like ants sitting on a log. Prep Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: Celery Stick Peanut Butter Raisins Preparation: A very simple snack idea! Fill the center of the celery stick with peanut butter. Place a few raisins on top to be your ants. Eat and enjoy! If you do not like raisins, try tiny chocolate chips!

Remembering all who served... on Veteran’s Day Check out these “spreadworthy” Peanut Butter facts!

Sunday, November 4th Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour

How To Make a Peanut Butter Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Peanut Butter timeline - discover the history of peanuts! 1890: A St. Louis physician developed the idea of packaging peanut paste for people with bad teeth. Peanut paste was sold for six cents per pound. 1895: The Kellogg brothers patented the process of preparing peanut butter with steamed nuts. Today the nuts are roasted, and the peanut butter is much tastier. 1903: Dr. George Washington Carver developed more than 300 other uses for peanuts, and is considered by many to be the father of the peanut industry. 1904: C.H. Sumner introduced peanut butter to the world at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis. He sold $705.11 of the treat at his concession stand! 1908: Krema Products Company in Columbus, Ohio, began selling peanut butter and is the oldest peanut butter company still in operation today. 1922: Joseph L. Rosefield sold peanut butter in California, churning it to make it smoother. He received the first patent for peanut butter that could stay fresh up to a year. 1928: One of the first companies to adopt Rosefield’s process was Swift & Company, later renamed Peter Pan. 1932: Rosefield began producing peanut butter under the Skippy label, and created the first crunchy-style peanut butter two years later. 1955: Procter & Gamble entered the peanut butter business, introduced Jif in 1958. Now owned by the J.M. Smucker Company, Jif operates the world’s largest peanut butter plant, producing 250,000 jars every day!

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Decorate your trees with these simple bird feeders! Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 20 minutes Here's How: Find a large pine cone. Tie a three to four foot piece of yarn around the top of the pine cone for the hanger. Mix two tablespoons of peanut butter with two tablespoons of margarine. Spread the peanut butter and margarine mixture onto the pine cone. Pour some bird seed onto a plate or shallow dish and roll the pine cone in it. Place the seed-covered pine cones in the freezer for about an hour or until it is firm. Hang it outside in a tree!

The Magic Window Moral of the story Friends are for cheering you up in your worst moments

Once upon a time there was a little boy who became very ill. He had to spend all day in bed, unable to move. Because other children weren’t allowed to come near him, he suffered greatly, and spent his days feeling sad and blue. There wasn’t much he could do except look out of the window. Time passed, and his feeling of despair just grew. Until one day he saw a strange shape in the window. It was a penguin eating a sausage sandwich. The penguin squeezed in through the open window, said “good afternoon” to the boy, turned around, and left again. Of course, the boy was very surprised. He was still trying to work out what had happened, when outside his window he saw a monkey in a nappy, busy blowing up a balloon. At first the boy asked himself what that could possibly be, but after a while, as more and more crazy-looking characters appeared out the window, he burst out laughing and found it hard to stop. Anyone wanting to stop laughing would never be helped by seeing a pig playing a tambourine, an elephant jumping on a trampoline, or a dog wearing a pair of glasses and talking about nothing except politics. The little boy didn’t tell anyone about this because who would have believed him? Even so, those strange characters ended up putting joy back in his heart, and in his body. Before long, his health had improved so much that he was able to go back to school again. There he got to talk to his friends, and tell them all the strange things he had seen. While he was talking to his best friend he saw something sticking out of his friend’s school bag. The boy asked his friend what it was, and he was so insistent that finally his friend had to show him what was in the bag: There, inside, were all the fancy-dress suits and disguises that his best friend had been using to try to cheer the little boy up! And from that day on, the little boy always did his best to make sure that no one felt sad and alone.. Author.. Pedro Pablo Sacristán www. Used with Permission Hidden Picture Answers

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