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  • This is  a Cougar Week.  It is a Day 4 for Grade 6 and a Day 2 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • Joke of the day - What did the whale the shark say after he ate a clown fish? This tastes a little funny. 
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 18, 2020 at 7:18 AM
  

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  • This is a Cougar Week.  It is a Day 3 for Grade 6 and a Day 1 for Grades 7 & 8.
  • Team t-shirts are now on sale for $8 thru the online store.  You can access the online store on the TEMS Webpage.
  • Join Danielle at the Teen Center for our Skills for Success group! Designed to help you make and keep friends, learn how to read and respond appropriately to social cues, problem-solve, and so much more. We will focus on topics such as interpersonal skills, self-awareness, personal care, bullying, etc. Social skills are an important part of functioning in society but often get left behind. Displaying good manners, communicating effectively with others, being considerate of the feelings of others and expressing personal needs are all important components of solid social skills. This group will promote positive youth development and encouraging relationships with others. This is a 6-week session that will be held every Wednesday beginning on December 2nd. Please contact Danielle at 860-648-6361, ext. 3315 or at Danielle.bifolck@southwindsor-ct.gov to register.
  • And now Nelson's Meditative Moment - Square Breathing Activity. 
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 17, 2020 at 7:53 AM
  

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  • This is a Cougar Week.  It is a Day 2 for Grade 6 and a Day 5 for Grades 7 & 8. 
  • Cassidy's Cultural Corner - Diwali - The Festival of Lights

Diwali is India's biggest and most important holiday.  Its name comes from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) placed in front of homes.  The festival celebrates the Hindu New Year.  It is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness and the triumph of good over evil.  

Diwali takes place every year in late October or early November, depending on the cycle of the moon. The festival starts two days before the new moon comes up.  In 2020, the Diwali celebrations go from November 12 through the 16.  

Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 16, 2020 at 8:06 AM
  

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  • Purple Week - Grade 6/Day1 - Grade 7&8/Day 4
  • It's time to announce some VIRTUAL STEAM Olympics Winners.

 Paper Boat Challenge: coming in 3rd place was David Sweeney. Placing 2nd was Ryan SweeneyAnd the first place Paper Boat Challenge Champ was Pranav Srijit

G.O.S.H (Greater Outdoor Scavenger Hunt): The top team was the Zoya Goyal and Taruni Pendyala with a dominating submission of photos and data!! Thanks to the many other G.O.S.H. teams for their submissions. ** In addition, congratulations to the SOLO hunters for their participation but unfortunately all the solo participants did not meet the requirements and rules for this event! 

STEAM S
cience Kahoot: 3rd place participant Linnea Bennett2nd place participant Jeremiah Pancras  and the STEAM Science Kahoot King is Cole Murphy!!!!!!!!!!! 

F
all Photo Challenge:Third place photographer is Disha HosamaniSecond place photographer is Mihika Joshi and the Fall Photo Winner is Aahana Roy

Environmental Art ChallengeThe Sweetheart Award goes to Rithika Rajasedaranthe Emoji Award goes to Ryan Sweeney, the Celestial Award goes to Aahana Roy, the Landscape Award goes to David Sweeney, the Mandala Award goes to Eshaa Sreeji, the Textual Arrangement Award goes to Jane Carty.

  • Attention future Entertainers: You have until Saturday to sign up for this year's production of Entertainers School House Rock Live, Jr. If you haven't already, join the Entertainers Google Classroom with join code a3uwofm. Complete the Google Form and upload your audition video by this Saturday, November 14. We will post the cast list before Thanksgiving. The first rehearsal will be held on Monday, November 30 via Google Meet. Details about the rehearsal schedule will be provided at that time. Thanks and good luck!
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 13, 2020 at 8:53 AM
  

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  • Purple Week Grade 6 Day 4 Grade 7&8 Day 3
  • Attention future Entertainers: You have until Saturday to sign up for this year's production of Entertainers School House Rock Live, Jr. If you haven't already, join the Entertainers Google Classroom with join code a3uwofm. Complete the Google Form and upload your audition video by this Saturday, November 14. We will post the cast list before Thanksgiving. The first rehearsal will be held on Monday, November 30 via Google Meet. Details about the rehearsal schedule will be provided at that time. Thanks and good luck!
  • Join Danielle at the Teen Center for our Skills for Success group! Designed to help you make and keep friends, learn how to read and respond appropriately to social cues, problem-solve, and so much more. We will focus on topics such as interpersonal skills, self-awareness, personal care, bullying, etc. Social skills are an important part of functioning in society but often get left behind. Displaying good manners, communicating effectively with others, being considerate of the feelings of others and expressing personal needs are all important components of solid social skills. This group will promote positive youth development and encouraging relationships with others. This is a 6-week session that will be held every Wednesday beginning on December 2nd. Please contact Danielle at 860-648-6361, ext. 3315 or at Danielle.bifolck@southwindsor-ct.gov to register.
  • Do you like to take selfies? Do you have a pet? Then we are looking for you. The Yearbook Staff is asking for students and teachers to take a selfie with your pet and send the photo to Ms. Gravell through her email address: lgravell@swindsor.k12.ct.us. These photos will help us show our full experience in this strange year.  Please send them ASAP to get yours into the book!
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
  

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  • Purple Week - Grade 6/Day3 - Grade 7&8/Day2
  • Veterans Day - Thank you veterans for your service to our country!
  • The winners for the Team T-Shirt Contest are: Emerald: Yohan Varghese, Evergreen: Zoya Sharda, Lime: Bavithra Rajmohan, Sage:Logan Hoang, Crimson: Mia Ruiz, Garnet: Addison Gaucher, Ruby: Raegan LaMarre, Scarlet: Aalia Chaudhry, Cobalt: Charmi Hanumanthkar, Indigo:  Sneh Detroja, Pacific: Ava Mathew. Congratualations to our winners!
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 11, 2020 at 7:52 AM
  

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  • Purple Week - Grade 6/Day 2 - Grade 7 and 8/Day 1
  • In Flanders Field Read by Eve Lagasse

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

  • Remember everyone, The Yearbook Staff is asking for students and teachers to take a selfie with your pet and send the photo to Ms. Gravell through her email address: lgravell@swindsor.k12.ct.us.  Please send them ASAP to get yours into the book!
  • Join Danielle at the Teen Center for our Skills for Success group! Designed to help you make and keep friends, learn how to read and respond appropriately to social cues, problem-solve, and so much more. We will focus on topics such as interpersonal skills, self-awareness, personal care, bullying, etc. Social skills are an important part of functioning in society but often get left behind. Displaying good manners, communicating effectively with others, being considerate of the feelings of others and expressing personal needs are all important components of solid social skills. This group will promote positive youth development and encouraging relationships with others.
  • This is a 6-week session that will be held every Wednesday beginning on December 2nd. Please contact Danielle at 860-648-6361, ext. 3315 or at Danielle.bifolck@southwindsor-ct.gov to register.
  • We wrap up National French Week with some information about the Eiffel Tower. The man whose name is on the tower DIDN’T actually design it! Gustave Eiffel’s company won a competition to design the main attraction for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Eiffel won the naming rights even though he didn’t actually design it! The Eiffel Tower was meant to be temporary. A lot of French people thought it was ugly and wanted it taken down. But it had a radio antenna and telegraph transmitter built in, and it was so useful, the French government left it up. You can find a small apartment within the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel used to entertain guests, such as Thomas Edison, there. There’s also a post office, so you can buy a postcard and mail it right from the tower. The Eiffel Tower actually moves. Its 7500 tons of iron gridwork can sway in strong winds, and it can expand and contract up to 7 inches due to heat and cold. There are 72 names of scientists and engineers engraved in the iron. Over 300 million people have visited the tower since it opened, and around 7 million visitors a year still come to enjoy the view from the observation decks. You can climb to the top, if you want to climb the 1,665 steps. Most people take the elevator! The Eiffel Tower shows up in videos, movies, and video games. Here’s a video where “The Iron Lady” stands tall -Smile Best, by Austin Brown.
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  

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  • Purple Week - 6th Day 1 - 7th and 8th Day 5
  • Yearbook reminder: Send in your selfie and pet picture to lgravell@swindsor.k12.ct.us
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 09, 2020 at 8:01 AM
  

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  • The Yearbook Staff is asking for students and teachers to take a selfie with your pet and send the photo to Ms. Gravell through her email address: lgravell@swindsor.k12.ct.us.  Please send them ASAP to get yours into the book!
  • Here’s a moment of French culture as we continue National French Week. You have probably never heard of Carole Fredericks. That’s OK, not many Americans have. Carole Fredericks grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, one of six children, and attended Springfield public schools. After graduating, she asked her brother, the Grammy-winning blues artist Taj Mahal, to bring her to California to be a backup singer. At the age of 20, while working as a waitress in a French restaurant, she was urged by customers to travel to France to perform there. Even though she didn’t speak French at all, she took the chance and flew to Paris. As luck would have it, she met the owner of that restaurant at the airport in Paris. He called friends, and she began singing professionally immediately. She sang with many famous musicians, including Elton John, Eric Clapton, and  Celine Dion. The album she recorded with Celine Dion remains the best selling French language album of all time. For six years, she was one third of the trio “Fredericks Goldman Jones”. Eventually, she began writing and performing her own music, and toured internationally. At the time of her death in Senegal, at the age of 49, she was considered “music royalty” in the French-speaking world. She was active in supporting causes such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Jean-Jacques Goldman said of her:

Carole was born once in the United States, the land of her parents, of her childhood, of her formation, of her musical culture. She was born a second time in France, the land of her artistic recognition, of her loves and friends, of her pleasures, of her home. Yet a third time she was born in Senegal, the land of her roots, of her heart, perhaps the place where she felt best, the land of her departure, as well.” 

 Here is Carole Fredericks singing Knock on Wood with Celine Dion - https://youtu.be/_vdOQ7efRXQ.

Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 06, 2020 at 7:55 AM
  

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  • Cougar Week Day 3
  • November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Native American Heritage Month offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples' cultures, traditions, and languages throughout the Western Hemisphere.  In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, we’d like to acknowledge and honor the Podunk peoples and the homeland that we gather on daily when we attend our schools, as students, staff, and a community.  This land acknowledgement is something that is traditionally done by indigenous peoples to honor their territories and land as a way to pay respect to the history and tradition of their ancestors.
  • Announcement: Remember everyone, The Yearbook Staff is asking for students and teachers to take a selfie with your pet and send the photo to Ms. Gravell through her email address: lgravell@swindsor.k12.ct.us.  Please send them ASAP to get yours into the book!
  • We are THRILLED to kick off the Entertainers season with this announcement! While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in person this year, we are grateful for the opportunity to try a remote performance of School House Rock Live, Jr. Sadly, there will be no need for a set, stage, or light/sound crew this year, but if you're interested in performing here's what you need to do: 
  1. Join the Entertainers Google Classroom with code a3uwofm
  2. Complete the Google Form to sign up
  3. Pick your favorite musical theater song for your audition
  4. Practice 30 seconds of the song you think best showcases your voice and your "screen presence"
  5. Record your performance with or without accompaniment
  6. Upload your video no later than Sunday, November 1
Posted by dmatchett  On Nov 05, 2020 at 8:11 AM
  
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