Can tabs donated to Shriners Hospitals

On Thursday, Novermber 8th, we had a visit from the local chapter of the Aleppo Shriners.  The Shriners are a philanthropic organization whose mission is to support children’s health through specialty hospitals. The tab collection program specifically supports transportation for children and their families who are brought to Boston Shriner’s Hospital for treatment of severe burns. Charter has a long history with the Shriners as our students collect tabs to contribute to the pull-tab program. Last year’s class collected and counted 32,000 tabs which totals approximately 20 pounds of aluminum which we donated to be recycled.  The money earned by the Shriners from the recycling will go to the Children’s Transportation Fund. We will continue to collect tabs this year and see if we can find ways to outdo our previous collections.  Do you think we can make it 1,000,000 tabs this year?

Mentor Mentee Peer Editing

In pursuing the 7th grade Service Learning goals, 7th graders met with their 4th grade mentees to help them with their Animal Report projects by doing peer editing.  Students worked well together and mentors had inspiring ideas to share with their mentees to make their reports even more informative and polished for their final drafts.

Mentor-Mentee meet-up

Fourth graders met their 7th Grade Mentors on Friday. We are looking forward to the Service Learning experience between the grades where 7th graders will become peer tutors for the 4th graders.  In the past 7th grade have been excellent at doing peer editing with 4th graders while learning to write quality paragraphs and perfect their Animal Reports.  Students are very excited to work this year with such wonderful guides!

Exploring leaf structure

Fourth graders are exploring the structure of different leaves and how they support survival of plants in our environment. We classified and sorted them by palmate, pinnate shape; toothed, lobed and smooth edges; color, texture and size.  

Fourth Grade Fantasticos!

We enjoyed a wonderful trip to Children’s Island on Friday, September 7th.  Students participated in many activities such as Arts & Crafts, Strings, Kickball, Mystery Hunt, and the hugely popular game of Gaga!

Parents:  Back to School Night is Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM

Community Building

Students joined an activity with Mrs. Nuñez, Ms. Allura, Mrs. Crimmins,  and the Fourth Grade team to build a web of connection within our community.  We continue to get to know one another and our roles as one connected group and look forward to making Charter our home!