Last week the fifth grade spent the morning at the Flowing Wells Campus. They began working on a long-term garden project by measuring their garden beds and dividing them into sections to plant. In the coming weeks, they will decide what to plant, plan and plant their gardens, and then harvest veggies to eat in the spring.
Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.
Our Scholastic Book Fair theme – Paws for Books Book Fair: Come. Stay. Read a Great Tale! Find purr-fect books and a dog-gone good time as your staff, students, and their parents sniff out books from Scholastic and other publishers that will make their tails wag!
Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!
Book Fair Bowl: Sunday, February 4, 2018
10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Win a Super Bowl Surprise Basket
EDS Swimmers did an amazing job at their swim meet, Saturday, January 6, 2018, with big news. GISA has restructured the State Qualifying Times for this year, and we had several of our swimmers qualify for State meet! Unfortunately, we are not eligible for the state meet as we are not GISA Members, we want to congratulate our students on an outstanding job!
Junior Varsity State Qualifying Times
50 Free: 38.09
100 Free: 1:30.09
50 Back: 50.09
50 Fly: 50.09
50 Breast: 55.09
100 IM: 1:50.09
Swimmers Who Qualified for State
Anne Marshall M.
Anne Marshall M.
Anne Marshall M.
The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic Bee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States.
Austin P., a fifth-grade student at EDS, won the school competition of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee on Friday, January 5, along with a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.
Reid B. was the second-place winner, and Frank A. placed third. Additional bee competitors included Davis P., Will M., Mary Holmes P., Ben S., North G., Carter H., and Belle G.
Thousands of schools around the United and the five U.S. territories participate in the National Geographic Bee. The school champions, including Austin, will take a qualifying test, and up to one hundred of the top scorers will be eligible to compete in the state Bee in April.
The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state winners to participate in the national championship rounds in May. In addition to a college scholarship, the first-place national champion will receive a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, a Nat Geo magazine subscription, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Test YOUR geography knowledge by downloading the National Geographic GeoBee Challenge app!
EDS is hosting its first Open House of 2018 on January 18, at 9:30 a.m. Please help spread the word to friends and family. One way to help is to share our Facebook ads to your timeline when you see them, and tag names who may be interested in attending. Don’t forget about our referral program: $500 off tuition per family who enrolls, and they must write your name on their application for it to apply.
Throughout the school year, preschool has organized several outreach projects for our young children that usually coincide with the theme of the month in either 3’s or PK. We began the school year by collecting Crayola markers and crayons to be recycled for patients in hospitals throughout the county. This is an ongoing project and we will collect all the markers and crayons at the end of the school year.
In October, we made cards, baked cookies, and collected items for our local firefighters. Our Outreach Project for January will be to collect old towels and blankets for the Augusta Animal Services and the CSRA Humane Society. Both organizations are in need of these items for the animals in their facilities.
Please bring your donations to your child’s classroom. Preschool will pick the items up at the end of the month to be delivered to these organizations.
Thanks for your help!
We took a different approach to this professional development experience. Bringing Lainie Rowell to campus to work with all teachers grades K-8 was FAR more cost effective than sending even a few of them off to a conference. Even more importantly, Lainie did demonstration classes with students on Wednesday while our teachers observed. It is rare for teachers to be able to see workshop concepts actually in action with their own students. Mrs. Dye and Dr. Andrews really put together, with Mrs. Rowell, a uniquely powerful and creative professional experience.
Don’t wait to reserve your student’s copy of the Episcopal Day School yearbook! This year, the middle school students have been hard at work creating the most memorable yearbook yet. These are the days your student will want to remember forever. Buy their yearbook now to make it unforgettable.
On Thursday, Caitlin Schile from the American Heart Association came to EDS to host the EDS Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off Event. Students in grades 3-5 all participated and were able to get all the information they need in order to participate in our annual Jump Rope for Heart event that will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in the EDS gym at 9:00 a.m.
Please help your students get signed up online and they can begin collecting all the animals in this year’s Scare Crew! Please read the Parent Letter and visit Jump Rope for Heart to sign your student up to participate and fundraise for this year’s Jump Rope for Heart!