Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Fair Volunteers Needed.

The Scholastic Book Fair is set up in the front hall of the school.  We need a volunteer to help with book sales from 2:30 to 3:00 each day this week and Monday next week.  Let us know in the office if you would like to help on one or more days.  The time would count as parent volunteer hours!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Second Grade Pumpkins

Today Ms. Oliveira's Second Grade painted the pumpkins that Colby brought to class.   

First Grade Readers Theater

On Thursday afternoon Ms Pyle's first grade class performed an exciting
 and well rehearsed version of 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dates to Remember!

Halloween Party - October 28, 7 - 9PM
Book Fair Begins - October 31
Picture Day - Grades K - 6 - November 2
Picture Day - Preschool, Grades 7 & 8 - November 3
Pequot Field Trip Grades K through Second - November 4
Shoppers Paradise November 6th, 11AM - 2PM
Veterans Day - No School November 11
Open House - November 13th, 1- 3PM
Half Day - November 23

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Picture Day!

Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday November 2nd to take pictures of students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.  Preschool, and also Grades 7 & 8 photographs will be taken Thursday November 3rd.   

Preschool Notes

- The children have been doing a great job with their "Show and Tell".  Each month be sure to check the calendar for your child's turn.  It's a great language activity and a chance for each child to share something special to them with the class.

- With the colder weather on it's way, it may be a good time to check your child's extra set clothes.  They are in labeled boxes in the preschool bathroom.

Field Trip Permission Slips Are Due Now!

Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade will be visiting the Mashantucket Pequot Museum  on Friday November 4th.  The bus will be leaving Antioch at 8:30 AM.  Permission Slips for this trip are due by Friday October 28th.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday October 31.  The books will be on display and available for sale in the front hall for one week.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Antioch's Halloween Party

The Halloween Party is this Friday!  This spooky event takes place at Antioch School from 7PM - 9PM on Friday October 28.  Tickets are $5.00 per person, and can be purchased at the door.  All students must wear a costume!  Older students may be dropped off, but children in Preschool and Kindergarten must have a chaperone stay with them at the party.  Please sign up on the easel in the front hall for snacks and supplies for the party.  Thanks!

Preschool Notes

Bring in something for the "Alphabet Bag".  The children can bring in something in each week that begins with the letter they are learning about to put in the letter bag.  (They can bring it back home on the same day).  The children always enjoy showing their things to their classmates while it also helps in learning the letter sounds in a fun way!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Artist of The Week

Koen Schenck - Grade 2
Self Portrait with Pets
Inspired by the self - portraits of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
pencil & tempera paint on paper

Sophie Wood - Grade - 6 
Buildings Reflected in Water
Colored paper, watercolor paint, pencil & glue on cardstock

Crazy Hat & Tie Day!



First Grade

Second Grade

Preschool Notes

There will be a sign up sheet on the preschool bulletin board for volunteer hours needed for the school.  Taking table toys home to wash and laundering the dress-up clothes are among some of the things you can do.  Let the preschool teachers know if you are interested. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Preschool Update

On Monday October 31, the preschool will be having a Halloween Party for the children in class that day.  The class will be making Halloween headbands, so please do not bring in costumes.  If you would like to bring something in for the party, there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the classroom with suggestions of what could be used.  There will be 14 children in class that day.  If your child does not come to school on Mondays, and you would like to bring something in on another day you are welcome to do so.  There are a total of 25 children on the classroom list.  (If you need a number for a specific day, please see one of the teachers).

Pajama Day!

Today is the fourth day of Spirit Week - Pajama Day


First Grade

Second Grade

Third And Fourth Grades

Fifth and Sixth Grades

Seventh and Eighth Grades

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Grades Three Through Eight will be visiting The Tsongas Industrial Museum tomorrow - Friday October 21.  Please remember to arrive at school early as the bus will be leaving at 7:45!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First Grade Update

We just finished writing our first class story, and the books should be ready to go home this week!
We are diligently practicing our Reader's Theater production of The Little Old Lady that was Not Afraid of Anything.  We will be performing this for families next Thursday, October 27th at 2:10PM.  - Ms. Pyle 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sports Day!

Today, The Third Day of Spirit Week is Sports Day

Sports in the preschool


First Grade

Second Grade

Third and Fourth Grades

Fifth and Sixth Grades

Seventh and Eighth Grades 

Antioch is 33 Today!

For Antioch's Birthday, students and staff dressed in green and gold, and of course ate cake.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spirit Week is Underway

Today is the first day of School Spirit Week.  Students are dressed as wizards - our school mascot.  

Wizards in the Preschool

Kindergarten Wizards 

1st Grade Wizards 

   2nd Grade Wizards

       The wizards of 3rd and 4th Grade  

5th and 6th Grade Wizards 

8th Grade Wizards 


Grandma's Pie Orders are Due Wednesday

This is our first year trying Grandma's pies as a fall Fundraiser.  The order forms are due back to school on Wednesday October 19th.  The frozen pies will arrive in time for Thanksgiving.

Antioch School is Turning 33!

Tuesday October 18 is Antioch's Birthday.  Please help us stock up for the school year with a Birthday gift from our wish list.  Here is what we are most in need of.  Thank You!

- Paper Towels, Tissue - Boxes, Toilet Paper
- Hand Towels for dispenser: Single fold or multi fold (available at BJ's or Sam's Club)
- Trash bags - 39 gallon black or tall kitchen white
- 45 Gallon Trash Barrels with Lids
- Liquid Hand Soap - small dispensers or large refill bottles
- Lysol or Clorox Wipes
- Paper Plate - No Foam Plates
- Paper Napkins
- Copier Paper - White
- Copier Paper - Pastel Colors
- Postage Stamps
- Printer Ink HP 92, HP 95
- Indoor games ( Uno, Connect Four, Chinese Jump ropes ect.)
- Playground Balls
- Playground Chalk
- 3 White Dry Erase Boards 2' X 3"
- Batteries, AA, C, 9V, D
- Childen's Chewable Motrin & Pepto Bismol Jr. Chewable
- Band Aids - Large Patch size
- Children's Ice Packs
- Disposable Thermometers
- Brita Water Filters
- Murphy's Oil Soap ( available at Home Depot)
- Gift Cards: Pricerite, Walmart, Staples, BJ's Target
- Gift Certificate to "Charlie's Oil" or money for our heating fund.    

Friday, October 14, 2011

Permission Slips Due Today!

On Friday October 21, grades 3 - 7 will be visiting the Tsongas Industrial Museum.  The Bus will leave Antioch at 7:45 AM, and is expected back at approximately 2:45 - 3:00 PM.

Each student will need a snack, drinks, and a lunch.

Permission slips are due today, Friday October 14.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Artist of The Week

    Brendan Hahn - Preschool
Shape Rocketship at Night
Construction Paper, Tempera paint & Glue

 Jack Viveiros - Grade 4
Buildings Reflected in Water
Cardstock, Glue & Watercolor Paint 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Yankee Candle Orders are Due Tomorrow

Please return your Yankee Candle order forms by Tuesday October 11th.  Thanks!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Artist of The Week

Ethan Pacheco Grade 1
Skyscrapers at Night
Construction Paper, Card Stock, Tempera Paint, Glue