Monday, September 30, 2013

Artist of the Week

Nathan DeFreitas - Kindergarten
Lines Jumping off the Page
construction paper & glue on cardstock

Kyle Stang - Grade 3
Drawing with Watercolor
pencil, permanent marker,
& watercolor paint on watercolor paper 

Friday, September 27, 2013


This afternoon the seventh and eighth grade students completed their trebuchet projects with a water balloon throwing competition.  The project required the students to work in teams designing and building trebuchets that would launch water balloons toward targets on the playground.  The four teams launched balloons for five very exciting minutes.  The whole school had the chance to watch and cheer on the teams.  Points were awarded for balloons that landed and broke in the targets.  The number of balloons thrown, and the number of good hits were tallied to give an accuracy percentage that helped determine the winners.  Congratulations to all the teams!

 First Place - The Golden Arrows

Second Place - The Red Robins

Third Place - The White Knights

Fourth Place - The Blue Shooters

Apples and the Letter A.

From the Preschool:
                "This week we introduced the children to the alphabet starting with the letter A.  We had fun with our alphabet action song and learning the new words uppercase and lowercase letters.  We did many activities in our apple theme, including describing them, looking at sizes, weighing them, and we even tried to to balance them on our head ( after reading the story Ten Apples Up on Top).  In our art area we used scissors, glue, and finger paint to make our apple projects.  We ended the  week with apple tasting - red, green, and yellow apples, and made a graph of the results.  Clifford's Big word this week is "Pip".  If you ask your child what it means, they should be able to tell you (it has to do with apples)!  Next week we will be continuing the letter A and learning more about Autumn." 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kindergarten and the Five Senses!

From The Kindergarten: "We have conducted many experiments this week in class.  Listening to soft and loud sounds and identifying them. Seeing all there is to see. Tasting sweet, sour, salty, and bitter foods.  Smelling many different smells, with cinnamon being a class favorite.  Touching all types of textures and classifying them.  Kindergarten has learned so much using their five senses!"  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fundraisers starting today!

Don't forget to look for the fundraising information that we are sending home today.  Yankee Candle, Grandma's Pies, and Dining for a Cause at Ninety Nine are all starting this week.  

Kindergarten Leaf Rakes!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dining for a Cause at Ninety Nine Restaurant

We are having a Dining for a Cause Fundraiser to Benefit Antioch.  On October 2nd, 2013, from 4 PM until 10 PM The Ninety Nine Restaurant in Fall River will donate 15% of your guest check to the school.  For Antioch to receive the donation, you will need to present a voucher.  Print one or more here and invite some friends!

Lees Market

Did you know that Lees Market donates to Antioch?  As part of The Lees Community Partnership Program, Lees generously pays us a percentage of the store receipts that we return to them.
  Please save your Lees receipts for us!   

Friday, September 20, 2013

Preschool Seasons

From the Preschool:
  "This week we introduced the four seasons to the children, asking the question, "What do we see, hear, feel, taste, and touch in each season?" Monday "Summer Fun" included a "pretend beach party", making sunglasses in art; shell and number counting and matching; beach ball throwing and catching and lots of movement activity as we listened to the "Beach Boys"!   Tuesday "Autumn Fun" included learning about fall colors and making sponge paint leaves.  Wednesday "Winter Fun" - We read The Mitten Tree , a great story about giving and sharing and we also made our own mittens to hang.  We did a mitten/number match game along with talking about left and right and things that are in a pair. Thursday "Spring Fun" - We went from flowers growing to our own "Easter Egg Hunt"! Thanks to everyone for bringing in so many things for our season week." 





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

School Lunch

Today is the first day of this year's lunch program.
 We hope that everyone who ordered a Subway sub enjoys their lunch!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

School Year 2013 - 2014

The new school year is underway!  Welcome to both returning and new students and families.
  Don't forget that our mandatory Parent Orientation Meeting will be held on Sept. 12th at 7:00 PM.  
Our Google Calendar is up to date with school happenings and schedules.