June 10th Early Release
I-LHS graduation is being held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10th on the turf field at the jr./sr. high school. Due to parking and traffic concerns, it has been determined that we will have an early dismissal on that day in order to free up parking in both buildings. Students at ILHS will be dismissed at 11:50, and students at ILES and ILMT will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. We will follow our typical "early release schedule" regarding lunches, recesses, etc.
With the end of the year approaching, it's time once again for the ILES Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair will run from Friday, May 27th, to Friday, June 3rd. Students will attend the fair with their classes throughout the week and it will be open to families during the Celebration of Learning. Charge cards, cash and checks are all accepted. If you are sending a check with your child, please make it out to Inter-Lakes Elementary School. Please contact Mrs. Caulder if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!
ANNOUNCING SUMMER B.L.A.S.T. 2016
Our summer school program (a.k.a. Summer B.L.A.S.T.) has been scheduled! This year we will continue to run the 3-week model holding summer school four days a week. This year's program will begin on Monday, July 18, and run through Thursday, August 4. The students will attend four days a week for three weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In mid-May, permission slips will be sent out for students being recommended by their teachers. Stay tuned for more information!
Grade 1 - Mrs. Bannon
Do plants follow a recipe when they make their own food? We are busy growing and learning about how plants, the environment and people are interdependent. That certainly feels like a tall and thought-provo-king question now doesn't it? We started out by investigating seeds. Did you know they come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors? We learned that their size, shape and color do not determine the size, shape or color of the plants which they produce. We studied and journaled about each stage of our plants' development and now have tiny sunflower, tomato and lettuce plants growing. We thought about how plants need the environment because they depend on sunlight, water and the nutrients found in soil.
GOT LUNCH! - Inter-Lakes
Parents of Inter-Lakes school age children: We are very excited to announce the fourth year of GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes, a summer healthy lunch program for Inter-Lakes school children. Although our target is the population that qualifies for free or reduced price lunches during the school year, it is NOT a requirement for participation. If you need help this summer, this program is designed for you.
Working in concert with individuals, businesses, the school system, community service agencies and faith based organizations, GOT LUNCH! Inter-Lakes mission is to provide a healthy lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the 10 weeks of summer recess.
There is no cost for this program. If you would like to participate in this program, fill in the form at this weblink: GOT LUNCH
The preschool students have been learning all about creepy, crawly insects! The children sorted pictures that are and are not insects, created ladybugs and fireflies, assembled a "Buggy Book," and painted their own 6-legged insects. Our latest theme in class has been fruit as we plan a field trip to Hannaford Supermarket to see what is sold in the produce section. The students cut open and tried out different kinds of familiar and unfamiliar fruit (papaya and dragon fruit, anyone?), created a fruit book, completed fruit patterns, found the correct number of fruit and painted (PM-illustrated) a bowl of fruit. The children will soon learn about grocery stores and Mother Goose rhymes.
Grade 1 - Mrs. Oliver
Students have been very busy working on research projects about a particular animal. Each child picked an animal, gathered facts about that animal using technology and books, and created a poster showing what they learned about their animal's habitat, food, body, life cycle and babies. They were very excited about sharing their posters with other classes and their families at their "Research Fair". They even created a really cool invitation with Mrs. DeCamp to give to their families.
Here are some of their thoughts about the project:
"I was kind of scared at first but, once I did it a bunch of times, I wasn't scared anymore."
"It takes a long time."
Kindergartners are learning about plants and how they grow. We have been working in the greenhouse planting pea, radish and flower seeds. We know that plants need warmth, water and soil in order to grow.
We can't wait to see what delicious and beautiful plants appear in our garden over the next few weeks!