JU-C Weekly Note

Dear Families,

A highlight from this week was our progress in planning for the JU Olympics! This week JU-C students spent time reading about the ancient Greek city-states and learning about their various cultures, regional rivalries, and political institutions. These lessons served as preparation for the upcoming Junior Unit Olympics, where our students will compete in city-state groups for the last two weeks of the school year. After much anticipation, on Tuesday the students found out which city-state they will be representing in the JU Olympics. Throughout the week they met in their city-state groups to plan and draft rules for their special event, design their city-state flag, and create awards for the games. Ask your child about which city-state group she/he is in and what is interesting about it. And please remember to mark your calendars: our Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 1, at 10:35 am. Parents are invited; we hope to see you there!

The weather yesterday at Awbury Arboretum was beautiful, and we continued to work on service projects with students from Wissahickon Charter School. Next week we’ll share what we did with each other and celebrate our partnership.

The 4th graders heard about the results from the Kentucky Derby. Nyquist, the favorite, won, and at race time the odds were 2-1. With 25 students in the class and each student “betting” $10, Laura (the house) made $250 up front. Paying out students who bet on Nyquist cost her $99. As the students calculated, she ended up with $151, far more than any student. The house always wins, even in imaginary betting.

ERBs will take place from Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25. Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments or other extra-curricular activities that will take them out of school during these school days. It’s very tricky to arrange times for make-up sessions.

For 5th grade parents, some information from Tiziana about the upcoming 5th grade fiesta:

On Friday, May 20th, Tiziana's 5th grade class will have a celebration (during class time). The students have had a great school year, learning a lot of Spanish through every single class. Just now they are studying about "La comida" = food, so it is the perfect moment to celebrate with a "Fiesta" party.

In this "Fiesta" I will provide these snacks:

Tostones snack style (green plantains snacks package)

Guacamole (package)

Nachos (plain flavor) / or similar kind.

Salsa (package)

Tomates pequeños (fresh cherry tomatoes)

Zanahorias pequeñas (fresh carrots )

Sandía & piña (Watermelon & pineapple fresh fruit) or grapes

Important note:

Sara - our nurse will double check the labels. It won't be any dairy ingredients or any tree nuts food.


-Tiziana Acerbo

We hope that all of you have a lovely and relaxing weekend!

—Laura and David

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