The Big Event is upon us! On November 10 & 11, Scandia Elementary was visited by two people from International Baccalaureate who spent the two days observing classrooms, talking with teachers, parents, school district administration and School Board representatives. During that time they gathered evidence to see whether or not we have completed the work that is required for a school to become an authorized International Baccalauareate World School.
After the visit is complete the authorization team completes a written report that is ultimately reviewed by the President of the International Baccalaureate Organization who makes the final decision on authorization.
We do not know the timeline for the final decision, but rest assured, you all will be the first to know!
A contingent of energetic and dedicated sixth grade students traveled to the Xcel Center on November 12 along with Mrs. Stegmeir and Mrs. Seaburg to join in the WE Day event. These students heard many inspirational speakers and will commit to completing service learning projects at Scandia.
Already their first project was to encourage a food drive for We Scare Hunger on Halloween. The food they collected will be delivered to the Elim Food Shelf.
Members of the WE Day group are: Erik Ivester, Paige Kulick, Max Goeken, Hunter Johnson, Robert Holzschuh, Tza-ia Lee, Emma Peterson, McKenna Andrews, Anika Amlee, Emma Newcomb, Katelyn Kaup, Grace Hoecherl, Quinlan Bonnett, Zoe Scholl, Frankie Tarlizzo, John Tarlizzo, Vince Tarlizzo, Sam Larsen, Jaeger Niles, Charlie Leonhart, Lainey Keller, Lauren Deeb, Rebecca Anderson, and Anna Robinson.
Our classrooms in grades 4-6 house our mobile laptops so students can easily access that technology. In the past two years our PTO has purchased netbooks for grades 5 & 6. This year the PTO added 30 Chromebooks for the 4th grade.
The Scandia Elementary Education Foundation (SEEF) purchased two mobile Juno audio/visual projectors which assist the teacher with voice projection and videotaping of lessons for students to view again. SEEF also purchased more iPads for our classrooms.
The Chad Hansen Memorial Fund has donated funds towards technology purchases at Scandia. This year we used these funds for the purchase of iPads and software.
Scandia Elementary is indebted to these organizations for their generosity and support of our students.
As part of the International Baccalaureate program at Scandia, all students in grades K-6 will have instruction in learning Chinese twice a week for 30 minutes. Li Sun will be the instructor and she comes to us with a full background of teaching experiences in all grade levels. Last year our students in grades K-2 had Chinese and this year we are expanding the program. We are excited about this new addition to our curriculum! Ask your students what they learned in Chinese this week :)
Nov. 12: The November PTO meeting will be at 6:30 pm in our media center
Nov. 13: Kindergarten Breakfast Together starting at 8:30 am
Nov. 26: Our Olweus activity for November is Turkey BINGO! Students will partner with their buddy class to see how well they can play BINGO together.
Scandia Elementary School
14351 Scandia Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073
"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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