Friday, May 27

FRIDAY FOLDER anaheim hills campus may 27

It was the most beautiful, warm day of the week and everyone ran for "READING!"  There were medals, snow cones and hundreds of 'lap-counter bracelets' in the 2011 Fun Run!

Fourth Grade Visits Sacramento and San Francisco 
Anaheim Hill's 4th grade students and parents just recently returned from their very first overnight school field trip.  This was an exciting field trip, which helped to reinforce our Social Studies curriculum. 

Sacramento, as well as the city of Coloma, provided our students will many learning opportunities.  While in Sacramento we visited the Capitol Building, and we even met with a former Fairmont student who works4th Grade to Sacramento for Senator Huff.  In the historical city of Coloma, our students and parents had an opportunity to pan for gold along the American River.  This allowed them to experience how difficult and tiresome this task was for the 49ers.  We also had free time to explore Old Sacramento with its OId West appearance: cobblestone streets and wooden sidewalks.  Our last activity in Sacramento included a visit to the Railroad Museum which helped our students to better understand Theodore Judah and the Big Four's involvement in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The second day of the trip was spent in scenic San Francisco.Our day began with a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and a bus tour of Chinatown.  Afterwards, we explored the California Academy of Sciences Museum which includes a three-level rainforest, an aquarium, and many other interesting exhibits.  We concluded our day with a visit to Alcatraz Island and its infamous prison. As you can see, this field trip provided our 4th grade students with a unique opportunity to explore some of California's historical landmarks.  

8th Grade D.C. Trip
For 8 long months, we had anticipated the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. Finally, May 8th arrived!  We met at LAX to begin what would be a fantastic week of sightseeing, bonding and just plain fun. Every day was action packed as we toured the Capitol and actually got to see the House of Representatives in action, the Smithsonians, the Newseum, Ford's Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, the National Cathedral, and Mount Vernon. 

While waiting to enter the Newseum, we actually saw President Obama and his motorcade pass by! Evenings were for strolling around the various monuments and memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the World War II memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial.  One evening was special, as we visited the Kennedy Center Performance of "Shear Madness."  It was hilariously funny and had everyone in stitches. 

On Thursday, we headed out for New York City.  We went up to the top of the Empire State Building and took a boat ride around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  After a little time in Time Square and dinner, we headed back for D.C.

By the time we arrived back to LAX on Friday night, everyone was exhausted and happy about being home.  

Word Masters
The following students won the highest honors in this year's WordMasters Challenge-a national language arts competition entered by ~220,000 students annually!

Congratulations to: Austin K., sixth grade
Austin earned a perfect score in the very difficult GOLD division.  In the entire country only 124 sixth graders achieved this level!

Highest Honors:
Nicole B., fifth grade
Sherry X., fifth grade
Nicky C., seventh grade
Yannie H., seventh grade
Olivia J., seventh grade
Lauren L., seventh grade
Megan M., seventh grade
Kayla B., eighth grade
Aaron S., eighth grade 

Take Champ!
Stop by the admissions office to get your very own Champ. Take Champ with you on summer vacation! Come back and share pictures and stories of how Champ spent his summer days!!

Step One: Cut Champ out Champ
Step Two: Take Champ with you wherever you go this summer (on vacation, summer camp, by the pool, etc.)
Step Three: Post Champ in fun and interesting places and take a photo!
Step Four: Upload Champ's photo to, you can also make a video or create a poster to share details about where Champ is and what Champ is doing!
Step Five: Win a Visa Gift Card when you return to school! We will have an assembly to see all of the wonderful places Champ visited over the summer. The entire school will vote on the most creative and interesting Champ photos and stories. The winners (at different grade levels) will win a Visa Gift Card!!

Congratulations to our Tri-Way Soccer All-Stars!
Dylan S. Sina A., Andy N., Gordon L., and Kyle G.
Courtney D., Alyssa F. and Georgia L.

Library Changes until the end of the year...
Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Harmon, will be having orthopedic surgery on Tuesday, May 24 and will return in the fall.  In the interim, Miss Jackman, Mrs. Hall and Ms. Tria will be helping in the library.  There will be no library instruction from Monday, May 23 until Friday, June 17, Sandeehowever the library will remain open before school, at snack and after school to check out books and to take Accelerated Reading tests.

All library books will be due back in the library on Friday, June 3 for year-end inventory.  Students can continue to test using books from their home, their classrooms, or from the  public library.
Please keep Mrs. Harmon in your thoughts and prayers during her surgery and recovery!


STUDENT SPOTLIGHT anaheim hills features musician allison to

Monday, May 30
-NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1
-8th Grade vs the JH Faculty
   Kick-Ball Game at Vineyard

Friday, June 3
-Early Dismissal at 12:00pm

-Summer Camp Fun-Day - this is a fun day with summer camp activities, games, sports, arts and crafts and snacks!   1:00-4:00pm

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills Campus 

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