Wednesday, December 1

SCHOOL NEWS mable winter concert invitation

The holidays are just around the corner, and the Mable Campus would like to cordially invite you to attend our Winter Concert!

Wednesday December 8, 9am and 6:30pm: 1st and 2nd Grade Winter Musicals 

Wednesday December 15, 9am and 6:30pm:  Instrumental Holiday Concert featuring our beginning 6th grade strings, wind and brass classes, our Mable Elementary Ensemble, JH Orchestra and soloists

These concerts will last approximately 75 - 90 minutes.

We hope you will enjoy these performances and happy holidays to all of you!

Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing

SCOREBOARD game highlights: edgewood basketball vs. anaheim hills

Our basketball season kicked off yesterday with two games against Anaheim Hills. The tension was high, and ultimately our junior high boy's team was victorious! Unfortunately, our girl's team was not able to defeat Anaheim Hills, but they are working hard practicing for their next game. Congratulations to both of our teams for their great sportsmanship and determination!

We hope to see all of you at our games this season! 

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood Campus

Wednesday, November 24

SNACK TIME "a" is for apples

A is for "Apples," one of the most popular, flavorful and healthful fruit grown in the world. Do you have a favorite fruit?  Three-fourths of Americans name apples as their favorite fruit to snack on.

The state of Washington is the largest grower followed by New York, Michigan, California and many other states producing about 2500 varieties.

Do you have a favorite variety? I love Fuji and Honey Crisp.   Most popular in the US include red delicious (a Fairmont favorite), Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rome, McIntosh, Gala, and Jonathon. Which one is your favorite?

Does an apple-a-day really keep the doctor away?  Maybe. In addition to vitamins and mineral, apples are a rich source of pectin, a type of fiber with a number of protective health benefits including acting as an antioxidant, and lowering risk for colon cancer, high blood pressure and gall stones. Apples are also high in flavonoids, another compound with heart health benefits.

So whether you eat apples for their health benefits or just because they taste good consider eating apples in your daily snack routine!

(Photo by Boston Finds)

Contributed by Leslie K. Kay, MS, RD, Nutrition Management

Tuesday, November 23

BOOK REPORT edgewood's pick is perfect for cold and flu season

A Bad Case of Stripes
By David Shannon

This book is about Camilla Cream who loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes! The moral of the yourself! Don't worry about what others think of you. A perfect read for junior kindergarten and up.

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood campus

BOOK REPORT citron picks tome that teaches honesty

The Empty Pot
By Demi
Ages: 4 to 7

An emperor needs to find a wise heir for his throne. Because the king loves flowers, he decides to let the flowers choose who it will be. He tells all the children that they can each get one seed and the one that can grow the most beautiful flower will be the next emperor.  Ping is a little boy who can grow anything, yet cannot get anything to grow from the Emperor’s seed. Ping finds out that his failure is turned into triumph when his honesty is rewarded.

Submitted by Jody Moran, Citron campus

BOOK REPORT mable's ms. roybal suggests everyone’s favorite 3rd grader...ramona!

Ramona Forever
By Beverly Cleary
Fairmont Point Level: 4.8
AR Points: 4

I really like this book because I think third graders can relate to it in real life.  It is a story about feeling older and grown up and making new discoveries.  Ramona faces drama and several life-changing events in the book. She begins to feel that Howie's grandmother dislikes her, and she has a hard time getting along with her teenager sister, Beezus. Ramona is also challenged with the marriage of her Aunt Beatrice and the birth of a new sibling. Children can relate to annoying siblings, being blamed, weddings, and the birth of a new sibling.  It’s another “Ramona” classic!

Contributed by Karen, Mable campus

BOOK REPORT anaheim hills mrs. jarvis picks a children's classic

The Trumpet of the Swan
By E. B. White

Ms. Jarvis chose this book as one of her favorites because she has enjoyed reading it to her grandchildren.  It is a heart-warming tale of a young boy who befriends a swan.  Although he lacks a voice in the traditional "Ko-hoh!" sense, trumpeter swan Louis learns to speak to the world with a trumpet stolen from a music store by his father. With the support of an unusual boy named Sam, who helps Louis learn how to read and write, the swan has some rather unswanlike adventures and ultimately wins the love--and the freedom--of a beautiful swan named Serena. Through a simple story, acclaimed author E.B. White celebrates that fact that we all have differences.  It is a wonderful book for boys and girls, ages 8-12.

Contributed by Vicky, Anaheim Hills campus