Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Walk/Bike to School


Ahoy Mateys!

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TBPS's mascot Thatcher the Eagle has taken on a pirate persona this year to support our friends at Kaplan Elementary School in Kaplan, LA. Every time a student at TBPS earns a "Fly By" or is recognized for following one of our schools codes (Be Safe, Be Responsible, or Be Respectful) a penny is put in the big jar in the office. We will be donating the contents of the jar to Kaplan Elementary so that they can begin to rebuild their library collection after the flooding in August. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Got Puppets?!

Master puppeteer Barbara Paulson teaches TBPS teachers how to make sock puppets. 
Sonja Burbank & Jo-Anne Smith are creating their own sock puppets. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TBPS Adopts Kaplan Elementary School


This is Kaplan Elementary School (KES) in Kaplan, LA before the August 13th storm hit the area. 
This was the entrance to KES when the storm was over. Eight to twelve inches of water flooded the halls/rooms of KES the weekend before school was to open.

Thatcher Brook Primary School heard about the flooding in LA just two weeks short of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Irene. It brought back many memories of the flooding here in Waterbury but also of the hundreds of volunteers who came to help cleanup. We decided that we wanted to do something to support the KES Pirates and decided to "adopt" them. At our first All School Share earlier this month we introduced students to KES and its plight and make the decision to be their "champion." Our mascot Thatcher the Eagle has become an honorary Pirate to support the KES Pirates. He has donned a pirate hat and an eyepatch fully embracing the KES spirit! 
More to follow on our partnership with Kaplan Elementary School. 


Monday, September 12, 2016

Yummy!

Long lines waiting for ice cream at the annual TBPS Ice Cream Social!
Thanks to the TBPS PTO for the delicious treat!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

One in a Melon



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Washington West Food Service Programs Awarded “One in a Melon”!  

Congratulations to TBPS's food service program and all the food service programs in the Washington West Supervisory Union for being awarded the USDA “One in a Melon” award for having outstanding farm to school programs. 
Parents, teachers, community stakeholders, and students were invited to visit USDA’s Farm to School Census website and nominate their favorite farm to school program to receive the award.  According to the Farm to School Census, a total of 5,254 districts participated across the U.S. From that pool 50 school districts received the “One in a Melon” award.  
All over the country schools are redesigning their menus to incorporate local foods, harvesting vegetables out of school gardens, visiting farms, and meeting farmers/food producers to learn more about where food comes from.  The "One in a Melon" Winners are those with exemplary farm to school programs.