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Mann Elementary School
    MAY THE SPARK BE WITH YOU 
TWAM
9-11-17
Orange Thoughts 2.0
from Ms. Crigger 
It is a rarity for me to have a TV on in the morning, but one day this past week I had decided to catch a bit of the news. The news anchor talked about the devastation in Texas including schools that were literally still under water. They continued to show pictures and he commented on the number of individuals that are unable to get back into their homes. Along with children that can not attend school. Of course it is all heartbreaking to see the great need. 
 
That same morning I am pulling onto the campus and it is a beautiful sunny day. There truly is not a cloud in the sky. The grass is as green as anything I could imagine and the sky as blue as a painted picture. The campus is buzzing with cars and buses dropping off students at Ryle and Gray. I come around the curve and just pause for a moment to look at this amazing building surrounded by trees and more of nature's beauty. It is a picture perfect setting. At that point I am actually in tears while feeling unbelievable grateful and blessed. 
 
I have had several children talk with me this past week along with writing me very sincere letters about how to help the folks in Texas. We really do have some of the most kind-hearted children you can imagine. I am also grateful that they want to help. I had told them we wanted to just get through this next anticipated hurricane in Florida and figure out where we could be the most help. I had checked a couple of networks in Texas about us perhaps adopting schools, but they were all covered. So we are making a plan, with the help of our very "sparklike" students, to help. 
 
Thank you to all of our parents that are raising these children to have an awareness of need and a heart to help. I am so honored to be a part of this Mannland community. These students really will be world changers through one act of kindness at a time. I know it!! 
 
Sincerely, 
Ms. Crigger 
 
 
SPARK'S SPOTLIGHT 
 
We have an amazing 5th grade class this year. I always think we have great kiddos, but this group has really stepped up to be awesome leaders. What a great example they are for our younger students. This week's Spark Spotlight is shining brightly on one of those 5th grade students-Race Webb. He is another student that frequently has that smile plastered on his face, but he also does a terrific job with acts of kindness. He offers to help and takes initiative to help. Again, he does it all with a smile on his face. One of the tactics of the Happiness Advantage, and our friend Spark, is acts of kindness. Well this 5th grade Mann student sure gets that and sets an example for others. THANKS RACE WEBB for being our Spark of the week! You Rock! 
 
 
Parent Engagement Evening
Come join Ms. Crigger Monday night and "orange up!"  
What is all this Orange Frog thing about? 
 
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 11
TIME:   6:00-7:30 
WHERE: Mann gym 
 
STEAM LAB 
The STEAM lab is looking for donations of legos and newspapers. No ADS are needed from the paper, just the paper. If you have some legos or paper you can send in that would be great.  Ms. Oney sure would appreciate it!! THANKS

ANNUAL GO PANTRY DRIVE
 We are collecting canned pasta next week for the GO Pantry Food Drive. Any brand of canned pasta please. Let's help supply those food bags and boxes for Boone County students in need. Thanks so much for your support. 

In this issue:
Orange Thoughts 2.0 from Ms. Crigger 
SPARK'S SPOTLIGHT 
Parent Engagement EveningCome join Ms. Crigger Monday night and "orange up!"  
STEAM LAB 
ANNUAL GO PANTRY DRIVE
Hmmm... what day is it??
So what's happening?
Hopefully you received the letter, permission slip, and collection envelope for the walkathon. We are really looking forward to another successful walkathon. It is hard to believe this is number 12!! If we meet our goals there are all kinds of cool things happening, including Sumo Wrestling by Ms. Crigger and Ms. Sullivan. Well, that should be interesting.  ** Special Note--we are looking for sponsors for our t-shirts. That is our greatest expense. We love to place the sponsor's names on the back of the shirts. If you know of a business that might be interested, please contact our school office and speak with Cindy Wilson. 384-5000 
The PTA is sponsoring a special event for the boys and their moms or mom stand-in.   LET'S GLOW PARTY Fri. Sept. 22nd 7:00-9:00pm Flyers went home in last Thursday's folder. For more info check the Mann PTA facebook page 
Hmmm... what day is it??
**********************
 
Mon.   9/11:  F day
Tues   9/12:  A day
Wed.  9/13:  B day
Thur.  9/14:  C day
Fri.     9/15:  D day
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Mon.   9/18:  E day
Tues   9/19:  F day
Wed.  9/20:  A day
Thur.  9/21:  B day
Fri.     9/22:  C day
So what's happening?
 ******************
Mon. 9/11: BRING IN THOSE CANS FOR GO PANTRY 6:00-7:30 -Parent Engagement - "What is this Orange Frog thing all about?" 
Tues  9/12: BRING IN THOSE CANS FOR GO PANTRY; 8:20 5th grade choir;  8:00am and 6:00pm Volunteer training; Girls BB practice 
Wed. 9/13:  BRING IN THOSE CANS FOR GO PANTRY; Strings and Rembrandts 
Thur. 9/14: BRING IN THOSE CANS FOR GO PANTRY; 8:20am 4th grade choir; 
Intermediate Mid-Term Ends; 5:00 & 6:00 Girls BB games; 7:30 Boone County School Board Meeting @ Ralph Rush Center
Fr.     9/15:  BRING IN THOSE CANS FOR GO PANTRY   
IT'S CLUB DAY!!!!!!!!!
7:45 Student Council Meeting
 
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Mon. 9/18: 5:00 SBDM meeting  
Tues  9/19: 8:20 5th grade choir; Girls BB practice 
Wed. 9/20:  Strings & Rembrandts 
Thur. 9/21: 8:20 4th grade choir; 5:00 & 6:00 Girls BB games; 
Fr.     9/22 ITS WALKATHON DAY - WOOT WOOT!! 
6:30 Mother-Son Glow Party 

 WALKATHON - SEPT. 22ND 
Hopefully you received the letter, permission slip, and collection envelope for the walkathon. We are really looking forward to another successful walkathon. It is hard to believe this is number 12!! 
If we meet our goals there are all kinds of cool things happening, including Sumo Wrestling by Ms. Crigger and Ms. Sullivan. Well, that should be interesting. 
 
** Special Note--we are looking for sponsors for our t-shirts. That is our greatest expense. We love to place the sponsor's names on the back of the shirts. If you know of a business that might be interested, please contact our school office and speak with Cindy Wilson.
384-5000 
Mother/grandmother
/aunt/sister/
family friend-Son event 
The PTA is sponsoring a special event for the boys and their moms or mom stand-in. 
 
 LET'S GLOW PARTY 
Fri. Sept. 22nd 
7:00-9:00pm
 
Flyers went home in last Thursday's folder. 
For more info check the Mann PTA facebook page 

Mann Elementary School  •  10435 US Highway 42  •  Union, KY 41091

http://www.mann.boone.kyschools.us

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