Monthly Archives: May 2013
Our 5th graders shined in effort, athleticism, and sportsmanship today at the annual 5th grade Track Meet at Newberg High School. As usual, it was a very organized event. Thanks to Mr. Harris and the rest of the Newberg elementary PE teachers for putting together such aa great event for all 5th grades across the district. Even better today, the weather was perfect for running and field activities. Take a few moments to view photos from today.
Evers 2:45 – 3:05
Please coordinate with other parents regarding treats to bring for the party.
Please refer on the Class Birthdays link above or click here to find other students from your child’s class with a summer birthday.
Here’s some info from Mrs. Takahashi and Mrs. Gordon from the Oregon National Primate Research Center regarding a great opportunity for our EY 5th graders who would like an extension of our field trip earlier in the spring.
We still have a few openings on our Science Saturday guest list. If you know of a child who will be entering 6th grade in the fall who would like to spend a fun couple of hours solving a mystery through hands-on science activities, let me know.
What: Science Saturday
Where: Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR
When: Saturday, June 1
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
9:45 – 10:00 Arrival, check in, name tags
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome, introductions, and setting the stage
10:15 – 10:35 Activity #1
10:35 – 10:55 Activity #2
10:55 –11:15 Activity #3
11:15 – 11:35 Activity #4
11:35 –11:55 Activity #5
11:55 – 12:15 Activity #6
12:15 – 12:35 Dramatic Denouement and Wrap-Up
12:35 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK (LUNCH PROVIDED)
1:00 – 2:30 OPTIONAL: Presentation & Tour for parents/families and participants who choose to stay
Education Outreach Coordinator
Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97006
PH: (503) 690-5201
FAX: (503) 690-5532
In April our students constructed music videos as a culminating project to demonstrate their learning about geographical landforms. Take a moment to view their work. It can be found by clicking the Student Projects link or by clicking here.
Today our 4/5 students were treated to a visit by some very special people. Historical novelist, journalist, and producer, Andrew Buckley from Chatham, MA, visited our students today to share details about his Boston-based TV series, Hit and Run History: The Columbia Expedition.
The seeds of this visit dates back to 2008 when our 4/5 students that year produced videos using iMovie about Pacific Northwest Sea Explorers. Mr. Buckley had recently written a book about the ship Columbia and was conducting research the development of a TV series. In his search, he came up on the Ewing Young videos and this served as an inspiration for him to pursue his project.
Presently, Andrew, his 10 year old daughter, Sophie, and his production crew are filming and interviewing for a segment about the Columbia’s expedition along the Oregon coast. They drove over from Tillamook to visit our school before heading back over to Astoria to be part of the replica ship, Lady Washington’s entrance to the Columbia River this week.
In addition, his daughter, Sophie, is part of a web-based TV series of her own titled, China: Through My Eyes. Sophie shared about her series, her visit to China, and about her other worldly travels.
Some video footage was taken and it is estimated that the segment will be shown on Boston’s WBGH- TV in the fall. Since we don’t get that station around here, we’ll be able to view the segments on the Hit and Run History website when it is posted later in the year.
Here is one of the student videos from 2008 that set the whole visit today in motion.
Friendly Reminder: Order Deadline is Wednesday, May 15
The 2013 Ewing Young Yearbook includes 40 full-color pages with more than 400 pictures of students, teachers, school activities and field trips from EVERY GRADE! Yearbooks provided at cost: $15 for the first Yearbook. $10 for additional siblings. (5th Graders receive free as a graducation gift). Yearbooks distributed the last week of school.
Looking for a summer science camp? Here is one sponsored by George Fox University for grades 3-5.