August 2019 JLS Specials


Our afternoons during August JLS were filled with basketball and Egyptian art. So thankful for our many parent volunteers who worked hard to make these so fun!


During our last day of JLS, we had a basketball shootout – a chance for our kids to show their parents what they learned –and also a chance for our parents to shoot as well.

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Pop Art

August JLS 2019 Highlights


It is so hard to summarize all the fun and learning that took place during our August Joint Learning Session. We studied Ancient Egypt, did research reports, played basketball, did art projects, and SO much more.

5/6 Grade Class– A few of their highlights were studying the human body and did research reports on an organ and performed a play about building the pyramids.

The 3/4 class worked hard on research projects on animals and fish and dioramas depicting Egyptian life and culture.

The 1/2 Grade class worked on superhero character traits, library skills, and did lots of hands on learning about Egypt.

The Kindergarten class met in the afternoons and focused on letters, counting, and learning about Egypt.

The 4-year old preschool class started the year with a unit on dinosaurs.

The 3-year old preschool class is a French Immersion class. They are learning body parts, weather, and emotions. They even play games in French.

August 2019 JLS Group Pictures


Grades 1-6
August 16, 2019
The required silly picture!
3-year old preschool
4 year old preschool and Kindergarten with Mrs. Penkoff
Kindergarten with Mrs. Hamm
Grades 1/2 with Mrs. Roettele and Mrs. Shinar
Grades 3/4 with Miss Dillenbeck
Grade 5/6 with Mrs. Lane

2019 Summer Reading Program Rewards


Our 2019 Summer reading challenge was to read a minimum of 900 minutes. Bronze level participants who read between 900-1,499 minutes during our school vacation (May 30-August 4) were rewarded a prize from the prize box. Silver level participants who read between 1,500-1,799 minutes earned a prize and a new book. Gold level participants read more than 1,800 minutes and earned a prize, a book, and a trip to Ci Gusta to have some ice cream.

Decisions…decisions! What kind of ice cream do I want…

So proud of our students for reading over 52,000 minutes this summer! Way to go!

First Day of August 2019 Joint Learning Session


Our first time getting lined up in our classroom lines.

Going over recess expectations…

Singing our welcome song…
“We’ve been waiting to you to come to this place
…if you’ve come from Dimako we’ve been waiting for you.
…if you’ve come from Mayos…
…if you’ve come from Mbuda…
…if you’ve come from America…
…if you’ve come from Canada…
…if you’ve come from Korea…
…wherever you’re from we’re so glad that you’ve come,
we’ve been waiting for you to come to this place.”
–Song by Tom Hunter

Pining Ceremony – Every student has a pin with their initials on it. We moved the pin from where they spent their summer to Yaounde – since we are all here for JLS.