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500 Doyle Road
Osteen, Florida 32764

    Coach's Corner

    As the holiday season approaches, often times we are surrounded by lots of extra food and treats. It is easy to gain weight and feel sluggish from overeating treats. During this holiday season, try to make good choices when eating and snacking. Look for healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables, and give them a try when they are offered to you. It is certainly ok to eat a few sweet treats this holiday season, just try not to overdo it!
    Remember to keep active over the holiday break. Your body needs exercise to strengthen your muscles and improve your endurance, balance, and agility. For two weeks, during the holiday break, you will not be going to recess or PE. It is up to you to get yourself up and moving! Go for a bike ride, play tag, go for a walk, or practice for your favorite sport. It really doesn’t matter which activity you choose, as long as you choose to move for at least an hour every day.

    Enjoy a healthy, fun, and active holiday season!

    Music Notes 

    Congratulations to our 5th Grade students on their outstanding “Tribute to our Heroes and Veterans” and to our Kindergarteners on their precious performance for Thanksgiving during the month of November!

    Kindergarten students will be Christmas Caroling through the Osteen Elementary School halls the last week of school!  Parents, you are more than welcome to come and join us!
    The Bronco Chorale will go Christmas Caroling at a local nursing home this month.  In addition, our chorus will sing at “Light Up Osteen”, and will march and ride in the Deltona Christmas Parade! 
    1st Graders are diligently preparing for the annual performance of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! The performance will be held in the MPR on Friday, December 14th at 8:30 am. More information to follow from your teachers!

    More information will head your way soon to inform you of the details of each exciting event this month!

    Heather B. LeFils

    Experiencing Art 

    The children in Grades K and 1 have been learning about Surrealism Art. Focusing on artists such as Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali.  One of our favorite pieces is the “Persistence of Memory” by Dali. 
    We are creating clocks with moving hands, numbers, and colorful faces.  Most of the children can tell time to the hour and skip count by 5’s with assistance.  The plan is to finish this unit before the winter break.   

    Grades 2-5       
    The children in Grades 2 through 5 are also studying Surrealism Art and Salvador Dali.   
    Surrealism Art can be summed up as a dreamlike state, where things look real, but maybe twisted, bent, enlarged, or distorted. The children are learning the difference between analog and digital timepieces, as well as creating a surrealistic clock of their own.    
    Art Assessment: Students are assessed in three areas of Art for an overall grade.
      * skills                                                            * content                                         * effort and behavior      
    The personal development section on the report card will reflect good choices made in Art.  A 2 or 3 may impact status such as honor roll.  
    AFTERSCHOOL CERAMICS: The afterschool Ceramics Class runs for 6 Thursdays from 2:05-3: 05 pm
    Session I      “completed” 
    Session II grades    2 & 3   Dec. 6 - Jan. 31 
    Session III grades  K & 1  Feb. 7 - Mar.14  
    One week prior to each session flyers will be distributed to the children. There are only 30 students in each session. Please return forms promptly to reserve a seat in the class.