February 3, 2011
Gillispie girl scouts were on campus in force this week to collect donations for the worldwide service project Operation Thin Mint. They also sold cookies directly to Gillispie families. More than a dozen girls participated in making a group announcement about the events at last Friday's assemblies.
As usual, our campus is shining with art. Mrs. Walters recently completed multimedia pieces with Grade 1 students; the colorful works incorporated texture rubbings onto white paper, torn paper collage, vivid patterns made with oil pastel on black paper, and ink printing of each child's favorite word onto the finished piece. And don't miss the Grade 4 gourds on display in the front lobby and just outside Ms. Haas's Grade 4 classroom. These works relate directly to the grade's California history curriculum and incorporate woodburning, weaving, and beading.