Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Upcoming Events

Robot Ruckus Spring Festival
Join us at AJW's Annual Spring Festival, Friday, April 17 from 4:00 to 7:00. Spread the word! Click here for more info.

CATCH Fact of the Month

Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. So make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.

AJW at Imagine Upstate Festival - April 4th
Imagine Upstate is a new festival for downtown Greenville that will celebrate all of the STEM and engineering education, companies and careers that are thriving in the Upstate. It runs from 10am – 6pm on Saturday, April 4th (day before Easter Sunday). AJ Whittenberg has a prime location at the festival. We will take over Wyche Pavilion (in Falls Park by the river, behind the Peace Center next to Larkins) for the entire day. AJW will showcase our force and motion engineering lesson with HOVERCRAFT! Children 12 and under can make their own hovercraft using recycled materials and can ride on one of three AJW hovercraft. Volunteers are desperately needed to work a 2-hour shift or more to welcome more than 1,000 expected “hovercraft pilots.” Please plan to join us on April 4th for the festival. Please contact Program Director Lynn Mann to volunteer (rlmann@greenville.k12.sc.us or 452 0512).

Tupelo Honey Partnership and Parent Program

Dear Parents,
   We have been adopted by Tupelo Honey Cafe as their elementary school partner. This means the restaurant does cooking demonstrations in some of our classrooms, focusing on where food comes from and how to eat healthy. The restaurant also stresses the importance of eating together at home.
In addition, Tupelo Honey donates its cookbooks and gift cards to be given each month in recognition of a teacher or school employee who is considered a Tupelo Honey Hero – going above and beyond for our students.
   The awards will now be determined by YOU and YOUR STUDENT with on-line voting each month. Here’s where you enter your vote:
www.tupelohoneycafe.com/voteforyourhero
   We appreciate ALL of our faculty and staff but this is an opportunity to recognize someone who goes the extra mile for our students.
   Thank you for taking the time to help us say “thank you!”

March Math & Science Connections
Please click here for fun math and science activities.

Congratulations Cannon Jackson!

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As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles in schools across the nation, Tupelo Honey Cafe partnered with A.J. Whittenberg  Elementary to sponsor a series of cooking demonstrations and a special recipe contest to encourage students and families to cook healthy at home.
The Tupelo Honey Cafe Healthy Lunchtime Recipe Contest challenged students at A.J. Whittenberg to submit recipes that are nutritious, tasty, economical and easy to prepare.
Tupelo Honey accepted recipes from students throughout the month of December and a panel of ten judges selected the winner in January. On February 3, 5th grader Cannon Jackson’s recipe “Popeye’s Omelet” was announced as the winner. Cannon was awarded a special prize package from Tupelo Honey Cafe which includes a field trip to Mill Village Farms for his class.
As a bonus, with the support of Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition services, Cannon’s recipe will be served in the A.J. Whittenberg cafeteria in the coming months. The top three recipes will be submitted for the 2015 Kids’ State Dinner and Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, an annual event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. In July 2014, A.J. Whittenberg student Julia Pascoe was selected to represent South Carolina at the third annual Kids’ State Dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C. Her winning recipe, “Carolina Chicken Chili,” has been added to the Greenville County Schools menu and will be served on an ongoing basis.The Kids' State Dinner is hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and sponsored by Epicurious, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AJW's Healthier Lunchtime Challenge
Joe Urban, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Greenville County Schools, was one of the judges for AJW's Healthier Lunchtime Challenge.  It was held on January 29th here at AJW. Mr. Urban was very impressed with the student recipes entered into the contest sponsored by Tupelo Honey and organized by Valerie Pascoe. Click on the link below or visit their twitter site  @schoolfoodrocks to view comments and pictures from Joe Urban.
https://www.facebook.com/gcsdFANS

Camp Invention at AJW

We inspire girls and boys to think BIG and imagine how they can change the world for the better one day! This one-of-a-kind weeklong experience connects science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities. The program allows students to learn about creative problem solving (and so much more!) in teams grouped by age.
July 13, 2015 - July 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For children entering grades 1st through 6th 
Visit www.campinvention.org  to signup. Click here to view flyer.

Register Your BI-LO BONUS CARD to Help AJW
Click here or the Bi-Lo link below to register your Bi-Lo Bonus Card to help AJW earn points which can be used toward materials for our school.


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Healthroom Message

In an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness at school, the school district would like to remind you of the following:

If you have questions concerning your student’s health, please contact your school nurse.  Thank you for your assistance in decreasing the spread of illness.

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