44 x March 16 - April 5, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 43 reward. Parental volunteers Bonnie Dooley, Teri Murray, Cynthia Royal, Holly Vichi and Nesha Zeigler helped distribute the sweets. n SunRidge Middle SunRidge Middle’s book club members will participate in a Battle of the Books this month. The team meets once a week to discuss books and answer questions about the current list of books that have been nominated for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award. During the Battle of the Books, the students must demonstrate their abilities and knowledge about the books they’ve read. SRMS’s team is led by media specialist Judith Moody. SunRidge Middle book club leader and media specialist Judith Moody, Principal Patricia Bowen-Painter, and staff members support book club members as they prepare for the upcoming Battle of the Books. n Et Al Florida teachers were invited to attend the Handwriting Without Tears workshop on the hot topic of cursive. The workshop was very visual, having educators out of their seats singing, dancing and banging wooden sticks. It taught them how to instruct a simple, efficient handwriting technique in the classroom. Studies have shown that learning cursive improves brain development in areas of the brain involved in thinking, language and working memory. The workshop was split into two days, one for pre-K and one for grades K-5. The pre-K workshop mimicked a puppet and clanged wood pieces to learn handwriting. The older group included novel ways to teach and write cursive. are chosen on a state-representational basis. They are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. As a finalist, Jessica is eligible to win a Merit Scholarship award. Recipients of the award are chosen based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool students enjoyed a party on Valentine’s Day. The children Jessica Meena, a senior at The First Academy, was named a National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. Finalists must meet high academic standards after being selected as a semifinalist. Semifinalists (L. to r.) Asher Phan, Kyle Hilgendorf, Colin Herbert, Logan Miller, Kevin Lubel and Jeremiah Morgan in Angel Alexander’s 4-year-olds class at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool decorate hats for Valentine’s Day. got crafty by making hats and decorating handmade valentines. They also indulged in special treats. The First Academy Principal Garry Sullivan (left) congratulates senior Jessica Meena for becoming a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x March 16 - April 5, 2017 x 45 (L. to r.) Joshua Hetz, Rori O’Rourke, Landon Prince, Zoey Dean and David Robrahn in Angel Alexander’s 4-year-olds class at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool decorate hats for Valentine’s Day. The Crenshaw School students don the school’s purple and gold colors for Spirit Day. themes for each day of the week. ‘Murica Monday started the week with students dressing in red, white and blue. Classy Tuesday let everyone show off their most dapper and sophisticated outfits. Wacky Wednesday brought out the wackiest of wardrobes. Throwback Thursday had people dressing in clothes from all different decades. And, for Spirit Day on Friday, the dress was purple and gold in support of the school. Although we try to ensure that all information presented above is the most current, correct and dependable available, we do rely on others for the source of our news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and Kearney Publishing Corp. cannot be held responsible for the validity of the information presented here, nor does mentioning it constitute an endorsement. School News is welcome and may be mailed to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or emailed to Lauren@kearneypublishing.com. ª (L. to r.) Sophia Pincura, Victoria Young-Cronembold, Parker Coronel, Hudson Baulblit, Declan Bogart and Ashton Upkins in Saleemah Williams’ 4-year-olds class at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool create valentines. The Crenshaw School recently held a Spirit Week, during which students and teachers joined in the fun by dressing according to special Because Everything During Spirit Week, students at The Crenshaw School display their patriotic pride for ‘Murica Monday. 50 Dr.Phillips 8081 Turkey Lake Rd Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819 Whole Foods Plaza (407) 354-3689 M-F 8a-10p | S 8a-8p | Su 10a-8p MM#21942