Family Fun Night
On February 25th Sumner's PU4K held an "I Love To Read" family night that was hosted by the 1st grade teachers. Parents and students listened to guest readers, did art projects and had a snack. At the end of the evening eveyone picked out a free book to take home.
Sumner students, staff and parents participated in WOW (Work Out Wednesday) on February 19th.
SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS
Sumner students participated in this year's Science Fair on January 29th. The following students won ribbons: Kaiah Gibson, Rosa Rivera, Thomas Zan, Thyna Nguyen, Rollando Rivera, Carrie Whiteaker, Aliew Alyab and Emma Haugen.
Congratulations to Sumner's Robotic Team! ongratulations to Sumner's Robotic Team! At the 2014 Rochester FLL Regional Tournament on January 11, the Sumner Stars Robotics Team was awarded 2nd place for the Robot Head-to-Head Performance in their division. The Head-to-Head competition is an robot performance competition conducted in elimination rounds.
Douglas Wood Visit
Author, illustrator, and musician Douglas Wood was a guest at Sumner on November 13th. He told stories, sang and read his books to the students. The students especially enjoyed singing with him and learning the "thinking" pose.
Sumner Elementary is proud to have been chosen as the program site for the new 2+2 program being offered here in Austin. Austin Public Schools, Riverland Community College and Winona State University have joined together to offer this program in which participants will earn an Associate in Arts degree through Riverland and a Bachelor of Science degree to teach in Elementary Education through WSU, all without leaving Austin. Teacher candidates in the program will work with the staff and students here at Sumner throughout their four years in the program.
KAAL-TV meteorologist Jim Peterson visited the Sumner elementary school First Lego Robotics team this week. The students are learning about how major weather events affect society. They then use a robot that they program themselves to complete missions and solve problems created by natural disasters.
The students were excited to ask lots of questions and show their visitor the missions they've trained their robot to complete. They've already programmed the robot to move to an area where a tree branch is threatening to fall on a power line and cut it safely from the tree without affecting the lines.
Sumner's robotics coaches are Brad Dahnert and Pat Graves.
WOW (Work Out Wednesday)
Wednesday, September 18th was Work Out Wednesday (WOW). All classes took time during the day to be physically active!
The third grade classes are enjoying the dictionaries that they received from Austin Rotary. Janet and Scott Anderson from the Rotary Club were here to give the dictionaries to the students.