By: Gianna B. and Leyna J.
Have you heard about Asa Packer's Art's Day? It's one of the best days of the year! On this day in May, artists with all different talents come to our school to do amazing activities with us. Students were able to do many things including paint, cut glass, dance, do martial arts, color, and play music! Before all the individual artists' sessions, the "Asa-Metricals" band, our school's own band made up of many talented staff members, performed for us! They played many great hits.
This year, students could apply to work with the Art's Day committee to create signs, assist artists, and help Ms. Esposito, Mrs. Neiman, and Mrs. Liscko prepare for the big day. A HUGE thank you to them and to all the volunteers who made Art's Day an awesome time for everyone!
This year, Earth Day was celebrated at Asa on Friday, April 20th. Students at Asa, in 3rd-5th grade celebrated by participating in fun activities all day! The teachers had different science experiments and crafts for the students to do, like recreating a storm, cleaning an oil spill, and designing Earths with paper. Gianna B. says her favorite part of Earth Day was planting sunflowers with Mrs. Scomillio, and Addison G. “liked that even the ones that weren’t experiments had a lesson about taking care of the Earth”. Students from Liberty High School even came back to Asa to help clean up around our school and assist with our activities. Celebrating Earth Day was amazing!
2nd grade Heroes
Ms. Esposito runs the Boston Marathon
By: Brady F. and Addison G.
Asa's very own art teacher, Ms. Esposito, ran in the Boston Marathon on April 18th. All of us are so proud of her!!! We asked her a few questions about the race.
Q: How did she prepare?
A: She began training right after Thanksgiving. Her highest mileage week was 48 miles!
Q: Did she have a trainer?
A: She did not have a trainer, but she used programs and online resources. She also asked many other people who had run the Marathon before.
Q: What was her favorite part?
A: Her favorite part was just qualifying to be in the race and experiencing it with the other runners. She was also very excited to see her family cheering at mile 24.
Q: Does she think she will run it again?
A: She is planning to go again next year and is already qualified. Her friends who also like to run are qualifying and planning to join her.
Asa Packer is so proud of you, Ms. Esposito!!!!
By: Ella S. and Addison G.
By: Lillie N. and Addison W.
4th and 5th graders performed their drama club play on April 19, 2018. They had a great time performing Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, a play based on Rumpelstiltskin and his daughter written by Mrs. Peters. The set design team painted backdrops and made props, and stage crew helped with microphones, music, and lights. The play was a great success after many hours of hard work and practicing. Every student had a great time while performing and all of the other students and parents at Asa Packer enjoyed the performance. Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter contained about sixteen scenes. On May 10th, the cast, set design, and stage crew celebrated their hard work during a cast party by watching their performance!
By: Ella S. and Addison G.
Game night was a fun night when families, friends, and fun were all together in one place! Families came and brought a game for everyone to play. Teachers also provided games like Twister and Headbandz! Mrs. Foster was kind enough to make delicious homemade popcorn for everybody! Thank you, Mrs. Foster!! Jonah M., in first grade, said his favorite part was being able to see his friends. Abby S., a fifth grader, said she loves how fun and enjoyable Game Night is. It was very fun - a real success!