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Good morning R.C. Waters!

Today is Monday, October 6, 2014




It’s “Word of the Month Monday!”   This is the first Monday in October and that means we have new words to explore…”courage” and “confidence” are the character traits we will discuss this month.  The definition of courage is “the strength to do something that is difficult.”  You have probably heard the word courage used when describing our military veterans, police officers, firefighters and ems personnel.  These individuals have the courage to enter dangerous and very serious situations knowing that their job will be difficult.  They do this because they want to help someone who is in need.  They have great courage.  


Joke of the Day selection


If you like coloring then this is the the week for you!  First up we have the Portage Fire District color contest - 2 winners will be selected from each kindergarten and first grade and 2 winners will be selected from the 2nd and 3rd grades.  But remember - all posters must be turned in by tomorrow, which is Tuesday.  Everyone has received the form for the Croghan Colonial Bank artwork display.  Turn in your color page by Thursday and then it will be hung up in the windows of the bank downtown for everyone to see during Apple Festival weekend!  You will be famous!  


Tomorrow is the Girl Scout meeting here at R.C. Waters for kindergarten and first grade girls.  If you would like to come to the meeting you must have an adult with you - mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, aunt or uncle - whomever you would like to bring!  That is tomorrow, Tuesday, after school.  


This is the 2nd week for Socktober and I thought I would share a few fun facts about socks...Socks were originally made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. In the 8th century, the Ancient Greeks wore socks from matted animal hair for warmth. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics.  The biggest  change in sock production was the introduction of nylon in 1938. Until then socks were commonly made from silk, cotton and wool. I cannot imagine wrapping animal hair around my feet to keep warm.  I could also not imagine not having a pair of socks to wear - I am very fortunate.  Thanks to the 3rd graders for putting on Socktober and helping those who need a pair of socks to get them     

Make the day great R.C. Waters!!