7-12 Strings – Go to the following link for information about this evenings’ strings concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Pendery Center soundtrack-of-your-life
Reminder – Science Olympiad practice starts Tuesday October 11, 2016 for grades 6-9 afterschool until 5 pm in Mr. Rensberger’s classroom.
Chris Grabenstein, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS and ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY as well as the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 Bestselling series I FUNNY, HOUSE OF ROBOTS, and TREASURE HUNTERS. Chris pronounces GRABENSTEIN! (It sounds like Frankenstein). Winner of all sorts of awards, Chris writes fast-paced and fun page-turners for children and adults. He’s also a playwright and screenwriter not to mention a former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. Sometimes he sleeps. Chris started writing a long time ago. When he was ten, Chris moved to Signal Mountain Tennessee and had some great teachers in Junior High School and at Chattanooga’s Notre Dame High School who told him he would “make a living as a writer one day.” He studied communications and theater at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville then moved to New York City with six suitcases, a typewriter, and very little money. For five years, he performed with some of the city’s top Improvisational Comedy troupes, making up scenes and songs on the spot in front of live audiences, just like they did on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” When not writing scripts for his friends to perform in the small Greenwich Village theatre (which was actually another basement) Chris also wrote for Jim Henson’s Muppets. In 1986, he and his college buddy Ronny Venable wrote a TV movie for CBS called The Christmas Gift. Chris also spent close to twenty years writing radio and television commercials for Burger King, Seven Up, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr Pepper, and many, many others. His first boss was a very talented advertising writer named James Patterson. Now they’re writing books together. His books for younger readers include THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS, ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, the I FUNNY series, the TREASURE HUNTERS series, the HOUSE OF ROBOTS series, the HAUNTED MYSTERY series, the RILEY MACK series, and a couple fun (and funny) e-books. Chris and his beautiful, beloved wife J.J. live in New York City with two cats (Parker & Phoebe Squeak) and a dog named Fred who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. Chris is currently visiting schools to discuss his newest book, Welcome to Wonderland. If you would like to order a copy of the book, go to the following link order-form-grabenstein
The Primary Schools Yankee Candle Fundraiser is here! Get your holiday shopping done early AND from the comfort of your home!! Select from a great assortment of candles, wrapping paper, gift sets and more!
Please help support WYOMING PRIMARY SCHOOLS by buying the quality, name-brand Yankee products that you already know and love. Funds help with a wide variety of programs and enrichment opportunities, technology items, musical instruments, P.E. equipment, library materials to enhance the learning experience for our students.
- For out of town family and friends, shop on-line at www.yankeefundraising.com
- Sale dates – September 30 – October 17
- Product pick-up – November 19 at Elm School
- Checks payable to: WYOMING PSA
Any questions, please contact the following people…
- Fundraising Chair: Michael Calloway – Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.637.7277
- Elm: Kim Dulin – email@example.com
- Hilltop: Sarah Greene – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vermont: Lynn Haid – email@example.com
Ski Club Info – Please see the attached flyer wyoskiclubflyerschool-2
Join the high school orchestras and middle school Fiddling Cowboys for our Electrify Your Strings! Concert, a music education phenomenon that FIRES UP students, teachers, and local communities. Mark Wood, a founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will work with the students to create a rock concert experience like you’ve never seen!
8th Grade Ads for Yearbook – 8th grade parents have the option of purchasing an ad dedicated to their child for the yearbook. The cost of an ad is $25.00. If you would like to purchase an ad, please go to: http://goo.gl/vFPxXw and follow the directions.
Please enclose these 2 items – photo (no digital) and check (no cash) made payable to Wyoming Board of Education, in an envelope marked “8th Grade Ad”. Parents traditionally choose an infant or preschool picture of their child. Please submit original photo. Photos will be returned by January. Turn into Mr. Rensberger. Deadline for submission is Friday, October 14, 2016 by 3:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! The yearbook staff has deadlines to meet. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Osborne via email firstname.lastname@example.org.