Hello Quest hornets! Today is National Pie day! The American Pie Council created this day simply to celebrate the pie. National Pie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. But most importantly, it's a day to eat pies! Did you know that pies are actually defined by their crusts? They are! There are filled pies or single crust pies, which are exactly what they sound like, there are also top crust pies, which are also known as cobblers and finally there are two crust pie, which has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell, and is my favorite. The first pies appeared around 9500 BC, in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age. Early pies were in the form of flat, round or freeform crusty cakes called galettes containing honey as a treat inside. Ancient Greeks are believed to have originated pie pastry. The Romans also made a plain pastry of flour, oil, and water to cover meats and fowls which were baked, thus keeping in the juices. The Pilgrim fathers and early settlers brought their pie recipes with them to America, adapting to the ingredients and techniques available to them in the New World. Their first pies were based on berries and fruits pointed out to them by the Native North Americans. Pies allowed colonial cooks to stretch ingredients and also used round shallow pans to literally "cut corners," and create a regional variation of shallow pie. Of course, the best way to celebrate national pie day would be to have a yummy piece of your favorite pie. However, you could also celebrate by baking some pies and giving them away to friends, neighbors, and relatives. You never know, you might be starting a tradition of pie giving between your friends and family. Happy national pie day!!
Don’t’ forget that the out of class policy is firmly in effect school wide. As a reminder, you have been granted 5 restroom/get a drink passes for the remainder of the block. Your passes are not to be used for anything else other than going to the restroom or getting a drink of water. You will be responsible for keeping your passes, if you do not have your pass list, you will not be permitted to leave the room and you will not be issues another one. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this, please see an administrator in between classes, at lunch or after school.
Remember, that the AIMS workshops are back underway. Today, during 4th hour join Ms. Zundel in room 5 for the Reading Workshop. Then, tomorrow come in to catch up on the ones you may have missed, math 1st hour, reading 2nd hour and writing 3rd hour. Remember, when you attend 80% or more of the workshops AND pass your AIMS, you will receive that fancy chrome book. So, mark your calendars and plan on being there!
Hopefully you’ve been able to get your student ID. Because, as a reminder, you have to have your student ID to receive a bus pass. Students that DO have their student ID will be served first. Anybody without an ID will have to wait. If you don’t have a School ID, let the office know and they will get you taken care of.
Also, you guys are doing great at getting yourselves to your 3rd hour on time. Remember, the student store will open at 11:45 at that first bell and close at the second bell. You must be in your classroom by the third bell, because your teachers will be locking the door. If you are not in your seat by that third bell, you will not be permitted into class and you will have to leave campus. So, be quick, take care of business and get yourself into class!!
Also, remember that if you are a graduating senior and you are thinking about taking the SAT’s you need to see mrs. Rodriguez. She will be the one who can help you get more information on testing dates and prep.
Okay Hornets, we have gotten an update on the penny boxes. As of Tuesday, ms. Bull winning with a whopping $10.94 in her box! That is AWESOME! Great job ms. Bull’s 2nd hour, you guys really have the giving spirit! However, we are now changing things up a bit. The boxes are still in your classrooms and key club still wants you to continue to donate those pennies. But, now you can undo another classes progress!! All you need to do is add silver change in to any classrooms box! It’s that easy. So, if we wanted to kill Ms. Bull’s lead you would add quarters, dimes and nickels to her classroom box. The total silver in her box will then be SUBTRACTED from her total next week! But wait there’s more! If you suspect that your classroom is the target of lots of silver, then pop a couple dollar bills in there. Each dollar will count as 100 and will go a long way in undoing those silver coins! Lets see how we can do this week! Key club will count up the totals again on Tuesday and get us an update for Wednesday morning! So hornets, get out there and donate!!!
And finally, for lunch we are serving orange chicken with brown rice, cucumbers and pineapple chunks! Sounds delicious! Make sure to get some food and fuel that brain for learning!
That is all for today! Have a GREAT day, or don’t…..but remember, the choice is yours!