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Tricky Tray 2019 Exciting News!

Friday, March 8, 2019

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM


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Robotics Team Wins Project Award!

Congratulations Panther Power! With an exemplary rubric, the team won the Project award. They designed the "Tube-Brush 1159" - a tooth brush system that will cut the astronauts steps from 26 - 9 steps when brushing their teeth. Here are the details on their innovation in their own words: Problem This year the topic is Into Orbit. The group had to choose a problem. They researched various problems that astronauts have in space. In the end, they decided to solve this problem. Astronauts have a hard time brushing their teeth in space. They have 26 steps to brushing their teeth. If they don’t do them correctly, it could be dangerous. All the particles of water and toothpaste can float away and get on important pieces of equipment, causing the equipment to get damaged or worse. Dr. Pelcher, a dental expert, talked to us about how brushing your teeth is important to an astronauts overall health, including heart, lungs, and mental. Our innovative solution is the Tube-brush 1159. This toothbrush does many things. Our Tube-brush 1159 includes 2 syringes. One has water and the other has toothpaste. They are connected by a thin clear tubing that goes up to the head of the brush. In the center of the brush head is the end of the clear tubing. The steps to brushing your teeth with the Tubebrush 1159 are: 1. Put the toothbrush in your mouth. 2. Push the syringe lever of water and toothpaste to your desired amount. 3. Brush your teeth. 4. Swallow or spit in a cloth the particles of toothbrush and water. 5. Repeat steps 2,3, and 4 as needed. 6. Take the toothbrush out of your mouth. 7. Reattach toothbrush to Velcro on wall. To help with this project, the team interviewed experts: Trent Seelig, an astrophysicist, our own Dr. Pelcher, a dentist, Christine Collins from NASA, Michael Nitzsche, an alumni Team member who had an internship with NASA and Dr. Marcy Pasternak a psychologist.

New MakerSpace Room Provides Challenges for Academy Students

The newly created MakerSpace room located near the library and art rooms is a colorful room filled with all kinds of building materials. This room was "created" during the summer (with the hard work of Mr. Cruz, Fr. Johan and Mr. Castillo)  and will be a place where our younger students will work together using the engineering design process to build objects to solve problems. This is all part of our STEAM integration in the curriculum and it's a whole lot of fun! In addition to building materials like wooden blocks, cardboard, and plastic containers, there are also Amazon Fire HD tablets for programming BB-8 Sphero robots. Students will also be challenged with Little Bits Student kits that teach simple circuity.

Book Fair Grand Event Coming Soon!

Dear Parents and Families:

Grandparents and other loved ones are very important in children’s lives, and we are celebrating a day just for them. Our school’s Grand Event recognizes the important role this audience can play in a child’s education. Because learning to read is the most important skill a child can learn, we’ve scheduled a special time for grandparents and other loved ones to celebrate reading during our Scholastic Book Fair.

Book Fairs have always been about families and reading. We ask you to invite grand’s or other loved ones to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides an opportunity for them to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as reader’s means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

We hope your child’s grand’s will visit our school, find out what your grand student is learning, and celebrate with us.

Grand Event Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Grand Event Time: 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

Location: The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Gym – Grand’s will begin with a Continental Breakfast, followed by a craft with their loved one and then a trip to the Book Fair.