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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

posted by Brian Herman   [ updated ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 163rd day of school, Thursday, May 25th, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 78 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Sing Out Day - Open up your vocal chords and sing out loud from your heart on Sing Out Day.

On This Day in History:

in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

The Earth's surface is supported by a complex group of plates. These plates are found in the Earth's crust and upper mantle layer. Scientists believe there are 15 major plates which move in a system called plate tectonics.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

Again, this week we are reviewing our SOAR expectations, and when we understand that these expectations are in place to help guide you and when we follow these expectations, we will become more successful students and people.

Lionel Messi, an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team, said, "You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."

Pledge: 

And today, we have __________________ from Mr. Hernandez's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want all of our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

posted May 23, 2017, 10:24 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 162nd day of school, Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 78 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Scavenger Hunt Day - an annual celebration of the popular party game called scavenger hunt.

On This Day in History:

The Brooklyn Bridge opens - After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

The oldest living tree in the world is in California, and is around 4,843 years old.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

Yesterday, we discussed our four Farr Falcon expectations. Did you remember them? That's right, Stay Safe, Own our School, Act Responsibly, and Respect Everyone. Were you able to give your friends or teachers examples of each expectation? Well tomorrow and the next few days, we'll continue to review the Farr expectations, and remember Falcons soar, so soar today!

Les Brown, an American speaker and author, wrote, "Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you."

Pledge: 

And today, we have Alexis Martinez from Mr. Hernandez's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want all of our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

posted May 22, 2017, 8:52 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 23, 2017, 7:47 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 161st day of school, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 82 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

NATIONAL TAFFY DAY - May 23rd was made for mouth-watering deliciousness. It’s National Taffy Day! Taffy candy has been made and sold for many years and has become a favorite souvenir of many vacationers, so make sure to get some taffy today.

On This Day in History:

in 1915, Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering World War I on the side of the Allies—Britain, France and Russia.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

Humans continue to destroy forests. So far, we have cleared or destroyed 80% of the world’s forests.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

Today, we are going to continue to review our four expectations. Do you remember what they are? Can you give an example or talk about what they are with your classmates or your teachers? Please discuss these expectations with your teachers and your classmates.

Lebron James, professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and quite possibly the greatest player in the world right now, said, "You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you learn to succeed."

Pledge: 

And today, we have _________________ from Mr. Hernandez's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want all of our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

posted May 20, 2017, 2:20 PM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 22, 2017, 7:56 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 160th day of school, Monday, May 22nd, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 85 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Buy a Musical Instrument Day - take the first step towards fulfilling your dreams and go and buy yourself a musical instrument because it is Buy a Musical Instrument Day.

On This Day in History:

in 1843 A massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the “Great Emigration,” the expedition came two years after the first modest party of settlers made the long, overland journey to Oregon.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

The population of the world is over seven billion right now and is estimated to reach eight billion by 2025.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

This year, you learned about what it means to be a good Falcon and for the next few weeks we will review S.O.A.R. and what it means to Stay Safe at School, Own Our School, Act Responsibly, And Respect Everyone. And remember SOAR is what Falcons do, so make sure to SOAR today.

Langston Hughes, an American poet, social activist, and novelist, wrote, "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

Pledge: 

And today, we have _________________ from Mr. Hernandez's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want all of our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Friday, May 19th, 2017

posted May 18, 2017, 11:39 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 19, 2017, 8:01 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 159th day of school, Friday, May 19th, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 85 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Pizza Party Day - Mark my words, the third Friday of May will soon become your favorite holiday of the year. Why, you ask? Because it's Pizza Party Day!

On This Day in History:

Abraham Lincoln, a one-time U.S. representative from Illinois, is nominated for the U.S. presidency by the Republican National Convention meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

97% of water on the planet is salty and not usable. 2% is frozen. That leaves us with just 1% of usable water!

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

This week we discussed what it means to respect others. Please discuss the importance of respect with your teachers and your classmates.

Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League, wrote, "Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."

Pledge: 

And today, we have Diana Ramirez from Mrs. Perkin's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

A big shout out to all of our students who have been able to come to school everyday and on time, so far we have 46 students with perfect attendance, and we are going to make sure that YOU get something special.  After ELD will the following students, please make your way to the MPR:  read names   And Remember to please come after ELD!

And...remember if you mis school, you miss out. 

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

posted May 17, 2017, 8:21 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 18, 2017, 8:02 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 156th day of school, Wednesday, May 18th, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of about 76 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

No Dirty Dishes Day - a day you could celebrate by either not washing any dirty dishes or by washing all the dishes you can!

On This Day in History:

Brown v. Board of Ed is decided - In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

We cut down around 27,000 trees every day to make toilet paper!

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

Respecting others is also important at the cafeteria, the computer Lab, and in the Library. When we are respectful in these places, we can listen to important instructions so that we do the right thing and don't get lost, we allow others to eat peacefully, so that they feel better, and we are able check-in and out books quickly so other classes can come in.

Joyce Meyer, a lecturer, author, and speaker, said, "You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind."

Pledge: 

And today, we have Yousef Sediqi Mrs. Perkin's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want all of our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

posted May 16, 2017, 8:48 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 17, 2017, 8:01 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 156th day of school, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.  The forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of about 65 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Pack Rat Day - This holiday encourages people to do some late spring-cleaning and to make space for newer, more useful things in their lives.

On This Day in History:

in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

The average time it takes for plastic to decompose is 450 years. Glass takes 4,000 years!

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

As we continue to talk about respecting others, we need to make sure that we do this in the hallways, at assemblies, in our communities, and at home. For example, if we are walking in the hallways, we need to make sure that we are quiet and thoughtful of the classes in session. Again, when we are respectful of others and think about others, we feel good about ourselves and when we feel good about ourselves, we work harder and do better in school.

Kevin Hart, an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer, said, "Laughter heals all wounds, and that's one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you're going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing."

Pledge: 

And today, we have Alexa Gallegos Mrs. Perkin's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want all of our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 8:48 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 16, 2017, 8:02 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 155th day of school, Monday, May 16th, 2017.  The forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of about 63 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

NATIONAL BIOGRAPHER’S DAY - National Biographer’s Day commemorates the anniversary of the first meeting of Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell in London, England on May 16, 1763, and honors all biographers.

On This Day in History:

in 1941 Joe DiMaggio begins his historic major league baseball hitting streak of 56 games.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

Scientists estimate that over 900 million tons of rain fall every minute of the day on Earth.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

This week we will review respecting others and as we review, we need to remember that we do respect others while in our classrooms, while using the restrooms, and at recess; and if we are respectful of others in these areas, there will be fewer problems and we will feel better about being at school.

John Wooden, an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood, said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

Pledge: 

And today, we have Rossman Ortega Mrs. Perkin's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

A big shout out to Farr's STEAM Team who competed, for the first time ever, in the San Diego County Science Field Day competition in Lakeside this weekend.  Our 5th graders went up against 6th graders, 65 schools, schools with multiple teams, schools with individual coaches for each of the 15 events, AND OUR FARR FALCONS SOARED! Farr's STEAM Team placed in 6 of the 15 events! A big thank you to Mrs. Wood, who worked hard to make sure that each student was ready to do well in their perspective event; and great job to all of our competitors!  

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Monday, May 15th, 2017

posted May 14, 2017, 7:47 PM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 14, 2017, 7:57 PM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 154th day of school, Monday, May 15th, 2017.  The forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of about 71 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Chocolate Chip Day - a day to celebrate the tiny morsels of chocolate that make any dessert even better.

On This Day in History:

in 1804 one year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

Scientists estimate that over 900 million tons of rain fall every minute of the day on Earth.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

This week we will be reviewing how to respect everyone in our school, in our community, and at home. Think back and try to remember what we talked about in regard to respect just a few months ago, and think about why it is important to respect others.

John Wooden, an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood, said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

Pledge: 

And today, we have _________________________ Mrs. Perkin's class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

A big shout out to Farr's STEAM Team who competed, for the first time ever, in the San Diego County Science Field Day this weekend.  Our 5th graders went up against 6th graders, 65 schools, schools with multiple teams, schools with individual coaches for each of the 15 events, AND OUR FARR FALCONS SOARED! Farr's STEAM Team placed in 6 of the 15 events! A big thank you to Mrs. Wood, who worked hard to make sure that each student was ready to do well in their perspective event.  Well done Farr STEAM Team!

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

Friday, May 12th, 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 7:40 AM by Brian Herman   [ updated May 12, 2017, 8:02 AM ]

Good Morning Farr Falcons!

This is Mr. Herman and today is the 153rd day of school, Friday, May 12th, 2017.  The forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of about 71 degrees.  

Announcements:

Today is...

Limerick Day - It is a holiday that encourages people to read and write limericks, a genre of humorous poetry that first originated in England in the 18th century.

On This Day in History:

in 1984 after 22 years of imprisonment for his political activism in South Africa, Nelson Mandela is set free and soon becomes president of his country.

Here's Your Science Fact for Today:

Rain is made from water vapor in the air. The water vapor collects small air particles like dust and additional water vapor to make clouds. When the drops of water in the cloud grow large enough, it falls as rain.

At Farr Avenue School, Falcon's S.O.A.R...

This week we talked about safe routes to school. Let's think back to what we talked about and discuss what we need to do to be safe when coming to school and leaving school.

John F. Kennedy, an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963, said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

Pledge: 

And today, we have Alexa Ramirez from Mrs. Moreno-Hall's  class to lead you in the pledge.  Now, please stand...Put your right hand over your heart, ready begin...

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 

Special Announcements

Please make sure that while you are in the office or library you are quiet and respectful of students taking MAP tests and SBAC exams.

Also remember to please stay out of planted and landscaped areas around school because we want our plants to grow!

Finally, remember to always stay safe on the playground, around our school, on your way to and from school.
 
Thank you for your attention to this morning's message, S.O.A.R. today, and remember to come to school every day and on time because when you miss school you miss out.

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