APS Express 10/7/2021
October 7, 2021
Mighty Mustangs 4-H
Did you know that our school has it's own 4-H club? Run by volunteers, Mrs. Haertling and Mrs. Boxdorfer, students meet after school on certain Fridays to participate in 4-H. The 4-H club year runs from October to September and culminates with showing our projects in the East Perry Fair.
Why should your child participate in 4-H? Kids build life skills by leading hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and, civic engagement – helping them to grow confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion. Adult mentors provide a positive environment where they learn by doing.
Our club includes one meeting a month run by student officers. 4‑H empowers young people to be true leaders. True leaders are young people who have confidence; know how to work well with others; can endure through challenges; and will stick with a job until it gets done. In 4‑H, we believe true leaders aren’t born – they’re grown.
One meeting a month is just for our youngest members, our Mini Mustangs. At this project meeting kindergarten - second grade students create a hands on project and learn all about 4-H values.
The other Fridays are project Fridays for our Mighty Mustangs. This year our students will get to choose between Arts and Crafts (a Mighty Mustang favorite), video making, and cooking. Mrs. Haertling and Mrs. Boxdorfer will be at every project meeting facilitating the students as they complete the projects themselves.
We believe that 4-H makes a difference in our students' lives. More young people need the kind of hands-on, youth-led experiences that 4‑H programs provide. Experiences where they learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas and use their influence to drive positive outcomes. Adult mentors provide guidance, ask questions, share learnings and encourage.
More information about this year's club will be coming home soon! Please enjoy this small selection of student projects from the 2020-2021 4-H Year!
Benefits of 4-H. 4-H.org. (2021, January 14). Retrieved October 7, 2021, from https://4-h.org/parents/benefits/.
This Week's Featured Art & Student Work
October 8 - Book Fair (3-5:30 pm / APS Gym)
October 14 - Board Meeting (6:30 pm)
October 22 - End of 1st Quarter
October 27-28 - Parent Teacher Conferences
October 28 - Halloween Parties in classrooms
October 29 - No School
Getting Ready for Halloween
October School Board Meeting
Book Fair Tomorrow!
Mrs. Jennifer Fritsche
I hope this note finds you well! It sure is nice to see Fall around us again! The fields of plenty are just beautiful!
Besides myself growing academically, my own children have too. Grace, my oldest child who graduated from APS, will be graduating this December from SEMO with a Bachelors of Science in Corporate Communications. Claire, my second oldest who also graduated from APS, graduated from Perryville High School this past May. She is off to college working on her Bachelors of Science to be a Registered Nurse. Next, comes Jack who is a sophomore at Perryville High School, soon to get his driver's license in December. Then, Austin is a seventh grader, Lilly a fifth grader, and Ella is a second grader. Whooooo!
How fast time goes and grows! As Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”.