Letter from the Co-Presidents – march 2022

Key Upcoming Dates: April 5: PTO Social at the Social April 6: Community Conversation: Newton METCO Presentation 7pm April 15: Good Friday (No School) April 18-22: April Recess _____________________________________________________________________________ Dear Underwood Families, Thank you for making the 2022 Underwood Online Auction a smashing success! The auction raised over $10,000, which will cover nearly the entire Creative Arts & Sciences (CAS) budget for this year. Thank you not only to the generous business who provided items, but to Julie Chrzan, Jared and Tess Leeds, Victoria Peake, the Abram, Curran, Dao, Davis, Morgan, and Peterson families, and our Underwood staff for generously donating items and events to help make the auction a success!  Speaking of CAS, all Underwood students will experience three enrichment programs this spring, including Authorfest on April 12th. All grades will have an author visit the classroom in person READ MORE

AuthorFest 2022

AuthorFest is back for Spring 2022! We are so excited that Underwood and CASC will host these amazing experiences for our students this year. Kindergarten – Science Discovery Museum: Bubbles!  May 25– David Zucker: Poetry in Motion; Outside, with 1st grade!  April 26 (rain date April 28)– AuthorFest: Emilie Boon (visiting 5/18 instead of 4/12) 1st Grade – Drumlin Farm: Wild Adaptations; late spring; outside (pending)– David Zucker: Poetry in Motion; Outside, with 1st grade!  April 26 (rain date April 28) – AuthorFest: Juana Medina, April 12 2nd Grade – Shaw Pong Liu: The Middle Kingdom through Music and Story; Jan-April; virtual (pending)– Joe and Vida Galeota: Day in Ghana; April-June; outside (pending)– AuthorFest: Juana Medina, April 12 3rd Grade– Annawon Weeden: First Light Fun; Outside, May 27– Techsploration: Structures; Outside, June 9– AuthorFest: Grace Lin (virtual), April 12 4th Grade – Science Discovery Center: Rocks and Minerals, May 18– Origamido;  virtual, being rescheduled from READ MORE

Creative Arts & Sciences: Eyes On Owls Recap

It was Owl day in 5th grade on Tuesday, November 19th. Eyes On Owls brought some of their lovelies to spend the morning with us at Underwood. Children were face to face with different species of Owls where they learned calls and habits unique to these birds of prey. Learning more about local wildlife helps students connect to the world around them.

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Creative Arts & Sciences: Kindergarten Bubbles Workshop Recap

On Wednesday, November 13, the Kindergarten classes hosted the Discovery Museum’s Bubbles Workshop. Students had the chance to explore the science of bubbles answering questions such as: How long does a bubble really last? What color is a bubble? What shape is a bubble? Can you predict when a bubble will pop? Students watched a bubbles demonstration followed by hands-on learning – blowing, stretching, poking and popping bubbles. They learned that bubbles are made of a combination of soap, water and air, bubbles are transparent, no matter how you blow bubbles they are always a sphere, and much more! Ms. Fucarile’s Class Mr. Solof’s Class Learn More About Creative Arts & Sciences (CAS)