Small Town Times

. . Small Town Times K-6 Students have a Fun Time at State Fair The “PINK” issue Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield, NE 68852-0167 Phone: 308-446-2244 Student Editors: Rachel Snow Justine Pickar Emilee Sweley Newsletter Advisor: Mrs. Nikia Hunt nikia.hunt@litchfieldps.org Inside this Issue 1 K-6 State Fair Fieldtrip 2 3 5 6 October Events October Recipes Foreign Exchange Students New Teacher News State Fair Cup Stacking 7 8 9 10 Name Your Car Day 11 Tractor Pulling Champion New School Board Member 12 School Board Minutes 13 General Funds Superintendent’s Report 15 16 18 20 21 Principal/AD’s Report 9/11 Memorialized Art Field Trip to Halsey LPS Connection Counselor’s Corner Litchfield Laughs Lunch Menu Activities/Events Calendar By: Rachel Snow Once again this year (on Tuesday, September 1st) the elementary (K-6) were bussed down to Grand Island for a fun-filled day at the State Fair. Their day was packed with numerous shows, exhibits, and attractions. They were split into groups- the Kindergarteners, 1st, and 2nd graders were in one group, and the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders were in the second group. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd started off their day with team sorting, where riders on horseback tried to round up cows with certain numbers into pens with corresponding numbers. After team sorting, the group watched the elephant show; they got to see the elephants perform different tricks, including standing up, dancing to music, and picking up people with their trunks. The students even got to see how the elephants lay down to go to sleep. Dawson Skrdla and Jimmy Fletcher got to feed an elephant an apple. After the elephant show, the group watched a rescued dog Frisbee show. Lawrence and his assistant Jolie and three dogs: Mars, Flash, and Galaxy (called the Disc-Connected-K9s) performed tricks. The dogs would jump in the air and over people to catch the thrown Frisbee. Next, the group watched the BMX Bikes as they performed numerous tricks that Malynn Boyles said “were so, so awesome!” The group then had a lunch of sandwiches, fresh fruits, and veggies. After lunch, they attended Melody. When they asked for volunteers, Caydence Feldman and Kamden Barker volunteered but sadly were not picked. The students had to the follow the “lead guy.” The dancing was “fun and really silly,” according to Topanga Boyles. The group’s next stop was the Nebraska Building. They saw “a giant pivot with awesome lights on it,” but the highlight (according to the students) was that they got milk and cookies. They stopped off to visit the petting zoo, where they saw a bison, a porcupine, a tortoise, a longhorn, camels, horses, goats, pigs, kangaroos, and many other animals. They even got to see a “zedonk” that was, according to Kegan Richie, “fast, but NOT as fast as a cheetah!” Ida Gross’s favorite part of the fair was seeing a real-life zebra! 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students started their day off with the Nebraska Building. Story continued page 2… 1 Issue 1-1 Page October 2015