The View 38002 June/July 2014 | Page 13 theview theview June/July 2014 arlington elementary school Author Visits at AES SCHOOL NOTES By LeAn Inman, Librarian We have had such an amazing month with our visiting authors in the library. Non-fiction author of science and nature books for kids, Heather Montgomery, came to visit grades K-5 on Monday, April 21st and shared “I'm fascinated by bugs and rocks and things in nature that seem gross, but I wasn't always... Although I spent my childhood climbing trees, catching crabs and playing sports, I used to be petrified of spiders and did not like getting dirty. Now I let spiders crawl up my arm, paint my face with dirt and regularly dig through scat (you can learn lots from animal poop). Why am I now fascinated with creepy crawly things instead of petrified? Knowledge. The more you learn, the less you fear.” We especially loved her book called “Wild Discoveries: Wacky New Animals.” Then, on Wednesday, May 14, fiction author, David Sargent, Jr. brought Spike and the girls (his dogs) to visit with our K1st grade students. Sargent signed books and did a presentation in the cafeteria with the dogs. The kids enjoyed the dogs and Mr. Sargent very much. We were so very blessed to have 3 authors visit our school this year!! Thank you parents for your support of our annual fall bookfair. Those funds allow our kids to meet and experience authors at our school. Page 13 Caleb Littlejohn Receives TAG Scholarship 95th Annual Children’s Book Week Each year T A G , T enne ss ee Association fo r t he Gifted, o f f e r s scholarships t o Tennessee's gifted students for educational programs that provide enrichment, acceleration, or independent study. This year, Arlington ES student Caleb Littlejohn was a recipient of the TAG award. He received $500.00 that could be used toward any TAG program that he chooses to participate in. Children’s Book Week is a national event that brings young readers, authors and illustrators together to share the love of reading. To cap off Children’s Book Week, students at Arlington Elementary dressed like their favorite book character. Rain, muddy fields, and cold weather didn’t stop the students at Arlington Elementary from enjoying their field day on May 15, 2014. Each grade participated in races that had them moving and grooving and most of all working as a team. documentary with the subject: “Dream... Believe... Inspire..” Vic chose to tell about his aunt “Ka-Ka” who has Huntington's Disease and the inspiration he finds in her positive outlook and ability to have hope and enjoy life at whatever capacity she can. AES at the Redbirds The Arlington Elementary School Juggling team performed at the Redbirds game on Thursday night, May 15. They performed before the game on the field on stilts, with 5 or more balls, and while jumping rope. Then, third grader, Rebecca Latimer (right) did an amazing job singing the National Anthem to start the ballgame. AES was well represented at the Redbirds game. Shelby County Science Fair Winners Vic Resisnger Honored by State PTA V i c Reisinger’s f i l m documentary “Ka-Ka’s Inspiration” w a s submitted to Arlington Elementary School’s PTA, Reflections, Cultural Arts Contest. The documentary placed first at the local level, council (county) and won an award of merit in the video production category in the intermediate division (grades 3-5) at the state level. The task was to make a Two AES students received first place at the Shelby County Science Fair—Madison Powell for 4th Grade and Kayla Towe for 5th grade. Towe’s project, “Need A Helping Hand?” featured a robotic hand made out of drinking straws, string and a cardboard tube from a paper towel roll AES Raises Funds to Fight Cancer AES families and friends had a great time at Arlington's Relay for Life as “Team Mexico,” winning “Best Tent” and Coach Halford won the Ms. Relay Contest. Photo by Ashley Onsby In the Spotlight: Dennis Williams Dennis Williams has been a well-known and loved face at Arlington Elementary School for eight years. Even in the smallest daily tasks, M r . Williams’ dedication to AES never w e n t unnoticed. Rain, shine, sleet, or snow, Mr. Williams was steadfast in his efforts to provide a smooth running, safe environment for all. When asked what he will miss about Arlington Elementary, he responded.” I will miss the teachers and students. Arlington has become my family and I am very appreciative to have been here for the last eight years. “ Mr. Williams has not only helped the teachers, but also been very instrumental to the success of the students. Erick, a fifth