Fifth graders take off on space mission (from our print edition)

Fifth graders take off on space mission (from our print edition)

By Natalia Christian, Student Life Editor
June 19, 2017
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SUFFERN, N.Y. — Fifth grade students went to the exciting and educational Challenger Learning Center here. Every student had an extremely fun experience. All the students applied for a job on a space mission that required certain skills which they had to have in order to perform that job. Not...

Next stop: the red carpet (from our print edition)

Next stop: the red carpet (from our print edition)

By Gabby Ahitow and Matt Michailoff
June 19, 2017
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PELHAM — The fifth graders walked to the Pelham Picture House every week for several weeks to create their fifth grade graduation documentary. The tradition of making a fifth grade documentary started last year at Colonial. The project was run by Meredith Lobsinger, the director of all the camps...

At Colonial’s Heritage Day, kids learn about the places fellow students come from

At Colonial’s Heritage Day, kids learn about the places fellow students come from

By Claire Van-Praagh, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
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COLONIAL — The school is filled kids from all over the world, and the PTA wanted to celebrate that. On the evening of March 10, kids of all ages from Colonial School came to Pelham Middle School and shared their background, food, clothing, games and more. "Celebrating everyone's heritage and...

Fourth graders excited about upcoming field trip to play at Carnegie Hall

Fourth graders excited about upcoming field trip to play at Carnegie Hall

By Julia Findikyan, Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017
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COLONIAL — The fourth graders are about to take a field trip to Carnegie Hall and many are excited. Sabine Bushong said she's looking forward to the trip because "we'll get to play recorders in front of a lot of people." She said she loves recorder and playing for people. "I've never been...

Fifth graders have mixed emotions about leaving Colonial in a few months

Fifth graders have mixed emotions about leaving Colonial in a few months

By Laura Shelton and Emily Rackley
March 14, 2017
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FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS— When it comes to schooL, many kids never want to see the place again once they leave. The fifth graders are preparing to leave for good the school that many have attended for six years. Will that look back? Some fifth graders say they will miss Colonial, while many are...

Fifth graders like current events because they learn about world, views are respected

Fifth graders like current events because they learn about world, views are respected

By Matt Michailoff, Student Life Editor
March 10, 2017
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CLASSROOM 5MO — There are mystery states, newsela.com articles and students' perspectives on news articles on different topics. This is current events class. It is part of the rotating system of classes. Students have different perspectives about the class. Some think it's a great way to learn,...

Third Grade visits Pelham Palace to get taste of China

Third Grade visits Pelham Palace to get taste of China

By Kira Findikyan and Skyler Austin
March 10, 2017
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PELHAM—The third graders of Colonial recently paid a visit to Pelham's Chinese and Japanese restaurant, Pelham Palace. There, they tried different kinds of food, including dumplings, rice, rolls, noodles and broccoli with chicken. They learned how another culture eats different foods and lives...

Literary Magazine’s new contest is superheroes for seasons; here are winter semi-finalists

Literary Magazine’s new contest is superheroes for seasons; here are winter semi-finalists

By Gabby Ahitow, Literary Magazine Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Literary Magazine, Student Life, Top Stories

The Literary Magazine's editors have started a  new challenge for you to enjoy. Grades 1 through 5 will participate in a challenge to create a superhero for the season. Each season, the editors will pick one superhero designed by one of Colonial's students. Below are the semi-finalists for winter....

DARE program begins teaching fifth graders how to stay away from drugs

DARE program begins teaching fifth graders how to stay away from drugs

By Elio Pietranico, News Editor
February 9, 2017
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PELHAM — Pelham Police Officer Brian Hendrie is going to the fifth graders in all four elementary schools to teach them about DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). The program is 10 weeks long. Officer Hendrie comes to each class once a week. In the DARE program, Officer Hendrie teaches kids...

24 Club begins practicing math game under guidance of Mr. Martucci

24 Club begins practicing math game under guidance of Mr. Martucci

January 31, 2017
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COLONIAL — The 24 Club run by Mr. Ron Martucci (a 24 card lover) is up and running again. The 24 Club is a club where students learn how to solve cards that have four numbers and they must do computations using each number to get to 24. In the club, fourth and fifth graders face off in competitions...

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