Stefanie Dressler

It’s Elemental

An atom has protons and neutrons in its nucleus, and electrons zipping around the nucleus in orbits.

When protons, neutrons and electrons start combining in specific numbers, you have atoms with recognizable traits. For example, if you have eight protons, neutrons and electrons you have an oxygen (O) atom. If you have seven protons, neutrons and electrons you have a nitrogen (N) atom.

The term “element” is used to describe atoms with specific characteristics. There are almost 120 known elements, generally organized in the Periodic Table.

Mr. Loar’s 6-8 team science students used their names to identify elements to study in depth.

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Crazy Hats!

Linden Grove School’s monthly “Spirit Days” encourage students — and staff — to show their personal style by wearing their favorite fan gear, PJs, superhero apparel, etc.

October’s “Spirit Day” was Crazy Hat Day. Top hats, furry hats, whirly hats and more were worn by students and staff.

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Sampler offers insights into Programs, Supports

Linden Grove School’s annual Program Sampler offers parents insight into some of the specialized teaching methods, resources and therapies that help students achieve success.

The evening consists of 15-minute sessions on various topics, with multiple presentations during each session so parents can chose the presentations you want to attend based on your child’s strengths and challenges.

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