Newsletters & Happenings

  • What Color Is Your Air Today?

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 10/14/2019
     
    Kick Off of Our First Air Quality Flag How much pollution is in the air outside today? Our community can now find out by simply looking up. We will fly brightly colored flags to show how clean or polluted the air is each day. The flags correspond to the colors of the Air Quality Index. Students will soon be learning about all of the colored flags and what that means in terms of being active outdoors. Today we kicked off the program with a yellow flag which meant that the air quality was moderate. It was a good day to be active outside! Take it easier if you are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
     
     
     
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  • You Asked for It...Another Garden Helper Day Coming Up!

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 10/4/2019

    Front View of Cassidy Science Garden

    We have rescheduled the Science Garden Helper Day to Friday, October 11, at 3:30. The families that came to our last event on September 20th had a great time. Students asked to repeat the event more often and parents claimed it was therapeutic!

    Sign up to help here!

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  • Science Fair Handbook Request

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 10/3/2019

    Our Science Fair

    Cassidy Elementary is holding a Science Fair on January 16, 2020. All fourth graders are required to make and present a science project. All other students (kindergarten through fifth grades) are welcome to enter a project as well.

    If you would like for your K, 1, 2, 3, or 5th grade student to participate, you have 3 ways to get the information. You can request a handbook by using this form, pick one up at our Science Fair Information Night on October 22 from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., or you can print your own packet from Mrs. Fehr's Science Fair Web Page.

    This project is completed at home. Each part of the project is due by the specific deadline stated so that I can be sure that all safety measures are in place and proper safety forms are filled out prior to the start of experimentation.

    Packets will be delivered on or before Friday, October 25th, if requested.

    Please note that only the top 4th and 5th grade projects are eligible to go on to the district level competition which will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

    Science Fair Handbook Request Form

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  • Science Fair Info Night

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 10/3/2019

    New Date!

    The Science Fair at Cassidy Elementary is an exciting event that encourages students to learn to think like scientists.  The fair will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with an inclement weather date of Friday, January 17, 2019.  

    All fourth graders are required to make and present a science project. All other students (kindergarten through fifth grades) are welcome to enter a project as well. Please note that only top fourth and fifth grade projects are eligible to go on to the district level competition which will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

    Cassidy Families are invited to attend a Science Fair Info Night in the school library on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. There will be no child care available. Click here for a downloadable info sheet.

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  • Science Club Now Forming for 2019-2020

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 9/24/2019

    Trout Release

    Scientists and Engineers Empowering Kids (SEEK) Science Club with Sponsor: Mrs. Fehr   

    Application Due:   October 1

    Third through fifth graders are invited to apply to join the Science Club. Be on the lookout for a link to the Google Form from your student's teacher or click this link for the Science Club Application.

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  • Farm Fresh News Feature

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 9/17/2019

    Garden Showcase

    The September Farm 2 School newsletter highlights Farm 2 School happenings in Fayette County Schools. There are 2 versions of the newsletter- one in English and one in Spanish. This monthly newsletter is put together by the Fayette County Farm 2 School Council and includes a local item found on the lunch line in school cafeterias as well as information about a Kentucky farm and highlights of school gardens and wellness programs.

    Farm 2 School Newsletter - English Version

    Farm 2 School Newsletter - Spanish Version

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  • Forces are Everywhere!

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 9/11/2019

    Cassidy Science Garden

    Cassidy students were anxious to get out to the garden to search for evidence of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of objects. They are collecting qualitative data and making inferences about the contact force that caused the motion wheteher it be rain pushing pine needles over the storm drain, feet dragging mulch into the sidewalk, or wind blowing the top heavy sunflowers over the pathway. Through the observations students are starting to have even more great questions to explore about forces!

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  • Special Guest Greeting Students the First Week of School!

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 8/21/2019

    Special Guest!

    Cassidy Students were greeted by the Mad Scientist Minion hanging out behind the Science Lab Portable during the first week of school. Our special guest was used by Mrs. Fehr to discuss science lab safety with all grades. We observed how Mad Scientist Minion had on safety goggles while performing an experiment, closed-toed shoes which are best for exploring, and a lab coat. While we don't actually have lab coats to wear in the lab, we talked about wearing clothes that we don't mind possibly getting a bit messy on science lab days.

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  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 8/14/2019

    Welcome!

     Welcome back to the Science Lab! This is a place to ask questions, figure things out, and solve problems. You are allowed to think outside the box and make plenty of mistakes. Mistakes are proof that you are trying and that is how we learn! Each day we learn new things and realize that we each have a bit of awesomeness just waiting to be uncovered! We understand that when we all put our little bits of awesomeness together we can be a creative, unstoppable force! 

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  • Cassidy Travels the Radio Waves!

    Posted by Kristi Fehr on 7/19/2019

    Radio Station pic

    This past July, Kristi Fehr and Crystal Holland were guests on Lexington Community Radio, WLXU 93.9 FM, to speak about the week-long Teacher Environmental Academy they attended from July 8 through July 12th. Funded by the City of Lexington, this unique program equipped teachers with knowledge about the systems working behind the scenes in our city. As a science lab teacher, it will be exciting to find ways to bring the knowledge gained back into the classroom and our outdoor living lab. From seeing the process a plastic bottle goes through at the recycling center to visiting an active landfill to going to a solar farm, the 23 teachers involved were given the opportunity to ask questions of the people who help make our city work. You can read more here. If you would like to hear about ways that I see connections from the lessons learned at the academy to enviromental activities going on at Cassidy, listen here to the radio segment.

    Recycling Center

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