Garden of Wonders
This "outdoor classroom" serves as part of our integrated cafeteria/gardening program; the garden gives students hands-o n experience through planting, tending and harvesting. This outdoor experience i s enhanced by coordinated math science and social studies classwork. The other half of this integrated program is of course our Scratch Kitchen recently featured on NPR. For a link to the NPR webpage regarding Abernethy's Test Kitchen/Garden of Wonders please click HERE.
The goals of the Spanish program are to teach children basic Spanish vocabulary and beginning conversational Spanish skills, and to familiarize students with Spanish speaking cultures and encourage interest in other cultures and peoples. To accomplish these goals, teachers are expected to maximize children’s exposure to Spanish by speaking mostly in Spanish. Learning activities for all levels will be designed to foster Spanish speaking skills. This early interaction gives students a head start toward the study of Spanish. It also helps students develop a long-term interest and appreciation of other cultures.Qualified teachers are hired under contract to the Spanish Program. The program's teachers have lived and studied in various parts of the Spanish speaking world. They integrate their knowledge of different cultures into the language instruction in order to engage the students and make learning Spanish enjoyable.For more information please click HERE.
Reading is Fundamental
Reading is Fundamental ("RIF") is a book give-away program that is held 2-3 times a year. Each child in the school can select a new book to take home. This wonderful program promotes reading, literature and the love of books .
Contact Person: Julie Yeggy.......Email Julie
New Family Connections (Kindergarten Outreach)
This Committee works to make sure that our community knows what a great school we have. In addition to helping create this website, the Kindergarten and Community Outreach Committee does outreach to prospective Kindergarten families and organizes the annual Kindergarten Round-Up.
Contact Person: Rhisa Fontanarosa and Audrey Lingley
Each Monday, dedicated parents staple together materials for students to take home to their families or by email. For an electronic Monday Packet contact this email. These materials range from important school announcements, to flyers from local businesses, to interesting community events. Abernethy parents quickly learn that it is important to check backpacks each Monday for the Monday Packet materials!
The listserve is an internet group of community members that allows everyone to stay informed about the happenings of Abernethy. If you are interested in joining the Listserve, please email Ryan Spencer........ Email Ryan
Art4Life is very excited about being a part of the Abernethy community as its before & after school Arts program. Our focus is on introducing children to the Arts such as visual art, literature, music, dance, theatre, film, etc. We also introduce them to our city and go to the Symphony, ballet, Art museum, parks, theatres, and connect with our community in giving ways as well.
We hope to visit the assisted living home un Division monthly.
We also focus on other cultures studying a different country each month and sampling food from that country every Friday.
We make time for outdoor play, snack , homework and reading as well!
Enrollment/Info packets are available in the Abernethy school office for more information please visit our website Art4Life.net or call us at 971-998-3352.
The Abernethy school year can be marked by events, some of which involve doing good deeds, others which involve just having fun, all of which benefit our kids and our school.
- For an overview of some seasonal events run by the PTA, please click HERE.
- If you are interested in helping out with any of these projects, see our VOLUNTEER page.