Argyle Elementary T-shirt order forms are coming home. Orders will be accepted Monday, September 18-Friday, September 29th. This year the t-shirt is red with white lettering saying "We put the A in Argyle." Click aes_t-shirt_2017.pdf for a copy of the form.
AES is proud of our Military Families. If a parent is planning, or already on a deployment, we would like to show honor and support by tying a yellow ribbon around a tree on our campus until their safe return.
We see yellow ribbons on display all around us today. As a nation and as a community the yellow ribbons are out for all to see. We think of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen abroad. They have gone out from amongst us to places far away. We remember them and think about their safe return daily.
The yellow ribbon ceremony will transpire as follows:
All yellow ribbon ceremonies start at 8:15 a.m. The ribbons being tied around the tree will include the parents, student, and the Military & Family Life Counselor. Each family will pick their special tree and write a message of encouragement on the yellow ribbon.
When the parent has returned from deployment, we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony. The homecoming can be private with just the family or it can include the student’s homeroom class. This will be completely up to the family to decide. We will have the class present a welcome back poster upon their return as well. The ceremony is about 5-10 minutes long next to the tree to celebrate the return of the deployed parent.
Please call Ciara Howard, the Military and Family Life Counselor, at the school or on her cell phone @ (904) 451-0030 to make arrangements for your family to have a yellow ribbon. Thank you for your service!
Mrs. McGee's and Ms. Gresser's third grade Argyle Elementary students spent weeks learning about culture, heritage, and traditions. Later, the students were assigned to gather several interesting and informative pieces related to their family history and journey to America. The students conducted family interviews to learn about their family history, traditions and place of origin. They compiled the information into a two-page summary. The unit's culminating event, "Celebrating Culture Day" allowed the students to share their summaries and proudly present their attractive displays. The luncheon was fabulous! The students sampled pupusas, lumpia, coconut limber, pancit, black forest cupcakes, guacamole, Scottish shortbread, Haitian patties, bratwurst, empanadas, macaroons, flan, German chocolate cake, chips and salsa.
Can you imagine waking up early on a Saturday just to do math? Well, that is just what some of our 4th - 6th graders did last Saturday, May 20th. They did an amazing job! Our 5th grade math team came back with GOLD and our 6th grade came home with SILVER! We are so proud of all of our students.
The 12th Annual Arts of Argyle 2017 was a success! We had a fun evening of student performances, student artwork, silent auction, food, Book fair, crafts, and an amazing performance of the Wizard of Oz! A huge shout out to all of the parent and high school volunteers that help make this event a success.
Today, May 10th, was National Bike to School Day. We had a great turnout! Thank you to all of the students and their families who biked to school today!!
Our First-Grade classes enjoyed a Field Trip to Jacksonville's Tree Hill Nature Center. We learned about different animals and their classifications as well as the adaptions that they make to survive in the wild. Students were invited to touch animal skulls and hides as well as a live snake and a baby alligator! We enjoyed a nature walk down the "Happy Trail" which led us to friendly goats, a butterfly garden and an awesome owl who demonstrated the ability to turn his 180*. FUN STUFF! This was a GREAT experience for these kiddos!
Today is Pi Day and, in traditional Argyle style, we celebrated. Sia won the math contest & who did she choose to pie??? Mrs. Rowe!
A big thank you to McDonalds for supplying apple pies for our 5th graders.
A group of engineers from Nav-air come to Argyle Elementary and conduct hands-on science experiments with our 5th graders. March 10th, they helped each of our students build their own straw rocket. They taught the students about how rockets work. They also covered each of Newton's 3 Laws of Motion. Students then built their own rocket and tested it for accuracy and then distance. The day ended with all of our 5th graders watching as they launched a large rocket into the air. What a fun day for all involved!