Ashe County School Report for Wednesday, April 29th

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Ashe County School Report for Wednesday, April 29th


Good evening.  Hump day is just about over and the weekend is two days away.  Time flies, doesn’t it? 

Day 17 of required instruction.  Seniors—keep sending in those survey responses about graduation.  The deadline is this Friday, May 1.   K-6 parents and students—don’t forget that McDonald’s is extending its 4:00-7:00 pm student meal plan thru May 28. 


I want to remind both students and parents of Governor Cooper’s announcement about schools being closed for the for the remainder of the year.  I want to clarify that it is only the school buildings that are closed but learning is not finished.  Student learning will continue until May 28—that’s when our school calendar ends.  Students and parents—don’t quit.  Our dedicated teachers are still working hard to provide you with instructional materials.  It’s important that you continue soaking up as much knowledge as you can this year—it will really help you jumpstart the new school year.  I know you can do it and do it well. 


Day 26 for CN—1781 breakfast and 1781 lunch meals were prepared and delivered today.   Everyone continues to work hard to provide for our students.        

Are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle?  (What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?)   Yes—that’s the answer—the word wrong!!  Good job everyone. 

Today’s riddle.  If the red house is on the right and the blue house is on the left, where is the white house?  Tune in tomorrow for the answer.


More about sloths!  Sloths get to eat, sleep and hang out in trees all day without a care in the world and they are the world’s slowest animal.  They move at a pace of 6-8 feet per minute.  Sloths are even slower than the other famous slow animals like giant tortoises and snails.  Sloths largely subsist on leaves and it takes up to one month for their four-part stomachs to digest a single meal.  The leafy greens aren’t that nutritious, so they have to conserve as much energy as possible to survive.  So that means moving less and moving slow.  As a bonus, their slow movements help them go unnoticed by their predators.  There are two groups of sloths—the two-toed and three-toed.  Two-toed sloths are nocturnal animals while three-toed sloths are active in the daytime.  Both have three toes, though.  What—you just said there are two-toed and three-toed sloths.  Both have three toes on each hind limb.  The real difference applies to the fingers on their forelimbs—one family has two claws while the other has three.  Just think of calling them two-fingered and three-fingered sloths.  Their claws, or think of them as fingernails, are 3-4 inches long.  This makes walking difficult, so they spend most of their time in tall trees.  We’ll learn more tomorrow.     


Hang in there everyone.  We’ll all get through this together—that’s what friends and families do!  Rest well tonight and I’ll be back tomorrow.