Ashe County Schools Update for Thursday, April 9th

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Ashe County Schools Update for Thursday, April 9th



Thursday’s update and Day 9 of required instruction.  Hope all went well for everyone today.  Spring Break begins tomorrow and runs through all next week.  Everyone—teachers, instructional support staff, CN workers, bus drivers, custodians, EOPs and office staff, school administrators, CSS staff, mechanics, students and parents—need to take a break from school—just put it on the back burner. Use this time to unwind, renew, refresh and recharge.  My family is going fishing!!   

Day 18 for CN—1874 breakfast and 1874 lunch meals served today.  Spring Break begins tomorrow.  The Child Nutrition preparation and delivery program will return to operation on Monday, April 20.  In the meantime, McDonald’s program is still available thru April 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm nightly.  You can also find a list of Ashe County Food Bank/Pantry Resources located on our website and FaceBook page that are available to you during Spring Break.

Okay—are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle? (What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?)   That’s right—your name.  You guys are smart.

Today’s riddle.  The more you take, the more you leave behind.  What am I? 

More about our animal friend the polar bear.  Yesterday I told you that the great white bear of the North is NOT actually white, so how do they look white?  Each hair shaft is pigment-free and transparent with a hollow core.  When the sun’s rays hit off the polar bear’s transparent guard hair, some of this light energy travels into the hair and gets trapped.  This energy bounces around inside the hollow part of the hair causing a reaction luminescence, which is the emission of light.   All this bouncing light inside the guard hair causes whitish light to be given off by the hair, helping the Polar bear look white and blend into is Arctic snow and ice environment.  This is really interesting.  Have your science teacher help you learn more about the science of light, vision and the power of optics.  We’ll learn more about our friend after Spring Break.

Enjoy Spring Break.  I’ll be back on Monday, April 20.  Don’t forget to stay safe—prevention is the best cure.   Stay home, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout the day.  You, your health and well-being are important!!  Good night and Happy Easter everyone!