Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of 1st grade

Previously Posted --


We love this song!


Lyrics to Billy Joe Mcguffrey (From Jonah: A Veggietales Movie) :

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the first day of first grade, I'll tell you what he did
He tripped over a pencil box, flew up in the air
Landed on a kangaroo who pulled out all his hair

First aid in the first grade
First aid in the first grade
First aid in the first grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the second day of second grade, I'll tell you what he did
He slipped on a banana peel, flew up in the sky
Landed on a chimpanzee who poked him in the eye

First aid in the second grade
First aid in the second grade
First aid in the second grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the third day of third grade, I'll tell you what he did
He fell out of a fishing boat, splashed into the sea
Landed on a moray eel who bit him on the knee

First aid in the third grade
First aid in the third grade
First aid in the third grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the fourth day of fourth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He went out on a tadpole hunt, slipped into the creek
Landed on a large-mouth bass who bit him on the cheek

First aid in the fourth grade
First aid in the fourth grade
First aid in the fourth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the fifth day of fifth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He went into the garden shop looking for a rose
Sniffed a baby's breath and got a bee caught up his nose

First aid in the fifth grade
First aid in the fifth grade
First aid in the fifth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the sixth day of sixth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He went out on a field trip, the first one of the year
Backed into a sabertooth and pierced both of his ears

First aid in the sixth grade
First aid in the sixth grade
First aid in the sixth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the seventh day of seventh grade, I'll tell you what he did
He tried out for the talent show to show how well he sung
Cracked a grin, a wasp flew in, and stung him on the tongue

First aid in the seventh grade
First aid in the seventh grade
First aid in the seventh grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the eighth day of eighth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He tried to play some basketball went up for a dunk
Landed in the bushes and got squirted by a skunk

First aid in the eighth grade
First aid in the eighth grade
First aid in the eighth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the ninth day of ninth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He fed the pigs on grandma's farm, two piglets and a sow
Slipped on their slop and then got stepped on by a cow

First aid in the ninth grade
First aid in the ninth grade
First aid in the ninth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the tenth day of tenth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He went out on some water skis and hit a sunken log
Wiped out all the lily pads, got spit on by a frog

First aid in the tenth grade
First aid in the tenth grade
First aid in the tenth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the eleventh day of eleventh grade, I'll tell you what he did
He swept and missed an alley cat while taking driver's ed
Ran into a tree and bumped the dashboard with his head

First aid in the eleventh grade
First aid in the eleventh grade
First aid in the eleventh grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid

Now... Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid
On the twelfth day of twelfth grade, I'll tell you what he did
He walked into financial aid, fell and broke a bone
Showed them all his bills and got a great big college loan

First aid in the twelfth grade
First aid in the twelfth grade
First aid in the twelfth grade
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid
You could buy a zoo with all the doctor bills he paid!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Alexandria photos this week 8/23 - 8/29




good morning! 






new cross, sign and landscaping at Bishop Ireton High School


good morning!  


more and more red, less green 
have you seen this car around town?  

cool car!



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maury Elem. School Playground Update

from the neighborhood list serve: 

Hello Rosemont and Maury,

I am writing to provide you with an update on the planning
and implementation of a safe, healthy, sustainable and economically viable
redevelopment of the Maury Elementary Schoolyard. The MSI team includes
dozens of Maury parents and Rosemont neighbors, and a team of committed
engineering, design and legal professionals. We have worked hard this
summer and happily report lots of progress with planning, design and
cementing our partnership with ACPS and the City of Alexandria. Thank you
for the enormous support we have received so far.

The Short Term: The Maury Schoolyard is currently undergoing emergency
improvements to make the play area safe for the kids. ACPS, with planning
and design support from Maury Schoolyard Initiative, is currently
installing sod and making some improvements to the onsite drainage.
Additionally, two trees were removed due to their poor health and danger
from dropping limbs. The work will be complete Friday, but the grass
field will remain closed until October 1, so the grass can take root.

The Long Term: Planning continues for more storm water management on and
off site. We have a commitment from the City of Alexandria T&ES department
for offsite storm water management, behind the school and along Russell
Road. The consultants at LandDesign and Bowman Consulting are preparing a
grading plan for submission in September. This is our first step toward
permits. It will be a comprehensive plan detailing the elements included,
and fingers crossed we will have approval by February.

The Plan: In September we will continue to refine our plans for the site,
and will have opportunities for community input. The Gensler plan was a
vision, and it has been modified to reduce costs and permitting
complications. The new plan will include a large garden and outdoor
learning area, an all weather field, traditional and natural play areas, a
walking path and shade area.

The Funding: The budget is still being built, but we know the cost will be
shared by ACPS and private donations. MSI is pursuing grants, individual
gifts, inkind donations from contractors and more. Our fundraising team
has worked hard this summer making preliminary contacts so once we have the
plans and budget, we will be able to reach out and raise the funds. We are
working closely with the Maury PTA executive board, Maury Principal Ms.
Jackson, members of the School Board and City Council for a united effort
to accomplish this project.

*NEXT UP: Join us in the library at Maury on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m., 
for an open discussion and update.*

Thank you for you time, we look forward to a exciting and successful year
together.

*Sue Setliff*

*Maury Schoolyard Initiative *

*saveourschoolyard.com <http://saveourschoolyard.com>*

*[image: https://www.facebook.com/saveourschoolyard]
<https://www.facebook.com/saveourschoolyard> *

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