Tuesday November 22nd, Tangent staff and students dressed in their Beaver or Duck colors to show their school pride for the 120th Football Civil War. The Tangent staff also pitched in to hire the West Albany Bulldog band. They stopped by near the end of the day to surprise our students by performing the fight songs for OSU, U of O and West Albany. Thank you to West Albany Bulldog Band for their visit! It was a treat indeed!!!!
Tangent Elementary School had a Halloween parade inside the school building during the last hour of the day on Monday.
Students came to school in regular clothes and brought their Halloween costumes in their backpacks, which permitted students to focus on academics during the regular school day.
Instead of going out to recess at the end of the day, students put on their costumes and their teachers led them in a parade through school. Members of the Tangent Fire Department were on hand to distribute small candies to the children.
Last week, the East Albany Lions Club conducted a vision screening of all elementary students. Pictured below are students at Tangent Elementary School.
With parent permission, students simply sit for eye measurements taken with a device that is similar in appearance to a camera or a pair of binoculars. The screening is fast and simple and does not require students to read eye charts or look into complicated vision machines. The procedure is so quick that four Lions Club members using four devices can examine an entire class in just 10 minutes.
Results are later shared with families. The Lions Club can help needy families obtain eyeglasses if necessary.
A grant was provided through the City of Albany Parks and Recreation Department for some of our students to receive CrossFit for Kids instruction. A local CrossFit instructor brought routines, workouts, and activities to our 3rd – 5th grade students for two weeks. They worked up a sweat and had a great time doing it.
Hygienist Ann Ossinger is visiting schools around the district to offer voluntary dental screening to first and second graders. Ossinger is part of a mobile dental hygiene service funded by the Oregon Health Authority.
The program is reaching out to students who may not have regular dental screening. The early grade levels are the focus because that is the age when young children get their six-year molars. Her first stop was at Tangent Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 11.
Parents must provide written parent permission for the screening. She offers dental sealants to students who have their molars. If they need additional dental care, Ossinger refers them to a dental clinic, including a free children’s dental care clinic operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.