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Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740) 885-2033

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Happy Thanksgiving
From our table to yours, may you have a blessed and joyous day of Thanksgiving.

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Bountiful Thanks
Mr. Dschida's students made cornucopias and filled them with the bounties for which they are grateful. They will then sketch their cornucopias and take them home.  The students discussed non-physical bounties as well, such as the bounty of time and what use they make of it.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mr. Dschida and the 5th and 6th graders.

Over the River and Through the Wood
by Lydia Maria Child

Over the river and through the wood,
To Grandmother's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
For 'tis Thanksgiving Day.

Latin Lingo

Cornu (horn) copiae (plenty)
There are two Greek myths associated with the cornucopia. The first is the story of Amalthea, a goat who nursed and raised the infant Zeus. One day, Zeus accidentally broke off one of Amalthea's horns.  In his remorse, the powerful god made sure that the horn would always be filled with whatever Amalthea wished - eternal abundance. In another myth, the cornucopia was created by Hercules, son of Zeus, after battling the river god Achelous and wrenching off one of his horns.  Hercules and his bride filled the horn with fruits and flowers in celebration of their marriage.

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Turkey 101: Kids In the Kitchen



How do you cook a turkey?  Ask the kids!   Here's what our PreK/K students had to say.


Henry:  I don't know ... I think you cook it in the oven.  No, you put some bread on the bottom of the turkey and the turkey sticks out.  The turkey has to stick out!  Put the turkey in a big pan and cook it in the microwave.  Cook it for 100 seconds.  Sighs, thinks a moment...  But if you cook it this way, it might be yucky.  Pauses; then proudly responds...  It would taste good to me though!  If the turkey's hot, blow it, and then eat it.  You eat the turkey with scrambled eggs and pancakes and milk.  That's it.


Max:  You get a turkey from the store that's 200 feet tall.  Bring it home and bake it.  Put it in a pan, put it in your oven, and cook it.  Your oven needs to be 300 hot.  Cook for 3 hours.  Put salt on the turkey - before you cook it!  You only need 1 drop of salt.  Eat your turkey with bacon, meat, cookies and friends.


Ziyad:  Find a turkey in the woods, catch it, and take it home.  Take off all the feathers with scissors.  Put salt on the turkey - just 2 small pieces.  Heat your oven to 200.  Put your turkey on a plate and cook it in the oven for 200 minutes.  You have to blow on the turkey because it's soooo hot.  Sighs... This is a lot of work! Then you eat your turkey with pasta.  


Evan:  Go out in the woods and find a turkey.  Shoot him!  Take him home and cook him.  Cook him in the microwave for 67 minutes.  Put salt and pepper and gravy on him.  Take the feathers off - before you cook him.  Have your turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy.


Ava:  Get a turkey from the farm and cut off his head.  Daddy brings him home and cooks him and we eat him!   You have to wait 15 minutes for it to cook; cook it in the oven.  Sometimes, you can have the turkey with rice; and hot dogs too!  But only sometimes.


Ashton:  Go to Columbus.  Go in the woods, shoot the biggest turkey, and then get a box.  Put the turkey in the box and go home.  At home, take the turkey out of the box.  Then, you have to stuff the turkey with powder and nice healthy stuff - like carrots.  Then put the turkey in the microwave for 32 seconds.  Then take it out and eat it.  Throw all of the bones away! 


Hailey:  Find a 10-inch turkey in the woods and kill him. Then have daddy drag him home on his sled. Take the feathers off the turkey and put him in a big pan. Add water, bread, honey, and sugar to the bottom of the turkey. Bake the turkey in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then put it on the table and eat it with ham and pasta. The turkey will taste yum, yum, yummm!


Of course, if you're short on time, fat feathery turkeys or microwave ovens, you can always use the old apple, gumdrops, marshmallows, raisins, a few toothpicks and a bit of frosting substitute.  This is one turkey everyone's sure to love!   Don't believe me?  See below!


Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Gale and her preK/K students.



The Mayflower at Sea 
by Gilbert Tucker Margeson (1852-1949)


Veritas 1st/2nd grade renditions of the Mayflower at Sea, circa 2014

From Miss Andrews:

I am always so impressed with the Pilgrim's choice to be grateful. Gratitude is not a feeling dependent on our circumstances and the Pilgrims knew this. They believed that God was in control--"Providence," they called it. They responded to the circumstances of their lives with a perspective that said, "God has allowed this for our good." 


Happy Thanksgiving from Miss Andrews and the 1st and 2nd grade students.

A Thanksgiving Feast

Mrs. Rehl's 3rd and 4th graders were treated to a Thanksgiving feast, courtesy of Sara's thoughtful grandparents.  Each of the students said what they were thankful for before the meal began. We had both Pilgrims and Indians at our feast, and all were thankful for their classmates and school.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, from Mrs. Rehl and the 3rd and 4th graders!
Accepting Transfers and New Applicants for 2015-2016 

Veritas is accepting transfer students. Tuition for transfer students will be pro-rated.  Please call the office for more information.

We are now accepting applications for 2015-2016. Applications are available on our website.

We are not yet accepting applications for 2016-2017, but we encourage you to come for a tour of the school this year in preparation for applying in the fall of 2015.

Thank you again for your interest in our school.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private meeting.
Kevin & Khadine Ritter (740) 629-7467
Austin & Wendy Rehl (740) 710-9045
Naresh & Melissa Nayak (740) 516-1784