FEC Montgomery Street School > Clubs
March 15
The Benefits of Eating Clementines

Benefits of clementines.docxBenefits of clementines.docx

​Our Student Health Group recently served clementines to all of the students at Montgomery Street School.  Attached to this post, just above, is information on all the benefits of buying and serving this fruit to your child(ren) at home.   

March 15
Something To Try At Home- Grow a Clementine Tree
Things You Will Need
§     A glass of water
§     Potting soil
§     Pots
§     Small transparent bags
§     Elastic bands
Remove the seeds from the fruit. Rinse the seeds under lukewarm tap water. Make sure to rinse off any juice and to remove all fruit flesh from around the seeds. Any fruit left around the seeds will rot when planted in the soil, and could result in mold or fungus that might destroy the seeds.
Place the seeds in a cup of lukewarm tap water and let them sit for 24 hours. Although soaking the seeds in water before planting is not necessary for germination, it does increase the chance of the seeds germinating successfully.
Plant each seed into a 3-inch pot. Plant the seed ¼ to ½ inch deep into a rich but well-drained potting soil with a neutral or slightly acidic pH balance. Water the soil of the pot until it is soaked and let drain.
Cut one or two small holes into a small transparent bag. Place the bag over the top of the pot so that it acts as a barrier, keeping heat and moisture in over the surface of the pot. Secure the bag in place, if necessary, with an elastic band around the base of the bag and top rim of the pot.
Place the pot near a bright window or outside on a bright balcony where it will receive a few hours of direct sunlight each day. Remove the bag to water whenever the surface of the soil appears dry.
Remove the plastic bag after the seedling emerges and outgrows the space provided within the bag. Water the seedling whenever the surface of the soil appears dry.
Transplant the small tree once roots appear around the drainage holes of the pot. The seedling can be planted in a larger pot or outside in an area of the yard where it will not be crowded or shaded from direct sunlight.
clementine tree.png

March 15
Health Group Clementine/Mandarin Humour
Q: Why do clementines wear suntan lotion?
A: Because they peel!
Q: Why did the clementine go to the doctor?
A: Because it wasn’t peeling well.

March 15
A Great Mandarin Recipe From Our Student Health Group
NDSU is an EO/AA institution
Makes four servings. Each serving has 370 calories, 19 grams (g) fat, 10 g protein, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber and 130 milligrams sodium.
1 c. quinoa (white, red or tri-color)
1 lb. green beans
¾ c. mandarin oranges
¼ c. roasted almonds, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ c. feta
Parsley (optional garnish)
Maple Citrus Dressing Ingredients:
¼ c. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
Dash of black pepper
Rinse quinoa in a strainer and cook according to package directions. While quinoa is cooking, trim green beans, cutting each in half. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until they reach your desired tenderness. Drain immediately and submerge beans in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. While the beans cool, fluff quinoa and add salt and pepper to taste. Combine quinoa, beans, mandarin oranges and chopped almonds in a serving dish. Whisk together dressing and pour over salad. Allow salad to sit for 30 minutes to soak up dressing. Top with feta and parsley, if desired.

Citrus Green Bean Quinoa Salad

March 03
Coming Up.....

Grade three to five spelling bee!  Interested students can sign up,   ​they will be given an extensive word list word list  to study.  Preliminary rounds will be held at lunch to determine the top 3-5 spellers.  A final event will be held in the gymnasium with the entire school watching the final match.  A trophy goes to first place as well as top speller for each grade.  More details to follow near the end of March.

March 03
Current Clubs
·          Health Club
·          Rise-N-Shine (M,T,W 7:30am – grades 3-5)
·          Montgomery Ball Hockey League
·          Band Club
·          Pig Club
·          Crochet Club
·          Grade ½ art club – student led
·          Milk leaders (Grade 5)
·          Hot lunch leaders (Grade 5)
·          Physical Education Leaders

March 01
Can bananas grow in Canada?

These bananas are growing inside the greenhouse at
 Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. The picture is
compliments of Mrs. Laurie’s daughter.

March 01
Banana Jokes

Banana jokes:
·     Q. Why do bananas wear suntan lotion?
A.       Because they peel.
·     Q.  What is the quickest way to make a banana split?
A.       Cut it in half.
·     Q.  What kind of key will open a banana?
A.       A monkey.
February 28
Why We Should Eat Bananas
-are high in fiber, which helps you digest your food
-reduce cholesterol
-are a great source of calcium, which is needed for strong teeth and bones
-reduce the risk of cancer
-are a great source of potassium and sodium
-are also a great source of Vitamin B complex

bananas 1.jpg

February 28
Chiquita Chocolate Banana Pop Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours freezing time, 10 minutes
Servings: 1
·     1 whole Chiquita Banana
·     1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
·     1/4 cup Crisp rice cereal or crushed nuts (optional)
·     2 whole Ice Pop Sticks
·     1 sheet Plastic Wrap
·     1 sheet Wax Paper
Peel the banana, cut it in half width-wise and insert the sticks part way into each banana half. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for about an hour. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt them on half power, checking every 10 seconds so they don't burn. Dip the bananas in the melted chocolate till they're coated. Dip in rice cereal or crushed nuts, if you like. Place on wax paper and put in the freezer to set for at least one hour.
Category: Kid Friendly, Snack, Dessert
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories 360; Total Fat 16 g (Sat 10 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0 g, Mono 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 0 mg; Potassium 430 mg; Total Carbohydrates 55 g; Dietary Fiber 6 g; Total Sugars 41 g; Protein 5 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin B6 15%; Vitamin C 10%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%.
Printed from ChiquitaBananas.com on Wed Feb. 08 2017 
© 2017 Chiquita Brands L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

1 - 10Next