Robert Hunter Report
March 7, 2021
Dear Robert Hunter families,
We have contacted all families who have requested changes for the third trimester. If you requested a change and did not hear from us, please reach out to us. We are working with our staff to ensure that all students have a seamless transition for the final trimester of our school year. For our families whose children are returning to the building for the first time this year - we will be sending an email soon with more information. Classroom teachers will be reaching out as well.
We want to continue to stress that regardless of the learning model, we are a connected community. The combining of cohorts (whether in in-person, virtual, or simulcasting) allows students to interact with more of their peers, and we are excited about the increased opportunities for socialization and connection.
We are working together with our staff and wonderful PTO to plan whole school activities as we finish the year together.
On March 8th and 15th, White Week Zoom “check-in” classes with homeroom teachers will not be held. Teachers will be preparing for the upcoming transition.
Please remember to send any pictures that you have to our fantastic yearbook committee - they are putting in a tremendous effort of creating a yearbook in which all of our students are represented! Thank you for your support!
Enjoy the weekend!
Mrs. Glaab and Mrs. Braynor
This week's calendar:
Cohort A Blue Week, Cohort B White Week
March 8 - CogAT Testing for all Virtual Grade 2 and 4 students, 2:15, 3:30, CogAT testing for Grade 2 and 3 Hybrid A students (in school), No White Week Zoom “check-in” with homeroom teachers
March 9- CogAT Testing for virtual Grade 2 and 4 students, 2:15, 3:30, CogAT testing for Grade 2 and 3 Hybrid A students (in school)
March 10- After-school Clubs (Cohort A), CogAT testing for Grade 4 Hybrid A students (in school)
March 11- After-school Clubs (Cohort A), CogAT testing for Grade 4 Hybrid A students (in school), Material pick-up opens at 9:00
March 12- Meal pick-up 1:30-3:00, Material pick-up ends at 4:00, Spirit Day - Rainbow Day
3rd Trimester Changes
All cohorts will be combined on March 22nd. For some classes, the combined cohorts will be together in-person, some will be all together virtually, and some classes will be mixed and simulcasting together. At this time, students who are coming to school in-person will be attending school every day through 1:20 pm. There will no longer be Blue/White weeks after March 22nd. Details regarding schedules will be coming soon. Instruction will continue to be held on an early dismissal schedule. Teachers may be scheduling virtual meetings with students on an as-needed basis after 1:20. Details regarding student support, Stretch, and Related Arts are forthcoming.
After-school Student Support Club
Our clubs for students in support programs will continue to run through June 3rd. Starting March 24th, clubs will be held every week and not on an alternating schedule. Students will continue to receive transportation each week.
CogAT testing began this past week and will continue next week. CogAT testing is the initial assessment used for the Gifted and Talented identification process. All 3rd grade students take the test, and 2nd and 4th grade students are eligible by recommendation. Virtual students are taking the test after school hours, and eligible students should have received a letter with more information. Hybrid students are taking the test in school. If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please reach out.
The 4th Grade Spirit Day Committee has planned a fun spirit day for next Friday, March 12th. Dress like a Rainbow Day! Wear as many colors as you can or anything that has a rainbow on it.
PTO Updates and Reminders
Save the date! Robert Hunter Basket Auction - coming on May 14th
See the flyer with more information HERE
Gertrude Hawk Spring Chocolate Fundraiser Now through March 28th!
The PTO will be holding a spring candy virtual online fundraiser. It’s easy to participate! Simply set up an account and share a link so friends and family can shop our Spring Catalog virtually. All online orders are shipped directly to the customer, no need to collect money. Visit the Gertrude Hawk Site HERE to create an account to start Fundraising! Our Organization ID# is 118019Click HERE to view the Gertrude Hawk Flyer with more instructions on how to get started!
Paint Party Farm Fundraiser, April 5th-April 9th - See flyer HERE
Please see this letter from the yearbook committee:
We're reaching out to ask for photos for the yearbook. We are working to ensure that we capture this year's student memories. Homeroom Parents are helping with the collection of photos for the Yearbook Committee. Please share any photos of your child you may have from Halloween, First Day of School, Spirit Day, Pajama Day, Spirit Day or any holidays that you celebrate. Please send any Back-to-School photos or photos of your child in costume. Please include your child’s full name and class with your submission.The Yearbook Committee can be reached by email at email@example.com
Also, please see the attached flyer below with information for ordering yearbooks: