Hillcrest Staff ARTery
We are the heART of Hillcrest!
The week of May 16th - 20th
AM - Beth, Tracy & Emily
PM - Kari, Amy B. & Rachel
Treats: Cici & Lee
Word of the Week: Fairness
Monday, May 16th (Day 1)
- Grade 4 final week with Soli Hughes
- 8:30 - 9:15 - VISION K-2 Team Meeting
Tuesday, May 17th (Day 2)
- 8:30 - 9:00 - Staff Meeting
Wednesday, May 18th (Day3)
- 8:20 - 9:00 - SWIM team meeting/Caroline's room
- 2:15 - 3:30 - 4th grade residency community celebration/stage
Thursday, May 19th (Day 1)
- 8:30 - 12:00 - Principal's Meeting
- 12:30 - 3:45 - Dress rehearsal for Variety Show
Friday, May 20th (Day 2)
- 9:45 - 12:00 - 5th Grade Valley View M.S. trip (18 students)
- 9:45 - 11:00 - Variety Show
- 1:30 - 3:45 - Variety Show
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY PAULINE!!!
MAY 24TH - GRADE 5 FESTIVAL/INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM
MAY 25TH - PATROLS TO VALLEY FAIRS/HAWKS ROLLERSKATING
MAY 26TH - ELA END OF THE YEAR PROGRAM/STAGE/LUNCHROOM
MAY 27TH - OLYMPIC DAY
MAY 30TH - MEMORIAL DAY
SPECIAL THIS MONTH
High Blood Pressure Education Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month marks the “kickoff” of high blood pressure prevention and control activities for the year. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) launched the first “Month” campaign in May 1974. About 100 national organizations cooperated in the campaign and over 200 organizations coordinated activities in their communities during the month.
NHLBI invites community groups, civic and faith-based organizations, hospital outreach programs, public health departments, and workplaces to renew activities to prevent and control high blood pressure. Below is a list of NHLBI resources that program planners may use in their activities for National High Blood Pressure Education Month:
Information for Patients and the Public
- What is High Blood Pressure?
- What Is the DASH Eating Plan?
- Heart Healthy Recipes
- Publications on High Blood Pressure
- Publications for Special Populations
Information for Health Professionals
- Management of Blood Pressure in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Blood Pressure Expert Panel
- Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents
- Resources for Community Health Workers
- Publications for Community Outreach
COMPAS Artists Coming to HC
February 1 - 5: Gita Ghei w/ 2nd Grade
February 2 - 24: Joko Sutrisomo w/ Music
February 16 - 24: Tri Sutrismo w/ PE
February 22 - 26: Anne McFaul Reid w/ 5th Grade
March 14 - 18: Marie Olofsdotter w/ 3rd Grade
March 28 - April 1: Christopher Lutter-Gardella w/ 1st Grade
April 4 - 8: Mick la Briola w/ ELA and TBD
May 2 -6: Mica lee Anders w/ 5th Grade
May 2 - 20: Soli Hughes w/ 4th Grade
As we plan to move to 1:1 devices next fall in grades 3-5, teachers, principals and parents have expressed a desire for students to develop proficiency in using keyboarding skills. In response to that feedback, please see the attached presentation for a recommendation from Learning and Teaching and Technology about teaching keyboarding skills in grades 3-5.
Contact Holly Skadsem or Rachel Gens with questions or concerns.
MRC for Next Year! Help recruit!
Hillcrest Community School has been awarded Minnesota Reading Corps 1.5 tutors! We will have 2 Elementary Literacy Tutors next year, who will work with kids who need a boost to catch up to grade level in reading. Minnesota Reading Corps tutors are AmeriCorps members and do not replace teachers. Every year, the program sees real growth in its students. Here's what you should know:
We are recruiting now for our Elementary Literacy Tutors who will serve at our school for 11 months, beginning in August. Tutors provide research-based interventions to Kindergarten – 3rd grade students one-on-one, who are just below proficiency in reading (Tier II children). They tutor each student daily for 15-20 minutes to build phonics, phonemic awareness, and fluency skills. Reading Corps provides our school with the expertise of an outside literacy consultant (Master Coach) who provides support and oversight by visiting the school regularly.
Please help spread the word about our open position. If you know someone who might be interested—a graduating college student, a friend in career transition, a grandparent or stay-at-home parent—please direct them to www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org to learn more and apply.
To become engaged readers, kids need to see themselves in books. Therefore, this week's engagement strategy highlights the "How Do I Feel?" question by providing a resource shared by Marshall Memo for educators to find books that feature diverse topics, content, and characters that reflect the diversity of the students and the schools we work in. Check out the website:
www.weneeddiversebooks.org/where-to-find-diverse-books to learn more!
“Where to Find Diverse Books” in Educational Leadership, February 2016 (Vol. 73, #5, p. 8)