Hawker-Shipley Newsletter

November 13th, 2015


  • We can't believe that the 1st quarter is complete! This year is really flying by! Thank you for all of the support you give to your child's education both inside and outside the school walls.
  • With our amazing digital learning initiative, your child has had opportunities for learning that most school districts can only dream of!
  • Grades can be viewed this evening! Please take time and have your child log in to Power School to share his/her progress! Please remember that your child's learning is developmental and seeing "2's" on the report card is NOT a bad thing! It means that your child is starting to grasp the concept and is working towards the "3"- 4th grade concepts start to get difficult and your children are working very hard!

What's Up in the Classroom?

Reading - We have been working hard on comprehension this week. Students are reading fiction and nonfiction stories and answering different types of comprehension questions that are within the text, beyond the text and about the text.

Writing - We have been working on a realistic fiction piece. Next week, we will dive into persuasive writing. Final copy is due Monday. Students must type their piece into google docs. Have your child read their story out loud! It is the best way to check that their writing makes sense..

Math - We wrapped up our unit on multiplication. Next week we will start division!

Social Studies-We did a Veterans Day Activity and learned so much about the men and women who have served our country!

Science - Static electricity is going well. Students have learned about the parts of an atom. They've also learned about the charges that go along with the different atom parts.

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Holiday Concerts

The Forest Glen Winter Concerts are fast approaching!

​Performances will be held at the Bay Port High School Performing Arts Center at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Dec. 1st
2nd Grade - 5:30 pm (students arrive at 5:20)
3rd Grade - 6:30 pm (students arrive at 6:20)
4th Grade - 7:30 pm (students arrive at 7:20)

Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Kindergarten - 5:30 pm (students arrive at 5:20)
1st Grade - 6:30 pm (students arrive at 6:20)

Parent volunteers are needed to help students get organized before the concert and then to lead them on and off the stage for the performance. If you are willing or able to volunteer, please sign up here on Volunteer Spot, or contact volunteer coordinator Jessica Peche at (920) 655-4895.

You may sign up to help out any class, not just the one your child is in. As a special treat, volunteers will have reserved seating in the auditorium during the performance.

Give-a-Kid-a-Book Campaign Now to December 10

The holidays are quickly approaching! Student Council invites individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to donate books to the annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign. We will be collecting brand new or almost brand new books for children in our community that come from low-income families.The books are given to the Salvation Army and other area groups that will be handing them out to children.

Bring your donations (new unwrapped hardcover or paperback books for babies, children, or young adults up to age 18) to school. There will be a collection box outside the office through December 10. If you’d like the county library to choose books to donate for you, make checks payable to “Friends of the Brown County Library: Give-A-Kid-A-Book.” which can be turned in to the school office. Thank you for helping others during this holiday season! For more information about the program, click here.