HES' Husky Herald

October 22, 2021

Important Dates

October 25th - November 5th: Specialist is Music with Mrs. Petrick!

October 27th - Eyes on Owls (more below)

October 29th - Halloween Parade

November 2nd - Parent Teacher Conferences-No School

November 9th and 10th - Jeannie Connolly's Special Art Projects

November 11th - Veteran's Day - No School

November 15th - Picture Retake Day (more information will be sent home as the date gets closer)

Message from Principal Nicole Pease

Hello Families, Wednesday afternoons end with our whole school closing circle. It is so sweet to gather together outside and have one classroom at a time lead us in ending our day. This week the 3rd graders taught us all some breathing exercises: rainbow, puffer fish, and eight sided. Using different breathing strategies is a helpful way to regulate ourselves and we now have a few more to use.

Next week will be very busy and exciting. On Wednesday, Eyes on Owls will be coming to our school (see more information below). We are also looking forward to the annual Halloween Parade from school to Main Street and back. Please make sure your child is able to walk in their costume and can see clearly. I love that we are able to bring back long standing traditions!

Have a restful weekend! Nicole

Water Bottles

Please remember to send your child in with a reusable water bottle every day, even as we get into the colder months. (We are not currently using the water fountains due to COVID precautions.)

Do you have any extra water bottles at home you are not using and would be willing to donate to HES? If so, please send them in with your child and we will keep them in the classrooms to use as extras for those who forget their water bottles. Thank you!

First Friends Preschool with Ms. Jenn

The First Friends Preschool is off to a great school year! We have been learning the classroom routine and our three classroom expectations-Be Safe, Be Friendly, Be a Worker. This month we have been learning about our 5 Senses-see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. We explored pumpkins, popcorn (before and after it is popped), and apples with our 5 senses. We are looking forward to learning to spell our names and starting our Shape Unit. Happy fall!
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Kindergarten with Mrs. Goodington

This week we have practiced counting by tens and adding within five. In literacy, we are busy identifying vowels in words and finding out sight words in books (I, a, am, is, to, the, little, like, have). Please check blue folders each night for your little ones seat work. Looking over this work together is a great way to give them a chance to teach you about our days. Ask them to sing you the vowels song and say each of the vowels in American Sign Language. Have a wonderful weekend!

1st Grade with Miss Harrington

In first grade we have been busy learning strategies for addition, reading and spelling words with short vowels sounds, increasing our writing stamina and learning about pumpkins. Ask your first grader what type of seed you need to grow a giant pumpkin!

2nd Grade with Mrs. Shultz

Second graders had their final Cornucopia lesson this Wednesday! We ended the year with a delicious harvest stew made from things we harvested from the garden. In the words of one student, "I don't even like stew but this is really good!" We also have been learning about how seeds travel and each student made a paper seed to see if they could escape the "Zone of Darkness" and have their seed survive.

3rd Grade with Mrs. LaCroix

In 3rd grade we are learning how to use the distributive property to solve more challenging multiplication problems with facts that we have already learned! We are learning about map keys and the geography of Hancock. 3rd graders have been enjoying learning about Fables and we are doing Reader's Theaters for them. We will send home video performances of them when they are complete!
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4th Grade with Mrs. Nevins

This week 4th graders have been reviewing their ELA skills from the last five weeks and are taking the end of Unit assessment. In Math, they have demonstrated their skills of rounding, adding, subtracting, and pulling out information to solve word problems. We are moving on to express metric measurements in terms of a smaller unit. In SS we are learning about the US government.
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Health/Wellness News from Mrs. Parker

HES Huskies learned about respect, kindness and playing fairly in wellness. They learned strategies to calm and regulate their bodies to help them stay in or get back to the green zone. We talked about circles of support, healthy role models, and fire safety. Activities included using the parachute, basic soccer skills, ghostbusters tag, and haunted house game (photos below are from the "haunted house" game).

Eyes on Owls Presentation-October 27th

We are excited to bring a live Owl Program to HES on October 27th. Marcia and Mark Wilson will introduce our students to a variety of Owls. Students will "meet" 6 owls, learn about adaptations, as well as practicing owl calls. Thank you to the Trustees of the Hancock Trust Fund for their support of this wonderful experience!

Teachers and students can purchase copies of Mark's award winning book, Owling, signed and personalized by the author, either at programs or by emailing mailto:eyesonowls@earthlink.net. Books are available for $18.95 (plus tax & shipping if applicable).

"Owling was chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as 2020's Best Science Book for Middle grade Students. However, Owling is a favorite of owl lovers from 3 to 103!"

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Please remember to update Pick Up Patrol

One of the aspects of a new school year that can be challenging is the bus routes. It takes time for new drivers and students to get used to the timing of the pick ups and drop offs. Each day has gone a bit more smoothly.

Please help us by updating any changes in drop off or pick up through Pick Up Patrol. If you have any questions about PickUp Patrol, please reach out to Lindsay Carter in the front office.

Thank you!

Don't forget to check out the HES website.

This website https://hes.convalsd.net/ as well as the classroom teacher's website will be updated regularly. Please take a peek for important information.

Flyers for Local Activities and Events:

Information about Free Lunch and Milk

Hello all, if your child orders hot lunch, it is free due to Federal Funding. However, if you child only orders a milk, there is a $.50 charge.