Hidden River Newsletter

Week of October 3 - 7, 2022

Weekly Reminders


Next Week: (10/10-10/14)

Wed., Oct. 12th - National Bike/Walk to School Day

Wed-Fri., Oct. 12-14: IB Virtual Visit

Thurs., Oct. 13th: Conferences 4:00-7:00pm

What's in the Newsletter?

- School Information

- Quarter 1 Conferences

- Bike/Walk to School Day

- Online School Store - Otter Gear!

- Math Corps Volunteers

- FLIPSIDE (After-school)

- Classroom Updates

- Literacy Corner

School Information

- Safety Drills: We will conduct the third set of safety drills next Monday and Tuesday. We will have a lockdown drill on Monday, October 3. The fire drill will be on Tuesday, October 4 @ 10:00 AM. The Saint Paul Fire Department will be present for the fire drill. During the drill, firefighters will observe staff and student performance and offer recommendations to make the drill more efficient and effective. Please have a discussion with your child about the importance of safety drills at school. Thank you!

- Kleenex/Tissues: If you have any Kleenex or Tissues to donate please drop them off in the office, we are running low and want to be prepared for the changing seasons.

- FAST Screener Testing: Testing will be taking place in Math and ELA/Reading classes. Please see attached letter for more information. Click here for more info.

- Order Pictures: Click here to access the ordering link: http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVT76HDJZ

Walk & Bike to School Day - Wednesday, October 12!

The annual Walk & Bike to School Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 12! There will be a Staff and FSO volunteers greeting bikers and walkers at Hidden River that day by door 2 on Cambridge! (Weather permitting!)

Encourage your child to bike to school with a friend on October 12 or participate in a bike train. Better yet, you can volunteer to help with a bike train in your neighborhood!

Find out more about Bike to School Day at www.walkbiketoschool.org, or learn more about the Minnesota Safe Routes to School program at www.mnsaferoutestoschool.org.

Online School Store

Last week to order your new Hidden River gear!! Click link HERE or scan QR code, store closes October 9th.

Please read the website carefully. Reach out to Advanced Sportswear with any questions.

Math Corps Volunteers Needed!

Hidden River is looking for 1-2 Math Corps Volunteers for the school year. This is a program run through AmeriCorps and is a full-time volunteer position. Math Corps volunteers work with small groups of students twice a week to fill in gaps in their math levels. If you are interested in the program, check out the AmeriCorps website: https://join.readingandmath.org/careers-home/jobs?sortBy=relevance&page=3&location=Saint%20Paul,%20MN&woe=7&stretchUnit=MILES&stretch=0&tags1=Math%20Corps%7CReading%20Corps

FLIPSIDE - After-School

FLIPSIDE schedules will be going out this week! Program Begins Monday OCTOBER 10th!

Registration STILL OPEN, but you are not guaranteed bussing on the first day of program. Program runs Monday-Thursday 3-5pm. Bussing Mondays and Wednesday, students must provide their own transportation Tuesdays and Thursdays.

NEW CLASS ADDED: FUN IN FRENCH!! Openings for: K-POP Dance, WELL PLAYED, MATH Team and CHOIR and more!

Fun in French: Mondays & Wednesdays 3-5 pm Join Alliance Fran├žaise staff to work on your French while having fun after school! This program is open to students of all French levels and will include learning about Francophone culture and the French language through projects, crafts, music and engaging activities.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0F22Fx1QtZU9TNMQPA70NmBvLfKC8QvL_UWoU6RJlFDXdHA/viewform Any question or concerns contact Teanna Rouillard: teanna.rouillard@spps.org or 651-744-6969

Classroom Updates

Math 6 - Ms. Pineda Johnson

Students have been working on Prime Factorization, Factors, and Multiples for Unit 1. We will be having our first Unit Test this coming Thursday (October 6th). In preparation for the test there will be study guides and homework assignments on Monday and Tuesday this week. Please watch out for those and if you have any questions please let me know! Thanks!

Literacy Corner

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