September 30, 2022
GREATness Happens Here!
Great evening fantastic families,
This past week on campus was amazing, we had visitors from RISD central office. Our scholars were engaged in the lessons and our teachers showed just how amazing they truly are. We saw rigorous instruction and most importantly the relationships teachers have built were evident in the instruction. Our scholars are the direct beneficiaries of a strong staff of teachers. We also had a moment to celebrate our star teacher Mrs. Ana Lisa Rangel. I also had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Matthew T. Oneill (6th Grade Parent of a bobcat) Jr. to discuss our campus dismissal process. He had some great ideas.
Next week we will enter our second week of the read a thon and look forward to our campus wide book fair. Friday will be a student holiday. This means scholars will stay home and the staff will use this as an opportunity to grow professionally. We will also look for some time for teachers to plan ahead. We are excited to serve this amazing community and thank you for choosing Richardson ISD & Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet. #GREATnessHappensHere!
Central Office Visitors Observing the GREAT things happening on our campus!
3rd Grade Team Lead Mrs. Dade
Mrs. Dade has done a great job leading our 3rd grade team to being one of the strongest groups on campus.
Area Superintendent Mike Evans came to visit
Mr. Evans has been so supportive of our campus and assures we get everything we need. We appreciate the support RISD shows us.
Celebrating Our Star Teacher - Ana Lisa Rangel - 6th Grade Science
Pictures around campus this past week!
New Family Members Alert!
HPPM PTA’s Read-A-Thon has begun!
Read-A-Thons get your student excited about reading and it gives friends and family the opportunity to support PTA and encourage your child to read even more!
We encourage you to activate your reader’s account by going to https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/TGQToL and following the simple instructions.
We've chosen Read-A-Thon because it’s simple, doesn’t take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read, and helps in the development of stronger reading skills!
Activate your pages now and start logging those minutes! Prizes awarded to top readers AND top fundraisers! We hope everyone participates!
Library Volunteers Needed
The school library is looking for volunteers to help re-shelve books on Fridays throughout the year. If you can spare a couple of hours on one or more Fridays, you can find the sign-up genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4EA4A922A3FE3-library1
Save the Date for Upcoming PTA Partner Events
Our partner programs provide fun, easy ways for families to enjoy activities and treats while supporting HPPM PTA. We hope you'll mark your calendar and plan to join us for these two upcoming partner activities:
- Chipotle off Central Expressway & Forest will host an HPPM PTA partner night on October 18. We'd love to see families stop by to eat and visit anytime between 4pm and 8pm. Be sure to mention the fundraiser when you check out, or use promo code EK3VDWC when ordering online for pickup.
Your Support Makes a Difference!
Thank you to everyone who donated to PTA's Friends in Need at Hamilton Park (FiNaH) fund! So far, we have been able to provide free or greatly discounted supply packs and headphones to 40 HPPM students this school year as part of this program. Thank you also to counselor Julie Inskeep for helping to coordinate getting the supplies and headphones into the hands of students who needed them. We appreciate everyone's support!
Texas PTA Scholarships for Teachers
Texas PTA offers up to $500 scholarships for teachers, teachers’ aides, or other faculty members planning to take college credit courses, workshops or continuing education which improves the applicant’s teaching proficiency or applies to a specific education-related certification (includes middle management, administrator, counselor, etc.). Learn more at: https://www.txpta.org/uploads/filemanager/Scholarship/Faculty%20Scholarship%20Guidelines.pdf
Hi HPPM families!
We are Mrs. Flores & Mrs. Nelson and we are Hamilton Park's community liaisons. We are so honored to be a part of such a great school and community. We are here to help and support our Bobcat families and community in any way possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. #BobcatsRock
Sign up today to be a WATCH D.O.G!
Fathers, brothers, grandpas, uncles, any father figure is welcomed to volunteer to become a WATCH D.O.G.
Volunteer during morning or dismissal duty or around the school. Here is the link for the google form https://forms.gle/hiRt3DBG7RVFNceC9
Hispanic Heritage Month
Calling All Kindergarten to 2nd Grade (K-2) Parents!
Do you have a child in grades K-2? Are you looking for ways to help your child become a super star reader? If this describes you, we are excited to offer our “Parent as Teacher Literacy Model.”
This dynamic K-2 Literacy initiative is designed especially for you and created to help you support your Little Learner in developing and enhancing early literacy skills.
Join us monthly as we demonstrate how your child is learning to read and how you can equip, reinforce, extend, and motivate your Little Learner in building early literacy skills.
The first virtual Classroom Academy demonstration lesson is Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6-7 p.m.
Classroom Academy demonstration lessons will also have weekly companion activities to use with your Little Learner that you can opt-in to receive, as well as a monthly supplemental video resource and blog that will post on the Parent University website.
If you are ready to activate your Little Learner’s love of reading, register here: https://bit.ly/CLAcademy1
Come take a peek and let’s build those reading muscles together! All K-2 parents are welcome!
Thank you for choosing Richardson ISD & Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet.
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