Hayes Highlights

December 2022

Principal's Place

Greetings Tower Families!

As we enter into the month of December, we are busy learning, growing and practicing the skills we've been working hard on this year. We are focusing on our IB learning profile which nurtures and develops our young scholars as caring, active participants in our community and in our world.

Looking ahead...

12-22 ~ Pajama day

12-23-22 - 1-2-23 ~ NO SCHOOL

December 2022

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Click below for our latest Tower Talk

Tower Talk - How will you take action?

What to bring each day

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Classroom Connection

Traveling Mural in Art & Media

This project in our media and art classes is about creating global connections and community with others around the world. It embodies the goal of PYP and all IB programmes, according to the International Baccalaureate Organization, to "develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world."

Before we started, we read the book "Maybe Something Beautiful" about a town that worked together to create a mural. We created our own 10 foot mural and had every class at Hayes draw a giraffe to represent our mascot to add to the mural. Some giraffes were even drawn by staff members and families! We cut the mural into 10 pieces and mailed 9 pieces to different parts of the country, all the way from Massachusetts to New York to Alabama to Texas! They will do the same thing and send back their mural pieces. We will put them all together and display artwork from all 10 schools (including Hayes) in our school! With the Traveling Mural Project, we will be connecting with other school communities around the world to create murals of peace, friendship, diversity and love.

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From Technology

Protecting Student Data

Fridley Public Schools uses a variety of digital tools to support student learning. Depending upon the particular educational technology being used, our district may need to collect different types of student data, which is then shared with educational technology vendors through their online sites, services, and/or applications. Under Minnesota’s Student Data Privacy Act, educational technology vendors are prohibited from selling or renting a student's information or from engaging in targeted advertising using a student's information. Such vendors may only disclose student data for K-12 school purposes and other limited purposes permitted under the law. This act also requires districts to provide timely notice of the tool used, data collected, and contact information.

Download a spreadsheet that catalogs the full library of evaluated resources. If you have any questions or concerns about any digital resources used by your child, please contact your child’s teacher.

Toy Drive for SACA

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Help wanted

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