March 25, 2022
Classes resume Monday, April 4th
CORE Center Closed for Spring Break
Cranes for Ukraine
Japanese legend promised that wishes would be granted if a person folded 1000 paper cranes. After WWII, inspired by the story of Sadako, origami cranes became a symbol for peace, and the International Peace Crane Project invites people all over the world to fold cranes and write messages of peace on their wings to exchange with others in different parts of the world.
Our HBMS Peace Cranes project is aimed at thinking about the people of Ukraine and hoping for an end to the crisis in Eastern Europe. Our garlands of origami cranes will be hung in
the entryway of the school.
As of today, we are well on our way to meeting our 1000 crane goals. We have 820 hanging in our entry way!
Library Week - April 3rd to 9th
Screen Time Guidelines
Track Practice Pick ups and Parking for Meets
For student safety, and to be a good neighbor, please do not pick up your student in the church parking lot. We are aware of the number of students in Track n Field and ask that you pull all the way forward, to the playground, when waiting in line for your student. You can also park in the 2 parking lots and wait for them, there are over 100 spots.
For Track n Field meets, parking will not be allowed in the bus/pick up lane! Please park in the designated HBMS parking lots first and then the church as overflow. Parking is allowed on Oak Hollow, but please be aware of the position of your vehicle so that it doesn’t prevent buses from turning out of the parking lot or prevent use of the stairs to the church parking lot. Crystal Lake police may issue tickets for parking violations.
Thank you for your understanding and keeping our students safe.
Please see this attached PARENT LETTER for more information.
Spring Musical - Beauty and the Beast
Show dates and times are:
- Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 pm
- Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm
Order tickets now!
8th Grade Dance Information
Mark your calendars for this year's 8th-grade celebration. It will be held on Friday, May 20th, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the gymnasium. Tickets are $10.00 per student and will go on sale the week of the dance. Students will be able to purchase tickets during their lunch period.
Rules of the dance:
- No tuxes, strapless dresses, jeans, t-shirts, cut-offs or limousines.
- Only 8th-grade students from Hannah Beardsley can attend
- Students are not allowed to leave early unless they are checked out by a parent
- Students must attend the entire day of school in order to attend the dance.
Butterbraid Sale Extension
MORE DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW
- HBMS Receives $5.60 for each pastry sold;
- HBMS School Goal: 750 pastries sold;
- HBMS $$ Goal: $4200;
- Order Deadline: APRIL 4th SALE EXTENDED
- Order Pick-Up Date: Thursday, April 14th 3:30pm – 6:30pm (we cannot store unclaimed pastries) - Order Pick-Up Location: HBMS Drive Thru
Thanks for helping us to reach our goal and supporting the HBMS PTO. For questions, please contact:
Checkout updates on current happenings in the HBMS PTO.
BUTTER BRAID SALE is underway and good news …. The sale has been extended! The deadline for orders is April 4th! Pastries will be available for drive thru pick-up on April 14th from 3:30 – 6:30pm at HBMS. To make it even easier, you can use this link to order online:
For each Butter Braid pastry sold, HBMS receives $5.60! Our school goal is to sell 750 and to date, we have sold 186! We have great student incentives to help all of us reach our goals.
$25 Amazon Gift Card for highest seller in each of three grades;
Donut Party for top selling classroom in each of three grades;
Quick Facts to Know for Your Student Sales:
HBMS Receives $5.60 for each pastry sold;
HBMS School Goal: 750 pastries sold;
HBMS $$ Goal: $4200;
Order Deadline: March 25th
Order Pick-Up Date: Thursday, April 14th 3:30pm – 6:30pm (we cannot store unclaimed pastries)
Order Pick-Up Location: HBMS Drive Thru
Spring Saver’s FUNDrive By now you have noticed the U-Haul U-Box in the HMBS parking lot. The donations are rolling in, and so far we have collected 103 bags and 23 boxes filled with items that will go to Saver’s. There will be a friendly classroom rivalry going to see who can collect the most items and the top collector in each of the three grades will be treated to a donut party!
You can help us out by separating your soft goods (clothing, shoes, jewelry, bedding) from hard goods, which need to be boxed. Homeroom teachers will collect items brought to school in smaller bags and place in the larger 13 gallon bags that Home Depot generously donated to us.
We still need parent (and student) volunteers to work the collection dates in the parking lot. Visit the SignUp Genius link for available slots. It’s been great, great fun meeting volunteers and folks driving up with donations. Please help make this a success and volunteer some time.
Remaining drive-up donation dates are:
March 26th 10am-12noon & 2pm – 4pm
April 2nd 10am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
April 5th 3:30pm – 6pm
Quick Facts to Know For Your Spring Cleaning Donations:
HBMS School Goal: $1000
HBMS School Collection Goal: 400 13 Gallon Bags
13 Gallon Bags = $.22/lb
Boxes = $.02/lb
Honor Roll Breakfast
There are still many open slots for supporting the Honor Roll B’fasts. Please take a moment and consider how you might help us celebrate our hard working students! Visit the SignUp Genius to see what we have outstanding. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0844A8A828A64-honor
The dates of the breakfasts are:
- 6th Grade Wednesday April 20th
- 7th Grade Thursday, April 21st
- 8th Grade Friday, April 22nd
If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Wegener at email@example.com or 847-997-4994.
8th Grade Dance – May 20th: LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
The 8th Grade Dance subcommittees are in full swing! Planning is underway as we build a night our 8th graders won’t forget! While the planning has been largely completed, thanks to the brilliant and creative minds of our parent volunteers, to pull our visions off will require many, many, many hands! If you are able to pitch in an help us to decorate on Thursday, May 19th between 2:30pm and 11pm (yes, you read that correctly), or on Friday, May 20th from 12:30pm to the start of the dance, we would be so grateful for the help. Remember, this is all for the kids! If you are interested in volunteering to decorate and set-up, please contact co-chairs Tracy Vander Mey and Colleen Bailey at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to get your names added to the list.
If you are unable to donate your time, please consider a gift card donation, or monetary gift, to help us offset the costs associated with geniuses at work. So much goes into the planning! Visit the SignUp Genius to see the options available: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CABA729A7F5C61-donations
Countryside Nursery Spring Fundraiser is coming again to our HBMS families. Start planning your gardens, but wait until May 14th to do your shopping! Countryside will donate 10% of total HBMS sales on that day. Lookout for the flyer that you will need to present upon checkout!
Staff Appreciation Week is scheduled for the week of May 2nd. The Staff Appreciation Committee is busy planning a week of celebrating our awesome faculty and staff, including a festive Cinco de Mayo street taco lunch, a raffle, and trail mix cart. As always, we so appreciate the support from our families to ensure the PTO has everything needed for a successful week of celebrating. Visit the SignUp Genius to see how you might help us out. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A44A9AF2BA31-teacher
2022-23 PTO Leadership
It is time to begin looking for new leadership for the coming school year. Sadly, Natalie Butler and I will be moving on to high school days, which means we are looking for a new President, Vice President, as well as Treasurer. The opportunity to be the HBMS PTO President has really been a tremendous experience for me. I have been able to work so closely with faculty members, staff and, not to mention, our students. Our leadership team really built some amazing initiatives this year, that will hopefully make the next term for PTO leaders a breeze! Please reach out if you are interested in learning more!
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Thanks so much for a great year!
Margie Palmer, HBMS PTO President
Your Support Is Always So Appreciated!
D47 Elevate Awards
Nominate a D47 staff member for the “Elevate” award
This fall, District 47 launched a new district wide staff recognition program called Elevate. The goal of the program is to identify and recognize District 47 employees who, in their contributions and service to the district, uphold and exemplify the district’s mission, vision and core values and who are making a difference in the lives of our students, schools and community. Anyone (students, staff, parents or community members) can submit a nomination and any District 47 staff member is eligible for recognition. Click here to nominate someone you know!
Nomine a un miembro del personal del D47 para el premio "Elevate"nomine
Este otoño, el Distrito 47 lanzó un nuevo programa de reconocimiento del personal en todo el distrito llamado Elevate. El objetivo del programa es identificar y reconocer a los empleados del Distrito 47 que, en sus contribuciones y servicio al distrito, mantienen y ejemplifican la misión, visión y valores fundamentales del distrito y que están haciendo una diferencia en las vidas de nuestros estudiantes, escuelas y comunidad. Cualquier persona (estudiantes, personal, padres o miembros de la comunidad) puede presentar una nominación y cualquier miembro del personal del Distrito 47 es elegible para el reconocimiento. ¡Haga clic aquí y nomine a alguien que conozca!
Collaboration Tables in LMC
Collaboration tables are a great tool for students to work together on projects and to share information in groups.
White Boards in Science
Collaborative ideas are shared with peers in class on large whiteboards.
Collaboration between teachers is a norm at HBMS and throughout D47. Strengthening instruction through shared ideas is an important part of our professional practice.
Collaboration Tables in LMC
4 - Classes Resume
14 - Butterbraid Pick up in Cafe 4:00-6:30pm
15 - No School, End of Term 5
20 - Early Release, 1 pm
20, 21, 22 - Honor Roll Breakfasts (Students only)
29-30 - Spring Musical- Beauty and the Beast Jr.
2-6 - National Teacher Appreciation Week
4 - Open House- Hannah Palooza!! 4:00-8:00
11 - Early Release - 1:00 Dismissal
20 - 8th Grade Dance 6:30-8:30pm
23 - 8th Grade Honors Night (Promotion to High School - last day for 8th graders)
25 - Last Day for 6th and 7th graders- 9:00 am dismissal
Main School Line (815)788-5750
Fax number (815)479-5119
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Stephanie Alters - Admin Assistant (email@example.com)
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Deedee Freemire - Admin Assistant (email@example.com)
Cathy Alberth, Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shannon Heckman, Assistant Principal (email@example.com)
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Todd Skarr, Dean of Students (email@example.com)
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