HomeLink News

May/June Newsletter

Message from the Principal

Families,

It’s hard to believe that the 15-16 school year will be coming to a close soon. May is a busy month at HomeLink with many important events and deadlines. It is important that you frequently check your email for updates and announcements so that you don’t miss any important information in the coming weeks such as: information on events, curriculum purchasing, scheduling, registration, inventory, assessments, etc. We have many moving parts to HomeLink, so I also ask that you review upcoming events on our calendar: http://www.threerivershomelink.com/#!calendar/c5b6. Our calendar is regularly updated to keep our families informed on what is happening within our program.


Registration: Registration for current families closes on Monday, May 9th. To date, we have received 300 student applications for next year meaning we are missing nearly half of the applications for students currently enrolled. If you are planning to enroll in HomeLink for the fall, please submit your application prior to the deadline to ensure placement. We will be opening up registration on May 10th for new families.


Parent Advisory Council:

We had our first PAC meeting last week to get to know one another. I am excited about our team and look forward to serving with them for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents can review PAC meeting minutes by visiting the website and selecting the link that says “PAC”: http://www.threerivershomelink.com/#!blank-15/xsu89 . Thank you, PAC Team, for your commitment to serving HomeLink!

I look forward to a solid finish to the year.

Wishing you all the best this summer,

Tyler Reeser, Principal

Dress Code Reminder

Families,


With the warm weather upon us and as a friendly reminder, please remember to make sure that your student(s) wear school appropriate clothing to school. Students are also reminded that they need to wear appropriate footwear for organized activities. Students should not wear flip-flops to PE related activities as this poses a safety concern and will not be allowed to participate. Students are welcome to bring a change of athletic shoes with them for their workshop, class, or lunch time activities. You can review the school district’s Dress Code Guidelines at: http://www.rsd.edu/resources/policy-dress-code-guidelines.html



All the best,

Mr. Reeser

Curriculum Inventory

It’s that time of year! Time to bring in all of you library items for inventory! To make this a smooth process, here is a list of things we need you to do.

  1. Sign up for a day and time to come to the library with all of your books. There will be a paper sign up sheet in the library starting Monday, May 9th. The dates available for inventory will be May 16th through June 7th.

  2. Print a list of your library items from WINGS (on the left hand menu, select View Allocation, scroll to the bottom to see your list).

  3. Go through and highlight all the items as you pack them up to bring to HomeLink.

  4. Separate out the books you would like to check back out, from the books you are all done with. This will make the scanning process faster.

  5. If you find that you are missing an item, or an item has been damaged, please email brooke.damrell@rsd.edu for instructions on how to replace the item.

  6. Bring your Year-End-Checklist with you to be initialed by me!

  7. Congratulations! You did it! You just completed inventory 2016!

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to email me brooke.damrell@rsd.edu and I will be happy to help!

Thanks,

Brooke Damrell

STEAM Applications

STEAM Applications


Does your child like to tinker? Does he like to explore beyond the traditional curriculum? If this is you, please consider STEAM at Three Rivers HomeLink! STEAM is a full day class comprising 60% of your 7th and 8th graders SLP. We focus on themed projects and independent exploration of concepts related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.


To join STEAM, please complete the application. Pay particular attention to the rubric for evaluation. We will accept applications beginning on May 5th and close the window on May 20th. As applications are reviewed, they are assessed against the rubric. Students who rate high enough are considered eligible for the program. 7th & 8th graders are given priority over 6th graders, but 6th graders are CERTAINLY encouraged to apply. Final selection will be announced by the end of May.

5th/8th Parent Night

Date: Thursday, May 12th


Time:

Incoming 6th Grade Meeting - 3pm


Next year 6th graders will be in Middle School at HomeLink. Come to this informational meeting to find out what that will entail.


Incoming 9th Grade Meeting - 4pm

At this meeting we will be discussing the 2016-2017 high school program at HomeLink

HomeLink Art News

HomeLink Goes Ducky!

Eight HomeLink Students won Honorable Mention awards in the Washington Junior Duck Stamp Contest. They will be receiving a certificate and a green ribbon as acknowledgement. This represents several weeks of hard work to create an accurate illustration of a North American waterfowl. STEAM Link students and Studio Art students even visited McNary Wildlife Refuge to get a close up look at waterfowl and their habitats and learn about conservation.

Watch the hallways for more ducks on display. Some are also currently on display at the Richland School District K-12 Art Show at WSU.


These are the winning entries:

Eric Bauman (7th grade) – Hooded Merganser pair

Jamie Hamilton (9th grade - Cinnamon Teal

Isabella Levy – (8th grade) - Widgeon

Micaiah La Belle (9th grade) - Common Goldeneye

Esme Nelson (8th grade) – Green Winged Teal pair

Shay Perlot – (6th Grade) – Fulvous Whistling Duck

Jamie Ray (6th Grade) - Trumpeter Swan

Lore Walter (5th Grade) - Red Head pair


Richland School District Art Show at WSU Tri-Cities

HomeLink is one of the schools displaying art work in the show, which will be on display until Thursday May 19. Viewing hours are from 10 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday. We hope that you will take your students to go see it! There are so inspiring art works on display!


Maryhill Field Trip

Mrs. Bevans’ secondary Art students took a trip to the Maryhill Museum of Art, to see precious memorabilia from Queen Marie of Romania, fine paintings, sculptures and art work by Rodin, incredible chess sets, Fashion dolls from Paris, Native America Art, and interesting modern sculptures.

Seniors 2016

It's finally here... Graduation!

Date: Friday, June 3, 2016

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Three Rivers Convention Center