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Welcome to September. Fall is on it's way!

So hard to believe that in a few days we will say hello to September. I do love fall and that it brings; Pumpkin anything, football, windows open, wonderful colors outside and comfy sweatshirts at home. I am thankful to live in an area where we get to enjoy the change in seasons and appreciate the wonder of the world.

HPE Listserve - Important Information

For the time being, I have imported all the E-mails from the List Serve into this program. (Smore). You can unsubscribe at the bottom if you do not wish to receive the newsletters or E-mails.

Important Dates

  • September 3rd - Student MAP Scores from Spring go Home - 4-6 only
  • September 4th - Spirit Day - Wear your HPE shirts
  • September 9th - Volunteer Training @ 1:30 (Sign up below)
  • September 9th - After School Fitness Club Begins
  • September 10th - Volunteer Training @ 6:00 (Sign up below)
  • September 10th - New Family Dinner and Information Night
  • September 14th - Culver's Night (5-8)
  • September 24th - Connect2Learn Parent Night (See information Below)

Volunteer Training - Option One

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 1:30-2pm

400 Southeast Millstone Avenue

Lee's Summit, MO

In order to volunteer at Highland Park, you must go through a brief volunteer training. This is for parents that would like to volunteer in classrooms or other areas of the school during the school day. You only have to do this one time for your entire tenure at HPE. You do NOT have to attend this training if you are only planning on helping with Holiday Parties or attending Field Trips. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Volunteer Training - Option Two

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 6-6:30pm

400 Southeast Millstone Avenue

Lee's Summit, MO

In order to volunteer at Highland Park, you must go through a brief volunteer training. This is for parents that would like to volunteer in classrooms or other areas of the school during the school day. You only have to do this one time for your entire tenure at HPE. You do NOT have to attend this training if you are only planning on helping with Holiday Parties or attending Field Trips. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

2015-16 HPE Choir

The HPE choir is open to any fourth, fifth, or sixth grade student. Members will serve as music leaders for Special Friends Days (November 23-24), the all school sing-a-long (December 18th), and Leadership Day (December 4th). There are NO auditions - the only requirement is a willingness to make music! Students will wear their HPE shirts and jeans for all performances.


All rehearsals will be held in the HPE Music Room, from 7:30 to 8:05 AM, on Friday mornings. Students will enter through the fire escape door. (The door will be opened at 7:20 AM.)


The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

September 11, 18, 25

October 2, 9, 30,

November 6, 13, 20

December 4, 11, 18

(No January Rehearsals)

February 9, 12, 19, 26

March 11, 18

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13


Please come be a part of this fun, leadership activity!


Gratefully,


Mr. Foreman, Music Teacher


Fitness Club


Hey Fitness Leaders!

Come join the fun and the tradition of our HPE Fitness Club! We get together after school to walk, run, and play!

In addition to modeling fitness and a healthy lifestyle, the staff and students are training for the October 10th Lee’s Summit Education Foundation Race for the Future. Each year, there is a contest between all Lee’s Summit schools to see which school has the most staff and students enter the race. Last year we DID NOT have enough participants to win a prize. Here’s a challenge to all fitness leaders…if you enter the race and beat any HPE staff member’s time, we will celebrate your fitness with an extra recess. If we are a top three school, you can help decide where the $500 prize money will be used for. Let’s see how many students and staff we can sign up for the Race for the Future. Let’s be the fitness leaders for the whole school district!

Staff members will train with HPE students on Mondays and Wednesdays AFTER school from 3:30 to 4:15. We will walk, run, and play some games. If you are unable to walk in the Race for the Future, that’s okay – please come join us at Fitness Club anyway. Fitness Club starts Wednesday, September 9. Parents are also invited to walk and help monitor students. If you give permission for your child to stay after school, please complete the WAIVER form and return it to your child’s teacher. In addition, we expect our students to use their leadership skills during fitness club and behave accordingly.

Make plans to pick up your child at 4:15 at the front of our building on Club days. Kids Country students will return to Kids Country at 4:15, as well.

In case of inclement weather (including excessive heat), we will stay indoors.

Club Dates (3:30 to 4:15) – Sept. 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30/Oct. 5 and 7

For more information, contact alyson.fortney@lsr7.net or kris.hood@lsr7.net


COMPLETE THE WAIVER FORM AT THE LINK BELOW AND RETURN TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER

Click here to Join Fitness Club


To sign up for the Race for the Future, go to www.lsedfoundation.com


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Online documents and forms help you keep up with school website items

To ensure that you stay up-to-date with the latest items posted to our website, Highland Park Elementary has a section of the website dedicated to documents. These include school news, PTA forms, programs and more. To receive an email update on the days we add items to the document page on the website, simply enter your email address in the subscribe box. Automated emails go out at 3:30 p.m. daily.


http://hpe.lsr7.org/documents/

Will you tell us your story about student success through R-7 Story Project?

Do you have a story about your child that you'd like to share focusing on his or her success in school? As part of "The Story Project," Lee's Summit R-7 is featuring personal stories about our students and their accomplishments in school. We are looking for stories about a specific incident or an individual school staff member making a positive difference for your child.

The stories may be about children from birth through high school and may be submitted by parents and guardians of both past and present students. For example, you might share a story about how your child's kindergarten teacher helped her overcome school anxiety or how a high-school coach helped your son become a school leader. Stories should be 200 words or less and should go to janice.phelan@lsr7.net. You may also contact Janice Phelan to provide general information, and she will draft your story for your review.

For more information about The Story Project, visit the website.


Families encouraged to visit website featuring student-related flyers

Lee's Summit R-7 families are encouraged to frequently visit the district's informational flyers web page to learn about a wide variety of family and children's activities and events. The website includes student-related informational flyers from the R-7 School District as well as Missouri not-for-profit organizations and is located at http://www.lsr7.org/parents/flyers/.


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