APRIL SPLASH

APRIL NEWS AND NOTES

Note from the Principal

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family doing well. Now that we are officially into Spring, the end of the year is quickly approaching. There are lots of things that will happen in the next two months.


Students have been busy taking benchmark assessments in math, reading, writing, and science. Teachers will use the data from these assessments and their understanding of each student to continue to meet the needs of their students and to prepare them for STAAR testing which is coming up on April 6 (Writing) and May 11 (Math), 12 (Reading), and 13 (Science). Please continue to support your student as they work toward demonstrating mastery of grade level content in preparation for the next grade level.


While some things are appearing to return to some level of normal, we are still remaining vigilant with our COVID safety practices: wearing masks, social distancing and cleaning of hands and surfaces. Our students have been so amazing with taking these practices seriously. I am so proud of them all!


Make sure you check out the school calendar. There are lots of activities still to come!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Lee

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration will be held April 1-9, 2021. We are asking all of our parents to register during this window for the 2021-2022 school year. Registering during this window will ensure correct classroom placement and will allow us to plan adequate staffing for a smooth transition for your child's first year of school. If you need help or have any questions, we will make appointments for parents to come up to school for assistance.


https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/registration/admissions-attendance-and-transfers/pre-k

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From the School Attendance Office:

Please remember that whenever your child is absent, we must have a note from you explaining why the absence occurred. All notes must include the child’s first and last name, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, and your signature. If you have a doctor’s excuse, please attach it the note. Please feel free to use the attached form and make copies for future use. Thank you.

Campus Improvement Plan

Dear Parents,

The Campus Improvement Plan for the 2020-2021 school year is posted on the Hairgrove website if you would like to review it. If you would like a translator, please call the school at 713-896-5015. Someone will be available to assist you.

Library News

Readers are Leaders!

Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Book Fair! We are so excited about the renovations that will take place at our Hairgrove campus over the summer. We want to make sure all students and parents understand that our last day to check out books will be April 20th, and all books must be returned by April 23rd. It’s important that your children have books to read at home, so we encourage you to add books to your homes so our students can keep reading through April, May, June, and all summer long! We know that just 20 minutes a day of reading at home makes a huge difference in reading ability! Keep reading!

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District Practice Tests and STAAR Testing Dates

Please mark your calendar with these important dates to avoid doctor or dentist visits. The building will be closed to all visitors on these days. Please no drop offs, including lunch, because schedules are changed.

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Music Notes

Wow, students are creating beautiful music as they apply what they’ve learned all year.

Kindergarteners and first graders can now say hello in many different languages!

Second and third graders are improvising rhythm patterns on instruments.

Fourth and fifth graders are playing instruments in many different music styles.


Thank you for working so hard to be a better musician. Keep it up! Remember, practice makes better.


Ms. Bassi

Art News

Hello Awesome Hairgrove Artists and Families! I have an Art Challenge for you! Spend some time outside in the beautiful weather to create Art with Nature! Collect leaves, sticks, rocks, flowers, and any other natural items you find to arrange them in a unique way to make something creative. Try to capture a photo of your creation before the wind blows it away.
*Parents, as a reminder, in order to continue using our best creative skills on more fun and exciting projects, it is important that your children are prepared for art class. Please make sure they have the following materials ready to bring to art every day; pencils, crayons, markers, glue (stick) and scissors. I look forward to creating with our responsible Dolphin Artists!

P.E News

Hello Parents!


Just a reminder that all students need to bring a water bottle or container to school for the gym and throughout the day. Students get really thirsty after working out and playing. Also, please talk to your student about self control especially for Large Group classes such as PE, Art and Music. Spring is always a very exciting time and behaviors tend to get a little more challenging. So in order to stay safe, everyone must use self control and wise choices!


Thanks!

Coach Dyson and Coach Macko

Car Rider Corner

If you pick your child up in via the car rider line in the afternoon, please be sure to have your car rider number hanging from the rear view mirror before you enter the parking lot and leave it hanging until your child is safely inside of the vehicle. The staff members who are sending the numbers inside need to be able to see the number easily to expedite the process of having your child brought outside to you as quickly as possible and the staff members putting your child inside of the vehicle need to match the number hanging from the rear view mirror with the number on the child’s daily transportation card. If your car rider number is damaged and you need a new one, please stop by the front desk at your earliest convenience to pick up a new one.


We are asking our car rider parents to please be aware of both our students and staff during car rider dismissal. To help with the traffic flow, we use a staff member to direct traffic between the two lanes. Please be aware of the staff member and observe and follow the traffic directions that are being given. Please be sure that your foot remains on the break as your child enters the car and aware of other students and staff in the area. There have been several instances where the driver has been looking back at the child instead of in the direction that they are driving. This puts both staff and students in danger. We do not want any students or staff members to be hurt.


As a final reminder:

  • It is illegal to be on a cell phone in a school zone. The parking lot of a school is still part of a school zone.
  • Students are taken to the front office at 3:50 pm
  • Please park and bring your ID and Car Rider Tag to the front office.


Thank you for your compliance in helping the afternoon car rider line to run safely and efficiently.

Notes from Nurse Haley: April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month


National Autism Awareness Month focuses on increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism.


Friendly Reminders:


· Pre-K and Kindergarten parents please continue sending a pair of clean clothes in student’s backpack in case of any accidents.


· Please ensure students wear their masks daily


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.


Ana Haley, BSN, RN


COVID information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Virtual Clinic: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18Bt4BZVmiC5WX88gqgw2ZwTIfAQn0sW04cpE66sw_wU/edit?usp=sharing

Math News

Your child has access to two math programs at home that will support their learning at school. Both programs are web based and can be accessed from a phone, tablet, or computer. Your child is already using both of these programs at school and students already have their log in information for both of these programs.
Reflex Math – This program will help your child become fluent in their math facts. 2nd grade is working to become fluent in their addition facts and 3rd through 5th grade is working to become fluent in their multiplication facts. https://www.reflexmath.com/
Prodigy – This program will allow your child to practice multiple math skills in a problem solving format. https://play.prodigygame.com/

Hairgrove Students of the Month!

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CONGRATULATIONS, DOLPHINS!

Keep riding the WAVE!

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