HARRIET BISHOP MAY NEWSLETTER
WHAT'S THE BUZZ - Vol. 27 - No. 10
Calendar at a Glance - May 2023
- May 1
School Principal Day
- May 5
School Lunch Hero Day
- May 8
FAST Testing Begins
- May 8-12
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
- May 10
School Nurse Day
- May 11
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Patrols Field Trip to MOA
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade Field Trip to MIA
3:00 & 6:30 p.m. - Kindergarten Farm Program
- May 12
MCA/MTAS Testing Ends
TWINS/SPORTS THEMED DRESS UP DAY
7:15 p.m. - PTO Twins Family Night (Twins vs. Cubs)
- May 14
- May 18
12:30-3:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Energy & U Show
6:15 p.m. - PTO Meeting
- May 19
Last Day to Check Out Library Books
6:00-8:00 p.m. - PTO Family Fun Night
- May 23
1:15-2:15 p.m. - 5th Grade to Tour ERMS
- May 24
1:00-3:30 p.m. - 1st and 2nd Grade Fun & Field Day
- May 25
1:00-3:30 p.m. - 3rd and 4th Grade Fun & Field Day
- May 26
All Books Due Back to Library
FAST Testing Window Ends
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - 5th Grade Track Meet at BHS
- May 29
- May 31
5th Grade Field Trip to BIZZ Town
HB FAMILIES - WE NEED YOUR HELP
Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter.
HARRIET BISHOP RETIREES
Teachers and Staff members at Harriet Bishop would like to celebrate and thank six amazing staff members who will be retiring at the end of this school year.
The following people will be greatly missed by the Harriet Bishop Family:
Margo McKinney - ML Teacher
Jenny Hinman - Administrative Assistant
Cathy Carney - Educational Assistant
Sarah Becker - Media Educational Assistant
Diane Mcconnell - Educational Assistant
Kim Adamson - FOCUS Room Educational Assistant
Please join us in congratulating these staff members and thanking them for all of their years of dedication, love, and support to our students, community, staff, and families.
KINDERGARTEN FARM PROGRAM
Reminder for all incoming Kindergarten families:
Please remember to make your appointments for your child’s 5 year old Wellness visit to get their immunizations up to date before September 2023.
Any questions, please call the Health Office @ 952-707-3903
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a preschool program for children that are 4 years old as of September 1, 2023 here at Harriet Bishop. This has been a free program for families for the last several years. Spots fill quickly, so sign up today! Follow the link and click neighborhood schools to register.
FIELD TRIP TO MINNESOTA INSTUTE OF ART
3RD GRADE FIELD TRIP 5/18/23
5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP 5/31/23
REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Harriet Bishop was well represented at the Regional Science Fair in Mankato on Saturday, April 22.
42 schools, and over 350 students participated. All four individual projects from Kylie, Payden, Alexis and Grace won blue ribbons!
Our 4th grade team project from Finley and Hattie received a red ribbon.
All of our 3rd grade participants also received special awards! Alexis from the Chemistry Department, Grace from the Engineering Department. With Payden placing 3rd overall in 3rd grade engineering category!!
SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY
Summer School Registration - There are multiple programs available to students this summer. These include a general summer school session for current K-5 students as well as opportunities for 6th and 7th grade students, a STEM academy for current 8th grade students with the opportunity to earn high school credit. Please see the links below for more information.
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK HELP NEEDED
May 8th - 12th is teacher appreciation week! We celebrate this week by showing our appreciation for ALL of the Harriet Bishop Elementary teachers and staff!
Our theme this year is: Harriet Bishop Teacher and Staff belong on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Help us to roll the red carpet for ALL of our Harriet Bishop teachers and staff by participating in any of the following ways:
Help your student to make a “Fan Mail” thank you note for their teacher, and another member of the HB staff you want to show appreciation too. Students can deliver them any time during teacher appreciation week. (Extra copies are available in the office, you can send as many as you want!)
SIgn up to help during the weeks events
Sign up to bring non-perishable donations for the week's events, drop off any time by May 5th, There will be a labeled box at the upper entrance just inside the first set of doors.
Sign up to bring perishable food for the taco lunch on Tuesday May 9th at 10am.
Thank you for helping us celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff!
- HB PTO
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR DISTRICT 191 JOHN COSKRAN VOLUNTEER AWARD
Nominations are now open for the 2023 John Coskran Volunteer Award, presented annually in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Nominations are due by May 14.
The award honors extraordinary volunteers who give of their time and talents to enhance students’ educational experience and achievement, and/or demonstrate the importance of volunteerism and good citizenship.
Business people, community residents, students, parents and staff members are all eligible to receive this award. Selection is based upon effort, scope and impact of the volunteer’s service.
Nomination forms are available on the district website at www.isd191.org/volunteer or by contacting Aaron Tinklenberg, the district’s communications director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-707-2042.
Past recipients of the award cannot receive it for a second time. For more information about the award and to view past recipients, visit www.isd191.org/volunteer.
School District 191 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.
Harriet Bishop Elementary School's mission is to provide a rigorous curriculum within a flexible environment for a diverse population of students to develop the gifts and talents of each child. Children flourish in an environment that allows them to become self-directed learners and socially responsible citizens. By engaging in various learning experiences that promote cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and artistic growth, students will develop an identity and a global awareness. Our students will learn to capitalize on their potential through learning experiences, choices, and collaboration with peers. We foster and recognize critical thinking and accomplishment and expect excellence.