September 15, 2023
Note from the Principals
During our first full week of school, we have been excited to see our students settling into their school routines. This week we kicked off HHES Kindness Initiative with a sports spirit day and compliment challenge. We have enjoyed sharing more about the importance of treating others with kindness here at school. Several students created kindness posters as a part of this week's kindness activity and you can check out some of our outstanding examples below. Next week, students will be playing kindness focused games in the lunchroom and will be able to share messages of kindness on our school's Kindness walls! Our week 2 poster is below.
We are continuing to focus on on-time attendance at HHES. While we know that illness can happen, we want to be sure that students are here when they are healthy and get the opportunity to learn with their peers each day. There are numerous benefits that come from regular school attendance including:
- increased reading proficiency levels (Nationwide, 17% of chronically absent students are reading at grade level by 3rd grade, compared to 64% of those attending regularly)
- increased grades in middle school
- better chance of on-time high school graduation and college attendance
Thank you for helping your students get to school each day so that we can make every minute of learning count!
Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership!
~ Meredith and Michael
Kindness Week 2
Kindness at HHES
PWT - People Working Together
PWT is looking for a few great volunteers! In order to make our PWT Halloween Carnival happen, we have three volunteer positions that must be filled. We will also need additional parent volunteers on the night of the event. Our three open Carnival Volunteer tasks are:
1. Event point person
Facilitate planning meetings
Communicate all blurbs for newsletter and social media reminders to Julie Ruhl or Ashla Green
Create flyer for event
Assist with set up and tear down
2. Carnival Games
7-8 games (in PWT portable)
Inform PWT board what supplies are needed
Day of event- set up each game using carpet squares under every prop, use correct tape on gym floor for any games, place 1 full bag of candy at each game
Day of event- refill candy as needed for students and tear down at end of event
3. Volunteer coordinator
Coordinate HMS students to man each trick or treat door (2 students per classroom)
Coordinate HHS students with their parents to run each food station (adult supervision at all times due to the handling of money)
Coordinate HHS students to run cakewalk station
Coordinate HHS students to run craft station
Coordinate HHS students to run each game (2 students per game)
Day of event- assign student volunteers to their designated locations
If you have anya questions about these events, or would like to sign up for one of these volunteer opportunities, you can contact our PWT at email@example.com.
Tomorrow is the final day to purchase HHES spirit wear. You can check out the spirit wear online store here.
Finally, we hope that you can join us for our PWT Spirit Night at MOD Pizza and Menchies on Sept. 20. Please see the flyers below for more information.
Upcoming Events Calendar
September 16: Final Day to Order PWT Spirit Wear
September 17: Constitution and Good Citizenship Day
September 20: Kindness Shines Bright Day - Neon Spirit Day
September 20: MOD Pizza PWT Night
September 26: Fall Picture Day
September 27: Tip of the Cap to Kindness Day - Hat Spirit Day
October 2: Custodial Workers' Day - Thank you, Dennis, John, Isabel, and Amador!
October 4: Wild About Kindness Day - Mismatch Spirit Day
October 10: PWT Meeting - 1 p.m.
October 11: Multiply Kindness Day - Match with Friends Spirit Day
October 13: No School - Teacher in Service Day
October 18: Unity Day - Wear Orange for Kindness
October 20: Make Kindness Comfortable - PJ Spirit Day
October 23 - 27: 3 Hour Early Release - Parent Teacher Conferences
October 23 - 27: Scholastic Book Fair
October 28: PWT Halloween Carnival