OCTOBER 7, 2022
It was another amazing, action packed week to be a Homestead Husky! We had warm weather, blue skies, and the neighborhood bear kept his distance! This edition of the Husky Update will cover the following topics:
- Red Ribbon Week
- Flag Football
- Kindergarten Readers
- Lost and found
Have a great weekend and we look forward to welcoming students on Monday morning!
Movie night was a huge success thanks to all the hard work from SLC students, Mrs. Lenoir, and Mrs. Branda! We had record turn out and are thankful for everyone that spent their Friday night at Homestead. All funds raised will be used toward community services projects, which are voted on by SLC.
The next movie night will be held in December and more details will be provided in November.
GHOST, BAT, AND PUMPKIN POPS
Ghost, bat, and pumpkin pops sales are off to an amazing start. Students are pumping out pops as fast as the orders are coming in. Students are working before school and during lunch to fill orders, so please be patient.
SLC is taking orders until October 27, 2022. All proceeds from pops will be used toward community service projects voted on by SLC.
RED RIBBON WEEK
OCTOBER 24 - OCTOBER 31
The theme for Red Ribbon Week is..... "These paws don't touch drugs!"
Spirit weeks days:
10/24- "Team Up Against Drugs" - Team jersey/color day
10/25- "Drugs can't find me" - Camo day
10/26- "A healthy me is drug free" - Work out gear day
10/27- "Put a cap on drugs!" - Crazy hat day
10/31- "Scaring drugs away" Halloween Costume Day
The Red Ribbon Week Pep Rally will be held on October 24, 2022 at 2:30 PM and will feature a live band and a fashion show. The poster winners will be announced and SLC members will perform a skit. Big thank you to Mrs. Johnston for securing the band!
4th and 5th grade students took a risk with a traditional folk dance from Jalisco, Mexico titled “Los Machetes.” Traditionally this dance showcased a harvesters skill with a Machete. Thankfully no appendages or body parts were harmed thanks to our faux Machetes a.k.a. rhythm sticks.
2nd and 3rd graders studied La Raspa, a Folk Song and Dance from Veracruz, Mexico.
Veracruz is on the Gulf Coast and is a city where people could sell and share goods and traditions from all over the world. This dance blends traditional dances such as the Czech polka and steps from the indigenous Yaqui people. These are then combined with European rhythms for a fun and lively dance.
This week in health the wonderful Mrs. Troup covered the following topics:
- Kindergarteners learned the 5 senses
- 1st graders studied body systems
- 2nd graders mastered the parts of the brain
- 3rd graders took a closer look at the eye ball
- 4th graders studied teeth and learned the reason beavers and porcupines have orange teeth
- 5th and 6th graders explored the brain and cells within
Next week is also a health week and we look forward to learning more fun facts!
Huskies took on Nunaka, Willow Crest, and Rilke Schule on Wednesday night and crushed it! Students played their hearts out and had amazing sportsmanship. Huskies travel to Taku Elementary next week to take on three more teams. Go Huskies! Thank you for Coach Payne and Mr. Noyes for bring so great!
Practice will be held Monday, October 10, 2022 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.
The PTO is hosting a general meeting on October 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the library. If anyone has business they would like discussed at the meeting please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO is still looking for members and we would love to have you! As always, thank you to the amazing group of PTO members who spend their Friday mornings popping popcorn!
The Fall Carnival is back and we couldn't be more excited. Please join us for the Fall Carnival on October 27, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There will be games, face panting, cake walk, cotton candy and popcorn. More information will be released in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fall Carnival!
It's only October and we already have kindergarten readers. Having kindergarteners read to the office staff is a highlight of our week. Hard work in the classroom and at home is paying off! Way to go, Huskies!
HAPPENINGS AROUND HOMESTEAD
LOST & FOUND
Stop on by and check out our lost and found. Please label all winter gear coming to school as we have many students with the same gear.