February 19th, 2019-Issue 24
Black History Month
Henry's Freedom Box: The True Story from the Underground Railroad
by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson
Honey, I Love: and other love poems
By Eloise Greenfield
pictures by Diane and Leo Dillon
a poem by Walter Dean Myers
pictures by Christopher Myers
Goin' Someplace Special
by Patricia C. Mckissick and Jerry Pinkney
Lift Your Light a Little Higher
The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer
by Heather Henson
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama
by Amanda Lucidon
Parents! You put in the effort to ensure your child is successful and we want to recognize you. The Parent of the Year (POY) Award is a way to recognize a parent(s)/caregiver(s) who have made an impact on their child's success, as well as, other significant contributions to the school. Parents will be nominated for a chance to be awarded as the Parent of the Year at the campus and district levels. Nominations are open! For more information, visit your campus engagement coordinator or an administrator.
POY Nomination Application: http://ow.ly/T2hx50kos1Z
Feb. 26th: Visit from Harriet Tubman
March 5th: Class Picture Day!
March 7th: 3rd-5th Grade Glow Dance!
March 8th: NO School
March 15th: Career Day on Campus!
HSI is parterning with the Thinkery for an amazing opportunity! Thinkery Camps are week-long summer camps that focus on STEAM-based, hands-on, collaborative learning for grades Pre-K thru 5th. Please click the link below for more information and how to register!
Tutorials and Clubs Schedule
Sign ups for the outside programs we host are now open!
Soccer Shots: Register online at https://austin.ssreg.org/add.html?classID=254954 or 512-420-9450
Mad Science: Session I has been canceled. Session II begins April 3 and ends May 8. Registration for Session II is open and ends March 27!
Get involved in your child's school today! https://harmony.voly.org/
Show your kids that you take interest in their education while sending a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. If you have something to offer or just want to help out in whatever way you can, talk about it with teachers. They might arrange something with you personally or you may speak with Ms. Montenegro, our Engagement and Support Coordinator, who can direct you to an opportunity right for you!
Here are some way you can volunteer:
-act as a classroom helper
-mentor or tutor students
-help organize, cater, or work at fundraising activities
-lunchroom or recess monitor
-help chaperone school events (graduation ceremonies, dances, assemblies, etc.)
-Library assistant or help with story time.
-Help with after school clubs
-volunteer to speak in classrooms for Career Day.
-AND MANY MORE!
Engagement and Support Coordinator
Get School Messages Quickly and easily!
The purpose of this program is to build relationships between the school and the home informing parents of student specific classroom information, as well as various HPS programs and school events that are available. Take the opportunity to get to know your teachers outside of school! If you would like to put in a request for a home visit, please contact your students' teachers or our campus Engagement and Support Coordinator for more information!