HES Happenings

Where our Monomoy students are 'fin'tastic!

OCTOBER 21, 2016

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18,150 'Fin'tastic observed acts of Respectful, Responsible, Safe and Ready To Learn actions = Friendly "Dress Up DAY" at HES! With 6 TEAM SHARKS placed in our "WE ARE 'FIN'TASTIC" Shark Tank. we celebrate together our hard work and effort!!

Our 4th grade Student Council has voted to celebrate this achievement with a school-wide " Dress Up Theme Day" on Monday, October 24th.

They understood that we have the youngest population in school and during their classroom visits on Friday, encouraged the students to be creative, but dress up in a friendly and non-violent manner with outfits that show their faces.

Kindergarten has choosen the theme of "FUN HAT DAY" but other ideas include dressing up as your favorite:

  • Sea (hint sharks?) or Land Creature
  • Famous Person
  • Sports Team
  • Superhero
  • Food Item or Object

NOTE: SCHOOL COLORS or HES/MONOMOY gear is always appropriate on "School Spirit Days"!

Thanks for your cooperation and support.

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"Music Counts Every Day" at HES - The Composer and Composition that we will be listening to every morning as we get the day started at HES next week will be Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens.

The music this week has a Halloween theme and was suggested by Ms. Cook. Thanks for the great suggestion.

During the years that Saint-Saëns was composing, many beautiful buildings (including the Eiffel Tower), churches and instruments were being built in France. The compositions that Saint-Saëns is most known for include Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre and his Symphony No. 3, which features an organ just like the ones that were being built at that time.

Danse Macabre is a spooky piece of music that depicts an old French superstition.
On Halloween night, skeletons dance to the music of a violin. Here, Saint-Saëns uses the xylophone to imitate the sound of their rattling bones! The skeletons dance all night long until dawn; when they must return to their resting places.

The question this week is: Does the xylophone have wood or metal bars?

Answers will again be worth 2 drops/bubbles…………..

The answer to last week's question is: the clarinet.


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Harlem Wizard "SWAGG" on display at HES school after the game...thanks for cheering the team on and support the class of 2018. A fun and exciting time for all!

"HESnapshot" - The featured staff of the week at HES

The first half our our Grade 1 TEAM.
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PARENT CONFERENCES = HALF DAYS with 12:30 PM DISMISSALS on Tuesday (October 25th) & Thursday (October 27th). 'Grab & Go' bag lunches will be offered to students on half-day schedules.

Lunch schedules are modified on half-day dismissals. Students go to the cafeteria at designated times between 10 AM - 11:15 AM and have have an opportunity to buy a lunch if they did not bring in a snack/lunch to eat. All students eat it in the classrooms with their classmates before the 12:30 PM dismissal.

Each bag lunch includes a sandwich, celery sticks, apple and choice of milk.

Sandwich choices are:

  • Turkey w/Cheese
  • Ham w/Cheese
  • Sunbutter w/Jelly
  • Cheese only

Informational Flyers and Community Program Opportunities

Please enjoy reading the Home & School Connection 'October" edition


and Two supplemental Home & School Connection flyers: 'Homework Success" & "Building Better Behavior"


Stop & Shop A+ Rewards program directly benefits our students if you select HARWICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - ID #07086 when you register your card.


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