February 5, 2021
This week in ART!
It’s clay week in the art room here at Alward! Students have been having a blast creating with clay! Clay is a wonderful form of art that challenges students' creative thinking and art skills. We are quickly filling up every shelf in the art room with gnomes, dragons, mugs, teacups, penguins, turtles and vases! I have been so impressed with the student's determination and imagination when working with clay this week.
2021/22 PK/K Enrollment
Online registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. To be eligible, children must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2021.
Please check out the HPS website for complete instructions on enrollment.
Winter Break - No School
Monday, Feb. 8th, 8am
3811 Port Sheldon Street
Friday, Feb. 12th, 8am-4pm
3811 Port Sheldon Street
1. Volunteers will not be allowed in the building. We will be sure to post lots of pictures on our facebook page!
2. All snacks and candy MUST be pre-packaged. NO homemade goodies!
3. Check with your classroom teacher on food allergies!
4. All Valentine's Day Cards need to be turned in February 10.
PTC Virtual Family Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, March 4th, 6:30pm
This is an online event.
Save the date for a virtual Family Scavenger Hunt on a Facebook Live, Thursday, March 4th at 6:30. Be watching for more information to come out soon! We are super excited that we figured out a way to have a family fun event!
January 19, 2021 PTC Meeting - The minutes from the January 19 meeting are posted on the website! Check it out here.
Amazon Smile - Use this link to do all of your Amazon shopping and our school will earn money!
Family Fare Receipts - Turn in your Family Fare receipts and our school will earn $1,000 for every $150,000 in receipts that we collect. We just earned a $1,000 check for our school and are on our way to the next $1,000! Keep sending those receipts in!
BoxTops - Collecting Box Tops is another way we earn money for our school! We collect Box Tops all year!
The PTC is providing treats for the lounge and for dinners during Parent Teacher Conferences. Please feel free to sign up if you are able! Thank you so much for your willingness to show appreciation for our teachers!
Georgetown Little League
Registration is now open for Georgetown Little League. Visit www.georgetownll.com for registration and boundary information. Note: You can sign up in Georgetown Little League if your child either lives OR goes to a school within the GLL boundary.
FREE Breakfast and Lunch
On Friday, October 9, the USDA announced that they would be extending the Summer Food Service Program’s free meals for all students at all schools through June 30, 2021. The SFSP is a continuation of the operating rules in place during the spring/summer school closure from March-August 2020.
All complete meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served at NO COST to children 18 and under (or up through age 26 for individuals with special needs).
What comes with lunch? Lunches include protein (meat/meat alternatives), whole grains, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Students can select 3, 4, or all 5 items. The meal must contain a fruit or vegetable to qualify as a complete meal. Students will still be charged for any other purchases like: milk only, bottled water/juices, additional entrees, etc.
Families do NOT have to fill out additional paperwork to receive meals for free. Free/Reduced Meal Applications will still be collected for the purposes of Math/Reading Title I programs, as well as for discounts on athletic fees, testing fees, college application fees, etc. You can apply for meals at www.lunchapp.com.
For our remote learners, the Remote Meal pickup dates, times, and procedures will remain the same but all meals will be free. Remote Learner families will continue to receive a weekly email for ordering.
Mary Darnton, Food Service Director
UPDATED COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
- Visit Our Website: Our school website will be updated on a regular basis as it will be the main source of information for our parents and community members. We will no longer have an Alward Blog as we are looking to consolidate and simply communication to our families.
School Messenger: Regular communication from school messenger will be sent out via email, phone calls, or text messages to keep you in the loop on what is taking place at Alward!
Social Media: Follow our story by liking us on...
Facebook: Like us on Facebook-facebook.com/AESEaglePride
Twitter: Like us on Twitter @AlwardElem
Google Classrooms: We will no longer have individual blogs for teachers. Teachers will be updating their Google Classroom Sites on a weekly basis.