July 23, 2023
PTA General Meeting (In-Person & Virtual)-Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Cheetah FamilyFest-Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 9:30-11:30am
Salamanders Cheetah Pride Event-5:40pm. On Sunday, July 30, 2023
July 31: 1st Day of School for Track 4
August 1: Fall Pictures Tracks 2 & 4
August 7: Tears & Cheers for Kindergarten Families for track 4
Track 4 Kindergarten, CCK, and ECS1 ONLY
Decline Bus Transportation if Not Needed
If your student is assigned to transportation and is not a rider, please complete the information linked HERE so that WCPSS has the most up-to-date information for transportation planning. Note: Submitting this form will remove your student from both yellow bus and vendor (cab) transportation service.
Picture Day Tracks 2 & 4-August 1st
Pictures for Tracks 2 & 4 will be on Tuesday, August 1st 2023 . Picture orders will be placed online this school year, and Strawbridge will provide a code for families to use. Picture envelopes will be available if there are families who would like to purchase pictures but cannot complete the online form. These pictures are prepaid (no preview) and will be the individual pictures that go in the yearbook.
Purchase Code found HERE
Click the letter below to learn more about the Positivity Project and to view the yearly calendar:
This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Teamwork. Teamwork means you work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.
Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Those who demonstrate strengths in teamwork often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources in order to further group goals and help toward the greater good.
For individuals, teamwork often means deferring or delaying individual accomplishments in order to ensure that the group maintains a high level of success. Their commitment to the larger group effort makes them good teammates. The positive feelings associated with being part of a larger whole -- can be highly beneficial and combat selfishness and egotism.
To practice and encourage the character strength of teamwork with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
Have a wonderful week!
Beginning of Year Tips for Parents
Start the year with a new perspective-give the new teacher your support
Focus on the positive-it’s easy for us to get caught up in our children’s worries or concerns. Be their voice of reason and positivity!
Plan ahead for daily routines-prepare the night ahead to decrease chaos the next morning.
Encourage healthy habits regarding food, snacks and exercise.
Make sleep a priority–students with little sleep have a difficult school day.
Limit ALL screen time.
Make time for play & relaxation every day.
Talk to your kids & let them tell you everything they want to about their day.
Parents, please take a moment to watch the following video on how to properly care for your child's WCPSS device. [video link]
For kindergarten and first-grade students, their devices will be left at school. Students from second to fifth grade should bring their device to school every day, ensuring it is fully charged. Establishing a regular habit of charging Chromebooks at home will contribute to your child's success and readiness for school.
Parent Teacher Association
Our HSES GoPlaySave coupon book fundraiser starts July 24th (tracks 1, 2, 3) and August 7th (track 4)! Be on the lookout for a GPS envelope (with QR code) and informational flyer sent home with your student. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help fund our Cultural Arts programs for the 2023-24 school year. GPS ends for ALL tracks on August 21st. Thanks for your support!
PTA General Meeting
Become a PTA Member!
Parent/Guardian (1) Membership, click HERE!
Family (2) Membership, click HERE!
Why join the HSES PTA?
Get involved: The #1 reason why every parent should join the PTA is for the benefit of your child. Research shows that children perform better when parents are involved both at home and at school.
Advocacy: Power in numbers.
Access resources: Free e-learning course, e-newsletter.
Be in the know: PTA Takes Action Network provides updates on legislative issues.
Deals: Special offers and discounts from corporate sponsors via our MemberHub site.
Be able to vote in general meetings, have access to minutes from monthly board meetings, as well as receive emails from the PTA about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
Put your PRINT on the HSES Walk of Fame!
For JULY ONLY! Purchase a PAW PRINT for $15 (regular price $35) and display your child’s name, family’s name, business name, favorite teacher’s name for the entire school year! Click HERE!
Rent the Spirit Rock!
The HSES Spirit Rock is a great way to send a message for all to see! Congratulate your favorite student on an accomplishment, wish a student a Happy Birthday, celebrate a team win or let everyone know how much you love our school. Reserve the Spirit Rock HERE ($25/week).