I am looking forward to the holiday season! Many things are happening around the elementary school. As students returned from Thanksgiving break, they began taking the FastBridge assessments in reading and math. Many teachers are also planning fun activities for the month of December to celebrate the Holiday season!
Due to the world we are in, I am sad that our students will not be able to participate in Holiday program. However, Sarah Decker our elementary music teacher is working on a special project with K-5 students that will be shared onto our Facebook page and google classrooms for parents to watch during the week of Dec 14-17.
Elementary Staff wish you a Healthy Holiday Season and we look forward to the new year 2021!
December 17 Early Dismissal 1:30 pm
December 21-Jan 1 Christmas Vacation
January 4- School Resumes
SD Parent Connection Literacy Tip
Reading Focus: Phonemic Awareness | Grade: K/1, 2/3, 4/5
Rhymes are wonderful to help kids with phonemic awareness, which is the building block for strong reading skills.
“I’m wearing something warm that rhymes with boat.”
“I see something that rhymes with pig.”
“There is something green that rhymes with knees.”
Continue with other words as you go throughout your day!
For more ideas, blogs and videos for parents and reading go to:
Parent Engagement Survey
Math Fact Fluency
K-12 PTA Announcements
PTA has many ways to support the school and earn money for our K-12 students:
- Lynn Receipt-The class that brings in the most receipt will win a doughnut party for the class. Lynn's Dakotamart will donate $100 for every $10,000 in receipts we bring in, including Gas receipts. Due by January 7!
- Box Tops have gone digital and be added through the app, help us earn money.
- Amazon Smile-With every purchase by shopping from http://www.smile.amazon.com and selecting Hot Springs Elementary PTA in Hot Springs, SD as your charity. Amazon will make a donation out to PTA with every purchase at NO cost to you.