Hurley Parent Newsletter

January 2020

Hurley Happenings!

Mark your calendars now for upcoming events at Hurley.

1/10- Hat Day- $1

1/16- PTA Meeting 6p.m.

1/20- MLK Day Holiday- No School

1/27-1/31- Bookfair

1/31- School Store

2/5- eLearning Day- Teacher Workday

2/13- School Dance 5-7p.m.

2/14- Teacher Workday

2/17- Teacher Workday

Welcome to Hurley Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Brown will be serving as Interim Principal for the remainder of the school year.

Hurley Celebrations!

All Stars of the Month: November

These students have been named All-Stars of the Month for November based on Rowan-Salisbury Schools core values of Friendship and Politeness.

CCAC: Phoenix Ratliff

Pre-K: Kamden Kelly

K: Isabella Avilez-Hernandez and Zachary Earnhardt

1: Stella Jennings and TyJae Wilson

2: Itzel Montalban Robledo and Rut Corporan Perez

3: Josie Gaukstern and Luis Aguirre Alvarado

4: Nadia Ahmed and Tanner Brown

5: Aiyanna Sherrill and Gabriel Gobble

Their names will be featured in the Salisbury Post.



Kindergarten is excited about 2020! We are working our way toward 100 Days of School. We will dress up like we are 100 and we will be doing all kinds of 100 Day activities. We will be working on the letters: bB, rR, fF and nN. In math we continue to work on number sense and we are working on teen numbers, numbers and quantities and answering the question, "how many?". We will be observing how things move and what causes those movements.

The weather has been crazy so far. Please remember to send a jacket to school with your child. We do go outside, weather permitting. If it is not too cold, we bundle up and go out. The playground can be somewhat muddy at times, please understand that shoes can get muddy.

We hope that everyone had a wonderful break! Happy New Year from the Kindergarten Team!


We will be working on Understanding Measurement in Math. In Science, we are working on the features and patterns of the Earth and moon. In ELA, we will continue to work on story elements including retelling, beginning, middle, end.


In January, we are now reading, writing, and comparing 3 digit numbers. We are using the same understandings of place value we learned with 2 digit numbers. Most students quickly grasp the idea that 150 is 1 hundred and 5 tens. The harder part to grasp is that 150 is also 15 tens, or 150 ones, or 10 tens + 50 ones. We will spend 4 to 5 weeks working on this skill before adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers in February.

We are also comparing and analyzing solids and liquids. What are the properties of each? What makes it a solid? What makes it a liquid? Can we change the state of the matter from a liquid to a solid or solid to a liquid and can we change it back to its original form?


This month we will begin looking at geometry concepts in Math. We will begin looking at force and motion in science and tying this along with context clues in reading.


Fourth grade will be learning about ecosystems this month in science, along with tying it in to literacy. In math, we will be introduced to working with decimals.

Please make sure that students that take their iPads home bring it to school CHARGED so that they are able to complete assignments.

At the end of the month, we will be taking a field trip to see a play at the Norvell Theatre.


Math: Looking at completing operations for fractions

ELA: We will be reviewing materials for our NC Check-Ins

January 31: We will be going to Norvell Theater to see Stuart Little

PTA Announcements

We always need volunteers to support students in classrooms, school store, money collection, and PTA surprises for staff! email- Sunshine Gaukstern at

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Hurley School Dance

Thursday February 13 5-7p.m.

Tickets: Pre-Sale-$5 At the Door: $6

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January Character Trait: Respect and Reliability

Developing character is an essential part of promoting one's personal/social development and self-esteem. Each month, we recognize specific character traits through Character Trait of the Month. Teachers reinforce these character traits in the classroom during Morning Meeting to help students promote positive behavior and demonstrate good character!

Character is what you do when no one's watching."

Other Hurley Info.....

Winter Book Fair Monday Jan. 27 - Friday Jan. 31

Normal Hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday): 7:15am-3:15pm

Extended Hours Wednesday: 7:15am-4:30pm

Book Fair closes at 12pm on Friday

Family Food Pantry- Coming Soon!

We are in the process of creating a family food pantry at Hurley; which will begin after winter break. Please consider helping with this project by bringing in non-perishable food items and hygiene products. This will help us get this project started.

Parent Resource Room

Don't forget to utilize the parent resource room to get FREE resources to help support your child's education.

Need Winter Clothing Items?

If any student is in need of winter clothing please contact Tamika Flores, our Community in Schools liaison.

Cold and Flu Season is here

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