Hinton 4-6 Newsletter
Celebrating Positive Behaviors
We are able to do these events through fundraising. The teachers work concession stands during basketball season. If you are willing to help at a concession stand, please let your student's homeroom teacher know.
The annual Fun Night was sponsored by the student council on Friday, February 10, 2023.
The students were able to enjoy the movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and dance to the sounds of Mr. Tune's. There was pizza, pop and candy sold at the concession stand. It was a great evening!
Additional Days and Friday Dismissal Changes
So far this school year, we have missed six days of school due to inclement weather and the days our volleyball team participated in the finals. To make up these days, five days will be added on at the end of the school year. We will have school on May 22, May 23, May 24, May 25 and May 26.
Starting Friday, February 24 we will dismiss early on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. for south door pick up and buses will load at 2:05 from the PK-3 building. This will add 40 minutes of instructional time on Fridays and allow teachers to continue important collaboration time. This will help us reclaim the hours of the sixth day we missed.
All Band Concert
Music in 4-6
Students of the Month - December
Students of the Month - January
D.A.R.E Class Begins for 5th Grade
Drug Abuse Resistance Education
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles, California and since has grown to all 50 states and over 50 other countries.
The primary goal of D.A.R.E is to teach children smart and effective was to resist peer pressure and say "no" to drugs. Another goal of the program is to build children's social skills, enhance self-esteem and teach life lessons personalized by the Law Enforcement officer's teaching them. D.A.R. E bridges the gap between teachers and Law Enforcement in the classroom setting providing a unique and effective way of teaching skills to the youth.
The Plymouth County D.A.R.E office is Deputy Brandon Cabney.
The D.A.R.E program teaches students:
- Dangers of tobacco use
- Dangers of Vaping
- Suicide prevention
- Dangers of alcohol use
- Dangers of opioids/prescription pills
- Resistance strategies to combat peer pressure
- How to say no to drugs and violence
- How to value others opinion's
- How social media/media can influence our decisions
6th Grade Field Trip to Hillview
Reading at Home can Make a Huge Difference!
Make Reading A Part Of Your Family Time!
Family time is so important... Why not make reading a part of this valuable time with your kids?
Here are some tips for integrating reading into our daily family activities:
- Read bedtime stories
- Play a board game
- Visit your local library
- Read a recipe and cook something yummy together!
- Create a comfy reading space in your home.
- Put your child in charge of reading the grocery list at the store.
Choose Appropriate Reading Levels For Your Child
• Use the five finger rule. Open the book to any page and ask your child to read. Put up a finger every time your child does not know a word. If you have put up more than five fingers before the end of the page, this book is too hard for your child.
• Choose books that match your child’s likes and interests.
How To Read With A Beginning Reader:
o Encourage your child to use his/her finger to point to each word.
o Read a sentence and have your child repeat it.
o Take turns reading a sentence each or a page each.
o Talk about the story as you read it. What do you think will happen next? What does this story remind you of? How do you think this character feels?
o Don’t be afraid to read the same book again! Repeated reading helps build reading fluency!
Check For Understanding
- Start the book by making predictions. What do you think will happen in this story?
- Ask questions and make comments during the reading process.
- After reading a book, have your child tell you the events from the story in the correct order.
- What was the problem in this story?
- üHow did the character feel when...?
- Encourage your child to make connections. Does this story remind you of another book you read, an event in your life, a movie?
Keep plenty of reading materials in your home:
books, magazines, newspapers, and comic books.
Children enjoy having a variety of reading materials!
Dates to Remember
Feb. 17 – No School for Students: Staff PD Day
Feb. 20 – No School for Students or Staff
Feb. 24 – 2:00 Early Dismissal for staff professional development
Mar. 3 - 2:00 Early Dismissal for Staff Professional Development
Mar. 7 - All Band Concert
Mar. 9 – Spring Pictures
Mar. 10 - 2:00 Early Dismissal for staff professional development
Mar. 13– 1 hr. Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences; P-T Conferences 3:30-7:30
Mar. 14 - 1 hr. Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences; P-T Conferences 3:30-7:30
Mar. 17 – No School for Students or Staff
Mar. 24 - 2:00 Early Dismissal for staff professional development