The Raider Lead
September 2022 Edition
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A Message from the Principal
Hello, Raider Family,
Welcome to the November edition of the Raider Lead school newsletter! We are excited to share our learning and leadership with you and prepare you for our big rocks this month.
We will be studying Habit 4: Think Win-Win. This is the habit of seeing life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. You can learn more about Habit 4 below by exploring our Home Habit Huddle activity with your family.
We will be hosting our first ever goal signing event this month along with our fall book fair and a number of other events and activities! Make sure you review the BIG ROCKS calendar below for all the details!
Let's practice habit 4 this month as we partner together to be amazing Raiders!
Inspiring life-ready leaders!
Angela A. Tanner
Habit 4: Sammy and the Pecan Pie
BIG ROCKS for the Month of November
- 11/2- Fun Run (Wear Athletic Clothes and Shoes)
- 11/7-11/17- "Kiss the Goat" Golf Team Fundraiser
- 11/7-18- Clemson/Carolina canned food drive
- 11/8- Election Day Holiday (No School)
- 11/9- Interim Reports Emailed; Book Fair Begins!
- 11/10- Goal Signing Night 6:00 p.m. (Wear Leadership or Raider Shirts)
- 11/11- RED, WHITE, and BLUE DAY for Veteran's Day!
- 11/13- World Kindness Day
- 11/14- "No to Mean! Yes to Green! (Wear Green for Kindness Day); FSD2 Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. @ District Office Board Room
- 11/15- Guidance Department Parent Night (6-8)
- 11/17- Kiss the Goat! Finale
- 11/21-11/25- Thanksgiving Holidays! (No School)
- 11/29- Middle School Basketball @ HPEM gym (5:30)
Highlights from Boo-k or Treat!
Tracking our WIGs! (Wildly Important Goals)
Our students and homerooms are tracking their iReady WIGs for Reading and Math. We will keep you updated each nine weeks on our progress!
i-Ready Family Center Resources! (Grow those goals!)
i-Ready Central Resources | Family Center - Home
The i-Ready Family Center is the place to learn how you can support and encourage your student's success with i-Ready. Watch Video Guidance and tips for students learning at home Learn More Resources and tips for interpreting student data. Learn More These tips and tools will support your student if they are taking the i-Ready Diagnostic at home.
HPEM Family Engagement Policy
Help us create a new school mission statement!
HPEM Extended Day Opens! (This is NOT Boys and Girls Afterschool Program)
Extended Application (There are still some spots available!)
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
ALL STUDENTS will receive breakfast and lunch at NO COST for the 2022-2023 school year.
Raider RN Report
Happy November, Raiders!
Fall has arrived and along with it,it has brought illnesses. We have seen hand, foot and mouth virus, Rhinovirus (Common cold), RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) and the Flu, all in the last 4 weeks (I have attached information links below). Although these illnesses are usually mild for children, we are seeing more of it and it is making more children than usual severely ill across the State.
Thoughts why? We basically ridded their little bodies of all their naturally acquired immunity over the last two years during the pandemic. We locked our children away from any outside activities or contact from people (other than their family members) all in hopes of keeping them healthy from COVID. Now, we have to build up their natural immunity again just like we did when they were babies. Remember that first year of daycare or school when they stayed sick all the time? Their nose never stopped running and they caught every little thing. Then magically they stayed well 90% of the time after that year. Students of all ages are experiencing this again, and we are now waiting for that time for them to stay well again. I’m not saying by any means that what we did to protect our children was wrong, I’m just explaining why we are seeing what we are seeing now.
With this being said, there are steps we can take to help lessen the spread of these illnesses. First, if your child is not feeling well then let them stay home.(I know we are tightening down on attendance, but if your child is truly sick we will work with you. Make sure you send medical notes and reach out to your child’s teacher to get any missed assignments.) Next, work with your child on the importance of keeping their hands out of their mouth and nose. Most illnesses are orally or respiratorally transmitted. Also, help teach them to cover their cough by using the crook of their elbow, or if they have no tissue, the inside neck of their shirt. Lastly, work with them on handwashing or the use of hand sanitizer. They need to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer anytime they cough or sneeze into their hands, blow their nose, use the restroom, and before they eat.
These are just a few things to help us work together to keep our students and children well over the upcoming fall and winter. I also encourage you to talk with your child's health care provider to make sure they are up to date on any immunizations or vaccinations they may need or that they recommend, such as the flu vaccine.
As always, Mrs. Jodi and I are always here to help you in any way to keep our students safe and well. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Mary Alice Faulkenberry,RN
Florence County School District Two Lead Nurse
Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School Nurse
Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School Nurse
November Home Habit Huddle!
We are learning about habit 4 for the month of October: Think Win-WinW. Use the November Home Habit Huddle activities below to connect as a family and have some fun together.
Complete the form below to submit your family for the Family Leadership Feature!
Raider Reading Corner
Here's a short "article" that may help you help your students at home with reading!
Swinging the Sword- Gifted and Talented
The social-emotional needs of gifted learners, as well as all children, is important. It is imperative for all children to feel safe at school, have the opportunities to express their feelings, and are encouraged and taught to respect others.
Gifted children demonstrate greater maturity in some domains over others, they may be at greater risk for specific kinds of social-emotional difficulties if their needs are not met.
These aspects may include heightened awareness, anxiety, perfectionism, stress, issues with peer relationships, and concerns with personality identity and fitting in with social groups. Parents, adults, and/or caregivers need to stay aware and up-to-date with their specific child's needs, and help shape a framework for strong social-emotional health.
Early Childhood Resources for Families (Click on Document Below!)
Monthly Average for Absences in October
Our yearly average for absences was 9% for 2021-2022. We need to significantly reduce this percentage for the 2022-2023 school year. Research shows that students who are chronically absent from school perform much lower academically than their peers. Student attendance is critically important to student academic achievement. Please make every effort to ensure that your student(s) are at school on time each day ready to learn!
In October, our average for absences was 7%. There was no improvement from September! Let's keep move this number down in November!
November Attendance Goal for Absences
Take the Family Kindness Challenge this November!
HPEM Parent and Student Handbook 2022-2023
HPEMS Parent and Student Handbook 2022-2023 Parent & Student Handbook 2022-2023 DISCLAIMER: The school and administrative rules contained in this handbook are based on normal school operations. These may be amended or altered due to organizational or schedule c...
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