December 2, 2022
GREATness Happens Here!
Great evening fantastic families,
Welcome back! We have just 2 short weeks until our next break and our amazing educators are not wasting a minute of instructional time. We hit the ground running this week with a focus on small groups and targeting areas for growth with our scholars. We also came back to some amazing events, our 6th grade class visited the holocaust museum, our 3rd grade class had their rescheduled performance, our Belles & cheerleaders had a bake sale, and we had a school wide spelling bee. Everyone was excited to be back in the building.
This upcoming week we will have our December staff meeting Tuesday so the only after school activity will be Xplor. We are also looking forward to Coffee with the Principal and a 6th grade choir concert at West Wood Junior High on Wednesday. Thursday we will have the school day picture retakes and the 5th grade program. We will round out our week with another home basketball game vs Forestridge. Please remember Holi-grams are on sell this week until Friday 12/9/22. Serving this community is an absolute honor and we are thankful you chose Richardson ISD & Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet. #GREATnessHappensHere!
Around Campus This Past Week!
Cocoa & Cookies!
PTA plans to host a "Cocoa & Cookies" afternoon for our fabulous school staff on Friday, December 9. We'd love any special store-bought treats you'd like to contribute! The sign-up genius and more details can be found at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094eaea72fa5f4c43-cookies
We will also have a partner night Tuesday 12/6/2022 from 10:30a - 9:00p:
1240 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Please visit the HPPM Parent Teacher Website by clicking the link belowhttps://hppmpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home
Hi HPPM families!
We are Mrs. Flores & Mrs. Nelson and we are Hamilton Park's community liaisons. We are so honored to be a part of such a great school and community. We are here to help and support our Bobcat families and community in any way possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. #BobcatsRock
Week at a Glance
School Information & Updates
Parent Technology Education Event: Internet Safety for Parents, Guardian, and Community Members
Learn ways you can protect your children online no matter how they access the internet.
Technology changes all the time, and kids are constantly finding the newest websites, apps, and gadgets. While most children are not getting into trouble online, it’s up to all of us to teach basic rules of internet safety so they use all of these resources responsibly. The topics we will discuss are not specific to just one device or website.
Presented by: Lana Ahrens, Director of Training & Community Outreach at the Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Center.
Spanish translation available.
Thursday, January 19, 2023 6:00-7:00 pm in the PDC Auditorium. 701 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson 75080.
Health Services Update
Health Services Update
Dallas County Health and Human Services reached out to school district Health Services Directors last week issuing a warning regarding the next several months. DCHHS said, “we are seeing an upturn in flu and flu-like illness in the county. We are anticipating an unfavorable flu season this year and a possibility of a tridemic – Influenza, RSV and COVID.”
DCHHS is once again requiring ISD’s to report flu or flu-like illness, as well as reporting weekly COVID numbers. Throughout the last three years, ISD’s were only required to report COVID data.
RISD is observing a steady increase across the district in absences and students who are ill with flu-like illness. The campus nurses, health services leadership, and administration remain proactive in reminding staff and students of the importance of good and frequent hand washing and keeping all air purifiers turned on in classrooms and common spaces.
If your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please keep your child at home and notify your campus nurse.
According to DCHHS, the best protection against the flu virus is the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone except children younger than six months old. Flu vaccine locations can be found here: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/immunization-hours.php
State of Texas Kits Now Available to Parents
State of Texas Kits Now Available to Parents
Texas law (S.B. 2158) requires school districts to make inkless, in-home fingerprint and DNA identification kits available to parents or guardians of elementary and junior high students, upon request.
Parents may complete a kit to keep at home to provide to law enforcement authorities if assistance is ever needed to locate and return a missing child.
This program is an optional tool for parents to keep at home. Kits should not be returned to any RISD school or employee. Parents or guardians interested in an in-home fingerprint and DNA identification kit should contact their elementary or junior high school’s front office.
Reminders & Upcoming Events
Let's Help RISD Students at Lake Highlands High School!
We ARE … LH! Lets get everybody talking ‘bout LAKE HIGHLANDS, TEXAS!
Of course, LHHS beat Northside in Round 4 of the Hot 93.3 Friday Night Lights SPIRIT CONTEST! We’re moving onto the FINAL ROUND vs Keller High School (they’ve been racking up 30,000K+ votes each week). Get your votes in before 11:59PM on Sunday, November 13th.
Please go vote and then share, post, tweet, text, messenger pigeon, print and post in your classroom the attached graphic or voting link: Hot933Hits.com/FridayNightLights
Let’s go WIN that $1000 Grand Prize. Go CATS, Beat Keller!
Calling All Kindergarten to 2nd Grade (K-2) Parents!
Do you have a child in grades K-2? Are you looking for ways to help your child become a super star reader? If this describes you, we are excited to offer our “Parent as Teacher Literacy Model.”
This dynamic K-2 Literacy initiative is designed especially for you and created to help you support your Little Learner in developing and enhancing early literacy skills.
Join us monthly as we demonstrate how your child is learning to read and how you can equip, reinforce, extend, and motivate your Little Learner in building early literacy skills.
Classroom Academy demonstration lessons will also have weekly companion activities to use with your Little Learner that you can opt-in to receive, as well as a monthly supplemental video resource and blog that will post on the Parent University website.
If you are ready to activate your Little Learner’s love of reading, register here: https://bit.ly/CLAcademy1
Come take a peek and let’s build those reading muscles together! All K-2 parents are welcome!
Thank you for choosing Richardson ISD & Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet.
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