Greetings, Hopkins Elementary Families,
Welcome to the second half of the school year! We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready for the exciting months ahead. We are grateful for your ongoing support and involvement in your child's education. Your partnership with us is invaluable, and we are committed to working together to ensure your child's success.
As we embark on this new phase of the school year, we encourage you to stay actively engaged in your child's academic journey. One of the best ways to do this is by maintaining open communication with your child's teachers. Please don't hesitate to reach out to them with any questions or concerns you may have.
In addition to regular communication from teachers, your child's teacher will continue sending out a weekly newsletter that will provide you with insights into what your child is learning in the classroom. This will help you stay informed and engaged in their educational experience.
We would also like to encourage you to talk with your child about their school day. We recommend using the D.L.I.Q. Framework: each night, ask your child what they Did, Learned, found Interesting, and what Questions they still have about what they learned that day. This simple routine can foster meaningful discussions and deepen your child's understanding of their daily learning experiences at school.
In this newsletter's "Activities To Go" section, we have offered a challenge to parents. We will draw three names at the end of the month from all the challenge entries. The prizes range from cash to cleaning supplies.
Thank you for your continued support, and here's to a successful second half of the school year!
Audrey White-Garner, M Ed.
Hopkins Elementary School on Twitter: "The elves and workers at Santa's Workshop only have a few days left until their winter break! Take a peek at all the festive fun. pic.twitter.com/LhgyezPwJ9 / Twitter"
The elves and workers at Santa's Workshop only have a few days left until their winter break! Take a peek at all the festive fun. pic.twitter.com/LhgyezPwJ9
All SIC/PTO meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Our next meeting will be held on January 10, 2023, @ 5:00pm. The meeting location is Hopkins Elementary School, Room 204 & on ZOOM (Meeting ID- 805-137-7207/Password- 210904)
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fall Fundraiser. The fundraising items will be delivered for pick-up at Hopkins Elementary on December 6th. The profit from this year's fundraiser was $5,660.40.
ACTIVITIES TO GO...
Welcome to the "Activities to Go" section of our newsletter! We believe active involvement in your child's education is key to success. This section will share valuable tips, engaging videos, and activities focused on your child's reading and/or math skills.
Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education. Together, we can empower our children to reach their full potential.
January Activity- January Reading Challenge
***Parent Challenge: Send pictures of you and your child completing the Reading Challenge tasks below for your name to be entered into a drawing at the end of the month. Each picture serves as an entry. A video equals ten entries. Three names will be drawn. We reserve the right to share pictures on Hopkins Elementary's social media outlets. All pictures and/or videos should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-724-7923***
HES HOUSE NEWS...
Thank you to the HOUSE of ISIBINDI for collecting donations for Homeless No More.
January 1-5, 2024
- January 1-3- Winter Break/No School
- January 4- Students return
January 8-12, 2024
- January 11- Report Cards issued
- January 12- Half Day
- January 12- Honor Roll Parade @ 9am
January 15-19, 2024
- January 15- Martin Luther King Jr Day/No School
- January 17- STAR Reading Progress Monitoring
- January 18- STAR Math Progress Monitoring
- January 18- Thirsty Thursday
January 22-26, 2024
- January 25- Grandparent Gameday
January 29-February 2, 2024
- January 29-February 2- Grade 5 STARBASE Field Experience
- February 2- Final day to turn in Mother's Love Tea RSVP