The Hardy Herald Week 13
December 8th - 8 Days Until Christmas Break!
Dates to Remember
- 12/11- Progress Reports Issued
- 12/12- Holiday Lunch- See menu below
- 12/12- Third and Fourth grade students field trip to see "Elf" at Windsor High School
- 12/12- Third grade students present at the December School Board Meeting
- 12/13- A Picture with Santa- All students will have the chance to take a photo with Santa compliments of the Ruritan Club of Smithfield
- 12/13- PK field trip to the Children's Museum
- 12/18- 3rd and 4th grade House Christmas Caroling to PK-2nd Grade
- 1/6- Students return to school from winter break
Mustangs Showing Empathy
It is a sad fact that all children need to know how to deal with tragic events—and their parents and caregivers need to know how to help them cope. Tips for how to help their child cope in the wake of a disaster or tragic.
Hardy Elementary United Way Campaign 2019!
Parent Resource Center- Windsor Elementary School
Please join us for our next Special Education Parent Resource Center's Parent Session from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- December 11, 2019 (IEP Topic - Goals and Objectives) Workshop: Sensory Overload. Mrs. Margaret Juda, Occupational Therapist, will provide information and strategies to help sensory students cope with the over-stimulation from the saturation of holiday decorations, holiday lights/songs, events, all of the things most of us find exciting for the holidays, but are a significant challenge for kids with sensory needs.
We have a website on Weebly.com. It is a work in progress, but check us out at:
ParentResourceCenterIWCS.weebly.com The PRC will be open on December 4th, 5th and 6th 8:00 - 3:30 for parents to come by and check out materials. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are You ready for Christmas Spirit Week at Hardy?????
Monday, Dec. 9th
Dress like a reindeer, snowman or elf.
Tuesday, Dec. 10th
Holiday Wacky Tacky Day. Come dressed in your tackiest holiday attire.
Wednesday, Dec. 11th
Christmas Hat Day.
Thursday, Dec. 12th
Christmas Sock Day
Friday, Dec. 13th
Christmas Pajama Day
Monday, Dec. 16th
Christmas Lights or Bells Day. Wear your festive lights on this day!
Tuesday, Dec. 17th
Partner Day Examples: Milk & Cookies, Chimney & Stockings, Santa & Mrs. Claus
Wednesday, Dec. 18th
Ugly Sweater Day
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you for your participation during our spirit week!
Coop's Quick Reading Tips
Building Readers December Newsletter
First Responder Christmas Boxes
Lunch Menu for the Week of 12/9
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Important Connect 5 Information
Click on this link for directions on how to add additional email addresses to your blackboard account.
Want to receive this newsletter to multiple email addresses? Not receiving calls to certain phone numbers? Here's a solution.
Over the summer, our student information system, PowerSchool, went through a significant upgrade. One of the changes affected how contact information (phone numbers, email addresses) is stored in PowerSchool, which, in turn, impacted how Connect 5 pulls this information. We have been made aware that some of our families may not be receiving emails to primary, or multiple, email addresses, or possibly calls to certain numbers. These issues can be resolved by setting up a Parent Portal Account in Connect 5. To do this, you will need your child's school ID number to complete the process. Just follow the detailed steps on the attached document. If you previously created an account, it's possible that you need to associate your child to the account, or you may need to update your contact information. The document will walk you through those steps as well. If you have any issues creating or updating your account, please contact your child's school.
The School Counselor's Corner
What is ST Math
What is ST Math? Click on the link for a brief video description. ST Math is a visual math program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to deeply engage, motivate, and challenge Pre-K-8 students toward higher achievement. For more information on how you can help your child with ST Math, please click on the parent resource link. for resources.
Important Reminders and Updates
School hours are 8:55 AM -3:45 PM. Students can arrive starting at 8:35 AM. Students may not be dropped off prior to 8:35 AM. If you bring your child to school after 8:55 AM, you must escort them inside to the office and complete a tardy slip.
Please see nurse Nancy Cowan for prescription medicine intake. All medicine must be accompanied by a parent and include a physician’s prescription. Students are not allowed to transport medicine to school.
Please refer to the school district website for information on bus routes and times. Click on the following link for the most updated bus route information: https://iwcs.edliotest.com/apps/pages/busroutes
Breakfast is served in the classroom starting at 8:35 AM each morning. You may upload money onto your child’s account at https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/ or send in cash or a check.
Please don’t forget to complete and turn in the school lunch form. The class with the most forms submitted will receive a special treat from the cafeteria.
Mustang Behavior Expectations
Hardy Elementary is implementing a new systematic school-wide behavior program this school year. We are continuing our behavior expectations of Growth, Respect, Empathy, Accountability and Trustworthiness; however, we are specifically defining how these characteristics look in each location within the building (such as hallways, restrooms, offices, cafeteria, playground/school grounds, bus etc.).
- The G.R.E.A.T expectations document is based on a proactive behavior model approach which teaches the behaviors, reinforces and recognizes students who are able to model these behaviors and has systems in place to support students who have a difficult time or may present with more challenging behaviors.
- Behavioral expectations are clearly defined- GREAT- Growth, Respect, Empathy, Accountability and Trustworthiness- for various settings and taught to all students in the school.
- Once appropriate behaviors have been defined and taught, they are acknowledged in various ways on a regular basis. Specifically, the stable to purchase items or house points.
- Every person who works in the school is aware of the behavioral expectations and works to ensure students are consistently getting the same message, regardless of the setting they are in or the adult they come in contact with.
- Individual support is provided for students not responding to the school- wide system. Our school has a system for developing plans for individual students who may have a difficult time and need more support in a school setting. Parents will be notified if their child is in need of the above support(s)
Active support by all stakeholders is imperative. The entire school community is needed in order to make this system successful. Our new behavior system is a building-wide behavior program for establishing a positive school culture.
Reading and Volunteer Information
- We are always looking for volunteers to read to our kindergarten and first grade students. If you are interested in volunteering and reading with our students, please contact Linda Henk @ email@example.com
- Reading every day is very important for your child’s continued growth. Children that read for at least 1 hour a day will grow more than 2 years during the school year. Please encourage your child to read for at least 30 minutes (2 steps) a day. Click on the September edition of Building Readers for more information on how to help your child become a better reader.
- Attached below is a copy of the student handbook, school map and the most recent list of faculty and staff. Please click on the links below to download.
Hardy Elementary School
ST Math Login