November 22, 2017
FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS
I don’t tell you enough how thankful I am to be a part of Hershey Elementary! Your support and willingness to work with teachers and staff to provide a meaningful education for your child is a huge part of what makes our school so special. Thanks to you, Hershey has earned an excellent reputation in our community. We look forward to doing everything we can to see that this continues. We are so thankful for each and every one of our Hershey Families!
Have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you for participating in the Hershey Read-A-Thon held November 13-20! We don’t know the total raised at this time; however, we consider it a win-win because our students had fun reading while earning money for our school! A special shout out goes to Kelly Gregory for coordinating this event.
One of the many things the Hershey PTO has done for us was to sponsor our membership to The Leader in Me organization for the 2017-2018 school year. We are extremely thankful for this opportunity! All of 7 Habits have been introduced to your child. We are now showcasing one habit each month:
November: Be Proactive
December: Begin With the End in Mind
January: Put First Things First
February: Think Win-Win
March: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
May: Sharpen the Saw
We encourage you to discuss these “habits” with your child. I hope you will be impressed by how well he or she can articulate how using the habits make their school day better!
MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION
Technology Tips from Mrs. Greeley: Think about limits. Consider establishing time frames for kids. This works well for younger kids. Make them put down the device and go outside!
I really like this tip! I know we are super busy this time of year, but just playing a board game with your family is so important! Kids want that personal connection that an electronic device can not do.
It’s the holidays and for most that means eating – lots of eating – followed by weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. To take a healthier approach to what we eat during this holiday season and beyond, try to avoid “mindless eating”. Mindless eating is consuming food just because it’s there. It is eating while distracted (watching TV, working at a computer or texting on our smartphones). It’s eating for emotional comfort instead of for hunger. The key to mindful eating is awareness. Just by paying more attention to what you eat, you’re more likely to make beneficial changes.
When you pay attention to what you’re eating, you can make small changes that make a big difference. Here are some tips toward a more mindful approach:
Control portions. Especially during the holidays, know that you’ll have more opportunities to eat festive snacks and desserts. You don’t have to deprive yourself, just eat smaller portions and less often.
Eat when you’re hungry. Just because the clock says noon doesn’t mean you have to eat. If you’re not hungry, wait until you are – just don’t wait until you’re famished because you might overeat. Also, don’t eat just because the food is available.
Slow down. Enjoy each bite and put your fork down while chewing, then take a drink between each bite. This gives your body enough time to trigger your brain that you are satisfied (not necessarily full).
Pay attention. Do not eat in front of the TV or computer, or while standing in the kitchen or talking on the phone. When you do these things, you’re more likely to lose track of how much you’ve eaten.
Use technology. As we continue to become increasingly distracted by modern technology, our focus on health can fall to the back burner. But we can actually use our smartphones and other electronic devices to help us. There are now apps that manage food records, count calories, help you track what you eat and even provide guidance on healthy food choices at the grocery store and restaurants.”
Watch for a link to volunteer to be posted on the Hershey Facebook page.
Movie Night - Friday, Dec. 15 "Parents Night Out" - extended time 5:30 to 8:30. Pizza Dinner will be served. There will be short Christmas movies and a fun activity.
Kindergarten students sporting their Turkey Vests
Crazy Sock Day
Wear Crazy Socks on Nov. 22 and donate for Wreaths Across America
Patriotic Songs being sung at our program on Nov. 13
- Holiday House information
- Chick-fil-A Dine Out Night flyer
TSC supports "green" efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School website: www.tscschools.com, by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 23 & 24; Thanksgiving Break, no school
Tuesday, Nov. 28; Chick-fil-A Dine Out night; 4-7pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 5 & 6; Holiday House
Friday, Dec. 8; Hershey Notes
Friday, Dec. 15; Movie Night
Friday, Dec. 22; End of 1st Semester
Monday, Dec. 25 - Monday, Jan. 8; Winter Break
Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Students return