HERSHEY NOTES

November 10, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

We kicked off the PTO sponsored Read-A-Thon today with a visit from Inspector Schnepplock Holmes! His message was Elementary, my Dear Families- READ November 13-20! Please consider helping your child use their unique “secret code” to register and create a “donation page” therefore enabling family and friends to make a one-time donation to Hershey. Detailed information about how to participate may be found on your childs personalized sheet sent home this week.

Attached to this newsletter, you will also find directions for showcasing your business or company with an advertisement placed on donation pages and reader dashboards. We love to support businesses that have connections to Hershey families!

Proceeds generated by PTO money making events are used for funding grade level field trips, author visits, teacher grants, teacher allowances, and many other miscellaneous items voted on by our PTO. Read-A-Thon questions may be directed to kelagreg@comcast.net. Your generous support is always greatly appreciated!

MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Wreaths Across America: With the help of our Ambassadors, we will be part of the Wreaths Across America program this year.

Nationally, Wreaths Across America will be on December 16, 2017. Thousands of wreaths are placed throughout the country to honor our veterans and heros. Wreaths are placed at gravesites during the holiday season as a reminder that freedom is not free. It is a great honor to be part of this process.

Locally, on December 16, The Indiana Veteran’s Home will host a ceremony and wreath placing event. This event begins at noon with a short ceremony followed by the placing of wreaths on each gravesite.

Order forms were sent home with students today and one is also attached to this newsletter if you wish to purchase a wreath.

Students can participate in our Crazy Sock Day on Wed., Nov. 22 by bringing in a $1.00 donation. These donations will be used to purchase wreaths.


Technology Tip from Mrs. Greeley: Kids need to hear things multiple times. Don't be afraid to constantly remind them about appropriate online behavior, just as you would remind them about appropriate public behavior.


Mental Health America (MHA) of Lafayette: I recently went to a training, provided by the MHA, related to crisis situations/suicide prevention. MHA is excited to offer a texting option for their crisis hotline. This is a great options for individuals in crisis to text a volunteer at the crisis center to receive immediate help. Texting is such a huge part of our culture and our children’s culture. Some individuals, especially teens, may not be as comfortable calling a hotline but the teen may feel comfortable texting someone. This is a great feature, I will keep you updated on as I hear more information.

VETERANS PROGRAM

We are celebrating Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 13, by presenting song and verse to Hershey relatives who served our country.

Students and staff are encouraged to wear Red, White and Blue and Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform.

Since we do not have parking or seating to accommodate additional guests, we are excited to use social media to share the experience with you! Look for posts on Hershey’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES

Have you ever considered being a substitute teacher? Maybe you would consider subbing for a cafe/recess aide. TSC/Hershey is in need of substitutes.

Substitute Teaching -

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • A valid Indiana Teaching License or Indiana Subsitute Teacher Permit* is required.
  • *You will be given instructions IF you are selected as a substitute and do not have a permit.
  • Any candidate recommended for hire as a sub will be asked to complete an expanded criminal history clearance at their cost (starting at $28.85)
  • Experience working with children or life experience preferred
  • Preference will be given to those who have 60 hours or more of college semester credits. If selected for consideration, you will be asked to produce original transcripts.
Cafe/Recess aide or ParaProfessional aide -
  • Contact our office for more information
As a substitute you can specify which schools you want to sub at.

INtegrate Wellness

I love the fall! With it comes delicious and nutritious seasonal fruits and vegetables such as pumpkin and butternut squash. Dr.Jamie Lindsay from TSC’s INtegrate program shared the following serving suggestions:

How To Use Them

  • Bake butternut squash and serve like mashed potatoes.

  • Add butternut squash or pumpkin puree to a smoothie.

  • Top baked, cubed butternut squash with a few chopped walnuts or pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.

  • Add butternut squash or pumpkin puree to chili and other soups to thicken.

  • Roast cubed butternut squash in the oven with Brussels sprouts.

  • Use butternut squash or pumpkin puree to make a dip for fruit or vegetables.

  • Add cooked butternut squash chunks to salads.

  • Add butternut squash or pumpkin puree to healthy muffin recipes.

  • Make a breakfast pudding with either butternut squash or pumpkin.

  • Grill raw butternut squash slices.

  • Add butternut squash or pumpkin puree to hummus.

  • Add butternut squash or pumpkin puree to oatmeal.

  • Make butternut squash or pumpkin soup.

  • Make pumpkin or butternut squash pancakes.

  • Stir butternut squash or pumpkin puree in Greek yogurt and top with nuts.

  • Roast pumpkin seeds. Add them to salads.

  • Bake crust-less pumpkin pie.

FOND FAREWELL FROM OUR NURSE, JEANNA CHASE

Dear Staff, Students, and Parents,

I would like to thank you for the honor of working with you and serving you and the Hershey students for so many years and let you know that I will be transitioning into full time health coaching after next week. My last day with TSC will be November 17. During my time at TSC I have been blessed to work with some amazing educators who have challenged me and helped me grow and see my role as not just a nurse, but as a fellow educator as well. While I will miss all of you, I am excited about the opportunity to dedicate my time and effort toward growing my health coaching business. I hope that our paths will cross again in the future.

Blessings to you all!

Jeanna Chase, RN/Certified Health Coach

PTO

The PTO tried hosting an evening meeting November 2. Unfortunately, the number in attendance was less than what we typically see during a meeting held directly after school. We are looking for suggestions for how to increase parent involvement! Suggestions may be made by phoning, emailing, or sending a handwritten note to Linda Fields, Principal. Your ideas are important to us, so don’t hesitate to share.


PTO now has a committee ready to take on the Spring Event! This event takes lots of community involvement. Come to the next PTO meeting on February 6 at 3:45 to find out more about how you can help!


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ATTACHED

Attached to the email that sent this newsletter link to you

  • Wreaths Across America order form
  • Read-A-Thon Business Sponsorship info

E-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.

AFTER SCHOOL ART PROGRAM

KidzArt offers an after school art program at Hershey for children in grades 1-5. The Fall Session will end soon but the Winter session begins on Dec. 7.

Go to https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KidzArtofWestCentralIndiana for information and to register.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

TONIGHT: Movie Night, Friday, Nov. 10; 6:30-8:15; Chicken Run

Wednesday, Nov. 22 - Hershey Notes

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 23 & 24; Thanksgiving Break, no school

HERSHEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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