In Our Class

March 16, 2015

Earthquake class video clip

Fire and Earthquake Drills in Voc. Ed

In our classroom, we have been practicing fire and earthquake drills in order to become comfortable and familiar with school wide emergency response procedures. Last week we simulated an earthquake in our classroom by opening and closing drawers, cabinets, and shaking backpack bins. Students volunteered taking turns simulating an earthquake to embrace the experience. The result, our class was a mess! Students reflected on how much noise an earthquake can make, emotions provoked because of it, as well as the aftermath of a chaotic, messy room. Students also executed the safety steps in response to an earthquake, carefully navigating through our messy classroom.


I've asked our class to discuss their experience with their parents as well as their home emergency preparedness plan. Several resources are available to help all of our families prepare for an earthquake. The American Red Cross has outstanding materials. You can obtain Red Cross materials from their website: http://www.redcross.org. Check out our short video clip and pictures below!

Calendar of Events

  • Wednesday, March 6th - Bike to Bay Registration Begins
  • Wednesday, March 18th - Teacher Work Day - Students dismissed at 12 p.m.


  • Friday, April 3rd - Progress Reports Due
  • Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th - No School - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 13th - School Resumes :)
  • Monday, April 27th - Picture Day

Community Outings

  • Tuesday, March 17th - Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Tuesday, March 24th - Nordstrom Rack
  • Tuesday, March 31st - In-N-Out Burger

  • Tuesday, April 14th - Ross Dress for Less
  • Tuesday, April 21st - Kohl's Department Store
  • Tuesday, April 28th -In-N-Out Burger

Jordan's Birthday! YAY :)

Monday, March 30th, 1pm

2525 E Bayshore Rd

Palo Alto, CA

Happy Birthday Jordan! We will be celebrating Jordan's birthday with popcorn and a movie :)

Bike To Bay- May 16th! Have you registered?

Saturday, May 16th, 10am-1pm

2525 E Bayshore Rd

Palo Alto, CA

Bike To Bay is near! Please take some time to register if you haven't already.


Bike To Bay Highlights:


  • Major fun biking
  • Run with a buddy
  • Nice brisk walking
  • Cool cruzing skating
  • Fun fabulous face painting
  • Early bird coffee and pastries
  • Sport a styling Bike to Bay T-shirt
  • Go home with a medal


Funds raised will support all of our school's inclusive programs. Please support Hope Technology School by participating in this event. This is a family friendly event, all ages and ability levels are welcome. (Baylands does not allow dogs on the trail.)


Location: Beginning at HTS and riding along the Baylands Trails

Check-in: 9:30 a.m.

Event Starts: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 1:00 p.m.


Registration Cost: $35 per person who attends the event (includes: T-shirt, lunch, Medal Ceremony and great incentive prizes!)