Robert Hunter Report
Feb. 14, 2021
Feb. 14, 2021
Dear Robert Hunter families,
This past Friday, the RH staff participated in virtual professional development and learned new ways to support our students’ learning. Our amazing teachers were bustling with excitement about new ideas. As we participated in Zoom classes ourselves as adult learners, we couldn’t help but think about our amazing students who are learning virtually every day. Learning through Zoom is hard! Our students are persevering, and we are incredibly proud of them! They are learning not just academics but resilience and independence (and a whole lot of impressive technology skills!)
We hope you have a wonderful weekend and a happy Valentine’s Day!
Mrs. Glaab and Mrs. Braynor
This week's calendar:
Cohort B Blue Week, Cohort A White Week
Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL
Feb. 16- ESL Mindfulness Family Presentation 6:00 (for families of ESL students)
Feb. 17- After-school Clubs (Cohort B)
Feb. 18- After-school Clubs (Cohort B), PTO Meeting 7:00, Material pick-up begins at 9:00
Feb. 19- Meal pick-up 1:30-3:00, Material pick-up ends at 4:00, Igloo Challenge pictures due on Padlet, Spirit Day - Dress for your future career
Requests for cohort change:
Families may request a change in their child’s schedule from in-person (hybrid) learning to all remote, or vice versa. Any requests honored will start on March 16th when the new trimester begins. Please note that all requests must be emailed to Mrs. Glaab (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Feb. 22. All requests must include: student name, grade, teacher name, and current cohort. If a change is needed, please note that it may result in a teacher shift and may also result in a cohort A/B change. A change in teachers or cohorts may be necessary to ensure balanced class sizes and meet social distancing requirements. Your prompt request allows our school to make the necessary adjustments to our building schedules and cohorts. All requests to transition from in-person learning to fully remote, or vice versa, shall be granted, provided that they are received by the deadline and with the understanding that transitions to in-person learning will occur at the beginning of the new trimester and transitions to fully remote learning or in-person learning will occur after receiving written permission.
We welcome back Ms. Alexanderson this week! Students should return to using Ms. Alexanderson’s music link here:
ID: 829 7127 6833 Passcode: music
Thank you for your flexibility, and as always, reach out to the main office if you have any questions/concerns accessing Zoom meetings.
Our 4th grade spirit committee has planned a fun spirit day for Friday, Feb. 19th. Students are encouraged to dress up for a future career and post a picture or talk about what they want to be when they grow up on the school padlet.
Check out the flyer below:
Igloo Family Challenge
If you signed up for the Igloo Challenge and were not able to pick up your materials, please stop by the main office next week. The bags will no longer be outside, and you will need to buzz into the office. Remember to use ONLY the materials supplied by the PTO to build your igloo. Use whatever materials you want to create scenery in or around your igloo. (penguins, polar bears, Eskimo, seals, etc.) Post a CLEAR picture of your igloo on the school padlet by February, 19th: https://padlet.com/jbraynor/r3jxr2gfmr50upzm Be sure to include your family’s name when you post your picture. An email will be sent when the Padlet is open for everyone to view the igloos. Winners will be announced in the morning announcements!
PTO Updates and Reminders
February PTO Meeting- Thursday February 18th, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 876 3986 2711
4th Grade families - Baby pictures for the yearbook are due Feb. 26th. Please email photos to Allison Pelletier (email@example.com) with the subject line stating “Yearbook Baby Photo”.
Please see the flyer HERE for more information!
Gertrude Hawk Spring Chocolate Fundraiser Now through March 28th!
The PTO will be holding a spring candy virtual online fundraiser. It’s easy to participate! Simply set up an account and share a link so friends and family can shop our Spring Catalog virtually. All online orders are shipped directly to the customer, no need to collect money. Visit the Gertrude Hawk Site HERE to create an account to start Fundraising! Our Organization ID# is 118019Click HERE to view the Gertrude Hawk Flyer with more instructions on how to get started!
Please see this letter from the yearbook committee:
We're reaching out to ask for photos for the yearbook. We are working to ensure that we capture this year's student memories. Homeroom Parents are helping with the collection of photos for the Yearbook Committee. Please share any photos of your child you may have from Halloween, First Day of School, Spirit Day, Pajama Day, Spirit Day or any holidays that you celebrate. Please send any Back-to-School photos or photos of your child in costume. Please include your child’s full name and class with your submission.The Yearbook Committee can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please see the attached flyer below with information for ordering yearbooks: