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Week of December 14th


The holiday break is just around the corner. I won't be formally observing until we return in January. This is a friendly remember that videos should not be shown unless there are strong curricular ties with a clear educational purpose . Please see me if you have any questions.

A tour will be offered on Monday at 11:00 to a family with a 2nd grader and rising kindergartner. When possible, I like to give you a heads up that a tour will be taking place just so you are aware. Once again, there is no need to do anything differently.

Enjoy one of the final weekends to shop for Christmas!


Hour of Code

Thanks to everyone for making our 2nd Hour of Code week a huge success! Enjoy some photos below:

A handful of teachers have expressed an interest in providing their students with additional coding experiences this year. Please see Vikki, Kate or me if we can support you. I would be glad to introduce the Spheros to your students.

Tech Byte from Vikki

Have you ever wondered how to exclude information from a Google search?

Did you know that Google will flip a coin for you?

Read the new Tech Byte to find out the details!

January Menu

Our January Menu has been posted. You are more than welcome to order entrees from this menu. Some new entrees have been added this month including a flatbread pizza with fresh mozzarella and basil. If interested, please pre-order online. The cost is $4.75 which includes a beverage. Orders must be placed by Monday, 12/21.

Need Supplies? Final Reminder!

Do you need to replenish class supplies? Have a "wish list" item that you were unable to budget for this year? Kindly me by December 18th. I would be glad to see what can be done to make this happen. Please realize that requests shared after this date may need to wait until the 2016-2017 school year.

Update: ACB's Return to HES

Dr. Louise Ammentorp from the College of New Jersey has reached out to me about wanting to return to HES in the spring. As you know, we value our relationship and partnership with Louise.

When we first aspired to teach during our years in college, an educator volunteered to host us. Now, it's our turn.

During the spring semester, students will spend all day on Thursdays and mornings on Fridays. During the final two weeks, they will be at HES full-time.

We are all set: 9 teachers have offered to assist! Thanks, as always, for your consideration and commitment to supporting others.

Update: Governor's Educator of the Year

Many nominations have been submitted this year! Our building-based committee consisting of an HES teacher, parent and me, will meet soon to review all nominations and make a recommendation. Stay tuned...

Upcoming Events

12/16 - Winter Concert (2:15 pm)

12/17 - Winter Concert @ CHS (7:00 pm)

12/22 - December Whole School Meeting led by 5th grade

Upcoming Professional Development Days

2/2 - Olivia Wahl (grade 4)

2/3- Olivia Wahl (grade 3)

2/4 - Olivia Wahl (grade 5)