Hunter Elementary Newsletter

March 2021

Dear Hunter Elementary Families and Friends,

Hunter is home to the brightest and most intelligent students AND teachers in Meridian! We strive to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful, not only today but as future adults. Every school knows this, but it is always great to have a reminder: Together We Make a Difference! You are our students' first teachers and we proudly take on the responsibility to give your students more than we ever could imagine in instruction, love, and accountability. Work with us to prepare our future leaders to be exceptional citizens!


As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, spring fever is bound to hit, which can often times warrant unwanted behaviors. Historically, our behavior referrals have increased in March by nearly double any other month of the year. We are taking a proactive approach this year to encourage positive behaviors and no referrals.


Please help encourage positive behaviors at home by reviewing schoolwide expectations regularly. Our school expectations are:

  • Be Safe

  • Be Responsible

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Kind

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Please complete the one page pre-registration form by going to:


https://register.westada.org/preregister.html


You will then receive emailed instructions from your local school with instructions.

An appointment is required to drop off paperwork, after all online documents are complete!


Please bring the following items:


  • Original Birth Certificate (Student must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021.)
  • Hard Copy of Immunization Records with proof of required immunizations:

5 DTap, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A, 2 Varicella

Please review your student's immunization status with your physician to ensure your student will meet school immunization requirements.

  • Proof of Address (a lease or purchase agreement or a current year tax assessment.)
  • Legal or Custody Paperwork if applicable


Exciting things are happening at Hunter and it all starts in kindergarten!

Virtual Calming Room

This site is meant to serve as a place to find relaxation tools for students and to have a short brain break from the stress and rigor of their academic lessons. Although every effort has been made to ensure that each of these sites are free from advertisements and donation solicitations, we recommend a parent or guardian oversees what site their child is accessing.

Although these sites can be helpful, please keep in mind that an excess amount of screen time can have negative impacts. Here are just a few of the negative impacts parents should be aware of.

6 NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS

  1. Sleep deprivation
  2. Obesity
  3. Vision Problems
  4. Aches and pains
  5. Loss of social skills
  6. Aggression

Source: https://habyts.com/6-negative-effects-much-screen-time-kids/

Please monitor your child’s screen time daily.

Virtual Calming Room

Click here to visit the Calming Room!

Important Breakfast & Lunch Information!

All children enrolled in West Ada School buildings will be served

a free breakfast and lunch each school day!


USDA announced the extension of the Summer Food Service Program

for the 20-21 School Year.


What does this mean for you and your kids?

All students enrolled into West Ada School buildings will eligible to receive a free breakfast and free lunch each learning day. Meals are available for curbside pick up during remote learning days.


Links for the Breakfast and Lunch Menus are below.

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Where will your student be next year?

Please answer the following questions that apply to your child and submit by Friday, April 2nd, 2021.

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

It is once again time for us to begin thinking about the coming school year. For teachers this means planning for curriculum, programs, budget, materials, and of course, deciding on class placements.


Class placement decisions are among the most important decisions that we make each year. We want every child to experience the joy in learning and we know the classroom composition, style and environment can affect each student’s success. As you may well imagine, it is a great challenge to attend to the needs of each child as an INDIVIDUAL and to the needs of each classroom as a WHOLE.

If you would like to put in writing some information describing the learning environment you feel works best for your child, as well as the areas of success and concerns, you may click the link below: Student Placement Information Form. We will consider your feedback as part of our class placement process. Some final reminders:

  • This form is due by Friday, April 2nd by 4:00 p.m.
  • All class placements are tentative through August 2021.
  • Please also take a few minutes to update your students PowerSchool information. If you have not updated after March 1st you will not be able to view the classroom teacher in August until you have updated your student’s account.
  • First day of school for 2021-2021 school year will be Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

The creation of balanced classrooms, which takes many factors into consideration, is by no means a scientific process. Be assured that we will work to keep the best interests of each child in mind as we make classroom placement decisions. Your support and understanding as we move through this process will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you

Hunter Elementary

Main Line: 208.855.4285

Attendance Line: 208.855.4291

Early Release Day

Monday, March 1st, 9am

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

This is an Early Release Day.


AM Kinder: 9:05AM-11:20AM

PM Kinder: 12:00PM- 2:10PM

TK-5th Grade: 9:05AM-2:10PM

Hunter Food Drive

Monday, March 1st, 9am to Tuesday, March 16th, 4pm

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

Fight Hunger with Us!!


Food items must be non-perishable.

All foods must contain an expiration date. No glass, please.

Most needed items: peanut butter, soup/chili, canned meats, canned fruit & vegetables, rice & beans, pasta products & cereals (hot/cold).

Early Release Day

Monday, March 8th, 9am

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

This is an Early Release Day.


AM Kinder: 9:05AM-11:20AM

PM Kinder: 12:00PM- 2:10PM

TK-5th Grade: 9:05AM-2:10PM

New Student Pictures

Tuesday, March 9th, 11am-1pm

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

More information to come. This will be a picture day for any new students who enrolled after the last picture day in November. This is not a retake day.

PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 11th, 4pm

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

Early Release Day

Monday, March 15th, 9am

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

This is an Early Release Day.


AM Kinder: 9:05AM-11:20AM

PM Kinder: 12:00PM- 2:10PM

TK-5th Grade: 9:05AM-2:10PM

PTA Family Food Night at Waffle Love

Tuesday, March 16th, 5pm

4698 North Linder Road

Meridian, ID

Subway Day

Friday, March 19th, 11:15am

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID



All orders must be submitted to your student's teacher by March 9th at 3:55pm. No late orders will be accepted.

Spring Break

Monday, March 22nd, 9am to Friday, March 26th, 5pm

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

Early Release Day

Monday, March 29th, 9am

2051 West McMillan Road

Meridian, ID

This is an Early Release Day.


AM Kinder: 9:05AM-11:20AM

PM Kinder: 12:00PM- 2:10PM

TK-5th Grade: 9:05AM-2:10PM