Hawk Eye News
Henderson Weekly Newsletter
December 7, 2015
Commit to Excellence-Commitment
Loving the feeling throughout the building! You all are amazing as you tirelessly plug away at academics, but save time for all of the extras that make Henderson such a wonderful place to work. From participating in the Christmas parade, angel tree, food drive, PJ day, after school sports and clubs, and secret santa, you are all rock stars. I witness the commitment that you have to your students daily. I want to affirm each of you for not only your commitment to your students, but for your commitment to providing a wonderful atmosphere to work and learn in. It's feels great to be a hawk!
Believe in yourselves! Believe in your kids! I believe in you!
Instructional Focus - 10 Days of Effective Instruction
Candy bars, cokes, gift cards, prizes......the focus on instruction for the next 10 days will have a little twist! Stay tuned. :)
National Week of Code-December 7-11
My hope is that this is not just a one week event and that this can be incorporated into a station for kids to work on throughout the year.
More information coming from Arian soon!
December 10th -Our Next Big Day!
8:35am-9:20am Parent Prep Academy-Reading/Writing Focus
2:30pm-3:00pm Dress rehearsal for 3rd grade program (all grade levels are invited)
5:00pm-5:30pm 3rd Grade Art Show
5:30pm-6:15pm Reading/Writing for Parents
6:30pm-7:00pm 3rd Grade Program
7:00pm-7:30pm 3rd Grade Art Show
Please refer to the parent event shared document for more information.
Thank you Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Lopez for such a great time at the Christmas party. All of the extra details that you both incorporated made it such fun! Thank you to the staff who were able to attend. I really enjoyed myself.
Thank you to Mrs. Rossman, Ms. Felix, Mrs. Garza, Ms. Scamardo and Mrs. Greenlee for your part in the KKids Christmas float and participation in the annual parade. The weather could not have been more beautiful and the kids had such a fantastic time.
Thank you to Coach G for organizing the food drive. It takes time and effort to weigh all of those cans! As always, we had great participation and are looking forward to Wednesdays procession!
Thank you to Mrs. Marak for organizing all of the community resources so that our kids will have their needs met over the break!
Thank you to Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Navarro for organizing the Aggie game day for 4th and 5th grade! I know it will be a grand time.
OK, there are some over the top secret santa's this year! Thank you to mine who has really made me feel special and put a smile on my face each day! I have seen lots of grins around the building. Thank you to those who are participating and using this as an opportunity to spread joy!
- Media will be at Henderson on Tuesday to spotlight our Hour of Code.
- Don't forget that Fridays are school spirit days. Therefore, only BISD/Henderson t-shirts are worn if you decide to wear jeans.
- Secret Santa is up and running!! Please don't forget your secret santa with little surprises! This is a fun way to end the semester.
- Our next try at 100% attendance will be Polar Express Day which will be December 18th. Students will pay $1 to go towards Relay for Life and be permitted to wear PJs. Staff is welcome to join in! If we have 100%, students will receive extra recess on the Tuesday we come back to school in January.
- Focused Finish each Tuesday at the end of the day!
Mark Your Calendar!
7-11 Week of Code
8 PTO General Meeting
9 Faculty Meeting-Committees
10 3rd Grade program and art show/Parent Prep Academy
Parent Involvement 8:35am-9:20am and 5:30pm-6:15pm (Focus on reading and writing)
16 Faculty Meeting-RtI
17 Chick fil A spirit night 5-8
18 HR Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Module to be completed
21-3rd Christmas Break
4th Staff Development Day - this is not designated a work day so please plan accordingly
(Plans due for week of the 11th)
5th Students first day back
6th Faculty Meeting
12 HIP Meeting
13 Faculty Meeting
14th Freddy's Profit Share
15 Spelling Bee
20 Faculty Meeting
22 National Reading Day
27 Faculty Meeting
30 Erin's Lanyards (KKids)