HomeLink News

January 2016 Newsletter

Message from the Principal

Families,

I am excited to be starting a new year with all of you at HomeLink. Soon we will be starting the registration process and we are looking forward to seeing if some of our changes made a positive impact on your experience. I would like to congratulate Mrs. Luisa Campbell for her outstanding contributions to our Music program. I will be honoring Mrs. Campbell at the January 26th School Board Meeting. Congratulations, Luisa!


There are a couple of things that I wanted to send out reminders on:


1. Parent Support: Next semester we will be launching Parent Support opportunities led by myself and other staff members. This is still under construction and we will be notifying you of updates on this in the future. Stay tuned!


2. HomeLink’s bathroom policy: You may have noticed that we have been making some changes inside the school building and in particular adding in new signage. Here are a couple of reminders about bathroom expectations:


a. The main restroom in the hall labeled “boys” and “girls” is for student use only. All adults including staff should not be using this restroom.

b. There are two restrooms in the hallway that are clearly marked for staff use. Staff will only be using these restrooms.

c. The restroom in the front is marked “visitor restroom”. This restroom is intended for all adult visitors and or families that need to access a restroom.


If you have any questions about the use and availability of our restrooms, please ask an office staff member. We are happy to accommodate your needs.

As always, we are excited to be partnered with you and look forward to another great semester with you at HomeLink.

Spring Semester: Registration

It's finally here! Spring Registration. Here is the schedule:


Secondary:

Thursday, January 14th from 9am-4pm

Friday, January 15th from 10am-3pm


ArtLink Students:

For the play only: Tuesday, January 19th from 12pm-1pm


All other interested in the play: January 19th from 1pm-2pm


Elementary Students: for a maximum of 3 workshops

Thursday, January 21st

K-1: 9am-11am

2-3: 11am-1pm

4-6: 1pm-3pm


Friday, January 22nd - to complete your max 6 workshop limit

4-6: 9am-11am

K-3: 11am-1pm

All grade bands: 1pm-3pm


Registration will close at 3pm on both days.

Private Music Lessons @ HomeLink

For those of you interested in private lessons for second semester: we are offering Piano, Voice, Guitar and Orchestral Strings. These come at a budget cost of $300 per semester out of your learning budget. Those of you who are currently taking from an instructor have been contacted and hopefully placed within a spot. Please know the instructors are working to place you within available time slots (unfortunately, many are wanting the same times).

If you are new and/or are interested in private lessons, here is what you must do:

1. verify that you have $300 in your account (by checking Wings)

2. check to see if the available times on wings match your availability or come to the music hallway (where lessons are given) There is a list of times per instructor on the lesson doors.

3.Get on a waiting list (or the lesson list) (the teacher will contact you to confirm)

​​Sign the list in the music hall OR

email the instructor directly

​for voice: luisa.campbell@rsd.edu (Lessons on M,T, TH)

for orchestral strings (Violin, viola, cello, string bass) manchi.gadbois@rsd.edu (Lessons on W, TH)

for guitar: vienna.gervais@rsd.edu (Lessons on M, F)

​​for piano:

​​​​​​​​am​y.meredith@rsd.edu (teaches M,T,W,TH,F)

ta​nia.hartman@rsd.edu (teaches W)

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4. Lessons will begin the week of Feb 1

Little Mermaid Tickets!

The deadline for purchasing Little Mermaid tickets sale for THIS FRIDAY 1/15. If you are interested, you must sign up by the end of the day tomorrow. Hanford High needs the number now, as they have a full show and need to have a head count.

Tickets are $5 per person. The show is February 4th at 9:30, doors open at 9:00.

2016 Seniors

It's a great time to be a Senior at HomeLink. Planning is under way for graduation and a Senior Celebration. You're not going to want to miss any upcoming Senior Meetings!


Next Senior Meeting: February 11 @ 4pm in the Maker Lab. See you there!

Save the Date Stuff... Looking Ahead

HomeLink Science Fair: March 8, 2016 5pm-8pm

Click here to view the event flyer


Cavalcade of Authors: Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30am-2pm @ CBC

Do you love to get lost in the pages of a book? Do you wish you could write like some of your favorite authors, the words of your story are just dying to get out, but you don't even know where to begin? Where does a writer get his or her ideas? Imagine having the opportunity to have these very questions answered, in person, by the authors of books you've recently read! We will meet at CBC at 7:30 am, and you will get to attend four workshops with four different authors who will talk to you about their books and how to be a good writer. It will last until 2:00 pm. For more details, please find the packets in the school entryway that say "Read for Life: Cavalcade of Authors" on the front. Or for more details, please check the Cavalcade of Authors website www.cavalcadeofauthors.org​ or email Amie Clayton: amie.clayton@rsd.edu