Hawker-Shipley Newsletter

January 29th, 2016

What's up in the Classroom?


Students learned all about Informational Text passages. The vast majority of what we read in books, magazines, or online -is nonfiction. We read news stories, memories, science pieces, health documents, assembly instructions etc. This is why exposing students more frequently to complex informational texts and introducing them to practice reading-comprehension strategies are a key component to a successful reading program. Here are the ones we learned about this week:

Sequence of events

Fact and Opinion

Compare and Contrast

Cause and Effect

Context Clues

Problem and Solution


The text and questions are all located in schoology for your review!


Students finished up Unit 4 Equations and are testing this week. Unit 5 is on Measurement!


We had our normal sort groups this week. Please remember, the sort that your child is working on isn't necessarily about the particular words and memorizing them; it's about the pattern and the skill that goes along with the words. Often times, students will have extra words thrown into their final test to test their knowledge of the skill.


Students have finished our Nervous System Unit and we will be moving on to our Motion Unit next week. Students will be working in small groups to complete experiments testing motion and the concepts behind it. They will have notes in schoology to go along with what they are learning.

Six Flags Read to Succeed forms are Due Next Week!

Completed forms are due Friday, February 5. Reading logs for this program were sent home in November. To participate, kids had to read for fun for a total of six hours or 360 minutes. Reading for homework or a class assignment does not count. When logs are complete, have a parent or teacher initial the log and return it to school to qualify for one free ticket to a Six Flags theme park!


Conferences are set for the dates and times listed below.
  • Thursday, February 11
  • Tuesday, February 16

Conferences are scheduled using the online system TEESO. The registration window is open Monday, February 1 through midnight Tuesday, February 9. Parents schedule a 15 minute time slot with their classroom and special education, ELL and/or speech teacher(s) if applicable. Other staff members are also available for a separate 15 minute time slot if desired. Click here for instructions on how to schedule! If you do not have internet access to schedule, please contact the school office at 662-7958. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend a conference with their child's teacher.

Valentine's Day

In case you were wondering, YES, we are going to have a Valentine's exchange. There was al list of all students in each class sent home this week. It has all of the students in the class on it so your child doesn't miss anyone while preparing their Valentines. I ask that the children either do the whole class or no one. I would not want to have any hurt feelings. We will have our exchange on Friday, February 12th. If you are interested in sending a snack or drink for the celebration-please let us know.

sarahawk@hssd.k12.wi.us or janeship@staff.hssd.k12.wi.us

Spring Carnival Quickly Approaching Friday, March 11!-The carnival committee is looking for help in various ways.

The carnival provides an evening of fun and games for all the families of Forest Glen. There are games, raffles, a silent auction, a bouncer, and a pizza dinner - all at family friendly prices! However, in order for this evening to happen, much work must be done. The carnival committee is looking for help in various ways. If you are interested in helping in any of the following areas, please contact Kathy Schommer atkaschommer@gmail.com. There will be a general call for volunteers to work the carnival coming in the next few weeks. Please consider volunteering in some way - it takes more than 100 people working a few hours that night to make the carnival a success. Our immediate needs are:
  • DONATION COORDINATOR: We are in desperate need of someone who is spreadsheet savvy to coordinate the donations as they come in, field questions about donation pick-up/drop-off, and merge a thank you letter to the database of donors. A majority of this work is completed before the carnival and can be done mostly from home.
  • Veil/crown assembly: headpieces are sold at carnival as part of the fundraiser. They are made from wire garland and curling ribbon. We are looking for two or three people who would be willing to work on assembling these at home in the next month. All supplies and directions will be given.
  • Facepainting: This has always been a big draw at the carnival. We are looking to increase the number of face painting stations at the carnival. We are looking for those with a talent in this area who would be willing to volunteer their time and talent the evening of the carnival.
  • Shamrock Search: We are looking for someone to coordinate the "Shamrock Search" this year. This is an activity where every student receives a shamrock in school before the carnival. At the carnival, these shamrocks are turned in for prizes based on the marking on the shamrock. The coordinator would complete the marking and distribution of the shamrocks along with the prize selection.
  • Raffle/Silent Auction: We are looking for someone to coordinate the tables and basket listings for the raffle and silent auction. This person would also supervise item pick-up and check-out.

Thank you for considering this request - many hands make light work!
Kathy Schommer

Notes and Reminders

  • January 29, 2016 - Bay Port STINGCANCER is again hosting its annual Coaches verses Cancer Carnival event!

  • January 30, 2016 Bay Port Drama Club Workshop ​(9am-2pm) for children 6 to 13 years old.
  • January 30, 2016 - SUPERGOAL II -Indoor 3v3Futbol Tournament at Synergy Field, 807 Parkview Rd. Ashwaubenon
  • February 11, 2016 - An exclusive, one night only showing of an anti-bullying movie The Martial Arts Kidat the Marcus Green Bay East Cinema (6:30-8:15 pm) a movie that has a strong anti-bullying message.
  • February 12, 2016 - Register today for the Bay Port Cheer Clinic on February 12, 2016 (5:45-8:15 pm) at Bay Port High School. All students in grades K-4 are invited to attend.
  • Memory Book Orders due February 1st
  • Book Fair Grand Event is February 10th, 2016. Grandparents can come in with your student and enjoy a cup of coffee and donuts. The book fair will be open if you would like to purchase books. Please RSVP by February 3rd.

Attention 4th Graders! ​Lineville Intermediate School Music Choices

​In March parents of 4th graders will be asked to choose a 5th grade music class. Course descriptions and registration information will be available on March 9, and parents and students will learn about band, chorus, and orchestra classes at Lineville. A selection must be made and the registration completed within two weeks.

Parents who desire more information at this time are invited to visit the music class websites, which are linked to the Lineville home page: http://linevillehssd.weebly.com

Help Forest Glen Win a Visit from author Jan Brett

Help Forest Glen win a visit from author, Jan Brett! Just click on the image above or the link below to cast your vote! Get your family, friends and neighbors involved!
Voting ends April 4, 2016!
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