JANUARY NEWS AND NOTES
Happy New Year! I would like to extend best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year. It’s a pleasure to see all of the children, teachers, and staff back at school after a long, well deserved break.
As we look ahead to the rest of the school year, we are unwavering in our focus to deliver the highest-quality education possible to each of your children. We do this to prepare them for a successful, productive life, empowered with the skills they need to chase their dreams.
Encourage your child to set high academic achievement goals as we enter the second semester. Also, please continue to support your child’s teachers and maintain open lines of communication between home and school.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Together we can help shape our children’s academic and social growth and development. We must never underestimate the power a home-school connection elicits. There are many exciting learning opportunities ahead, and we look forward to a successful and productive 2021.
As always, please contact the school regarding any questions you may have.
At Hairgrove, we are your partners in raising readers! Your child visits the library several times each month for library instruction as well as checking out books. In the new year, we encourage you to set some reading goals as a family.
Try these goals at your house:
Talk, sing, read, write, and play every day!
Ask your child to read a book aloud to you at least once a week.
Are books, magazines, newspapers, or other reading materials available at your house?
Does your child see YOU reading? You are your child's first reading teacher!
Play board games together. Believe it or not, there are many reading skills involved!
Praise your child for reading signs, letters, labels, and instructions.
Reading happens every day, everywhere!
We are excited about how much learning will happen in the new year. In March, we'll have our annual Scholastic Book Fair so you can buy more books to encourage your young readers!
Rodeo Artists Chosen!
Congratulations to the following students who have had their artwork chosen to be entered into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest. Great job to all of our Hairgrove Dolphin Artists creating some fantastic Western artwork.
Jonah Morales – Mrs. Flores, 1st grade
Jayden Villatoro – Mrs. Hernandez, 2nd grade
Daniel Mejia – Mrs. Batres, 2nd grade
Octavio Lujano, Jr. – Mrs. Compean, 3rd grade
Parents, as we start 2021 ready to use our best creative skills on some fun and exciting projects in, it is important that your children are prepared for art class. Please make sure they have the following materials ready to bring to art every day; pencils, crayons, markers, glue (stick) and scissors. I look forward to creating with our responsible Dolphin Artists!
News from the Gym
Hello parents! Your students have been doing lots of challenges to make their bodies and minds stronger, so we are moving and grooving as soon as they come into the room! The one thing that I need to ask is that you PLEASE send your student to school with a refillable container for WATER or a BOTTLE OF WATER. Due to COVID RESTRICTION, no one is allowed to drink water directly from the fountains, so they must have something they can catch water into. This is where we need your help! Not only do they need water in the gym, but they need it for hydration ALL DAY.
Coach Dyson and Coach Macko
Notes from Nurse Haley:
The Coronavirus is still among us and cases are rising. It is important to take the appropriate steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19, especially with the holidays approaching.
Wearing a mask:
o Wearing a mask not only protects you but also others
o Make sure your mask covers both your nose and mouth
o Wash your mask regularly when using a cloth mask
o Stay at least 6 feet apart
o Avoid crowds
Wash hands often
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
· Please send extra clothes with your child if they are in Pre-K or Kindergarten. Accidents
happen and we want to ensure the students have clean clothes to change into if an accident
· Please ensure students wear their masks daily
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.
Ana Haley, BSN, RN
Math Matters!! (Math news for 2nd-5th Grade)
Reflex Math is a program that will help your child become fluent in their math facts!
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are working to become fluent in their multiplication facts.
2nd grade students are working to become fluent in their addition facts.
- If your child is a Connect student, they have already used this program this year.
- If your child is a Face to Face student, they already know their log in information.
All Hairgrove students can play Reflex Math at home on a computer, tablet, or phone! We encourage your child to work to get their green light 3 times per week.
Keep riding the WAVES!
January 6- 8:30 Hairgrove Spelling Bee
- Jan 7- 5th Sci DPM Shutdown
- Jan 13- 3, 4, 5 Math DPM Shutdown
- Jan 14- 3, 4, 5 Reading DPM Shutdown
- Jan 15- Remote Learning Day
- Jan 18- Holiday, No School
- Feb 11- Report Cards go home
- Feb 12- Remote Learning Day
- Feb 17- 100th Day of School