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End of the Quarter

My how time flies. It seems like last week we were welcoming everyone back for the beginning of the year and here we are heading into parent conferences. As I write this, I am cheering on the Royals with their comeback win!! At HPE we are always winning and doing great things. See below for information about many things coming up this month.

Important Dates

  • October 16th - No School for Students
  • October 21st - Early Release for Students (12:45)
  • October 22nd and 23rd - No School for Students
  • October 23rd - PTA Trunk or Treat Event ( I am finding some great ideas on Pinterest)
  • October 30th - Fall Parties

Fall Parties - October 30th

On October 30th, PTA will be hosting the Fall Party for grades K-5. Each grade level gets a 40 minute party in the gym and then a 10 minute snack time.

PTA will need parent volunteers for each grade level time. Please see the schedule below and begin planning to help if you can. A reminder that other siblings are not allowed to attend the parties. Please make child care arrangements if you plan to attend. Also, on TH night they will decorate the Gym for the event. If you have time or items to donate for the day, let Brandy Mehrer know.

Kindergarten: 11:50 - 12:40

First: 12:45 - 1:35

Second: 10:00 - 10:50

Third: 9:10 - 10:00

Fourth: 1:40 - 2:30

Fifth: 11:00 - 11:50

*** Parade will be at 2:40. School Appropriate Costumes are allowed and students will be sent home in costume.

Sixth grade will be out of the building for their party.

Parent Teacher Conferences - information for next week.

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for a conference time. If you have not done so, please do at the following link.

This year we are having student led conferences. This is a chance for your child to tell you all about how they are doing in school. They will share their leadership notebooks, talk to you about their strengths and also work with you to set goals for next quarter. Please come ready to be amazed by their leadership. The teacher will also be providing you with the 1st quarter grade card, but that will no longer be the star of the show.

Leadership Academy Time

One Friday a month, we are having what we call Leadership Academy Time. This is a time for all of our students to be engaged in 7-habit and Leadership Role Training. Our Kindergarten students stay in the classroom and get a 7-habit centered lesson. Our 1st and 2nd grade students all come to the gym and get a 7-habit centered lesson. Our 3rd and 4th grade students are rotating through all the teams and observing what the building wide leadership roles are all about. Our 5th and 6th grade students are meeting with their leadership teams and staff sponsors to discuss their role and how they can use that role to benefit the building. This is a great time and I encourage you to talk to your child(ren) about it. Last Friday was the second one of the year.

Can you help??

For the 1st and 2nd grade group, it takes many volunteers to make that time a success. I can not thank those that have helped enough; as the past two times have been wonderful and all because of the adults that gave of their time. If you have time to help, please visit the link for the next two dates and times. Anyone can help - you do not need to have a 1st or 2nd grade student. THANKS for considering!

Dear Families,

Our school has been excited to launch Connect2Learn, our district’s one-to-one Chromebook program, and to watch the positive impact these digital devices have on student learning and achievement. As part of our launch of Connect2Learn, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is working with a non-profit organization to make it easier for all families to be connected to the Internet. The organization, known as EveryoneOn, was created to ensure that low-cost, high-speed Internet service is available to families qualifying based on income.

Through partnerships with leading Internet providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer Internet service for as low as $9.95 per month for individuals and families qualifying based on income. Families who are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program meet these qualifications and are encouraged to consider taking advantage of this offer.

To determine which reduced-price Internet offers are available, visit or text “connect” to 215-45. You may also call (855) EVRY1ON. To find low-cost offers available in your area, you will be asked to provide your zip code and to answer questions related to family income levels, such as eligibility for the free/reduced school lunch program. Most families with children qualifying for free/reduced lunch program would qualify for several low-cost Internet options ranging from $9.95 to $20 per month.

Thank you for your support of our school and your involvement in our learning community.


Ms. Mallette

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30. Please see below for the themes for each day. Staff may wear jeans each day if you participate. Bracelets will be in your mailboxes prior to the 26th. We will also be doing a canned food drive for Abundant Life Food Pantry (our PIE partner). Please include this information in your newsletters.

Daily dress up themes tied to the 7 Habits:


Red Ribbon Day (Be Proactive - Have a plan to stand up against, Alcohol and Tobacco) --wear red


Team Up Against Drugs Day (Think Win-Win – We all Win When we Keep Drugs Out of

our Lives) --sports teams (Favorite sports team)


I’m A “Jean”ius Day (Sharpen the Saw – Take Care of Yourself and say NO to Drugs) - wear jeans


My Future Is Bright Day (Begin With the End in Mind – My Future does not Include Drugs,

Alcohol or Tobacco) --wear neon


Say NO To Drugs (Find Your Voice) --- wear spirit wear

2015-16 HPE Choir Rehearsal Schedule (Revised)

The HPE choir is open to any fourth, fifth, or sixth grade student. Members will serve as music leaders for Special Friends Days (November 23-24), Leadership Day (December 4th), the all-school sing-a-long (December 18th). The choir will also perform on the Talent Show (May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM), also serving as emcees stagehands, and music leaders. Any choir member wishing to perform an additional solo or group act for the Talent Show may audition on May 2, 2015, 3:30 PM.

All rehearsals will be held in the HPE Music Room, from 7:30 to 8:05 AM, on Friday mornings. Students will enter through the fire escape door. (The door will be opened at 7:20 AM.)

The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

September (11, 18,) 25

October 2, 30

November 6, 20

December 11, 18

January 8, 22, 29

February 5, 12, 26

March 11

April 1, 8, 22, 29

May 6

Please come be a part of this fun, leadership activity!


Mr. Foreman, Music Teacher

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