Husky Howler

January 20, 2023

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This Week's Note From Mr. Evan Chelman, Principal

Dear Hill-Roberts Families,


This is New England, so it only seems appropriate to discuss the weather! We love talking about the weather, don't we? It's been gray. It's been rainy. It's been PERFECT reading weather! I'm placing a couple of articles below about the importance of reading with your child. Maybe you have some books at home. Perhaps you take advantage of the wonderful public library. No matter where your books come from, the imoprtance of reading at home cannot be overstated. One of my 2023 resolutions is to read with my daughter more. Gia is in 4th grade and I haven't read to her as much as I did with my older son. I plan to change that this year because it's never too late. Happy reading!


https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/why-reading-aloud-to-kids-helps-them-thrive


https://www.npr.org/2021/10/01/1041859001/reading-aloud-benefits-childrens-literacy


Be well,

Evan

....but before you keep scrolling to look at photos...read this....

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For any families who have a student who rides a minibus, we want to be sure that you're escorting your child onto the bus and buckling them in. Drivers are not responsible for buckling students into the bus on the way into school. Teachers are sure to buckle students upon dismissal. Thank you for your attention to this.

Friday Pictures

HRES Lost and Found
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Department of Elementary and Secdondary Education Look for Feedback on MCAS

DESE is inviting students, parents, education professionals, and community members to participate in a survey that will provide feedback on the whole MCAS program to help inform improvements. We are seeking stakeholders’ input in several areas, including communications and support, data and reporting, and release of test questions.The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27.

A Message from APS Welcome Center

Did you know that the APS Welcome Center is open and continues to serve all APS families, students, and staff?

The Welcome Center is here to:

  • Offer support for families to complete district tasks, included but not limited to New Student Registration, Transportation, Food Services, “how-to” tutorials, translations and interpreting

  • Strengthen relationships between APS and the Attleboro community by:

    • Connecting families and staff to local resources and supporting this access

    • Providing referrals to local support agencies

    • Sharing information on behalf of and about community organizations through community fliers and the Welcome Center webpage

  • Within the Welcome Center you can find:

    • Staff ready to assist with district tasks, clarification of APS information, connections to local resources

    • Computers with internet access for APS families and students, hotspots available for loan to APS families

    • Information detailing local resources, programs, and events

    • Access to translations and interpreters

  • Contact the Welcome Center:

    • If you need assistance completing district tasks

    • You would like to learn more about available resources

    • You have questions or suggestions you would like to share

    • You would like to connect with a local community organization

All APS Community Fliers can be found within the Welcome Center website. To view this week’s fliers, including information from throughout Attleboro please visit the Welcome Center webpage or click "community" ABOVE.
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Upcoming Important Information & Dates

Save the Date:

Next PTO Meeting, via Zoom or in person February 7 at 630pm