Parent Newsletter

October 2018

Upcoming Events

October 2-5 EQT Testing

October 5 End of 1st Quarter

October 8-10 NO SCHOOL

October 12 Fall Pictures (In Uniform)

October 15 Family Day - Report Card Pick-Up

Parenting Day - October 15

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Homework

Students should practice fluency in reading and math every night!

Fluency is how quickly you can complete a task accurately.

Many times our students struggle with math problems because of the time that it takes to remember math facts needed to solve a problem. Math fact fluency is so important! Students need daily practice in addition and subtraction in the lower grades and multiplication and division in the upper grades. Online games and flash cards are very helpful in building fluency.

Math Facts in a Flash is a computer program that you can access from home. More information on the program can be found below.

For reading, students need uninterrupted periods of time to read! Make time for your child to read. Read with your child. Let your child read to you.

Working on reading and math fact fluency is something that you can do with your child every day!

Online Programs

Below you will find links to computer programs that we use at school that are also available for students to use at home. Additional practice using these programs will help your students to grow!

Click on the brown bars to be directed to the programs.

Math Facts in a Flash

Login: Student ID

Password: abc

Learning Farm

Contact teacher for student login

Think Through Math 3rd-5th

Login: Student ID

Password: Student ID

USA Test Prep - 3rd-5th

Contact teacher for student login

PTA

PTA will hold their first fundraiser of the year during the month of October. See below for information on Boo Gram Sale!

PTA Boo Grams

PTA will be selling Boo Grams for $1.00 October 1-October 24. Money for Boo grams will be collected during snack sales from 8:15-8:30 daily. Boo Grams will be delivered to classes on October 31.

Counselor News - Mrs. Haley

Greetings, George Hall family!

We have successfully completed first quarter!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Students showed great progress practicing positive communication throughout September.

Our character focus for the month of October is Conflict Resolution. During the month, students will also be participating in National Bully Prevention and Red Ribbon week. Students will receive classroom counseling focusing on peer pressure readiness, kindness and being an upstander.

Upcoming dates to note:

· October 11th United Way Donators Jean & T-Shirt day (students must have a coupon to participate)

· October 15-19th MCPSS Be Kind. Be Cool. Bully Prevention Week

· October 19th 3-5th grade Mobile County Coalition Against Bullying 2018 Art Contest deadline (Students should see counselor for participation form)

· October 21-26 National Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

Khloe Reid

Jonuavoris Maye-Bragg

Tonio Sylvester.

Ke’Onna Thomas

TyEdward Lewis

Angel Phillips

Anthony Agee

Madison Riggs

Aubrey Reese

Jakiera Dillard

Ameryia Arnold

Marshay Waller

Logan Strother

Mckinsley Brown

Taniya Arnold

Taveon Johnson

Mason Riggs

Daylen Owes

These students exhibited thoughtfulness and positive communication throughout September. We are so proud of their character and effort.

Small groups have begun with students needing additional academic or social-emotional support. If you would like your student to be considered for small group or individual counselor check-ins, please don’t hesitate to contact me:

Heather Haley

Phone: 251-221-1345. Email: hhaley@mcpss.com

Uniform Reminders

Please make sure that you child is in uniform each day. Please remember the following:

  • white crew socks only
  • tennis shoes only
  • outerwear must be red or navy ONLY.
  • all non-uniform outerwear must be removed before entering the building

Arrival

· Students should NOT be on campus before 7:30am!

· Teachers are not on duty until 7:30am.

· Students who come on campus before 7:30am are unattended. This is a safety concern!

· Please do not allow your child to exit your car until the morning carpool staff is on duty at 7:30.

Special Diet or Food Allergies

The Child Nutrition Program must have written documentation from a physician for students who require an alternative diet or food items. Mrs. Hunter has the "Diet Prescription for Meals at School " form that will need to be completed by the physician. Please let us know if you need this form. If you have submitted one in the past, please be reminded that the form is only current for that school year and that a new form must be completed for the 2018-2019 year.

Alta Pointe School Based Program

Hall Elementary has a school-based therapist from AltaPointe three days each week. If you believe that your child has a need or could benefit from their services, please let the office know and we can help you to schedule an intake appointment.

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