HERSHEY NOTES

September 1, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s hard to believe September has arrived! We have settled into a routine and are off and running. Please remember to keep in close contact with each of the teachers that work with your child. By working together, we will achieve great things!


All students have completed the first round of NWEA testing! Every TSC student in kindergarten through grade 10 will take this exam three times a year. The second battery of this test will be given the weeks of January 9-23. The final round will be administered the weeks of April 30-May 11. Results from this first battery will be emailed to you very soon. Your child’s teacher will discuss these results with you during parent/ teacher conferences the week of Oct. 16-20. We are excited about the plethora of data these tests provide us as we work toward providing an educational program designed specifically to meet the unique needs of your child.

MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Wow! What a great week it has been at Hershey Elementary School. I have had the wonderful opportunity to eat lunch with some 5th graders. I have also been able to go into several classrooms and teach about bullying. Below is some information that is important for you to know regarding bullying.


Teasing:

  • Everyone is having fun

  • No one is getting hurt

  • Everyone is participating equally

Conflict:

  • No one is having fun

  • There is a possible solution to the disagreement

  • Equal balance of power

Mean Moment:

  • Someone is getting hurt on purpose

  • Reaction to a strong feeling or emotion

  • An isolated event..(does not happen on a regular basis

Bullying:

  • Attached physically, verbally, socially or cyber

  • Unequal balance of power

  • Happens more than once or has the potential to happen more than once

  • Someone is being hurt on purpose


Notice, the “unequal balance of power” bullet under bullying? The target student must feel substantially impacted, emotionally, as a result of the bullying behavior. We talk a lot about the differences between mean acts and bullying. We also talk about what bystanders can do to help a student who is being targeted. The awesome part about this is once bullying is reported the target student and the student who is bullying will get help. For more information, check out my webpage.


Have a great holiday weekend.

Mrs. Michelle Lehman

Student Services Coordinator

TSC WEBSITE

You have probably noticed the new look of the TSC Website! We are trying to keep the Hershey site fresh by adding new pictures each week. Last week, our kindergarten teachers provided pictures. This week, our first grade students will be in the spotlight. Missed a week? No worries; the pictures will be archived for you to enjoy all year long.


Have you signed up for “TSC Alerts/Delays/Cancellations”? If not, please do so as soon as possible. TSC will no longer be using Pinwheel to communicate sudden changes in our daily school routine, so it is very important that we are able to communicate with you in this way. If you were registered with Pinwheel you will NOT automatically be enrolled in the new program.


The TSC Technology Department has created clear instructions on how to sign up. To Register for TSC Alerts and Notifications click here.

TSC INtegrate

As a part of the The Tippecanoe School Corporation healthy initiative, we are encouraging all students, parents and staff to “integrate” healthy habits into our everyday lives. Did you know that we have two indoor walking paths and one outdoor walking/running path at Hershey? We use these paths for “brain breaks” throughout the year. If you are waiting for your child while they are attending an after school event, you are welcome to walk the pathways, too.! The interior paths are clearly marked by gold pawprints (8 laps=1 mile) or black pawprints (4 laps=1 mile). The exterior path begins in the back parking lot just outside of door 7. Look for the start/finish painted on the asphalt.


Another aspect of our healthy initiative is to promote healthy eating in our cafeteria. Did you know that TSC employs a licensed dietician to create delicious yet nutritious meal plans for all of our schools? Please help us maintain this healthy atmosphere by refraining from bringing “fast food” and soda when visiting your child for lunch. Don’t hesitate to call Mrs. Fields if you need clarification on what constitutes “fast food”.


HERSHEY PTO


  • The first MOVIE NIGHT will be on Friday, Sept. 15. More info to be sent home.
  • Our first Dine Out Night is set for Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Moe's. Watch for more information to be included in the next newsletter and a flyer that will be sent home.
  • PTO Volunteers are always appreciated. Please see attachment sent in the email that provided the link to this newsletter.
  • PTO directory entries are still being accepted. Forms are available in the Hershey office. You may purchase a directory for $5.

PICTURE DAY!

School pictures will be taken on Friday, September 15. All students will have their picture taken for school records. Order forms will be sent home on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Placing an order is optional.

Orders can be returned to Hershey anytime before and up to September 15.

Parent volunteers to assist with picture day are needed. Sign up at:

https://www.volunteersignup.org/Y3JFP

E-FLYER

TSC supports "green" efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School website: www.tscschools.com, by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. E-Flyers will be posted on the 15th and 30th of the month so be sure to check regularly for newly posted information. If your qualifying organization is interested in posting an E-Flyer, go to www.tscschools.com E-flyers section to submit the information.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Monday, Sept. 4 - Labor Day, No School

Friday, Sept. 15 - School Picture Day

Friday, Sept. 15 - Hershey Notes

Friday, Sept. 15 - Movie Night

Tuesday, Sept. 26 - PTO Dine Out Night, Moe's, 4-9pm

HERSHEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Attendance Line - 765-269-8342

Report absences or tardies by 10:00 am

WeTip School Safety Hotline

Report any wrongdoing that impacts our schools, our students or our staff! Your call to 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463) will allow you to leave your information without identification. Your message will be sent immediately to school officials.