HMS Monthly Update
The Helen Morgan School January Newsletter
From the Principal...
Every morning at HMS we start the day off with our morning announcements, flag raising, pledge, and patriotic song. While this helps us foster a sense of patriotism and citizenship within our students it also allows students to shine and have their voices (or instruments) heard by the entire school.
This is also why one of my favorite times of the school year is the concert season. Over the past month we have had three very special winter concerts that allowed our students to showcase their broad and flourishing abilities. I commend all of the students for the hard work they put into preparing for the concerts and for having the courage to get on stage, under the bright lights, and share their talents with us. Congratulations to those students and to their teachers for putting on such wonderful concerts.
Welcome back to school, and I wish everyone a joyful 2015! Please review our January newsletter for important information, updates and exciting events.
"Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1.28- End of Marking Period 2
1.28- Get Bully Smart Program for 4th Grade
2.4- Report Cards available
2.6- Early Dismissal Day
2.6- Dr. Harte presentation for 4th Grade
2.6-2.8- No Homework Weekend2.13- 4th Grade Spaghetti Dinner (details forthcoming)
2.24 and 2.26- TREP$ Marketplace Nights @ SMS
Helen Morgan School's 2015 Teacher of the Year: Mrs. McMahon (Grade 5)
The district is hosting a PARCC information night on February 18th at 6:30 PM in the SHS auditorium.
See below for the HMS testing schedule. In addition, we have linked a popular YouTube video that does a nice job explaining what the test looks like to students.
5th Grade: March 5,6,9,10 and 11
4th Grade: March 12,13,16,17 and 18
Make-ups: March 19-25
4th Grade Students to get "Bully Smart"
Thanks to the financial support of the Sparta Municipal Alliance and the HMS PTO, all of our 4th grade students will be participating in a new anti-bullying program. Get Bully Smart, is a fun and interactive series of four weekly workshops developed and presented by the Center for Prevention and Counseling (centerforprevention.org). Sparta’s schools work closely with the Center in providing our students with the information and skills to make healthy decisions and we are excited to be working with the Center once again on this program.
The first workshop will be on Wednesday, January 28th.
5th Grade Trip to Quiet Valley
SHS and HMS Students Team Up
No Homework Weekend: February 6-8
Windows of Math Night
Sparta Education Foundation's Inaugural Dragon Boat Race
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