Husky Howler

November 23, 2022

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

Dear Hill-Roberts Families,

As you've read below, we're focused on Gratitude at HRES these days. Regardless of the particulars of the lives we each lead, we have so much to be grateful for. Gratitude is a tricky concept. It means that one must stop to smell the roses; to be aware, not of what one does not have, but of what one does have. I'll take this time to stop and reflect on what I am grateful for. We have a community that supports one another. Staff who support parents and students and each other; parents who support each other, staff and students; and students who do their best to support one another! I am grateful for the community we have.

I hope you take time in the next few days to focus on what you're grateful for. If you happen to be sitting around a table with family and friends, maybe let your student kick off the meal with some gratitude!


Evan Chelman, Principal

As always, we will come back from our holiday break with a pajama day!

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Please send canned goods to HRES! (see flyer below)

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Gratitude Challenge

For the next few months Hill Roberts will be focusing on Gratitude and social awareness as a community. Giving thanks and appreciating what we have helps to foster more social and self awareness. There will be several school based activities and projects for grade levels to participate in, but we wanted to extend the invite to families.

Gratitude is the simplest way to change one’s perspective of the world. Learning to be grateful helps us appreciate the little things in life that we tend to take for granted. This practice can help to bring about a feeling of satisfaction and hope.

Being grateful does not mean that we need to deny the fact that negative things happen in life; but taking time to focus on the good things can help us to find some peace and appreciation amongst the bitterness and hardship we may be enduring.

There are a lot of ways to teach and show gratitude. Attached is a family activity you can participate in. If you would like to share how you are practicing gratitude in your home, please send photos, or thoughts to

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Some Wednesday Photos!

Miss Leddy and Mrs. Landry's fourth and first graders got together for an activity before vacation. These partnerships are known as Buddies. We have lots of Buddies at HRES! The older students get to be role models for the younger students. The younger students love their time with our oldest huskies!

Our kindergarteners got a chance to really explore some of the tools our Community Helpers use to serve our community. Those sirens are LOUD!

Finally, our generous PTO showed their gratitude for our staff by serving us pie! Who doesn't love pie? Who doesn't love the HRES PTO!?


See the flyer below to be sure your APS APP is functioning for you!

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Howliday Shop Update (flyers below)

Howliday Shop

We invite all members of the Hill-Roberts Community to the Howliday Shop on Dec. 2 & 3! Flyers and Budget Helper worksheets will be on their way home with students.

We are still seeking volunteers ( and bake sale contributions (, as well as gift bags and tags.

Hope to see you there!

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Amazon Smile!

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Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you a regular Amazon shopper? (us TOO!)

Your holiday shopping (and year round purchases!) can earn Hill Roberts PTO funds for FREE!

Simply go to and...

1) login to your Amazon account

2) click "select your charity" and choose Hill Roberts Elementary School PTO Inc

3) Every time you shop, Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase amount to us!

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Save the Date!

12/2 &12/3 – Howliday Shop

12/12 – Restaurant Night at Chipotle

12/13 - Next General PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in person or via Zoom


Meeting ID: 878 8368 6781

Passcode: HUSKY

Upcoming Important Information & Dates

November 23-25: Thanksgiving (No School)

December 9: Term 1 Report Cards Posted in ASPEN

December 9: Winter Wonderland Lights: Elementary Event (more info to come)