HERSHEY NOTES

August 18, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! This is going to be a PAWsome year! Our school wide theme this year is Happy Campers! The highlight of this trail is a GREAT EDUCATION. We are looking forward to building a strong connection with you so that we can work as a team to ensure that your child grows academically and socially. Please don’t hesitate to call or email your teacher the minute you have a question or concern. My door is always open as well, so please, don’t be a stranger! Let’s work together to create s’more amazing Hershey memories!


There are many opportunities to get involved at Hershey. The media center is always looking for volunteers to reshelve books. Mr. Copeland, our art teacher, appreciates an extra set of hands when creating hallway displays of student artwork. Let your child’s teacher know if you have an hour or two to spare each week. We love to have parents listen to students read or help with math fact memorization. Making copies and assisting with bulletin boards is also appreciated. The office staff also has need of volunteers from time to time. Let Mrs. Leahy know it you are interested in helping in this capacity. If you have the time, we will fill it!


We would love to have you eat lunch with us in the cafeteria-but please wait a few weeks! It can be very difficult for your child to separate from you when leaving home and then again after a lunch visit. After your child is in a routine, this will be much easier for everyone involved! Remember- we are promoting healthy food choices, so we ask that no fast food be brought into the cafeteria. Thank you in advance for following this policy.

MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Hello! The beginning of the school year is always so exciting. I would like to introduce myself to our new families. My name is Mrs. Michelle Lehman. My role is the Student Services Coordinator. This role is very similar to a School Counselor. I am here as a resource and support for you and your child. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's social/emotional/behavioral needs, don't hesitate to contact me.

SAFETY

DRILLS:

We conducted a storm drill and a fire drill this week. Your child knows exactly what to do in the event of a fire or storm or an unwanted intruder. You can help us keep our children safe by remembering to check in at the office each time you come to visit school.



ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL:

Bus and car traffic are separated between front lot (buses) and back lot (cars) during arrival and dismissal. By separting them we are much more likely to avoid any accidents at this high traffic time of day.

We ask that you use the drive from 300 N to access Hershey and avoid the side access drive (from 725 E) leaving it available for buses only during the hours of 8:15-9:00 and 3:15-4:00.

Car drivers should have a sign clearly displaying student's name(s) in the front passenger front window (clipped to visor is preferred). Cards for this information is available in the Hershey office.

HERSHEY PTO

Our 1st PTO Meeting is Tuesday, August 25 at 3:45 in the Hershey Media Center. All Hershey parents/guardians are members. There is no fee to be a member. Please join us to hear about our exciting plans for the 17-18 school year.


17-18 PTO Officers:

President - Deanna Franscoviak

Vice-President - Cindy Evans

Secretary - Cassy Williams

Treasurer - Rosie Gonzalez

TSC ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS


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.


To Register for TSC Alerts and Notifications click here.

If you were registered with Pinwheel you will NOT automatically be enrolled in the new program.


Here Comes the Bus is a notification/alert system for TSC Transportation. Visit Here Comes The Bus to sign up. The school code for Hershey is 75598. You will also need your child's school ID number which is available via your Power School Parent Portal.

Thank You for taking the time to enroll and use these important tools.

SOLAR ECLIPSE

The Tippecanoe School Corporation wants to ensure the safety of all of its students during the solar eclipse Monday, August 21. While we want to embrace this exciting learning opportunity, the TSC is reminding its students and staff it can be very dangerous to stare directly at the sun. The TSC will follow guidelines for viewing the eclipse from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.


Click here to learn more about how the eclipse will impact operations at some schools.

HERSHEY CAFETERIA

Cafeteria accounts are debit accounts (pre-paid). Money can be deposited online, or by check or cash to Hershey. Notices are sent home via email or paper statement when accounts are nearing a negative balance or when they have reached a negative balance. Keeping accounts funded is appreciated.

SCOUTING

Girl Scouts will be holding a Daisy (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) Girl Scout Registration Night on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6 pm at Hershey! Registration is $25 and financial assistance is available! If you cannot attend, you may register at www.girlscoutsindiana.org, by clicking on the"JOIN" tab. Please select Troop 04022.


For more information or questions, please contact Lindsay Palmer, Hershey Community Troop Organizer at lvp79@yahoo.com or Amanda Smith, Recruitment Manager at 317.924.6894 or asmith@girlscoutsindiana.org.

If you are in Grades 2-5, Hershey Elementary has several troops that are looking for girls just like you! Please contact the troop leaders below if you are interested in joining. Registration is $25 and financial assistance is available!

2nd Grade – Lisa Tankersly – lisatay7@aol.com

3rd Grade – Lindsay Palmer – lvp79@yahoo.com

4th & 5th Grade – please contact Amanda Smith, Recruitment Manager at asmith@girlscoutsindiana.org or 317.924.6894


Cub Scout Recruitment Night is Thursday, August 24 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Hershey cafeteria.

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

Tuesday, August 22 - PTO Meeting, 3:45pm, Hershey Media Center

Friday, Sept. 1 - Hershey Notes

Monday, Sept. 4 - Labor Day, No School

Friday, Sept. 15 - School Picture Day

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.