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Happy New Year!

Happy 2016! I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday break and had time to relax and enjoy family time. Teachers return tomorrow and get ready for all the students on Tuesday. I can't wait to see those smiling faces again and hear all about the fun things that occurred over break.

Please label all coats/jackets/hats/etc with your child's name. We give well over 100 items to social services every year that are unclaimed in our lost and found. While I am sure they appreciate the item, I am confident that your were hoping your child would keep it just a bit longer.

Important Dates

  • January 5th - Students return to school
  • January 21st - Human Growth and Development Film Parent Preview - 6:30 LSHS
  • January 22nd - PTA Event - Bingo for Books - 6:30 - 8:00 - HPE Gym
  • January 26th (Make-up Day) - Human Growth and Development Film Parent Preview - 6:30 LSHS

Excellence In Teaching - Please consider nominating one of HPE's finest.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence In Teaching/Teacher of the Year awards and are due Thursday, January 28, 2016. I hope you'll consider taking time to nominate a deserving educator!

Each year our school district, in conjunction with the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce, recognizes twelve Excellence in Teaching Award recipients and selects a Teacher of the Year.

For more information about Excellence In Teaching, Teacher of the Year, lists of former recipients and information about frequently asked questions, please visit the brand new Excellence In Teaching/Teacher of the Year website:

**Please note, the 12 Excellence In Teaching winners will be recognized and the Teacher of the Year will be revealed at a April 21 Chamber of Commerce/R-7 School District reception/presentation at the Longview Mansion.

You can access the form on the district web site, under the Teacher of the Year link on the front page. Please note the two page limit, as we must enforce that to be fair to all nominees.

Chromebook Reminder for the Holiday Break

Please make sure all Chromebooks are charged and ready to go on Tuesday. Don't forget to bring them back to school.

Human Growth and Development Film Viewing

To: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Parents/Guardians

Re: Human Growth and Development Instruction

The following date has been scheduled for the preview of videos used in the Human Growth and Development Units. Childcare will not be provided.

January 21, 2016 (Lee’s Summit North High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Lee’s Summit West High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Lee’s Summit High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All classroom viewings will be held in January, February, and March. More information, including specific classroom viewing dates will be sent home in January.

January 26, 2016 - make-up date if needed due to inclement weather.

Leadership Academy Time - January Date Changed

The January Date has changed to THIS Friday the 8th. I will send an E-mail to those that have volunteered to help. Hope you can still make it to help.

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Winter season is upon us and with it comes all those nasty colds, coughs and fevers. Please remember to call the attendance office (986-2253) by 9am when your child is sick or gone from school for any reason. The attendance number has voicemail so that you can leave your message 24/7!!

We appreciate your help!

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To ensure that you stay up-to-date with the latest items posted to our website, Highland Park Elementary has a section of the website dedicated to documents. These include school news, PTA forms, programs and more. To receive an email update on the days we add items to the document page on the website, simply enter your email address in the subscribe box. Automated emails go out at 3:30 p.m. daily.

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