HES' Husky Herald

September 24, 2021

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 29th - Lions Club Screening 9am - 11am

Thursday, September 30th - Communication Forum ConVal High School 7pm

Monday, October 4th - Picture Day!

Monday, October 11th - No School-Teacher Workshop

Information about ConVal District Community Forums

The ConVal School Board, working with the ConVal Administration, is pleased to announce its first ever Community Forum.

The ‘public comment’ periods at the beginning and end of the School Board meetings have been a source of frustration for some in the community. Board meetings are designed to conduct the business of the District and therefore there is limited time for meaningful dialogue between the public and the Board.

We have listened to our community and in our ongoing effort for full transparency we have structured this Community Forum to allow for discussion on community selected topics with questions to and answers from the school board and administration. The Board and Administration look forward to hearing from our nine communities in a constructive and flexible manner.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 PM to attend our first Community Forum at the Lucy Hurlin Theatre located at the ConVal High school.

More information will follow with details about the forum, and how to participate in a survey to determine forum topics. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with our communities with this opportunity for a more open dialogue.

Message from Principal Nicole Pease

Hello Families, it was so wonderful to see many of our families at our Open House last night. Students worked hard to prepare for their families and the excitement was palpable!

We continue to work on administering fall assessments and teacher will use this data to guide instruction and to assess learning throughout the year. You can help by ensuring your child is rested and ready for school.

We bid goodbye to Mrs. Parker and Health and Wellness for a few weeks, and welcome Mrs. Mack, our Library Media Specialist to HES next week!

Have a restful weekend! Nicole

Picture Day is Coming Up!

Picture Day is scheduled for Monday, October 4th. Be on the lookout for picture day order forms that will be sent home early next week. Please note that you may order your student's pictures online at mylifetouch.com using the School ID: EVT99PCXJ. If you order online, you do not need to fill out the order form.
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Kindergarten with Mrs. Goodington

Kindergarten learners have been busy getting to know all of the Letterland characters, perfecting frog jump capital letter formation, and subitizing numbers to ten! This week we celebrated the first day of Fall by making applesauce as a class. We tried out our computers for the first time and we added the sight word "the". It was great to see so many families at open house. It is incredibly valuable for your children to take ownership of their school work. To reinforce our dedication to learning, please read and count with your Kindergartener each night after checking blue folders, routine is so important! As the Fall weather moves in, please send in extra layers so we can continue our outdoor learning routines comfortably. Have a wonderful weekend!
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News from Grade 1 with Miss Harrington

In first grade we are working on reading and spelling words with the short a sound. In math, first graders are using number bonds and number sentences to show parts of numbers to 10. We are really starting to settle into routine and work so hard every day!
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2nd Grade with Mrs. Shultz

Second grade has been working on using different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. We worked together to come up with our four class rules, they are: Listen and compromise, Work calmly, Be your best self, Be calm and focused. We have also been working on creating quality sentences and doing lots of writing and reading. In science we have been learning about plants with the help of our Cornucopia teachers. This week we dug for potatoes! It was a dirty job but loved by all!
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3rd Grade with Mrs. LaCroix

Hello! Here in 3rd grade, we are hard at work in the world of multiplication and division! Students are creating arrays and number bonds to create a strong understanding of the two operations. 3rd graders are learning to write their opinion and support their opinions with at least 3 reasons. We are also learning about the cardinal directions, raptors, and narrative poems! Happy fall from the 3rd grade at HES!

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4th Grade with Mrs. Nevins

Fourth grade has been busy! In Math, students have been developing their understanding of numbers by learning about different place values. We have started our Human Machine Unit where students investigate structures and functions of the human body. Students have also been working on realistic fictional stories by using drop-down flow charts to plan their thinking, writing rough drafts and use teacher comments to edit their writing.

Please remember to update Pick Up Patrol

One of the aspects of a new school year that can be challenging is the bus routes. It takes time for new drivers and students to get used to the timing of the pick ups and drop offs. Each day has gone a bit more smoothly.

Please help us by updating any changes in drop off or pick up through Pick Up Patrol. If you have any questions about PickUp Patrol, please reach out to Lindsay Carter in the front office.

Thank you!

Recycling - We need your help!

We are still looking for someone who is willing to help us with recycling! The students and staff at HES are dedicated to recycling. The volunteer would bring recycling to the transfer station every other week. If you are able and willing to help, please reach out to Lindsay Carter or myself for further details. Thank you!

PTO-we need 4 more members!

Our PTO needs you! The PTO has such a postive impact upon our student's school experiences! Please reach out to Lindsay Carter, your child's teacher, or myself if you are interested.

Don't forget to check out the HES website.

This website https://hes.convalsd.net/ as well as the classroom teacher's website will be updated regularly. Please take a peek for important information.

Information about Free Lunch and Milk

Hello all, if your child orders hot lunch, it is free due to Federal Funding. However, if you child only orders a milk, there is a $.50 charge.