Hirsch Hawk Herald
May 11 - May 15 , 2020
Happy Mother's Day
HEAR YE, HEAR YE Dr. Resilla
Do you want your child to have the academic and language advantage?
Hirsch Elementary is a proud Dual Language School
The two-way dual language program does not only cater to families whose first language at home is Spanish. Families whose first language at home is English can enroll in the program, so their scholars can immerse in both the English and Spanish language and culture early on in their education.
For Dual Language application information please visit our Hirsch Elementary web page at https://www.springisd.org/Hirsch2
Downloading Schoology App on Your Cellphone and Submitting PBL Using Smart Phone
How Student Grades Will Be Determined
As students start to turn in their completed PBL assignments, we want to update everyone on how the grading system will work.
Within each PBL, there is a grading rubric, which will be used to assess each assignment. That rubric will be used, in conjunction with earlier marking periods, to determine final grades.
Here is a graphic that will help explain how grades will be calculated. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Progress Reports - May 14
Thank you for your support as we work to make Empowered Learning at Home 2.0 a success. You all have played a key role in ensuring that our students continue to excel academically during the school closure. For that, we appreciate you! On Thursday, your child’s progress report for the weeks of 4/13-5/8 will be emailed by the teacher.
- Please have your student upload all missing assignments so the teachers may provide feedback and grade.
- PBL #1 (all 3 weeks) and PBL #2, week 1 will be on the progress report.
- If revisions are needed, have your student make changes and resubmit.
Please contact your child's teacher if you need any assistance with submitting assignments. We have a team ready to help you!
cape team presents Brain Break
Full day Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten starts next school year. Register now!
To register for prekindergarten or kindergarten and for more information, including eligibility requirements and Frequently Asked Questions, parents should go to www.springisd.org/prek. District staff will be available to assist parents in both English and Spanish with the online registration, if needed, by calling 281-891-6337.
Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to register their Pre-K students early! Do not delay.
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Virtual Field Trip - At Home With The Bay - Bay Biodiversity Virtual Field Trip
This week we are close to home with a Galveston Bay Foundation lesson on Bay biodiversity featuring a virtual lab, conservation craft, talk with a Bay biologist and an activity of the week. Just click the video below and enjoy!
Local food banks & free food pantries are a great place to turn to for assistance. The locations will pass out free food, groceries & personal hygiene supplies. Click on the link for information on food banks & food pantries in the Houston area.
Financial Help for Renters
In the past weeks, issues such as food stability, health, education and income have all been impacted. With people’s finances disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, renters may have difficulty making rent payments. We are sharing a list of resources from the COVID-19 Houston Resource Pack for anyone who might be facing this issue. Please help spread the word about these available resources by sharing this information with anyone you know who may need extra assistance.
YMCA Offers Childcare for Essential Personnel
YMCA Houston is offering various locations as daycare centers for essential personnel. Essential personnel are defined as city and county staff responding to the crisis, first responders (police, fire, EMS), medical personnel, food provision/distribution personnel (food bank and grocery stores) and other organizations/businesses providing critical services to the community during the crisis. Participating children would be fed three meals a day and participate in a wide-array of fun, enrichment activities such as arts, crafts, games, literacy, STEAM and more. Meals and snacks will be provided by the Houston Food Bank and proof of employment is needed at check in. Please look online to see which centers are offering this service and sign up. Source: YMCA Website
Every Day is Mother’s Day or Should Be
As mothers and maternal role models, you spend so much time caring for others and taking care of their needs. Sometimes you forget or are just too tired to take care of yourselves. With such an important role to play in your family, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and encourage you to try to make some time to nurture yourself in both body and soul.
Following are some tips for living a healthy life from the Centers for Disease Control.
Eat healthy: You may have told your family, “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” It’s good advice for moms, too! Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.
Move more: Add physical activity to your life. It’s one of the most important things you can do for your health. Walk, run, dance, garden, or do anything else that will help you get the recommended minimum 2 ½ hours of moderate physical activity each week.
Sleep well: Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Make sure you are getting enough sleep each night.
Manage stress: Stress can be beneficial by helping you develop coping skills; however, those benefits diminish when the stress is severe enough to overwhelm your ability to take care of yourself and your family. The best ways to manage stress are through self-care such as avoiding drugs and alcohol, finding a support group, connecting with other people socially, and staying active.