John Hydock Elementary School Newsletter
April is Autism Awareness Month!
Students and staff throughout John Hydock are celebrating differences and learning more about autism throughout the month of April!
Students have been participating in activities in the classroom centering around respecting differences among one another and/or autism awareness. Also, each day over the announcements, a fact about autism is read.
The puzzle piece is a symbol of autism that represents the mystery and complexity of the disability. Students have created a puzzle piece that tells what the word, "Acceptance" means to them. These puzzle pieces are displayed in the front hallway. Our students will also have the opportunity to participate in a bookmark contest encouraging students to create a design that represents autism awareness. If chosen as a winner, this bookmark will be used in all Autism Awareness kits that are sent to schools in the 2017 school year!
As a culminating activity, students and staff will participate in a Pinwheel Parade. Students in Mrs. Feeley's, Ms. James', and Mrs. Schwartzberg's classes will create a banner to lead our parade. Staff and students will be encouraged to wear blue on this day to celebrate autism awareness!
Student Spotlight- April
Mrs. James' Class Wins the Golden Spatula Award!
Classes that have received the Golden Spatula already include:
Kids of Character!
Throughout the month of April, teachers and staff will be on the lookout for students displaying the trait of Fairness. Students will be nominated to receive their Kids of Character awards at our Morning Meeting on April 27th.
The Kids of Character trait for the upcoming month of May is Honesty.
Friday, April 15- Kindergarten All About Me Day
Wednesday, April 20- Pinwheel Parade for Autism Awareness
Thursday, April 21- First Grade Play MTES @7pmFriday, April 22- School Spirit Day- Wear your favorite pair of sunglasses to school!
Friday, April 22- Reverse Order Assembly
Wednesday, April 27- School Wide Morning Meeting
Thursday, April 28th- Bring Your Child to Work Day- Early Dismissal-Staff PD Day