News from Mrs. Parker for the Week of May 2-6
What's going on this week at DHE?
May 2-6: STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK!!!
2- 3rd grade field trip to see the Springfield Cardinals
3- 4th graders visit Wilson's Creek Intermediate School
3- Kdg Parent Orientation @ 5:30-6:30 p.m.
3- DHE Night @ Texas Roadhouse 4:00-9:00 p.m.
5- Dr. Jungmann visits us
5- Mrs. Miller's Retirement Gathering @ 3:20 in the Discovery Den
6- Civility Assembly
6- Nurse's Day, School Lunch Hero Day
6- Spring Dance 6:00-8:00 p.m.
It's a DANCE OFF!
Ms. Upp, Mrs. Bodoin, Mrs. Fisher, Mr. Zimmerman, Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Licata are ready to get their "groove on" at the April Celebration Assembly.
Explore Bike Winner
Congratulations to An Nguyen, who won a brand new bike in an Explore drawing at the April Celebration Assembly! 298 of our Huskies have signed up for Explore!
Ms. Upp and Mr. Zimmerman Showdown
Congrats to the top two finishers in the DHE Dance Off! Kudos to our wonderful Book Fair organizers, Heather Reiserer and Veronica Tomanek for putting so much fun into the Book Fair!
It's a DANCE OFF!
Explore Bike Winner
Book Fair Facts
Our Spring Book Fair was AMAZING! Check out these impressive facts:
* This year's fair made almost $2,000 more than last year!
* All for Books donations totaled $666.44--this money will be donated to Mercy Hospital!
* Teachers received over $2,000 in books for their classrooms!
Big thanks to the Book Fair Committee for all of their efforts.
News about ART CLASS- Mr. Zimmerman
Like a fast paced race, the finish line for the end of the year quickly approaches. And on our last leg of the school year, let’s have a look at what the students will be doing in art. In kindergarten, we have switched to using pencils to prepare for first grade. And to assist in the development of fine motor skills, we do the Patternables project. Students are given shape blocks (hexagons, trapezoids, squares, and the like) and by tracing them with pencils, students are encouraged to create an original work of art and strengthen their drawing skills at the same time. First graders will make a paper relief of irises. First, we study the artist Vincent Van Gogh and examine his still life pastel works of irises. Then, we practice how to correctly fold and cut paper to make this wonderful Spring-time project. Second grade will take a look at the incredible world of optical illusion art. This is a great third grade prep lesson. Students will discover that with the correct curved and repeated lines, they can make the surface of their paper appear to come up off the page! Third grade will study radial symmetry. Here, we explore line design and rhythm in art to create beautiful works of art much like the circular mandala’s of India. Finally, fourth grade will work with close range perspective. In this fun project, students learn the tricks to drawing an interior shelf space. Then, they scavenger hunt through magazines for images to cut out and place on their drawn shelves.
News about PE- Mrs. Brummel
Field Day at Harrison Elementary will be on Wednesday May 18th. The students at Harrison and I would love to see you at field day. I am looking for parent volunteers to work the 20- 25 different stations this year. If you would like to volunteer please let me know as soon as possible. I will be sending a form home with each student to fill out or you can simply e-mail or call my office. firstname.lastname@example.org 417-523-5870
I need at least one volunteer at each station for both sessions to make Field Day successful and safe for all of our Huskies!
You can also sign up here:
- 8:30-10:30 – Kindergarten and 1st grade
12:30-2:30 – 2nd , 3rd, and 4th grade
In the month of May, students will be participating in a variety of team related activities. You may hear your students discuss participating in the following activities: football, kickball, Frisbee, volleyball, cup stacking, and fitness tic- tac- toe. 3rd and 4th grade students have been involved in a Canvas Discussion Board and are creating their schedule in P.E. for the last month. Please remind your student to wear proper footwear on P.E. days and be prepared to go outdoors. Thank you!
Want to Recognize a DHE Staff Member for Staff Appreciation Week?
Recognize an outstanding SPS employee
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond at David Harrison? Help us identify those outstanding individuals who are dedicated to ensuring we provide engaging, relevant and personal learning experiences to every child, every day. Nominate an outstanding SPS employee for special recognition.
Each time a parent submits a form we recognize that teacher/staff member at the next Celebration Assembly.
Car Line Norms
I'm making a final plea for all parents to cooperate and follow our drop off and pick up norms. I fully realize that the majority of our parents DO and THEY are appreciated!
* In the mornings, do NOT drop your children off before 7:40 a.m.
* Pull up to sign #6 before dropping off students. Don't stop in front of the school and hold up the rest of the cars.
*In the afternoons, don't stop in front of the school to park. Go all the way up to the first available sign. It doesn't hurt our students to walk a little further to meet you.
* Don't cut in front of other cars once we start dismissal.
* Dismissal is 2:55. Please be on time. We always have after school commitments and when parents arrive late, then we're late to our meetings.