From the Media Center at Hope-Hill

February 2021

Welcome to Black History Month!

This month, many classes will explore important icons and events of African American history. One text that Ms. Nettles will share is 28 Days; Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr. The beautiful block illustrations complement a mix of poetry and prose to share accounts of important dates in Black History. Check it out!

Many thanks to HH's 2021 READING BOWL TEAM!

APS' annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl was held on January 27, and Hope-Hill's team was ready! This self-motivated group of 4th and 5th graders each read multiple books outside of typical classwork, showed up for weekly virtual meetings, and made special trips to school to pick up books to be Ready to Compete against other schools! Special thanks to Adrian, Aimee, Ashiya, Brayden, JaNoveah, Josefina, Kamorah, LaNiyah, and Savannah (and their parents!) for all of their effort and support of the team this year!

Join the APS #mirrorfacechallenge

MIrror Face by Jordan Gillman and Michael Tyler, is a book aimed at encouraging self-love and positive self-speak with its young audience. The authors have partnered with APS to engage students with the book through self-love activities, and students in grades PreK - 1 will receive a hardcopy of the book. There will be a live event on Wednesday, 2/17, at 12p, with the authors, APS's Dr. Lisa Herring, and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, which will kick off the #mirrorfacechallenge. Starting right here in Atlanta, but aimed at the nation, the #mirrorfacechallenge encourages families across the country post their best Mirror Face on social media. More details to follow!

Hope-Hill remains on the leaderboard for Race2Read!

Hope-Hill has moved up to #9 out of the top 10 performing schools across APS! Let's keep those minutes coming through reading and logging minutes, OR using myON. To log your minutes, employees will use their APS email address and the password beanstackreads; students will use their APS username and the password race2read; community members will need to set up their own account.

... and if you want to track minutes using your phone, there's an app for that!

We really need YOU, especially teachers, to get the App and log your minutes! APS employees will need their APS email address to sign in; password is beanstackreads. Let's get going, teachers and staff!

Book Checkouts for In-Person Students

Although the Media Center remains closed to class and student visits, weekly checkouts have begun for our students learning face-to-face. Ms. Nettles will bring an assortment of books to all classrooms each week, and book requests can be to Ms. Nettles in person or online. Let's get READY TO READ!

Need a new book? The Little Free Library is waiting for you!

Don't Forget! The Little Free Library is kept full of great books for every reading level! It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all students, whether you are virtual or in-person! Keep reading, Eagles, and you will soar!

Hope-Hill's AR Challenge deadline is Friday, February 12!

Ready for some friendly competition? Be an AR Top Performer and join Ms. Nettles for a virtual movie party with delivered treats! All AR points are due by Friday, February 12; the top boy and girl per class will be announced on Tuesday, February 16. The virtual party will be held on Wednesday, February 17. Start reading and quizzing today

TutorATL! Convenient, virtual tutoring help available through My Backpack!

Are you struggling with a math concept? Would you like some feedback on a writing assignment? There is a *free*, convenient on-line source that you can access right through My Backpack. TutorATL is on-demand, virtual tutoring that uses voice and chat options to help students with homework in over 50 subjects. It even offers bilingual assistance. Check it out!