October 14, 2016
Time for a Talk
Writing: Students will complete this paper and then be able to select a topic of their choice to begin to research. Please help your child in finding resources for their topics.
Math: Students will continue working on our geometry unit. We will begin and complete our unit on coordinate grids. Students will have an assessment on Friday. If your child is not going to be here, please make sure that they complete it when they return. It offers them a 4 opportunity in our geometry unit.
Science: We will continue to explore balanced and unbalanced forces as well as Newton's Laws of Motion. Students will use a standard vehicle to test how forces pull and how the vehicle responds to weighted load.
Vocabulary for the Week:
ELA (English Language Arts)
- coordinate plane
- ordered pair
Show your school spirit! Order a newly designed shirt or hooded sweatshirt. The deadline for pre-orders is October 17th. Order forms were sent home. Extra order forms are in the office. Remember cash or checks made out to HSES PTA are acceptable forms of payment.
NC State Fair
Support your local school by purchasing your online admission tickets through the WCPSS Etix page. With your purchase, your school will receive $2 for each adult admission ticket you purchase, and $1 for each child ticket you purchase. The HSES School Code is 447. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
We are going to be collecting can tabs for one of our staff members. Please send any tabs in that can help. Thank you in advance.
Holly Springs Elementary is a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports) school, which means that we focus on introducing, modeling and reinforcing positive social behavior. Our school-wide positive behavior system is SPOTS.
Own your actions
Think about what is right
Success will follow
When a class shows their SPOTS in the school-wide environment they earn a Cheetah Spot. Each class sets their own goal and when that goal is reached, the students earn a special reward.
Next week, we will introduce the ticket system. When a staff member catches individual students showing their SPOTS, that student will earn a ticket. The students are responsible for writing their name on the ticket and putting it in the ticket bin located in the classroom. On Friday, a ticket will be chosen for each grade level and the lucky students will win a free happy meal! The names will be announced on the Monday morning announcements! You can help at home by using SPOTS language and reinforcing positive behavior!
National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.WCPSS wants every school to participate this October 2016 in Bullying Prevention activities to help educate and protect all of our students from being harassed and/or bullied. Faculty and staff will promote key themes that bullying will not be tolerated and if it does occur, speak out. Access the parent link on the HSES website and WCPSS for more information. http://www.wcpss.net/Domain/46.
October 15 - Saturday Make-up Day
October 17 - Boosterthon Track 3 Pep Rally/ Pre-orders Due for Spirit Wear
October 19 - Wear Orange for Respect/Unity Day
October 21 - Early Release/Fun Run/ Math Test/Last Day Before Trackout
November 9 & 10 - Conferences (sign-up on the sign-up genius sheet)
November 14 - First Day Back From Trackout