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My box of leggos has disappeared. If you have seen it, please let me know.


Please check google plus often. I have started a new activity called Claim It, Name It, Explain It. I will post a picture of an activity that I have seen. If it was taken in your classroom, claim it. Then tell us the name of the activity and explain it. I think it will be a neat way to share great ideas. There are at least two on there now waiting to be claimed.


Online registration. We are down to 6 kids!!!

Please do not allow the student on a computer if their name is on the list I put in your box each day. In order to save paper, I will run one copy per grade level so please share with your team. I am hoping the student will want on the computer and will give the notes I am sending home to their parents.


Gradebook:

With all students registered online, moe parents than ever before will be checking grades. Please do not wait to input grades until progress report or report card time. Grades need to be entered weekly.



Cat prints

I go this week to get the coupons I give away but please start bragging on the students now. The cat prints are in my mail box and you can get what you need. The treasure box will be put in the hall in the same place as last year. Please point it out one day on your way to lunch.


Writing samples.

I will look over these and get them back to you. This sample and the last sample will be put in the portfolio. If you have not picked up your portfolios, please do so. They are in the office.


RTI Meetings:

I will get with you this week to schedule our first meeting. Please decide with your team if you want to meet during your conference period or after school.

RazKids Update

All classes are ready to go! Any student who was in the system was transferred into your classroom. They should pick up right where they were last May.

Spotlight On:

Judy Ebarb


-What is one word that describes you?

-content


What is your favorite song right now?

-There is no one song. I love all music, especially classic 70's and 80's rock.


What has been your most interesting job besides teaching?

-J C Penney's --loved decorating the store


If you weren't working at HES what would you love to be doing?

-anything outdoors or taking care of my grand babies


What is something you are passionate about and why?

-I am most passionate about my church and my family. They are my support system.


And anything else you want us to know about you?

-I love my animals. If I come to school smelling like a horse, it's probably because I've been loving on them as I turn them out in the morning!

Kim Hopkins

What is one word that describes you?

-So, I asked my son because I couldn't think of anything and he said "strict, demanding, OCD, and umm nice", so I guess that sums it up.


What is your favorite song right now?

-Anything but the "Whip and Nay Nay"


What has been your most interesting job besides teaching?

-Marketing Assistant for Ernie Marshall Investments-dealing with other people's money is very stressful!


If you weren't working at HES what would you love to be doing?

-Marketing or Public Relations


What is something you are passionate about and why?

-My church family-When we are having a rough day or if something great happened, our church "small group" family is always there to share, pray, cry and fellowship with. We have each other's back and that's a great feeling to have, knowing there's always someone there when you need them.


And anything else you want us to know about you?

-I love to ballroom, swing, and Latin dance...when I'm not running around with my kids.

Patsy Pyland

What is one word that describes you?

-easy going


What is your favorite song right now?

-Remember When by Alan Jackson


What has been your most interesting job besides teaching?

-I've only had one other job and that was waitressing at Catfish Village during college. Super motivation to complete my degree.


If you weren't working at HES what would you love to be doing?

-professional college student

- road tripping to all the states


What is something you are passionate about and why?

-Raising my daughters to be strong and successful but also kind and compassionate

Dates to Remember


Sept 11 -- Progress reports go home

Sept 15 -- Fifth grade parent night

Sept 22 -- Fourth grade parent night

Sept 25 -- End of the first six weeks

Sept 29 -- Third grade parent night

Oct 2 -- Report cards go home- Traci at Region 7

Oct 6 -- Second grade parent night

Oct 12 -- Parent Conference day hours 11-7

Oct 13 -- First grade parent night

Oct 20-- Kindergarten grade parent night

Shout Outs

My focus this year is on being positive.

My beliefs:

I work with the best people.

Our school should be a safe place for all students.

Everyone is valued.

Everyone has a voice.

Kindness is within your power even when fondness is not. --Samual Jackson

Being positive won't guarantee you'll succeed. Being negative will guarantee you won't. --Jon Gordon