From the Media Center at Hope-Hill

October 2021

Welcome to October!

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Be a family that READS together!

The school year is progressing successfully and the students have completed SO MANY BOOKS! Let's keep our Eagles soaring by encouraging them to read 20 minutes each day!

And, you can do it as a family! We can encourage our students to make reading a priority by modeling this important habit whenever we can. Children always enjoy a story with an adult; or, if students are reading independently, the family can set aside some special time to turn some pages together.

Reading in elementary school benefits students in many ways: it develops their vocabulary; builds confidence and self-assurance; improves their critical-thinking skills; promotes concentration; stregthens their memory, and helps them learn to sit calmly.

And, of course, a healthy habit of reading (15-20 minutes) daily is a big indicator of college-career readiness.

Race2Read continues... and our Eagles are Readers!

We are in our third month of Race2Read and Hope-Hill is in 2nd place for all APS schools! We have reached 40% of our goal already. Woo-Hooo!! Let's keep up this enthusiasm and show Atlanta what we are made of! Please remember that all staff and parents can also participate!

Students (and teachers) can log their reading minutes through My Backpack and the Beanstack tile (students will use their username and the password race2read to log in). Families and community supporters can create their own account on the website and choose Hope-Hill as the recipient of their reading minutes.

SEL book for October: Say Something!

This month's SEL book is Say Something! by Peter Hamilton Reynolds. This book uses whimsical yet purposeful illustrations to show us how many ways we can Say Something, with or without using our voices, and how we can create change for the better.

Fun Happenings in the Media Center!

Looking for your jacket?

Come check the Lost & Found. Clothing items and lunch boxes will be hung on the hooks near the gym stairs.