October 18th BOE Meeting 7:30 p.m.Westlake Library
October 18th-31st Ms. MacCullough's Pumpkin Challenge
October 19th Storytelling Assembly with Jonathan Kruk
October 24th-25th Scholastic Book Fair
October 24th Family Book Fair Night and Food Trucks HES MPR and Brighton Circle 5:30-7:30 p.m.
October 26th & November 1st Dismissal at 11:15 a.m. for Parent Conferences. Lunch will not be served.
October 27th Pumpkin Patch
October 30th Halloween Safety with the Mt. Pleasant Police
October 31st Halloween Parade 9:00 a.m.
Ms. MacCullough's Pumpkin Challenge
October Pumpkin Character Challenge
Are you ready for some October pumpkin fun?
1) Select a book you have read or want to read.
2) Choose one character from the story to focus on.
3) Create this character using a pumpkin. Please be sure the pumpkin is small enough to carry to school. You may decorate it, glue things on it, carve it, or paint it! Be creative!
4) Please write your name and teacher’s name on the bottom of your pumpkin (preferably in Sharpie) and bring your pumpkin to the HES Library for display!
5) Please bring your pumpkins in between October 18th-31st. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Important things to remember:
Everyone who participates will get a certificate, but no prizes will be awarded.
Unfortunately, due to the number of pumpkins we receive and due to the fact that some of them start to decompose, we can’t return the pumpkins to their owners.
You may bring in your pumpkin anytime between October 18th and the 31st! They will be displayed in the library.
Physical Education and Health News
We are so excited to announce that during physical education classes on Monday, we will be out on the playground instructing students on usage of the equipment. The playground will be open for recess on Tuesday. Hooray!
Throughout the month of September students in PE were busy learning routines and engaged in movement activities. They practiced moving in shared space safely while playing games consisting of walking, galloping, skipping, and jogging.
We started our tagging and bean bag unit this month. Some of our famous tagging games are Dinosaur tag, Jurassic Park tag, Bee tag, Fire and Ice tag, Sharks and Dolphins tag, Pokémon tag, and Toy Story tag.
We are underway with our Wellness Wednesdays! Safety is our first unit. Students learned about bus safety, fire safety, and playground safety. Next up is bike safety, and Halloween safety.
STEM Lab--Eclipse Alert
In the STEM lab, students have been excited to learn about the upcoming Annular Eclipse on Saturday, October 14th! Visibility of the eclipse will be minimal in New York however, you can watch live coverage of this exciting event on the NASA website, NASA TV as well as NASA's social media pages beginning at 11:30 AM. Here is more information about the Annular Eclipse: https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-highlights-media-opportunities-for-upcoming-ring-of-fire-eclipse/
Ordering School Pictures
Our students were adorable yesterday wearing big grins for picture day. Please note, all picture orders will be processed online and delivered directly to your home. Please see the flyer below for more information. To contact B.A.R. None Productions, please visit their website, https://www.barnonepro.com/ .
Hawthorne Halloween Parade
Our Hawthorne Halloween parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at 9:00 a.m. Families are invited to HES to cheer on our students. Parking will be available in the Holy Rosary lot. Please proceed through the back gates at Holy Rosary and HES to the playground field. We ask that you line up on the perimeter of the playground field. Please note, if we have inclement weather, this will be an indoor event for students only.
Dress for the Mess: We encourage each artist to “dress for the mess” on art days. Your child can leave an oversized T-shirt in their locker if needed.
Donations: If you would like to donate to the art room, we are looking for baby wipes. We greatly appreciate all donations. Thank you!
Lost & Found
Our lost and found area in the cafeteria is filling up with sweatshirts. Please email our greeter, Ms. Vanessa at email@example.com if you are looking for an item. Please include a description of the item, your child's name and classroom teacher.
Our PTA Cozy Corner will be open for our first and second graders beginning October 17th. We will follow up with an opening date for our kindergarten students.
Mount Pleasant Recreation Department
Each year our Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department offers after school clubs at Hawthorne. If your child will be attending a club, please do not forget to update School Dismissal Manager with those dates. You can register for clubs at https://www.mtpleasantny.com/recreation-parks-department.