Husky Howler

November 4, 2022

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This Week's Note From Mr. Evan Chelman, Principal

Dear Hill-Roberts Families,


While I sit here thinking about how irregular our schedule will be next week, I can't help but think this week was a doozy as well! The spirit day on Monday was incredible and the Fall activities enjoyed by the students were fun and engaging. The PTO has more of an update regarding the Race for Education below, but we must thank all of the PTO members and families who made the event possible. We look forward to this day each year!


I want to share a bit of data with you regarding our switch from using email as a primary mode of communication to the APP. I have shared 11 Husky Howlers this year. The first 6 averaged 490 views! The last 5 have averaged 206 views. I shared the first 6 via email. I shared the last 5 via the App which goes to the Live Feed on the website and Facebook. I only share this with you because I want to recognize that change is hard. We're doing so well to stay informed for the most important people in our lives...the students!


Let's keep working on it and we'll eventually get that number up. Information is beautiful!


Sincerely,

Evan Chelman, Principal

Gratitude Challenge

For the next few months Hill Roberts will be focusing on Gratitude and social awareness as a community. Giving thanks and appreciating what we have helps to foster more social and self awareness. There will be several school based activities and projects for grade levels to participate in, but we wanted to extend the invite to families.


Gratitude is the simplest way to change one’s perspective of the world. Learning to be grateful helps us appreciate the little things in life that we tend to take for granted. This practice can help to bring about a feeling of satisfaction and hope.


Being grateful does not mean that we need to deny the fact that negative things happen in life; but taking time to focus on the good things can help us to find some peace and appreciation amongst the bitterness and hardship we may be enduring.


There are a lot of ways to teach and show gratitude. Attached is a family activity you can participate in. If you would like to share how you are practicing gratitude in your home, please send photos, or thoughts to Jleach@attleboroschools.com

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Some Friday Photos!

Miss Lombardy's 4th graders learn "Sascha" in Music!

Sascha!
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Free Clothing Giveaway!

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How are you using the APP?

As with all new things, we're experiencing a learning curve when it comes to our new website and app. It turns out that if you receive an alert (the little, red 1 on the app) and click on the notification, it brings you to a page that only provides the text, which means you aren't necessarily seeing everything we hoped you would. In the future, in order to see everything, click on the menu in the app and go to the Live Feed by clicking on, "Feed" or you can use a web browser to visit our homepage and scroll down to see the Live Feed.
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STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND DOWNLOAD THE APP

Apple or Android


*this will put the Live Feed from the website right in your pocket...not to mention Rooms. Rooms will be the district's new way to communicate directly to families! If you didn't receive an email, contact your child's teacher.

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CLICK "COMMUNITY" FOR A LINK TO COMMUNITY FLIERS

Attleboro Whitehawks Chearleader: Going to States this Weekend!

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Thank You!

Thank you to all the families, friends, volunteers, staff, and students who made yesterday's Race for Education a successful day! As of last evening, we were 61% of the way towards meeting our goal! For those of you working towards reaching an incentive we have great news! We have decided to EXTEND the fundraising through Monday, November 7th! So, if you haven't already, there is still time to create an online donation page at grouprev.com/hillroberts2223 and share away! Don't forget that top prize up for grabs, a party package from Altitude Trampoline park!

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The PTO is pleased to bring the Howliday Shop to HRES on Friday, December 2, 6-8pm, and Saturday, December 3, 9am-1pm. The shop will again have items for purchase ranging from $1 to $4, and we will be setting up a Café area for families with complimentary drinks and a bake sale. Come help spread the spirit of giving to the HRES community!
Volunteer at the shop: tiny.cc/HS22Volunteer
Contribute to the bake sale: tiny.cc/HS22BakeSale
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Upcoming Important Information & Dates

Upcoming:

November 8 : No School (PDD for Staff)

November 9: Early Release (12:25PM) - Afternoon and Evening Conferences

November 10: Evening Conferences

November 11: Veterans' Day (No School)

November 14: Picture Make-Up Day

November 23-25: Thanksgiving (No School)