Education Director's Newsletter
A BIG THANK YOU!
If your child is needing uniforms ASAP, you may purchase T-shirts, Polos (short or long sleeved) or hoodies in shades of green or blue (no neon) and take them to Pyramid Printing to have the logo screen printed or embroidered for $5.50. For examples of acceptable colors you may view Pyramid's link or see our dress code guide with samples under our Parent Info Tab on our website. All shirts MUST be screen printed or embroidered by one of our vendors using our official logo. Please do not copy and use our logo for personal use, as it is for school use only.
A Call for Instruments
From Mr. Hampsch, your friendly neighborhood music teacher at HCC,
To the parents, families, or anyone with a stake in the education program here at Hayden Canyon Charter. Please read to the end, there’s a call to action!
I have spoken to many parents about their desires for their children’s music education this year. First of all, I LOVE these conversations; they let me get a finger on the pulse of how I can best serve the students in a meaningful way. One of the recurring questions is about the rolling out of a strings program. I’ll briefly lay out the plan below, before getting to my main point.
Due to regulations by Panhandle health, we could not designate a separate choir and strings program in an equitable way for families. What we WILL be doing is providing a rigorous exploration of music through different means. The beginning of the year will focus on singing, solfege, and understanding melody. The second third of the year will involve piano, theory, and harmony.
The final third of the year is where we need some help to reach our goal. My wish is to do a full 6th grade, and full 7th/8th grade instrumental program. To make this equitable for families who cannot afford to rent instruments, I have been collecting quality instruments using a part of our music budget. We will have some of these stringed instruments for families who qualify through a need-based scholarship, but we want to offer this to as many of the families who will need it.
So, I am calling out for any stringed instruments (or orchestra instruments: brass, woodwind, percussion, etc for next year) that families may have to donate to the school. This will help ensure the opportunity to begin to work in the orchestral medium without excluding families. The scholarship forms will be available soon so that we may determine which families will receive assistance.
Thank you for reading all the way to the end! If you have any questions, you can contact me directly at email@example.com
Parent Conferences/Early Dismissal
Students in grades K-5 will be dismissed M-Th at 12:30, with conferences held on M-Thur.
6th-8th will attend a full days on Mon-Wed. and will be dismissed at 12:30 on Thurs. with conferences held after school and on Friday. Please watch for detailed information and times.
Step 1: Complete the volunteer screening form https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Okb6J1Jjdv7m-PpwtrgrKEmywtikkksc/view?usp=sharing
Step 2: Have your driver's license or State ID scanned in our office (scanning device is on it's way).
Step 3: Sign up on our volunteer calendar upon being cleared through our background check system: https://hccheroes.ivolunteer.com/.
Please note: Our current volunteers have been vetted and are either board members, their spouses or one of our Parent Crew Officers, whom have been involved with the founding of this school over the past few years. All have been carefully chosen and screened. We will be opening up our volunteer system to anyone interested as soon as our scanner has arrived. Your child's safety is of the utmost importance to us and is not taken lightly.
Parent Crew News
Parent Crew is off to a great start and would like to thank everyone who has helped out so far. The Cornerstone Celebration was a huge success with lots of parent interest and support. If you're not already part of Parent Crew's email list and would like to be involved, please email them at HCCParentCrew@gmail.com and/or find them on Facebook at HCC Parent Crew.
The next Parent Crew meeting is Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 pm. There will be several committee and volunteer opportunities available. All are welcome to attend!