Haymarket Happenings

February 2020

Upcoming Events in February

Tuesday, February 4th - Advisory Council Meeting (6:30pm)

Friday, February 7th -

  • PJ Day
  • Literacy Night (6:00pm)
  • Movie Night (7:00pm) - Mr. Popper's Penguins (Rated PG)

Friday, February 14th - SCA Sponsored Go Red Day! (wear red)

Tuesday, February 25th - PTO Meeting (6:30pm)

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Join the conversation about World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, February 5th! Help us build the movement of World Read Aloud Day by sharing your participation, ideas, and pictures from the day with #WorldReadAloudDay!Take pictures or videos of your celebrations, and don’t forget to tag us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to share your story with the world.


Update From PE

The Physical Education department at HMES would like to share an update regarding one of their classroom policies. In hopes to further better teacher/parent communication, beginning in February, if your student is unable to participate in PE class due to not wearing the proper footwear (tennis shoes) there will be a note sent home in their classroom folder that day. There is nothing we want more than to have all students participating in PE and having a blast!!

Thank you!

Mrs. Dutrow and Mrs. Brixius

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Tip or Suggestions?

You will see on your next visit that we have a "Tips and Suggestions" jar in our office. We are always looking for ways to improve and value feedback from everyone. There will be a HMES specific parent survey that is coming out in February also...stay tuned!

Professional School Counselor Update

Kindergartners, First graders, and Second graders are continuing to work on coping skills and we are learning and practicing problem solving skills. Please remind your child that there are many ways to try to solve a problem. (See the People Problem Solving Star) After trying to solve their own little problem several times, instead of tattling they should ask an adult for help. But, for big problems, such as safety issues, breaking big school rules and hands on others, students should always report the issue to an adult.

Last month we looked at a few specific life skills that children develop as they practice setting and meeting goals. This month we’ll lay out some strategies for parents to help your children understand, work towards, and meet both short- and long-term goals.

Choose realistic goals. Help your child understand the difference between both long-term and short-term goals, and also what’s attainable and age-appropriate. (Not everyone can be an Olympic athlete!)

  1. Choose goals that are just outside of your child’s comfort zone. This helps them rise to and meet challenges, building confidence.

  2. Set specific goals. Instead of, “I want to be the best basketball player on my team,” aim for a measurable goal such as, “I want to score two baskets or more each game.”

  3. Break goals down. A long-term goal like “I want to raise my math grade by one letter this quarter” can be broken into smaller, manageable steps such as raising a grade first on a quiz, then a unit test, etc.

  4. Set up checkpoints. Create a visual aid to check off weekly or monthly goals. Let your child be a part of setting up this system.

  5. Involve the family. Make goal-setting a family effort! This focuses on cooperation instead of competition. Champion each family member’s individuality as you work together and support each other in meeting goals.

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School Board Appreciation Month is February

HMES saluted our PWCS School Board by sending along an appreciate poster last week. Thanks to Mrs. Rop and Mrs. CW, our School Board will have our students' thank you on display at future board meetings. We all thank them for their hard work and focus on student success in PWCS!
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Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is coming! Mark your calendars for March 16th-20th.

We need volunteers! Please contact Mrs. Zenoniani at zenonire@pwcs.edu if you are able to volunteer. We will need help with set up, class preview, assisting shoppers, and packing up the fair.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Haymarket ES will celebrate its annual Family Heritage Festival from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. We invite all students and their families to join us by sharing their own family's cultural heritage. We hope your family can join us to celebrate and learn about the wonderful diversity our school community has to offer. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family on Thursday, March 5th! If you are interested in volunteering to share something from your family's cultural heritage or traditions, please complete the online signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4FADAD2BA64-haymarket

SOL Schedule below

For families with students in grades 3rd-5th, please do not schedule travel days during this block of time as our teachers are 100% committed to providing them with the tools to be successful on these tests. Attendance is imperative during this time!
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Kindergarten Registration

Put these dates on your calendar! More information to come about what you need to bring...

April 2nd - 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm

April 16th - 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Transfer Deadline/information

Students are required to attend the school in their designated attendance zoned base school. Transfers may be requested and that deadline is April 30th. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Kennedy in the front office.