HERSHEY NOTES

September 29, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

Thank you to everyone who came to Moe’s Tuesday! This fundraiser was a huge, HUGE success! Moe’s uses a sliding scale for their donations- the more participation from the school, the more they donate. Thanks to your support, we were put in the highest bracket, 50%! That’s right, Moe’s gave us 50% of their proceeds from Tuesday night- a whopping $1,330!!!! (That is not a typo- we earned one thousand, one hundred, thirty dollars!) A huge shout out goes to Mrs. Chris Sharp for organizing this PAWsome event! Dine out nights are truly a win/win situation for us all- you get to enjoy some delicious food prepared by someone other than you, and our PTO receives money for our students and teachers.


Mark your calendars for October 11, our next dine out night. This will take place at Texas Roadhouse! Yeeeeha!


Hershey fourth grade students attended Camp Tecumseh last week. Funding for this trip was made possible by our PAWsome PTO. Check out pictures of the fun by visiting the TSC website: Our Schools; Elementary Schools; Hershey; Student Life; Photos; Fourth Grade. While you are there, take a few minutes to look at our photo gallery! Pictures are updated each week by our wonderful webmaster, Ms. Williams.


Fifth grade had their Starry Night party on Thursday. Students decorated T-Shirts depicting the constellation they researched. The weather was a little cloudy, but we were still able to see the craters of the moon, Saturn, and a few constellations. A big shout out goes to the Wabash Valley Astronomy Club for bringing their high powered telescopes to Hershey. We would not have had this amazing opportunity without them! Students’ constellation projects will be on display in the fifth grade hallway during parent/teacher conference week. Please take a few minutes to look at them. They are out of this world! Pictures of this event will be found on the Hershey website next week!


Parent/Teacher Conferences are right around the corner! You should receive an invitation to your child’s conference on Tuesday, October 3. Conferences will be held the week of October 16.

MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Red Ribbon Week: October 16-21 is Red Ribbon Week in our community. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention awareness campaign observed nationwide. In honor of this annual campaign, the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County works together with community agencies to transmit a healthy and drug-free message to community members through various events. October 16 is the date for the kick off breakfast where several students around the area are recognized for their drug-free themed bookmarks. Congratulations to Alex E. and Emma D. for their creative bookmarks. Each Hershey Panther will receive a bookmark during Red Ribbon Week. A special shout out to Mr. Copeland who incorporated the Red Ribbon bookmark into his classes as well as helping to coordinate this program at HES.


INtegrate Wellness

In the last edition of Hershey notes, we discussed the importance of sticking with healthful routines that were developed over the summer. With our increasingly busy schedules, it can be very tempting to backslide and revert to less healthy ways. The second part of our four part series focuses on ways to prepare food to in advance to lessen the temptation of eating less healthful options.


Food Preparation

  • Wash and cut fruit and vegetables when you get home from the grocery store and store them in containers for easy use during the week.

  • Pre-portion nuts, vegetables, and fruits into single serving containers.

  • Assemble and freeze single serving smoothie packets. Place spinach and fruit in freezer bags and freeze. When ready to use, add desired liquid and blend.

  • Prepare breakfast at night. Blend smoothies, assemble yogurt parfaits, or prepare overnight oats so they're ready in the morning.

  • Assemble lunches at night.

  • Make enough dinner so there are leftovers that can be utilized in another meal.

PTO

BOOK FAIR The fall Scholastic book fair will be held from October 16-20 to coincide with parent/teacher conferences. We need your help to make this a success. Go to
https://www.volunteersignup.org/88HYF if you are interested in helping. You can also email Megan Ketterer at tommeg13@yahoo.com with any questions.

BOX TOP CHALLENGE -begins on Monday. The grade that collects the most wins an extra recess.

HERSHEY SPIRIT WEAR - Clothing sales run from Oct. 9 to Oct. 20. Watch for order forms to be sent home with students.

E-FLYER

TSC supports "green" efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School website: www.tscschools.com, by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.

ATTACHED

The following are attached to the email that sent you the link to this newsletter:

  • Technology Tips for Parents
  • Mini Maker Faire presented by Imagination Station
  • Harrison High School Trick or Treat

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Week of Oct. 2-6; Box Top Challenge Week

October 9-20; Hershey Clothing Sales

Week of Oct. 16-20; Book Fair

Week of Oct. 16-20; Parent/Teacher Conferences

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