Hixson Happenings

23rd Issue, September 6, 2019

Reminder-Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 11: PTO Meeting 7:00pm-8:30pm in the library

Friday, September 20: Hixson Band plays halftime show at WGSD football game

PTO Meetings

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After-School Activities

After-School Activities started this week. Please click here for more information and to sign up!

Joelle Charboneau visit

Author Joelle Charbonneau will visit our school on Wednesday, October 2nd to talk about her books (including her new book Verify) and her career. At the end of her appearance, she will sign books for any students who wish to purchase them. This author visit is made possible by Webster Groves’ independent bookstore THE NOVEL NEIGHBOR, and Verify (discounted, no tax) is available for this visit only through them. LINK FOR BOOK ORDER FORM

How We Communicate

We live in a time where we are inundated with emails from, well, everyone. In order to help cut down on the multiple emails that we get as parents, we are launching a new method to communicate. On Fridays, you will receive an email through our School Messenger System. In the weekly email, you will see a link for each team and department. The departments (Fine Arts, Practical Arts, Math, PE/Health and Counseling) will provide an email as needed to update, but teams will have a weekly link. You can click on the link for your child’s team to see the weekly update. If you miss the weekly email, you can visit our Hixson webpage and visit the team pages. The weekly update links will be archived on the team pages so you can always go back and revisit an old update at any time.


You can also follow us on social media by liking our Facebook page and Instagram page as well as follow me on Twitter @DrGraceLee42.


Feedback is key to our growth and we like growing! Please feel free to send a quick email letting us know how things are going. Aimee, Mike and I are honored to serve as your administrative team and support your child.

Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Our 2019-2020 meeting schedule is below. We meet from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Webster Groves St. Louis Bread Company (21 Allen Street off of Lockwood).


Please join us for resource sharing and to collaborate on ideas regarding our kids’ experiences in WGSD.


2019-2020 Coffee and Conversations will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm at the St. Louis Bread Company in Webster Groves:


Wednesday, September 25

Wednesday, October 30

Wednesday, November 20

Wednesday, January 22

Wednesday, February 26

Wednesday, March 25

Wednesday, April 22


The Webster Groves district Parent Advisory Council (PAC) was formed by families who expect that children with disabilities and/or unique learning needs are educated effectively, afforded the dignity of belonging, and valued throughout all Webster Groves School District learning

opportunities and experiences. PAC representatives communicate regularly and directly with

Special School District (SSD) and Webster Groves administrators about the needs and interests of students who have IEPs and 504 plans. We hope that as we continue to grow, our membership will be representative of the full diversity of our student body and their families. Please join the Webster Groves PAC Facebook group or contact us for more information about our meetings or if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help!


Contacts: JJ Gossrau: jjgossrau@gmail.com and Rebecca O’Laughlin: rebeccamichellelinz@gmail.com

Child ID Event

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Gifted Information Night

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"We Make History" Meeting

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Webster Groves School District Foundation

Did you know that the Webster Groves School District Foundation gave over $36,000 in grants to district teachers last school year? These grants have helped bring innovative projects and teaching to your child's school! The Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising events (Webster on Wheels, Run for Webster and more). If you have time to give or want to learn more about the Foundation please email info@wgsdfoundation.org

Box Tops

We are happy to accept Box Tops in the main office if you have them! We appreciate your support of our school!

Morning Announcements

Our morning announcements can be seen daily on the Hixson homepage!

Student Handbook

Please click here to view the Hixson Student Handbook.

Communication

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