Bison Reporter

February 2021

From The Principal

Many things going on at the elementary with learning, events, and celebrating. Student council representatives have started morning announcements. During morning announcements they mention the lunch for the day, the weather, our mission for the school, and as a school we do the Pledge of Allegiance. Be sure to ask your student what we do everyday at Hot Springs Elementary.

Our Race to Read event is taking place and soon will be handing out books to classrooms who read the most books. For the month of January, we read 1,885 books! Thank you to those families who have sent in logs.

I am looking forward to playing BINGO with you and your families on February 18 630-8:00. Many businesses have donated items for prizes and we will have some Bison Gear. You may also join us at Wolly's if your family would like to eat dinner and play Bingo. They will have the Bingo event streaming as well as teachers there to help out.

Attached is a survey about our preschool & junior kindergarten programs. I look forward to hearing from you about these programs and hearing the needs of our community.

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the South Dakota Interim Assessment during the week of February 16-18 for Reading/Math. This test is very similar to the spring Smarter Balanced Test they will all take in April. I know the students will do their best and show us what they know. This test will give our teachers an idea about what our students strengths are and where they are still needing instruction at.

Important Dates:

February 16-18 National Kindness Week

February 18 Virtual Bingo 630-8 (more information listed below)

March 1-4 Dr. Seuss Read Across America Week

March 1-4 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 19 Kindergarten Registration more information to come

March 26 Preschool Registration more information to come

Mrs. Karn

Virtual Bingo

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6:30-8pm

This is an online event.

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Focus Group power point about Current Preschool-5 year old programs