Hope Charter Leadership Academy

"Empowering Leaders Today To Change Tomorrow"

Weekly Newsletter: April 27th

HCLA Events & Activities:

Week of April 27th
  • Thursday, April 30: PTO Meeting
  • Thursday, April 30: National Pay It Forward Day!
  • Friday, May 1: First Friday Assembly
  • Friday, May 1: Club Day
  • Friday, May 1: Skate Night

Week of May 4th

  • Wednesday, May 6: Board Meeting
  • Friday, May 8: Club Day
  • Saturday, May 9: Enrollment Lottery

Hallway Huddle

Weekly Quote
"Don't be mean, be meaningful" - Kid President


-Were you able to fill 2 buckets a day every day last week?

-Students share with the group how a peer filled their bucket last week. – Was this meaningful?

-How could you stop being mean to others and start being meaningful?

7 Habits Songs Ringing In Your Ears...

Its really crunch time when it comes down to the students learning the music for Leadership Day. Here is a run down of the grade levels and songs that they will be performing so that you can work it into your weekly lessons. In an effort to assist students with memorizing their 7 Habit Song performances we will be playing the songs early a.m. over the intercom system prior to the start of the instructional day. Please encourage students to listen and practice their songs each morning.

K/1 - "Who I am"- by Will.i.am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVzjoj96vs

2/3- "Best Day of my Life" - by American Authors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY

K/1,2/3, and 4/5 - "7 Habits Dynamite"

All students need to know their songs no later than May 11th so that we can start rehearsing them as grade level and school.

Pay It Forward!


Pay it Forward Day encourages you to do between one and three good deeds with no expectations other than the recipient in turn does a favor for someone else, essentially creating a positive ripple effect of giving. Pay it Forward Day is celebrated on the last Thursday in April. Pay it Forward has spread to over 70 countries inspiring over 5 million acts of kindness. (What a great way to bring global awareness into your classroom lessons!) Take a moment to look at the link to see how you can get involved and even invite your students to join the challenge!

Together we can change the world - One good deed at a time!

Garden Pre-Plant Day & Planting Day A Success!

The first HCLA Pre-Plant Day & Planting Day were a huge success! There were many volunteers who came out and assisted with the building of the garden beds! A great time was had by all!

Thank you to everyone who assisted in making this day successful!

Reuse. Recycle. Restore. Replenish. Reduce

A 7 Habits Weekly Booster...

The more deeply you understand other people, the more you will appreciate them, the more reverent you will feel about them. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood.

April is National School Library Month

The 2015 celebration marks the 30th anniversary of School Library Month! The first national observance kicked off with a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol on April 1, 1985, and its theme was Where Learning Never Ends: The School Library Media Center. Honoring the anniversary, the 2015 theme isYour School Library Where Learning Never Ends. More about the history of School Library Month.

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Spotlight...Shout Outs!

4th Grade Taelor McDade did a fabulous job with her leadership role of photographer and taking the Planting Day photos! Please make sure that you give her a shout out when you see her this week!

Congratulations to Y Director, Rodney McCormick, on his new role of Director of Walnut Creek and Camp Renaissance. Rodney has done an excellent job during his time with us at HCLA. We wish him well on his new journey!

Exploratory Fitness & Nutrition Students In Action!

Our Exploratory Fitness & Nutrition Students are enjoying learning about nutrition and healthy lifestyles and eating! Great Job Ms. Elisa!!

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