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A weekly newsletter of HBB news and happenings

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! It has been a great 1st week here at HBB and we are excited for the year ahead! The kids have gotten back into the groove and our first graders have learned their way around the building pretty quickly! Thank you to everyone who has come out over this past week to help with arrival and dismissal!


We have a busy year ahead of us so as we get the year started we like to remind all parents to stay up to date with all our events by following our Google calendar, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to read our weekly email!

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PTA

We are blessed with an AMAZING PTA and we would like to encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved at HBB to consider joining the PTA. Our PTA organizes all of our fundraisers and fun events and all the money raised goes right back to the kids. Money raised goes to funding everything from field trips and enrichment assemblies to afterschool clubs. Our first PTA meeting is this Tuesday (9/10) at 6:30 pm and we would really like to encourage you to come out and see what being involved in PTA is all about!

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School Council

Do you have an interest in helping HBB develop the School Improvement Plan? If so please consider joing the School Council. The School Council is a committee of teachers and parents that work collaboratively with Administration to develop the School Improvement Plan. To join you must commit to meeting once per month after school hours.


If you are interested please email me at dthompson@middleboro.k12.ma.us


If we have more than 4 parents express an interest there will be an election held during Open House on September 18th.

Open House

Open House is almost here and we hope you will be able to make it. Open House is planned for this Thursday September 18th from 6:30 – 8. Open House is a great opportunity to learn about the curriculum, see your child’s classroom and meet the teachers and staff. Please remember that Open House is not a time to discuss individual concerns about your child with the teacher. Should you have specific concerns as it relates to your child we ask that you please reach out via email or phone. We will also have sign up sheets available for Parent Teacher Conferences, which are coming in November. Parent Teacher Conferences is the time to discuss individual concerns and to find out how your child is doing.

Executive Functioning Skills

Last week we hosted our first parent night our speaker was Cindy Goldrich. Cindy is a nationally recognized author, ADHD and parent support coach. She specializes in supporting kids and families in developing executive functioning skills. Many children struggle with these skills and, for a number of reasons, school can be challenge if they lack skills in these areas. As parents and educators it's essential that we understand the reasons why some children struggle in this area and what we can do about it. We need to be compassionate and teach our kids the skills they need to be successful in school and often times, these skills are overlooked and not taught. At HBB we are working hard to better understand the ways we can develop these skills in students and we can use your help. Please read the flyer below for more information on executive functioning skills and check out Cindy's website for more information.


https://ptscoaching.com

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5th Grade Leaders

This year our 5th grade team is really focused on developing leadership skills in our 5th grade students. They are working hard to ensure that all students understand that they are leaders and they all have a responsibility to help create a positive atmosphere here at HBB. Over the course of the 1st week 5th grade students assisted 1st graders with backup and dismissal and today they all made cards welcoming the 1st graders and other students new to HBB. They delivered the cards during the lunches and the kids were so excited.


If you are a parent of a child in grade 5 please take a moment to talk to your child about what it means to be a leader, to be responsible and about the power they have to make a difference!

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SEPAC News and Notes

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