Helman News and Events
While I enjoyed the break, I am glad to be back seeing happy, healthy children filling the hallways and classrooms. One of our 1st graders recently shared with an Educational Assistant that "we are really lucky to go to such a good school with such nice kids" and I couldn't agree more.
We completed our review of school-wide expectations on Tuesday and I am so proud of our Student Council leaders who led these stations for the entire school! I am equally proud of our student body who were respectful listeners and shared thoughts about how to be safe, respectful and responsible in a variety of school settings. I was especially touched when students shared what they want to hear ("laughing, encouraging words"), see ("inclusion, playing, happiness"), do ("play"), and feel ("welcomed, included, happy") at recess. These children are amazing and provide us with daily reminders about what matters most...caring for one another.
I wish you and your family much health and happiness in this coming year. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly and March
On Friday, January 17, 2020 Helman will join with Bellview Elementary, John Muir Outdoor School, and Willow Wind Community Learning Center to celebrate the leadership and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will participate in an assembly at Ashland High School Gymnasium followed by a reenactment of the March on Washington. The focus of the march and student led assembly will be civic action and social justice. Permission slips are coming home this week and can be downloaded below. Parents are welcome to join us. If you would like to chaperone, please make sure you are on the Ashland School District list of cleared volunteers by contacting Malinda Wood in the Helman Office.
Parent chaperones are welcome to join us in the Cafeteria this Friday, January 10 at 2:15 to learn the songs.
Please be sure to send your children with coats, hats, and gloves for this field trip. We will march rain, sleet, or shine!
Giving Snowflake Project a Great Success
The Helman PTA is asking for donations for this year’s scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an AHS graduating senior who is a former Helman Dragon. Please donate to this special cause!
Even if your child does not utilize the lunch program, qualifying can help bring funding to our school!
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Important Dates and Upcoming Events
Friday, January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly and March, Ashland High School, 12:30-2:00pm
Monday, January 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance
Tuesday, January 21: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Day
Tuesday, January 28: Helman Site Council - Conference Room, 3:00-4:00pm
Thursday, January 30: Rogue Valley Peace Choir performs at January Assembly, 10:00-10:30am