Highlandville Elementary News

Feb. 2021

Upcoming Events to Mark in Calendars:

  • 2/2-2/5: National School Counseling Week
  • 2/2-2/5 Random Act of Kindness Week (See spirit days below)
  • 2/12: Owl Kisses by PTO
  • 2/18: Board Meeting
  • 2/22: Snow Make Up Day (IF NEEDED)

Friendly Reminders from HES Office Staff:

  • Morning drop off times, Tuesday-Friday 7:25-7:55.

  • Please continue to use one lane for morning drop off for the continued safety of students.

  • Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk at the Elementary’s front entrance.

  • Please do not use cell phones during drop off.

  • At 7:55 the doors to the front entrance will be shut and locked. Staff are no longer monitoring drop off. The building sign will be placed outside that school is in session.

  • After 7:55 students being dropped off are counted as late. Parents are responsible for walking their child in to the elementary office doors and signing their student in.

  • If you need to make a change to your child's regular routine for the end of the day, please send a note to the office. Calls are for emergencies, the school office is a very busy place, especially at the end of the day. If you have a schedule change for your student and it is last minute- please call Chellsie no later than 2:30.

Counselor Note From Mrs. Crabtree

February is the month of KINDNESS and responsibility at HES! Mrs. Crabtree will be going into classrooms this month educating students on showing kindness to others at school and at home. Another topic discussed in the classrooms this month will be "Bully Awareness". Mrs. Crabtree will be educating 5th grade on cyber-bullying.

Sarah Crabtree: 417-443-3361 ext.134

Bullying Resources for Parents

Kindness Week Ideas & Information

Random Act of Kindness Week Dress Up Days Feb. 2-5

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Random Act of Kindness Award for Students

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Students who are caught showing a random act of kindness during Kindness Week will be given the award (above).

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Congratulations to Mrs. Bair

Congratulations to Mrs. Bair for being Staff Member of the Month at Highlandville Elementary! Mrs. Bair is the Elementary art teacher and has been with us for 16 years.

We love your energy and creativity. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to kids each and every day.

Attendance Matters

Jr. Ag at HES

GREAT NEWS: The Board of Education has approved the restoration of the house for the junior ag to use for cooking/ag construction! Volunteers and students will begin the renovation shortly.

January lessons were geared toward "Soil-The Dirty Secrets". We had several different activities that were engaging, informing and DIRTY!

  • Students discover that different soils have different characteristics, examined different types of soil, investigated soil components, and observed how air space allows soils to hold and transmit water.
  • Students also explained why people have different opinions regarding soil management and identify cause and effect relationships relating to agriculture and the environment.
  • Students used the story of The Empty Pot to explore literature and science, practicing story mapping and learning about the needs of plants and the importance of soil and water. Like the characters in the story, students will plant and observe the growth of seeds.
  • Students created edible soil profiles, soil crayons and completed a soil scavenger hunt. This will set us up for the planting of our bulbs and seeds for February.

February: CHILI SUPPER IS ON! Friday February 26th 6pm and AUCTION AT 7PM.

Mrs. Claybrook 443.3361

Honor Choir at HES

Love songs are in the air as notes sweetly make their way to our ears and into our hearts. You know who loves singing more than anything? Our amazing Honor Choir kids.

They are whipping up together a medley of love songs for the month of February as hearts and candy grams abound. Which is why I am thrilled to announce that we will have a small performance on the morning of February 12th. As kids make their way in and head to pick up breakfast in the cafeteria, the Honor Choir will be performing songs of love and encouragement to all of our wonderful K-5 students and staff.

Our goal and mission this month is to make sure that our student body knows that they are cared about, supported, and loved beyond measure.

PTO Update:

What a great start to 2021! PTO has been working the concession stand for our youth girls and boys basketball games. There are a few dates left, so if you would like to volunteer in the concession stand, please email PTO, or contact any member of the board or youth basketball coach.

Santa Shop was such a success in December! Thank you for the kind donations of wrapping materials for use next year. The PTO board wants to mention Becky Kelley for her amazing commitment to shopping, packaging and pricing the Santa Shop inventory. This is a huge responsibility, and she works on it throughout the year.

Owl Kisses will be on sale starting next week. Be on the lookout for the form coming home in student folders. Owl Kisses will be delivered Friday 2/12/2021. Be sure to send your student some love, and they can send Owl Kisses to their friends, teachers, and staff members.

Carnival 2021 will look a little different this year. You may have seen the king and queen candidate form come home in your student’s folder. Please mark your calendars for Carnival 2021 on the evening of May 14th. With COVID precautions in mind an indoor event is not possible this year. So, after consulting with the administration, it has been decided to make it an outdoor carnival! This allows for social distancing, and presents so many fun opportunities for the games and activities.

Stay tuned for updates!

-Your PTO Board


Discipline at HES:

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Mrs. Burke

Please feel free to e-mail or call when you have questions and/or concerns!