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Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are next week! (Nov 5th 4-6:30 and Nov 6th 6-8:30)
When it comes to your child, we all have something in common: we all want your child to do well! When parents and teachers have a chance to talk we have a great opportunity to share essential information about your child’s strengths, needs and areas of concern.
In order to ensure an effective Parent Teacher Conference there are a few things you can do as a parent to be prepared.
- Review your child’s work.
- Talk with your child about their concerns and how they think they are doing in school
- Make a list of questions before hand
- Think about the ways you would like to be involved in your child’s education and the things you do to support learning at home.
During the meeting remember, it should be a two-way conversation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The teachers here at HBB want your child to be successful and it can be tough to communicate everything in just a 10 min conference, so don’t be afraid to ask for a time to follow up through email or phone call.
In closing please remember that our goal is to ensure a solid home-school partnership. Research shows that when teachers and parents work together we increase the likelihood of success for your child. We are all in this together!
It's Getting Cold Outside
Please remember to send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather! Kids go out everyday for recess, unless it is raining, and we want to make sure that all students have warm clothing, jackets,
Looking for STEM Week Volunteers!
Last year we hosted our first ever STEM Week the week before the holiday break and it was a huge success. One our kids’ favorite part of STEM Week was all the parent and community volunteers that came in to visit classes.
If you have something to share or if you work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math we would love to have you come visit a class!
If you are interested or if you have any questions about how you can help out with STEM Week please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school.
STEM Week will be December 16-20.
1st Grade Character Parade
Working Hard During Recess
Open Lab Night at BSU
Open Lab Night 2019
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) invites you to Open Lab Night 2019, an event for the entire community, especially K-12 students. Open Lab Night features hands–on activities and demonstrations in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and geography. The new BSU maker space will also be open for tours and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available in the Bridgewater State University Parking Garage.
Date: Wednesday, November 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center
The registration link is https://tinyurl.com/OLN-REG-2019
**The BSU Observatory may be open past the time of Open Lab Night (weather permitting)**
Lego League Scrimmage
First Lego League Scrimmage: BSU will be hosting a First Lego League Robot scrimmage on Saturday, November 9, 2019. A minimum of 16 middle/elementary school teams will participate in the scrimmage. Sign-up for the scrimmage is first-come, first served.
The link to register is https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
Admission to the event is free to non-participating teams and the public. The scrimmage is intended as a learning opportunity and teams are not expected to be “ready to compete”. Most teams won’t be ready and the scrimmage is an excellent opportunity for teams to learn, meet other teams, get ideas and see what other teams are doing. If you are over 18 years old and would like to volunteer at the event please contact Rob Monteith at R1monteith@bridgew.edu
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 09. 7:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Location: Rondileau Campus Center 19 Park Ave. 02325 Bridgewater, MA