Hirsch Hawk Herald

May 18 - May 22 , 2020

HEAR YE, HEAR YE Dr. Resilla

Hirsch Hawks, can you believe we are almost at the end of the school year 2019-2020? This week is the final week of PBL 2.

This week you may see many cars up at the school. Our teachers will be working diligently this week to gather all materials for distribution next week. More details are to come regarding when you can come pick up student materials.

As a result of our plans for next week we will be cancelling some Academic Sessions for teachers to have uninterrupted time to work in their classrooms to gather everything. Please be on the lookout for Dojo, text, or email messages from your teachers regarding schedule changes this week.

Next week we will begin our final PBL. This PBL will be 1 week in length. More details coming your way.

We want to encourage our parents to use Schoology to submit student assignments. We have found it very helpful to download the Schoology APP for submitting assignments from your phone. Below is a video on how to down load the APP.

Let us continue to stay safe. stay focused, and finish strong!

Dr. Clare Resilla

Hirsch Hawk Principal

Do you want your child to have the academic and language advantage?

Hirsch Elementary is a proud Dual Language School

Learning two languages is a big advantage for any student, and Spring ISD is proud to offer dual language classrooms at several schools currently, along with new locations for 2020-21. We’re proud to expand choice and opportunities for our Spring ISD families!

The two-way dual language program does not only cater to families whose first language at home is Spanish. Families whose first language at home is English can enroll in the program, so their scholars can immerse in both the English and Spanish language and culture early on in their education.

For Dual Language application information please visit our Hirsch Elementary web page at https://www.springisd.org/Hirsch2

For information about Dual Language Kindergarten please email Mrs. Salazar at csalazar@springisd.org or Mrs. Ramirez at aramirez@springisd.org.

Dual Language Programs at Spring ISD

Downloading Schoology App on Your Cellphone and Submitting PBL Using Smart Phone

Using the Schoology App

How Student Grades Will Be Determined

As students start to turn in their completed PBL assignments, we want to update everyone on how the grading system will work.

Within each PBL, there is a grading rubric, which will be used to assess each assignment. That rubric will be used, in conjunction with earlier marking periods, to determine final grades.

Here is a graphic that will help explain how grades will be calculated. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

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CAPE TEAM Presents Brain Break

Brain Break Summer

Full day Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten starts next school year. Register now!

Are you as excited as we are? For the first time, full day Pre-K and KG will be available at all Spring ISD elementary schools next year. Spring ISD prekindergarten and kindergarten online registration for the 2020-21 school year opens April 27. Pre-K students will need to be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 and meet Texas Education Agency eligibility requirements. Students who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020 and are not enrolled in Spring ISD PreK this year may also pre-register.

To register for prekindergarten or kindergarten and for more information, including eligibility requirements and Frequently Asked Questions, parents should go to www.springisd.org/prek. District staff will be available to assist parents in both English and Spanish with the online registration, if needed, by calling 281-891-6337.

Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to register their Pre-K students early! Do not delay.

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A Few Words From Our Spring ISD Pre-K Parents!

Mrs. Salazar Leyendo Un Libro

Como se ayudan los seres vivos? Read Aloud

Read-Aloud of the Week

This week we hope you enjoy "King Midas and the Golden Touch"

King Midas and the Golden Touch-Read Aloud Book for Kids

Virtual Field Trip - Greece

This week we are traveling to Greece to learn about Ancient Athens.

Ancient Greece For Kids
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Find a Food Bank Near You

Local food banks & free food pantries are a great place to turn to for assistance. The locations will pass out free food, groceries & personal hygiene supplies. Click on the link for information on food banks & food pantries in the Houston area.

Financial Help for Renters

In the past weeks, issues such as food stability, health, education and income have all been impacted. With people’s finances disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, renters may have difficulty making rent payments. We are sharing a list of resources from the COVID-19 Houston Resource Pack for anyone who might be facing this issue. Please help spread the word about these available resources by sharing this information with anyone you know who may need extra assistance.

YMCA Offers Childcare for Essential Personnel

YMCA Houston is offering various locations as daycare centers for essential personnel. Essential personnel are defined as city and county staff responding to the crisis, first responders (police, fire, EMS), medical personnel, food provision/distribution personnel (food bank and grocery stores) and other organizations/businesses providing critical services to the community during the crisis. Participating children would be fed three meals a day and participate in a wide-array of fun, enrichment activities such as arts, crafts, games, literacy, STEAM and more. Meals and snacks will be provided by the Houston Food Bank and proof of employment is needed at check in. Please look online to see which centers are offering this service and sign up. Source: YMCA Website

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