January 19, 2023
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
WHY IS LISTENING ESSENTIAL TO A FAMILY?
List as many words as you can in 30 seconds related to the word “family.” The goal is for everyone in your family to list as many of the same words as possible. You get one point for each word every member of your family has in common, but you can’t discuss the word or share your answers until time is up. If there are family members who can’t write, have them team up with a parent.
1. I listen to others without interrupting.
2. I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.
3. I look other people in the eye when listening and talking.
4. I try to see things from other people’s viewpoint.
How many points did you get? Why do you think you got the score you did? Repeat the activity using the word “love.”
• How many points did you get this round?
• Was your score higher?
• Why is it difficult to get a high score?
We all see the world differently. The problem is, we think we see things the same way others do. Communication is important to achieve understanding because no two people see, think, or experience the world the same way. Therefore, there is a great need, especially in families, to seek first to understand and talk second so we understand one another’s point of view.
Hanawalt Community Notes
We need your photos for the yearbook! Please email HanawaltYearbook@gmail.com to submit any pictures from school activities for the yearbook! We would love pictures of the first day of school, special dress up days, class meetups, school field trips, skate night, block party, etc! Please include the grade and teachers name, and/or activity in the subject line. Pictures are due by March 5th.
Place your order for your yearbook by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering our school code: 14585623 . You can also pay by check by submitting your order to the front office or your classroom teacher- please include your child's full name and teacher in the subject line if you choose this option. Yearbooks are $15 per book.
NEW THIS YEAR: All 5th graders will receive a complimentary yearbook funded by the Hanawalt Community! Orders are due by April 7th.
Mark Your Calendars for Spring
As we head into the holiday season, make your plans to join us for our Spring events!
April 20 - Parents Night Out
Our annual Spring fundraiser will be held at West End Architectural Salvage and features lots of fun and great auction items. Line up your babysitter now!
April 28 - A Day in the Arts (see below)
May 11 - Party in the Park
Last May was our inaugural Party in the Park cultural celebration at Frisbee Park. It was such a great success that we’re doing it again! Sign up now to help us plan this great event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445adac2c7-20222023
A Day in the Arts - Artists Needed!
A Day in the Arts (ADITA) is a Hanawalt tradition returning to our pre-COVID one-day format! We will spend an entire day of school at Hanawalt focused on the Arts and how they teach us teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, self-expression, confidence, and appreciation of other cultures. Currently, we are looking for any parents who are involved in the Arts and would be interested in teaching a workshop. If you have interest or questions about this request, please reach out to the ADITA Parent Lead, Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each student will get to experience 3 artist workshops in the morning that day and a performance in the afternoon. When we get closer to the date, we will be looking for parent volunteers to be extra hands during the workshops. If you are interested, put it on your calendar and keep your eye out for more information in a month or two.
And start collecting your coins! We will be raising money for ADITA by collecting your spare change in February.
13: No school; Professional development day
14: Friendship Day
15: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
23: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
13‐17: Spring Break – No school
20-21: No school; Professional development days