June 5, 2020
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News from the nurse
Over-the-counter medications, including cough drops, pain relievers, etc, can be left with the nurse for the entire year (when needed) with the medication form including only a parent signature. As in the past, you will still have to deliver the medication (in a new, unopened bottle) along with the form to the nurse when school starts. The change is that a doctor signature used to be required for over-the-counter medications that were left longer than 10 days.
We hope that this change eliminates any extra doctor visits or fees to get the form signed by the doctor.
Be on the lookout for your registration email. it should be sent out monday and will come from powerschool enrollment (formerly infosnap)! It is very important for you to put accurate contact and emergency information.
Mrs. Lori Pollard
call the school before june 15 to claim any of your items
School Supply Information for 2020-2021
• The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool (www.Lexile.com/fab/Alabama) offers students over 260,000 books to choose from. This book-search tool allows students and parents to build custom reading lists based on the student’s Lexile range and personal interests. Students can also pledge to read this summer by using the "Find a Book, Alabama" tool.
• The Summer Learning Challenge also includes a fantastic online math skill builder to help remedy the summer math slide. MetaMetrics is offering the FREE Summer Math Challenge, a math maintenance program based on student grade-level standards. This program is focused on students who have just completed first through eighth grades. It is designed to help them retain the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge 2020 - Free Learning Resources for Students! classroom skills learned during the previous school year. Visit https://www.quantiles.com/parents-students/find-math-resources-to-supportclassroom-learning/summer-math-challenge/ to register!
• This summer, Stride by Fuel Education is FREE to all students in the state from May 1 to July 31. Prevent "summer slide" with this cool blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science skills practice, spectacular video games for every student interest, and peer competitions to pass the summer days. Students and parents may access this learning platform anytime (24-7) on tablets and PCs. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.
• Big Universe by Fuel Education allows students to access 18,000+ eBooks and essential literacy tools, from any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other computer. Its powerful search functions help identify eBooks by genre, grade level and other filters. Big Universe will be FREE to all students in Alabama today until July 31. Register at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.
Additional learning resources are also being offered for students to participate in this summer: https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Related%20Documents/More%20Summer%20Learning%20Resources.pdf
Alabama Public Television (APT) is allowing students to discover their full potential through its Learn at Home educational program - https://apt2.org/education/. Parents can also make learning fun this summer for students by utilizing the great opportunities and events at Alabama’s local libraries. See the great information at http://www.publiclibraries.com/alabama.htm.
Imagine Your Story!The Hoover Public Library Online Summer Reading Program has begun! Prizes will be awarded in the fall for students who participate. Sign up at https://hooverlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
mark your calendars
June 8 - Online registration links will be emailed out from Powerschool Enrollment.
August 3 - Kindergarten Parent Night - 6:00 pm
August 4 - Meet the Teacher Day - A-K: 8:00 - 9:00 am, L-Z: 9:30 - 10:30am
August 6 - 1st Day of School
August 7 - Back to School BINGO Night
August 11 - 2nd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm
August 13 - Newcomers Breakfast - 9:00 am
August 13 - 1st Grade Parent Night 0 6:00 pm
August 18 - My School Fees opens up for payment of registration fees
August 20 - 4th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm
August 25 - 3rd Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm
September 3 - 5th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 pm
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Empowering a generation of learners and leaders to leave a legacy.