Hathaway Happenings - Home

March 11, 2022

The mission of Hathaway Elementary School community is to provide a safe and caring environment in which every child develops character, self-confidence, responsibility, compassion, positive values and a true love of learning AND receives a strong academic foundation through diverse and challenging instruction in order to meet or exceed grade level expectations.

Spring is in the air!

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So proud of our Hathaway Community!

Our blankets went to Martin Luther Jr. King Center, Lucy's Hearth, and the homeless in Providence.

Thank you for all of your support!

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Monday, March 14th - Distance Learning Day

This is a reminder that students will have a Distance Learning Day on Monday March 14th.


What to expect?

Teachers will:

  • Post a pre-recorded Morning Meeting in Google Classroom
  • Use a Google Form to complete attendance
  • Post asynchronous work for students to complete

Abound Parenting Newsletter (Kindergarten)


Abound Parenting- Hathaway News


Using Abound to build reading skills in small moments each day


* This week’s academic vocabulary word is DESIGN. Here are 2 ways to

give your child extra opportunities to hear and use the word DESIGN!


* Do you think people have DESIGNED houses that are really tall with one

room on each floor, or houses that are really wide with all the rooms on

one floor? Which would be a better house DESIGN for you? Why?


* Could you DESIGN a leash for a person who has 3 dogs of all different

sizes? What would you want to consider when DESIGNING that leash?

* Remind your child that the word DESIGN means to draw a plan for

something you want to make or build. A DESIGN is also a

decorative pattern, often a shape that is repeated.


* How else can you build your child’s reading skills through TALK?


Try these questions taken from different TalkOn age groups this week!


* When Michelangelo painted that beautiful ceiling, he did it with a lot of

____________. Can we think of a rhyme for ceiling to end the sentence?

(Feeling – Find a photo of Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine Chapel’s

ceiling and see what we mean!)̈


* Often artists pick important moments in history as the subjects for their

paintings, such as when George Washington crossed the Delaware

River during the Revolutionary War. If you were going to draw a picture

of an important moment in your life, what would you draw?


* Some artists paint and paint for years without getting much approval or

attention from anyone. How do you think they keep doing what they do?


If you haven’t yet signed up, go to https:// partners.aboundparenting.com/

Use the code given to you by your Hathaway teacher or staff member,

& follow instructions to download the app.

Redefining What It Means to be good at math

Check it out here - an interesting video on what it means to be good at math!

Are you able to help?

We are looking for gently used pants for boys and girls size 6-8 and sneakers for students, particularly in K-2 to keep in the nurse's office for emergencies.


Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

Springabaloo

Hello Hathaway Community,


Ticket sales for the Springabaloo have started. You should have received an invitation in your child’s folder today. We are offering an early bird price of $35 for tickets purchased by March 17th. So get your tickets today to save! After that the price will go back to the original $40. Purchase tickets here.


We look forward to seeing you there! We could still use some help to make the event a success!


  1. Sign up to volunteer at the Springabaloo.
  2. AUCTIONEER NEEDED!!! The Springabaloo Committee is looking for an auctioneer for the live auction portion of our fundraiser. If anyone in the hathway community has experience or a lead for us please email springabaloo@gmail.com.
  3. SOUND SYSTEM NEEDED!!! The Springabaloo Committee is also looking to borrow a sound system for the auction.
  4. Consider making a donation to the auction. You can print and complete the donation form to submit a donation by March 18th.


THIS WEEK'S FEATURED AUCTION ITEMS!!!

  • Ride to School in a Portsmouth Fire Truck
  • Ride to School in a Portsmouth Police Car
  • 4 Tickets to an April Providence Bruins Game with an autographed hockey stick and hat
  • 2 Tickets to Ain’t Too Proud at PPAC on April 13th
  • 2 Tickets to Peppa Pig’s Adventure at VETS in Providence on April 21st
  • Ultimate Tuition Package to AMP Academy
  • Family 4-pack with Gear to Rockspot Climbing
  • 1 Month Membership and 2 Training Session at BullFrog FIt
  • 1 Month Martial Arts Classes at East Bay Martial Arts



Any questions please email springabaloo@gmail.com.



Thank you,


HPTA Board and Springabaloo Committee

hathaway02871@gmail.com

hptaportsmouthri.com

Return to the Cafeteria - Revised

We want our students to have the complete school experience and as guidelines have been revised we would like for our students to get back to having lunch in the cafeteria. Over the next few weeks we will transition students from eating in their classrooms to eating in the cafeteria by teaching them the expectations for the cafeteria and putting in place the operations and systems that support health and safety practices.


  • Students will sit with their classroom peers.
  • Students will sit staggered and 3 feet apart for the first week. A full return to the cafeteria will begin the week of 3/21.
  • Students will be allowed to talk during lunch. (Please note that we always begin lunch with 5 minutes of silence to get students to start eating their lunches.)
  • If your child orders a school lunch, it will be delivered to them at the lunch table. At this time, students will not be walking through the lunch line.
  • Students will sanitize their hands before eating, as they do when in the classroom.


All systems for ordering breakfast and lunch will remain the same.


We will continue to be a peanut and nut free school to ensure the safety of all our students.

Current COVID Mitigations

Please note that this was the last week for asymptomatic testing. We will continue to implement symptomatic testing if you have given permission.


Social Distancing (when able)

Air Purifiers or Windows Open

Symptomatic Testing (for those with permission)

Strongly recommend mask wearing for those returning after having COVID on day 6

Informational letters to be sent when there is a positive case in a classroom

Use of individual water bottles

Hand sanitizing


Vaccination Rates

For information about Pre K-12 School Cases and Vaccination rates please visit this site.

STAR Reports

Over the next few weeks, if your child's classroom teacher has not done so already, then you will be receiving your child's STAR report.


STAR K-12 is a comprehensive literacy and math universal screener that you have seen referenced throughout the school year and at your parent teacher conferences.


The Star Assessments by Renaissance are computer adaptive assessments that provide teachers with information to help target instruction, monitor progress, provide students with appropriate instructional materials, and intervene with at-risk students. This system of assessments is one of the variables we use to inform data-based decisions.

SurveyWorks

We want to hear from you! As a member of an ever-improving education community here at Hathaway, your feedback is very important to us. Here is an opportunity for your voice to be heard!


Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school.


This survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete. To take the survey, please click this link and enter the code "27104family". Thank you!

Yearbook Information

Hello Hathaway Families,


Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 year are on sale now. Yearbooks will be distributed in-school* at the end of the year and are available in either hardcover ($26+tax) or softcover ($22+tax).


Yearbooks MUST be ordered by March 25th. The publisher will only print as many yearbooks as ordered and additional yearbooks will NOT be available at the end of the year.


If you would like to order a yearbook, but are unable to afford one, scholarship yearbooks are available. Scholarship yearbooks can be requested here in confidence.


Please contact Dana at dmys2105@hotmail.com with any questions.


*If you would like to purchase a yearbook and are moving out of the area before the end of the year, please contact Dana. We can make arrangements to send your yearbook to you.

Hathaway Habitat

Thank you to Margie Brennan, Kathy Silveira, Lauren Freeman, Marie Stefanowicz, Amy Correia, and Koty Sharp for their dedication and commitment for keeping this area alive!


Please take a moment to review the meeting notes.

Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child.



This year’s theme is Celebration. We, along with the Military Child Education Coalition encourage military-connected students in grades K-12 to provide their drawings, poetry, and or photography that celebrates their life as a military-connected students. Submissions are due by March 20, 2022.

ENTER NOW!


Please drop us a line to let us know if you participate!

HPTA News

HPTA Meeting

Our next HPTA meeting will be Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30pm in the library. Check out our minutes from the last meeting and this month's agenda.

Hathaway Night at Providence Bruins

Saturday March 12th at 7:05pm. Tickets can still be purchased until Saturday the 12th at www.providencebruins.com/hathaway. They have added more seats in our section!


Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the district volunteer page for information if you would like to become VIS approved to volunteer in school. Check out our future volunteer opportunities including Field Day and the 4th Grade Picnic.


Hathaway’s 9th Annual Springabaloo

Tickets for the Springabaloo Auction Saturday, April 2nd are on sale and have an early bird special price of $35. On March 18th, the tickets will increase to the original price of $40. Click here to purchase tickets.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to make the event a success!

  1. Consider making a donation to the auction. You can print and complete the donation form to submit a donation by March 18th.

  2. Donate a bottle of wine to the Wine Raffle, see letter for detail on drop off locations.

  3. Sign up to volunteer at the Springabaloo.

  4. SOUND SYSTEM NEEDED!!! The Springabaloo Committee is also looking to borrow a sound system for the auction.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED AUCTION ITEMS!!!

  • Ride to School in a Portsmouth Fire Truck

  • Ride to School in a Portsmouth Police Car

  • 4 Tickets to an April Providence Bruins Game with an autographed hockey stick and hat.

  • 2 Tickets to Ain’t Too Proud at PPAC on April 13th.

  • 2 Tickets to Peppa Pig’s Adventure at VETS in Providence on April 21st

  • Ultimate Tuition Package to AMP Academy

  • Family 4-pack with Gear to Rockspot Climbing

  • 1 Month Membership and 2 Training Session at BullFrog FIt

  • 1 Month Martial Arts Classes at East Bay Martial Arts



HPTA Board

hathaway02871@gmail.com

hptaportsmouthri.com


Choose Love March Calendar

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Blankets of Hope Kindness Challenge - Starting March 2nd

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Pre K Registration

The Portsmouth School Department is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Integrated Preschool Program at Melville School, afternoon availability only. For information, visit the Preschool/ Early Childhood webpage at https://www.portsmouthschoolsri.org/page/preschool-early-childhood or contact Lauren Buress (buressl@portsmouthschoolsri.org).

Kindergarten Registration

The Portsmouth School Department is excited to begin registering and welcoming the Kindergarten class of 2035! The registration process for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year will open on February 1. During February, a parent/guardian for an eligible student should begin this process by visiting the Registration tab at the top of our district webpage: http://www.portsmouthschoolsri.org/. Important information including instructions on how to register (please be sure to register for the 2022-2023 school year), registration requirements, and other pertinent information can be found by accessing the link.


Kindergarten Registration Day


To complete the Kindergarten registration process a parent/guardian must come in person to Melville Elementary School, 1351 West Main Road on March 14th at one of the following dates and times:


  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- For students with last names A-K
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- For students with last names L-Z


Individual appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend on March 14th. Appointments can be made after that date to complete registration. If all pre-registration information has been completed online it should take about 10-15 minutes to complete the process during one of the above dates and times. Please contact our Central Administration Office at 683-1039 with any questions.

Securly Home

Securly Home is an app that allows parents to monitor their child’s Chromebook activity at home and add rules for home use. Please take some time to review the slideshow and recording of the parent meeting that took place on 9/16.


We encourage you to sign up now for Securly Home!


Google Slideshow

Recording

Hathaway Notification Form

Absent today? Going to be absent in the future? Early pick up? Need to communicate a change in pick up in the main office?

Please complete the Hathaway Notification Form.

Thank you in advance for helping us to keep things organized and safe in our Hathaway community.

Asynchronous Learning

Students who need to quarantine will be provided with asynchronous distance learning. All teachers are prepared to have daily assignments and accompanying materials available for students on a regular basis. If an entire class is asked to quarantine, synchronous learning will be available to the entire class. Materials pick up may be scheduled.


Teachers will be sharing login procedures with students and families. It is important that your child is familiar with Google Classroom and how to access the necessary lessons. This will make for an easy transition if your child is asked to quarantine.

Accessing Aspen

If you are having issues accessing Aspen, you will have to email familyportal@portsmouthschoolsri.org with your child's name, date of birth, grade level, and your name. The system administrators will be able to restore access to your account and make sure that you can login.

Where Can I Find Past Parent Newsletters?

All of the past Hathaway Happenings can be found on our webpage.

Important Dates

Important Dates


2021-2022


March 14th - Staff PD/DL Day

March 16th - HPTA Meeting, 6:30 PM, Library

March 22nd - Grade 3 Field Trip - 3H/3HA

March 23rd - Report Cards visible in Aspen

March 25th - Grade 3 Field Trip - 3AT/3C


April 4th - Arts for Life Day

April 6th - Grade 3 ELA RICAS

April 7th - Grade 3 ELA RICAS

April 13th - Grade 4 ELA RICAS

April 13th - Early Release, 2:30-4:30

April 13th - HPTA Meeting, 6:30 PM, Library

April 14th - Grade 4 ELA RICAS

April 15th - 24th - Spring Break

April 26th, 28th, 29th - ELA RICAS Makeups

April 27th - Community Meeting, 2:15 PM


May 10th - Grade 3 Math RICAS

May 11th - Staff PD/DL Day

May 12th - Grade 3 Math RICAS

May 18th - Grade 4 Math RICAS

May 18th - HPTA Meeting, 6:30 PM, Library

May 19th - Grade 4 Math RICAS

May 25th, 26th, 27th - Math RICAS Makeups


June 1st - Field Day, K-3

June 1st - Early Release, 2:15 PM

June 2nd - Grade 4 Field Trip

June 3rd - Grade 1 Casey Farm Field Trip

June 6th - Rain Date K-3 Field Day

June 6th - Bill Harley Presentation, 9:15

June 6th - June 10th - Week of the Young Child

June 7th - Grade 3 Field Trip

June 8th - Grade 3 Field Trip

June 8th - HPTA Meeting, 6:30 PM, Library

June 9th - Grade 4 Field Trip

June 9th - Bill Harley Presentation (Rain Date), 915

June 10th - Community Meeting, 9:30 AM

June 16th - Grade 4 Field Day

June 17th - Rain Date Grade 4 Field Day

June 17th - Report Cards visible in Aspen

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