Weekly Notes for Staff April 27- May 8, 2015
Teaching and Learning the Falcon Way
Hurst Hills Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Vision: We’re the ones empowering students to achieve excellence!
Mission: As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence by showing respect and responsibility, and doing my best to reach my goals.
1. Do what is right
2. Perform with excellence
3. Respect others
April 27-May 1 Stand up to Bullying Week and Book Fair Week
April 30 Kinder Graduation Pictures
Field Day PK-1
May 1 Field Day 3-6
May 4 FACI Program Campus Visit 9:15-10:30
VIPS luncheon @ Campus West 11:00
Kindergarten Kickoff in cafeteria at 6:30 PM
May 5 Mooyah Night
May 6 2nd grade math DBA
3rd grade writing CBA
May 7 Suzuki Achievement Celebrations
FACI Parent Night 6:00-6:30 PM
PTA Meeting and Falcon Choir concert 6:30-7:30 PM in the cafeteria
May 8 Sixth Grade field trip to Buinger CTE
Third Grade field trip to Fort Worth Zoo
May 10 Mother's Day!
May 11 Progress Reports go home
May 12 Campus Closed for STAAR Testing 5th grade Retest
Kinder walking field trip
May 13 Hurst Librarians visit
May 14 Grade 4 Social Studies CBA
Talent Show Auditions @ 3:00 in cafeteria
May 15 Grade 5-6 Social Studies CBA
Fourth Grade Austin Adventure
Talent Show Auditions @ 3:00 in cafeteria
May 16 3rd Annual 6Stones Black and Blue Run @ Pennington Field
May 19 Georgeanne Gallian Scholarship Awards @ Bell HS 6:00 PM
May 20 Pre-AP 6th Grade ELA CBA 2
May 21 Falcon Choir NRH2O Trip
Kindergarten Awards 8:30 AM in Cafeteria
CKPK Awards 1:00 PM in Cafeteria
Cici's Pizza Night
May 22 Falcons Got Talent Show in Cafeteria at 7:00 PM
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday: NO SCHOOL
May 26 First Grade Awards 8:30 AM in Classrooms
Third Grade Awards 1:;00 in Cafeteria
May 27 Fourth Grade Awards 1:00 PM in Cafeteria
Second Grade Awards 2:00 PM in classrooms
End of Year Family PicNic 5:00
May 28 Grade Level Switch 9:00-9:45
6th Grade Walking Field Trip lunch 11:15
Fifth Grade Awards 1:00 in cafeteria
Sixth Grade End of Year Party at 5:30 PM
May 29 Last day of school
Sixth Grade Awards 8;30 AM in cafeteria
Report Cards go home
June 1 Pat May Center Marcia Tate and Formative Assessment 7:30
June 2 First Investors sponsors breakfast in cafeteria at 8:00
PD in cafeteria
Lunch provided by Northpointe Baptist Church
April 4th Leslie DeFrank, IR Assistant
April 9th Marie Becker, Assistant Principal
April 10th Sheryl Hentze, IR Assistant
April 13th Whitney Anderson, ACLASS Assistant
April 15th Stephanie Besio, ACLASS Teacher
April 18th Karen Ahaus, Art Teacher
April 22 Laurie Moss, Principal's Secretary
A Special Thank You From Pam Bural
Kuddos to Amber and Stephanie for prepping for the FACI transition visits!
I know that you all observe staff members going above and beyond on a daily basis to support students, fellow staff members, and the overall success of Hurst Hills. Please send in Kudos as you see them so that staff can be recognized for the things they do from day to day that make a difference. I would also love to share personal celebrations! Email your recognitions to Beth by Friday to be added to the weekly notes! If Beth uses your submission or you are the subject of a celebration, stop by the office for a special treat!
Falcon Color Run
Changes Due to Inclement Weather
Thursday May 28th will be a full day, Friday May 29 will be a half day with the afternoon as a workday in your rooms, and Saturday May 30th will be a full workday (8-2) for final closeout of classrooms. Rooms must be summer ready and keys turned in by 2:00 on the 30th. All three of these days are restricted for personal leave. If you have something related to High School graduation that is in conflict with this schedule please come talk to Beth about it. June 1st and 2nd will be regular CI Days. June 1st will be at PMC for Marsha Tate: Formative Assessment and June 2nd will be at Hurst Hills for EOY Data Analysis/Needs Assessment and Goal Team Meetings. These days are restricted for personal leave as well.
Stand Up To Bullying Week April 27-May 1
Stand up to bullies by being a HERO!
Who's a HERO? Helping Everyone Respect Others
How? By being a heroic bystander, we can end bullying once and for all! We will have a different theme each day, a door decorating contest, and we will also have a special guest on Tuesday.
Monday, April 27 "HEROS Don't Bully" Dress up as a superhero or an American hero (camouflage)
Tuesday, April 28 "Black Out Bullying" Wear black
Wednesday, April 29 "Promote Peace" 70's day/peace signs
Thursday, April 30 "Be Extraordinarily Unique" Crazy Hair Day
Friday, May 1 "Stand Up to Bullying" Wear crazy socks to Field Day!
FACI Transition Events
Keeping everyone in the loop about our transition events for FACI.
May 4th is the date for the K-5 Student field trip 9:15-10:30. Students will have a digital scavenger hunt to lead them around the school. We will also provide each student with a Hurst Hills nylon back pack that contains a t-shirt, pendant, spirit stick, and a book specific to their grade level with pictures of the staff and common areas of the school. We will be coming around to take pictures for the book very soon. We are so excited to welcome our new falcons!
May 7th we will have a PTA meeting at 6:30 and our Falcon Choir will perform. We will have a FACI Parent Open House from 6:00-6:30 and invite them to stay for the PTA meeting. All staff will be here, at their classroom doors from 6:00-6:30 to answer questions and allow parents to see what our campus layout looks like.
Looking Ahead to 2015-16
Grade Level Switch Day
The school will have a Grade Level Switch Day on May 28th from 9-9:45. Students will travel up to the next year's teachers to get excited about next year! Please have some kind of talk or activity planned that will not only inform students about the next school year, but will also get them pumped for another year of learning. This is a great time to give them suggestions for summer activities to keep their brains active over the break.