HERSHEY NOTES

DECEMBER 22, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

I hope that this holiday season is filled with love and laughter for you and your family! We cannot thank you enough for the many cards, presents, and holiday wishes given to the staff over the past few weeks. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!


Thank you for your support this first semester. Reports cards will go home with your child on January 12. I am looking forward to a productive second semester which will begin when students return on January 9, 2018!


Thank you to those families and students that came to the Veterans Home to distribute wreaths on December 16. The cemetery looks beautiful! I am very proud of the part that our Hershey community played in raising money so that each of the 2,800 tombstones were able to be adorned by a wreath for the holidays. Your generosity is heartwarming.


We are pleased to announce that Miss Madeline Riordan has accepted the position of Student Services Coordinator at Hershey Elementary! Miss Riordan has a Masters of Social Work Degree and is currently a clinical case manager with Tippecanoe County Youth Services. She brings to us vast and varied experiences with students and their families. Please stop by to introduce yourself when you are in the area!


GEOGRAPHY BEE

Congratulations to Justin H., our 2017 Geography Bee winner! A shout out goes to Jack G., our runner up, and Addy S., our third place winner. These students answered some very challenging questions and we are very proud of them!

HERSHEY ROCKS

Have you noticed two new large landscaping rocks painted with holiday greetings at Hershey? One is strategically placed by our flagpole so that our bus riders can see it each day. The other is on the northeast corner of our property so that our car riders will see it.


Mr. Copeland's Art Leaders will be sending out more information about how you can 'rent' a rock for a day with your personalized message.


INtegrate WELLNESS TIP

Make Sleep a Priority During the Holidays

All of the holiday parties, programs, entertaining, shopping and wrapping, this time of year, can have an affect on the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Dr. Lindsay provides these tips to ensure you get enough sleep during this fun packed time of year:


  • Skip the caffeinated or sugary beverages and nicotine in the afternoon. Stick to water or non-caffeinated tea.

  • Stop eating three hours prior to bedtime. You want to be heading to bed when you almost feel like you can eat again.

  • Skip stimulating activities and direct light before bed. Turn off the TV, computer, and phones at least one hour before bedtime.

  • Set your Christmas tree and decoration lights on a timer. When they turn off, it’s your cue to start your nighttime routine.

  • Exercise earlier in the day. Exercise stimulates the body to release cortisol, a stress hormone that activates the brain. Exercising later in the day or evening can make it more difficult to fall asleep.

  • Make sure your room is a comfortable temperature. Cooler is better – less than 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Don’t hit the snooze button in the morning. Hitting snooze interrupts REM sleep which can make it harder to get up. Set your alarm for the time you need to get up.

  • As best you can, maintain a consistent bedtime and wake up time.


TSC FOOD SERVICES POLICY

Lunch visitors are welcome at Hershey. As part of the TSC Wellness Initiative, we request that you do not bring in restaurant food. We encourage our visitors to have a school lunch, bring food from home, or you can just sit with your child during their lunch period.

Visitors having a school lunch are asked to call our office by 10am so that we may add them to our lunch 'count'.

Visitors having a school lunch may not charge their lunch to their child's account. Payment must be made at time of purchase. Correct change is requested. Adult lunch cost is $2.70; Guest Child lunch is $2.00

GREATER LAFAYETTE JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Junior Achievement provides in-school, economic education for K-12 students throughout Tippecanoe and Benton counties. Local business community leaders and parents donate their time working in partnership with educators to bring JA into the classrooms. Together they are educating today’s youth about the basics of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.

Several Hershey classrooms are fortunate to have the JA program each year.


An annual JA Achieve-A-Bowl raises awareness and funds for JA programs. Each year many TSC schools participate in this event.

Participation in the Achieve-A-Bowl enables JA to bring these sound economic values into the classroom encouraging students’ growth to reach their highest potential and, in turn, impact our community’s economic future.

The Hershey team is looking for sponsors (local business or individuals) to reach our team goal of $350.00. Interested sponsors are asked to contact Mrs. Spitznagle in our office at 269-8280 or jspitznagle@tsc.k12.in.us.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Monday, Dec. 25 - Monday, Jan. 8; Winter Break

Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Students return


Friday, Jan. 19 - Hershey Notes

Friday, Jan. 19 - Movie Night

HERSHEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Attendance Line - 765-269-8342

Report absences or tardies by 9:00 am

BOOMER

The Pacer's Mascot BOOMER is coming to Harrison High School on Friday, Jan. 19. He will make an appearance during half-time of the boy's varsity game vs Anderson. All are welcome. It's great fun for all ages.

E-FLYER

TSC supports "green" efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School website: www.tscschools.com, by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.

WeTip School Safety Hotline

Report any wrongdoing that impacts our schools, our students or our staff! Your call to 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463) will allow you to leave your information without identification. Your message will be sent immediately to school officials.