HERSHEY NOTES

October 13, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

It is Parent/Teacher Conference time! We are really looking forward to this opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with you! This time with your teacher(s) is very important to us and we strive for 100% participation. That being said, we realize that life happens and it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact your teacher as soon as possible to reschedule.


Thank you to all the Hershey pardners who ate at Texas Roadhouse Wednesday evening- the corral was full! Grub was good and the fellowship was fantastic! Congratulations to Mrs. Whitlock’s class-41% of her students were able to attend and Texas Roadhouse is providing each of them with a free kid’s meal! A special shout out goes to Mrs. Sharp for coordinating yet another successful dine out night. Thank you to the many parents who volunteered to work the hospitality desk. And just in....(drum roll please) we earned $500+!! Way to go!!


Mark your calendars for November 28 when we are guests at Chick-Fil-A!


Congratulations to our fifth grade class for winning the Box Top Challenge and a free recess! Fifth grade students brought in an average of 22 box tops per student. The school average was 16 box tops per student. Your diligence in saving these box tops earned Hershey $938.70!

We will have another challenge next semester., so keep saving your box tops!


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week! The fair will be open on Monday 9-3; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9-7 and Friday 9-10:30am. Stop by before or after your parent/teacher conference to shop! Scholastic will give us a percentage of what we sell, making this another win/win for all of us.


Movie Night is tonight- Boss Baby! Hershey students are invited to wear their Halloween costume - no masks, or weapons. Check in - 6:15; Pick up - 8:15; $6 at the door

MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION

We are aware that internet usage by our children in booming! I have a limited knowledge of this topic and how I can help my children stay safe and use proper etiquette when using the internet or social media. We are very fortunate to have the assistance of Ms. Ashley Greeley.

Ms. Greeley taught 14 years at Harrison High School and is in a new role this year. TSC was awarded a National Security Agency grant through Purdue University’s INSuRE project. Ms. Greeley is working with Dr. John Springer and Dr. Melissa Dark to accomplish two goals:

  1. Develop an integrated K-12 cybersecurity curriculum that instills basic cyber knowledge across the spectrum.
  2. Provide online safety and etiquette outreach throughout the corporation.
As the world becomes more and more digitized, it becomes necessary that all individuals learn basic computer knowledge and the ways to protect themselves. The overall goal of the grant is to make cybersecurity a commodity within the K-12 setting to ensure that students are best prepared for the world that awaits them.

Throughout the year, I will be posting some “tips” Ms. Greeley would like to share with our families on the topic of cybersecurity. Stay tuned for more to come!

VETERANS PROGRAM

Our Annual Veterans Program will be held on Monday, Nov. 13 at 9:30am in our cafe/gym.

Students brought home an invitation to pass along to a Veterans they know. We are proud of the attendance of Veterans at our past programs and expect the same this year.

A copy of the invitation is attached to this newletter.

We respectfully request that non-Veteran parents do not attend to allow adequate space for our Veteran guests.

Students are encouraged to personally mail, call or deliver the invitation.

RSVP by Nov. 8 to our office, 765-269-8280.

PICTURE RETAKE-MAKEUP DAY

Students that were not here for Picture Day on Sept. 15th will have their picture taken on Friday morning, Nov. 3.

If you wish to have re-takes, return the entire packet to our office with a note attached stating reason for request. Send this anytime so we can add the child to our list.

If you have any problems with the order you received, please contact LifeTouch at

317-829-2075

INtegrate Wellness

The past two wellness articles discussed shopping and food preparation for those who are motivated to continue a healthy lifestyle now that school is back into full swing. This week, we are going to tackle exercise! With a day filled with work, household chores, homework supervision and running kids from one activity to the next, it can be a challenge to carve out time for yourself. Stay strong! Don’t fall into the temptation of letting this slide. Instead try:

  • Pair exercising with a part of your existing daily routine. For example, when you get home from work and see your gym shoes by the door, that triggers in you the fact that you need to take a walk.

  • Exercise on the same day each week.

  • Add up the minutes, Even just fifteen minutes here and ten minutes there add up.

  • Recognize that exercise isn’t just about weight loss or management. It is a stress reliever.

PTO

BOOK FAIR The fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held next week. The hours are Monday, 9-3; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-7 and Friday 9-10:30am.

We still need volunteers to make this a success. Go to
https://www.volunteersignup.org/88HYF if you are interested in helping.

You can also email Megan Ketterer at tommeg13@yahoo.com with any questions.

HERSHEY SPIRIT WEAR - Clothing sales are open. Forms were sent home today. An order form (in color) is also attached.

ATTACHED

Attached to the email that sent this newsletter link to you:


  • Hershey Spirit Wear
  • Book Fair details
  • Invitation to Veterans for our program on 11-13-17
  • HHS Trick or Treat

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.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

October 9-20; Hershey Clothing Sales

Friday, Oct. 13 (today!) - Movie Night

Week of Oct. 16-20; Book Fair

Week of Oct. 16-20; Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday & Monday, Oct. 27 and 30; Fall Break, no school

Friday, Nov. 3 - Picture retake/makeup day

Friday, Nov. 10 - Movie Night - (note change of date from Nov. 17)

HERSHEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Attendance Line - 765-269-8342

Report absences or tardies by 9:00 am

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.