Hugh Cole News

Week of September 22nd

What will I find here?

The Hugh Cole News will come out every Monday and update the staff on the nuts and bolts, weekly news, professional development websites and videos.

Weekly Updates


9:00-9:45- Student Services Meeting (Laurie Heyden, Chris Kinder, Christine Mandese, Cindy Sadler, Deb Kearns)

9:45-10:15- Office Staff Meeting

10:15-10:45- HCS Admin Meeting

During lunches Cindy will speak with students regarding the procedure for the revised bus dismissal starting this afternoon.

3:10-3:45- PBIS Meeting in the Data Room


Tuesday Teacher Tips 7:45-8:20

SIT Meeting - postponed until Thursday


2:35 Practice Lock Down Drill....The first drill should be in the classroom.

3:10-4:30 CPT


SIT Meeting - 7:45-8:20 in Data Room


8:40-9:15 Community Assembly for Grades 3-5


8:40-9:15 Community Assembly for Grades K-2

During Grades 1-5 Lunches: Boy Scouts will speak with students.

  • 12:30-3:30 NCII meeting at Oliver (Chris Kinder, Laurie Heyden, Christine Mandese, Deb Kearns, Erica Peters and Amanda Giorgi)

Nuts and Bolts


We have been trying to keep the HCS livebinder up to date on a weekly basis. The link to this binder will stay in each Smore update for your reference.


Iready icons has been pushed to all laptops. If you do not see this, restarting the computer will solve the problem. If you are having trouble with sound, please try to restart the computer as well. If you are having trouble with Iready lessons, please contact Christine and Sarah for support.

**Shutting down the laptops at the end of the night is a good idea!

Great Apps!

Arlene and Amanda were gracious enough to share a great new app for your iphone or ipad! Its called Leveled Book and it records students reading and provides an accuracy, fluency and self correction score. Best of all, ITS FREE!

Professional Development

Please submit your conference forms if you haven't done so already. We have many conferences in October and all forms need to be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance.

*NCII forms need to be submitted on Monday.

Family Math Night

We are looking for volunteers to sign up for Family Math Night on October 22nd from 6-7:30pm. This is going to be a fun night where parents can bring their students into school and learn about iReady, the CCSS and play math games with their family! We are hoping to get as many HCS teacher volunteers to help run the games! Please sign up on doodle using this link.

Upcoming Dates

October 1st

Faculty Meeting

October 3rd

COZ Cafe for Kindergarten This is closed; 25 students have been registered.

October 6th

PTO Meeting


October 14th

Tuesday Teacher Tips

October 15th

CPT 3:10-4:20

October 22nd

Wednesday Hump Day PD

November 10th

Parent Teacher Conferences 6-8pm

Videos We Love!

Standards for Math Practice in Action!!

This video demonstrates how students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.