Hough Hawkline

April 22, 2019

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Dates for Doing Things

Earth Week ---------------------------------------------------------- 4/22-4/26

Walk, Bike, Roll, or Bus to School Day ----------------- 4/24

Hough Eats Out @ Jimmy Johns 11-9 ------------------ 4/25

Bike Bonanza Bike Clinic -------------------------------------- 5/4

Mom/Son Night --------------------------------------------------- 5/17

Hough Eats Out @ Chipotle Deer Park 4-8 ----------- 5/21

Spring Book Fair --------------------------------------------------- 5/28-30

Portfolio Night ------------------------------------------------------ 5/30

Field Day --------------------------------------------------------------- 5/31

Happy Earth Week

Earth Week is here again with a lineup of activities throughout the week for Hough students! Join us to help reduce waste at school and home this week before going back to neglecting the planet next week!

Mindful Monday | 4/22: Let’s stop the flow of single-use plastic. At lunch, students will learn about using reusable containers and water bottles and using only the plastic cutlery, straws and bags they really need. Students will also receive their own Hough reusable lunch snack bag. Check out how to properly recycle plastic bags here:

Compost Tuesday | 4/23: At lunch, students will talk about food scrap composting in the cafeteria. (Food Scrap Compost, of course, a late-era Red Hot Chili Peppers album.) Check out the guidelines for composting kitchen scraps at home in your Village yard waste bin. http://www.barrington-il.gov/home/showdocument?id=5673

Walk, Bike, Roll or Bus to School Wednesday | 4/24: Reduce that carbon footprint! The Hough Green Club members will offer some Earth Week trivia in the lunchroom, too.

Trash Free Thursday | 4/25: Help your child pack a lunch that produces no (or less) garbage. Use the snack bag that came home on Monday! The lunch presentation will be about upcycling crafts.

Go Green Friday | 4/26: Pull out those “Hough Goes Green” shirts from last year. Wear your favorite green shirt. Paint your body green to also celebrate the opening of Avengers: Endgame!

Bike Bonanza on May 4th

Hough’s Bike Bonanza is May 4th 8:30-10:30 on the big playground (or the gym in case of rain).

Get a free ABC (air, brakes, chain) tuneup. There will also be bike decorating, coffee, doughnuts, music, tap dancing, jugglers, two fire eaters and much, much more!

Village Cycle will be available for more advanced tune-up help and to sell safety items (helmets, bubble wrap, air horns; they'll take cash or card -- no bartering).

Ice Cream Social will also be there serving up morning ice cream! Don’t miss it! This event is open to any District 220 family!

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Mom/Son Kickball Night

Us MOMS get a Kick(ball) out of you! (Editor's Note: It is physically impossible for Moms, or anyone, to extract a kickball from a person. Wait. What? That was a joke? And Dads the ones always getting groans for THEIR jokes? The world is an unfair place.)

Registration now open on Revtrak for Hough’s 1st Annual Mom/Son Kickball Tournament! Click on: Mother-Son-Kickball to register!

Come hang out with your son(s) for a fun evening of kickball-tournament style at Canlan! Teams and more fun details will be provided the fun week of the fun event!

Date: Friday, May 17

Check-in begins at 5:30, tournament begins at 6:00 and event ends at 8:00 (snacks and dinner items will be available for purchase in the main lobby)
Cost: $25 per pair (no additional cost for additional sons)
Location: Canlan Sportsplex 28156 W Northpointe Pkwy, Barrington, IL 60010

Hough Enough? Contact: Ann Uebelhor ann.uebelhor@yahoo.com or Andee Blomquist andee.blomquist@gmail.com

Field Day Is May 31st

Field day is now May 31st (Note date change! And headline of this article!)

Grades 1-5 will be at Citizen's Park. The Kindergarteners will take over Hough for the day. What could go wrong?

We need volunteers! Contact Erin Shechtman at erinshechtman@comcast.net or Lara Kercinik at larakercinik@gmail.com to help with this great day!

Community Happenings

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Safety Town

Registration for Barrington Safety Town is open at www.bjwc.org. Safety Town is a two-week educational summer program for incoming kindergarten and 1st graders. Participants learn vital safety lessons through community speakers, songs, play and projects. Spots fill up quickly!

Volunteer Registration for Middle/High School:

Calling all incoming 7th-12th graders! Safety Town volunteers are needed to help teach important safety lessons through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Each volunteer works with a partner to lead a group of approximately 5-6 children. Registration is open and "opportunities" are limited! Visit the Safety Town tab at www.bjwc.org for more information.

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An Evening With Krista Tippett

Tickets are available for An Evening with Krista Tippett, award-winning host of the radio show On Being and curator of The Civil Conversations Project.

Krista will be in Barrington to kick-off a new series, A Year of Courageous Conversations. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-krista-tippett-tickets-55867424972

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