MARCH SPLASH

March NEWS AND NOTES

Note from the Principal

As we end the month of February, we look forward to springing ahead to bright and sunny days in March! We are so proud of our students and the focused, hard work they have continued to display in their classrooms throughout this challenging year.


During this time of the year, we see tremendous academic growth in our students as they build upon their foundational knowledge, and teachers challenge students with new concepts. We also begin state testing season so continued hard work and dedication are required. This is a critical time for students to stay focused and persist with their studies.


Remember:


  • Be responsible for deadlines and assignments
  • Be engaged and focused during class time
  • Be ready to learn every day



I thank you for your continued support of our Hairgrove family.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Lee

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration will be held April 1-9, 2021. We are asking all of our parents to register during this window for the 2021-2022 school year. Registering during this window will ensure correct classroom placement and will allow us to plan adequate staffing for a smooth transition for your child's first year of school. If you need help or have any questions, we will make appointments for parents to come up to school for assistance.
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From the School Attendance Office:

Please remember that whenever your child is absent, we must have a note from you explaining why the absence occurred. All notes must include the child’s first and last name, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, and your signature. If you have a doctor’s excuse, please attach it the note. Please feel free to use the attached form and make copies for future use. Thank you.

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Library News

Join us online for our Scholastic Book Fair from Feb. 27-Mar. 12! You can shop any time of day or night! So many wonderful books! And if you spend $25.00, you'll get free shipping right to your doorstep! Thank you for supporting Hairgrove's Book Fair!


Just go to our link, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hairgrove to start shopping!

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District Practice Tests and STAAR Testing Dates

Please mark your calendar with these important dates to avoid doctor or dentist visits. The building will be closed to all visitors on these days. Please no drop offs, including lunch, because schedules are changed.

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Music Notes

We are continuing to make fantastic music composing, singing, and playing instruments.

Several grades are learning about different genres of music and instruments around the world.

How exciting!


Thank you for working so hard to be a better musician. Keep it up! Remember, practice makes better.


Ms. Bassi

Art News

March is National Youth Art Month!

Let’s celebrate and nurture our artistic curiosities and creativity by sketching, drawing, painting, or making things out of random objects. With Spring Break right around the corner, take advantage of the many amazing museums Houston has to offer (please follow all safety procedures when visiting museums). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum, The Orange Show Monument and Smither Park are just few. Have fun exploring and celebrating Youth Art Month!

We are excited to celebrate Jonah Morales – 1st grade, Jayden Villatoro - 2nd grade, Daniel Mejia - 2nd grade, Octavio Lujano, Jr. – 3rd grade, for having their artwork chosen to represent Hairgrove in the district Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest (see images).


Parents, as a reminder, in order to continue using our best creative skills on more fun and exciting projects, it is important that your children are prepared for art class. Please make sure they have the following materials ready to bring to art every day; pencils, crayons, markers, glue (stick) and scissors. I look forward to creating with our responsible Dolphin Artists!

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P.E News

Hello Parents,


We have been studying the 5 senses the past few weeks, the structures responsible and their job! We have finished them all so quiz your student to see what they have learned.

As a reminder, please send your student to school with a water container/bottle so they can drink some water throughout the day and especially in PE classes!


Thank you!

Coach Dyson and Coach Macko

Car Rider Corner

If you pick your child up in via the car rider line in the afternoon, please be sure to have your car rider number hanging from the rear view mirror before you enter the parking lot and leave it hanging until your child is safely inside of the vehicle. The staff members who are sending the numbers inside need to be able to see the number easily to expedite the process of having your child brought outside to you as quickly as possible and the staff members putting your child inside of the vehicle need to match the number hanging from the rear view mirror with the number on the child’s daily transportation card. If your car rider number is damaged and you need a new one, please stop by the front desk at your earliest convenience to pick up a new one.


We are asking our car rider parents to please be aware of both our students and staff during car rider dismissal. To help with the traffic flow, we use a staff member to direct traffic between the two lanes. Please be aware of the staff member and observe and follow the traffic directions that are being given. Please be sure that your foot remains on the break as your child enters the car and aware of other students and staff in the area. There have been several instances where the driver has been looking back at the child instead of in the direction that they are driving. This puts both staff and students in danger. We do not want any students or staff members to be hurt.


As a final reminder:

  • It is illegal to be on a cell phone in a school zone. The parking lot of a school is still part of a school zone.
  • Students are taken to the front office at 3:50 pm
  • Please park and bring your ID and Car Rider Tag to the front office.


Thank you for your compliance in helping the afternoon car rider line to run safely and efficiently.

Notes from Nurse Haley: March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits that can be put to use throughout the rest of the year. Eating healthy does not mean your diet needs to be restrictive or overwhelming.


A healthy eating plan is one that:



  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free milk products.
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
  • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium/salt, and added sugars.
  • Stays within your calorie needs.



For more information and articles visit the eat right website at https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month


Friendly Reminders:


  • Pre-K and Kindergarten parents please continue sending a pair of clean clothes in student’s backpack in case of any accidents.


  • Please ensure students wear their masks daily


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.


Ana Haley, BSN, RN


COVID information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Virtual Clinic: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18Bt4BZVmiC5WX88gqgw2ZwTIfAQn0sW04cpE66sw_wU/edit?usp=sharing

Math News

Your child has access to two math programs at home that will support their learning at school. Both programs are web based and can be accessed from a phone, tablet, or computer. Your child is already using both of these programs at school and students already have their log in information for both of these programs.
Reflex Math – This program will help your child become fluent in their math facts. 2nd grade is working to become fluent in their addition facts and 3rd through 5th grade is working to become fluent in their multiplication facts. https://www.reflexmath.com/


Prodigy – This program will allow your child to practice multiple math skills in a problem solving format. https://play.prodigygame.com/

Hairgrove Students of the Month!

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CONGRATULATIONS, DOLPHINS!

Keep riding the WAVE!

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