Hagood Highlights

Weekly Update - February 22, 2021

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The first week of March is quickly approaching and it always a fun time for us. March 1st-5th is Dr. Seuss week in conjunction with Read Across America Day on March 2. We have some fun activities planned for the week that we wanted to let you know about. These theme days should not require any purchases, just use what you have at home. :)

Here are just a couple of reminders on upcoming dates:

February 26 is a remote learning day. Since this is a planned remote learning day, students need to complete assignments that day if at all possible. We will have in-house make-up pictures for the yearbook on March 3.

Thanks so much, and let us know if you need anything!

Paula Alexander


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Getting in Touch with Teachers via Phone

In order to protect instructional time, classroom phone calls cannot be received between 8:00-2:30pm. If you need to leave a message for your child's teacher, dial 864-397-1900 and press 0 for the front office.

One Book, One School - The One and Only Ivan

We FINISHED the book last week!

Some questions students discussed were:

  • Why is Ivan fascinated by the gorillas? What makes them so interesting to him?

  • Why do you think Maya showed Ruby on the tv to Ivan?

  • Do you think Ivan feels proud of himself? Is there a time that you have felt proud?

  • Why doesn’t Ivan want to go in the box that is for him? What are the humans doing with all of the animals from the Big Top Mall?

  • Why does Ivan not go into the gorilla exhibit at first?

  • Why is Ivan reluctant to join the other gorillas when he arrives at the zoo? How does he learn to be a true gorilla? What does he need to do to be accepted by the others? How do you feel when you are in a situation with other children you don’t know?

  • Discuss the theme of belonging in this story, from the point of view of each of the characters. What is the meaning of belonging for each of them? What does the idea of belonging mean to you?

The culminating event will be a Title I Literacy Night that in a Carpool Cinema Night in March for families to attend and watch the movie. We are researching the best location to conduct this event and hopefully will finalize the location and date this week.

Date: TBD

SCHOOL CALENDAR - February 22-April 2

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Feb. 22

  • Q3 Interims

Feb. 26

  • Remote Learning Day

Mar. 1

  • Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser Begins

Mar. 3

  • In-house makeup pictures for the yearbook

Mar. 11

  • Storytime Adventures (10:00 a.m.)
  • Location: Virtual

Mar. 12

  • Deadline for Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser orders

Mar. 17

  • Pick up Chick-Fil-A orders in car rider line (7:15-8:15)

Mar. 19

  • Remote Learning Day

Mar. 25

  • Q3 Ends
  • Storytime Adventures (10:00 a.m.)
  • Location: Virtual

Preschool Storytime Adventures

For our Virtual Preschool Storytime Adventures for the month of February, we are reading “Bunny Slopes" on February 4, 2021, and " Lines that Wiggle" on February 18, 2021. Our Storytime is 10:00 am and can be found on Mrs. Tolley’s YouTube channel. If you know a preschooler that would benefit from this Title 1 event, please send me their contact information.


Yearbook order forms were sent home last Monday.

The window to order yearbooks is open until March 19th. We decided to start the sale early this year to give families plenty of time to plan their purchase.

Payments can either be made online at MySchoolBucks or sent to the school. Payments CANNOT be made on the Strawbridge website.


Hagood Elementary has a virtual parenting room that has resources for you to use. The link is below.

Digital Parenting Workshops

The School District of Pickens County will offer a series of online Digital Parenting Workshops on January 12, February 9, and March 9.

The workshops will help parents become more comfortable with the digital parenting resources SDPC offers and offer advice for navigating issues related to technology use. Each of the sessions will focus on a different topic:

March 9: Social Media

The workshops will be held online via Webex. Each date will include a morning session at 9:00 a.m. and an evening session at 7:00 p.m. Each session will cover the same information, and parents can attend either session.

Workshop Links:

March 9

Morning Session

Evening Session

The password for all sessions is: SDPC

We encourage parents to log in and come with questions as we work together to help our students thrive in a connected world!