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December Newsletter

Box Top Winners!!!

The winner of the Box Top Contest was Angel's Team! Way to go! We are so proud of you and want to reward you with a Popsicle Party!

When: Friday, December 18th @ 3pm in the MPR

Holiday Spirit Week!

High School Leadership has invited the entire school (K-12) to participate in Holiday Spirit Week. Let's all show our holiday excitement by dressing alike all next week!

Monday - Ugly Sweater Day

Tuesday - Crazy Hair/Hat Day

Wednesday - Dress like an Elf Day

Thursday - Silly Sock Day

Friday - Winter Colors Day

Message from Tyler

Happy Holidays!

Families, I am excited for the coming weeks full of presentations, events, and holidays. I hope all of you are just as excited that the holiday season is upon us and we are getting ready to embrace a new year full of great memories. Here are a few updates and some important things to know:

Monthly Meetings: Please keep in mind that we have a short month and consultants have to meet with all families during the next three weeks. It is very important that you try your best to make your scheduled monthly meeting, since we have very limited opportunities to reschedule you.

Winter Break: The office is closed for Winter Break December 21st- January 1st.

Second Semester Registration: We are working on second semester schedules and hoping to have the catalog and schedule posted prior to Winter Break. Registration will occur after the break and will be opened to grade bands on particular days. It will start with K-1, 2-3, and then 4-6. Transition Link will follow the secondary schedule and the secondary schedule will open after elementary closes. Stay tuned for a special update as we will announce the registration dates later on.

Showcase: Showcase has been scheduled for January 28th. The showcase is a time for K-6 students to bring their families in to show off all the cool projects and activities that they worked so hard on during the semester. We look forward to a great show!

Important Dates: The last day of 1st semester workshops and classes will be January 22nd. The 1st day of 2nd semester for K-12 workshops will be on February 1st and for secondary classes will be January 26th. (Secondary classes WILL be held January 26th-29th.) The 25th is a NO SCHOOL day for semester break. The week of January 25th-29th will be dedicated to professional development, coach planning time to establish some more awesome learning opportunities, and re-configuring our classrooms to accommodate our new block schedule.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at our special events.

Wishing you all the best during this holiday season,

Tyler Reeser, Principal

Important Administrative Announcements

Delayed Openings & 2-Hr Delay Schedule

In the event of inclement weather, ice and/or snow, the school district may have a 2 hour delayed opening. It is the parent’s responsibility to find out whether school has been delayed.

Parents can listen to the radio (KONA AM/610) or parents, staff and students wishing to receive Richland School District weather closure/delay announcements via email, text message, or push notification can sign up by going to: http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=1845 (if you already have an active account, you do not need to sign up again, but you do need to log in to your account once a year to keep it active.


If there is a 2 hour delay, classes will start at 10am. TRHL does not condense class times for the remainder of the day.

Elementary classes that occur before 10am (8am -8:55, 9am-9:55am) are cancelled and the rest of the schedule remains the same, including lunch.

Secondary classes are slightly different. Secondary classes that are finished by 10am are cancelled. Classes that started before 10am, but are still in session at 10 am will be held, but will begin at 10am. For example, Studio Art usually goes from 8am – 11am, during a 2 hour delay the class will start at 10am and go to 11am. STEAM usually goes from 8am to 1:55pm, during a 2 hour delay the class will start at 10am and go to 1:55pm). The rest of the schedule remains the same, including lunch.

Attendance Procedures

If your student will be absent, please remember to call the attendance secretary at (509) 967- 6090 or email monika.brink@rsd.edu within 3 days of the absence to have your student excused. Excused absences are defined as absences due to illness or a health condition, approved pre-arranged activities, school-sponsored activities, or emergency situations. Also, if your student is running late, it is very important they check-in at the front desk and request a tardy pass from the attendance secretary. If the teacher has already taken attendance and has marked your student absent/unverified, the yellow tardy pass lets the teacher know the attendance secretary will change the student’s attendance in Wings to tardy.

Here's What's New This Month

Music Program is quite busy!

Music Night - with a splash of Holiday!

This is a night to celebrate Music here at Homelink. Because we have gotten so big, we are doing a trial dual Music Night this Dec 10th.

  • ​Our first one will begin at 5:30 on Thursday, Dec 10. The students who are involved in this are:
    • ​​​​E​lementary Choir students
    • 4-6th grade World Music Students only (note: this is the ONLY WORLD MUSIC CLASS performing this night).
    • ​​Guitar Students
    • Elementary Voice Students
  • ​The second onewill begin at 6:30 on Thursday, Dec 10. The students involved in this are:
    • ​​The Beginning Band: Rhapsody in Training
    • ​​7-12 Choir (The Mustang Medley)
    • Middle School and High School Voice Students

We are asking that you bring a plate of goodies to share after the performance to celebrate their accomplishments.

Life Care Center - 2 dates!

The choirs are also headed out to spread some holiday cheer to the local Life Care Center. The Middle School and High School choir (Mustang Medley) is headed there on Monday, Dec 14th during our class time to sing our songs for them. Two days later, the Elementary Choir, The Falsetto Foals, will head there to sing all our songs for them during their class time. Whenever we go, the students seem to get as much joy as the residents do!

Sing for Santa!

Sing For Santa event sponsored by the Tri City Americans.

Friday 12/11/2015 at 7:00 PM

Tri-City Americans vs Everett Silvertips

Teddy Bear Toss Night! Feel free to bring a new or gently used stuffed

animal to toss on the ice at the Americans’ 1st goal!

Join Homelink, as well as other area schools in participating in the Tri-City Americans Sing for Santa Program. Elementary School Choir Students will be performing a few holiday songs during the1st Intermission at the game. Each performing official choir student will receive free admission to the game. Family, friends and school staff can purchase discount tickets that are also a fundraiser for Homelink School. The tickets are $11, a savings of up to 40% off the box office prices AND $3 from each ticket sold will be donated to Homelink School!​

Please turn in completed order form and payment to Mrs. Campbell no later than 12/4/15.

On-line orders will be accepted until 5pm on 12/10/15. Ticket must be purchased at the box office for regular prices after the deadline.

For questions please email luisa.campbell@rsd.edu or contact Lisa Fillingim (peezer@hotmail.com)

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HomeLink T-Shirts

What a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift! Order yours today and show your school spirit!

Look What We've Been Up to Lately....

Just a brief bragging moment.... isn't our choir awesome!

HomeLink choir

Save the date... for January!

Robotics & Lego Night - January 8 from 3:30-5pm

*See what they've been building & programming! Come & watch!

2nd Round of SMI/SRI Assessment Testing - Last week in January (stay tuned)

Winter Showcase - January 28th

Pancake Breakfast - January 30th

A fun holiday treat from our Office Staff! We hope you enjoy this Holiday Season!

Office Party