HERSHEY NOTES

April 29, 2016

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. FIELDS

Thank you to those of you who supported PTO’s Family Fun Night! A special shout out goes to Cindy Evans and Katrina Senesac, our co-chairs for the event. I would also like to thank Tricia Tonagel-Bender who coordinated our silent auction. Due to the hard work of these ladies and countless other volunteers, Family Fun Night was a PAWsome success! The amount raised will be revealed at our next PTO meeting, May 10, at 3:45pm. We hope to see you there!

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It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Sage Mikels, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Wireman’s class. Her obituary stated, “Sage possessed a love of life although she had many physical problems. She was strong and such a fighter. She always made everyone smile.” Sage’s presence is greatly missed by all who knew her.

TESTING UPDATE

We did it!!!


All of the ISTEP tests are boxed and ready to be sent away for scoring. We hope to have results for you when students return in the fall. Thank you for your part in getting your child to school and ready to test!


Last week we received preliminary results for IREAD 3, the exam which was given to all third grade students March 14. The parents of each student who did not pass have been notified.


We hope to have the official results to parents on May 13. We are very proud of the effort put forth by our students and teachers for this test and all of the required standardized tests!

MRS. LEHMAN'S UPDATES AND INFORMATION

Camp WACK: The week of May 9th, Student Council will be hosting a whole week of fun! Wear a hat, wacky hair or the brightest neon throughout the week....bring a donation to support Camp WACK's 10th anniversary! Student Council will be sending home flyers explaining our fun filled and wacky week...all for a great cause! To check out more information about Camp WACK you can go to the website at campwack.org. You can also volunteer!

Personal Safety: I have been presenting to classes on personal safety. Even though children might be small....they can be empowered and mighty to help keep safe! Giving permission to your child is so important. We often think our child would do what they need to in order to remain safe in a potentially unsafe situation but the reality is that most children don't respond because they don't feel empowered or that they have permission. RadKIDS (radKIDS.org) is a wonderful thing to offer your child. Check out West Lafayette Police Departments website regarding a summer camp for radKIDS. Give this very important skill to your child! It will change lives!

PTO

Election of Officers for 2016-2017 will be held at our next meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 3:45 pm in the Hershey Media Center - (Note the time change from other meetings from 7:00pm) Please join us.


Young Authors Day - Tuesday, May 17. Volunteers are requested to sign up by Monday, May 2. Contact our office if you need further information.


Please send in any Box Tops you have by May 13th. Have your child drop Box Tops into the basket outside of the main office.

TALENT SHOW

Our music teacher, Mrs. Partlow, is organizing the annual Hershey Talent Show. An all-school convo will be held on Monday, May 16 during school hours, and an evening performance will be at 6:30pm for parents, family and friends.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

May 2-6, 2016 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We are grateful for all of our teachers and staff members.


What an honor it would be for a teacher to be nominated for a Golden Apple Award.

It’s time to nominate those outstanding teachers for the Golden Apple Teaching Award sponsored by Greater Lafayette Commerce. This year’s cycle is elementary as defined by K-6. Nominations are always accepted online, however, for consideration in this year’s elementary cycle nominations must be received by May 6, 2016. (Those nominations received after that date are held until that grade level’s next alternating cycle.)

Nominations may be submitted by anyone: parents, faculty, administrators, present or past students, etc.

It takes a short five minutes to nominate an outstanding teacher. Submission form is located on the Greater Lafayette Commerce website or click this link: http://www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/2015-golden-apple.

LEMONADE DAY

Lemonade Day is a FREE, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business using a lemonade stand as well as fundamental lessons about life, success and themselves.

For more information please visit these websites:

http://www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/events/2016/03/11/lemonade-day


https://lafayette.lemonadeday.org/?doing_wp_cron=1461001368.8108499050140380859375

END OF YEAR BUSINESS

Please notify our office if your child will not be returning to Hershey next year. If your child is in 5th grade and will not be moving on to East Tipp please let us know as well.

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If you have a child who will be new to Hershey next year, contact our office. Please pass this information on to family and friends who don't receive this newsletter.

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Before the last day your child will bring home information for 2016-2017. This information will include the 16-17 Supply List; Registration dates; Book Rental Fees, etc. Please be on the lookout for this important information.

INFORMATION

E-Flyers - Community information, programs, camps, etc is available from any TSC webpage by clicking the E-Flyer tab

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WeTip School Safety Hotline 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463)http://tippecanoe.in.gov/PSN/

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Tuesday, May 10 - PTO Meeting, 3:45 pm

Friday, May 13 - Hershey Notes

Monday, May 16 - Talent Show, 6:30pm

Tuesday, May 17 - Young Authors Day

Thursday, May 18 - Grade 5 Graduation, 1:45 pm, Hershey Cafeteria

Friday, May 20 - Last Day of School