by Mrs. Godtland September 15, 2014
"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."
Our first grade classrooms have been working on becoming "Bucket Fillers". The buckets represent your mental and emotional self. When your bucket feels full, you feel more secure, confident and calm. When your bucket feels empty, you can easily become sad, angry, or depressed. Our very own first graders have been learning different ways to help others make sure their bucket is full. You can fill someone's bucket with your actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others.
School starts promptly at 8:10 am. If your student is arriving after 8:10 am, please bring them into the office and sign them in at the front desk. Ms. Sheri will give them a pass to get to class. You may drop your student off as early as 7:55.
Please pull all the way forward when dropping students off. Students are only to be dropped off in the first set of parking spots. Also, please do NOT pass cars in the drop off lane.
Governance Council Special Election:
If you would like to be a part of the decision-making process at Harvest Ridge School, this is your chance! The HRCCS Governance Council provides oversight and management of the affairs of the school. Its effectiveness depends solely on the dedication and commitment of its volunteer members. There are currently two open seats on the Council, and we need your help to continue the work of supporting our school in the pursuit of excellence in public education. We will be holding a Special Election in October to fill the remaining terms for two open seats for the Council. One of the positions is dedicated for HRPA. This term runs November 2014-August 2017.
For those interested, this is an opportunity to get further involved in helping set the course for Harvest Ridge School. You will have direct input into the process of creating a school that can set the standard for utilizing available resources for the maximum benefit to our students. It’s a different kind of school, and you can be a part of making it even better. There will be an orientation meeting Monday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newcastle Campus for all interested parties and potential candidates.
The process for running for office is as follows:
· Attend Council Candidate Orientation Monday, September 22, at 6:30 pm, Newcastle Campus
· Submit a biography to Janet Sutton by Monday, September 29, 2014
· Attend a Meet the Candidates Night at the Governance Council meeting onThursday, October 2, 2014 at the Newcastle Campus
· Voting will take place for both campus starting October 14, and closing October 16
· New members will be sworn in at the November 6, 2014 Council Meeting
If you would like to come help make a difference, please contact Janet Sutton at email@example.com or 916-259-1425, or Michael Hilmen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you!
French Class:Folks have one more week to register for French classes, or we'll have to cancel the offering. Click here for more information about the class and how to register.
It's almost that time of year to start collecting all that E-Waste that is taking up space in your garages, living rooms, and attics! Do you have friends and family that have been hanging on to that broken TV? Now is the time to send them our way!
We've attached our flyer, List of Acceptable Items, and a collection log for your convenience. Can you please forward on the attached info to friends and family? They can forward on to their friends and family as well! Please help us get the word out.
If you, friends, or family would like to collect early and drop off at the school, please let us know and we can collect them here.
The Collection Log should accompany any item with a screen, and we just need the name, address, and phone of the person who's donating on the sheet. Thanks for your help!
Thank you to the Warkocki family for arranging the amazing donation of plants from Costco! The second graders have had a blast examining, measuring, and researching them!
Game Plan for the Week
Sept 15 - School Day
Enrichment Classes Begin
Sept 16 - School Day
Sept 17 - School Day
Volunteer Orientation, 6:30pm
Sept 18 - School Day
2nd Grade Field Trip
5th Grade Field Trip
Sept 19 - Independent Study Day
Sept 22 - School Day
Sept 23 - School Day
Sept 24 - School Day
Sept 25 - School Day
Sprint for Success
Sept 26 - Independent Study Day
Sept 27 - E Waste Drive
Are you interested in volunteering? Then, join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm for a volunteer orientation. We will be discussing upcoming opportunities, and we will have a special portion devoted to middle school students.
Sprint for Success (Jog-A-Thon):
On September 25, HRPA is sponsoring a Sprint for Success at Twin Oaks Park! All monies raised are designated for field trip expenditures. We are hoping that each student can raise $50 in donations for HRPA. Click here for the sponsorship form. For every $10 raised, students will earn raffle tickets for prizes.
Mark your calendars for our Fall Festival! On October 11th, HRPA will be hosting a fall gathering that will include games, food, bounce house, and all kinds of other goodies!
We always have copy needs for teachers and office needs. If you have time between 8:15 - 9:30 or 2:00 - 3:00, we have jobs for you.
We have some marvelous tiles painted by the students, and we need someone to fire them and create a way of showcasing them. If you have these skills or know someone that does, please contact us!
If you are interested in being the coordinator for our e-waste drive, please contact us. The position is relatively easy, but does require that you are on-site on the 27th to assist with the collection of materials.