by Mrs. Godtland September 29, 2014
"No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork, and determination, a person can overcome anything."
Our first grade classes spent the afternoon celebrating Johnny Appleseed. They visited four stations including a measurement station where they weighed and graphed apples, a tasting station where they compared the different apple flavors, an art station where they painted the different cycles of an apple tree, and then an apple food station where they sampled apples in different foods and drinks. Needless to say, a good time was had by all!
Fall Festival is approaching! This is a fun community event for all ages! We will have Food, Games, Prizes, Bounce House, Face Painting and more! Get your order forms in early and save! Each game or booth will be 2-4 tickets. We're also looking for volunteers! Check out the Sign Up Genius and get those hours done early! Looking forward to seeing you all there on October 11th from 3pm - 7 pm! Click here for the preorder form. Also, check out the Sign Up Genius to schedule your family's photo shoot.
Sprint for Success (Jog-A-Thon):
Please help us raise money to support every child on every field trip this year! Our goal is to earn $12,000 during our Sprint for Success! To date, we have raised a little over $10,000. For every $10 raised, students will earn a raffle ticket for prizes. If you have any remaining sponsorship forms, they can be turned in until Tuesday, September 30. Click here for the sponsorship form. Each student at HRPA will receive a Sprint for Success t-shirt on Wednesday, October 1. Please have students wear these shirts to school on Thursday, October 2, as well as athletic shoes.
Hot Lunch Program:
HRPA is excited to announce a hot lunch option for students every day of the week! Schoolhouse Fare will be offering our students lunch options from Skipolini's, Mr. Pickles, and Don Quixote's. Attached you will find a way to set up your account. Once you have an account established, you will be able to pick and choose days and menu items, all while paying online. The lunches will be delivered to the school with your student's name. Lunches will begin October 6th.
Our Outdoor Classroom Committee has been busy planning our new garden including securing an anonymous $1000 donation, applying for a $1500 grant, and securing material donations. If all goes as planned, we should see some planter boxes as early as next week. We will keep you posted on the progress.
In order to become "greener" and to help support the Outdoor Classroom, we will be recycling at HRPA! Beginning the week of October 6, we will have bins for CRV glass, aluminum, and plastic. We encourage you to save your cans and bottles and bring them to school. We will also be communicating with students on what they can and cannot recycle from their lunch boxes.
So far we have had a great few weeks in Spanish. We have started laying the foundation for the rest of the year by learning the basics. Our introduction to numbers, counting, colors, shapes, weather, greetings, vowels, the alphabet and phonics will be reviewed as we continue to progress throughout the year. Also if the students have been having as much fun as I have had teaching them, we have all had a good time. I look forward to a great year! -Senorita Gardner
Field Trip Chaperones:
Without parent volunteers, our students would not be able to attend all the exciting field trips and enrichment opportunities our teachers plan for them. While on a field trip, it is crucial for chaperones to stay with their assigned group to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.
Modified Contour Paintings:
The Modified Contour Painting projects required our middle school students to create a portrait with contour lines. Their assignment was to draw a portrait of their middle school partner sitting across the table. Next, they used warm and cool colors working with pattern and textures to create their pictures. The students also used a technique called wet graded wash technique when painting with their water colors. This art lesson helped develop their skills in using elements as well as learn the principles of design.
Paper Mache Masks:
Our fifth graders worked hard creating the paper mache base for their Aztec Mayas' masks. The masks were worn for important events such as during battles. This unit focuses on early civilizations of the Americas. The civilizations they have studied include the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Incas.
Game Plan for the Week
Sept 29 - School Day
Biographies for Council
Sept 30 - School Day
Oct 1 - School Day
Oct 2 - School Day
Jog-a-Thon, 9:45 am
Oct 3 - Independent Study Day
Oct 6 - School Day
Hot Lunch Option Begins
Oct 7 - School Day
Oct 8 - School Day
Oct 9 - School Day
Meet the Candidates, 6:30 pm
Governance Council, 7:00 pm
Oct 10 - Independent Study Day
Oct 11 - Fall Festival, 3 - 7 pm
Friday Work Workshop:
Be on the lookout for our upcoming Friday Work Workshop offered by PTO. We will be looking at ways to make Friday work more enjoyable for you and your students.
Box Tops for Education:
Did you know that HRPA collected Box Tops? We do! It's an easy way for the school to earn cash for needed programs. Simply, clip your box tops (making sure not remove any part of the redemption code) and turn them into the school. We will do the rest!
Music or Art Docents:
We still have a few classrooms in need of either a music or art docent (or both)! If you have a passion for music, art or kids in general, please contact your child's teacher to find out if this is still a need.
Hot Lunch Helpers:
We are in need of four hot lunch helpers each day from 11:30 - 12:45. Ms. Sheri will be sending out an invitation to sign-up genius if you are interested in helping out.
We have our gently used play kitchen for sale. We are asking $40 for it. It is extremely heavy, and it will need to be picked up from HRPA. If you are interested, contact us!