by Mrs. Godtland June 8, 2015
"Together Everyone Achieves More!"
Congratulations to our 8th grade graduates. The "Enjoy the Journey" theme was woven throughout the ceremony and included hot air balloons and a fun photo booth. A special thank you to the committee for coordinating it all, to PTO for providing the refreshments, and to Governance Council member, Mike Peoples, for allowing us the use of his church. We wish our graduates the best of luck in all of their endeavors!
On June 5th and 6th, our amazingly dedicated staff headed to Reno for a staff retreat. We want to thank our PTO for allowing us to do this. We accomplished some fabulous work including our new theme and character development plan, determining our school-wide focus of rigor, and beginning our implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC). We were spoiled by a panoramic view, spectacular food, and wonderful accommodations.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge:
Our school is participating in a fun summer reading project: the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, featuring Read for the World Record. The Summer Reading Challenge unites students from around the globe in an attempt to set a new world record for most minutes read this summer! Our school goal this summer is 100,000 reading minutes!
Studies show that kids who read over the summer maintain the reading skills developed during the school year. This summer-long reading campaign is designed to motivate all children to read more so they maintain and improve their academic skills.
The world record attempt begins May 4 and concludes September 4, 2015. The total logged reading minutes, along with the top 20 schools, will be published in the 2016 edition of the Scholastic Book of World Records.
Here are a few simple ways to help your child become a record-breaking reader:
To learn more, visit www.scholastic.com/summer. Make reading a big part of your family’s summer fun!
Summer Work Days:
We have several summer work days scheduled. If you have tools, are good at building things, are good at moving things or just want to help, WE NEED YOU!! I will provide snacks and beverages for all that attend.
Thanks so much to HRPA students for helping Daisy troop 248 with their service project. The students did a great job donating pencils for the pencilproject.com. We collected 237! The pencils will be mailed to Ralph Bunche Middle School in Compton, CA.
Game Plan for the Summer
June 20 - Summer Work Day
9am - 2pm
July 11 - Summer Work Day
9am - 2pm
Aug 8 - Summer Work Day
9am - 2pm
There is currently a vacancy in the Treasurer position for the 2015/2016 school year. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your interest to
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