by Mrs. Godtland September 2, 2014
"When the best and the brightest come together, the possibilities are endless."
The staff and administration participated in some staff development on Friday where we discussed professionalism in teaching, began creating curriculum maps for the year, and defined student behavioral expectations.
Every week, the students and staff will participate in Monday Morning Meeting. All parents are invited to attend. The meeting will be held on the playground and begin promptly at 8:10. During these meetings, we will discuss such topics as our Be Rules, our theme of Teamwork for the year, and other character traits. If there is a Monday holiday, there will not be a meeting with the exception of the first day of school. We hope to see you there!
Please review the arrival and dismissal procedures and parking rules in the Parent/Student Handbook. It will likely be very crowded these first few days. Please be patient with each other. Additionally, students and parents MUST USE THE CROSSWALK to cross the parking lot. This is for the safety and well-being of everyone, and we appreciate your support.
First Day of School Packets:On Tuesday, your students will come home with a first day packet for you to read, sign, and return. Most of the documents are available on our website for your review. Please be sure to take the time to review pertinent information with your students. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.
Governance Council Meeting:
The next Governance Council Meeting is on Thursday, September 4 at 6 pm at HRPA. The agenda is here for you review.
Join us for Back-to-School night on Wednesday, September 10th. At 6:30 pm, we will all meet on the playground for some quick announcements. Then, there will be two sessions with the classroom teachers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and ask your student's teacher specific questions. PTO will be on hand for spirit wear sales and volunteer sign-ups. LiveScan will be on hand for fingerprinting, as well.
All volunteers need to have fingerprints on file with the district. If you are new to HRPA or didn’t get yours done last year, you will need to have this done in order to volunteer. We will have a representative from LiveScan on site at Back to School night on September 10 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. There is a $42 charge and LiveScan accepts cash or checks. Please make sure you have a valid ID and the LiveScan form with you.
First Grade/Middle School Spots Available:
Do you know anyone that is desperate to attend HRPA?? We've had some turnover, and now have a few spots available in first grade and 7th/8th grade. If you refer someone AND they enroll, you can earn 5 volunteer hours. So, get out there and spread the word about what an awesome school this is!
We are in a need of some copying, cutting, and collating for our safety binders. If you have a few hours, we will keep you busy!
If you have time between 11:30 and 1:30, we can always use help supervising the students at lunch and on the playground. Please speak to Sheri to get signed up.
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!
Mark you calendars for September 27th! We will be holding an e-Waste drive at both campuses. This is a great time to get rid of that old electronic equipment that is taking up space AND raise money for the school. More details to come!
Game Plan for the Week
Sept 1 - No School
Sept 2 - First Day of Class, 8:10 am
Sept 3 - School Day
Sept 4 - School Day
Gov. Council Mtg., 6:00 pm
Sept 5 - Independent Study Day
Sept 8 - School Day
Sept 9 - School Day
Sept 10 - PTO Meeting, 5:30 pm
Back to School, 6:30 pm
Sept 11 - School Day
Sept 12 - Independent Study Day
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6th/7th/8th Supply List 2014-2015
Don't forget to join us on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30 pm for the PTO meeting.
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. All students will receive a Sprint for Success t-shirt as well. Click here for the t-shirt order form.
It's not too late to sign up for enrichment activities. If your student is interested in computer science, French, or even Legos, check out all the great options. Click here for more details.