Hello Hawks! THANK YOU for helping to meet our parent survey goal of 20%. Currently, we have 164 parent surveys completed. 3-5 students will take the survey in March through their computer day. I’m working on getting the K-2 survey up so they can have a voice too. The staff survey window will be open March 1st-31st. Your responses are anonymous and your honest opinion is appreciated as we work together to remain the top performing elementary school in the district! We need 16 more parent surveys to be completed…. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!! The students will thank you when we spin the Wheel of Doom and it lands on an extra hour of recess!!
March is a short month for the number of days students are in attendance, but we’ll continue to challenge them in their learning when we are in session! We’ll celebrate being college and career ready on Friday, March 3rd by wearing our college shirt. The end of the 3rd 9 weeks is Thursday, March 9th and it’s dress down day for $1.
Testing season began on February 27th when 4th and 5th graders took FSA Writes and continues after spring break when 3rd graders will take a paper-pencil FSA ELA test. We began having our students sharing testing tips on the morning announcements. We call the segment FSA Friday. This will continue through April. The bulk of the testing season will be computer based. This is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade FSA Math and 4th and 5th grade FSA ELA. That testing window opens April 10th. Teachers have worked hard to prepare students for success. This is simply the day that students get to show what they know and be the "HAWK-STARS" we know they are!
Spring break begins Friday, March 10th – Friday, March 17th. Students return Monday, March 20th for the 4th 9 weeks…wow, time flies by when you’re learning!! I wish everyone a "hawk-some" time away from school!! To encourage our students to read over the break we are having a reading challenge, HTE Reads A-Z, March 6th-April 2nd. Students will be given a bingo type card to fill in letters of the alphabet as they read different books. We’re asking K-2 students to read 12 books and 3-5 students to read 9 books. Students that return a completed bingo card will play bingo with me on Wednesday, April 12th. We love to read at HTE!!
Don’t forget Wednesday, March 1st is not an early release day so dismissal is 3:45.
The students of HTE have read over 11,400 MyOn books as of February 28th. When we reach 12,000 we’ll spin the Wheel of Doom. I anticipate this happening before spring break. Considering I’ve already eaten crickets, I’m not scared of anything else on the wheel! I hope it lands on smashing cake in my face…"hawk-licious!"
Have a "HAWK-CREDIBLE" spring break!!
HAWKS SOAR...high levels of learning!
Karen Vislocky, Ed.D