Weekly Pirate News from the desk of Mr. Schlatter (Apr 11th)

Weekly Pirate News from the desk of Mr. Schlatter (Apr 11th)

Hi everyone,

                I hope everyone is having a good week. It’s sure nice to see some warmer temperatures and some sun. In this week’s newsletter, there are some schedule pieces that you’ll want to pay attention to. This is particularly true if you are a parent of a kindergartener. So please check things out and have a great week :0)                                    

Mr. Schlatter

SHIVER ME TIMBERS Variety Show Tryouts
Try-outs for the PTO’s Shiver Me Timbers Variety Show will be held this Friday, April 11th from 3:10 to 5:30 in the Middle School auditorium. It is important that all acts that want to participate in the show attend tryouts.

Spring Picture Proofs are In
Students are bringing home their spring picture proofs along with the details on how to place an order. Check them out. If you like them, there are two ways to order. First, you could fill out the paper order form and return it to the school with payment. Or second, you could order on-line. The details for on-line ordering are included in the packet your child brought home. Life Touch will be around on April 22nd and April 28th to pick up the orders.

One Last Reminder- Kindergarten Dental Records Needed by April 15th
A final reminder that by April 15th, Mrs. Brandhorst is asking that all kindergarten students in this year’s class return their dental screening forms. 

Wearing Purple
On Tuesday, April 15th, the K – 6 students and staff will be asked to wear purple to support the military families of our community. Each year, military families face the possibility that a loved one might have to leave for an assignment. Therefore to show our support and appreciation, we are going to break out the purple:0) It’s the least we can do!

Kindergarten Trip TO GBPAC
On Tuesday, April 15th, the kindergarten will be taking a little bus trip to Gallagher Bluedorn to watch the play “Five Little Monkeys”. The play will be begin at 10:00 and it should be a lot of fun:0)

School Bank Open
On Wednesday, April 16th, the school bank will be open at 8:15. So any students participating in that program, may make their deposits:0)

Reminder- No Regular Kindergarten on Wednesday, April 16th 
Remember that due to our Incoming Kindergarten Roundup Student Day, there WILL NOT be school on Wednesday, April 16th for this year’s kindergartners. Therefore kindergarten parents, please plan accordingly. Thank you.

Kindergarten Roundup Student Day- April 16th
On Wednesday, April 16th, our doors will open to 44 new faces as we welcome in the 2014-15 kindergarteners for a morning of exploration. Our guests will be checking in at 8:30 and leaving at 11:00.

Early Out- 1:30 Dismissal on Wednesday
A reminder that students will be getting out early (1:30) on Wednesday, April 16th. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

On Wednesday, general education staff will be working in their grade level or special area Professional Learning Communities for the first hour of the afternoon.  During the second hour, different groups will be working on different things such as MAP proctoring, kindergarten roundup and envision math packets.

No School on April 18th
Just wanted to send a quick calendar reminder that there WILL NOT be school for the Hudson students on April 18th. So please plan accordingly.       

SHIVER ME TIMBERS Variety Show Dates to Remember
Here are a couple of important dates to remember for the upcoming PTO’s Shiver Me Timbers Variety Show.

  • Dress Rehearsal Thursday, May 1st, 2014 from 3:10 to 5:30 in the High School Auditorium for all acts that are participating in the show.
  • Variety Show Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 6:30 in the High School Auditorium

Still Looking for Para-Associate Subs
We are still looking for people who are willing to substitute for our Para-Associates. This would include working with the special education teachers, working 1 on 1 with a student(s), assisting teachers, possible recess duty. If you would be interested or have any questions, please call Mrs. Kelly at 319-988-3239 ext 300.

Keep SchoolStore.com in Mind
Keep SchoolStore.com in mind when you’re doing your on-line shopping.  SchoolStore.com is a fund-raising program in which you use a specific link when ordering online from over 200 vendors including Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Best Buy and many more. This program is a great financial support to our school as it runs all year long and doesn’t require you to do much outside of purchasing your items. If you have any questions about this program, contact the PTO or the elementary office. Thank you for your help:0)

Keep Working on being a Collaborative Worker
A reminder that this month’s Learner Performance Goal is Collaborative Workers. A collaborative worker is someone who likes to be good team members that get along with the people they are working with. Because of this, collaborative workers possess good conflict management skills and a commitment to following the rules of the group that they are working with. Collaborative workers also understand the importance of supporting the group decisions. As with our other LPGs, it is our hope that all of our students strive to become collaborative workers:0)

Four Missed Days Have Been Added to the End of the School Calendar
A reminder that we have four (4) days to make up for the 2013-14 school year. These days have been added to the end of the school year (May 22nd, May 23rd, May 27th and May 28th). As before, any additional missed days will continue to be added to the end of the school year. 

Hudson Community School’s Core Purpose
 “We create effective learning environments that result in success for all students.”