Weekly Pirate News from the desk of Mr. Schlatter (April 22nd)

Weekly Pirate News from the desk of Mr. Schlatter (Apr 22nd)

Hi everyone,

                I hope everyone is having a good week. It is hard to believe that April is almost gone. As the year winds down, please continue to encourage your child to stay in “learning” mode.  With only 27 days of school left, we still have a lot to learning to do:0)

                To close, I’m going to end with some elementary humor: Why did the Pilgrims like April so much? Because,  April showers brought “Mayflowers”. Enjoy and have a great week:0)  

Mr. Schlatter

Are You Ordering Spring Pictures?
Students have brought home their spring picture proofs along with the details on how to place an order. Hopefully, you’ve checked them out. If you liked 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 were included in the packet your child brought home.

*** Life Touch will be around on April 22nd and April 28th to pick up the orders.

Practice Tornado Drill
On Tuesday, April 22nd, the K-6 students will be practicing a tornado drill at 9:20. With the unpredictability of spring weather in Iowa, these drills are important. One point of interest for parents to remember is that our building will be locked if we were ever to go into a real tornado crisis. Therefore, people will not have access into the building until the weather crisis is over.

*** Tornado drills are something you might want to consider doing at home too. A little time spent on the front end of safety, might save a life.

School Bank Open
On Wednesday, April 23rd, the school bank will be open at 8:15. So any students participating in that program, may make their deposits:0)

Early Out- 1:30 Dismissal on Wednesday
A reminder that students will be getting out early (1:30) on Wednesday, April 23rd. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

On Wednesday, general education staff will be taking a trip to Nashua to visit with their staff about the Journeys– English/Language Arts series. This is one of the ELA series that we are looking at for adopting next year.

Art It Forward
On Thursday, April 24th, Mrs. McNeal’s Art It Forward students will be meeting at 3:05 in the art room.

1st and 2nd Grade Musical Informance
On Thursday, April 24th, the first and second grade students will be showcasing the things they have been learning in Mrs. Barry’s music class during a 7:00 musical informance which will be held in the high school auditorium. During this informance, audience members will get a glimpse into the vocal and instrumental skills that our first and second grade students have developed this year. So plan on joining us:0) 

Key Assembly on Individual Problem Solver-– Arbor Day
On Friday, April 25th, the K-6 students will be having a key assembly. During this assembly, students will be introduced to the Learner Performance Goal of Individual Problem Solver. An Individual Problem Solver is someone who attacks a problem in a systematic manner which focuses on identifying the problem, focuses on asking relevant questions and then gathering information, focuses on coming up with possible solutions and then choosing which one they want to try and focuses on reflecting on the solution they chose to see if it is working or not.

During this assembly, students will also be treated to a presentation on Arbor Day by our TAG students. As the latest news has reminded us, trees are important; and when we lose them, it makes a difference in our world.

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)

Back to School Project
The Northeast Iowa Food Bank is offering a service to families, with students in grades K-8, that might need assistance with school supplies for the 2014-15 school year. If you would like to know more about this project, contact the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. (Ruth Orth – 319-240-7470 or RNLComp@mchsi.com).

*** Registration for the Back to School Project runs from June 23rd to August 1st.

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.”