Attached below is an informative HCS document on the new State of Michigan 3rd Grade Reading Law and a number of other helpful links, resources, and suggestions. As always, please contact Principal Howerton with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
The link below is to the Google form if parents would like to share input for staff as we begin our placement process for the 2018-19 school year. Parents have until Tuesday, May 1 to complete this form.
Information will be coming home this Friday (April 6) about our Hartland Strong for Mott Fundraiser! Mr. Conway has been sending out some information to parents and spoke with each P.E. class this week about our efforts to raise funds for the Mott Pediatric Cancer Center at U of M.
Over the past few weeks I have been emailing that "It" is coming and what is "It". This week in class, I have had the opportunity to reveal what "It" is to our students. "It" is our first ever "Superhero cape out!" What is a cape out? Similar to sporting events teams often have a "white out" or "maize out" where everyone in the stadium or arena wears one color in support of their team. We are planning on having a "Cape out: on Thursday, April 26th, during our Jump Rope for Mott Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cancer Unit event and again the following week on May 3rd during our Mott Superhero reward assembly for the students hard work. This also fits in perfect with our Lakes families and E.A.G.L.E.S. curriculum being incorporated throughout our district (Empathy, Achievement, Grit, Link, Empower and Serve).
Why Superhero capes?
C.S. Mott's Children's Hospital theme is "All children are superheroes"
We will be wearing capes in HONOR and SUPPORT of all children past and present whom have spent time being treated there.
Capes are $8.00 apiece with proceeds going to Mott.
Please see the yellow order form attached to the packet your child will be bringing home from school today. Capes will be handed out when your child comes to PE class. Capes have a Velcro attachment at the neck, are reversible and masks ARE NOT included. They are more than welcome to decorate their cape if they choose!! If your child owns a cape at home they can wear that as well, however please, NO MASKS.
Click "SELECT TEAM" : Make sure you select LAKES ELEMENTARY!!
Click "SELECT TEAM MEMBER" They will give you an option to join the team before you donate, you can create a page/link for your child, OR just click "CS MOTT Children's HOSPITAL" either way the $$$ goes to Mott. You will also see my name listed there. I chose to make my own page so I can Facebook and e-mail people directly. Choice is yours.
Fill in "WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE STUDENT YOU ARE SPONSORING" This is important so students get credit for donations. If you have friends and family donate online, we want your kids to get credit.
Any student who gets a donation will receive a Mott Children's Hospital wristband.
Any student raising $50 or more will receive a Hartland Strong/Mott t-shirt. (There is a place on your donation envelope to mark shirt size.)
Both of these items will be distributed a couple of weeks AFTER the event!
Mr. Howerton has put a link of the power point we showed students this week in class on our Lakes web page. I did not present this to our JK/K blended classes, however we did discuss the superhero capes and event. We will continue to add information and discuss this event in class with all students leading up to our event.
Superhero Assembly May 3rd.
Our annual thank you assembly for the students hard work fundraising is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd. During this assembly we will induct 2 Mott superhero into our Wall of Fame. We have some "Minute to win it" type games the staff will participate in as well as some other surprises. FREE giveaways (Jump Ropes, copies of Mr. Eaton's books, Lunch with Mr. Conway, Lunch with Principal Howerton, etc..) where all students are entered and winners are randomly drawn by our office staff Ms. Gayle and Mrs. Nemecek. Again, children can wear their capes to this assembly!
Last year we raised a Lakes school record of $26,212 for the American Heart Association.
We have set different tiers of incentives for the students based on how much we have raise. We are putting the finishing touches on them, I will email them out next week!!
As always, thank you for your support!!
I've attached a copy of our attendance protocol letter that I sent out with our back to school letters in August. The entire Hartland district is making a greater focused and committed effort to work with our parents and community to combat chronic student absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student missing 15 days per year (excused or unexcused) or 10% of school days (approximately 18 days). When I speak about absenteeism, I also include in that excessive tardies (arriving late/leaving early). Please read the attachment which outlines the steps our district is taking to help curb chronic absenteeism. Please contact Principal Howerton with any questions or concerns.