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Hartland Lakes Elementary School

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3rd Grade Reading Bill

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!
 

Book Fair and Movie Night Links

"EAGLES Take Flight" Lessons to Continue for 2019-20!

In our Lakes Character Development Program, "Eagles Take Flight", we have been building an intentional culture and identity.  We Are Lakes!  We Are Strong!  This Is Our Best Year Ever!
 
Sensei has already taught his first two lessons of the year:
 
Lesson #1--"I always stand up for myself and others!"  (Lesson #1 Sheet for Home)
 
Lesson #2--"Every time I back away from a fear, my fears get bigger... but every time I power through a fear, I get bigger!"
 
Below is a link to a video of Sensei Larioza going over Lesson #2 with students as well as a flyer for a parent workshop where he will be speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 30.  I've also included a sheet that students will be bringing home on Thursday, Oct. 17 that briefly outlines Lesson #2:-"Every time I back away from a fear, my fears get bigger... but every time I power through a fear, I get bigger!"  Each month students will bring home a similar sheet that you can hang up to help reinforce our latest "Eagles Take Flight" lesson.
 
 
Sensei Video of Lesson #2: https://youtu.be/qlfb77YWrBI
 

LES Student-run Credit Union is open every Thursday!

We're so excited about the third year with our student-run LOC Federal Credit Union at Lakes!  Thank you so much to Ms. Stephanie Cole from LOC who is running this wonderful program! She has three awesome teams of 4th graders who will take turns running the credit union under her supervision.  The credit union is open every Thursday in the Lakes Cafeteria from 10-10:30 am starting on Sept. 19!
 
 
 

READING is so important! Cromaine Library Fall Programs!

Research shows how important it is for students to continue reading at home at least 20-30 minutes each night. I've attached some links to Cromaine Library and their fall programs for kids of all ages!
 
 
 

Attendance Protocol

I've attached a copy of our attendance protocol letter that I've sent regularly the past few years.  The entire Hartland district is continuing to make 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). Lake Elementary had 9% (53 students) of students chronically absent during the 2018-19 school year.  Nearly 500 student days were missed due to vacation days alone.   We hope to lower the number of students chronically absent for the upcoming year!  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.
 
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