Thank you for participating in our Annual Food Drive. We met our goal of 700 cans, collecting 727, and a team delivered them Saturday morning. This week, we are looking forward to the Book Fair, which will be open each day. Please be aware of when your students will have the opportunity to visit and purchase books. Please also note that Thursday’s extended hours have been cancelled. Two important December dates remain:
- December 17 @ 6:30: Band Concert
- December 18: Spelling Bee and Early-Release
Hilburn Academy will host an Open House on Wednesday, January 6th, at 5:00. Fifth-Grade Parents, please mark your calendars to join us that evening and scope out our middle-school offerings. We ask that you all help us market ourselves by sharing this date with interested friends and neighbors.
Our middle-school students will have two new club opportunities this week, Principal’s Advisory and Yearbook. Applications for the Principal’s Advisory Club will be released today and are due next Thursday, December 17. Students interested in the Yearbook Club will see a sign up outside Ms. Boop’s door.
We remain committed to the goal that all of our Hilburn Hawks will read at or above grade level and enjoy the reading they do. Hopefully, you and your student(s) will find some time to read together when at home this week.
Literacy Tip #7: Organize a “To Read” Shelf.
Find a space on a bookshelf in your home and make it your child’s “To Read” shelf. Any time your child finds a book he would like to read, have him put it on this shelf. That way, he always has a few choices when he finishes the book he is reading. This eliminates the complaint of “I don’t know what to read next.”
Literacy Tip #8: Buy a Book.
Buying a new book is always a great way to get kids more excited about reading because owning your own books is a very special thing. There are lots of great options for lower-priced books: thrift stores, Amazon, Ollies Bargain Outlet and more. At these places you can find books from 50 cents to a few dollars.
Have a great week!