I hope each of you enjoyed a restful holiday weekend. We are thankful to work with your children each and every day and look forward to having them back in classes today. The days between now and Winter Break will move swiftly. Please be aware of the following upcoming dates:
- November 30 – December 4: Annual Food Drive
- November 30 – December 4: Interims come home.
- December 1 & 3: Peter Pan auditions are open to all middle-school students.
- December 2 @ 8:00: Parenting Your Middle-School Student will be held in the Media Center. Join our middle-school counselor, Ms. Warren, and our school psychologist, Ms. Tomaino, for some effective strategies to support your child’s success both in and out of school.
- December 17 @ 6:30: Band Concert
- December 18: Spelling Bee and Early-Release
Our middle-school students are enjoying another club. Students interested in the Book Club should see Mrs. Freeze in the Media Center. We have collected students’ interests through a survey and are creating clubs based on their interests. A Film Club will begin second semester as will National Honor Society, and we are working on some others. We’ll keep you posted as they begin!
Hilburn Academy will host an Open House on Wednesday, January 6th. 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.
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 #5: Get Involved.
Ask your child questions each week about the current book he is reading. Try to ask questions that require more than a one-word or short answer. When your child sees your interest in his reading life, he will be more invested as well.
Literacy Tip #6: Hold Your Child Accountable.
Check in with your child at least twice a month about where he is in reaching his larger reading goals. Have him keep a book log and genre checklist where it is easy to see. If you are reading too, keep your book log and genre checklist in the same place. Don’t like to keep a paper copy of your book log? Use Goodreads to keep a list of books you’ve read and books you’d like to read.
Have a great week!