|It's Time to sign up for SES after school Tutoring. The application is on "Important Parent Information" page and it was sent home with the News flash this week. All students K-6 who receive free or reduced lunch are eligible.
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From the Principal
Congratulations to the 5/6 Girls
Basketball team. They took 1st
Place in the Johnson girls’ tournament this past weekend beating Westford 18-17
in OT. Members of the team are Mercedes
Adams, Allie Baraw, Madeline Benoit, Lydia Bourdeau, Emma Dubie, Brooke Harvey,
Hannah LaRock, Madison Moulton, Lyla Parot, Madison Perham, Emily Silviera, and
Savannah Staples. The girls are coached
by HPES alum Lacey Williams.
Sports for Life is in full swing! Our students have been enjoying going to the
mountain, ice skating, bowling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Below is a picture participating in ice skating
at the Stowe Arena.
6th Grade Parent Meeting
The next 6th grade
parent meeting will be on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm in the
Over the course of the school year, groups of musicians from HPES
have gone out into the community as part of music outreach. They perform for an audience that they may not
normally have during a school concert. In
turn, these new audience members learn about how great HPES is, the fun and
musical things we are learning in music classes, and are interested in trying
to attend a future music concert at our school!
During the holidays, Mrs. Raboin’s 3rd grade class
prepared a musical program of holiday favorites, made holiday decorations, and
visited the residents at The Manor in Morrisville. The students’ beautiful singing and artwork
were received with smiles, hugs, and many a “thank you” from the residents. There were even a few tears of joy. Thank you, Mrs. Raboin, Mrs. Clayton, and
students for sharing the joy of the season with members of the community!
Intermediate Band recently performed their third performance as
part of their Hyde Park Area tours this school year. They also visited the Manor and shared tunes
new and old with the residents. Their
renditions of songs by Mozart, Stephen Fostor, Beethoven, and others were
warmly received. Earlier in the year,
Intermediate Band performed at Hirsch Public Library, during the holiday
season, and for the Halloween Ghost Walk. Audience members all agree, these guys can
If you have a venue or special event, and would like music to be
one of the final touches, please contact Mrs. Clayton at email@example.com. Stay tuned for more
Musical Outreach events in the near future!
Music programs are now a part of
the HPES After-School Program! Mrs.
Clayton will be teaching after-school several days a week, with age-specific
programs (Grades K-6). If your child is already
enrolled in the After-School Program, you are all set. If not, paperwork is going home with students
who expressed interest. There will be
extra copies available in the Front Office, too. Programs start next week!
All the animals are partying
down on the farm, cheeping, baaing, oinking, and so on. So, what’s wrong with Madame Cow, anyway? Why won’t she moo? Join our musical camp “E-I-E-I-Oops!” and find
out! Performance Friday, February 27th,
Paperwork will be available next
week, and extras can be obtained from Mrs. Clayton or the Front Office. Early Bird Discounts available (through
February 6)! The sooner you register,
the better! Limited slots, so register soon!
From the Nurse
The State Department of Health web site is reporting widespread cases
of influenza in the state. Although it
takes approximately 2 weeks for the vaccine to protect you from the flu the CDC
is still recommending you get the vaccine if you haven’t already.
According to the VT Department of Health if you get the flu follow
these recommendations to help you get through it.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Drink plenty of liquids.
home from work or school to protect others from catching
your illness. We ask that students
stay home for 24 hours after their fever is down without fever reducing
medication. They also need to be
able to do their work without cough or fatigue interfering.
- Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze.
- Take medication to lessen
the symptoms of flu, but NEVER give aspirin to children or teenagers who
have flu-like symptoms, especially fever, without first checking with your
health care provider.
Although most of
us will fully recover in a week or two some people, adults as well as children,
will get a secondary infection that requires follow up with
your doctor. Look for these signs that
you should call your doctor.
High or prolonged fever
Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Not drinking enough fluids
Changes in mental state such as n ot
waking up or interacting; being so cranky that they don’t want to be held;
Flu-like symptoms that get better but
then return with fever and worse cough.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some
library news, so here’s the update. Our
kindergartners have started their unit about famous children’s authors. We have learned about Jan Brett, Dr. Seuss
and Tomie dePaola. The first through
fourth graders have been reading the Red Clover titles, and we are up to book
#6 already: Papa’s Mechanical Fish
by Candice Fleming. Students learned
about the use of sound words, or “onomatopoeia”. Activities included some interesting art
projects, vocabulary games and a look at the “engineering design process” while
brainstorming how to improve some old inventions. Lastly, I am very excited about the awesome
project that the fifth and sixth graders are working on… the Amazing Library Race. While completing this unit, students are
using a variety of library reference materials, along with the Dewey Decimal
System, reading call numbers, using the catalog system, and demonstrating their
knowledge of book genres. Ask them about
their team name and their progress!
Please hunt for overdue books and remember… keep reading!