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Valentine’s Day Party

As we wrapped up our party, one of the students asked, “Are we supposed to be sweating?” I responded, “I’m not sure, but I do know that we had a lot of fun…and we enjoyed a really good snack!”

Students unwrapped presents with oven mitts, blew Q-tips through straws at a bowl, and completed a variety of challenging relay races. They were also treated to yogurt parfait and opened Valentines from classmates.

Please watch the Animoto presentation below to get a glimpse of our celebration.

Thanks again to all of you who went above and beyond in giving your time, energy, and resources to make this celebration so special!  

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Snow Days Learning Challenge Update

We’ve gone from a typical Michigan snow day to extreme winter weather snow days.

Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  For each snow day, one student from each grade will win a $10 BARNES and NOBLE gift card.  

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

The class with the most SNOW DAY LEARNERS will win a PIZZA PARTY with the PRINCIPAL. This will be the accumulation of all learners who participate between Friday (1/25) and whenever we return.   SO FAR … we have 50% (285) of our students who have engaged in some sort of learning.  Let’s get it to 80%!!  WE CAN DO IT!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.  Or if you can’t get online, email the teacher and let him/her know what your child has done to learn.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Most importantly, stay safe and STAY INSIDE and stay warm!

Mrs. Reagan

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Did somebody say, “Pizza?”

snow-day-300x192We have another SNOW DAY today.  Please encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND, AN EXTRA SPECIAL INCENTIVE:

Mrs. Reagan will throw a pizza party for the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   She will look at who has participated over all the snow days (last Friday, today …. and maybe other days this week) and the class with the most students who participate will get a PRINCIPAL PIZZA PARTY!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead — or email me, the teacher!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!
 

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A quick look back…

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…at our classroom party.

“Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Hey!”

Well, I don’t know about that, but we did have a lot of fun celebrating in room 304! The students did an amazing job of planning and enjoying our Christmas party! Some created colorful pages, while others played games. Everyone drank hot chocolate…and stirred up some slime! 

Parents, you went above and beyond in donating what we needed to make this celebration special! You also went above and beyond in the gifts you so generously gave and the notes that you and/or your son/daughter so thoughtfully wrote. Thanks again!

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The Hudsonville Community benefitted…

…and we went bowling because of your generosity!

Excitement for the opportunity to help others grew quickly as the PE teachers announced that the PE CARES Food Drive would begin. Some students bought food items using their own money. Other students collected food items from their neighbors. Families worked together to gather food from their pantries or road trip to the local grocery stores. 

In the end, over 400 food items were collected by the students and families from our classroom. These donations were added to all of the food items gathered by the other classrooms in our school and were distributed by LOVE Inc.

Thank you for making this food drive a HUGE success! 🙂

Check out the slideshow of our bowling bash…

As you can see, it was a LOT of fun…thanks again! 🙂

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