Posted October 10th, 2013 by Mrs. Weiner
Greetings Hale Community!
We have quite a few updates for this week. We are excited to see you this week for conferences! Students are eager to share their goals for the year and their successes. Students and teachers have been working very hard! Thank you again for all of the support that you give as well. It is truly appreciated.
As previously mentioned, our PBIS goal for the month is for students to demonstrate the 3B’s during arrival and dismissal.This week, Mr. McCauley and I are reviewing expectations when students are transitioning from class to class.Students often travel during the day for subjects such as reading, math, accelerations, and specials.We have really enjoyed going into classrooms to teach and reteach the expectations during transition times! Students have all identified that a respectful, safe, and responsible transition time will allow for more time spent teaching and learning.They are correct! Students have really shown great improvements in this area as the year has progressed.We will continue to remind students of our monthly focus and reteach as needed.
Below are some tips we shared or will share later in the week with students in regards to transitions:
·Travel quietly in the hallways with safe hands
·Go directly to their destination without stopping
·Keep a neat and organized area, so they can gather all supplies and materials quickly
·Gather all materials needed before leaving their deskarea and their classroom
·Line-up and wait quietly outside of a classroom if the teacher is still finishing teaching
·Write down assignments and put away handouts in their folder/binder right away, so they are able to leave class on time
Walk/Bike to School Day
Along with the Village of Schaumburg, Nathan Hale will be participating in the Walk/Bike to School Day on Friday, October 18th. The intent of this day is to encourage parents and students to use this day as an opportunity to discuss safe walking or bicycling routes to and from school. We hope that this will be the first of many days our Nathan Hale Wolves will walk and bike safely to and from school.
As part of this morning, we will have Hale staff members outside to greet our students as they arrive to school. Police Officers will also be present at school this morning during arrival to hand out pencils to all of students for participating in this event.
Additionally, we would also like to take this time to include some important safety reminders when walking to and from school, from the Schaumburg Police Department:
- Review travel routes for children walking to school or the bus stop. Children should always walk with a brother, sister, neighbor, or friend.
- Remind Children to NEVER talk to strangers, go anywhere with them, or take anything from them.
- Have children memorize their phone number and address, even area code and zip code. If they have trouble remembering them, write them down and keep them in a safe place
Lastly, students should be reminded what to do in case they do not see their parent at dismissal. If a student does not get picked-up on time, staff will escort them back into the building, so we can call a parent. Please review with your child what they need to do in the rare event that you are running late or if they do not see you at dismissal time. It is always good to have a plan in advance, especially if you typically park off school grounds. Students can come back into the building to make calls if needed. We want to make sure they get home safely each day.
Please review the links included in this post in regards to information about planning for school closings due to weather or other emergencies School closing info and a District 54 Foundation Fundraiser at Potbelly on October 14th PotbellyInvite.
Please note that I will provide information in next week’s email about Halloween activities at Hale.
Thursday 10/10: Half Day – Conferences (Students dismissed at 11:40 and no school for kindergarteners)
Friday 10/11: No School – Conferences
Monday 10/14: No School – Columbus Day
Thursday 10/17: Donuts with Dad
I hope to see you at conferences. Have a fantastic long weekend!