Hamilton Heights Elementary School Newsletter
February 19, 2010 Principal - Mrs. Heather Gorgas
Principal’s News Assistant Principal – Mr. Mike Hilton
Dear HHES Families,
Wow! This has been a busy few
weeks for HHES. Where do I begin? Power School Parent Portal:
Our teachers have the
First, we have successfully moved opportunity to run a report to
from the south side of the building see how many of you are
involved in our parent portal
to the north side! Many thanks and
Upcoming Events kudos go out to Mr. Hilton, our
to look at grades.
Remember, this is an
custodial staff and teachers for opportunity for you to check
February 23 - Fourth pulling together to get the work your child’s grades weekly.
grade Dental Health done! I was awed at the teamwork This is an important
Program and dedication by all involved. Let’s communication tool we use at
not forget a huge thank you to the HHES. If you need help
February 25 – K-Kids
accessing the Power School
meeting families who came to help the
teachers move as well! Parent Portal please contact
March 2 – Dr. Seuss Mrs. Etchison in our office!
Day Second, our NCA visit is completed
Make sure to visit our HHES
March 10 – Market day and the recommendation of our site:
pick up 6:30 – 7:30 pm review team is that HHES be http://sites.google.com/site/h
March 11 – K-Kids accredited for another cycle. This heshappenings/
meeting means a lot to us as we work so hard
toward being a better school each
March 12 – Flex day
and every day. It was rewarding to
cancelled due to snow
have a team of educators who are
day on January 21st
not affiliated with our school
March 17 – Spring recognize all our hard work.
March 19 – End of the Finally, we have had many school
third nine weeks cancellations and delays due to this
March 26 – High winter weather. Thanks for being
School Band flexible with us as we adjust our
performance schedules and calendars. Due to the
cancellations the students will now
March 26 – Report have school on June 4th, 7th, and 8th.
cards go home The updated corporation calendar is
posted on our website.
Elementary School Heather M. Gorgas
25150 SR 19 Principal
P.O. Box 400
Arcadia, IN 46030
Fax: Mission Statement
(317) 985-3540 Hamilton Heights Elementary, with family and community, provides a safe and
comprehensive learning environment, which encourages all students to attain their fullest
We’re on the Web! potential as they take pride in becoming responsible, respectful, and productive
http://hhsc.k12.in.us lifelong learns.
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Nurse’s Corner Literacy Links Art, Music, Physical
February is Children’s Surfing Safely with Children
Dental Health Month! Consider the following questions:
- Where do you go when you want to
find to discover the origins of Groundhog Day? P.E.
Good Oral health goes a long way - Where do you go when you want to In Elementary Physical Education, 5th
find the climate information related to your graders are continuing their Inline
for the body, mind and spirit. Poor city for the last ten years? Skating unit in between the snow and
oral health can cause chronic pain - What do you do when your child ask
delays and 3rd and 4th graders have
you to name the moons of Jupiter? Though
and illness, which can impact a we can find the answers to these questions in begun a daily jump rope routine in
student’s ability to concentrate in different books, all of the questions can be addition to their regular fitness
class and can cause absenteeism. If answered in a few seconds with a few activities.
left untreated, poor dental health keystrokes on the Internet.
can even cause social isolation. The Internet is a wonderful tool for locating All three grade levels will soon be
information. It provides the latest research on starting their 2010 Art Show projects.
an endless number of topics. With the This year we are having the Art Show on
Dentist, Dr. Shields, will be advancement of technology children may Thursday, May 6th. We will still hold the
speaking to our fourth graders on begin using the Internet for finding answers show in conjunction with the Young
and information as early as Kindergarten.
February 23rd. Unfortunately, the Internet can be a
Author unveiling. All students will have
dangerous place for young children a project in the art show, and this year
researching on their own. Care must be taken it will be held in the gym. Students will
to train children to research safety and each create an individual masterpiece.
effectively. One way to protect your child Artwork will be framed and showcased
Hamilton Heights from the perils of Internet surfing is to at the show. Parents will have the
Educational Foundation bookmark sites being visited ahead of time. option to purchase the frame package.
You may bookmark and categorize many safe Art supplies and craft items will also be
Partners with GFS sites for your child on the following Web site:
available for purchase. The company
www.ikeepbookmarks.com This site is easy to
Marketplace navigate and simple to use. If you choose to that is helping to host this event is
allow your child to search the Internet freely, called KidsArt Fairs. Check it out at
be sure to use human-filtered sites. Some www.kidsartfairs.com. Third graders
The Hamilton Heights Education sites say they are filtered, but they may have will be creating rain forest frogs, 4th
Foundation (HHEF) has partnered inappropriate pop-ups because they were graders will be creating rainbow fish,
with GFS Marketplace stores to filtered by a computer program. Below are a and 5th graders will be creating
few kid-friendly research engines for children monochromatic zebras, tigers, giraffes,
give area residents the opportunity to use.
to support Hamilton Heights just by or cheetahs.
shopping for their groceries. Yahooligans! Music
www.yahooligans.com All of our students at the Elementary
Through the company’s ‘Fun enjoyed a delightful day with Anderson
Ask Jeeves for Kids
http://www.ajkids.com/ University’s Jazz Ensemble on February
Funds’ program, individuals can 18, 2009. Under the direction of John
sign up for a free, membership card Huntoon, professor at AU, our students
indicating the organization they were entertained with great music,
want to support. As a Fun Funds stories and instruments. We appreciate
KidsClick our very own John Huntoon who has a
member, individuals can earn
http://www.kidsclick.org/ child who attends Heights schools.
rebates for their school with each Thank you, John for the wonderful day
purchase, and receive exclusive you and your students provided our
coupons and specials. Sign up takes students!
less than a minute and cards can be
used at every GFS location. Mark your calendars for
On The Road To
For more information contact:
April 30 and May 1st!
These are the dates of our 5 grade
Jane Hunter, Executive Director musical – Seussical Jr. Try-outs are this
Hamilton North Chamber of Jared Holder has read 50 books!
week and practices are scheduled for
Commerce Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to
The following students have read
Race Director/Cicero Triathlon 5:00. Dismissal will be on time at 5:00
75 books and will be attending our
(317) 984-4079 so please plan to pick up your child from
principal pizza luncheon; Katie
jane@HamiltonNorthChamber.com the back doors. Please stay in your
Feltner, Hannah Schafer, Jaydn
vehicle and we will send the students
Lutz, Tony Harden, Chris Overby,
out to you. Any questions please feel
Grace Roberts, Trent Stanley and
free to e-mail or call Mrs. Carley or Mrs.