December 2020

Posted on 12/07/2020

December 2020

Dear Families & Friends,

December is cold. December is dark. December is chilly. But here at HGS December is also full of warmth, excitement, learning, and community! Whether we are together physically or virtually, students continue on their educational journeys guided by teachers and staff who foster independence and perseverance while building skills and knowledge for success.
Looking back on November, notable moments included:
★ Veterans Day recognition
○ Wall of Honor - thank you for sharing your photos and bricks so that we could recognize the service of family members and loved ones who have served
○ Veterans Day Parade - our first ever reverse parade for Veterans in our community was an inspiring event for all
★ Parent Teacher Conferences - two nights of conferences allowed teachers and guardians to make meaningful connections. Thank you, PTO, for the generous and tasty meals to keep us going.
★ STEM activities - Mr. Griffus challenged each class to get their gears turning with hands-on STEM lessons and activities.
Dates to remember for December include:
★ 12/9 - grades close for Trimester 1
★ 12/17 - Report Cards are posted in portal
★ 12/23 - first day of Winter Break/no School

Our word of the month for December is mindfulness.  Lessons and quotes this month will teach students what mindfulness is, why it is important to be mindful, and strategies to help with being present and attentive to what is going on with our minds, our bodies, and our emotions. 

In the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we look forward to the time we spend teaching your children and learning together.  Routines are a key part of success, especially when students are learning at home.  We wish you and your families a happy December to enjoy time together and the little moments that, when we all look back, turn out to be the ones that matter the most. 

Until next time,

Sarah Muncey   Karen Ferrante
Interim Principal           Interim Assistant Principal

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