March 2020

March 2020
Posted on 03/11/2020
Dear Families & Friends,

Welcome to March - a month in which we celebrate reading...and SO much more! We hope that you enjoyed a restful vacation week and are ready for what sometimes feels like the sprint to the finish! March reminds us of many things, from the arrival of spring to the end of the 2nd trimester, signs start to pop up that each moment is precious as we work to accomplish our goals at school.

March happenings include:
❖ Read Across America celebration - guest readers were welcomed into the Library where they shared favorite selections with each class
❖ March 13 - We Love our Custodians Day
❖ March 17 - End of 2nd Trimester
❖ March 16 through 18 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair
❖ March 18 - HGS Family STEM Night
     ➢ Session 1 - 6:15 - 6:45
     ➢ Session 2 - 7 - 7:30
❖ March 20 - First day of SPRING!
❖ March 26 - BINGO Family Fun Night 5-7PM
❖ March 27 - No School - Teacher Workshop Day
❖ March 30 - Report Cards available in PowerSchool portal
❖ April 1 - Report Cards sent him

Our word of the month for March is Patience. Over the course of the month, classroom lessons, discussions, and quotes of the day will examine patience - what it means, why it’s important, and how we can develop the ability to be patient with ourselves, with others, and with our surroundings. If you would like to learn more about fostering patience at home, this article is helpful:
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_your_kids_be_a_little_more_patient

Some fun books to share and read together on the topic of patience include:
Are we There Yet? by Dan Santat
Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems
Remy the Rhino Learns Patience by Andy McGuire
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead



We hope that you find time this month to enjoy the increasing daylight, to share a good book, and to learn and grow together! Thank you for being an important part of your child’s educational journey.

Until next time,

Lois Connors, Principal Sarah Muncey, Assistant Principal

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