Happening Next Week:
- Animal Adoptions through 10/20 – The beloved Hacienda tradition of “adopting” an animal. See below for details
- Science Camp Fundraiser, 9/26 – 10/17– Charleston Wrap Fundraiser for all grade levels. See below for details
- Tuesday, 9/27, 11:00am until 9:00pm – Dinner Night Out with Bogey’s Pizza and Yogurtland. See below for details
- Tuesday, 9/27 – Fun Bucks Store. See below for details
- Thursday, 9/29, 9:00am until 9:45am – Project Cornerstone meeting in the cafeteria. We will check in on the first readings- how are they going?? And take a look at the second set of books: My Secret Bully and Join in and Play. For more information about Project Cornerstone contact Catherine Lavin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friday, 9/30 – Articles for the October Newsletter are due. See below for details
- Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities – See below for information on volunteer opportunities throughout the school
Hello from your Art Vistas team! We are still looking for donated calendar pages and/or magazine pictures of fruit, flowers, people and animals for our upcoming lessons. If you happen to have these goods, please drop them in the labeled box in the art supply area located in the first room, just past the nurse’s office, on the right. Please know that anything you donate is always very much appreciated. Thank you! “Sprouts” Classroom Docents and Helpers are needed! Several of our classrooms do not have a Docent to deliver the 6x 1-hour lessons throughout the year. If you have 1 ½ hours during the day either mornings or afternoons available, please consider being a Docent for your child’s class. Each leveled, themed, objective-based lesson comes with a predefined lesson plan, presentation materials, and materials ready-to-go. Here are the classrooms still needing Docent(s): 1st Grade: Roth Escalante 4th Grade: Nance Young ** 5th Grade: Co-Docents (1-2 needed) for AM session Thursday, 10/13/2016 Co-Docents (1-2 needed) for PM session Thursday, 10/13/2016** All 5th grade Sprouts sessions are slated for Thursdays with Granado and Masterson in AM, and Roberts, Roberts and Bjorngjeld in the PM. Signup flyers are available in the Faculty Dining Room (FDR) next to the HIPS box. After filling out the form, please return to your teacher or to the “Sprouts” envelope in the HIPS box. See below for more details. Thank you for considering volunteering for this program!
Hacienda’s beloved science animals (including our own Hacienda Homestead Chickens) are now available for adoption! The animal adoption program helps defray the cost of caring for the school’s animals, and supports our science department. Students in grades K-5 may “adopt” an animal for the school year by donating any amount toward its care. The animals stay at school, but students who adopt enjoy special opportunities and tokens of appreciation: · A photo with their adopted animal· A sign posted on the animal’s habitat with the name of the student(s) who adopted it· Special animal holding opportunities· The student’s name will appear on a special animal poster in the science lab Look for the flyer in your child’s Thursday folder. Forms and donations may be given to your child’s teacher or dropped in the HIPS box in the animal adoption folder. Additional flyers are available in the front office. Questions? Please contact Rebecca Rountree (email@example.com) or Laura Prijatel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Fun Bucks Store is Tuesday, September 27th
Bring your Fun Bucks to school on Tuesday, September 27th and shop the Fun Bucks Store! Kindergarten shop 10:15 – 10:304-5 grade shop 10:55 – 11:051, 2, 3 grade shop 11:05 – 11:15Parent volunteers are needed to help set up and sell at the Fun Buck Store 10AM – 11:30. If you can help, please contact Doreen Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.FUN BUCKS STORE DONATIONS: If you have toys, stuffed animals or books (in good shape) to donate to the Fun Bucks Store, please drop them in the “FUN BUCKS STORE” box located in the HIPS area of the Faculty Dining Room. We could also use donations of small toy, school or jewelry items that are small enough to place inside of plastic Easter Eggs.
Dinner Night Out (DNO)
On Tuesday September 27th Hacienda will have a combo fundraiser with Bogey’s and Yogurtland on Almaden Expressway. Take the night off from cooking and enjoy some time with our Hacienda community. Flyers went home in the Thursday folders yesterday. You need to bring the flyer with you to both Bogey’s and Yogurtland. If you need a flyer, you can pick one up in the office or see the attached flyer. Hope to see you there.
Fall Festival is Friday, October 28th
Have you marked your calendar yet? Friday October 28th. We still NEED a Volunteer Coordinator and Prize Redemption Manager! Please contact Michelle Scripoch or Melissa Belur ASAP HaciendaFallFestiv email@example.com
9/18 Outdoor Workday #2 – “Sprouts” Tasks Completed: A HUGE “Thank You” goes to the parents and their kids who continued the grueling work of preparing garden beds started at the Outdoor Workday #1 on 8/27. Turning the hardpan clay from the bottom to mix with compost, sand, and silty loam at the top to produce useable soil requires tenacity and physicality. For that, THANK YOU !! It was wonderful to see kids and parents working together in the Outdoor Classroom and the Primary Grade/Kindergarten garden beds. All were working towards a common goal, preparing the garden beds to benefit ALL of our Hacienda students. Having another 7 garden beds ready to go, means we can get started with the Sprouts lessons. The remaining garden bed preparation effort will finish in between over the next couple of weeks. If you are able and willing to help with turning the remaining garden beds over the next couple of weeks, please contact: Heather Stenshamn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation/Lesson #1 Training Completed! Thank you to all the Docents, Helpers, and Waterers who attended our Orientation/Training sessions. We had a great turnout. All the updated lessons will be posted on the “Sprouts” Shutterfly site this weekend. We have incorporated in these plans, the changes and feedback from training. If you have not yet tried accessing the site, please try it soon to check your access, to schedule lessons, and print off the updated lesson plan(s). We will have extra lesson plans printed up in the Science Office as backup), and to schedule your lesson. *REMINDER* As bins are available on a “first come, first served” basis, be sure to sign up your classroom’s lesson delivery date on the “Sprouts” Shutterfly “master” calendar. Avoid scheduling your lesson in the same timeframe as another class in your same grade level.
- Looking with their eyes, smelling with the noses, and only gently touching the plants, not pulling out plants or digging in the soil. We rely on these gardens to be ready to go for our “Sprouts” lessons.
- Sitting on the edge of the garden beds, not standing or walking on them.
- Avoiding stepping on top of the gardens. This compacts the soil, destroys the fragile insect environment, and damages fragile seedlings.
- Remembering these are garden beds shared by ALL Hacienda students, not just themselves
The Hacienda Community thanks you for your consideration!