326 E Kellogg

Holyoke, CO  80734

970-854-3411

 Holyoke Elementary School

February 2019 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                                           

February
Important Dates

2/2 - Elementary Brain Bowl in Ft. Morgan

2/5 - School Board Meeting

2/14- Valentine’s Day

2/18- NO SCHOOL

President’s Day

2/22 - Child Find at Dragon Wagon Preschool & FFA Barnyard Day

2/25-NO SCHOOL

Teacher Inservice

2/26- Smorgasbord & Concert

Greetings

from the Principal: Mrs. Andrea Kammer

Phone: (970) 854-3411

Email: kammeran@hcosd.org 

February

Working Together As A District!

100 Miles Club

What? The 100 mile club is an athletic program designed to get kids moving!

When? Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm and Fridays 7:00 am to 7:45 am kids

Who? Kindergarten through 12th grade

Where? Elementary playground soccer field (If “feels like” 19 degrees or lower, they will use elementary hallways)

How much? $10 paid on the first day participating

Other information: Teachers will supervise the kids along with volunteers from Holyoke local FCCLA chapter. This is a great program that kids will surely love. If you have any further questions feel free to email Amy Mackay (amymackay1d52@gmail.com)

Thank you and hope to see your child our running or walking soon!

FCCLA Project - “How Do You Clique?”
Our 21st Century skills Class is doing a project for our high school. With our project, we are trying to solve a problem that our students have encountered; “Cliques”. We have been working on how to get rid of cliques within our school and with that, we would be doing some Random Acts of Kindness. We are fundraising for T-shirts for our entire school. These T-shirts would be themed with our project “How Do You Clique?”. Needing all the help we could get we would like for your students to help us and join us with the “Penny & Change.” There will be a jar in every classroom and the classroom who collects the most change will win a Rootbeer Float Party. We will collect jars on February 28th. If you have questions, please contact Jacqueline Mosqueda through email (mosquedaja@hcosd.org) Thank you!

Box Top Competition
Bring in your box tops from January 22- February 22!
The grade with the highest earnings will earn a Party!
Please make sure you cut along the dotted lines and check expiration date of box tops.

Highlights from teachers at the Elementary School

*Students are writing letters to people in the nursing home and sharing kindness.

*Students are really starting to use a growth mindset!

*Many students showed improvements on their DIBELS middle of the year benchmark. This is for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

*Teachers are excited to give their students brain breaks to help them refocuse.

Activities and Athletic Events Home and Away

If you and your family are attending an event at the school please make sure your child is with you at all times. Students should be sitting in the seats, bleachers, or stands with their parents and not running around, playing on the equipment, playing in the commons area, or other areas.  

Thank you for helping make sure all kids are safe during events and activities.

Parent/Teacher Conferences And Book Fair Coming Soon

March 4th and 5th will be the nights of Parent/Teacher conferences. Please be looking for a letter with your child’s scheduled time. If the time or date does not work for you to attend, please call the elementary office to reschedule your conference.

This year’s book fair theme is DINOMITE; STOMP, CHOMP, and READ!

The book fair will be Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th from 4PM to 8PM. It will also be open Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th before and after school.

The online book fair is available from February 4th to March 9th. You can visit this by going to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/holyokeelementaryschool

Our Student Council will be selling goodies both nights of PT Conferences! Come with a Sweet tooth!

Cell Phones And Electronic Devices

Just a reminder that our cell phone/electronic device policy still remains.

Electronic devices - Cell phones, Ipods, MP3 Players, game boys, etc. must be turned off and left in backpacks between the hours of 8:00am-3:40pm.  Electronic devices may be utilized as part of an educational activity when instructed by the classroom teacher. Electronic device are not allowed at recess, they are to be turned off and left in a student’s backpack during the school day.

We know there are smart watches now and we expect that they not be used for texting, taking pictures, playing games, etc. during the day.

Spelling Apps To Help Your Child Practice!

Below is a link to some spelling apps your child can use to help with his or her spelling.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/spelling-apps?utm_source=012919+Edu&utm_medium=email

Whether your kid is the next spelling bee champion or just learning the ABCs, these educational apps will have them S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G in no time. Preschoolers love to experiment with letters and words, so we've picked out some great early-literacy apps to stoke those interests.

“We’re Never Too Old To Be Kind”

Mark Randall former Denver Nuggets Basketball Player Comes to Holyoke!