Can you believe it? It’s already May and before you know it, school will be out for the summer. Thank you for all of your support this school year. Please continue to take an active role in your child’s learning throughout this summer, so they continue to grow as a learner. Perhaps the most important skill you can work on with your child is reading, so when you have some quiet time at home, pick up a book and read. It would be great for your child to read to you, you read to them and also have them read to themselves.
During this month it is also very important to remind your child to keep working hard until the end of the school year. Many of our learners will be finishing up end of the year testing so please encourage them to give their best effort each day. There are many distractions this time of the year, but we want to make sure your child is always doing their best while they’re at school.
We would love to have you continue using our building wide expectations, “Show Respect, Act Safe, Be Responsible and be Ready to Learn,” with your child at home during the summer. I’m sure you can find ways to incorporate these into many of your own household expectations, so feel free to use them as often as you want. If we work together all year round, our kids will continue to grow into responsible citizens of our community. Thanks again for allowing us the opportunity to work with your child every day. They are truly wonderful children with unlimited potential for success!
Dad’s Night Update
Our last Dad’s Night w/Mr. Derr will be held on Monday, May 22. We would like to spend a night out at a Whitecaps game, so Mr. Derr has selected this date for us to attend a game. He knows it’s a Monday night, but they only had one Friday night home game, so this seemed like the best option this year. We will carpool to the game, so if you have little ones that need to get to bed early, you can leave when you choose to. Sign up information will be sent home in the next week for those interested in attending the game. Thanks and please strongly consider attending this event with your child if at all possible.
End of the Year Cook Out and Games Night.
Mark your calendars – June 2 is the Holland Heights End of the Year Cook Out from 5-7 pm. This event will be a little different from the past in that we will have a variety of local organizations here to hand out information for you and your family with activities you can participate in this summer. We will also have a few fun activities for the kids to play. We will provide hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink. We would love all of you to come out and enjoy some time with your child’s teacher and their friends. Spend some time getting to know some other Heights families celebrating another great school year.
Lost and Found
Our building lost and found area is bursting at the seams. If your child is missing an item of clothing or a pair of shoes, we may have it in our lost and found area. Please have your child take a look or maybe you are able to stop in, before the end of the year to take a look, to see if we have that missing item. All of our lost and found items will be donated to a local charity, at the end of the school year, if they are not claimed.
Important Dates for May and June
8 and 9 – 5th/6th Grade Camp at Camp Pendalouan
10 – ½ day for ALL Students – School dismissed 11:00
11 – Tulip Time Kinder Parade ½ day of school for all students – All dismissed at 11:00 AM
Kids marching in the parade must be back to school, in costume, by 12:45. Bus leaves at 1:00.
22 – Dad’s Night at the Whitecaps w/Mr. Derr
29 – Memorial Day – No School
2 – End of Year Cook Out and Games
7 – 6/7 Grade Awards Assembly – 10:00 AM – Parents of 6/7 graders invited to attend.
7 – Last day of school – School is Dismissed at 11:00 AM