FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Another GREAT week at Hopewell Elementary. Thank you all for your partnership as we work together to provide our children with opportunities to grow.
Stay Home When Sick: We have seen a high number of students visiting the health office within the first hour of school. As a reminder, a child should be kept home when the child’s illness causes one or more of the following:
· Elevated temperature (fever defined as >100 degrees will be sent home and can return after fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication)
· Vomiting and/or diarrhea (can return after 24 hours with no vomiting/diarrhea)
· Child feels unwell: cough, low grade temp, headache, sore throat, allergies that causes disruption and/or prevents the child from participating comfortably in learning.
· An acute change in behavior: lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, or new rash.
When in doubt please contact your personal health care provider. We appreciate you working with us to promote the health and safety of our PV community.
Crossing Hopewell Ave: Let’s all please work together to have conversations with our children/students about crossing Hopewell Avenue safely. The safe crossing is on Hopewell Avenue in front of the school. Thank you to those who have reached out with your concerns.
Homecoming: Next week is Homecoming!
September 7 – Team Day – wear your favorite team’s jersey or shirt
September 8 – Work Out Day – wear your exercise clothes
September 9 - PJ Day – wear your pajamas or comfy clothes
September 9 – Homecoming Parade, 6:00pm If you would like to participate in the parade with our school, please see this document and return it to the office by September 8.
September 9 – Homecoming Carnival, 6:30pm in the PVHS parking lot east of the tennis courts. Be sure to come to the carnival for food trucks, caricature art, pet therapy dogs, games and prizes, and a dunk tank featuring some of your favorite PV teachers! The theme is decades day, and we can't wait to see you all there!
September 10 – Spirit Wear Day (Blue and Gray!)
September 10 – Homecoming Game v. Lin-Mar
Curriculum and Classroom Overview: On Tuesday, September 7, you will receive an enews from the school to join our virtual Curriculum and Classroom Overview! Please click the website included in that email and select your teacher to hear a message that invites you to partner with them to ensure student success!
Run with Carl: The race is on! Join us on Monday, September 6 for Run with Carl! You can still register here for the kids ½ mile, kids 1 mile, the 5k, 5 mile. Remember proceeds benefit the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Program!
WORK AT PV! We always have great jobs available! Come join the #SpartanNation! https://bit.ly/3wHDX4y
September 6 No School
September 6 Run with Carl - Register here.
September 9 Homecoming Parade
September 10 Homecoming Game
September 13 MAP Testing Begins
September 15 Picture Day
September 17 Hopewell Harvest
September 21 PTA Meeting, 6:00pm
September 24 Fall Frenzy
FROM THE PTA
PTA Meeting: The next PTA meeting will be held next Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30pm at Hopewell Elementary. The 2021-22 budget will be approved at this meeting. We hope to see you there!
Teacher's Wish Lists: Are you looking for a way to support Hopewell Teachers? Click HERE to sign up for requested items.
Staff Appreciation: We have wonderful teachers and staff at Hopewell and we love to show them how much they are appreciated. In order to keep our staff appreciation events COVID friendly, we will be taking monetary donations to purchase items. If you would like to contribute, you can sign up HERE!
Reflections: The Reflections theme for the 2021-22 school is, “I Will Change the World By…” The due date will be late October, so now is a great time for your kids to get a jump start on their entries. Entries can be in the form of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music, Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. For more information, please visit the Reflections page HERE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopewell Harvest: Packets are already rolling in from families excited to attend Hopewell Harvest on September 17th! Don't forget to fill out your order forms and raffle tickets! Packets are due back to Hopewell by Tuesday, September 14, but feel free to send them back anytime….we are ready for them! If you have candy/drink donations, along the car drop-off line near the playground before school. If you have any questions, you can contact Co-Chairs Marie Feehan and Tara Bries at email@example.com.
Room Parents: We are still looking for Room Parents for the following Hopewell classrooms: Ms. Jess (K), Ms. Dwyer (1), Ms. Peters (3), Ms. Schroeder (3), and Ms. Ray (4). If your child is in one of these classes, would you please consider serving as the Room Parent? Room Parents have a unique opportunity to form relationships and serve the classroom teacher, parents, and students. The main duties of a Room Parent include:
· coordinating three classroom parties during the year (fall, winter, and Valentines)
· periodically communicating with the teacher and other classroom parents via email
· using a collected class fund to coordinate teacher gifts for the holidays, the teacher's birthday, and teacher appreciation week and purchase any necessary classroom supplies
Please consider volunteering as a Room Parent! You will be provided with support all year and the resources you need. If you are interested, email or call Katie Norwood at Katie.Norwood@gmail.com or (713) 553-8085.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
4th Grade Orchestra Sign-Ups: It’s not too late to sign up for orchestra! All 4th grade students are welcome to join orchestra (as well as 5th and 6th grade students!) See the PV Orchestra Website for more information including registration. All interested 4th grade students are welcome to attend our Orchestra Information Night & Instrument Petting Zoo on Monday, September 13th at 6:30 PM at PV Junior High, which will be held in-person and made available virtually. Please contact Mr. Lee Starovich firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
PV Xplosion is excited to announce that it is forming a 10U baseball team. If your child is 10 or under on May 1, 2022 and is interested in joining the PV Xplosion Herd 10U baseball team, the tryout is Monday, Sept. 6th, 5-6 p.m. at the PVHS practice diamond. If you are interested in registering or have questions please contact Mike Duncan: email@example.com Walk ups are welcome.