Hollifield Station Elementary School Follow HSES PTA Facebook: “Hollifield Station Elementary PTA” Internet: www.HSESPTA.net PTA Main Fundraiser • Boosterthon Fun Run- www.boosterthon.com – September 30th- October 9th – Students get donation $ for laps they will run/walk! – FUN RUN on Thursday, October 9th (pre-k -2nd grade) and (3-5th grade) runs in the morning. Come cheer your kids on!! – MORE INFO on www.hsespta.net and Facebook! Boosterthon Fun Run PTA Budget: Where do we spend our money? • 60% Curriculum Enhancement: sponsor assemblies and demonstrations that provide hands on learning which enhance classroom instruction. Last year we provided over 18 programs. • 20% Family Fun: FREE social events for the whole family. Examples are Kindergarten Popsicle Social, Family Movie Night, Back to School Social, Family Bingo, February Dance, and the Year End Celebration. • 12% Hospitality Committee: hosts activities for the school staff such as the Welcome Back to School lunch, dinners at conference times, and daily treats during Teacher Appreciation Week. • 92% of budget goes right back to HSES children and staff! We Need You! Our Vision & Mission Vision Every student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel Mission We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world HSES Mission, Vision, and Goals • Our mission is to provide a nurturing learning environment that fosters academic excellence and promotes responsible attitudes and behaviors within a diverse community. • Our mission is to promote academic excellence through interdisciplinary, project based learning while fostering respect for diversity, responsibility for each other and our environment, and readiness to meet the needs of our changing world. Goal 1 STUDENTS Every student achieves academic excellence in an inspiring, engaging, and supportive environment. The Maryland Common Core State Standards: • Are aligned with college and work expectations • Are clear, understandable, and consistent • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills; The Maryland Common Core State Standards: • Build on strengths and lessons of current state standards • Are informed by other top-performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society • Are evidence-based. For More Information on the Common Core • Smart Pages https://gradeKcommoncoremath.wikispa ces.hcpss.org/supportingparents • www.corestandards.org Goal 1: Students Hope, Well-Being and Engagement are the noncognitive pieces we need to address. Hope, Well-Being and Engagement are also equally accurate predictors of success as academic assessments. Dr. Renee Foose, HCPSS Superintendent Hope: the ideas and energy we have for the future. Hope drives attendance, credits earned, and GPA of high school students. Hope predicts GPA and retention in college, and hope scores are more robust predictors of college success than are high school GPA, SAT, and ACT scores. Engagement: the involvement in, and enthusiasm for school. Engagement distinguishes between highperforming and low-performing schools. Well-Being: how we think about and experience our lives. Well-being tells us how our students are doing today and predicts their success in the future. High school freshmen with high well-being earn more credits with a higher GPA than peers with low well-being.. Strengths + Hope, Engagement, Well Being = Academic Success Growth Mindset & Effective Praise http://youtu.be/NWv1VdDeoRY Home-School Connection • We are equal partners in your child’s education. • Parent information sessions • Communication • Collaboration for student success • Class Dojo Susan Castelbaum, School Counselor Nancy Hammer School Psychologist http://youtu.be/KaeNSYJvrn0 PBIS at HSES • Train Tickets • Caught Being Your Best • Station Call Assemblies • Club Fridays Golden Ticket! Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation Policy & Reporting • Classroom guidance lessons • Reporting forms available online and in HSES office • See Something, Say Something • Reporting v. tattling Station Information • • • • • Parent Portal Transportation Replacement Clothing for Students Before & After Care – Mrs. Dell Ashley Safety Healthy School Meals •Breakfast $2.00/.30 Lunch $2.75/.40 •Point of Sale: PIN number for each student •Parents manage payment at www.myschoolbucks.com •Will accept checks today only, and at Grade 1-5 Back to School Nights September 8 & 9 6:308:00 PM New Breakfast Items • Breakfast Breaks (All Schools) –All Components in One Bag –Grab & Go –Seven (7) Variations –One Offered Each Day • Milk and Fresh Fruit Offered As A Part Of The Breakfast New Lunch Items • • • • • • • • Peanut Butter & Jelly Plate Yogurt Cheese Fruit Combo Chicken Nuggets Burger Sliders Chicken Tacos Spaghetti with Meatballs Mashed Potato Bowl with Popcorn Chicken Kosher Hot Dog A La Carte Offerings - Elementary • • • • • • Milk Soy Milk 4 oz. Apple Juice 4 oz. Orange Juice 8 oz. Water Frozen Fruit Juice Cup • • • • • • • Fresh Vegetable Fresh Fruit Soft Pretzel Mozzarella Cheese Stick Cereal Whole Grain Muffin 4 oz. Yogurt Free and Reduced Meal Program applications available at HSES or online at www.applyforlunch.com. Parents can put money on children’s accounts with cash or check today. Food & Nutrition Service Staff are here to process payments. Payments can also be made online at www.myschoolbucks.com. Contact Information • Lisa Booth, Principal • ([email protected]) • Tracey Albright, Assistant Principal ([email protected]) • Susan Castelbaum, School Counselor ([email protected]) • Nancy Hammer, School Psychologist ([email protected]) Questions?