27 November 2011
December 01, 2011 | Posted by Leni Dietrich
Dear Highland View Parents/Guardians:
As the temperature drops, I’d like to remind families that students will go outside for recess unless the temperature falls below 10 degrees or there is a 0 degree windchill. It is important that students are prepared to go outside. If possible, send an extra pair of mittens or gloves to school just in case.
Please look through our Lost and Found located outside of the office. We already have a large collection of hats, gloves and even some jackets. Anything not picked up by December 20 will be donated to Goodwill.
Spotlight on Learning - Mrs. Bradley
This week, second through fifth grade students finished their iTouch projects from Unit 1 and are ready to begin Unit 2 - Things To Do!, which explores what we want to do around our community! After a pre-test, we are going to read the story "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" in Spanish to hear some of the vocabulary in use. We will read "Green Eggs and Ham" in Spanish class, as well.
The fun is just about to begin. We will also begin working towards our assessments and projects. One will be listening, one will be speaking and one will be presentational. In the meantime, students will be practicing their Spanish parts in the Waving Flag song so that they'll be ready to sing it for us all at the Winter Concert!
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with the Book Fair. Ultimately, the proceeds allow us to bring books into our school and into the hands of children, so we appreciate the effort families made to help with set up and sales during lunch. Special thanks go to Amanda Kachikis for her work organizing the book fair. It was a very successful sale this year.
Families had a great time this week working together on Literacy-based activities. We also had a wonderful book swap. There is nothing like a “new to you” book. Thank you to the staff that organized the event, as well as worked with families. Thank you to the PTO for supplying the milk and staff for the cookies. All enjoyed the treats.
Quaker Steak Fundraiser
We are working with Quaker Steak and Lube to hold a fundraiser on the evening of December 12. On this Make a Difference Monday, 5% of all sales is donated back to the school. Come enjoy some good food, connect with other HV families and support the school. To see the flyer that went home with students, please click here.
Our Winter Concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. on December 14 at the Greendale High School. For Important Information, please click here.
Family Dinner Night
PTO has organized a Family Dinner Night prior to the concert. For more details, please click here.
Please remember students do not have school on Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2. We open our doors again on Tuesday, January 3.
As part of the Greendale School District’s wellness goal and integrated into the Health curriculum, we are compiling a “Nourish – Mind, Body, Community” cookbook. We are looking for submissions of healthy recipes from students, families and community members. For a recipe template form, please click here. Send your completed recipe form to email@example.com. The deadline is February 1. Inclusion is dependent upon the number of entries.
TONIGHT – A Dickens of a Christmas
Presented by the Historic Village of Greendale, A Dickens of a Christmas will take place Friday, December 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come see Downtown Greendale transformed into a scene from a Dickens novel, complete with holiday entertainers, strolling carolers, bell and chamber choirs and much more. Enjoy roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, story telling, writing letters to Santa and photos with Santa. For more information, please click here.
TONIGHT - Special Reading of “The Polar Express”
On Friday, December 2 the Greendale Public Library will host a reading of the classic children's tale "The Polar Express" as performed by local actress Debra Babich. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Greendale Public Library. To learn more, please click here.
TONIGHT - HiTech Holiday Technology Fair
The Greendale Public Library and the Greendale Park & Recreation Department will host a "HiTech Holiday Technology Fair" on Friday, December 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greendale Public Library. You will get a chance to "test drive" the latest technology gadgets and Library staff will be available to answer your technology questions. To learn more, please click here.