May 17, 2012 Newsletter
WHAT’S NEW AT NEW HOPE FAMILY FUN DAY:
What a great way to celebrate all the new and exciting changes at NHCS, as well as the end to a terrific year, by having a Family Fun Day! Join us this Sunday, May 20th, 12:30-3:30, here at the school. A BBQ lunch (cheeseburger or hot dog, chips, sundae cup, and soda) will be available for $3.50, or you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch. There will be music, games, popcorn, cotton candy, and more! Don’t miss it! This is also a great time to bring any family that may be interested in seeing what New Hope is all about.
The Jog-A-Thon on April 27th was a huge success! The elementary students raised money for our roof project by running the New Hope track for 1 hour. They earned nearly $6,000.
All of the students ran their hearts out, and we are all very proud of them!
Students who did 20 laps (20 laps = 5 miles) or more were 6th graders Jake Barth (1st place in total laps with 24) and Cobey Giesler (2nd place in total laps with 22); 5th graders Teagan Danner, Jonathan Shields, Becca Loper, Jacob Dryden, and Andrew Martin; 4th grader Noah Sullivan; 3rd graders Joseph Dirling and Marquel Padilla; 2nd grader Stephanie Johnson; and 1st grader Lucy Maxwell.
The overall top earner was 3rd grader Joseph Dirling! The top earners for each grade were Jaxon Perkins (Kind), Cody McCoy (1st), Kelly Crisp (2nd), Joseph Dirling (3rd), Maria Nevills (4th), Jessica Loper (5th), and Lilly Melvin (6th).
Great job by all the students, staff, and parents who participated in this PTF-sponsored event! Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who helped organize the event, keep track of laps run, serve snacks, and encourage all to do their best.
JR. KINDERGARTEN NEWS FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR:
We will be separating the Jr Kindergarten from the Kindergarten class next year. The options (3-day mornings, 3-day full day, 5-day mornings, and 5-day full day) will remain the same as they are this year for those students who are 4 years old by Sept. 1. We are opening up the 3-day and 5-day mornings options to students who are 3 years old by Sept. 1. The Jr Kindergarten class will be a great program for kids to come and have fun, learn, and play together.
Emily Dourte will be coming to teach this class. She has been working with young children for seven years and has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has about one year left for her Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies. She and her fiancé Tim Hillier, a New Hope graduate, are arriving in Oregon mid-June and will be here at New Hope with our summer school program. She would love to hear from parents with any comments, concerns, or questions, or just to chat and get to know you all!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS MERLOS:
Chris, NH freshman, was chosen as the Daily Courier’s Athlete of the Week. We are proud of you, Chris!
All lunch accounts must be kept current with available monies in order for students to continue purchasing lunches.
AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION:
No students or siblings may be on campus after 3:30pm unless it is for a school sponsored activity. Only students involved in a school sponsored activity, such as athletes at after school practice, are covered by our liability insurance. All non-athletes should be picked up after school or be under parent supervision if here at school. (The exception to this policy is carpoolers living out of the area or those who simply cannot make more than one trip to the school. We will let those students study in the cafeteria until the practice is over.) After an activity or practice, student(s) must wait in the cafeteria. Thank you for your cooperation.
JUNE 1ST SCHEDULE:
Friday, June 1 ~ Last day of school for 1st-8th and 12th grades
1st-6th grades ~ 8am-3:07pm
Field Day ~ begins at 9am until lunch Field Day 2012 flyer
Afternoon Classroom Activities
7th-8th grades ~ 8:00-3:15
Regular Classes for 1st-5th periods
Awards Chapel at 1:40pm in the gym
After awards ~ Clean out lockers and turn in check out sheets
Party ~ 2:30-3:15
9th-11th grades ~ 8:00-3:15
Regular Classes all day
12th grade ~ 8:00-noon
Regular Classes 1st-4th periods
Clean out lockers and turn in check out sheets before leaving campus
LEARNING CENTER SUMMER SCHOOL:
Summer school will be offered through the Learning Center. We will be available Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm starting June 18th. The purpose of summer school is to allow students to complete course work, recover credit for incompletes or an F, to raise their semester grade in math to allow them to advance (Students below a ‘C’ in a math course cannot go on to the next level), and to enter the new school year with improved skills and/or understanding of course material so they are prepared to focus on the future progress, not concerned with past shortcomings. It will be offered to students of all grades at a minimal cost. Please call or email Patti Hillier, Learning Center Director/Student Advocate, to discuss details.
BOX TOPS AND CAMPBELL LABELS:
This school year’s contests are done. Keep saving them for next school year. (FYI – Printable coupons for items with box tops can be found at www.boxtops4education.com/coupons.)
1. Online shoppers…Go to www.schoolstore.com and check the list of merchants. If you find your merchant, click it in the list. You will be directed to that merchant’s website to place your order. New Hope will then receive a percentage of your order. You pay nothing extra for your purchase and have bought only what you would have anyways! CHECK IT OUT!!!
2. New magazine subscriptions (either for yourself or family members, friends, or businesses) can be purchased through SchoolStore.com. Check out what is available at the Family Book Store on www.schoolstore.com.
We have changed scrip companies and are now using ShopWithScrip. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and find out all about it.
You can see a list of the current specials at www.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/specialoffers.aspx.
Families that have already met their Family Partnership Commitment for this school year may start recording work hours for next year. Please be sure to record next year’s hours on a separate sheet.
NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS?:
Yard work and weeding are available. Contact Tami Pritchett via the school office for more information or to arrange the time.
What’s New at New Hope Family Fun Day, May 20th:
Plan on coming to this special event on Sunday, May 20th, 12:30-3:30.
Volunteer Appreciation Week, May 21st – 25th:
If you’ve volunteered at any time and in any way this year, we would like to show you how much we appreciate you. See the Volunteer Appreciation Week Flyer and Lunch Coupon for the special things planned for our volunteers!
College Planning Night, May 22nd:
Are you a parent of a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior? If yes, please read the College Night Informational Flyer for all details of this college planning seminar offered here in the cafeteria on May 22nd at 7pm. Any questions??? Contact Mrs. Ward.
Secondary Spring Concert, May 24th:
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 24th, at 7pm! Our secondary music department will be presenting their concert for everyone to enjoy. Spring concert flyer 2012
Elementary Spring Concert, May 25th:
Plan to attend on Friday, May 25th, at 7pm! This night is set aside for the elementary music department to present their concert. Spring concert flyer 2012
6th Grade Moving On Chapel, May 30th:
The special elementary chapel will be a time to celebrate our 6th graders leaving elementary school behind and “moving on” to junior high.
High School Awards Chapel, May 31st:
High school awards will be presented at 11:28am. Parents are invited to attend.
Junior High Awards Chapel, June 1st:
Junior High awards will be presented at 1:40pm. Parents are invited to attend.
SUMMER CHILDCARE AVAILABLE:
Need summer childcare??? Reasonable rates. Call Mrs. Metcalf at 541-660-2054.