Saturday, May 30, 2015

Please Participate in our Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing at HGES.  We appreciate all our parents and want to make sure that your experience here is a positive one.

Click the link below for the survey.  Thank you!

Parent Survey

Social Studies Gets Real

To conclude their Civil War unit, Ms. Schaefer's class researched information about a prominent figure of that time period.  

They used the iPad app, PhotoSpeak to show what they learned.  After creating their important person, they then traveled around the room in a gallery walk to view other projects. The assignment is located here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Watch the video to see the students participating in the gallery walk.  Click here to see some of the individual student projects--they are cool!

Friday, May 15, 2015

HGES Cafeteria Receives 100% Inspection Rating

Cafeteria manager Joy Brumbelow and Josephine Dela Cruz proudly hold the recognition that our cafeteria is at 100%.

The health inspector's focus is on food temperatures, procedures and cleanliness.

Only the best for our students!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fourth Graders Are Earning Their Belts in Recorder Karate

As part of the 4th grade music curriculum students learn to play the soprano recorder. At Holly Grove we do a program called "Recorder Karate" where students earn their recorder karate belts by playing a song individually for Ms. Morel. If they play with very few mistakes they get a colorful “belt” for their recorder and get to sign their name to a poster outside the music room. You can stop by the music room to see how many students become recorder masters by earning all 9 belts and getting to the most advanced level – black belt! Come to the Recorder Showcase to hear some of the songs the 4th grade students have been working on in class!

4th Grade Recorder Showcase:

May 12, 6:30pm - 4th Grade Recorder Showcase (Tr 2&4)

May 19, 6:30pm - 4th Grade Recorder Showcase at Open Forum PTA Meeting (Tr 1&3)

Both performances will be in the multipurpose room. Refreshments are generously being provided by the PTA!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Changes to Morning Carpool Routines Starting Monday

Holly Grove Elementary School Car-pool Parents-

To help alleviate traffic back-ups on Avent Ferry Rd. we will begin a new traffic pattern on Monday , May 4th. Car-poolers that come east down Avent Ferry Rd. (Holly Glen, Braxton, Holly Point, etc.) will turn right on Cass Holt Rd. and drop their children off in the bus loop. Families coming from Cass Holt Rd. will also drop off in the bus loop. The bus loop will be open from 8:55 to 9:15. Please do not come before 8:55 as most of the buses drop off between 8:45 and 8:55. After 9:15 the child will be tardy so drop them in the front so that they can sign in.

When dropping your child off please pull up as far as you can towards the elementary school so that multiple students can be unloaded at a time. Also, please make sure that your child is ready to get out of the car.

We will be doing this for two weeks and assessing its effectiveness. At that point we will determine if this will be a permanent change.

This is for AM car-pool only. PM carpool will all be in the front of the building. Please understand if you are behind a bus in line at no point are you to pass it while the stop sign is out.

Stop Hunger Now

Last week 5th grade track 1 students completed their on-going Stop Hunger Now project.  Students spent 2 hours packaging vegetables and rice into bags to be sent to countries in need.  Each Stop Hunger Now meal only costs $0.29 to prepare.  Students set a goal of raising $2900 and wrote letters to local businesses to solicit donations.  They successfully raised $2,443.00 and were able to provide 9,000 meals!

Friday, May 1, 2015

We Need You! Please volunteer to proctor for EOG testing!

We are in need of Parent Volunteers to serve as Proctors for End-of-Grade Testing (EOG)

Proctor's Responsibility:

Your main responsibility as a proctor is to monitor the students during the testing session.  It is very important they work in the correct section, are bubbling correctly, and the security of the test is maintained.  Proctors are the "silent monitors" who will alert the test administrator (the teacher) of anything that deviates from the testing procedures.

In order to serve as a Proctor, you must be a registered and approved WCPSS Volunteer and you must attend one of the Proctor Training Sessions.
Ideally, we would like to use Parent Volunteers who are available to help all three days, but would appreciate any time you have available.  Proctors would need to be signed in and at their testing locations no later than 9:00am each day, and testing should be completed by 12:30pm each day.

Training Dates
EOG Testing Dates
You only need to attend one of these  trainings
Track 1
Tracks 2, 3 and 4
May 12th 7:45-8:30 AM
May 19th--ELA
June 12th--Science
May 12th 1:30-2:15 PM
May 20th--Math
June 16th--ELA
May 13th 4:15-5:00 PM
May 21st--Science
June 17th--Math
June 8th 1:30-2:15 PM
May 26th--Make-Ups
June 18th--Make-Ups
June 9th 7:45-8:30 AM
May 27th--Make-Ups
June 19th--Make-Ups
**Please Email Mrs. McKinnon if these dates do not work for you**

If you would like to volunteer as an EOG Proctor, please click on the SignUp Genius below and complete the sign up!