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Hope-Hill Happenings Issue No. 25, May 2024

 

CALENDAR

 

Wed, May 8 

7:00 pm - PTA Meeting on Zoom 

 

Fri, May 10 

7:45 AM - Principal’s Chat 

5:00-7:00 PM - Sneaker Ball 

 

Sat, May 11 

7:15 AM - O4W5K Kids’ Sprint 

8:00 AM - O4W5K 5K 

 

Tue, May 14 

1:15 PM - Talent Show 

 

Wed, May 15 

Field Day (Rain or Shine) 

 

Fri, May 17 – Mon, May 20 

5th Grade Trip to Savannah & Tybee Island 

 

Fri, May 17 

PTA – Eagles Lunch on the Lawn 

 

Wed, May 22 

8:45 AM – 10:45 AM – Awards Ceremony for K through 4th Grade 

-Two tickets available for each honoree 

 

Thu, May 23 

8:45-9:30 AM – Awards Ceremony for Pre-K 

-Two tickets available for each student 

10:00-11:15 AM – Awards Ceremony for 5th Grade 

-Two tickets available for each student 

 

Fri, May 24 

Last Day of School

 

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

 

Pre-K 

Swan - Benjamin Render 

Trahan - Zion Lemon 

 

Kindergarten

Bennett - Derrick Wilson 

Killebrew - Zoey Lewis 

Kinder - Amiria Kates 

Smith - Superior Smith 

 

1st Grade 

Anderson/Walther - Bella Hayes 

Dorsey - Zyaire Bynes 

Turner - Daia Luellen

 

2nd Grade 

Fries - Jeremy Maganda Garcia 

Harper - Briston Marshall 

Randall - Rafael Reyes 

Williams - McKenzie Upshaw

 

3rd Grade 

Ellis - JaJuan Jewell 

Holmes - Alex Murphy 

Taylor - Treylon Ross

 

4th Grade 

Callender - Luna Speight Fisher 

Hamilton - Brielle Whatley 

Ruggs - Jimmy Smith

 

5th Grade 

Campbell - Zameriah Washington 

Currie/Kokoszka - Tyrone Edwards 

Spragin - Evabelle Weyandt 

Walker - Bryn Owens

 

 

PTA

 

We would like to express our gratitude to all the parent volunteers who helped out on Teacher Appreciation Week, especially during the Wednesday teacher hour lunch. 

Our final PTA meeting for the year will take place on May 8th. We are looking for volunteers to chair committees for the next year, so we urge our Hope-Hill family to attend this meeting. 

Field Day is scheduled for May 15th, and we ask parents to send their children in with plain white t-shirts to dye with their class. We will also need volunteers to make this day wonderful for all the students. It's important that we have enough volunteers to ensure the event's success. More information can be found on the Field Day flyer. Use the QR code below to volunteer at the event. 

We will host Lunch on the Lawn Friday, May 17th. Please see the Lunch on the Lawn flyer for details, including tickets and lunch times.

 

HHE Foundation

 

Sign up for the O4W5K! The race is on May 11, 2024. There is the traditional 5K, a Kids’ Sprint, and a virtual option. All proceeds go to the Hope-Hill Foundation. Discount codes: HHFamily = 10% off registration for HH families. HH Kids = FREE registration for HH kids. Email o4w5k@hopehillfoundation.org for sponsored/free run registration

 

ELA

 

As we approach the end of another academic year, we want to take a moment to reflect on the journey we've shared and celebrate our achievements together. Here are some highlights and updates from the ELA department: 

Student Achievements: We're incredibly proud of our students' accomplishments this year. Our students participated in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, the District Spelling Bee, and the District Social Studies Fair (for the first time in over 5 years). Our students have demonstrated growth and creativity in their ELA studies. 

Curriculum Updates: Our team has been hard at work refining and enhancing our ELA curriculum to ensure that it remains engaging, relevant, and aligned with educational standards. We're excited to continue providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. The Readers are Leaders Initiative has provided teachers with a review of foundational early literacy skills that have been intentionally implemented into daily instruction. 

Community Engagement: We've fostered a sense of community within our ELA classrooms, encouraging collaboration, discussion, and respect for diverse perspectives. Our students have engaged in meaningful dialogue and have grown as empathetic and critical thinkers. We had guest readers from parents, Howard Middle School students, and community members. Select fifth graders partnered with lower grade classrooms to read on several occasions. 

Looking Ahead: As we look ahead to the next academic year, we're excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. We're committed to continuing our journey of growth and learning alongside our students, and we can't wait to see what the future holds. Thank you to our students, parents, and colleagues for your support and dedication throughout the year. Together, we've made this a memorable and rewarding experience. Wishing you all a restful and peaceful summer break!

 

MATH

 

Dear Students, as the warm sunshine beckons and summer vacation approaches, let's keep the math magic alive! Summer break doesn't mean taking a break from learning. Let's continue our mathematical journey, exploring numbers, shapes, and patterns wherever we go. From counting seashells at the beach to measuring ingredients for a delicious recipe, math is all around us, waiting to be discovered. So, whether you're building sandcastles or playing board games, let's embrace the fun in math and keep our brains buzzing with excitement. Let's make this summer an adventure filled with mathematical marvels!

 

 

STEAM

 

Wow!  Our Hope-Hill Eagles love to compete willingly!  Thank you all who contributed to our PET #1 plastic competition.  Hope-Hill won 1st place with collecting over 187 lbs. of plastic.  We now will receive a free garden from Captain Planet for the next school year.  Next, we had five students grades 4th and 5th who competed in the district Esports competition.  Our very own Levi Lundi won the Madden Championship!  He had to play six components including his own teammate as well as middle school students.  This is only our second year having an Esports team at Hope-Hill.  Way to bring home the championship Levi!

April has also been an exciting month with two more STEAM field trips.  Our 3rd graders attended Ruby Falls.   Did you know Ruby Falls is the largest underground water fall people can tour in the United States?  The third graders learned the formation in the falls grow a ½ inch every 100 years.  The Ruby Falls trip was made possible by the Fourth Ward Alliance.  The third graders truly loved the experience!

Next, our first graders went to the Wild Animal Safari.  They had a blast! The students got to feed all kinds of animals from giraffes to pigs.  The students were literally laughing the entire time at the safari. This trip was made possible through a generous anonymous donor.  We also had a first-grade volunteer to purchase boxed lunches for all 65 students who attended the field trip.  

We are so fortunate to have generous partners and volunteers who pour into our Hope-Hill Eagles.  We would love to make these experiences a Hope-Hill tradition. Please come out and support our HHES Foundation Saturday, May 11th.  It is our biggest fundraiser.  To register for the 5K please visit www.O4W5K.com.   Thank you parents for all your do for Hope-Hill!