Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday Memo (on Tuesday): Pictures, Activities, Texts and Kindles!

We are off to another busy week on Team Harmony. Picture Day is Friday, September 12 in the LMC annex. This day is only for the kids who did not have their pictures taken during Orientation. Picture Retake Day will be in October.

Term 1 ends next Friday, September 19. This is a snapshot of where kids are right now. The grades are cumulative until the end of Semester 1 in December. 

After school activities are in full swing. There are dozens of clubs and activities for kids to participate in. We also have study session on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school on team. Any kiddos who need a quiet place to work or a little help can stay either or both of those days.

Yesterday we started using Remind, an app that allows teachers to send text message reminders to students and parents. You can sign up on the right hand side of the blog. No phone numbers are kept by teachers or students and no private text messaging can occur. The app is only for mass-distribution reminders. We find this useful for field trip reminders and the like. Please sign up if you'd like to receive text message reminders.

Please use the hashtag #hxharmony in your social media postings to post cool things that Harmony kids are doing outside of school. Those postings will collect in our Tagboard stream on this blog. 

The Kindles have proven to be very popular once again on team. We are going to put a grant up on DonorsChoose.org in order to purchase five more Kindles. We will have the grant up by the end of the week. The way grants work on DonorsChoose.org is that people from the community, who want to help public schools, donate to the grant project of their choice. In the past, we have received a code that, when donors use it, doubles the donations. For example, if our grant is for 300.00 worth of materials, then we would only have to raise 150.00 if each donor uses the code. We hope that some of you will help us acquire these Kindles by considering a donation and spreading the word! We cannot tell you how much the kids love those Kindles!

We hope you all have a great week!

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