Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Party's Over :(

All good things must come to an end. After ten years as Team Harmony, both Melissa and I are leaving. Melissa has been named Administrative Intern (Assistant Principal) at Bristol and Clark schools next year. I am taking a teaching position in the Collier County School District in Naples, FL. It is somewhat poetic that Team Harmony has only had two teachers during its tenure. Our first year together was the first year of Team Harmony and our last year together is the last year of Team Harmony (team names change for next year).

We have loved every minute of our time on Team Harmony. The relationships that we have developed with students and their parents over the years have been incredibly rewarding. We could not have ended out time together with a better team. We love these kids. It will be bittersweet ending such a good run but we know that new adventures are out there for both of us.

On May 11, Melissa will be announcing a surprise science project. This project will cost each student $2.00 to participate. We will send more info home on May 11. The culminating activity for this project will occur on May 23.

May 13 is Hixson Track Day. It is a half day here at Hixson and we will be down at the track all morning. Kids should come to school dressed for an outdoor event. They may bring water bottles and sunscreen. Harmony Team Track Day shirts are in and should be coming home today.

Harmony Student TED Talks will be May 18 from 8:45-11:15 in the Hixson auditorium. We will be putting a list together of students' times so that you will know when your kiddos are speaking. We are really looking forward to seeing this exhibition of learning.

On Friday, May 20, the technology department is collecting all of our Chromebooks. Kids should bring their laptops and power cords to school that day. 

On Wednesday, May 25, we will be going on a field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum. We will be led on a tour of specific exhibits. We will return to school in time for lunch. We will be getting pizza for lunch. The permission slip for this trip is available here.

On Thursday, May 26, we will be going on our end-of-year field trip to Sports Fusion in Chesterfield. The cost of the trip is $21.00. All school fines (computers, library books, etc) must be paid before students will be allowed to go on this trip. The field trip permission slip is here

Since the last week of school is dedicated to field trips and special events, we will stop assigning work on Friday, May 20. Kids can still hand in old work until Wednesday, May 25. The second semester grade goes on the kids' permanent records.  Please check grades and encourage kids to get their missing work turned in.

1 comment:

  1. I love hosting parties. Recently hosted a summer family party at a local venue NYC. Did all party planning of my own and made some DIY décor stuff. Had a great time making all crafts for decorations. Everyone enjoyed a lot there.