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It's the Beginning of a New Adventure!

The first day of school was amazing thanks to each and every one of you! We were so happy to see all the smiling faces walk down the hallways eager to meet with their teachers and classmates. We were also very excited to mingle with our parent community during the Cheers & Tears breakfast.

Cheers to a great 2018-2019 school year and safe travels to our 8th-grade students as they embark on their Ecolink trip to Colorado!

 

Before and After School Care

Early Bird Care

HSES offers early morning care for students that need to arrive before the start of school. Early Bird Care runs from 7 to 7:45 a.m. in the Library. 

Register with HSES

Kidventure

Kidventure offers our new After School Camp hosted on campus. They now lead our after-school care full of activities that include age-appropriate and structured programs at a lower cost.

Register with Kidventure
 

Do You Tweet?

Well, our entire school does! Search for our faculty and staff twitter accounts to view the latest happenings at HSES. It was very exciting to see everyone's twitter accounts full of fun activities during the first day of school!

Remember to join our school hashtag initiative #WeAreHSES18 to create a year-long library of images. You can also search through the hashtag to learn what's happening on campus.

Happy tweeting!
 

Carpool Safety

Campus Security
To ensure the safety of all our students and community, we want to remind everyone to use the crosswalk if you park to drop off or pick up your child.
Raptor, our visitor information system, enables our school and student safety at all times. Now that classes are in session, we are tightening campus security with this digital solution that allows us to screen and store visitors. All guests must check-in with the front office before entering the building. View details.
 

Ready U

Youth Sports
HSES and Ready U offer a variety of after-school programs for our creative thinkers of all ages. The wide array of enrichment programs are designed for students to solve problems, think independently and become influencers as global leaders.

View available classes and register.

 

This program provides Primary 4 and Lower School students an introduction to team sports and the foundational skills involved in each.

Soccer registration is now available for a fun season!
 

Tommy Hilfiger

Simply Fresh
Unfortunately, the custom plaid ties for boys are on backorder. Boys in 3rd through 8th grade are allowed to wear their oxford shirts without a tie or with a tie of choice until further notice. We will notify parents once the shipment arrives to purchase ties in-house through the Business Office. Tommy Hilfiger is expecting delivery for mid-October but will continue communicating any updates. 
Have you tried our new food vendor's yummy menu items? They offer perfectly balanced meals, made from scratch, using only the freshest and most wholesome ingredients, and sourcing local and organic products when possible. Check out their PS/CEC Menu or LS/MS Menu.
Registration Instructions
 

Love & Logic

You are invited to Parenting the Love & Logic Way®, a wonderful program for parents presented by Phylis R. Tomlinson. The sessions include strategies such as:

  • How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?
  • How do I get my children to help with chores without an argument?
  • Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?

Join the Holy Spirit Episcopal Community to learn solutions for many of the day-to-day parenting challenges.

Register now

 

Upcoming Events

  • Aug. 18-24 - 8th Grade Ecolink Trip
  • Aug. 20 - Volleyball and Soccer Tryouts 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Aug. 20 - Fall Sports Meeting at 5 p.m. in Gym
  • Aug. 21 - PS/LS/MS Chapel (chapel uniform)
  • Aug. 23 - PS/LS/MS Chapel (chapel uniform)
  • Aug. 27 - 7th Grade Ecolink Parent Meeting at 6 p.m. in the MS Makerspace
  • Aug. 28 - Youth Sports Soccer Registration Closes 
  • Aug. 28 - JV & V Volleyball, Westbury Christian at 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 28 - Soccer vs Emory, HSES at 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 30 - JV & V Volleyball vs Cornerstone, HSES at 4 & 5 p.m.
 

Middle School News

Lower School News

Homework & RenWeb

Make sure your child is checking RenWeb each day for homework assignments. Teachers will be listing weekly assignments by Monday morning. If a change occurs during the week, teachers will make updates before 5 p.m. on the day the change is needed. Students will have the correct information written in their planners, so if there is a conflict between the planner and RenWeb you should follow the planner.
 
Assessments are listed on the wall calendar in the Middle School hallway and also included in the homework entries on RenWeb.

Cell Phones

Refer to the student handbook regarding cell phones at school. The expectation is that cell phones, if brought to campus, will be turned off and left in the student’s backpack. Students should not turn them on or use them while on campus (not even during carpool). If a student needs to make a phone call, they may do so in the Middle School Head’s office or the front office. If you need to contact your child during school hours, please contact the front office to relay your message.

Hopes & Dreams


Next week our Lower School students will work on their Hopes and Dreams for
the school year. In addition, they will create classroom rules that will
be discussed and consolidated to create Social Contracts signed by all
students and displayed in the hall. These serve as a visual reminder of
our shared expectations for the upcoming year.
 



New Computer Lab & MakerSpace


Our Lower School students are excited to have their own Computer Lab and
MakerSpace located at the end of the Lower School hall. This space
combines high and low tech with computers and laptops, as well as
recyclable materials that can be used to build structures and creations to
demonstrate thinking or solve problems. We are also looking forward to
exploring Lego Robotics, Kibo Robotics, Osmo Kits, Makey Makey and Beebots!
 

CEC and Primary School News

Thank you for entrusting your most valued treasure with us at HSES. We work very hard to ensure that each child and family feels welcome, loved, and safe. Every moment matters! We couldn't be more pleased with the first two days of school. We hope you are too! Walking through the classrooms you can see everything from process art, puppets and stories, songs and finger plays, read-alouds, conversations, and so much more. Evidence of best practices in early childhood are abundant and woven into each day here at HSES. We know this creates meaningful learning for all.
 
As we settle into the new year, we also know that each child has different needs and temperaments in the beginning. Some children are flexible and jump right into a new environment and some children are slow to warm up and take time to adapt. As educators, we know these ranges of temperament are completely normal and are expected at the beginning of a new year. Please know that your children are in wonderful hands. Our teachers are doing everything they can to connect and create relationships with each student in their class. Thank you for doing your part in talking positively, having confidence, and not lingering at drop-off. If you would like to check on your child during the day, please don't hesitate to call!  We'll be happy to provide a progress report on how they're doing.   
 
These are wonderful books to read with your child as they transition back to school:
  • Oh my Baby, Little One by K. Appelt
  • Goodbye, Hello by S. Rodde
  • Owl Babies by M. Waddell
  • The Kissing Hand and a Pocketful of Kisses by A. Penn
  • Shawn Goes to School by P.Breinburg
  • The Runaway Bunny by MW Brown
  • Don't Forget to Come Back by R. Harris
  • Willy Bear by M. Kantrowitz
 
 
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