We've made it to the 4th Quarter! With the finish line in sight, let's make sure we finish the school year on a positive note. How do you do this, you may ask?
§ Attendance! Coming to school is half the battle. Once you're present (in school or online), you make yourself available to learn. You can stay up-to-date on what you're learning and any additional information or details that you may miss if you're not present. Plus, there's so many fun things going on at school that you won't want to miss out!
§ Attitude! Choose your 'tude, dude! Life is all in how you look at it. If you approach anything with a negative mindset, then you'll always find the bad in each situation and reasons to be miserable. If you approach each day with a positive mindset, then you'll find reasons for it to be good. When things start going awry, take a minute to think of three things that ARE going your way. It could just be something as simple as you made it to school that day, you get to eat a delicious lunch, and you were able to say hello to a friend that morning. Focus on the positive and you'll continue to find more positive. No bad days! Need help with this?? See Mrs. Jacobs.
§ Practice! We all know the end of the year comes with tests and assessments. This is your chance to show us just how much you've learned and what you know. Musicians do not go into a huge concert without practicing their songs first; athletes do not go into the big game without practicing plays and scrimmaging first; artists do not create beautiful masterpieces that hang in museums without playing around and creating a few different pieces first. Everyone must hone their craft- and you too, need to get that practice. This means studying for any upcoming tests in days in advance; it'll seem less overwhelming if you break it into smaller pieces to study each day. Do your homework- this is the best practice of all and the exact reason why teachers assign it. Have someone quiz you on the ideas/concepts prior to the test- this can be done by asking questions outloud or writing down questions. You can also use flash cards to quiz yourself. All of this practice can dramatically reduce anxiety and stress associated with testing.
§ Ask for help! Your teachers and the staff here at school are here to help. Please don't be afraid to ask an of us if you find yourself in need. We may not immediately have the answers, but we'll work to find a way to help! We all need help sometimes, so don't be afraid to ask.
Otherwise, be sure to check back here periodically for updates to the Virtual Bulletin Board, and as always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student!
With peace and love,
Virtual Bulletin Board
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Free and Reduced Lunch Application:
Click on the link to the right for the HPS Child Nutrition Page. Once there select the link for the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.
This application is also available online at the link above!
Know someone with a baby, toddler, or preschooler?
The Parents as Teachers of Catawba County is a great FREE resource to help with the development of kids prior to entering school.
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