February 2020 Newsletter
Dear Hunters Glen Families,
February will be a short month at Hunters Glen this year, even with adding the extra day for Leap Year. Next Wednesday, February 12th are Parent/Teacher Conferences. A link to sign up for conferences was sent home last week via our school messaging system, Class Dojo, and on the Hunters Glen Facebook page. Please ensure you sign up for our February conferences so you can gain valuable insight into your child’s academic, social, and behavioral progress. There is no school for students starting February 12th, due to conferences and teacher professional development days. There is also no school on Monday, February 17th, in honor of Presidents’ Day.
As evidenced by the weather to begin February, please remember that students go outside for recess as long as the feels like temperature is 20 or above and the playground is safe for students to be on. Please remember to send proper outside attire for your child to safely and warmly enjoy outside recess.
Hunters Glen will not be having Valentine’s Day parties again this year. Students are welcome to bring in Valentine’s for their whole class on Tuesday, February 11th. All students who bring them in will be allowed to pass them out that day, as long as they have one for every student. We also recommend that students (especially in grades K-1) sign their Valentine’s, but leave the “To” space blank so that passing them out can go smoothly. Please, do not send in treats or other items, as students will have as close to a regular day of school as possible, except for the exchange of Valentine’s.
State testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders begins at the end of March. Please be on the lookout for more detailed information, including a testing schedule in early March. Please remember that once the testing calendar is out, to make your best attempt to not have any appointments or meetings that your child will need to miss school for scheduled outside testing times. While students will take make-up tests if they are absent, it is best for students to take the test in their classroom, which is the most comfortable surrounding for them.
If you ever have any questions, concerns, or points of clarification, please never hesitate to contact the school. Thank you for your support!
Christopher J. Blados, Principal
Hunters Glen Elementary