Monthly Archives: January 2015


The K-12 early dismissal scheduled for Friday, January 30th is postponed until Friday, February 6th.  All students in kindergarten through 12th grade will now be in school for a regular day tomorrow and will be have an early dismissal next Friday, February 6th.  

Please remember to wear your Leader shirts and CRAZY socks for the All-School Opening tomorrow!!!!

Snow Fun!

Mrs. Murr snapped a few pictures of the boys and girls at recess on Tuesday.  The wind chill is too cold to go outside today, but what fun they had a few afternoons in snow gear! The boys and girls staying inside had fun too, playing Uno, making cards, building with Tinker Toys, and synergizing to complete some glow-in-the-dark puzzles.  Way to go!

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Snow Play!!!

Attention parents:  If we receive a significant amount of snow, students in first grade are permitted to play outside.  

A few things:  Students MUST have snow boots.  They also should have snow pants or a change of pants.  Students who do not bring them, or just choose to stay indoors may do that also!  But thanks to Mrs. Murr for volunteering this fun time, we will allow kids to play in the snow at Hambright.  The first one of the year, in the new building!

Just be sure to have a bag with a change of pants, or snow pants.  Also boots, hats, gloves, etc.  It’s extra helpful if students are able to dress themselves.  I’m sure you can imagine us teachers spending ten minutes getting students in their snow pants/parkas/boots.   haha!  Thanks for your help.  Maybe we can enjoy this winter wonderland at school!

DAY 100!!!!

Day 100 is coming up.  In first grade, we celebrate this grand 100th day of school. (February 4).

A few things:
1.  All students in first grade will rotate around to ten different stations, to complete fun activities at each.  To make this work, we rely on some fabulous generous parent/grandparent volunteers.  Students will bring home ayellow sheet tomorrow, for parents who are interested in volunteering.

2.  I ask students to make a project to share.  They have a green sheet to bring home with them tomorrow.  More details are on this paper.

3.  Most of our supplies are taken care of already.  The only extra material we need to make this day a success is some Fruit Loops.  If you are out shopping and have the means to donate, please feel free to pick up a box/bag.  Any kind will work.  Kids will not be eating the cereal, just counting!  Thanks for any help you can give.
Look for these papers tomorrow (I’m crossing my fingers that we are all in school tomorrow….keeping my eyes/ears on the weather!)

Calendar Changes

As a result of the school closing on Monday, January 12, 2015:

  • Friday, January 16, 2015, is now a regular school day for all students in kindergarten through 12th grade.  (We will still have a substitute…Mrs. Peifer….but it’s a regular cycle day 5).  This is the last day of the marking period.

  • Monday, January 19, 2015 remains a vacation day for students and faculty.

  • The secondary in-service day and elementary early dismissal has been moved from Friday, January 16, 2015 to Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Students in grades 7-12 will not have school, and students in grades K-6 will have a 1:30 p.m. early dismissal on January 20th.  

    This is the make-up day 3 from November.

  • Wednesday, January 21 will be a day 6, normal cycle days return!

  • School will now be in session on Friday, February 13, 2015.

School Closed

School is now closed today.  Stay tuned, as this may impact our days later this week (Friday may be a full day, and next TUESDAY may be the early dismissal day.).  Not positive, just a hunch I have with the high school schedule. 

I hope everyone is warm and dry and safe inside today.  Curl up with a good book(s), play some games, use your imagination and write a great story about slipping on the sliding ice out there….while sipping hot chicken soup with rice!  Ask your first grader about that poem!  Share any fun work with me tomorrow!