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Hickory Point Happenings March 6, 2020

Hickory Point Happenings 

In this edition:

  • Professional learning day 

  • Sneak peek at months to come

  • Report cards 

  • School-wide dance party

Professional learning 

Our wonderful Hickory Point teachers are lifelong learners and continuously expand their instructional pedagogy in many ways throughout the school year. In addition to this, District 27 dedicates three days each school year for teachers to engage in professional learning.  On Monday, our Kindergarten teachers focused on improving and differentiating writing instruction as well as strategies to support social-emotional learning. Our first grade teachers focused on weather, light, and sound science units which will be implemented in the Spring. Second grade teachers focused on a new science unit Environments and Survival.  In addition to this, all teachers participated in additional training on gender differences, executive functioning, and social-emotional learning.  

Trimester 3 began on March 2

Think Spring! We are already in the third trimester of the school year. It is hard to believe! We will have a busy few months. We will have our spring workshop/musical programs. The 3 R’s club (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) will lead us in environmental efforts to help teach our students the small things they can do to help make our world a better place. Shabonee is hosting a joint Family Night for all our Hickory Point and Shabonee students in April. This will be a fun opportunity for our second grade students to get a glimpse of life at their upcoming school. Believe it or not, we are already planning for the 2020-2021 school year. We have so much to look forward to this spring. 

Report Cards come home on March 13

Second trimester report cards will go home in backpacks with the children on March 13. Please check their folders and backpacks for this information. As always, contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 

PBIS celebration at Hickory Point

Students have been doing a wonderful job being responsible, respectful and kind at Hickory Point. Our grade level containers are full of student Bulldog Bucks. We are so proud of all of our students. Thursday, we hosted a school-wide celebration. We had every student and staff member dancing in the gym. Ask your child about the special celebration yesterday. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Important dates:

March 13                                                                               College spirit day

                                                                                              Report cards go home

March 20                                                                               Spring break begins at the end of day