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Hickory Point Happenings Week 24

Week 24- February 18, 2019

In this edition:

  • Conference feedback

  • Hot lunch make-ups

  • 25 ways to talk to your child about school

  • Resource from Victor Pacini

  • No school Monday, February 18

Conference feedback

Dear Hickory Point Parents,

Thank you very much for attending conferences. We had a very successful conference window. It is obvious you prioritize school and learning. As I walked around, I received positive feedback about the staff, the school and District 27. Your child’s safety, learning and growth are our top priorities. We value our partnership with you and appreciate your support. Please know we are here to support you and your child.

For your children,

Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan


Hot Lunch Make-ups (First Posting)

The hot lunches missed on the  emergency weather days will be rescheduled during a few Tuesday’s this spring. Here is the revised schedule:

McDonald's- (From 1/28) serving Tuesday, April 2nd

Once Upon a Bagel- (From 1/30) serving Tuesday, April 9th

Castelli's Pizza (for Viccino's)- (From 1/31) serving Tuesday, April 16th

If your child ordered hot lunch on the original date, he/she will receive the make- up lunch on the April date. Please mark your calendar with the make-up dates in April.


25 Ways to Ask Your Kids “So How Was School Today?”

(Without Asking Them “So How Was School Today?)

#1.  What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)

#2.  Tell me something that made you laugh today.

#3.  If you could choose,  who would you like to sit by in class? Why?

#4.  Where is the coolest place at the school?

#5.  Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)

#6.  If I called your teacher tonight, what would she tell me about you?

#7.  How did you help somebody today?

#8.  How did somebody help you today?

#9.  Tell me one thing that you learned today.

#10. When were you the happiest today?

#11. When were you daydreaming today?

#12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed up someone, who would you want them to    


#13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?

#14. Tell me something good that happened today.

#15. What word did your teacher say most today?

#16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?

#17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?

#18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?

#19. Where do you play the most at recess?

#20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?

#21. What was your favorite part of lunch?

#22. If you were the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?

#23. Is there anyone in your class that you want to get to know better?

#24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class, who would you trade with? Why?

#25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.


Parent resource from Erin’s Law presentation

Here is the link for a free book from Victor Pacini - Be Seen and Heard Book.

Important dates

School is not in session on Monday, February 18.