We have had a great start to the 2019-2020 school year. Students are settled into the routine of their classroom schedules. It is a credit to all the staff at Hartvigsen to see how independent students have become as they rotate from one class or one activity to another one.
All of you should have received a magnetic calendar to attach to your fridge. The school calendar is also located on the Hartvigsen website. If you ever have questions about school schedules, check the website.
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has already been busy at Hartvigsen. Yesterday the students were able to view art projects completed by different artists. The PTO Chairperson invited an art van to come to Hartvigsen. Students participated in all day activities. PTO has many activities planned that support your students. There are two ways you can support this organization. Join the PTO. Dues are $5.00 a person or $12.00 a family. Another way you can provide support to our students is to attach your Smith’s card to Hartivgsen School. Smiths donates a portion of the money that is spent back to the school. The PTO uses funds we collect to provide for projects and activities for students
The final report on last year’s Land Trust plan has been completed. Land Trust funds provide opportunities for the school that enhance student learning. Our budget last year was $14,416. Money was spent in the following areas:
- Leadership Team training with the Arbinger Foundation. Information gained from this training has been discussed monthly. Arbinger principals have been discussed in Community Council meetings and shared with the rest of the staff.
- Teacher created interventions were approved by the council and created for use in the classroom. The following are projects that were completed: Age-appropriate adapted literacy; Comprehension books for students; Yearbook; Mindfulness project for staff; OLM familiar texts; Adapted literacy books with manipulatives for characters in the stories; Personalized literacy books for students; SMARTBoard Post High lessons.
- The balance of the Land Trust money was used to purchase communication devices so students can share answers more easily (example – switches).
We appreciate the money the state gives us each year. Committee members are committed to meeting with us one-hour a month to train, review budgets and have conversations regarding students and their success. Our meetings are posted on the Hartvigsen website and on our front doors. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am and would invite you to join us. No meetings will be held in December or January. Minutes of our meetings are posted on the Hartvigsen website if you would like to read them. Current members of the committee are Janice Wayman, Crystal Shank, Verlene Dexter, Cyndie Albert, Emily Orgill, Kym Frey, Ashlee Houghton, Erolynne Wood, Samantha Millsap and Athena Poole.
In our Community Council meetings, we follow Roberts Rules of Order.
As a staff we want to maintain communication with you that is helpful. Newsletters will come home periodically. The calendar is posted on the Hartvigsen website; we are posting calendar events on our FACEBOOK site. You will also receive calls from the school when the usual weekly schedule is different. If you are not receiving calls or can not access our other information sites, please let us know.
OCTOBER 2019 Calendar
October 8th: 9:00 AM PTO/10:00 AM Community Council
October 16th: Early out day
October 17th and 18th: No School – Fall recess
October 23rd : Pumpkins will be delivered to the school (SL County Sheriff’s Department)
October 24th: Early out day
October 24th: NO SCHOOL FOR POST HIGH STUDENTS
October 25th: Student non-attendance day (End of 1st term)
October 28th: Picture re-takes
October 31st: Halloween Celebration: School parade will begin at 9: 00 AM, class parties and Halloween dance will follow the parade
November 26th: Early out day
November 27th: Legislative Exemption Day
November 28th: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
November 29th: No school
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Wishing you a wonderful LONG autumn.