Thanks to Friends of the Library, Heyburn Elementary was able to have four great performers come and present Around the World in 80 Days! Students enjoyed the musical and fun jokes!
On March 7th, Heyburn Elementary wore blue for Colon Cancer Awareness, in support of one of our Para-professionals, Michelle Guidry. Michelle is currently in a fight against colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 95,520 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, and 50,260 will die from this disease.
On average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 23 for men and women combined (4.5%), however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors. (Colorectal Cancer Alliance Website)
You may have noticed an increase in our safety drills during the 2017-2018 school year. It is our belief that repetition will help us to be better prepared. When students go through the drills repeatedly, the steps that they have to take become routine and they no longer have to think about what to do next. In a real emergency, that can make a huge difference! So, we have been running fire drills, Secure the Building (modified lock-downs), Lock-downs, and Bomb threat. Soon to come will be leveled lock-downs and miscellaneous drills including wildfire, chemical spill, and earthquake.
Also, at the District level there has been a Safety Committee established to look at District and school preparedness. They will be working with the schools to create procedures for various threats that our school and District might face.
Today was the day! Our students made the 400 hour mark for reading so today to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day, our principal was duct taped to the wall! Each student was able to take one piece of tape and place it to help stick her to the wall. Meanwhile, Mrs. Shea read books by Dr. Seuss and Mr. Hamblin was a guest MC helping direct the tapers. Also, the Cat in the Hat hung out with our students almost all day reading and making mischief! What a fun day… Keep on Reading Heyburn! Special thanks to the PTO and the businesses that donated the Duct Tape!
So the vote is in! Tomorrow morning, Mrs. Masters will be Duct Taped to the wall!
Each classroom voted between four choices for what Mrs. Masters had to do if the whole school reads over 400 hours. The choices were attacked with silly string, mime for a day, duct taped to the wall, or a pie in the face. It was a close race between a mime for a day and the duct tape.
Mrs. Masters is kind of hoping they don’t make it!
On Wednesday, our students participated in a kick off assembly for Read Across America. Read Across America takes place on Friday with Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the idea that all students across the United States complete some extra reading on that day. We started it a couple days early with our assembly and a challenge to our school. The challenge is for us to read over 400 HOURS by Friday morning! This challenge was issued on Wednesday at the assembly.
This morning our Certified teachers met to discuss and collaborate around the topic of Math. Items that were part of the agenda were collegiate math observations, strategies observed/learned/used, RTI math interventions, current classroom collaboration on strategies used for math interventions as well as ones they would like to initiate in their grade levels.
On February 16th, a lucky group of chosen students met with Mrs. Masters in the office to partake in a BIG sub sandwich! We had a 6′ sub with ham and turkey, chips, juice, and a cookie! We had music going and visited!
Students were chosen from all of the Caught In The Act slips that were collected during December and January. The next fun activity will be in April for the months of February and March.