[HMS News] 3-18-05
bcarozza at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Mar 18 17:02:41 EST 2005
HMS News 3-18-05
PTA Family Night at the Planetarium
This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 26 from 6-8 PM. All
families with children at either Harold Martin or Maple Street Schools
are invited to attend. Flyers went home today, please be sure to fill
them out and return them by Monday if you are attending. If you have
any questions, or did not receive the form, please call Colleen Symonds
at 746-2757 or email the PTA at HopkintonPTASchools at yahoo.com
Have you ever seen a tiger-striped van gallivanting along the
interstates with the word “TIGER” emblazoned on the front? The TIGER
troupe, (Theatre Integrating Guidance Education and Responsibility),
made up of fine actors sponsored by Plymouth State University, has made
an appearance at HMS and MSS two years in a row now. This theatre
program is dedicated to helping kids in elementary schools solve
problems that face them every day. This year the theme is "A Bully
Isn't Your Friend … Yet!" and yesterday they performed to a packed
crowd in the Harold Martin Multi Purpose Room.
The content, delivered in comedic style, makes an impact on our
children. With reinforcement by our teachers, it provides a great
lesson for kids to avoid bullying behavior and suggestions for kids who
are bullied. The program first began in October 2002, and the latest
version incorporated writing from middle school students throughout New
Hampshire with thoughts about bullying. Thanks to Hopkinton PTA for
funding assistance and Counselor Jackie Kleiner for her leadership in
bring TIGER to Hopkinton.
I enjoy reading your children’s progress reports every term as I learn
so much about them. This time I concentrated on kindergarten and first
grade and provided brief comments at the end of each report. At the end
of the third trimester, I will focus and comment on second and third
grade progress reports.
I invite all Harold Martin School families to attend our next PTA/Third
Grade sponsored Movie Night in the Maple Street School gym. The date is
Friday night April 1, the time is 6:30 PM, and the movie is the Disney
version of Robin Hood. The third grade will be selling concessions and
our ticket price is $1 a head or $5 maximum per family. The donation
goes to the Tsunami Relief Fund directed by third graders Josh Salzberg
and Taylor Yianakopolos.
Finally, here’s some statistics that might help your winter weary mind.
The average Concord temperature for March is 32 degrees, but then it
jumps to 44 degrees in April, 56 in May and 65 for June. Hopeful?
Have a great weekend,
Bill Carozza, Principal
Every year we give parents the option to write a letter to Principal
Carozza about their child that may help us in appropriately placing him
or her in the best classroom community possible. If you choose to write
a letter, the question we would like you to write on is this:
What do you know about your child that would help us in our placement
In addition, we would ask that you not mention a specific teacher
request in this letter, or in any communication with HMS staff,
including emails or personal conversations. The deadline for letters is
April 1, 2005 (no foolin’). Email is preferable but “hard copy” is fine
too. Thank you.
I am putting together a pamphlet for parents that will contain helpful
tips that can be used throughout the school year. If you have any tips
that have helped your own children, I would love to hear about them.
Please e-mail me or drop me a note with any suggestions.
Thank you for your help.
HMS Guidance Counselor
jkleiner at hopkintonschools.org
The Destination Imagination teams from Hopkinton had a very successful
day on Saturday. Every team had a successful performance; their
creativity was on display for all to see, and it was a wonderful
sight!! We had cars driving around tracks, old-time radio plays,
serendipitous inventions, a gossamer-fine bridge, and an improv team
that wowed the judges.
Please join me in congratulating all the teams and their managers for a
job well done. We had great representation for the district!! As a
member of the Board of Directors for the NH DI affiliate, I can tell
you with great confidence that Hopkinton had wonderful representation,
and that the judges know that creativity is alive and thriving in our
Both Middle School teams:
The Improv team placed 1st in the Middle Level Improv challenge,
earning the right to compete at the State Finals on April 9th at Nashua
(South) High School. This team rocked!
The Bridges team placed 2nd in their Middle Level structure challenge,
and also will be representing Hopkinton at the State Finals in April.
(This is a result of significant confusion over the testing procedure
for the structure, resulting in the State Challenge Master’s decision
to advance the team despite their second place finish. The team
identified a loophole that will be rewritten for next year’s structure
Please join me in wishing both teams Good Luck in their continued
‘March’ into the art room…
The Kindergarten is taking a good look at the month of March and the
kind of changeable weather we have during this month. Since March
“Comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”, we took a look at a
painting called The Peaceable Kingdom by colonial artist Edward Hicks.
Mr. Hicks did 100 versions of this painting, but we only got to see 2
of them. The painting shows children with wild and domestic animals
all getting along together. The students then created their own
“peaceable kingdoms” showing at least 2 animals that normally would not
get along having a good time together. We are now beginning a simple
paper windsock with only primary colors.
Grade One began this month by adding silhouettes to their warm color
sunsets. Next we took a look at some animal habitats, especially those
that live or sleep underground. We shared a story about a “Large and
Growly Bear” and the children turned some torn paper shapes (no
scissors allowed) into bears and created habitats for them. Currently
we are looking at other animals that live underground and inventing
some very imaginative dwellings for them. Did you know that rabbits
can even have Jacuzzis and swimming pools in those underground tunnels?
Grade Two is beginning a study of African arts to coordinate with their
2nd Grade Play project. We are starting off with negative drawing,
which relates to Senufu bark work. The children are erasing their
drawings from a brown painted paper, harder than it looks.
Grade Three is continuing their exploration into the arts of Japan and
China. Some classes are completing their watercolor resist dragons
and some are just starting. We are also exploring a 3-D approach to
creating a dragon with a pop-up style dragon.
HYSA Baseball & Softball
Mandatory Player Evaluations
Sunday, March 20th, 2005
Hopkinton High School Gymnasium
12:00 – 1:00 pm Girls Ages 9 & 10
1: 00 – 2:00 pm Girls Ages 11 & 12
2: 00 – 4:00 pm Boys Ages 9 & 10
4: 00 – 6:00 pm Boys Ages 11 & 12
These evaluations are mandatory to equitably distribute talent for all
teams. Please wear sneakers and bring your glove.
Baseball questions, call Mark at 746-6455
Softball questions call Peggy at 746-5296
Bill Carozza | Principal
Harold Martin School
271 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
p. 603 .746 .3473
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