[HMS News] 5-5-06
bcarozza at hopkintonschools.org
Fri May 5 15:33:22 EDT 2006
Orders and/or returned pictures are due back to school by Wednesday,
THE PACE OF PE
All students in grades K-3 have been immersed in a Gymnastics Unit.
Kindergarten and first grade students were introduced to simple
balances, basic rolls, jumps and fitness exercises, along with
beginning cooperative partner stunts.
Second and third grade students were able to expand their knowledge
in gymnastics by categorizing the various types of gymnastics
movements. For example, balances were now either Static (without
movement) or Dynamic (with movement). To culminate the floor mat
portion of the unit, the children were required to create and write a
series of movements which would flow together to form the basis of a
gymnastic routine. This routine was then performed for me. The
students did an awesome job!! J
The floor mat portion of the gymnastics unit was followed by
performing on the gymnastics equipment. Again, all students K-3 had
the opportunity to learn a variety of movements on the balance beam,
vaulting horse, and parallel bars. As an added bonus, the students
were able to “Climb the Rope,” one of their most favorite activities.
Depending upon their “Comfort Zone”, students were challenged to
touch as many knots on the rope as they could (there are nine knots).
Some students were also able to go above the 9th knot and climb all
the way to the “black disk”- a particle board form at the top of the
rope. For some students, touching the black disk becomes a “right of
passage” and self fulfilling challenge. The pride and confidence they
acquire from this achievement is delightful and amazing to see!
On a personal note, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all
the volunteers who came in to help spot the children while they
performed on the equipment. The children delighted in having your
help in this special physical education setting. Gymnastics is a
wonderful unit for the students to develop strength, balance,
agility, and self confidence. Without your assistance, I cannot offer
this beneficial learning experience. I appreciate your efforts,
assistance, and support in this program.
Super Sneaker Awards
This month’s Super Sneaker Awards went to Ms. Blanchard’s morning
Physical Education class, Mrs. Pepper’s first grade class, Mrs.
Yonemura’s second grade class, and Mrs. Helm’s third grade class.
This time of year, the adrenaline starts pumping faster than ever,
and the pace quickens given the many events that are on our calendar.
As someone who has children beyond HMS years, my advice is to expend
the extra energy to be involved now since before you know it…well,
the cliché is very true. They grow up very quickly. My oldest is
making plans for college in the fall, and the Prom is in a couple of
weeks. Yesterday, he was more interested in playing in a sandbox.
Read this newsletter carefully, check out our online calendar too and
feel free to call me at any time with questions. Hold on tight, the
last six weeks begin now.
Bill Carozza, Principal
Join us for our annual Fun Fair to be held at HMS on Saturday, May 20
from 10am-2pm. We will have a bouncy house, inflatable obstacle
course, games, prizes, raffle baskets for all ages, a silent auction,
cotton candy, pizza and more! Tickets will be sold at the door or be
on the look-out for the advance ticket form going home today with
Bring your checkbook to the Fun Fair and be prepared to bid on some
exciting items in the Silent Auction including gift certificates,
jewelry, scarves and even a cord of wood! If you have questions
about this event, please contact Julie Morris at 746-4137 or Vickie
Baronas at 746-3582. We'll see you at the Fun Fair!
Plants and flower pots are still needed for the plant booth. If you
have donations, please contact Heather Mitchell at
Cakes and cupcakes should be brought to set up after 5:30 pm the
night before Fun Fair. To donate one, please contact Lynnette Carney
Volunteers will be notified soon of their placement. If you have not
sent in a form and are available to run a game or booth that day,
please contact Cindy
Glass at 746-4572 or Katie Winslow at 746-2814.
Raffle Basket items are still needed as well as cellophane wrap.
Please contact Julie Morris at 746-4137 or hopkintonschoolspta at yahoo.
com to find out what is still needed or to make arrangements for
dropping off items.
Thank you to everyone
for the great donations, we appreciate your support of the PTA and
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT
MAY 23 6:30-7:30
Please join us for our annual volunteer appreciation night! Any
persons who have volunteered at HMS this year in any capacity
(classroom support, baking/cooking for programs, publishing center,
reaching for the stars etc...) are encouraged to come. Snacks will
be provided as well as door prizes. See you then!!!!
Events listed under Community News do not necessarily indicate
endorsement from Harold Martin School or the Hopkinton School
District but are provided as a community service.
Attention Future Cub Scouts!
Here in Hopkinton, dozens of our young men participate in our active
and vigorous Cub Scout Pack! If you are interested in Scouting and
want to know what it is about, please come to our annual Scout
Roundup and Pack Meeting, on Friday, May 12 at 6:30 in the Harold
Martin School Multipurpose Room. Scout leaders and families will be
on hand to answer your questions, then you can plan to stay for our
Pack meeting from 7-8. In the meantime, if you have any questions
please contact Scoutmaster Lynnette Carney at 746-6563 or
carneyl at aol.com. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Come to You're Fired - the paint your own pottery studio, located on
Loudon Road in Concord (next to Papa Gino's) and help support
Hopkinton Destination Imagination! Go to the studio on May 5th, 6th,
or 7th and paint your own mug, bowl, plate, or ceramic figurine!
Create a one-of-a-kind gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or
Graduation! All studio fees will benefit Hopkinton Destination
Imagination instead of the local Girl Scout troop as previously
mentioned. Please make sure you mention that you are there for the
'TWEEN SCHOOL'N HOME
CHILD CARE PROGRAM
at Harold Martin School
Week of May 8 thru May 12th
Monday: Thank you, Teachers!
Tuesday: Pitching Power
Wednesday: I'm Nuts About You!
Thursday: Cooking for Mom
Friday: Gumdrop Corsages
TSNH is a non-profit, after- school program for children in grades
K-6, which has served the Hopkinton community since 1983.
We are currently accepting registrations for the 2006-2007 school
year. For information
contact Linda Ottery at 529-2186 or email at
tsnh at comcast.net
Info from the PTA:
Join us for a Fisher Cats Baseball game on Saturday, May 13 at
1:05 pm. Forms were sent home with your child and need to be returned
by Monday, April 10. If you need a form or have questions, please
contact Kathy Donohoe at
746-3502 or teamdonohoe at comcast.net
Cakes Needed for Fun Fair
The Hopkinton PTA is seeking the donation of cakes or cupcakes as
prizes for the Cake Walk activity at the Fun Fair to be held on
Saturday, May 20th. If you would like to contribute a cake, please
contact Vickie Baronas at 746-3582 or Lynnette Carney at 746.6563.
Fun Fair Plant Table:
Are your perennials looking crowded? Are you tired of all those lily-
of-the-valley taking over your yard? If you answered yes, don't
despair, help is on the way. The Fun Fair is looking for plant
donations for its Plant Table. If you have plants in your yard that
you would like to donate but don't have time to pot them up yourself,
please call Heather Mitchell at
746-5352. We would be happy to do it for you!
Bill Carozza | Principal
Harold Martin School
271 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
p. 603 .746 .3473
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