[HMS News] HMS Parent Flash 12-4-09
bcarozza at hopkintonschools.org
Sat Dec 5 16:59:40 EST 2009
HMS PARENT FLASH 12/4/09
HMS HOLIDAY CONCERTS
This is a reminder that a very special event is coming your way. The
children will be sharing their gift of song here at HMS in the multi
purpose room at 1:45 on the following dates:
Monday, December 14th for grades 2 and 3, and
Tuesday, December 15th for kindergarten and 1st grade.
The children should be dressed in festive, yet comfortable clothes.
(No jeans and t-shirts, please.) Another consideration is to avoid
dressing the students too warmly, as the children can get over-heated
singing together on the risers.
Hope to see you there,
Edna Marie Griffin,
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Years ago we established “the 3 B’s” as our overarching school rules.
They are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. You may have
heard the song more than once! As part of the “responsible” piece we
recently collected boxes of food items for the Hopkinton Food Pantry
and you can see some of the pictures of the “pick-up” on our web site: http://www.hopkintonschools.org/haroldmartinschool/
I especially want to thank two parent volunteers, Jodi Condon and
Lisa Garside as well as Custodian Rick Dyer who helped with the
loading and delivery of the food. Stay tuned to the Flash often as we
are planning a regular request from the community for the Food Pantry.
Another way we (and really you) have supported Hopkinton families is
through our Student Support Fund. We use this fund to help families
who are in need pay for field trips, our various enrichment programs,
and the Recreation Program’s summer camp. In lieu of gifts to teachers
and classrooms this year, I would encourage you to contribute to this
fund during the holiday season. Simply make the check out to Harold
Martin School and mention “Student Support Fund” on the check. It
really has made a difference to many children through the years.
With snow coming soon, we will likely have some school delays or snow
days. Keep in mind that our Auto Call List (that many of you signed up
for), is only for emergencies such having to contact homes when a
delayed opening becomes a full school cancellation. Checking Channel 9
online or at the bottom of the screen on their channel is the quickest
option when you suspect a delay or cancellation.
If you have a bus concern regarding the ride home from school, your
first option is to call HMS at 746-3473. The phones are manned until
at least 3:30. Any later than that, myself or another staff member may
pick up or you can call the SAU office at 746-5186. I do carry a
handheld bus radio with me when I’m around the district so I can
contact the drivers at any time.
I’m a bit late on my monthly podcast, but I plan on recording one this
weekend. Have a great time with your family.
Bill Carozza, Principal
The Big Picture (from HMS/MSS Art Teacher, Kim Emerson)
Preschoolers have learned how to use watercolor paint sets, first
dipping the paint brush in water and then into the paint. Students
painted their papers with warm colors (red, orange, yellow, and
pink). We also practiced our cutting and gluing skills while creating
a collage of black shadows on top of our watercolored papers.
Kindergarteners have continued to explore color in art. Students have
moved beyond the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and have practiced
mixing the secondary colors (purple, orange, and green). Students
practiced painting with watercolor sets and used their beautiful
papers to learn how to weave checkerboard-like patterns. Most
recently, we created paper collages of color opposites (colors across
from each other on the color wheel). Students selected purple and
yellow, red and green, or blue and orange to work with and cut
different types of lines from the paper. The paper was glued back
into a zebra-like striped pattern.
First graders have continued to explore texture see and texture feel.
We used found objects in the art room for our texture rubbings and
then collaged the papers into a cityscape. Students looked at the
book Alphabet City as well as artwork by Romare Bearden to get ideas
for details to add to their cities. Several students enjoyed sharing
their experiences of when they had visited a city and re-created the
places that they had been to.
Second graders constructed Native American totems. Students had to
select an animal (‘totem’) that represented something that brought
them good luck. That animal was constructed from modeling clay and
strung in the center of a necklace. Students learned how to roll
paper beads and, along with pony beads, strung a necklace in a
Third graders continued the tradition of creating and designing
haunted houses. Students were responsible to design the structure, as
well as add appropriate details inside and outside the house.
Students enjoyed working on large paper and in groups with each other
to design their spooky mansions. Most recently we have started to
work on our tree houses. When painting the background students were
challenged to create brown paint (made by mixing color opposites) as
well as control the amount of water used with the watercolors. Next
week we will construct a tree house on top of the painted background.
SMALL BUSINESS CLASS
The Small Business Management class at Hopkinton High School has
joined together with Marklin Candle Company for a cause. These candles
are designed by students, marketed by students, and the proceeds will
be used to help students via the Student Support Fund. Collectively,
our mission is to help the members of our community. We envision
supplying students in need throughout the school district, providing
them with school supplies, and opportunities for them to go with their
friends and class on field trips, which otherwise they could not
afford. To do this, we need your help. Help us by taking home these
beautiful candles, and supporting these students. You can help the
Hopkinton community through your purchase.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these candles
they will be available all throughout the holiday season at Marklin
Candle, The Marketplace, 28 Riverside Drive, Contoocook. For more
information or directions please call (603) 746-5442.
'TWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME
NEXT WEEK AT
'TWEEN SCHOOL 'N HOME
CHILD CARE PROGRAM
Week of December 7-11 – COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT MONTH
Mon: Movement Madness
Bath Salts; Tree Trimming
Tues: Spanish Class
Hair Flair; Create a Santa
Wed: Hip Hop Dance
Let’s Talk about Respect;
Fri: Piano Lessons
Deck the Halls
STORYTELLER COMING TO HOPKINTON
NH Storyteller, Shawn Middleton, will perform December 5th,
9:30-10:30, at the Hopkinton Middle/High School, for kids of all
ages. Free! As a part of the Childcare offered during the Hopkinton
Special Town Meeting.
2009 Christmas Tree Lighting & Carol Sing
Saturday, December 5, 2009 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Hopkinton Woman’s Club and the Hopkinton Rotary Club
TOMIE DEPAOLA COMING TO HOPKINTON
Nationally acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Tomie
dePaola will be making a personal appearance at Marklin, The
Marketplace this Sunday, December 6 at 12:30 pm. He will be reading
from his works, followed by an opportunity for pictures and
STARRY, STARRY WEEKEND
Come celebrate the holiday season at Starry, Starry Weekend, a three-
day shopping and family fun-filled event in the villages of Contoocook
and Hopkinton on December 4, 5, and 6, 2009. More than 20 local
businesses and community organizations have planned special events and
programs throughout the weekend, including artisan fairs, craft
workshops, a food and wine tasting, tree lightings and caroling, open
houses, a factory tour, art shows, church fairs, and a Steelpan Band
For a complete list of events and times, go to www.StarryStarryWeekend.com
. Maps are available at all participating businesses and organizations.
FROM THE REC DEPT.
Ginger Bread House Making Workshop – ONLY 5 HOUSES LEFT!
On Saturday December 5th the Recreation Department will offer a
workshop on creating a gingerbread house as part of "Starry Starry
Weekend" festivities! The workshop will take place at the Slusser
Senior Center starting at 11am and ending at 2pm.
Disney on Ice – Princess Classics – ONLY 4 TICKETS LEFT!!
The Hopkinton Recreation Department has secured a limited amount of
discount tickets to the Saturday January 30, 2010, 10:30am performance
of the Disney on Ice presents “Princess Classics." The show is at the
Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester and features Cinderella, Jasmine,
Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. The tickets are
floor level with a great view and are $23 per person. Open to
Hopkinton/Contoocook residents. Call 746-2915 to reserve your spot.
The American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course
The Hopkinton Recreation Department is sponsoring the American Red
Cross Babysitting training course on Monday January 18th (school
closed that day). The class will take place at the Slusser Senior
Center from 8am – 4pm. The cost is $50 per person and is open for
youth age 11 to 15. All materials will be provided, please bring
snacks and lunch as the class will be all day. For more information
contact the Recreation Department 746-2915. To download a
registration form online go to www.hopkinton-nh.govclick on
First Aid Class
Taught by the American Red Cross this class should be a part of
everyone’s lives. Learn what to do in a medical emergency and how to
properly take care of an injured person. The class is Tuesday
January 19th from 6pm – 10pm at the Slusser senior Center. Cost is
$45 per person. Call 746-2915 to sign up. Spaces are limited.
Parents to be … CPR class
This class is for all future parents and new parents of infants and
small children. The focus will be infant/child CPR and AED. This is
a four hour American Red Cross certification class that will take
place January 26th from 6pm – 10pm at the Slusser Senior Center. Cost
is $45 per person. Call 746-2915 to sign up. Spaces are limited.
The American Red Cross Safe on My Own Class
The Hopkinton Recreation Department is sponsoring the Safe on My Own
class on Monday February 3rd from 1pm – 3:30pm (early release school
day). The course will be held at the Library Community Room and will
provide youth ages 8-11 years old with necessary knowledge and skills
to safely stay at home alone and what to do in emergency situations.
The cost is $22 per person. For more information contact the
Recreation Department 746-2915. To download a registration form
online go to www.hopkinton-nh.gov click on “Recreation”.
The Full Package – Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED and First Aid
This class taught by the American Red Cross is a full certification
class and incorporates all CPR and first aid. There are two choices
for classes and you must be able to attend the full class. The classes
will be held at the Slusser Senior Center and is $70 per person. Call
746-2915 to sign up. Spaces are limited.
February 15 (Monday President’s Day Holiday) 8am – 4:30pm
March 20 (Saturday) 8am – 4:30pm
LOTS OF HOLIDAY EVENTS…. From the REC Dept.
Holiday Lights Contest
Breakfast with Santa
Santa Calling Program
Please check the Hopkinton Recreation website for updated
information. http://www.hopkinton-nh.gov (then click Recreation
Bill Carozza | Principal
Harold Martin School
271 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
603 .746 .3473
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