Weekly Announcements Call Script- Feb 20-24

Post date: Feb 20, 2017 4:56:28 AM

Good Evening Heaton Families.

This is Jayme Cardinal-Principal at Heaton. I am calling with announcements for the week February 20th through February 24th.

    1. Our overall average for attendance for this past week was 90.1% Our 6th grade averaged 89.6% for the week, 7th grade was at 92.7%, while the 8th grade was at 88.09%. The numbers for 8th grade are concerning. Again, the connection between attendance, grades and eventually graduation from High School are all linked. Please ensure your child is at school daily. If you need support, please contact us.

    2. There is also No School Monday, February 20 due to the President’s Day Holiday and there is no school on Tuesday, February 21 due to our Parent Teacher Conference. PTCs are from 10-30 to 6PM. Teachers will break from 2-2:30 for lunch. These will be the final conferences for the school year. During conferences, we will be providing our 8th grade families with information about High School. Please plan on attending. Thank you.

    3. As a reminder, our student council is sponsoring Pennies for Patients. The money raised will go the Lymphoma/Leukemia Foundation. Pennies will be collected in ASAP classes and the winning class will have a lunch provided by Olive Garden. The collection will be from Monday, February 13 through February 24th. Our goal was $600 which we are nearly at! Thanks to everyone for your support in our work around Random Acts of Kindness.

    4. Beginning March 1st, we will begin serving breakfast during 1st hour. We have noticed that a significant number of students are not eating and also based on behavior data, we see spikes in behavior around the lunch time hour. While students are not required to eat breakfast, we feel that offering breakfast in a smaller setting will help students feel more comfortable to eat. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    5. On Thursday, select 8th students will be taking the NAEP assessment. Letters went home to student who were randomly selected by NAEP. Please call if you have any questions. This only affects about 80 of our 8th grade students.

    6. 8th grade parents. East High School is hosting their parent night on Wednesday, February 22 at 6PM.

    7. Good luck to our Wrestling and Girls BBall teams this week! Wrestling has City/County Championships on Wednesday. They will be released at 1:15PM . Girls basketball plays Thursday at home vs PAA. Good luck to all.

    8. If you have any questions about any of these announcements, please feel free to contact the school.

Thank you