September 2011 Elementary Griffin Gazette • Dear Parents, • It’s hard to believe that yesterday we completed the first two weeks of school at Southern Highlands Prep! All I can say is what a privilege it is to serve your children and our awesome school community. Seeing your children here at school is a daily reminder of why we do the work we do—we love children. Your children! • Here are some snippets of the past couple of weeks that have warmed my heart. • Onna in Kindergarten greeting me on the very first day of school with the biggest smile and hug ever saying, “Hi Miss Tina! You colored your hair!” • Visiting Mrs. McClain’s Kindergarten class during art and asking them if they knew who I was. To which Jackson proudly responded, “You’re the bus driver!” Followed by Tatiana saying, “She’s the principal!” “Your right” I said, “I’m the principal/bus driver.” To which they all in unison nodded their heads “yes” and smiled. • All the second grade moms happily helping our students and teachers with their great big gooey gloppy Paper Mache globe project in the art room. • The teachers and staff spending countless hours before and after school working to ensure that our students have a positive learning experience. • Parent emails, phone calls and visits communicating support and suggestions all in the name of improving our school. • The list could go on and on… • Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone! • Sincerely, • Ms. Tina BaronePrincipal/Bus Driver : ) September Sept. 5 Labor Day—No School Sept. 7 PAC Meeting: 8:45 am Sept. 9 Student Council Speeches & Elections Sept. 12 Middle School Pot Luck & Parent Night Sept. 16 NJHS Inductions and Summer AR, 9 am Sept. 21 Elementary Back to School Night 6 pm Sept. 23 School Store Sept. 26 Progress Reports sent out Sept. 30 Free Dress Day PLEASE USE CAUTION IN OUR PARKING LOT AT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL. PATIENCE AND COURTESY ON THE PART OF EVERYONE IS REQUIRED FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL! ADMINISTRATIVE NUMBERS (702) 617-6030 Christine Lord-Leutwyler: Office Manager Christine.email@example.com Mrs. Theresa Gotay: Assistant Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Ms Tina Barone: Principal email@example.com Visit us at --- www.southernhighlandsprep.com www.nobellearning.com
Campus Club UniformsSHPS school uniforms can be purchased through Campus Club Uniforms. You may call (702) 360-0555 or order online at www.campusclubuniform.com Our school code is SHPS1084. Deliveries will be made to the Upper School office for K – 8 students. Presently, we have bags of unclaimed uniforms so please check it out!If you have any questions regarding the uniform please call the office. Middle School Pot Luck & Back to School Night September 12, 6:00 PM Last year’s 5th grade Cultural Heritage Night was such a success that our Middle School Team thought a Pot Luck would be a great way for our Middle School families and teachers to get to know each other. All Middle School students will be receiving information on this exciting fun event. Extended Care Program SHPS Extended Care Program begins from 7:00-8:15 AM in the Upper School Cafeteria. There are three teachers involved in early care: Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Kolodny and Mrs. Rodriguez. The aftercare program is from 3:15 – 6 PM and is supervised by Aileen O’Shields, Eli Oberlander and Betty B. Pre-registration is necessary to participate. In addition to working on homework the students have both supervised free and structured playtime. Homeworknow.com Visit your child’s homework page online at www.myhomeworknow.com Log-in and type in the myhomeworknow.com address. Click on “Find your school”. Then, click on the state of Nevada. SHPS will be listed -- Click on it to “select school”. All of our teachers’ names will be listed. Simply select your child’s teacher and you’ll be able to access their homework syllabus. Note: From the teacher’s homework page, you will see their daily/weekly homework assignments and newsletters and you will also be able to email them. New Library Materials This summer we added some new items to our library that will please our students and Teachers alike: bean bag chairs, library rug, AR books, computer and printer. Later we will be featuring selected student art work on a monthly bases in the library. Stay posted to hear about our young artists!
SHPS Elementary (K-4) Back to School Night September 21, 6-7:15 PM This September, we have exciting after-school enrichment programs for elementary and Middle School students! Kids in Motion Cheer and Tumbling Kids in Motion Karate Larry Lake Gymnastics Violin Volleyball League Art Classes Fliers are available in the Lower and Upper School vestibules. Learn more about your child’s adventures at SHPS and what’s new and up-and-coming at our annual K – 4 Back to School Night! See you there! Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:00 – 7:15 PM PAC NEWS NEW BOARD for 2011 President - Becky SullivanVP - Middle School - Jennifer PhenicieVP - Elementary School - Amy EwellVP - Pre-School - Keira CoburnCorresponding Secretary - Lorrie AndersonRecording Secretary - Michelle RandazzoTreasurer - Keri Paul Congratulations to our new Board! Don’t forget to provide the PAC with your email so you’re informed about all the great PAC activities and events PAC Meeting Wednesday, September 7, 8:45 AM For information on PAC and how you can volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org Scholastic News & National Geographic at SHPS This year we have purchased Scholastic News for students in K-4, and National Geographic for students in K-8. These series are a welcomed supplement for all our students and teachers!