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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Hazel Valley Elementary School
402 SW 132nd Street Burien, WA 98146

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Weekly Wrap UP 10.9.2020

Weekly Wrap UP 10.9.2020
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A Note From School Leaders

Thank you for coming to our annual Buzz into Learning night! If you missed out, you can still access our virtual school from our about page on our website. Families gave us some great ideas like taking lots of walks, taking breaks, and writing notes of encouragement at the end of the day. We all have a lot to learn from one another. We would like to let you know that although picking up meals right now are free for all families, it is helpful to also request free and reduced price meals. Lasly, many students still have no finished the iReady diagnostic. If they do not finish within 21 days of starting, they will have to start the diagnostic over again. Please encourage your 1st-5th grade child to finish their iReady.

A Note from ArtsCorps

You might be thinking: After several hours in a virtual classroom, why on earth would my student want to spend more time looking at a screen after school? Before the pandemic, when the school bell would ring, students excitedly left their classroom. With the same enthusiasm, some students merely went to another part of the building where they eagerly greeted their Arts Corps teaching artist. Same place – but totally different vibe!

Teaching artists Jiéyì Ludden and Aishé Keita will bring that totally different vibe for virtual after-school programming too! In small groups, students will be able to have fun with friends as they have fun adventures in movement, theatre and visual art. The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:45, starting Oct. 13th. Supplies will be provided to all registered students. Sign up at WWW.ARTSCORPS.ORG/OST or contact OLISA.ENRICO@ARTSCORPS.ORG Space is limited so make sure to sign up right away!

A Note from Our Librarian

Hello families, This week in library we focused on Hispanic authors and characters and embracing differences or challenges we may face with a book on Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Please encourage your student to read using books, magazines, our virtual library, King County Library System, iReady or Raz Kids. As always if you have any questions, would like to collaborate on a read aloud or would like to recommend a book, you can email me at maria.pina@highlineschools.org. Have a great week!

A Note from Our Music Teachers

This week in music, we continued our SEL in Music Unit. We learned about self-management and how music can be a resource to help us manage our emotions and behaviors. We also discussed responsible decision-making and problem-solving skills. Our students are doing wonderfully with their singing of "You've Got a Friend in Me" and "The Mood Song!"

A Note from Our PE Teachers

No new news this week!