Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Few Notes

Conference Week

We are excited to share the progress of our sweet Kindergarteners next week at conferences (Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26).  School is dismissed 2 hours early. 

A reminder of the conference time will be sent home in the Friday folders.  Please be on time for your conference so that we can stay on schedule. 

School Vision & Mission

There is a brief survey on our school's website ( that you can take to rank our school community values.  We will use these values to create our new Vision & Mission statesments.  We value and appreciate your input!!

Skate Night

Join your Hayes friends for Sparkle Skate Night on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00 - 8:00pm.

International Day

We are looking forward to celebrating the cultural diversity of our Hayes friends.  Please join us at school on Saturday, November 3 from 1:00 - 4:00pm.  PTSA would love to showcase any displays, food or dances from your native country.  They would also love some volunteers.  If you are interested in helping or participating, please contact Beverly Pleinis (

Friday, October 12, 2012

I Am Christopher Columbus

I am Christopher Columbus.
I am an explorer (I explored my classroom when I first came to Kindergarten).
I hope to learn new things (reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, music, computer, PE).
I am on a constant journey (to learn SO many new things this year).
I can use tools to help me on my journey (pencils, crayons, clip boards, flip books, dice, unifix cubes, books, 10 frames…).
I can find treasures (great books in the library, a neat rock outside, wonderful friendships).
I am Christopher Columbus!

This isn’t a true “I Am” poem in the “poetic world”, but it shares the importance of what the kids are learning. We have had a fun time learning all about Christopher Columbus this week. Though he wasn’t really the first person to discover America, he showed us the character trait of persistence - staying true to your goal. Learning that it is important to have a goal, to try your hardest to meet that goal, and to celebrate when you reach that goal is something that we hope the kids will always remember!

Coming Up:
The week of 10/18 - 10/22 is Hayes Spirit Week.
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Hay Day
Wednesday: Sports Day
Thursday: Backwards – Inside Out Day
Friday: Hayes Spirit Day

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Coming Up at Hayes

Please mark your calendars:

Our fall pictures are this Monday, October 8.  Even if your child isn't purchasing pictures, his/her picture will be taken, as this is the picture that will go into the Hayes yearbook.  If you are purchasing pictures, your child will need to bring his/her picture form to school on Monday (the pictures are prepaid).  If you pay online, please send your child with the printed receipt (that you either printed at the end of the online transaction or printed from our confirmation email).

In your child's Friday folder, there will be a note regarding your scheduled conference time during the week of October 22-26.  Please sign and return the bottom half of the form to confirm your conference time.  To make your visit more convenient if your child has siblings at Hayes, we worked with their teachers to schedule back-to-back conferences.  If you are unable to make the scheduled time, we cannot guarantee that your conferences will be back-to-back.  We look forward to sharing all of the wonderful things that our Kindergarteners have learned and how they've grown during the first quarter of school.