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The P.T.A. at Hanover Highlands is a wonderful opportunity for parents to become involved and volunteer. Our P.T.A. also provides the opportunity for parents to order hot lunches, and spirit wear.  If you are looking for more information about our P.T.A. you can access information here.

Solar Eclipse

District 54 is aware that the first day of school for most of our students, Monday – August 21, is the day of the solar eclipse. During a total solar eclipse the moon lines up with the sun, blocking the sun from view. Our community is not on the path of totality (the closest area is Carbondale, Illinois), which means those in the District 54 community would only see a partial eclipse (the moon will not fully cover the sun). The partial eclipse will be viewable in our area from 11:53 a.m. to 2:41 p.m.

Looking directly at the sun is never safe and it would be impossible for staff to ensure that children are not watching the changes in the sky that occur with even a partial eclipse. Therefore, we will be keeping students inside for recess and lunch on August 21. Students will have the opportunity to view the eclipse through NASA’s website at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. Some parents have expressed a desire to keep their students home and travel to see the eclipse. Parents have the right to make this decision for their children and we will be happy to welcome their students on August 22.

Birthday Treats and Lunch

We want to remind our community on our procedures for birthday celebrations and lunches.    We love to celebrate with children but encourage students to bring in a non-edible birthday treat.  The office will announce a student’s birthday in the morning and they will receive a birthday pencil from the school office.

Our lunch begins at 11:45 and ends at 12:25.  Students will still enjoy 20 minutes of recess and 20 minutes to eat their lunches.  We ask that students bring their lunches with them to school.  In the rare case that a child forgets their lunch, coolers will be located in the front lobby for parents to drop off lunches.  Please place your child’s name and room number on their lunch bag.

First Day Of School

We know many parents are excited about the first day of school for their children.  Classroom teachers will be outside behind the school with signs to meet their new class.  There tends to be more traffic on the first day with many parents wanting to bring their children to school.  Please remember to give yourself some extra time in the morning to ensure that your child is here on time.  Parents will be asked to say goodbye to their child at the door and the teachers will walk the students into the school. There will also be support staff outside to help students and parents finding their teachers.  There is a map of the school, attached within this email, for parents to know where their child’s grade level will be lining up.

Curriculum Night

Please join us on August 23rd for Hanover Highlands’ Curriculum Night.  Teachers will share information about your child’s curriculum, classroom routines and procedures, and how you can support your child during the school year.
Parents may choose between two sessions.  We ask that you arrive on-time for each session so you can hear all the information the teachers have prepared.  If you arrive late for the first session we ask that you wait for the second session.  The PTA will be available in the lobby for parents to turn in lunch forms, pizza forms, and memberships.

Session 1: 5:30-6:10

Session 2: 6:15-6:55

Supply Dry Off

Families may come drop-off their supplies and meet their classroom teacher on Friday, August 18th from 2:00-3:00.  This will be an informal time for students to bring their supplies, see some classmates and meet their teachers.  Kindergarten families may choose to do their supply drop-off during their kindergarten screening.

Hanover’s Driving, Drop-off and Parking Lot Information – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

The first day of school, all of our staff members will be waiting outside on our playground to greet the students.  Teachers will hold a sign with their name so students can find their teacher.  Teachers will be standing near their grade level door.  Support staff will also be on the playground with class list in case a student is unsure of their classroom teacher.

In the morning staff supervision begins at 8:25 a.m. We ask parents to not have students arrive prior to that time as there is no supervision for students. During the school year all students are to enter the building through their designated grade level door.  Both of our parking lots close at 8:25 a.m. and parents will not be allowed to enter or leave the parking lot until 8:45.  We ask that parents please follow this procedure as it ensures the safety of all students.  Students need to be in their seats ready to learn at 8:40 a.m. If students arrive late to school a parent or guardian must sign their child into school at our school office.

When we dismiss students they will be dismissed through their grade level doors, unless they have one of their specials (art, music, physical education, or learning resource time) at the end of the day.  Both of our parking lots will be closed starting at 2:45 p.m. and will reopen at 3:10 p.m. Cars will not be allowed to leave or enter our parking lot during that timeframe.

Welcome to Hanover…from your PTA

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Welcome Packet 17-18

A new school year is quickly approaching – just over a week away! With that being said, we’d like to welcome you back to Hanover Highlands – to both all of our old friends and families as well as to our new families. Hanover Highlands PTA volunteers time, energy and resources throughout the year in order to make sure your children enjoy their time at Hanover while having enjoyable learning experiences. There will be a new newsletter posted frequently, which will provide families with a plethora of information regarding your child’s opportunities and various events that happen as well as possibly opportunities to volunteer. That being said, please read the Welcome Packet 17-18 as you get ready to send your child off to school. Included in the Welcome Packet is information regarding membership dues, classroom parties, spirit ware, hot lunch forms and ice cream/nachos information. Enjoy your last couple of days of summer vacation – and we’ll see you soon!

First Day Eclipse

District 54 is aware that the first day of school for most of our students, Monday – August 21, is the day of the solar eclipse. During a total solar eclipse the moon lines up with the sun, blocking the sun from view. Our community is not on the path of totality (the closest area is Carbondale, Illinois), which means those in the District 54 community would only see a partial eclipse (the moon will not fully cover the sun). The partial eclipse will be viewable in our area from 11:53 a.m. to 2:41 p.m.

 

Looking directly at the sun is never safe and it would be impossible for staff to ensure that children are not watching the changes in the sky that occur with even a partial eclipse. Therefore, we will be keeping students inside for recess and lunch on August 21. Students will have the opportunity to view the eclipse through NASA’s website at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. Some parents have expressed a desire to keep their students home and travel to see the eclipse. Parents have the right to make this decision for their children and we will be happy to welcome their students on August 22.

A note from Mrs. Rivera…

Dear Hanover Highlands Community,

I would like to take this time to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year.  I know that there are a couple of weeks left prior to the start of school, but we are busy getting everything in place for our students.  Throughout the summer months the staff has been busy taking classes and planning to ensure that your child has a successful year.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION DAY

August 10th is School of Information for the district.  Our school will have extended hours for any family that has not registered yet. During the evening the school office will be opened 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m..  On the 10th we will also have class list posted on tables on the front lobby.  Parents can view list from 9:00-12:00 (noon) and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our teachers and staff have put a lot of time and consideration into creating balanced class lists.  Please note that no changes will be made to student placements.

SUPPLY DROP-OFF

Families may come drop-off their supplies and meet their classroom teacher on Friday, August 18th from 2:00-3:00.  This will be an informal time for students to bring their supplies, see some classmates and meet their teachers.  Kindergarten families may choose to do their supply drop-off during their kindergarten screening.

CURRICULUM NIGHT

Please join us on August 23rd for Hanover Highlands’ Curriculum Night.  Teachers will share information about your child’s curriculum, classroom routines and procedures, and how you can support your child during the school year.
Parents may choose between two sessions.  We ask that you arrive on-time for each session so you can hear all the information the teachers have prepared.  If you arrive late for the first session we ask that you wait for the second session.  The PTA will be available in the lobby for parents to turn in lunch forms, pizza forms, and memberships.

Session 1: 5:30-6:10

Session 2: 6:15-6:55

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

We know many parents are excited about the first day of school for their children.  Classroom teachers will be outside behind the school with signs to meet their new class.  There tends to be more traffic on the first day with many parents wanting to bring their children to school.  Please remember to give yourself some extra time in the morning to ensure that your child is here on time.  Parents will be asked to say goodbye to their child at the door and the teachers will walk the students into the school. There will also be support staff outside to help students and parents finding their teachers.  There is a map of the school, attached within this email, for parents to know where their child’s grade level will be lining up.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

The first day of school, all of our staff members will be waiting outside on our playground to greet the students.  Teachers will hold a sign with their name so students can find their teacher.  Teachers will be standing near their grade level door.  Support staff will also be on the playground with class list in case a student is unsure of their classroom teacher.

In the morning staff supervision begins at 8:25 a.m. We ask parents to not have students arrive prior to that time as there is no supervision for students. During the school year all students are to enter the building through their designated grade level door.  Both of our parking lots close at 8:25 a.m. and parents will not be allowed to enter or leave the parking lot until 8:45.  We ask that parents please follow this procedure as it ensures the safety of all students.  Students need to be in their seats ready to learn at 8:40 a.m. If students arrive late to school a parent or guardian must sign their child into school at our school office.

When we dismiss students they will be dismissed through their grade level doors, unless they have one of their specials (art, music, physical education, or learning resource time) at the end of the day.  Both of our parking lots will be closed starting at 2:45 p.m. and will reopen at 3:10 p.m. Cars will not be allowed to leave or enter our parking lot during that timeframe.

BIRTHDAY TREATS AND LUNCH

We want to remind our community on our procedures for birthday celebrations and lunches.    We love to celebrate with children but encourage students to bring in a non-edible birthday treat.  The office will announce a student’s birthday in the morning and they will receive a birthday pencil from the school office.

Our lunch begins at 11:45 and ends at 12:25.  Students will still enjoy 20 minutes of recess and 20 minutes to eat their lunches.  We ask that students bring their lunches with them to school.  In the rare case that a child forgets their lunch, coolers will be located in the front lobby for parents to drop off lunches.  Please place your child’s name and room number on their lunch bag.

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 18th –Supply Drop-Off (2:00-3:00)

August 21st –First Day of School (Grades 1st-6th and All Intellectual Disabilities Classes)

August 23rd-Curriuclum Night (5:30-6:10 or 6:15-6:55)

August 28th -First Day of Kindergarten

August 28th -MAP Testing Begins

September 4th –No School –Labor Day

Sincerely,

Faith Rivera