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Hila Hawk News October 2012

  1. 1. Families of HILA PRIDE Party - Fall Festival will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium Did your child earn 20 points? October 30, 2012 November 1, 2012The Hope Institute Learning AcademyHawk NewsOctober 24, 2012 Volume 2012/Number 2A Word fromMr. JakubowskiDear Parents and Friends: The Scholastic Book Fair at the Hope Institute Learning AcademyI hope you enjoyed last month’s Hawk News. Please began Monday, October 22, and will run through Monday, Octoberensure you communicate with your child’s teacher each 29. We hope you can join us.week to review their progress. Report card pickup will beon Wednesday, November 7th. Students will be dismissed The exciting theme for our fall 2012 book fair is All-Star Book Fair: Every Reader is a Star! We hope parents and other famiyat 12:30 p.m. that day. Conferences will begin at 1:00 p.m. members will share their love of reading with our students andKindergarten through third grade students should enter support this excellent project.through the main entrance in the mornings until outdoorduty resumes (spring). Fourth and fifth grade students Science fair coming toshould still enter door #6 in the morning. Please continueto ensure that your children arrive in their classrooms HILA in Novemberbefore 8 a.m. each day. Starting each day with a healthy The second annual HILA Science Fair is just around the corner.breakfast and positive social interactions with classmates Students should be developing their ideas for a science fair project,enables each child to feel good about coming to school and those ideas should be approved by teachers this week. Theeach day! final science fair projects should be brought to school no later than November 27. Display boards for science fair projects are availableI’m excited to welcome Mrs. Melinda Berry and Mrs. in the school office for $2.25 each. Please see Ms. Hall in the officeCindy Weinreb as this year’s Chair and Vice Chair of the to purchase these boards.Families of HILA. The next Families of HILA meetingwill take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 6 p.m. An HILA stu-agenda will be sent out by the end of next week. We hope dents work on their sciencethat many of you can attend this meeting and help HILA fair projectsgrow as a community. during the 2011-2012Lastly, please contact your child’s teacher if you have any school year.questions regarding this year’s science fair. All projects Science fairare due on Tuesday, November 27. projects are due no laterIf you have any questions or concerns, please don’t than Novem-hesitate to call or email me directly. ber 27, 2012. DisplayMichael Jakubowski boards arePrincipal available in(773) 534 - 7405 the HILA office.mjakubowski@thehopeinstitute.us
  2. 2. October 24, 2012 Hawk News Volume 2012/ Number2HILA PRIDE Fall Festival to HILA firstbe held November 1, 2012 graders visitThe HILA PRIDE Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, November1st. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Fall Festival by a pumpkin farmearning 20 PRIDE points. For students to be on track, they should haveearned more than half of their points by now. Students may continue toearn points for positive pride behaviors up until the day of the party.The Fall Festival will include painting individual mini-pumpkins for The first grade classes went to Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm laststudents to take home. If students finish early, they have the option of week! It was an awesome trip. Students participated in many funwatching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” or participating in ascavenger hunt type game. A schedule with specific grade-level times for fall activities. The children went on a hayride, saw scarecrows,the Fall Festival will be sent out in the near future. went through the corn maze, and even watched a pig race! Many wonderful parent volunteers helped to make this trip successful. The classes had a wonderful time learning about how pumpkins are grown all on a gorgeous day. Each HILA first grader got to take a pumpkin home! HILA applications for new students available online We are glad to announce that the 2013-2014 enrollment process is now open! The Hope Institute Learning Academy will be accept- ing applications for new students until the application deadline on March 22, 2013. The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) is a contract school embracing diversity and serving students of all learning styles and abilities. Through individualized instruction and data-drivenReading for the Record - Chicago Alderman Walter Burnett best practices, HILA makes a commitment to better outcomesreads to HILA students during the October 4 Read for the Record for students. HILA is what education should be – personalized,event sponsored by Jumpstart and Pearson. responsive, engaging and innovative. Please share this information with any family you know that mayOnline Resources be interested in having their child attend HILA. Community technologyWe want to help parents stay connected online! Hereare some important links that may help parents and center opens at HILAstudents: A new Community Technology Center recently opened on the HILA Website: campus of The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA). The www.hopeinstitutelearningacademy.org purpose of the new center, underwritten by the Illinois Depart- HILA Facebook Page: ment of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, is to make com- puter and internet access more widely available to the public. www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-Institute-Learning- Academy/73261023779 The HILA Community Technology Center will be open weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Fifteen computers are available CPS School Lunch Menus for public use. Each computer provides access to an internet www.cpsmeals.org browser, Microsoft Office, and Print Shop. Informal training (Use the pull-down menu to find “Hope Academy” and assistance in computer use will be available most afternoons. Most import, there is no charge for the use of the computers or The Hope Institute Website for printing brief documents. Additional information about the www.thehopeinstitute.us center can be obtained by calling 773-534-9431