Early Learning Center
It is hard to believe that we have just completed our first quarter of the school year. Where has the time gone? As I look back at the first quarter, I am amazed at how much has already been achieved and excited for all that is still to come.
We began the year with our back to school open house, where parents and students had their first opportunity to meet their teacher and begin that bond that will carry them through the year. Parents also had the opportunity to attend Curriculum Night, where they could get an overview of what was in store for their children this year.
The Hunt Club staff has also had a busy start to the school year! Teachers have had an opportunity to give their students the MAP test to get a snapshot of where the children are at so we can track progress throughout the year. Staff also had received training on the new Common Core State Standards that will be our new framework come the 2014-2015 school year. Staff is getting a head start on expectations in order to begin the process of designing lessons and activities to fit the new expectations.
As a school, we had our first Character Counts all school assembly, where we celebrated all of our students that made a solid effort to demonstrate the pillar of Respect throughout the month of September. We also were all treated to Ms. Cullen, our wonderful art teacher, being nominated and receiving the “A Day Made Better” award from Office Max for all of her efforts both inside and outside of the classroom to make Hunt Club such a great place.
Students, staff and our Home and School Organization came together for our Walk-a-Thon in October. We had a wonderful day of weather and every student had the opportunity to walk with their classmates for a good cause. At the end of the month, our Home & School also put on a fun filled Halloween Fun Night. By the overwhelming number of attendees, it was a huge success!
Finally, we concluded the first quarter of the school year with an outstanding assembly called The N.E.D. Show. This assembly captivated the students! NED’s message of Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best was a fantastic way to round out the quarter. The students and parents and living the NED message with the purchase of NED inspired yo-yos, which help our school pay it forward and fund an assembly for another school. Students and parents also pitched in to make our first charitable drive an overwhelming success! Thanks for the donation of candy and personal care items to be sent to the troops overseas!
Parent/Teacher conferences were just concluded, and this just reinforces the teamwork that is so vital in the educational process of our children. As a team, we can accomplish anything!
Thanks to all of those parents who have given of their time to volunteer in our classrooms, lent a hand with evening activities, or have worked behind the scenes to make Hunt Club such a special place!