Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School
Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is a thriving learning environment that nurtures, inspires, challenges and educates the minds and well-being of our diverse population of children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 where all children will achieve their optimal academic level and develop positive citizenship and character traits.
We support the growth of the Whole Child and the continuous professional development of the teachers in collaboration with the families of Silver Hill and the Haverhill Community. The vision of Silver Hill as a Horace Mann Charter is to provide our community with leadership in instructional practices, site based management by staff and parents, and increased community involvement in schools.
Our students wrote their version: The Mission of SHHMCS is to be NICE – Nurture, Inspire, Challenge, and Educate all students (Us!). Our thriving learning environment (classroom & school) helps us build and develop higher academic skills, positive citizenship and character traits.
Holiday Coin Drive
Dear Silver Hill Families,
It is time again for our annual holiday drive to help those in need in our community. In an effort to reach those most in need, all donations collected will be distributed to the Emmaus in Haverhill.
In the past years we collected canned goods. Last year this amounted to over 5,000 cans! Although this was a terrific goal to meet, the number of cans each year made it difficult to store here at school, and to deliver to Emmaus. This year, Student Council was given the assignment to research if the canned food drive should continue or think of another fundraiser to help our local community. They decided on a coin drive, which would be easier to manage, but give back even more to our community. We are asking each family to donate as many coins as they are able so we can make a large donation to Emmaus.
The school has been divided into Sharks and Zebras, with classrooms placed on the two teams. The winning team will receive a special event, and the class that raises the most money on each team will also be rewarded with a pizza party.
Collections end at the close of school on Friday morning, December 19th. This is our last day before leaving for our winter/holiday break, so what a nice way to show our concern for our neighbors who are less fortunate than ourselves over the holiday season.
Wishing you and your families happy and healthy holidays!
Addie’s CardsRecently on TV I heard about a little girl who is very ill and has one wish for Christmas-to receive Christmas cards from as many people as she can. I thought this was an easy to accomplish goal for our SH jaguars. I thought we could tell our students that Addie was sick and needed cheering up without going into detail of what is wrong with her.If you are interested in hearing more about her story, you can Google Addie’s Cards and found out more about her. I will give you her address and you can send the cards from your class or if you want me to do so for you, just put the cards in my mailbox and I will take care of the mailing. I would like the cards to be mailed by the end of next week so we can be sure she will receive them before Christmas.Here is her address:Addie FausettBox 16Fountain Green, UT 84632Thanks for your support,Diane
Recordatorio – Ahora a aceptar solicitudes de lotería
Estaremos aceptando aplicaciones de lotería para el año escolar 2015-2016 para el kindergarten hasta el grado entrante 5 estudiantes hasta 06 de enero 2015.
El sorteo se llevará a cabo el 30 de enero 2105 a las 10 am en la cafetería Silver Hill. Está abierto al público.
Reminder – Now accepting lottery applications
We will be accepting lottery applications for the 2015-2016 school year for incoming kindergarten through grade 5 students until January 6, 2015.
The lottery will be held on January 30, 2105 at 10AM in the Silver Hill cafeteria. It is open to the public.
Diciembre Nota De Nuestra Directora
Estimadas familias Silver Hill,
El espíritu navideño está en el aire! Aunque vamos a tratar de mantener nuestras rutinas escolares, las próximas semanas de la escuela traerán un poco de diversión y actividades festivas. Desfile de Santa dio inicio a la temporada, y tengo muchas ganas de experimentar las tradiciones de Silver Hill de la moneda de la unidad con las cebras de Zuber y Tiburones de Santoro, Tienda del Pequeño comprador, y el concierto de fiesta! Espero que ustedes y sus familias disfrutar de sus propias tradiciones familiares especiales durante las próximas semanas.Ya sea para celebrar la Navidad, Hanukkah o Kwanzaa, haciendo galletas o latkes, los regalos vienen y van, pero las tradiciones que los niños puedan contar año tras año crean los mejores recuerdos. Mi deseo de que para esta temporada de vacaciones es mantener el nivel de estrés y el espíritu festivo de arriba, tome tiempo para disfrutar de sus tradiciones favoritas ~ e iniciar otras nuevas. Bebida de cacao con un montón de malvavisco, leer La noche antes de Navidad en la víspera de Navidad, tener un día feliz Navidad y un Año Nuevo feliz y saludable!
Caliente los deseos para las fiestas,
Cosas divertidas para hacer en un día de nieve …
- Leer un buen libro – Póngase cómodo en una manta ceñida y perderse en una historia emocionante. La lectura se puede tomar en cualquier lugar – sólo tiene que utilizar su imaginación.
- Beba Hot Chocolate – Chocolate caliente es perfecto para un día de invierno. Así pues, vaya calentar un poco de chocolate caliente, agregue un poco de crema batida, y poner algunos malvaviscos en, también. Entonces, será perfecto!
- Construir un muñeco de nieve, Snowlady, o incluso un Snowdog! – ¿Con qué frecuencia tienes la oportunidad de construir un muñeco de nieve? Usted puede hacer una familia muñeco de nieve, sólo un muñeco de nieve, un snowchair, un perro de la nieve. Las posibilidades son infinitas!
- Hornee Algo – Tómese su tiempo para hacer unas galletas, un pastel, o incluso un pastel! Su familia se lo agradecerá!
- Hacer Una Nieve Fort – Actúa como si fuera un iglú e incluso se puede construir asientos y una mirada hacia fuera!
- Tener una bola de nieve (detrás de su fuerte de nieve!) – Es un día de nieve y lo que es mejor que tener una bola de nieve? Usted puede tener uno con sus hermanos, su familia, sus amigos, o incluso con otras personas en su vecindario. Sin embargo, usted tiene uno, divertirse, pero asegúrate de que nadie se hace daño!
- Tome fotos de la maravillas del invierno – Tome un paseo o mirar por la ventana y tomar fotos del paisaje cubierto de nieve a su alrededor. Usted puede poner en un álbum con una historia día de nieve!
- Ver una película – Ahh, la manera perfecta para pasar un día de nieve. Recuéstese en el sofá y ver una buena película. Elijas lo que elijas, es una manera perfecta para pasar un día de nieve. Usted puede relajarse y beber un poco de chocolate caliente. Ah, y no se olvide de las palomitas de maíz!
- Haga Snow Angels – Es fácil y barato! Sólo se acueste en la nieve y desgranado los brazos y las piernas!
- Break Out Un Juego – Scrabble, Candyland, Monopoly, Damas, Ajedrez … Juegos de mesa son grandes para los días de nieve!
- Haga nieve helado! – Es fácil y delicioso! Vaya aquí para ver las instrucciones!Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Ar-Zbn9TI
- Ir Trineo – ¡Fuera el trineo o el tubo y golpeó las colinas! Sólo tenga cuidado!
- Sólo Relax – Disfrute de tener un día sin horario, relajarse y tomárselo con calma!
December Note From Our Principal
Dear Silver Hill Families,
The holiday spirit is in the air! Although we’ll try to keep our school routines, the next few weeks of school will bring some fun and festive activities. Santa’s Parade kicked off the season, and I’m looking forward to experiencing Silver Hill’s traditions of the Coin Drive with Zuber’s Zebras and Santoro’s Sharks, the Little Shopper’s Shop, and the holiday concert! I hope you and your families enjoy your own special family traditions over the next few weeks. Whether it’s celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, making cookies or latkes, the gifts come and go, but the traditions that children can count on year after year create the fondest memories. My wish to you for this holiday season is to keep the stress level down and the holiday spirit up, take time to enjoy your favorite traditions ~ and begin some new ones. Drink cocoa with LOTS of marshmallow, read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, have a joyous Christmas Day, and a happy and healthy New Year!
Warm Wishes for the Holidays,
Fun Things to Do on a Snowy Day…
- Read a Good Book – Curl up in a snuggly blanket and lose yourself in an exciting story. Reading can take you anywhere – just use your imagination.
- Drink Hot Chocolate – Hot chocolate is perfect for a cold winter day. So, go heat up some hot chocolate, add some whipped cream, and put some marshmallows in, too. Then, it will be perfect!
- Build A Snowman, Snowlady, or even a Snowdog! – How often do you get a chance to build a snowman? You can make a snowman family, just one snowman, a snowchair, a snow dog. The possibilities are endless!
- Bake Something – Take some time to make some cookies, a cake, or even a pie! Your family will thank you!
- Make A Snow Fort – Pretend it’s an igloo and you can even build seats and a look out!
- Have A Snowball Fight (behind your Snow Fort!) – It’s a snow day and what’s better than having a snowball fight? You can have one with your siblings, your family, your friends, or even with other people in your neighborhood. However you have one, have fun, but make sure no one gets hurt!
- Take Pictures of the Winter Wonderland – Take a walk or look out the window and take photos of the snowy scenery around you. You can put them in an album with a snowy day story!
- Watch A Movie – Ahh, the perfect way to spend a snow day. Curl up on the couch and watch a good movie. Whatever you choose, it’s a perfect way to spend a snow day. You can relax and drink some hot chocolate. Oh, and don’t forget the popcorn!
- Make Snow Angels – It’s easy and inexpensive! Just lie down in the snow and flail your arms and legs!
- Break Out A Game – Scrabble, Candyland, Monopoly, Checkers, Chess…Board games are great for snow days!
- Make Snow Ice Cream! – It’s easy and delicious! Go here for instructions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Ar-Zbn9TI
- Go Sledding – Get out the sled or the tube and hit the hills! Just be careful!
- Just Relax – Enjoy having a day with no schedule, relax, and take it easy!
Café con el Director
DEBIDO AL MAL TIEMPO Tonights CAFÉ HA CANCELADO.
TI ha sido reprogramado para
21 de enero 2015
Tema: Normas de Calificaciones Basada Tarjetas
Esta será una sesión informativa sobre la
basada en estándares tarjeta de informe de clasificación en los grados K-5
Martes, 09 de diciembre 2014
Silver Hill Biblioteca
18:00 (Hay guardería para los niños)
Silver Hill Biblioteca
* Nota nueva hora
Coffee With the Principal
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER TONIGHTS COFFEE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR
JANUARY 21, 2015
Topic: Standards Based Report Cards
This will be an informational session on the
standards-based report card grading in grades K-5
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:00 PM (Childcare Provided)
Silver Hill Library
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
(arrival at 5:45)
Grades 2 & 3 as well as, ALL chorus members will be performing
Miss Hough asks that all those participating dress in festive colors, (nothing specific)
Please, no jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, ripped or faded clothing
November Note from our Principal
Dear Silver Hill Families,
Tis the season when the days may be getting shorter, but the list of things to do gets longer! There are many events happening in November as we get close to the end of the first trimester in the school year. On November 4th, when students had the day off for Election Day, our instructional staff met for a full day of professional development reviewing and adding to the standards based curriculum that was revised last year as part of our Charter Amendment. Teachers also meet weekly in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to collaborate on lesson planning and focused instructional strategies. We will have a final site visit from the Department of Education on January 13th, when our grade level Common Core Curriculum Maps and standards based report card will be reviewed and teachers will share their instructional practices. Marks close for this trimester on November 21st, report cards will go home on December 2, and conferences will be held on December 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00, and on December 4th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. I will be holding a special December Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, December 9th to review the standards based report cards again. This will provide an opportunity for questions and answers. And as always, please call if you would like to meet with me to review your child’s progress.
Our RTI (Response to Intervention) programs for math and reading have been on-going for the first session. We will be reviewing all students’ progress to determine interventions and enrichment for individual students. Updates and recommendations will be provided on students’ progress. RTI is a fluid program where students can move in and out of the group based on their individual progress.
As you can tell by the calendar, there are many events coming up in November. We will be hosting an Open House this Thursday, November 13th from 5:00-7:00PM and again on Saturday November 15th from 9:00-11:00 to give new families interested in attending Silver Hill an introduction to our school and programs. Please get the word out to your friends and neighbors!
This month’s Coffee with the Principal will be on November 19th, and will give you the opportunity to meet our new school nurse, Cheryl Praetz, and Haverhill Public School’s new Supervisor of Nursing and Health Services, Katie Vozeolas, to have any of your school health related questions answered.
November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving, may be a half-day, but there will be lots of activities! Along with our Pig Race and basket raffle, we will also have a ROARS assembly to recognize our students who have been selected in several different areas for exemplary performance. More about the ROARS assembly coming later!
In the spirit of holiday giving, this year our fifth graders have chosen to hold a coin drive instead of the annual canned food drive. We will still have the competition between Santoro’s Sharks and Zuber’s Zebras with classes being assigned to each team. The Sharks and Zebras will be coordinating this community service event for our entire school, and there will be containers placed in each classroom and around the school. So save your change and help Silver Hill community be a part of helping others!
Be sure to visit the PTO page for lots of upcoming events and information. Be on the lookout for Bingo for Books Nights, November 20th for grades K-2 and December 10th for grades 3-5 for a fun way to meet other Silver Hill families and win gently used books for your children. I can’t wait to be the Bingo caller!
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a very special thank you goes out to our Veterans who have given so much to protect our nation. We truly appreciate your courage and sacrifices for our country.
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving season!