Tuesday, February 3, 2015

News Blast: 2/3/15

For the safety of our students, Haisley staff and students will continue to practice our lockdown procedures. Attached is a letter that was sent to parents back in October after staff was trained. After this week's drill, it became clear that visiting parents did not understand what to do during a lockdown. We realize it is also critical that parents know before a lockdown drill that one will take place. In the future, parents will receive notification about the upcoming drill.  Here are three things parents need to do regarding lockdown drills at Haisley:
1. If you are in the school, lockdown in place, please go to the nearest room. If you are closer to the office, go there.  All adults must participate in lockdown.
 2. If you arrive at the school and the door is locked, please return to your car until the drill is over (you will see movement and activity again).    
3. Talk to your child about the drill to reassure them we do them just to practice being safe.  Teachers are also giving this message.
Thank you for your cooperation!
PTO MEETING THURSDAY 2/5 @ 7:00 PM, Media Center

Our February PTO meeting is this week; all are welcome. In addition to the standard agenda items, this month's discussion topics include the Yearbook Proposal, Haisley Neighborhood Little Libraries Update, and preliminary results from the Snack/Communications Survey.
6th Grade Parent Orientations
This year Forsythe will be holding their parent orientation this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  This orientation is for parents only. The parent orientation program will begin in Forsythe's auditorium.  At the orientation you will learn about the 6th grade curriculum, classroom expectations, and opportunities for students.
Slauson will be holding theirs on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in their auditorium.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Haisley Heart Dance Friday, Feb. 6
Come dance and have fun at the Haisley Heart Dance Friday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m. Besides dancing in the multi-purpose room, there will be face-painting, tattoos, food, drinks, and basketball in the gym! This event benefits 5th grade camp. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. A chaperone is required. Volunteers are still needed, so please contact Susan Courtright at susanmidwest@aol.com if you can help with this fun event. Hope to see you there! 
Annual NAAPID event honors founder, features talent showcase

This year’s National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) will be held Monday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Community Middle School, 235 Spencer Lane, Ypsilanti. This year marks NAAPID’s 20th Anniversary. The event, NAAPID at Night 2015, is a talent showcase of parents, students, and community members to honor NAAPID’s founder, Joe Dulin, who passed away October 23, 2014. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Shoshana DeMaria at 734-678-4136. Join us this year as we celebrate the event and its founder!
Camp links outdoor classes to classroom learning

Fifth grade camp is a Haisley tradition that started nearly 14 years ago. This unique four-day school experience centers on outdoor education classes where students try a variety of new activities which connect to their classroom learning. This year, Haisley’s fifth graders will be going to Camp Storer from May 26-29. We are in need of parents who can commit to staying with us the whole time or for one or more 24-hour time slots. The continuity provided by parents who can stay is essential. 

The price per student is mitigated by our camp fundraising efforts: cookbooks, a resale shop, Haisley Heart Dance, collecting bottles, and a Haisley Talent Show. Another big fundraiser is Gourmet Snacks.  We still need a parent volunteer to head this up. For more information, CLICK HERE to read the full article or call Kristin Lochmann at 718-614-1102.     

Haisley Kindergarten Round Up
Haisley will be holding their Kindergarten Round Up Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m.  Anyone with a child who will be five years old between May 1 and September 1, 2015 may attend.  Please see the attached flyer.
Box Tops
The next Box Tops deadline is fast approaching!  Please send in your Box Tops to your child's classroom by Friday, Feb. 13.  This is the last collection for this school year, and they do expire, so make sure to send them in!
Girls on the Run registration is now open for our 2015 season
Featuring a brand new curriculum

Registration will remain open until March 22nd, however this date is two weeks into the program and space is limited. Many of our sites fill up quickly so we encourage you to register as soon as possible to guarantee your daughter a spot on the team.
Click here to see a list of locations offering the Girls on the Run program this year. Click  here to register or apply for a scholarship. Email Tracy@girlsontherunsemi.org or call 734.72.5640 for questions or for more information.
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