The Smart Cookies had a great time celebrating the end of our Henrico Humane Society project. We raised over $1300 and were honored with a certificate and a visit from two sweet puppies, Chloe and Cocoa. Click here to see all of the pictures from the day!
If you have a moment, could you please take this brief 4-question survey for our Positive School Culture committee?
We also wanted to make sure you were aware of the 2019-2020 Back to School Kick Off event in Dorey park this August! See the attached flyer for more information.
Congratulations to Will, Ainsley, Sam, Aryan, and Gabriella for representing us so well at Henrico21! The annual program features one team from each school, highlighting technology and the Henrico Learner Profile. The Smart Cookies presented about our Henrico Humane Society service project– and even raised $125 while they were there! Click here to see more pictures from the event!
Beat the “summer slide”
Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long. Shannon Hyman of HCPS’ Library Services Department offers ways families can fight summer slide:
- Read aloud together with your student every day, at every age.
- Play reading bingo! Find bingo cards at our summer reading page.
- Road-tripping this summer? Borrow audiobooks and listen as a family.
- Check out the summer reading program at Henrico County Public Libraries.
- Remember, if you want your student to read, give them ample opportunities to see YOU reading, too!
For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.
The Smart Cookies celebrated Earth Week by writing poetry in the garden, saving electricity by completing an Earth Day craft with the lights off, and coding their Ozobot paths on recycled paper.
Smart Cookies, how do you plan to help save the planet?
The Smart Cookies reviewed for their Geometry test on Thursday by creating Ozobot tasks for their robot to follow! They had to apply the vocabulary they’d learned in the unit in order to make coded paths for their robot.
Smart Cookies, what was a problem you faced during the coding portion and how did you solve it?
The Smart Cookies earned a reward for “completing a hive” for good behavior in the cafeteria. They voted to enjoy a picnic outside and yesterday was the perfect day to head out! We video-thanked Mr. Jay, former broadcaster for the Flying Squirrels, for coming to read to us, spread out on the grass for lunch (or dessert, for some people), and then continued the party inside by singing Vivian “Happy Birthday.” It was her first birthday in America and we wanted to celebrate her in style! Click here for the link to our pictures of the day.