HALLETT ACADEMY
´╗┐FAMILY WEEKLY UPDATE
October / 6 / 2017
Activities and Events
What: FALL FESTIVAL
When: Friday, October 13th 4-7 p.m.
Where: Hallett Academy
Join us for an evening of Fall Fun hosted by Discovery Link. All Hallett students, families, and staff are welcome to attend.

What : SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK COMMUNITY MEETING
When: Thursday, November 1 5:00- 6:30
Where: Hallett Academy; 2950 Jasmine Street Denver CO 80207
Please join us for a community conversation with Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg.

What : 5th Grade trip to BALARAT
When: Tuesday- Thursday, October 17-19 All Day
Where: http://balarat.dpsk12.org/

What : NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
When: Thursday- Friday October 26- 27

Specials Rotation (Week 2)

ART: Third, Second, Young (ECE)
DANCE: Fourth, Lynch (K), Schmidt (ECE)
PE: Hall (5), First, Bradley (ECE)
STEAM: Coats (5), Garcia (K), Trahan (ECE)

Welcome to the Hallett Academy Family Weekly Updates
We are excited to share with you our weekly updates, where you can access vital information and upcoming events. Check our google calendar for more upcoming dates and events.
4th and 5th Grade Consolidation
This week, the Fourth and Fifth grades have been consolidated from four classes to two. All fourth and fifth grade students receive Literacy instruction from Cecilia Coats and Math instruction is provided for both grade levels by Sara Fish.

Thank you to families and staff for helping students adjust to this transition with courage and resilience.

SARA FISH
"As a math and science teacher, I promote problem solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on activities and labs. My mathematicians and scientists explore, take risks, make mistakes, and evolve into 21st century leaders."

Sara Fish recieved her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University and has been working in Education since September 2013. Ms. Fish has recently moved to Denver from Chicago.

CECILIA COATS
"As an experience educator, I value purposeful work that empowers students, families, and teachers through strong relationships, inclusion, diversity, and clear communication. I thrive in creative, project-based work that cultivates personal growth."

Ms. Coats holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and American Studies from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication from the University of the Pacific. She has been working with students since October 1999.

Colorado Uplift Mentoring Has Begun
Students at Hallett are now receiving mentoring from East High School students through the Colorado Uplift Program.

4th and 5th Grades: 2:00- 2:30 on Wednesdays
3rd Grade: 12:30- 1:00 Tuesday

Read more about Colorado Uplift here: https://www.coloradouplift.org/
STEAM is Coming to Hallett!
Beginning next week, STEAM Exploratory Class will be offered in place of students' music special.

Read more about the program here: https://www.facebook.com/TheJeklFoundation/
Playworks Junior Coaches Lead the Way
Fourth and Fifth grade students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at Hallett have been selected to be a part of the Playworks Junior Coach program. These students will be building their leadership skills by leading games and activities with younger grades during recess. They will also be teaching others how to handle conflict and get along with others on the playground.
We Need You
Please consider volunteering in our school. We need your help to make our community a more excellent place to work, learn, and grow. Opportunities exist in the classroom, in the cafeteria, in the office, and with our backpack Friday food pantry. Connect with your child's teachers or anyone on our leadership team for more information.
Breakfast and Snacks
Breakfast is provided for all students in the cafeteria every day.

Students who attend Discovery Link are served from 8:00- 8:15
Students accompanied by an adult are served from 8:15- 8:30
Students are supervised by school staff from 8:30- 3:40

Please note that students will not be allowed to enter the cafeteria to receive breakfast any later than 8:35 and all students are expected to finish their breakfast by 8:40.

If your child is bussed and eats breakfast with us at Hallet, please remind them that they must go directly to the cafeteria to get their meal.

Fresh fruit and vegetables will be served as a snack for students 4 days a week beginning September 5th. Please send your student with a healthy snack until our snack program begins.