In early February HBES invited well known piano teacher and accompanist, Ms. Elena Castaneda, to begin offering private piano lessons on campus after school. Many parents jumped at the opportunity and all the slots were filled in one day. It is our attempt to bring more of the arts to the children and accommodate parents’ busy schedules.
Howard Burnham Students Are GENEROUS
It’s well known that Howard Burnham Elementary Schools wins the Jump Rope for Heart Trophy every for their dedicated fundraising efforts. Of course they could not have done this without their parents support and the inspiration they received from their teachers, especially their coach, Mr. Lopez. This year the new campaign to raise the most money in the region for the American Heart Association has begun. Please assist your child in this worthwhile effort.
Last semester the students participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patient drive to benefit those who suffer from Leukemia and Lymphoma. We are proud to report that they raised over $2000 for this worthy cause. Thank you students and parents for your support.
A/B Honor Roll
According to our Principal, Ms. Audrey Shetty, making the A/B Honor Roll has just gotten harder. No longer will students’ grades be the only qualifier, but attendance, behavior, and citizenship will factor into the selection process. Many of the students did not mind the added challenges. They are ready to meet the raised bar. So parents, it’s now up to you to bring them on time, reinforce the three core values, and keep them well and in school: A tough order, but worth striving for.
February RE Enrollment and Sibling Enrollment
Please pickup your re enrollment packet from the front office and be sure to return it before the end of February if you want to avoid the lottery. Beginning March 1st, enrollment will be open to all new families and returning students will have to compete for spaces in the lottery. If you have a sibling who is eligible to attend HBES next year, you may submit a full enrollment packet in February as well. Remember to consider paying your $30 Community Supplies fee when you turn in the packets.
To reach this goal, they will be testing the children using Release TAKS tests and other measurements. Once they develop a profile for each student, they will share the results with you. In some cases children will need to concentrate on specific skills that were already taught to the entire class. In those instances, teachers will offer tutoring and also send home packets of practice work for you to help your child reinforce his/her learning.
Through close communication and partnerships between our teachers and you, our parents, we will help our students have a successful school year. And, as the second verse of Anna's song states, "Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me..." Of course, that has already happened!
Iris B. Burnham
12-2011 - 01-2012 - 05-2012 - 07-2012