It’s February and there is a lot of LOVE in the air! According to our kindergarten friends, we have been in school for nearly 100 days! I LOVE thinking about all of the learning we have accomplished in those 100 days!
February 14th is the last day of the second trimester. Report cards will be sent home on Friday, February 22nd. I encourage 4th-8th grade parents to access Infinite Campus Parent Portal to minimize surprises at the end of the trimester.
Speaking of February 14th. . . PK-5 classrooms will be hosting Valentine Parties. Classroom teachers will be communicating plans for the day.
The Regional Science Fair is right around the corner! We have 16 students who will be participating in the science fair in Greeley on February 13th. Thank you to Mr. Pflaum for organizing this wonderful learning opportunity for students.
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration at Homyak begins next week. If you have a child who will be attending preschool or kindergarten in 2019/20, be sure to fill out an enrollment application to hold his or her spot if you haven’t already! Beginning on February 4th, you can contact Suzanne for an application or visit homyak.weld8.org under the parent tab. Students will be given priority based on: 1) If the student resides within our neighborhood boundaries, 2) If he or she has a sibling who attends Homyak, 3) If the student is a resident in the Weld Re8 School District. We will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation in April, watch for more information.
Our annual spelling bee took place last month. The competition began at the classroom level. Next, the top two students in 4th-8th grade advanced to the whole school spelling bee which took place on January 15th. Our top three students will move forward to the district spelling bee which takes place on Tuesday, February 12th. Congratulations to Alexandria Torres (7th), Genevieve Hunt (8th) and Jack Pendleton (5th) for advancing on to the district bee.
I know there is still a great deal of frustration regarding parking at Homyak. There have been many conversations regarding parking and pick-up/drop-off and we have some good options. I want to assure you, I am sharing your frustrations and they are being heard at the district level. As with any new building, there are some growing pains. I try to keep a positive perspective, we have kids in a safe, beautiful building with everything they need to access learning; if the parking is our greatest concern right now, we are doing alright! Hang in there, we will get it taken care.
One more quick reminder, before school supervision begins at 7:45 am, please do not drop students off prior to this time. Based on teacher contract time, it is really impossible to begin supervision any earlier. If students are dropped off prior to 7:45 am, there will not be playground supervision and they will not have access to the building.
February Dates to Remember
2/1- FLHS Registration for 8th graders
2/7- MS Fine Arts Night @ 6:00 pm
2/12- MS Field Trip to Mizel Art Museum
2/12 - District Spelling Bee @ 6:00 pm at Homyak
2/13- Regional Science Fair 6:30 am-10:30 pm
2/14- End of Trimester
2/15-2/19- No School
2/20- Start of Trimester 3
Julie Garcia, Principal Homyak PK-8
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