Hello December! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, food, and fun! As you know, we are a few weeks into the second trimester. With the second trimester, we are settling further into the new school. Many of the kinks that come with opening a new school have been smoothed out and we seem to have found our groove! Thank you for your patience with parking, Hug and Go, transportation, and some of the other changes and challenges that are inevitable when opening a new school.
I mentioned last spring that one of my goals as we transitioned from Quest to Homyak was to maintain our culture and community. I feel confident that we have been able to do this. Like Quest, Homyak continues to put students first. Our new students and our former students have meshed into one! We have maintained the high expectations regarding academics and behavior and we are seeing students rise to the occasion. While the building is wonderful, it is the students, the parents, the staff, and the community that make us a school.
Thank you for participating in the PTSA Check Drive! A special thank you to PTSA for organizing the fundraiser; they were able to raise over $2,000! The money will be used for transportation costs for field trips and classroom materials to support student learning. Don’t forget, Box Tops and Longmont Dairy caps are also great ways to support the school. PTSA meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm in the cafeteria, you are always welcome to join us!
Thank you to the National Junior Honor Society for organizing the non-perishable food drive to help families in need. We were able to donate 2,041 pounds of food to the local food bank. Mrs. Walter’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Jakobsen’s 6th grade class enjoyed a rootbeer float party for being the top donators in the school!
Speaking of NJHS, they will be attending the Carbon Valley Holiday Festival at the City of Dacono on Saturday, December 1st. We invite all students to attend and sing along as we celebrate the lighting of the holiday tree! Santa will be there, along with hot chocolate, activities, and singing! This is a great way to thank the community for their support.
In other holiday news, 4th and 5th grade students will be performing a holiday concert on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm. In addition, K-5 classrooms will have holiday parties on Thursday, 12/20 from 2:15-3:25 pm. Teachers will send home more information in the coming weeks.
Just in case that is not enough holiday spirit for you, we invite you to take the night off and get your shopping done or enjoy a nice dinner while supporting the school! We will be hosting a Parents Night Out Holiday Fundraiser on Thursday, December 20th. For a small fee of $5, parents can drop students off
from 6:00-8:00 pm to play games, make cookies, listen to holiday stories, and make crafts. The money raised will support our band program. More information will be going home soon!
As the days are becoming much cooler, we will be watching the temperature closely. If the temperature “feels like” below 20 degrees, students will remain inside before school and during recess. Students will also be kept inside if there is precipitation, high winds, or other extreme weather. As always, send your child with clothing for the crazy Colorado weather!
December Dates to Remember 12/1- Carbon Valley Holiday Festival 12/11- 4th and 5th Grade Holiday Concert 12/20- Holiday Parties @ 2:15 pm 12/20- Parents Night Out 6:00-8:00 pm 12/24-1/7- Winter Break
Principal Homyak PK-8
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