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Morning Announcements for 4/7/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is April 7th.  Today is National Coffee Cake Day!

Today’s weather is rainy this morning and partly cloudy this afternoon with a high of 70.  Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at recess!

 

We do not have school on Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th for Spring Break. 

 

K-3 Parents - please do not get overwhelmed by what you are seeing in Google Classroom.  You may be seeing a week’s worth of work posted at one time. Our teachers are still learning how to use Google Classroom.

 

Today is “Teach the Habit Tuesday” - Originally this was supposed to be back to school this week, but we’re starting new learning opportunities with our K-3 students now having Chromebooks.  If you’re a 4th, 5th, or 6th-grade student with a younger brother in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade, please help them get logged in to their online learning.

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We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Morning Announcements for 4/6/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is April 6th.  Today is National Caramel Popcorn Day!

Today’s weather is sunny with a high of 62.  Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at recess!

 

We do not have school on Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th for Spring Break. It’s pretty awesome you even get spring break during homeschool.  

 

This week’s House Points update is

  • The Hopewell House has 9,314 points
  • The Loudon House has 9,783 points
  • The Chieftain House has 10,953 points

Will the Hopewell and Loudon Houses finally take the lead this week?

 

Today is Motivational Monday “Often when you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else”. ~Mr. Rogers

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We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Morning Announcements for 4/3/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is April 3rd.  Today is National Chocolate Mousse Day (a dessert, not the stuffed animal Mr. Nelson was holding on the Facebook version of morning announcements)

 

Today’s weather is sunny with a high of 62.  Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at recess!

 

Happy Belated Birthday to Mrs. Burns who celebrated yesterday!

 

We will be asking students to log in to iReady beginning next week.  This will help you as parents. The assignments will be on your student’s level.  There is an iReady parent link at the top of the elementary homepage, above announcements.  

 

Today we are starting something new.  It’s called “Grateful Friday. We’re going to share something we’re grateful or thankful for this week.  You can take a picture of yourself with a sign telling us what you’re thankful or grateful for. Send it to Mrs. O like you did during spirit week and we’ll get it on Facebook!

 

Don’t forget, Kindergarteners, 1st-Graders, 2nd-Graders, and 3rd-Graders will need to pick up Chromebooks.  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-Graders can pick up Chromebooks on today, April 3rd from 5:00-6:00 and tomorrow, April 4th from 10:00 until Noon.  This will be a drive-through pick-up.  Kindergarten will pick up will be on the Playground side of the building.  Pull up to the 1st crosswalk (like AM drop-off) and we’ll deliver it to your car.  1st and 2nd-Grade pick up will be in front of the building.  Pull up to the curb at the Main Office Entrance and we’ll deliver it to your car.  3rd grade pick up will be on the Scarlet Gym side of the building.  Pull up to the sidewalk leading into the gym.  This is a curbside service.

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Morning Announcements for 4/2/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is April 2nd.  Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

 

Today’s weather is sunny with a high of 60.  Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at recess!

 

Today is-Try out the Habit Thursday Tip.  Having a plan and sticking to it today will get you outside to play faster 

Kindergarteners, 1st-Graders, 2nd-Graders, and 3rd-Graders will need to pick up Chromebooks.  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-Graders can pick up Chromebooks on Friday, April 3rd from 5:00-6:00 and on Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 until Noon.  This will be a drive-through pick-up.  Kindergarten will pick up will be on the Playground side of the building.  Pull up to the 1st crosswalk (like AM drop-off) and we’ll deliver it to your car.  1st and 2nd-Grade pick up will be in front of the building.  Pull up to the curb at the Main Office Entrance and we’ll deliver it to your car.  3rd grade pick up will be on the Scarlet Gym side of the building.  Pull up to the sidewalk leading into the gym.  This is a curbside service.

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

 

 

Morning Announcements for 4/1/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is April 1st.  Today is April Fool’s Day

 

Today’s weather is cloudy with a high of 50.

 

Today is WIG Wednesday.  What is your Wildly Important Goal?  We have a math and writing WIG at school.  What’s your personal WIG? Mine is to walk at least 10 miles per week.  I will track this on a calendar.  

 

Happy Belated Birthday to Mrs. Coleman!  She celebrated on March 30th.

 

Kindergarteners, 1st-Graders, 2nd-Graders, and 3rd-Graders will need to pick up Chromebooks.  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-Graders can pick up Chromebooks on Friday, April 3rd from 5:00-6:00 and on Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 until Noon.  This will be a drive-through pick-up.  Kindergarten will pick up will be on the Playground side of the building.  Pull up to the 1st crosswalk (like AM drop-off) and we’ll deliver it to your car.  1st and 2nd-Grade pick up will be in front of the building.  Pull up to the curb at the Main Office Entrance and we’ll deliver it to your car.  3rd grade pick up will be on the Scarlet Gym side of the building.  Pull up to the sidewalk leading into the gym.  We will deliver the Chromebook to your car.

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

 

Morning Announcements for 3/312020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is March 31st.  Today is National Crayon Day! Create beautiful crayon art today.

 

Today’s weather is cloudy and cool.  The high will be 47.

 

The Governor gave us a new challenge.  Yesterday he said we will have homeschool through Friday, May 1st.  Staying home is what will keep people safer and healthier, so we’ll do it.  Our Kindergarteners, 1st-Graders, 2nd-Graders, and 3rd-Graders will need their Chromebooks.  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-Graders can pick up Chromebooks on Friday, April 3rd from 5:00-6:00 and on Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 until Noon.  This will be a drive-through pick-up.  Kindergarten will pick up will be on the Playground side of the building.  Pull up to the 1st crosswalk (like AM drop-off) and we’ll deliver it to your car.  1st and 2nd-Grade pick up will be in front of the building.  Pull up to the curb at the Main Office Entrance and we’ll deliver it to your car.  3rd grade pick up will be on the Scarlet Gym side of the building.  Pull up to the sidewalk leading into the gym.  We will deliver the Chromebook to your car.

 

Today is Teach the Habit Tuesday - Doing schoolwork at home is difficult.  Break your assignments into smaller pieces. Add tasks to them. This will help you complete each task.  Check off your progress as you go. Before you know it you will have accomplished your schoolwork!

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

Morning Announcements for 3/30/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is March 30th.  Today is National Doctor’s Day.

 

Today’s weather is cloudy, cool, and breezy.  The high will be 47.

 

This week’s House Points are:

The Hopewell House has 8,721 points

The Loudon House has 9,360 points

The Chieftain House has 10,655 points.  Will the Hopewell or Loudon House catch the Chieftain House this week?

 

Today is Motivational Monday.  We’re revisiting a quote from earlier this year.  “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into smaller jobs.” ~Henry Ford

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Morning Announcements for 3/27/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is March 27th.  Today is National Joe Day. To all of our friends named Joe, today is your day!  It’s also National Scribble Day. Maybe you can get outside and try some scribble art with sidewalk chalk.

 

Today’s weather is cloudy and cool.  The high will be in the low 50’s

 

Today’s spirit day is Show Your Chieftain Pride Day!  Get your work done so you do not have homework over the weekend.

 

Today is highlight the Habits Friday.  Thank you to all of our parents, H-L staff, and students!  You are doing an amazing job of working together!

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

Morning Announcements for 3/26/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains, today is March 26th.  Today is National Spinach Day, be sure to eat your spinach.

 

Today’s weather is partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a slight chance of rain.  The high is 62. Get outside for recess.

 

Thursday’s Habit Tip:  Keep putting 1st Things 1st Chieftains.  You can do hard things! You’re doing a great job!

 

Today’s spirit day is Jersey Day.  Wear your favorite jersey and work on your schoolwork as hard as you work in practice.

 

Tomorrow’s spirit day is “Show your Chieftain Pride”. Wear an H-L shirt.

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

 

Morning Announcements for 3/25/2020

 

Good Morning Chieftains!  Today is March 25th. Today is National Little Red Wagon day!

 

Today’s weather is cloudy in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon.  The high is 57 degrees. Get out and play today.

 

Our 3rd quarter grade cards have been posted to ProgressBook.  We will not be mailing them home.

 

Today’s spirit day is “Dress like your grandparents or another older individual”.  Complete your work and make them proud.

 

Tomorrow’s spirit day is “Jersey Day”  Wear your favorite team or sports jersey since we can’t watch or play on teams at this time.

 

I have been logging into teacher google classrooms daily for grades 4-6.  I am noticing a few people who have not checked in yet. Art, music, elementary bands, and elementary choirs also have classrooms.  Please check-in and complete work. If you need a place to connect to wifi, the parking lot of PJ’s Brickhouse and Meadowbrook Park have free wifi and you do not need to get out of your car.  

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

 

 

Morning Announcements for 3/24/2020

Good Morning Chieftains!  Today is March 24, 2020. Today is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day.  Let us know if you made this yummy snack.

 

Today’s weather is cloudy this morning.  The temperature will be in the upper 40’s today.

 

Happy Birthday to Mr. Ream.

 

Today’s spirit day is the New Super Hero- dress like a healthcare worker.  Dissect your homework and get it done like a champion!

 

Teach the Habit Tuesday - Trus in and know that you have more courage, strength, and smarts than you think.  You can do hard things!

 

Tomorrow’s spirit day is - Dress like your grandparents or other older individual to show your love.

 

I have been logging into teacher Google Classrooms daily for grades 4-6.  I am noticing a few people who have not checked in yet. Art, music, elementary bands, and elementary choirs also have classrooms.  Please check-in and complete work. If you need a place to connect to wifi, the parking lot of PJ’s Brickhouse and Meadowbrook Park have free wifi and you do not need to get out of your car.  

 

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Morning Announcements for 3/23/2020

 

Good morning Chieftains!  Today is March 23rd, and it’s National Puppy Day!  Take your puppy to school today.

 

This week’s House Points Update:

  • The Hopewell House has 8,661 points
  • The Loudon House has 9,195 points
  • The chieftain House has 10,517 points

 

Happy belated birthday to kindergarten teachers Mrs. Snyder who celebrated on Friday 3/20 and to Mr. Swanagan who celebrated to on Saturday 3/21

 

Today is Motivational Monday - “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” ~ Christopher Robin (A.A. Milne)

 

Today’s weather is rainy this morning then cloudy.  The temperature will be in the 40’s today.  You may have to have indoor recess this morning.

 

Today’s Leader in Me notes:

We are Chieftains! We are leaders!

  • We are Proactive.  We are in charge of ourselves
  • We Begin with the End in Mind - We have a schedule for our day
  • We Put 1st Things 1st - We get our school work done
  • We Think Win-Win - We ask our teachers when we have questions

 

Our motto is “Each Student, Every Day, Someway, Success!

 

Have a good day!

 

 

Morning Announcements for Friday, March 20th

I think I uploaded announcements to the Hopewell-Loudon Elementary Facebook page correctly.  I'm not much of a social media person, but I'm trying.  So just in case you missed it, here are the announcements for today.  

Good Morning Chieftains!  Today is "National Ravioli Day!"  

I  want to thank all of the students and families for working so hard this week.  I know it's been hard but the Governor said education must continue.  We're leaders and we're going to lead the way through this!  Teachers are going to continue to award LiveSchool points, so don't miss out.  Students in grades 4-6, you need to log into Google Classroom.  Your teachers are trying to contact you.  If you need wifi, the parking lots of PJ's Brickhouse and Meadowbrook Park are places to connect.  Our website has more places to connect.  Mr. Acton has done a great job keeping up the list of places to connect.  I check Google Classroom and teacher Facebook pages daily to see the awesome job you are doing.

Today's weather is windy and partly cloudy.  The temperature will drop into the 40's today.  We may need to have inside recess.

The Leader in Me reminder for today is, We are a Leader in Me School.  We will Put 1st Things First and get our work done today.  We will also Think Win-Win and ask our teachers when we have questions.

 

Morning Announcements for Thursday, March 19th

Good Morning Chieftains!  Today is March 19th.  It's "National Let's Laugh day"!  Check out Hopewell Loudon Elementary Facebook page for Mr. Nelson's joke to celebrate "National Let's Laugh Day".  He thinks he's pretty funny!

Spring starts tonight just before midnight.  Today's weather is mostly cloudy in the morning with a chance of rain in the afternoon and a high of 65 degrees.

We are a Leader in Me School.  We will Put 1st Things First and get our work done today.  We will also Think Win-Win and ask our teachers when we have questions.

 

 

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, March 18th

 

Good Morning Chieftains!  Today is March 18th, it’s National Sloppy Joe Day!

 

I tried to video record the announcements, but it didn’t work today.  Mrs. O is working on an Elementary Facebook page. We’ll let you know when it’s ready.  We’ll do Facebook Morning Announcements soon! 

Today’s weather is sunny in the morning with a chance of rain in the afternoon.  The high is 48 degrees.

 We are a Leader in Me School.  We will Put 1st Things First and get our work done today.  We will also Think Win-Win and ask our teachers when we have questions.

 I am so proud of all of you!  I have been peeking into your Google Classrooms and checking in with teacher Facebook pages.  You are all working so hard and your teachers are trying so hard to get the information to you and your parents. 

Parents, please log into Final Forms located under the Parents and Students Tab Dropdown, click on HL School Forms and it's the 3rd Link.  It's called "Link to H-L Final Forms SiteLink".  Please make sure your contact information is up to date.

We’ll keep synergizing through these weeks and counting down the days until we see each other again! 20 days and counting.  Take care! I miss you all!

Mrs. Nelson

 

 

 

Good Morning Chieftains!  Today is Tuesday, March 17th - Happy Saint Patrick’s day!  I hope you remembered to wear green.

 

We are a Leader in Me School.  Chieftains know how to Be Proactive (Habit 1) in the face of a challenge.  Today, it’s important to remember that you are in charge of you.  There’s no challenge too big for us!  

Now, let’s Begin With the End in Mind (Habit 2) We need a plan of how homeschool will look for you every day.  The Governor of Ohio said education is to continue.  We can do this by starting with Habit 2. Write down your schedule of what it was at school and try to stick to it as close as possible.  Students in grades 4-6 will have work assigned online. If you or your parents have questions, ask your teacher. Don’t forget to give yourself recess at your normal recess time.  Specials time is important too. Our high school physical education teacher put together a calendar with daily PE activities and challenges.  It's located under the "Offsite Learning" link in the Elementary dropdown. Keep track of what you did to show Mr. Ream when we all come back to school.  On the day when you would have library time, take time to read a book for enjoyment. If you’re in elementary band, don’t forget to practice. Mr. Nelson wants you to record your practice time to turn in when we get back.  Mrs. Daniel sent music activities home for you, she wants to see them completed when you come back. If you are a 5th or 6th grader, you have art activities to complete from Mr. Beidelschies. Students in K-4, create art for me and your teachers (5th and 6th grade, you’re welcome to do this too).

It’s time to Put First Things First (Habit 3) and get started with the schedule we just worked out.  Get rid of distractions around you. Shut off the TV. There will be time for TV later.  Let’s focus on getting our work done for today and stay true to being a Chieftain.

Habit 4 is Think Win-Win.  When we think Win-Win we are not selfish.  Help out at home. This time is not easy for your parents.  How can you help today? If you have other brothers and/or sisters please be kind and share.

Seek First to Understand then to be Understood (Habit 5).  This is a frustrating time for everyone, but we need to listen to what government officials are telling us.  They are trying to keep everyone safe. Please remember to cover coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands often. This will keep you and others safe.

Habit 6 is Synergize.  Your teachers Synergized yesterday in coming up with ways to make learning opportunities available to you and tried to work in some fun too.  Now it’s your turn to Synergize with your teachers by working through the material they are providing, signing up for the Google Classrooms and other modes of learning they are sending out.

 

Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw.  Don’t forget to take time to do what interests you.  Get outside and play if you can.

 

Our motto is: Each student, every day, someway, success!

Have a good day!

  

 

 

3/13/20   

Dear H-L Families,

Today was a very emotionally draining day for students and staff.  Please know that we understand your concern and frustration with this situation.  Governor DeWine wants education to continue. Materials and activities were sent home today.  If you have questions regarding the assignments or are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.  The teachers will assist you and your child in the distance learning process. We can’t wait to see your children on Monday, April 6th.  

 

 

 

 

           Hopewell-Loudon Kindergarten Round-Up 

Are you the parent of a preschool student in the Hopewell-Loudon District who will be eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2020?  Hopewell-Loudon Kindergarten Teachers will be hosting a Kindergarten Round-Up meeting for parents on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, from 6:30-7:00 PM in the Auditeria.  Please park in the south parking lot enter through the Main Street doors.  We will be touring the building, handing out the information needed to register for kindergarten, and signing up for kindergarten screening.  Hopewell-Loudon District Families, RSVP by March 31, 2020 on the H-L website by clicking here, on the home page or the Elementary page.  Open Enrollment Families will be able to RSVP after they receive the Open Enrollment Acceptance Letter, early in April.  Hope to see you there!

Kindergarten Screening will be held on Thursday May 7 and Friday May 8.  If you can’t attend the Round-Up, please call the office at 419-937-2804, after April 14th to schedule a screening time.

 

 

 

TO PHONE IN YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE,

           PLEASE CALL 419-937-2802 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME, THE STUDENT'S NAME AND THE ABSENCE REASON.