Hucrest Elementary
1810 NW Kline Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
phone 541-440-4188
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   SITE UPDATED: June 10th, 2015

(Please note: The Hucrest Website is closed June 12th- August 24th as the Webserver is updated/cleaned.  Thank you!)

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A note from our Principal:

Dear Hucrest Families,

The year has flown by and your children are ready for a summer break.  Honestly, they have had to work hard this year, and yes, they have had to show grit.  Some have learned the meaning of that word in multiple ways both in and out of the classroom.  We not only want students to have grit when they do math or practice reading, but also in making good choices and being respectful, responsible, and safe citizens.  Sometimes, it takes some extra effort to do the right thing.  All of this is part of becoming the Hucrest student who will go onto success in life.

As summer comes, and hopefully, some free time happens for the kids, I ask families to take time to read together and encourae reading.  Celebrate when they read with expression and excitement and help them feel good about becoming a reader.  Ask them questions aout their reading; this helps with comprehension.  Reading is such a key to the world of opportunity and their futures; and, at the same time, we want them to see reading as a source of not just learning but as a source of relaxation and leisure enjoyment.  Seize any opportunity to give that message to your child by talking about books, listening to your kids read or model that love of reading yourself.

Also, feel free to make up math story problems for your kids to think through and solve and have fun with them in the real world with math opportunities that arise.  Remember, it isn't coming up with the right answer that we celebrate, but rather how hard they worked at coming up with a way to solve a problem that makes sense to them.  That is when their learning in the area of math grows.  Again, help them feel good about that grit they used to think it through.  Have a great summer and enjoy your kids at home.  They grow up fast!

Mr. Freeman

                 

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Below you will find a suggestion page for you as parents that may help you in the area of math homework.  Our District Elementary Math Coach, Cary Cermak-Rudolf, has started work on a page on our District website to support parents with homework and the Common Core State Standards. You can find it here:  http://www.roseburg.k12.or.us/depts/educate/StudentSupport.html.  In addition to these suggestions, encourage your student to have grit as he or she works through the math. 

 

 

Suggestions for Homework Help in Mathematics

Suggestions or Homework Help in Mathemacs
In helping children learn, one goal is to assist children in figuring out as much as they can for themselves (e.g., constructing meaning). You can help by asking questions that guide, without telling what to do.
Good questions and good listening will help children make sense of mathematics, build self-confidence, and encourage mathematical thinking and communication. A good question opens up a problem and supports different ways of thinking about it. Here are some questions you might try; notice that none of them can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no." By using these questions, you will be helping your child set up habits of thinking that will lead to continued future success in mathematics.
These questions are intended to support you in guiding your child through their stuck point. You may not need to ask any questions, but if you do these questions can support you in helping your child grow and think like a mathematician.

igSolving a Problem:


Getting Started
o How would you describe the problem in your own words?

o How would you describe what you are trying to find?

o What information is given in the problem?

o What are some other problems that are similar to this one?

o How might you use one of your previous problems to help you begin?


While Working


o Describe what you have already tried. What might you change?

o Talk me through the steps you’ve used to this point.

o What steps in the process are you most confident about? o What are some strategies you might try?
o Can you make a drawing (model) to explain your thinking?

o How else might you organize...represent...show...?

o What would happen if...?

o What do you need to do next?
o Do you see any patterns or relationships that will help solve this?

o How does this relate to...?

o Can you make a prediction?


Reflecting about the solution


o How do you know your solution (conclusion) is reasonable?

o How did you arrive at your answer?

o How can you convince me your answer makes sense?

o What did you try that did not work?
o Has the question been answered? Responding (helping your children clarify and extend their thinking)
o Can you explain it in a different way?

o Is there another possibility or strategy that would work?

o Help me understand this part...

o Are there any questions you want to ask your teacher?


Doing More Math at Home


Two important goals for all students are that 1) they learn to value mathematics and 2) they become confident in their ability to do mathematics. Parents can help children develop a "can do" disposition toward math, by nurturing their children's natural curiosity and providing support and encouragement.
Math is everywhere, yet many children don't see it. Look for ways to point out and reinforce math skills at home. For example:


talk about how you use math at work or in the home
involve children in tasks that require computing, measuring, estimating, building, following directions, problem solving and reasoning
look for activities that require children to use their math skills such as building scale models, cooking, planning trips, and playing logic games


Look for games and activities that teach and/or reinforce math and thinking. For example, look for games that:


require and develop skill with mental computation and estimation require players to use their math skills involve the development of strategies require players to think about the probability of certain events occurring require the use of spatial visualization skills
require logical thinking


Share your problem-solving strategies and techniques, mental computation strategies, and estimation strategies. Have your children teach you some. Work on the same problem, then compare strategies as well as answers.
Invite your children to explain what was learned in math class or have them teach it to you. It provides an opportunity for children to help clarify their thinking, to practice new skills, and to practice communicating mathematically.

 

The website for information about our new Math Curriculum is:

https://www.georgiastandards.or/Common-Core/Pages/Math-K-5.aspx

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**BUS INFORMATION:  Sometimes you have questions about your student's bus.  If it is late for some reason or you have a question or concern, the Durham Bus Company phone number is 541-677-0308.  Please feel free to call.

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Attendance is Key to a Great Education! (To view full-size image, please click here)

 

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Emergency  Closure Notice (formerly Inclement Weather Notice):

In the event schools must be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, or other emergencies, parents will be contacted using our ONE CALL NOW parent notifcation system.  That system will contact parents by telephone using the number they have provided their child's school.  Additionally, local television and radio stations will provide current information about school delays or cancellations, and our district website (www.roseburg.k12.or.us) will post updated information as it becomes available under the quick link titled EMERGENCY INFO.  Decisions about school delays or cancellations because of inclement weather are made by 5:30 a.m. each morning when weather or road conditions are an issue.

Additionally, if Roseburg Public Schools must be delayed on a Wednesday, THE REGULAR WEEKLY EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE WILL BE CANCELLED AND SCHOOLS WILL END THE SCHOOL DAY AT THIER NORMAL AFTERNOON TIMES.

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Synergy Update :

We have changed providers as a district in regards to accessing Synergy.  The new address is below.  Parents can use Synergy to access Parent Vue to review your child's attendance.

https://sis.cascadetech.org/roseburg/

Please remember that with the One Call Now system (Emergency Closure Notice) that it is IMPERATIVE that the school has accurate contact information in the case of an emergency so that we may be able to reach you any time of the day or night.

Thank you!

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DRESS CODE

To promote the District's educational mission and ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for both students and staff, the administrators in Roseburg Public Schools have adopted a Dress Code for elementary, middle school, and high school students.

The basic responsibility for attire to be worn at school or school related functions rests with the student and his or her parents or guardians.  However, a student's dress and appearance may be regulated when, in the judgement of the school administrators, the student's dress or appearance:

--poses a health or safety hazard;

--promotes illegal or discriminatory conduct; or

--is likely to cause a disruption of the educational process.

Decency, good taste, and weather-appropriate functionality are to be maintained in dress and grooming by all students.  Additionally, any student's dress or appearance that is considered contrary to basic, good hygiene will not be permitted.  Each building administrator has the right to determine if student dress or appearance is inappropriate for school; to that end, students are expected to meet the following basic rules and guidelines:

1.  Student attire that is too revealing cannot be worn at school.  Undergarments must be covered at all times during school or at school-related activities.

2. Clothing, body art, accessories, or any other items that advertise substances which are illegal for minors (drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, etc.) or which are otherwise inappropriate (profanity, sex, obscenities, violence, hate, etc.) are not to be worn at or brought to school or school-related activities.

3.  Dress and grooming shall be clean and in keeping with health, sanitary, and safe practices.  For example, all students must wear shoes that are in good repair, stable for surfaces at school, and that do not pose a safety hazard to the wearer or others.

4.  Dress or appearance should not lead school administrators to believe that a student's hairstyle, make-up, apparel, body art or accesories are gang related, promoting illegal or discriminatory activity, disrupting or interfering with the educational process.

5.  Standards for dress and grooming in special activities should arise directly out of the needs of the activity, as determined by the activity supervisor. 

Additionally, Hucrest Elementary School may make specific recommendations regarding appropriate school attire for Hucrest students.

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Roseburg Elementary Music!

Mr. Klander, and our other wonderful District Music Teachers, announce the creation of their first Music webpage:

 

https://sites.google.com/a/roseburg.k12.or.us/roseburg-elementarymusic/

Here you will find various activities to boost your musical knowledge and enjoyment!

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS EVERY WEDNESDAY!

In order to encourage great physical health as well as great academic health, we encourage all our students who live near our school to bike or walk to school every Wednesday.

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OUT OF AREA ATTENDANCE:

If you are the parent of a student in our school, yet you reside outside the Hucrest boundaries, you need to fill out a new "Out of Attendance Area" request form.  They will be available on May 1st to requst attendance for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you filled one out for this year, you must fill a new one out for next year as well.  It is only good for one year at a time.

Please know, these forms for the next school year will be available on May 1st, 2014.  We will accept them beginning on that date of May 1st.  They will be approved according to the date received until we reach our grade-level caps which are as follows:

Kindergarten-22 per class

1st grade- 22 per class

2nd grade-22 per class

3rd grade- 26 per class

4th grade- 26 per class

5th grade- 26 per class

 

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Durham School Bus Services has released the following note for all families with bus-riding students:

 

Parent's responsibility at the bus stop:

It is not a policy to require parents to be at a bus stop for a student to be dropped off.

 

But it is a concern for both the District and the Bus Drivers as 'what to do' when there is no one present?  Not all kindergartener's or first graders know which house is theirs when they step off a big yellow bus, especially if your house is still another block from where the bus stops in your neighborhood.

 

As a parent, your responibility is to make sure your child knows what to do in the event that you are not there meeting with them at the bus stop.  Practice with them which way they would walk from where the bus drops them off in the afternoon to where you live.

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SCHOOL BOUNDARY / ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE CHANGE

 

Dr. Larry Parsons has addressed the issue of  the changes to the school enrollment procedure for the School Year 2013-2014.  Please click on the links below for this detailed information/ instruction (please note, the reverse of Dr. Parsons' letter is the 2nd link):

Dr. Larry Parson's Message regarding school boundary/enrollment changes

Elementary Enrollment Procedures 2013-2014

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GOOGLE APPS FOR STUDENTS

 

Starting this Fall, the District Technology Department will be providing Google Apps accounts for all students in grades 3 through 12.  A signed parent permission form is required for each student.  Forms will be provided at registration or, to save time, please use the link below to fill in your information, print it out, and turn it in during registration.  Thank you!

Google Apps Permission Form

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HUCREST NEWS:

June 10th , 2015

 

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Reminder:

  Early Release every Wednesday!

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Annual Hucrest Family Survey:

Click here

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Next Booster Club meeting:

For summer meeting information, please contact the Booster Club at HucrestBoosterClub@yahoo.com or look us up on Faebook!  Hope to see you soon!

All families welcome! 

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If you are needing to fill-out a pre-planned absence form for your student, you may click here to access the form.

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**Please remember to update your telephone numbers with our school office to receive the "One Call Now" Messages in case of school delays or closures!  Please see article at left for more information about the Emergency Closure Policy. ** *******************************************************

Upcoming Events:

 

 

June 10th: Field Day

June 10th: Last Day of School

August 12th: Registration 9-12; 1-3

August 27th: Meet the Teacher 8-11 AM

August 31st: 1st Day of School!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents have the right to access the information all school employees are given during the SafeSchools

trainings on "Sexual Conduct, Staff to Student and Child Abuse: Identification and Intervention."  To view the information, please click on www.parent.or.safeschools.com.

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY EARLY RELEASE/ COLLABORATION TIME SCHEDULE-

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Roseburg Public Schools board of Directors has adopted a school calendar that will release students one hour early each Wednesday beginning the second week of school and continuing until the next to last week of school.   During these Wednesdays teachers and other staff will work together with the intense focus of improving student achievement by discussing curriculum and teaching practices, and by allowing staff time to work in collaboration to improve the quality of the learning experience for students.  This weekly Collaboration Time mirrors the models already in place in several school districts in Douglas County and around Oregon. 

 

The weekly schedule for Elementary Schools Early Release/Collaboration Time:

Grades 1-5: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

                       8:55-3:10

                                      Wednesday:

                                      8:55-2:10

Kindergarten AM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

                                                          8:55-11:35

                                                          Wednesday:

                                                          8:55-11:05

Kindergarten PM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

                                                          12:30-3:10

                                                           Wednesday:

                                                            12:00-2:10

District staff continues to work to develop potential partnerships with the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club to provide supervised activities during Wednesday Collaboration Time.  For more information, please visit the District website: http:www.roseburg.k12.or.us/depts/admin/CollaborationDays.html

 

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MORNING DROP-OFF:

Students may not be on campus until 8:30 AM.  NO EARLIER.  All students arriving at this time need to head to the Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria.  During this time, students may eat breakfast. Students will need to sit with their grade level until excused to classrooms at 8:50AM. 

AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP:

If you are picking up your student(s) after school, please plan to pick-up on NW Moore Ave. in order to prevent congestion.  If you are on foot (or out of your car) please wait at the Flagpole in front of the School's main doors.  These little steps will help to ensure that all of our students stay safe by helping with after school confusion and high traffic.