Hello Hardy Families:

MCAS schedule:

grade 3 math: May 17 and 19

grade 4 math: May 17 and 19

grade 5 math: May 10 and 12

grade 5 science: May 18 and 20

Progress reports will go home with students on the final day of school, Tuesday, June 21st. This is a half day.

Day of Play, Wednesday, June 1:

Last year Bates Elementary School introduced their students to a day of play and it was so successful that many of the other elementary schools, including Hardy are now participating. The Day of Play was inspired by a boy who created an arcade in his father’s shop made completely out of cardboard and other recycled materials. You can view the video to learn more about this by visiting: http://cainesarcade.com/dayof play/ As a district, we are exploring ways to recognize and further enhance within the school day. The 4 C’s stands for: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. These have been identified as essential 21st century skills. Engaging our students in a Day of Play will involve all of the 4 Cs and Hardy is looking forward to it’s own Day of Play to take place on Wednesday, June 1st.

To prepare for this day the teachers across the grade levels will be reading two books:

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. In this book a girl tries to build something magnificent but becomes disappointed in how it is turning out. She sticks with it and maintains a growth mindset and her final creation turns out to the most magnificent thing. This story is about creativity, perseverance and ingenuity. http://www.kidscanpress.com/products/most-magnificent-thing .

The second book Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds is about creativity and collaboration and shows what happens when we follow our own creative ideas and our own set of directions. This link is to the youTube story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMM387HNQk

You will be receiving information about how the day will be structured from your chid’s teacher. We are excited to start this tradition.

Staffing for FLES:

We were very fortunate to have the K-5 Department Head for World Language as our FLES teacher this year. Since the program is expanding we are hiring three additional FLES teachers to support the schools resulting in a total staff of 4 FLES teachers and one Department Head. As a result Barbara will be assuming a larger administrative roll and staffing at the buildings will be adjusted. Therefore, next year, Hardy will have a new FLES teacher supporting grades K to 3. We are in hiring process now and I will keep you posted.

Charlene Cook, Hardy School Principal

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