Hello Hardy Families:

Absence:

If your child is going to be absent/tardy be sure to call and leave a message on the absence line: (781) 446-6225 Ext. 8. This is important since we want to make sure all of our students are accounted for.

Please:

  • Call the absence line to report an absence/tardy and state the reason the child is out. If it is an illness, state the type of illness; for example, stomachache, cold, fever or flu-like symptoms. If it is an injury, state the type of injury. For injuries be sure to also call Carol Sullivan at ext. 2302. 
  • After you leave a message on the absence line you can also email the classroom teacher.

Math Workshop for Parents: 

I have attached a copy of a flyer for a Mathematics Workshop for Elementary Parents led by the Elementary Math Specialist Team. You will:

  • Be inspired by mathematics
  • Learn best ways to support your child’s mathematical mindset
  • Learn about the revised K-5 mathematics program, Investigations 3 
  • Participate in grade-level break-out sessions

Pick the date that works best for you:

Morning:  9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24th at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street

Evening:  6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30th at Fiske Elementary School, 45 Hastings Street

Registration is required by Thursday, January 17th Link here or email:   tinyurl.com/wpsmath2019

Indoor Recess: 

While we love to have recess outside, we have to have indoor recess when the temperature (inclusive of wind chill) drops below 20 degrees F.  We use the  accuweather.com site to make the call at 8:00 a.m.  We monitor the temperature throughout the day in case we need to make any changes to recess.  

Zones of Regulation: 

Across the district, the elementary schools are using a framework to teach self-regulation by categorizing different ways we feel and states of alertness. The Zones of Regulation is a framework that can be used in the classroom or at home. Using this model, four concrete colored zones are identified –  Red, Yellow, Green and Blue. In the classrooms we teach students strategies to become more aware and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts. The link below provides more information about the Zones of Regulation: 

https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html

Growth Mindset: 

I have attached a link to an article about Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck.  She is a researcher who is very well known in the field of education. Growth Mindset is something that Hardy educators strongly support and believe in. Here is link to learn more:  

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/fixed-vs-growth-the-two-basic-mindsets-that-shape-our-lives

Progress Reports:

Progress Reports will be shared via backpacks on Friday, February 1.  If you have any questions about the progress reports, please contact your child’s teacher.  

FLES Progress Reports: 

An exciting announcement for our Spanish students! This year, Spanish for Elementary Schools (Spanish FLES) will be included on the Hardy School Progress Report in order to share with you how your child’s Spanish skills are progressing. Besides helping your child to grow as a Spanish language speaker, the Spanish class allows your child to develop many of the 21st Century Skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and flexibility. The report card will include two descriptors for Spanish FLES – Communication and Cultural Proficiency – and a brief narrative of your child’s performance.  Should you have any questions throughout the process, please feel free to reach out to your child’s Spanish teacher.

 

Thank you

Charlene Cook, Principal

Hardy Elementary School

781-446-6270, ext.2301

cookch@wellesleyps.org

293 Weston Rd. Wellesley MA 02482

 

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