The Master Gardeners had a great first day in the garden with the 2nd graders! They dug and washed potatoes, and picked beans and carrots. They even came across tomato horn worms with eggs on them! Soon, these students will have a scavenger hunt and begin cleaning up some of the beds that are “done”. Thanks to our Master Gardeners for showing our students how to begin with the end in mind in caring for our garden!
Our fifth grade students accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Jonathan Valley Elementary. Now, they would like to challenge Hazelwood’s third and fourth grade teams to do the same. Way to synergize and support ALS! Go fifth grade team Hazelwood!
Everyone at Hazelwood is looking forward to a year filled with learning, leadership and fun. We are happy to see friends, old and new, and hope to create many lasting memories. As we continue our Leader In Me journey this school year, we hope our students will Begin with the End In Mind and strive to reach their infinite potential!
Staff and friends synergized on Saturday morning at our annual “Day of Caring.” There was much to be done: spreading mulch, washing windows, weeding shrubbery, to name a few. We appreciate the time and effort given by everyone to help Hazelwood Elementary look its best for our students. Way to synergize!
Hazelwood Elementary School is serious about summer reading! We all know summer can be filled with many fun activities, family trips, time to relax, and adventures beyond the normal school day. Did you also know that summer can also be a time when students experience the Summer Slide? This slide refers to the drop in a student’s reading level over the summer and the loss of many reading skills and strategies learned over the school year. This happens when a student doesn’t read over the summer. Research has proven that this is a serious problem when kids don’t read over the summer.
Because we don’t want our Hazelwood students to experience the Summer Slide, students and staff at Hazelwood have all set summer reading goals and are making plans to accomplish those goals. Students were recently encouraged to choose summer reading materials from a collection of new and gently used books to help keep them reading over the summer break. “Our goal is to get reading materials in the hands of all our students,” said Principal, Susan Savage. As well as taking home books, students have been encouraged to come to our Summer Reading Program. Starting on June 24th, the Hazelwood Elementary Library will be open from 11:00-1:00 for book checkout, story time, and parent support.