It’s Run-Walk-a-Thon Time again on March 25th – 28th
WHAT? This is the PTO’s largest fundraising event for the year and we NEED YOUR HELP! Each child will be asking sponsors to pledge any amount of money for each lap made around the gym or to make a flat donation.
WHEN? Classes participate Tuesday, March 25th – Friday, March 28th
HOW DOES IT WORK? Students will run or walk laps around the gym with his or her class for 30 minutes. Family members are welcomed to run/walk with their student’s class. Your laps will be added to your child’s overall laps.
WHAT ARE WE RAISING MONEY FOR? A mobile computer lab that houses 25 computers. Currently, our classrooms have one computer for all students to share. Our goal is to provide all students with ample computer time to create a positive impact for a technology-enriched program.
For further information, please contact the school at 456-2406.
Click below to see the daily Run-Walk-a-Thon schedule by homeroom:
Hazelwood Elementary School Celebrates Reading
Our school is filled with great readers! Students have been making reading goals since the beginning of the year and tracking their progress. Once their goals are achieved, students create new goals making them better and better readers as the school year progresses.
Our celebration of reading culminated with Literacy night on Thursday, February 20th. There were several activities that made this night a success. First, parents were able to gain strategies to help their child become a better reader. Several Standards from the Common Core English Language Arts curriculum were explained to parents. Handouts were separated out by Kindergarten-2nd grade and then 3rd to 5th grade and were then given to parents that told the definition of the Standard and how they can help their child at home to master this Standard.
While parents were learning about strategies on reading, students were being entertained in the Library by local authors reading their own published books or other student favorites. In attendance, were authors, Dawn Cusick, Karla Wood, Anna Browning, and, Phil Cauley. They read several stories that truly amused the students. Also, our AIG students, under the direction of teacher, Mary Ward, also performed a play based on “Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain” by Verna Aardema.
Before leaving, students could go to the “READBOX” in the lobby to pick out a book to take home. This station was similar to the “REDBOX”, but instead of having to return the DVD, students could keep the book. Hot chocolate and cookies ended the evening. While enjoying hot chocolate and reading books with their parents, a book raffle was held as well.
Our community of readers is growing every day at Hazelwood Elementary School – where Readers are Leaders!
With Parent Portal, parents can use our data management system, Power School, to stay up to date with their child’s grades. Teachers update the students’ grades on a weekly basis. It is the parent’s choice to set up a Parent Portal account. It is completely optional.
To learn more about the Parent Portal, please go to www.haywood.k12.nc.us (the HCS webpage), click on Resources and then click on Parents/Community. There you will find the following pages: An Introduction to Parent Portal, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and HCS Parent Portal Use Agreement Application for Access.
If you choose to create an account, you must come to the Hazelwood office with your photo ID and fill out the application (or complete an application and bring it to the office). You will then receive a letter specific to your child that includes your unique parent/guardian access ID and detailed instructions about how to set up an account.
Once you have created an account, we have placed a link called PowerSchool Parent Portal under Parent Links that will take you directly to the log-in page.
If you have additional questions, please call the school (456-2406) for further assistance.