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Read Principal's April 29 Message

Dear Hance Families,
 
Recycle & Upcycle Fashion Walk
Register by May 1!
As part of our Earth Day celebrations, the Recycle and Upcycle Fashion Walk will be held on May 9, 2022.
 
This is a voluntary activity related to our green schools initiatives for the 2021-2022 school year. Students may work with parents at home to create a recycled fashion piece or take old clothing and "upcycle" it to feature in our environmentally friendly Fashion Walk on May 9. Clothing must be made at home and brought in to wear over top of clothing. If the clothing is upcycled, this may not be necessary (Ex: jeans with patches). The fashion show will be recorded and released for viewing at home with your child(ren)! Thank you for helping to support our sustainability! 
 
Sign up here for your child to participate. The deadline to sign up for the Fashion Walk is Sunday, May 1.
Summer Read Aloud in the Hance Amphitheatre
All Students Invited!
Summer Read Alouds will be held in the amphitheater during the summer months. Books selected will be chosen based on our environmental and sustainability efforts as well as our building theme for 2022-2023 which will be revealed at the conclusion of this school year. 
 
Rather than concerts in the park, think of this as a summer read aloud in the amphitheater. We are excited for you to experience our outdoor classroom space and amphitheater area that was funded by PROF and the Hance PTO. Dr. Kuzilla will be reading each of the books on the designated dates shown below. 
 
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair while you and your parent (or guardian) listen to the story! After the story is over, feel free to use the outdoor classroom space or playground and get to know the building better if you will be new to Hance next year. This event is open to all families. 
 
  • July 13 - 10:00-10:30    “Buzz”
  • August 8 - 10:00-10:30    “Be Kind”
 
Reminders
 
 
Celebrating Arbor Day Today, April 29
Wear all green to “Think green. Go green. Live green.” As a reminder, student will be planting silky dogwood seedlings. Visit this link for silky dogwood care instructions.
 
Volunteer for Lunch
Hance Elementary is offering a daily opportunity for volunteers to come to the school between 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to help out in the cafeteria. Visit this link to sign up.
 
 
Green School Initiatives and Upcycling Opportunity
Donate your clean, old T-shirts of any size & color but free of large 3D decorations and embellishments. Send in with your students labeled "T-Shirt Donation" or drop them in the box in the school entry.
 
Can you help? Volunteers are needed to take these donated t-shirts to cut them into strips. This can be done at school or home. Interested? Contact klaslavic@pinerichland.org.
 
Bam the Ram - Home & School Connection
Please utilize this online form to submit a positive referral so that Bam can leave an acknowledgement for your child on Monday mornings through the end of the school year.
 
This connection encourages family involvement with our RAMS Way initiative. Bam visits on Monday mornings to drop off RAMS Way glitter stickers as a special acknowledgement. 
 
Respectfully,
 
Greta Kuzilla, Principal