Good evening Hallman Community!
This is Jessica Brenden, principal of Hallman Elementary School with your weekly Hallman message.
The first thing I need to share with you is a safety reminder. As the weather gets nicer, students come to school earlier. There is no adult supervision until 8:40. To keep your child safe, please don’t allow them to arrive earlier than 8:40. When students arrive early, they gather at the front of the school and without supervision, they sometimes make pretty bad choices. Please, for student safety, have your children arrive as close as possible to 8:40. Thanks for your help with this. As many of you know, our school has begun to review our dress code policies by surveying staff, students, and families. So far, 80% of families want to stop dress code while 80% of staff want to keep dress code. Students are still being surveyed. The next step is a conversation among the groups to develop a recommendation for Hallman’s dress code. These conversations will happen on April 30, May 7, and May 14 from 4:00 to 5:00. There is a group of 14 parents who have offered to participate in the group, so no additional parents are needed. As we have our meetings, we will provide updates here, on Facebook, and on the website. Stay tuned for more information. In other news, third graders go to the Gilbert House this week and we wish them well! Have a great time, third graders, and learn a lot! Also, I want to remind you that there is no school on April 27, which is Friday. This is for a staff inservice day. Again, no school this Friday, April 27. Also, the first graders go to the Elsinore Theater on Monday. This should be a good time and they will get to see a cool show, too. Have fun, first graders. The 36th annual Awesome 3000 is coming up soon–it will be May 5 at McCullough stadium. If you don’t know, the Awesome 3000 is a running event open to kids of all ages from Pre-K through Grade 12. Be sure to register by the end of April. Finally, please remember that Wednesday May 2 is an early release day. Again, Wednesday, May 2 is an Early Release Day. Thanks for listening and have a great evening.