Dear Hayhurst Community,
Happy first day of Spring! The year is certainly flying by and I have been busy working on staffing for next year. The district allots us a certain amount of a staffing amount, and lays the ground work for what is required in the district as an elementary school. Numbers are based on school size, free and reduced lunch percentage, and a variety of other factors. It is my job to take what I am given and make it work in the equation that is presented for our school.
I am listing what will be next years staffing at this point, things can change if enrollment changes or district funding is different. For the moment here is what next year will look like…….
3rd. Mrs. Aalto
3rd- New Hire
5th-Mrs. Lane (the current class will loop with Mrs. Lane to 5th grade)
Mrs. Kim, is taking a leave for a year to be a mom. Due to enrollment (current class size of our kindergartens) we lost a first grade classroom, but grew at the 3rd grade.
I will continue to be the principal at Hayhurst/Odyssey.
Mrs. Lee the Principal Secretary.
Mr. Winkler will be full time PE teacher at Hayhurst.
Mrs. Davidson will be a full time counselor.
We will continue to share Mrs. Crawford and Fran Barth with Odyssey.
Ms. Jones will be in the library.
Learning center will have Mr. Engeldorf and Mrs. Goetz, and I will be hiring another half time teacher which we will share with Odyssey.
Self contained teachers Mr. Kamery and Ms. Shoemaker will continue at Hayhurst.
Unfortunately, due to our building size we will lose Mrs. Schlegel as the assistant principal. (Elementary schools greater than 550 are assigned an Assistant Principal, we are at 375 students at Hayhurst) Mrs. Schlegel will miss being at Hayhurst, and we will miss her! She is headed off for some new adventures in the educational world.
Unfortunately, I also had to un-assign Jessica Chorlton who has been doing reading support in grades k-2. We will need to figure out some ways to continue giving reading support to those that need it.
Class lists will not be made until later in the Spring, and we will continue our tradition of a “move up day” near the end of the year, where students get to meet next year’s teacher and see who is in their classroom.
Have a great Spring vacation! Play! Then get ready for the last bit of the 2017-2018 school year!
Cheers to Spring!!
The school year was over, but more than 500 K-5 teachers were hard at work preparing for the 2018-19 academic year at the PPS Summer Institute at Roosevelt High School. The two-day training gave teachers the opportunity to dig into the new language arts curriculum, and hear from teachers who are already using it. The teachers also learned how the curriculum aligns with state standards and the district’s newly adopted scope and sequence — an academic term for what will be taught and in what order.
Dear PPS Families,
As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, I would like to appreciate our students, teachers, support staff, and school leaders for all their hard work. They have all earned a well-deserved summer break. This past week, more than four thousand students walked across the stage at the various high school graduation ceremonies and received their diplomas. Congratulations to our seniors on reaching this important milestone. We wish you much success in your next endeavors.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hayhurst Summer Play Dates at Pendleton Park- All ages welcome!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hayhurst School Kindergarten Pancake Breakfast