We are excited to host our second book fair of the year! The theme of this fair is Feelin’ Groovy and we have a huge number of exciting events planned.
- February 5- Gear up for the book fair by wearing tie dye, bell bottoms or your other favorite hippy apparel!
- February 8, 9- All students will have the opportunity to browse the books at the book fair, make wish lists using the Scholastic Book Fairs app, and enter into a drawing for free books and posters on the last day of the fair.
- February 8, 9, 10- Teams will compete to see who can fill their jar with the most change and small bills for All For Books, the Scholastic program that helps get books into the hands of students and schools in need. The money we raise will be used to provide books to students in our own building and will be matched by Scholastic to distribute books to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning.
- February 8, 9, 10, 11- “EAT, READ, PLAY” To connect our book fair to the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives we will be starting in the coming weeks, any student who takes advantage of our school breakfast will get entered into a drawing for a free book on the last day of our fair. Students will receive an entry each day they come to breakfast, giving their bodies the fuel they need to learn! To find out more about our school breakfast program click HERE.
If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please click HERE to access our Sign Up Genius.
Beginning this spring the Hilliard City School District will create a task force to study the start times of our schools. We are looking for a cross representation of our community to help explore this complex issue. We will have parents, staff and outside community members involved in this group.
Please fill out this application by February 19, 2016. We will notify those selected by the first week in March. While we hope to include as many people as possible in the panel, we may need to cut the number of participants to keep the group at a reasonable number for productivity.
Tharp is partnering with the American Red Cross to participate in a community service project called the Future Blood Donor Program. The program teaches students about blood donation, blood components, and why local hospital patients need blood. As a part of this program, our school will be sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, February 10th from 2:00PM to 7:00PM in our school gymnasium (this is the same night as our parent teacher conferences). Support your child and our school by donating blood, recruiting other blood donors, or volunteering the day of the blood drive. To schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: Tharp.
Hilliard Tharp has been given the opportunity to be part of a select group of schools from across the country participating in Fuel Up to Play 60. The National Dairy Council® (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) — in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — are making a long-term commitment to America’s youth with this school-based nutrition and fitness initiative. The initiative gets students involved in creating a healthier school environment that promotes student health, learning and achievement. Through Fuel Up to Play 60, students will pledge to choose more nutritious foods, get 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and encourage their friends, family and their entire school to join them — and have fun too!
We are excited about this program and know it will make a positive impact on the lives of our students. If you would like to know more about how you can support us in this initiative, please contact Dana Schultz at Dana_Schultz@hboe.org. If you or your company is interested in making a financial contribution, checks can be made out to “Tharp PTO.” Your contribution will help us meet our goal of making Tharp a healthier environment for students and link you or your business to a positive, worthwhile cause that is making lasting changes in the lives or students and our community.
We invite parents and students to attend a workshop designed to help keep your student safe at home while online. The program is on January 14 at 6:30pm at Hilliard Station 6th Grade School. This class will feature breakout sessions with parents and students grouped separately. You can read more about the class on our One2One webpage.
In the coming weeks, months, and years you will continue to hear about our culture and values in the Hilliard School District. We began this journey together this summer when we began our partnership with Tim and Brian Kight of Focus 3.
As a district we have purposefully worked at defining our values – we want to be clear in what drives our behavior in the district and aligned with the essential work we do for our students. We have created our VBO, our statement that brings this clarity and focus about our Values, Behaviors, and Outcomes. Our culture will drive our behavior, our behavior will drive our results . . . our success is predicated on clarity of values and the culture we cultivate. Read More…
We experience many positive events in our lives each and every day. As we prepare for winter break, it is a natural opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year. Each positive event provides us an opportunity to respond with intentionality, of purpose, and with skill. We work to stay Above the Line when we face challenges; we must also live Above the Line when we experience success.
Think about it . . . when someone else makes a difference, when someone else creates a positive experience for us, what does it say about us if we don’t press pause and take the time to enjoy the experience? If we simply respond to positive events on autopilot we are living Below the Line. Read More…