Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 9-13

Play allows children to develop their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.  Play promotes healthy brain development.  

Indoors or out, play allows children to engage and interact with their environment.

Through play, children are able to discover their own interests, abilities and limitations. They explore, investigate, imagine and create.

Play helps to develop many skills: memory building, build vocabulary, learn new skills like climbing the monkey bars, and most importantly, how to interact with adults and peers.

Here are some ideas to encourage play at home:

Offer open ended toys

Set screen limits

Let your child get bored

Offer imaginary toys

Let your child lead the play

Play a board game

 Our shields are in and we could not be more excited to wear them!

Smiles for days!!!!  And chatter too:-)

Around the classroom


  • Parents, please fill out Pick Up patrol every morning, even if your child will not be attending school that day.

  • Students may not bring candy to school for snack or lunch.

  • Order forms are due on Monday, November 9, for the HCA Linvilla Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser. Help support our school and help the EC students win a pajama day! More information can be found here.

  • The new HCA spirit wear shop is open. Shop now for 20% off until November 15th

  • November is All Religions month at HCA. If you or someone you know would be willing to share with a class, a division, or multiple groups either in person, via zoom, or through a pre- recorded clip, please email and we will make it as easy as possible. 

  • Looking forward, December is All Families month, and January is Native Heritage month. Please email if you have any ideas.

  • Scholastic book orders are due November 13th.  Thank you to all who have purchased books for our classroom!! Our online code is RJ26P.

    • On Tuesday, November 24, we will be having a Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 10:00 am. A link to view the live stream will be sent home. Dismissal on that day will be at 12:00 noon. There will be no lunch and no HCA Plus.
    • School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 25th-27th.

September 20th - 24th

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