Talking HF Tigers 4/21

Students in grades 3-8 may be coming home and answering your question, “what did you do today?” with, “I took a test.” We want to reassure you – and your student – that this “test” is simply a gauge by which we can determine how to better support them in the classroom. We can look at the overall results and adjust what we do to better support your child’s academic success. 

Preparing Our Students for an Opportunity   

In addition to the usual requests that students come to school well rested in preparation for taking the state ELA and math exams, there is another thing I’d like to see our families and students discuss. These annual spring examinations are more than taking a test, they are an opportunity to practice, and can be viewed simply as that – practice. As well as a chance to demonstrate what they have learned in English Language Arts and mathematics to this point in their academic career.

We appreciate all you do to support your students’ readiness to attend school as they progress through the grades toward their graduation! 

Read This: Students Raise Over $8,000 for the Ronald McDonald House

A total of 46 students in the Kindergarten Center, Primary and Intermediate schools raised a total of $8,209 for the Ronald McDonald House.

The participating students received certificates, passes to local venues, slap bracelets, water bottles, said Heather Craner, elementary teacher librarian. Top fundraisers also received T-shirts and an invitation to tour the Ronald McDonald House. The best prize of all though was each participant was able to silly string their principal. Thanks to Mrs. Struwing, Ms. Whitman and Mr. McTague for being good sports.

School, District & Community Calendar 

Sunday, April 30: HF UPK-5 PTSA Fun Fair, 10:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Primary School. Unlimited carnival games with a wristband for $15. Prizes, basket raffles and food available for purchase.

Tuesday, May 2: Middle School PTSO meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Looking for new members including president and secretary. 

Thursday, May 4: 6-8 Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Sunday, May 7: Goodness Strong Walk-a-thon. Pre-registration only by Monday, May 1st, contact Jessica (518) 683-5674, or Theresa (518) 932-8803. Held at the Kingsbury Fire Department on Burgoyne Ave. $25 per person. 

Monday, May 8: BOE meeting with special Monday (instead of Tuesday) 6:45 p.m start for budget hearing. 

Thursday, May 11: High School Choir and Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Saturday, May 20: Junior Prom, coronation 4:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Enjoy your weekend Tigers!


Dan Ward, Superintendent