Super Citizens of the Month - April
These St Helens Elementary School students were named Super Citizen of the month of April. Chosen for their Star Behaviors and their Academics, they each received an award and ate lunch with the Principal Mrs. Reese. Front row, left to right, are Sergio Ramos, Emilo Alvarado, Jessenia Rentera, Aidyn Schmidt-Merrill, Ryan Blankenship; back row, left to right; are Alex Khoxayo, Nicole Tosh, Julia Hansen, Alexis Evans, Kasinda Page, David Jennings, Autymn Clancy and Mrs. Reese.
Each week, we recognize students from each class who have have demonstrated great work in the classroom and behavior, work effort and cooperation. Each week, those winner's names are shown here.
May 13th –17th
Kdg: Emmalee Bolton, Chloe Burch, Hannah Finnell
1st Grade: Ryan Blankenship, Ashley Solis-Parra, Diego Dominguez
2nd Grade: William Lepe, Lucas Davies
3rd Grade: Jayla Clark, Elvalina Calixte
4th Grade: Cecilia Alvarez, Alexis Schuette
5th Grade: Nicholas Alvarez-Ramirez, Rylee Rodriguez
Kdg: Jaiden Clark, Laylah Lahde, Lincoln Johnson
1st grade: Luis Gomez-Bracken, Eva Gonzalez, Maria Arano
2nd grade: Rosalia Hernandez, Marilyn Saucedo
3rd grade: Eko Lindsey, Nolan Rawson
4th grade: Ronald Rivera-Tejada, Nate Castle
5th grade: Ashley Hockett, Diamond Rice
Humphrey visits St. Helens and bring in a lot of our families
On Thursday, January 31st, we hosted a successful literacy event for the St. Helens families. The project was called One School, One Book.
January 14th every student was able to check out a copy of "The World According to Humphrey" (a book about a hamster who is a classroom pet at an elementary school). The purpose of the project has been to promote family reading at home.
Families were provided take-home packets that included a daily schedule for reading the chapters and questions parents can ask when reading with their child/children. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
Teachers are incorporating activities related to the book in their classrooms. Our culminating activity was a literacy event on the 31st. Families came to have a pizza dinner in their child's classroom from 5:30-6:00. Teachers then lead a book chat in the classrooms from 6:00-6:45. We even had a giant Mr. Humphrey greet everyone in the lobby. See a slide show of our Literacy Night Also...see story in The Daily News.
Performing for the School Board
Mrs. Reese and our music teacher, Naomi Fosket took these 4th and 5th graders to the school board meeting on January 14th. We had the opportunity to showcase students using some of the new instruments (xylophone & metallophone) we were able to purchase this fall. Mrs. Reese said "The kids did a great job!"
Families with young children birth to age 5
Learning does start before school starts.
At Read & Play, we provide fun activities to help you prepare your child for school. Children begin learning at birth – give your child a great start! Families, friends, neighbors, and child care providers are welcome. No need to sign up and you can attend as your schedule fits.
This program, sponsored by the Longview School District and Educational Service District 112.
Our students had the opportunity to experience a Harvest Fest on October 16th. A celebration of our garden, an opportunity for members of theLower Columbia School Gardens and St. Helen's parents to teach our students how to prepare food, music, games and a really great time. Above students find corn inside all those husks. Want to see a slide show with more pictures Mrs. Reese took of Harvest Fest? Click here
United Way - Norpac and a "Day of Caring"
Wednesday, Sept. 12 was the annual United Way “Day of Caring” and volunteers from Norpac spent the day with our students in the school garden. Activities included painting more signs for the garden, spreading mulch, and making tasty snacks from plants and vegetables. It has been a wonderful experience for the volunteers and students. Thanks goes to Ian Thompson for coordinating the day and working with volunteers on the project. More pictures...
Need to leave a message for your child?
In order to maximize the learning time for our students, we are asking parents/guardians to call the office by 2:30 to leave a message for a child. Any calls received after that time may not reach your child.
We appreciate your support with this and also avoiding early check-outs as much as possible.
What do we do when the weather or other emergency impacts out school day?
Our school hours and other emergency info can be found on the Longview School District website. You will find info about bus snow routes and hours of school operations.
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