Dear Huebner Families,
I want to thank all of you who generously donated coins and dollars to support the Larkspur family who lost their precious nine year old daughter, Tatyana, to a tragic car accident. A small group of Huebner fourth grade girls, who initiated this project, were able to collect over $800.00 to present to the Principal at Larkspur Elementary. These young leaders made the” Coin Collection” flyer and they eagerly arrived early to school each day to help count the money so they could inform the student body on how close they were to reaching their goal of $800. I am proud of them for their leadership and compassion to help others. One of our major goals is to help students develop leadership in school and community matters. As a result of their initiative, Tatyana’s mother would like to use part of Huebner’s donation to plant a magnolia tree in memory of her daughter on the playground at Larkspur.
I believe that students love to take responsibility and lead meaningful projects to help others. We need to just provide them with those opportunities. With that being said, another eager group of fourth grade leaders would like to help Churchill reach their goal of beating the Guinness World Record of collecting over 25, 000 shoes. Please send in any old shoes with laces to Huebner and we will make sure the Churchill students receive them. The new group of fourth grade leaders will arrive early to school to keep an accurate count of the donations.
I want to take time to recognize our 4th and 5th grade Destination Imagination (DI) students who will participate in a DI competition in New Braunfels on March 1st. DI provides opportunities for students to learn how to work together and solve problems effectively and creatively. I am proud of them and their sponsors, Stefanie Schropp, Erika Weber, and Jeff Gerhardt for all the time and effort they put into this endeavor. I commend them for their hard work and creative efforts. I would also like to recognize Daryn Polanco, Huebner’s Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Daryn!
All of our students will be well prepared for the STAAR Test! The first round of testing is scheduled for April 1st (4th grade writing and 5th grade math) and April 2nd (4th grade writing, day 2 and 5th grade reading.). The campus will also be closed on April 4th for STAAR make-ups. Please make note that on the days of testing, the campus is closed to all visitors.
Student-led conferences were held during the latter part of February. Huebner’s goal in implementing student-led conferences was to allow students to take more ownership for their work, and build self-confidence and communication skills. Hopefully, the healthy leadership habits learned in elementary school will carry over to the remainder of their school career and personal life.
May you find some time to “Sharpen the Saw” by relaxing with family and friends during Spring Break! As always, I am most appreciative of your support and generosity! Thank you!