August 23, 2021 _Weekly Message from Mrs. Binkley

Veronica Binkley

 Harding University Partnership School

Weekly Bulletin



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August 23, 2021 - August 27, 2021

Dress with HAWK PRIDE 8/27 - The First Day of Fun Friday!

Stock Up on HAWK Gear

Back to School Night

  • We had to push this back to September 29th as September 7th fell during the three day Rosh Hashanah holiday. 

  • We have decided to do the event entirely outdoors. 

  • We will have one large “Principals Message” and staff introduction at the Socratic Circle and then staff will break out to Outdoor tents to provide 2 sessions for parents. Attached is a where grade levels will present.


  • Our literacy teams have been busy assessing students.  Also, the first testing window for 1st - 6th is August 23 - September 17.  The week following we will convene our Multi-Tiered Support Team with each teacher to evaluate the needs of all students. The first 6 week tutoring session will begin September 27 - November 5

  • We will be able to offer tutoring in:

    • English Language Development

    • Number Sense and Fluency

    • Literacy Foundational Skills

United Way Learning Center offers targeted 12 week 1 hour sessions for 2 days a week HERE is a flyer 

  • The first 12 week session is full 

  • Reach out to your teacher, Daniel Solis or Julia West  if you would like to get extra support for your child @ ,

  • We will continue to offer this service in room 8 Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. 

 Enrichment Starts Monday

  • Each grade will go through a cycle of enrichment classes in STEAM, MUSIC and PE.

  • During this time teachers have Professional Learning Cycles with our IB Coordinator/Literacy Coach, Mrs. Burkett, our MTSS Coordinator, Mr. Turner  and Mrs. Lynch and I to improve student outcomes.

    • Kindergarten - Tuesday

    • 1st Grade - Tuesday

    • 2nd Grade - Monday

    • 3rd Grade - Friday

    • 4th Grade - Friday

    • 5th and 6th Grades - Wednesday

 Library Schedule

 Joke of the Week and Top Scholar Awards

  • Every Friday I announce a silly joke over the intercom  - Last Fridays joke: “What is even better than a talking dog…...a spelling bee!”

  • Teachers nominate 1 student from each grade level as a weekly “Top Scholar” who is also announced and invited to my office to pick out a book as an award!

  • Monday, August 23, 2021

    • 12:00 TK/K Release

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    • 1:30 Release for all students

    • 5:00 Foundation Meeting - Library

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 

    • 10:00 - 4:00 Principal Leadership Team

    • 2:00 TK/K Release

  • Friday, August 27   - Wear your Harding Hawk Gear for Spirit Day!!

    • Joke of the Week and Top Scholar Awards

    • 2:00 TK/K Release