Happy December! Hemlock had such a wonderful month of November! The hallways are beginning to buzz with the magic of the holiday season. The children enjoyed their Thanksgiving activities with their teachers, classes and families.
We had our first Joint Primaries School PTA meeting, hosted at Homestead, and welcomed Ms. Ruby Klein, our speech pathologist, who gave an informative presentation about phonemic awareness and how we as parents can support our little learners at home. The presentation can be found here. Ms. Klein shares some great resources, so be sure to check it out.
Hemlock was able to donate 288 lbs of goods for Island Harvest’s food bank through the school’s annual food drive led by the Hemlock Service Learning committee. A huge thank you to all of you who donated and to the committee members: Gillian Burns, Mary Pryor, Danielle Salowski, Andrea Baglio, Kristin Meriam, Lan Truong, Regina Villanella, Alyssa Vitez, and Maria Wong who coordinated this effort.
The Primary Schools will be holding their annual Toys for Tots drive December 1st - 8th. If you are interested in participating, new, unwrapped toys can be placed in a box in the school’s main lobby on these dates.
Thank you to all of the students who participated in the National PTA Reflections Contest!! Click here to see the winners.
Congratulations to all of you and to all of the 1st & 2nd place winners who will be moving onto the Nassau County level of competition! The awards ceremony will be held in March and we look forward to celebrating these accomplishments.
The Beautification Committee decorated the outside of Hemlock for Winter this week! Thank you to the committee members and all the parents who submitted donations of decor to beautify our school.
Now that December is here, we are very much looking forward to the holiday season ahead! The children have been working hard to prepare for their winter concerts and look forward to showcasing their hard work. Please see below for the days and times of the performances or refer to the message sent by Mrs. Odone on Parent Square.
Our Hemlock Winter Indoor Recess program kicked off this month! If you are interested in coming into the school to play games with your child and a small group of their classmates please use the following links to sign up for a date or 2:
Lastly, the Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) committee will be hosting a virtual reading of The Polar Express by Santa on December 19th at 7:30pm. Look out for an email from the PTA for details on how to register for this event.
From all of us at the Garden City PTA, we wish you a joy filled holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Hemlock PTA Director
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