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January/February 2014

Homework Website
The link to the Homework website  is http://goo.gl/4jND3k.

Parent Evening Dates
Unless you are notified otherwise, Parent Evenings begin at 6:30.  A snack and beverage will be provided during the meeting so that those of you who may have to miss supper can feel sustained, but in the interest of an earlier conclusion we no longer serve snack before the meeting begins. Please plan to arrive at 6:30.
This year Parent Evenings occur on:
February 10 Please note this is a change
March 24
May 6

Homework Club
Wednesdays after school 3:30-5:00 Homework Club is a quiet, proctored environment for students to work on homework after school regularly each week. Please send Caryn Hesse an email or give a call when your student is interested in staying. For safety reasons we cannot allow a student to stay on the grounds without parental permission.

SAT and ACT Test Dates:
Please be aware that all standardized tests now require a picture ID

SAT -  For more details see collegeboard.org:
January 24 &25
March 14 & 15
May 2 & 3
ACT -  For more details see act.org:
February 7
April 18
June 13

Production Begins on Fiddler on The Roof
For this year’s all-school musical Hartbrook High School will recreate the the little village of Anatevka at the brink of the Russian Revolution and all her wonderful inhabitants in the much beloved musical of Fiddler on the Roof. We are mostly cast and have assembled a fantastic production team. Liz Rose and Tim Holcomb will co-direct with costumes by Margaret Evans. Karen Axelrod will bring an intimate and authentic environmental feel to the music with her accordion. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to help with sets, props, lights, costumes, rehearsal meals and more. Contact  Tony Cape for more info. The entire high school will be involved in this production in one way or another. There are rehearsals and preparations during school and larger roles will be rehearsing after school approximately twice per week.

Fiddler will perform March 12 (6:30pm), 13 (6:30pm), 14 (2:00pm, 6:30pm). Tickets must be purchased in advance through Caryn in the High School Office. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted but there is a service fee for using a credit card. Look for notices of when they go on sale. Plan to come early for a light dinner of hot borscht and other traditional dishes. After all what would life be without “tradition”?

High School Faculty/Student Coffee House, January 24
The January coffee house is a Hartsbrook High School tradition. It is an opportunity for students and faculty to let their hair down together. This year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland. Students and faculty will dress as characters, decorate the Assembly Hall, and have “wonder”ful evening sharing  their many talents.

Model UN
Many of our students will be attending the Harvard Model UN from January 29-February 1. This is a world-wide gathering of high school students working in the fashion of the United nations. Hartsbrook’s  country this year is Uruguay. It is a tremendous amount of work to prepare and participate in this event. Students leave here after Main Lesson wearing their professional clothing and looking their best. Thomas Heineman is the contact person for this event. Please note that despite the long hours of this weekend, students are expected at school for Morning Meeting on Monday morning. We hope that our young adults learn how to stretch themselves and at the same time fulfill their academic and life responsibilities. Monday morning will begin a new block and it is very difficult to begin without all students present.

Open Class Day, Tuesday, February 10, 8:10 am
This is an opportunity to visit your student’s classes and bring a friend along. Experience what the life of a Waldorf student is like first-hand.

Parent Evening
Please note that the January 27 Parent Evening has been changed to February 10. This evening will be a presentation  titled Parenting in the Age of Technology by Susan MacNamara.

Trip to MCI Shirley Prison
The 11th & 12th grade will travel to the MCI Shirley prison and spend the day interviewing prisoners. This is a yearly high school event and most often proves to be one of the life changing high school experiences. For further information please contact Thomas Heineman.

January/February Events At a Glance
No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19
High School Coffee House January 24
Open Class Day February 10
Parent Evening February 10
11th & 12th Grade Trip to MCI Shirley Prison February 11
Winter Break February 16-20