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Hartsbrook High School Week at a Glance

Current Events and Activities
November/December 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:
December 3
January 27
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:
November 8 & 9
December 6 & 7
January 24 &25
March 14 & 15
May 2 & 3
ACT -  For more details see act.org:
December 13
February 7
April 18
June 13

Planetarium Show and Lunch at Panda East, November 26, 10:30 -1:30
A much loved annual event is the Astronomy Class presentation at the Amherst College Planetarium. A couple of students from Mr. Weem’s 11th grade Astronomy class will present a topic that they have researched to the entire high school. After the presentation everyone will walk down to Panda East for a Hartsbrook community pre-Thanksgiving Chinese lunch! We will collect a fee of  $10 for lunch. Generally, we are finished around 1:00. When possible we ask parents to pick up their students in Amherst. There will be a bus returning to Hartsbrook but pick up time will be a bit later than Elementary school dismissal of 12:45 on that day.

Parent Evening, December 3, 6:30 pm
The theme of this meeting will be building a strong parent community. We will begin with sharing with parents of the 7th & 8th Grades experiences surrounding the parenting of a high school student.  Then we will split into multi-grade groups and work on the topic of “Building a Strong Parent Community in the High School”. Please arrive promptly at 6:30.

Open Class Day, Tuesday, December 9, 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.

Winter Solstice Celebration, Thursday, December 18, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
The High School presents an evening of dance, song, music, poetry and laughter in celebration of the return of the light. Please bring family and friends to celebrate with us. This event takes place at Helen Hills Hills Chapel in Northampton

November/December Events At a Glance
Planetarium Show & Lunch at Panda East November 26 10:30-1:00
Thanksgiving Break November 27 &28
Parent Evening December 3
Open Class Day December 9
Winter Solstice Celebration December 18
Holiday Party & Half Day December 19
Winter Break December 19-January 2