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Warm greetings HCA Family!

This edition of the Owl's Nest is coming out a day early because I wanted to ensure everyone was reminded about tomorrow night's festivities.  It would be fabulous to see all of our HCA family in Hillsboro tomorrow! 

Here are our HCA Happenings: 

December 4th @ 6pm Christmas in Hillsboro Begins: Two Fun Filled Weekends

HCA Scholars will be leading the caroling at the tree lighting!  In addition, the lighting of the tree will be a special event with HCA Inaugural Safety Patrol doing the honors! Bring a dish to share at the pot luck immediately following the tree lighting!  In addition, HCA will be hosting crafters for the Holiday Craft Fair on December 10th & December 11th!  Take a look at the attached flyer with details for these weekends of fun for the entire family! 

PTO Meeting December 6th @ 7pm

Please come join us!  All are welcome! 

PTO Parents' Night Out Dec. 9th 6pm to 9pm

Scholars are invited to the HCA "Nest" for a night of fun watching Inside Out! (PG) A form will need your signature.  You take the evening to shop, enjoy an evening out, or take a nap! :) PTO will provide pizza, drinks & popcorn!  Cost: $10 per scholar or $20 per family.  A handful of volunteers are needed to help supervise. 

HCA Art in Purcellville! -Mrs. Fuller Shares: 

HCA Scholars collaborated this year on designing a 3 foot tall gingerbread ornament!  The fifth grade scholars designed a tacky holiday sweater for him and many scholars helped paint this jolly gingerbread.  Look for him in the downtown area of Purcellville.  He will be on display along with many other ornaments up on the black lamp posts. Happy holidays from the art room!  


Inclusive Schools Week December 5th-9th

During HCA Morning Meeting, scholars will be learning one American Sign Language sign. The signs will be friend, please, thank you, help, and learn. Be sure to ask your scholar to show you the sign they learned for the day!    

December 5th-11th Computer Education Week & Hour of Code Letter from Mrs. Tucker:

Dear Parents,

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.  Your scholars will participate in computer programming activities using devices as well as "unplugged."

Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Hillsboro Charter Academy is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your scholars, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

This is a chance to change the future of education in Hillsboro, Virginia.

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.

Hillsboro Charter Academy is on the map for Hour of Code!  See if you can zoom in and find our school! J

https://hourofcode.com/us/map

 

https://hourofcode.com/us/events/all/us/va

DROP OFF & PICK UP CAR SAFETY REMINDERS:

-Pull up to the furthest flag (located near bus loop entrance) to allow for more folks to drop off and pick up simultaneously.  This will decrease the likelihood of our families sitting on Route 9 which is quite dangerous. 

-Have scholars utilize the passenger's side of the vehicle only.  If you must have your scholar utilize the driver's side, please park. It is extremely dangerous to have them utilize the driver's side.    

-Do not enter the bus loop during drop off and pick up times. Please honor the cones which are placed at both entrances of the bus loop. 

Note: Review these guidelines with anyone who will be picking up your scholar.  Remember, it is perfectly fine to park your car.  We need everyone to be safe! 

Wishing you a wonderful week! 

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