Friday, August 12, 2016

What's Happening at Hixson/Monday Memo



Week of August 15, 2016


Saturday, 8/13  Back to School BBQ – Ivory Crockett Park – 11:00-1:00


Monday, 8/15

New teacher workday

Optional workday for others


Tuesday, 8/16                    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

NOTE…Second hour video broadcast – please be ready to project the video.

Happy Birthday Cliff Downey


Wednesday, 8/17

Happy Birthday Vinnie Raimando


Thursday, 8/18

6:30 – 8:00 Hixson Open House

Basically – Parents/guardians will follow their child’s schedule and visit your room for about 10 minutes.  A more specific schedule will follow. 


Friday, 8/18

Hixson Music Fund raiser begins


NOTES: Please help with dismissal and follow the procedures as we discussed.  We are going to work very hard to clear the building and send our students on their way home in a timely manner!


Dr. Robert is sending out a new supervision schedule.  Please follow the schedule and provide the support and supervision that our students need. 


Please look in the Faculty Briefcase for updated information and please read the “Hixson Staff Information”.  This will give you specific information on our procedures, etc.  This information will be changed and updated as needed.


Please let me know if you want to include anything in our Weekly Calendar/Monday Message.


We will take a staff picture retake – we’ll work that out in the near future when everyone is available. Thanks



FYI from the WGPD - There has been a noticeable increase in thefts from vehicles in many of our neighborhoods.  We recognize it is no consolation but increased thefts are not unique to Webster Groves.  Every inner-ring suburb in St. Louis County is experiencing a substantial increase in thefts from vehicles.  The large majority of these involve thefts from unlocked and unattended vehicles.   Although there are no ironclad methods to guarantee prevention, there are several things residents can, and should do to help combat thefts from vehicles and auto thefts…

When unattended, remove all valuables (especially weapons) from a vehicle and ensure that it is locked.  Do not leave a key inside the vehicle.

Immediately report suspicious persons or activity to the police (911). 

Always be aware of your surroundings and never confront someone who is suspicious or actively involved in a theft – again, immediately contact the police (911).

If you have worked with Dr. Smith on your Personal Goals for this year, please send me an email.  If you are working on your goals, let me know how and if I can help.  I’d like to have all of our individual personal goals in place prior to September 1st if possible. 


Thank you Dr. Vogt for coordinating the staff video.  It really is great.  We will be posting the video on our website this weekend. 


Thank you for all you’ve done and will do to prepare for the student’s return.  I know that your hard work will make a difference to the students and all of us at Hixson. 


A thought… One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

                                                                                                                 Malala Yousafzai


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