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Last school week of 2018

Greeting Hopper Families,

This past week we were able to show our amazing teachers and staff that they are our "Soup"erheros. Our shout-out goes to Jill Lubin for putting together a great Winter Teachers Luncheon with eight different kinds of soups plus salad and dessert, and all the volunteers who either gave their time or contribution (or both!) to make the a success.

For this coming week we have poinsettia pickup on Tuesday and early dismissal on Friday. As this is our last school week before the new year, let's wrap up the year with an act of kindness. Below the story of Maddox Hyde. and 8th grader to wants one thing this winter while he is still alive. We have put a collection box at the entrance of the school for all the cards to him. Please read below.

ACT OF KINDNESS: With the holiday season, there's more news about those who need a helping hand as well as more open hearts willing to donate, give, help or simply put a smile in someone's face. Here is a story that will warm you heart. A terminally ill teenager from Pennsylvania is asking for some holiday cheer for Christmas.Maddox Hyde, 14, is an 8th grade student at DuBois Area Middle School.He has been receiving treatment for neuroblastoma at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He’s been battling it for eight years. Sadly, he’s been told he only has a few weeks to live.Now, he’s simply asking to receive Christmas cards from around the world.

Over the last few days, he’s gotten so many, they’ve started stringing them from the ceiling at his home. Cards from churches, schools, all over the country and even from Mexico.“It makes me feel happy to see how many people actually care,” said Maddox over a FaceTime call on Thursday night.The cards actually started with a friend.“There was talk that he wasn’t gonna make it to Christmas, so let’s flood his box with Christmas cards,” said Kristi Potter, Maddox’s mom. “I believe it was one of my friends who started it, and from there, it’s just grown.”Through the cards, Maddox says he’s learning just how many people do care, and his family taking every opportunity to say, ‘I love you!'” And, finally, Maddox has some advice for other kids facing similar battles.“I stayed strong, I stayed positive,” he said. “Keep a positive mind and have all the family and friends around you to care.” If you don't want to send the card directly, please send it to the PTO and we will mail it for you. Put your envelope inside another envelope or just attach a note to your envelope. Thank you.

POINSETTIA PICKUP: If you ordered your Poinsettia, the pick up date is Tuesday, December 18, at the cafeteria. Make sure you have that on your calendars!

EARLY DISMISSAL: On Friday, December 21, we have EARLY DISMISSAL. School will be over at 1:40pm. Please plan accordingly.

NO SCHOOL: There's no school from December 24 to January 1st. We will see you all in the new year! Enjoy your winter break!

Enjoy your Winter break and we will see you all again on January 2, 2019!!



01/02 - Classes resume

01/08 - PTO Meeting

01/09 - Hopperville Bookstore

From the office: If your student is a car rider for the day, please send in a note. No changes may be made to a student's transportation after 3:00pm.

Students arriving after the 9:00AM bell must come to the school accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student must be signed in at the front office by the parent or guardian.

Please send in an excuse note the date your student returns from an absence.

An educational trip request form must be received in the office 1 (one) week prior to the absence or it will not be approved. All school work missed during the trip will be provided after the absence.

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