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Haggerty Holler: November 13, 2015
Published on Nov 13, 2015 15:08

November 13, 2015

Drumming Extravaganza!
World-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Touré from Senegal completed a short residency at Haggerty. Hear all about his visit >> 

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Music Corner

Hear all about what we've been studying in music lately, from "Ask Me" sheets to rhythms to solfa notes. Read more >>

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Literacy Corner
Read a special update from Aayan and Henry on the Dragon Slayers' Academy! Learn more >>


Get Involved

School Advisory Council

The Haggerty School Advisory Council (SAC) is a public meeting dealing with the administration of the school and other relevant issues. Next Meeting is Monday, November 23rd, 6 - 7:30PM. Childcare Available. Open and Public Meeting.

PTO/Arts Council
The PTO/Arts Council will meet again in December 8th at 8AM in the conference room and begin to plan an event for JK and Kindergarten families. We would love your input into this event and hope that you can join us!

Election Day Soup Sale Thanks!
A huge thank you to everyone for a very successful Election Day Soup/Bake Sale! We ended up with 13 delicious, homemade soups, lots of baked goods, and plenty of hands on deck! The voters and poll workers were impressed and our staff enjoyed a delicious homemade lunch! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Haggerty and your kids! Thank you!


CitySprouts Update
By Greg Beach, School Garden Coordinator 

This fall, 2nd grade students at the Haggerty got their hands dirty to help our garden grow. Compost is really healthy soil that is created from the decomposition of plants and food scraps. We have two compost bins at the Haggerty to build healthy soil, so that we can grow healthy plants. Students in Ms. Hassett's and Ms. Callender's classes created compost bins in their own classrooms, practiced their multiplication skills by balancing nitrogen and carbon in compost, and used their muscles to turn and harvest compost in our garden. Thanks to their hard work, our spring vegetables will have rich soil in which to grow.

4th Grade Plants Tulips with World
Both of our 4th grade classrooms went into the garden with Science Volunteer, Deyne Meadow, for their annual planting of the Red Emperor Tulips. (see photo above). It is a curriculum through Journey North, where kids across the world plant tulips at the same time and then track and record their blooming progress across the globe. Check out this link for more info on Journey North >> 


Library Corner
By Sarah Novogrodsky, Library Media Specialist

On Monday, November 9th, author Gloria M. Gavris came to visit the 2nd, 4th and 5th grades to talk about her new book "E is for Election." Ms. Gavris grew up in Everett, MA, in a political and civic-serving family. She used her love of politics and government to write her book and to teach children more about the elections and campaigns. It was great timing-- right after our local elections. Students were engaged and full of information to share! Thanks so much for Ms. Gavris for visiting us - just because she wanted to share her book! Her book is in the library for students to take out. Here is the link for more information: www.EisforElectionDay.com

Starting a Conversation on Race, Racial Justice, and Diversity
Tuesday, November 17

School Advisory Council
Monday, November 23rd
6 - 7:30PM

Early Release Day & Turkey Trot
Wednesday, November 25 

Peace Day Concert
Friday, December 11th

CRLS Fitzgerald Theatre
November 13 - 14 | 7PM
November 20 - 21 | 7PM
November 22 | 2PM

Learn more >>

Mindfulness Workshops

–Thursday, Nov 19th
Fostering Resilience in Families.
A mindfulness practice workshop for adults.  Amigos Library, 15 Upton Street, Cambridge, 6 - 8PM Email lrater@cpsd.us for a childcare spot.

–Thursday, Dec 3rd, Fostering Resilience in our children and reducing stress in our homes.

An introduction to mindfulness for parents and adults who work with youth.  This session will cover some of the latest mindfulness research and information on the mindfulness curriculum I teach in classrooms.
King Open School, 850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 6 - 8PM. Email ndacosta@cpsd.us for a childcare spot

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