Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The newsletters contain information on school events, fundraisers, PTA and more
All of the middle and elementary schools in the Mentor Public Schools district have released their free newsletters online. The newsletters contain information on each schools' parent-teacher conference schedule, local PTA, upcoming fundraisers, spelling bee winners, as well as a calendar of events. The winter newsletters also explain how to tell if your child has the cold or flu and what to do in either instance. Additionally, depending on the school, the newsletters may have information on kindergarten registration, local reading programs, Internet safety tips or even a free student ticket to a Mentor High boys basketball game. Here are links to the newsletters, which are available as PDFs:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Hopkins Elementary staff rewarded their students for raising more than $2,000 for United Way by dressing up as Potato Heads and dancing for them
Sometimes motivating elementary school children means getting a little silly but Hopkins Principal Larry Luciano is OK with that. He and Hopkins teacher Kylie McKnight dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, respectively, and danced to Psy's Gangnam Style for their students during their lunch break. The students earned the reward by raising more than $2,000 this week for United Way of Lake County. The children donated money to the charity so they could wear pajamas, crazy socks and hats to school this week. All totaled, they and their families raised $2,176.84 for United Way of Lake County. Luciano and McKnight have used this sort of motivational technique before. Two years ago, they dressed as clowns for their students. Last year, they …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Mentor elementary students paired with residents from Salida Woods and Parker Place to help make blankets and wreaths for the holidays
- Jason Lea
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Students from Rice and Hopkins Elementary Schools brought some holiday cheer to a pair of assisted living facilities in Mentor. On Monday, fifth-grade student ambassadors from Hopkins went to Parker Place to make fleece blankets. (The school and Parker Place have partnered in the past.) Tjhe residents and students finished several blankets they will now give to Project Linus, which means they will go to children in need. Meanwhile, fourth grade art students from Rice walked to Salida Woods where they created wreaths to hang on the residents' doors. For more photos and information, check out the Mentor Schools web site.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Elementary students learn what life is like for kids with disabilities during the Celebration of Differences event
Students at Hopkins Elementary School learned about different disabilities some children their age experience during the school’s Celebration of Differences event. This exercise in empathy featured several stations that were set up to simulate the effects of certain disabilities. For example, students simulated dyslexia by trying to color while looking in a mirror or wore blurred glasses that simulated a a vision impairment while completing a worksheet. Parents and students from theMentor High School’s early childhood program volunteered to help run different station. Celebration of Differences is part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. It discourages bullying by teaching students to have empathy for those who are different from …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Some fifth graders from Hopkins helped Parker Place residents make valentines
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Jason Lea
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The fifth grade ambassadors from Hopkins Elementary visited Parker Place Thursday morning. Armed with stickers, construction paper, puff paint and glitter, the students helped the residents make valentines. Officials from the school and assisted living center both said they hope the morning's field trip is just the first of many shared events.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Hopkins Principal Larry Luciano and teacher Kylie McKnight dress as snowmen to reward their students for raising money for United Way of Lake County
The students of Hopkins Elementary School fulfilled their side of the deal. They raised more than $2,000 for United Way of Lake County. Consequently, on Friday, it was Hopkins Principal Larry Luciano and teacher Kylie McKnight's turn to keep their promise. As a reward to the students, they dressed as snowmen (complete with carrot noses) and visited them during lunch. Mentor Schools principals have put themselves in the crosshairs this year for United Way. Fairfax Principal Stephen Heller allowed his students to duct tape him to the wall when they reached their fundraising goal.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Hopkins Principal Larry Luciano will dress as a snowman if his students raise $2,000 for United Way of Lake County
Hopkins Elementary School Principal Larry Luciano has made a cool promise to his students. If they can raise $2,000 for the United Way of Lake County this week, he and teacher Kylie McKnight will dress as snowmen for the students Friday. This is not the first time Luciano and McKnight have found a creative way to motivate their kids. Last year, when the students hit their fundraising goal, they dressed as clowns to entertain the students. The school is hosting a series of spirit days to help the students meet their goal this week. On Tuesday, the students will donate their spare change during lunch. The lunch period that gives the most will get free popcorn with lunch Thursday. Also, children are encouraged to wear red because they are "…
Monday, November 7, 2011
All other Mentor Schools are open today
Hopkins Elementary School is closed this morning due to a water main break, according to an alert on the Mentor Schools web site. All the other schools in the district are open today as per the norm. However, all the schools in the district will be closed Tuesday for Election Day. This is the first calamity day the Mentor Schools District has used for any of its buildings this year. Schools can use five calamity days before they have to start making them up.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Students returned to Mentor Schools Monday; see some of the ways they spent their first day
Students returned to Mentor Schools Monday. See how the denizens of Hopkins and Orchard Hollow elementary schools spent their first morning back.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The school raised more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society during Relay for Life
Hopkins Elementary School raised more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society during its Relay for Life event this afternoon. The students have spent the last two weeks gathering donations. They also gave their own money so they could put pictures on the walls of the school, remembering loved ones who have had cancer. However, the Hopkins Relay is only a precursor for the Mentor High School Relay for Life event, which starts 3 p.m. this Saturday at Lake Catholic High School. People can come to the event, buy food, play games and donate to the American Cancer Society.