Preschool/HPE Newsletter Nov./Dec. 2020



Rainier Preschool/Hudson Park Elementary


November/December 2020

Upcoming Schedule/Events

November 19

End of Quarter 1, Regular school day

November 20

Grade Day, No school for students 

Meals and PBL materials will be delivered


23 & 24

Rainier Preschool & Hudson Park

AM ½ Day, Pre-recorded Lessons

Rainier Preschool/Hudson Park Parent-Teacher Conferences

9:00-11:30 a.m.

12-4:00 p.m. 

5:00-7:30 p.m.

November 24

Meal delivery, Same time as regular deliveries 

November 25

Trade Day, No school for students or staff 

No meal delivery

November 26 & 27

Thanksgiving Holiday, No school for students or staff

December 18

Last day of school before winter break

December 21-January 1

Winter break

January 4, 2021

School resumes,

Kindles for Books, 2020

Our Kindles for Books program, sponsored by Rainier Masonic Lodge No. 24, is back again this year!  Changes to the program include: 

  • Preschool through sixth grade students can participate

  • 28 Kindle Fire tablets will be donated: 3 per grade level, plus 4 PreK-6

  • 50 additional prizes PreK-6

  • Meet grade level reading goal each month to be entered into drawing November-May

More information coming from your child’s classroom teacher.


Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. These conference times are great opportunities for a dialogue between you and your child’s teacher, emphasizing their outstanding growth as well as targeted areas for improvement. These conference times are in thirty minute increments and an email has been sent to you to schedule a virtual session with your child’s teacher.  The email contains a scheduling form that allows you to choose a time that works best for you and your family.  Meeting with your child’s teacher helps build strong parent-teacher partnerships.  Partnerships ensure you and your child’s teacher reach the common goal to help your child get the best education possible.  Each teacher will share a progress report, student work samples and ideas to help your child do their best at school.  Please feel free to send in questions ahead of time so that our teachers can be best prepared for their time with you.


Learning Models

Thank you for continuing to support children with the distance learning model.  Student engagement during Google Classroom sessions is encouraged.  We continue to provide required critical grade-level standards lessons, as well as, social and emotional opportunities for our students, such as classroom meetings and counseling sessions.  As always, please communicate with your child’s teacher for any needs or important family information that is impacting your child and family at this time.  We are here to serve you in any way we can.  We are uncertain about what this school year will bring as far as the model of school or us; continued off-site learning, a traditional on-site opening, or a hybrid model.  However, in whatever way we serve our students, know our staff is working hard to support our students and families in the best way possible.