- You can make a difference to a family in need.
- Please bring in non-perishable food items.
- They are in desperate need of canned fruit.
- They would also like mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, and turkey pans.
Please join Havasu Preparatory Academy in collecting non-perishable food items for our local food bank.
November 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to Havasu Preparatory Academy’s Kinder Prep Program. We are excited to have you join us in some activities to help your child be ready to enjoy Kindergarten next year. There are many ways that we can prepare our children for a year of learning and fun.
Thursday, November 16th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Mrs. Whitehouse and Mrs. Stokes will have a special activity in the Kindergarten classroom for children who will turn 5 before September 1, 2018. It will be a chance for you and your child to get to know our staff as we begin to build relationships and participate in learning activities as we get ready for Kindergarten. We will be making apple crafts and talking about ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten.
All Kinder Prep activities are designed to help children learn some new things in preparation for Kindergarten and to allow families to meet the Kindergarten teachers and other staff members. Parents are encouraged to visit us as we will be giving out learning tips and ideas to help your child prepare for a great year in Kindergarten!
We are excited about these upcoming events for Kinder Prep!
Mrs. Stokes, Mrs. Whitehouse, and HPA staff
PTSO Announcements and Upcoming Events
Otis Spunkmeyer: The deadline to turn Otis orders in is almost upon us. Please turn in all orders and money next Tuesday – Halloween, so we can get them into the company and schedule delivery. Delivery usually takes about 3-4 weeks, so please be aware that we will probably receive them in the first week of December. Thanks for your hard work in helping us achieve our playground goals.
Papa Johns Pizza HPA Night: Papa Johns is helping us raise money! Please consider pizza from the Papa on Wednesday evening, October 25th. Please mention HPA when you order.
Friday PTSO refreshment sale is this Friday, October 27. Items are $1.
Golden Candle Christmas Fundraiser: We have been asked to try a fundraiser that would coincide with Christmas gift giving. While Otis is just finishing, the holidays are right around the corner. If you are looking for beautiful, scented candles that would make great holiday gifts, look no further. The fundraiser will start Monday, November 13 and run through Friday, December 1. For more questions on this, please speak with Suzanne Clement 909-205-7363, who is chairing this event.
360 Deli Fundraiser: 360 Deli will be hosting our November restaurant fundraiser on Friday, November 10th. There is no school on that Friday, so it is a perfect day to take your children to lunch at 360 Deli – “Put some Deli in your belly”.
Box Tops: Please continue to turn in box tops; the classroom with the most box tops each month gets a free dress day!
Project Management: We have a plan for what needs to be done with regard to playground shade and improvements, but are looking for someone who could head up the project as a volunteer – ideally someone within the construction industry. If you or someone you know would be willing to help with this, the PTSO would be truly grateful. Please call Allison Paoli with questions or suggestions: 928-486-8776. Thank you!!!
Patriotic Americans for Constitutional Education (PACE) invites Havasu Prep. Academy students to join in the London Bridge Days Parade. This is the 8th year that PACE has encouraged students from local schools to participate in this community event. Students that want to walk in the parade can help by joining the group and carrying flags and signs to honor Lake Havasu City and be part of “The Magic Behind America’s Best Community”. Any student that would like to join can pick up a flyer at HPA’s front office. This flyer has a permission slip which must be signed and returned to the HPA office by Tuesday, October 24th. The 46th Annual London Bridge Days Parade will take place on Saturday, October 28th, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The parade takes place on McCulloch Blvd. (Main Street) in Lake Havasu. There is no admission fee for the parade. Here is a link for more information about the parade: https://golakehavasu.com/event/london-bridge-days-parade.
PACE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization in Lake Havasu City dedicated to teaching patriotism to youth in the community. PACE has provided after school classes at HPA for the past six years. This year, HPA will offer PACE clubs for 1st and 2nd graders with Mrs. Whitehouse, 3rd and 4th graders with Mrs. Mills, and 5th and 6th graders with Mrs. Gates.
Are you interested in science? Do you like conducting experiments? The STEM Club at HPA is a great way to put the skills of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into practice. The club will offer a variety of STEM activities allowing student to use the scientific method and their problem solving skills.
The club with be offered to interested 4th and 5th graders. We will meet on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 in Mrs. Mills’s classroom. The club will be first come, first served to the first 20 students who return a permission slip. We request that if your child is interested, you respond now to allow for the appropriate materials to be purchased. You will be notified if your child was selected for the club.
The cost of the club will be $10 in order to cover the cost of the supplies needed for the activities. We will collect the $10 on the first day of STEM Club.
If your child is interested in participating, please complete the form below
and return it to your child’s classroom teacher by Friday, October 6th.
The first day of STEM Club will be Thursday, October 19th.
STEM Club will meet October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16 & 30.
Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Gates
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety was invited to speak with the school children at Havasu Preparatory Academy in Lake Havasu City on Thursday (9/28). Deputies spoke to 28 kindergarteners and 32 of their 6th grade reading buddies about Boating Safety, and especially, wearing a life jacket! The students had a great time playing with the SCUBA dive gear, along with exploring a Patrol boat, Patrol cars, and a patrol truck.
If your child is interested in getting up-close and personal with MCSO, LHCPD, LHCFD, River Medical Ambulance, and other vehicles – they are invited to TOUCH A TRUCK:
How do you incorporate the idea of college and career readiness with Kindergarten students? Read our guest post from Mrs. Whitehouse to find out about her guest speaker program with her class!
The students had so much fun learning how to make hot dog muffins from start to finish. They learned how to follow a recipe, mix batter, fill muffin liners, oven safety, how long something takes to cook, how to follow instructions, and how “yummy” the muffins turned out! Ms. Candice explained to the students that she attended Mohave Community College and earned a degree in Culinary and Hospitality Management. She never gave up on her dreams and now is the Proud owner of 360 Deli!! What a Great Success!! Thank you, Ms. Candice!
Annual Meeting Notification
This notification is to inform you of the annual Title I meeting to be held on:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm.
The meeting will be held in Mrs. Gates’ Room 203, D Building, at Havasu Preparatory Academy.
Agenda Items will include:
If you would like further information regarding this annual meeting, please contact either: Mrs. Amy Hanon, School Leader or Mrs. Erica Hastings, Reading Specialist at (928) 854-4011.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Havasu Preparatory Academy! Come in to the Chipotle at 55 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, STE M, on Wednesday, September 20th between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Bring in a flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier that you are supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Havasu Preparatory Academy (HPA). We are hoping to have 200 participants! Please help HPA PTSO meet the goal!
Mrs. Rhonda Gates is in her second year of teaching at Havasu Preparatory Academy. She joined HPA as a student teacher during the 2015-2016 as a student teacher, and completed her teaching with Mrs. Dana Mills. Mrs. Gates is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Mrs. Gates has four children, two boys and two girls. Her two youngest children, Chayse and Jaxyn attend HPA, and her two older children have graduated from high school. Mrs. Gates’ life- long dream was to become an educator, and we are so pleased to have her as part of our HPA team! Mrs. Gates strives to build a strong foundation for her students, and encourage them to have a love of learning.