Spring break is approaching quickly! Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 15th (early dismissal at 12:30) and Friday, March 16th (early dismissal at 12:30). The following week (March 19-23) there will be no school.
If your child is in grades 1-5, you may want to consider the Kids Creative Camp held at London Bridge Resort. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack are provided. You can send your child with lunch & snack if they do not like what is on the menu. Please send your child with Pool Towel, Swim Suit, Sunblock and a change of clothes. The fee is $150 for the week. Reservations & Payment are due in advance to secure limited availability. Contact LBR at 928-855-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org kids_creative_camp__1_.pdf
Havasu Preparatory Academy first grade students have been learning all about fire safety, thanks to the Lake Havasu City Fire Department. Firefighter Gina visited the first grade classes three times and taught the first graders about fire safety. On the third visit, the students were checked to see if they had their phone number and address memorized in case of an emergency.
Then three more firefighters came in to demonstrate what they look like in their gear and show what the fire engine carries. The students also got to walk through the truck. The students really enjoyed the visits! Thank you, Lake Havasu City Fire Department for helping keep our students safe!
HPA students in Ms. Norman’s and Mrs. Gates’ classes visited Prestige Assisted Living as a community service learning project. The fourth and fifth grade students have been studying poetry in class. To provide field experience for the students, the teachers chose the elderly community as our focus for community service and enhancing our learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. The purpose was to have the students give back to the community by visiting the elderly and reading the residents poems the students had written in class. The teachers built knowledge of lines, stanzas, rhyme scheme, rhythm, imagery and types of poems such as acrostic, haiku, limericks, etc. for weeks prior to the visit.
Valentine's Day was chosen as an appropriate day to complete the project because of the general purpose of the holiday. The residents and staff were very inviting and happy to have the students attend. Students took turns reading their poems aloud and then meeting the residents on a one on one basis. The students left feeling that they had done a good deed, and enjoyed using their time to meet others in the community and making them feel happy on Valentine's Day.
Ms. Kacee Norman has lived in Lake Havasu City her whole life. She began teaching 4th grade at Havasu Preparatory Academy in 2013. Ms. Norman has a BS in Education from Grand Canyon University and she is an Arizona state certified teacher. She is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) certified teacher and one of the key members of the AVID site team at HPA. She believes children are the future, and that every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. She encourages her students to work together as a community to support and encourage each other. The structure in her classroom results in student accountability, motivation, and persistence. Ms. Norman’s goal as an educator is to guide students to meet their potential to be well rounded people who are able to make positive contributions to society.