Dear Hanger Hall Community:
Brrrrr! It’s cold outside!! If you did not receive the text message that we were on a two-hour delay this morning chances are you did not opt-in for the REMIND program. Click here to enroll remind.com/join/3adfb4. I have participation from 54 parents and teachers. There are nearly 70 more folks eligible to opt-in. Thanks much!
As you know yesterday was #GivingTuesday and I am grateful to those of you gifting online and those whom have already committed their gift for this Annual Campaign. We have increased to 23% parent participation with 6th grade rocking it at 38% and in particular 6P with 42%!! Seventh grade is at 22% and 8th grade remains at 11%. The Annual Campaign is the lifeblood for many of the activities and programs at the school such as field trips, class trips, scholarship support, and impromptu learning adventures to name a few of the reasons why it is important. This year several of our alumnae began making gifts to the annual campaign. I would like to share with you the words one of our first-time donors wrote as she made her $10 gift. Molly graduated from the University of Alabama in May and is now working her first job.
It’s not yet midnight so there’s still time to donate to some wonderful causes for #GivingTuesday! My education means the world to me, and my understanding and valuing of it started at Hanger Hall. I am so very lucky to have attended a middle school that valued the growth of strong, kind women and girls! Supporting schools like Hanger Hall provides a safe space for girls to grow and learn and be encouraged to be themselves and pursue their dreams! The world needs more places like this; I am proud to have been a student at this remarkable institution 💜💚
This gift from Molly is one of the most meaningful gifts I have received during my tenure at Hanger Hall. You see, it’s not about the amount but rather about the intention and the heart. If you haven’t yet made your gift I hope you will read Molly’s words and take to heart the future that is ahead for your Hanger Hall daughter. Be like Molly; make your gift. Thank you!
This week on Thursday and Friday the 7th grade humanities girls will be sharing their persuasive speeches with our community. This is a right-of-passage for 7s and it is always so wonderful to have their HH sisters and friends in the audience to cheer them on. Thank you to Jamie for coaching this annual assignment with patience, humor, and endless personal time.
I hope to see many of you at Whitney Madden’s brain health program this evening. Did you know that more than 30 people have signed up to attend? Your daughters are invited to join you for this program.
Stay warm and remember to “Be Like Molly!”
Head of School
No homework lab on Friday 11/30
Kizzi will be out this Friday so there will not be a homework lab after school or extra help before school.
There are several ways to find out if Hanger Hall is closed due to snow etc. Pick what is easiest and most convenient for you. Hanger Hall will announce closings, delays and early closings with WLOS. You can check our Facebook page to quickly find out about Hanger Hall’s status. Cathy will also send an email to parents.
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2018 Annual Campaign
Thank you to those of you whom already made your annual fund gift. Here are the class standings thus far: 6th grade 38%, 7th grade 22%, 8th grade 11% and overall 23%, The board is at 44% at this time. Y’all are getting in the groove! Remember, our goal is 100% participation. If you would like to be like Molly, make a gift today. You may do so online at https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Hangerhall or on our Facebook page Thank you!!
Used Uniform sale next Wednesday, December 5th 8:00am-3:30pm
There will be a used uniform sale next Wednesday in the upper building beginning at 8:00am and going until 3:30. Come load up for winter. Note: We don’t have any new sweatshirts and no used sweatshirts bigger than an adult small right now.
And….Bring us your used uniforms! – With the sale coming next week, we would love to have any uniforms your daughter has grown out of. The ultimate recycle!
We will have midterms beginning on Tues, Dec 11. We will be following a different schedule on exam days and the outline of the schedule is below. Girls can pick up a detailed schedule from Brigitta’s office anytime next week. When possible, please avoid doctor appointments etc during this time. Understandably, the girls can get a little stressed if they miss a review or test– although teachers will certainly work with any girl to reschedule an exam. If you have any general questions, contact Brigitta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact teachers directly if you have a subject specific question.
Tues, Dec. 11: Humanities Exam
Wed, Dec. 12: No Exam
Thurs, Dec. 13: Science
Fri, Dec. 14: Math Exam
Tues, Dec. 11: Math Exam
Wed, Dec. 12: No Exam
Thurs, Dec. 13: Humanities Exam
Fri, Dec. 14: Science
Tues, Dec. 11: Humanities Exam
Wed, Dec. 12: No Exam
Thurs, Dec. 13: Math Exam
Fri, Dec. 14: Science
Winter After School Offerings
Our fall after school programs are wrapping up this week and I am attaching the offerings for winter that have been planned so far. We may have a couple more additions. Please check out the attached flyer and contact Danielle to sign up for the activities your girl is interested in. There are minimum number of participants to some activities. Please see flyer for details.
Save the Date – February 23rd at On Broadway (where it was last year). We’re deciding the theme so, if you have ideas please contact Kim Hite (email@example.com).
Most importantly, last year the funds raised at Hall Ball helped buy one of the vans and the year before helped equip the science classroom!!! We’ve had this success because we’ve secured some great donations to auction off. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! We have 100 donors who gave last year but we do not have anybody to go ask them again this year. IT’S SUPER EASY – we have their contact info, form letters and a whiz bang super easy process for asking them. As an added bonus – it counts toward your required parent volunteer time (Yeah!!). Or, get your daughter to help and it will count for her time. Please contact Kimberly Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bethany Behrmann (email@example.com) and let us know the you’ll help and we’ll get you started!
Lost and Found will go out next week –
Remind your daughters to go through and look for misplaced items. Also just a reminder to write your daughter’s name on the labels. Items with legibly written names go back to their owners.
Parent Teacher Conference Day
Our first Conference Day is Tuesday, December 4 from 9am to noon. School will not be in session that day. The deadline to sign up is this Monday, Dec 3 at noon! The teachers will let you know if they see anything that might be an issue. Parent conferences at Hanger Hall are suggested for when you have questions or concerns rather than as a regular check-in. Standard conferences are 10-15 minutes in length. Depending on the issue/concern, longer conferences are also an option. To sign up for conferences, please email Brigitta at firstname.lastname@example.org with the teacher(s) with whom you would like to meet. Please feel free email Brigitta with questions!
You are invited to learn more about the Alazar School–this evening
Past HH parent Copland Rudolph (daughter Annie ‘’17) is hosting Nick Kunath from the Alzar School https://alzarschool.org/ this week. They will host a 7pm information session at their home tonight 11/28. Several of our alumnae have participated in this semester long outdoor program and have had great things to say about their experience!
87 East Euclid Parkway off Merrimon.
Copland writes “We would love for your families to know about this opportunity. Please feel free to have parents reach out to me with questions”
Attention 8th Grade Parents
The AC Reynolds High School Open House is on Thurs. Nov. 29th at 6:00pm. See attached flyer or contact the school if you want more information.
A Note from a Community Resource
Hello! My name is Sarah Poet and I would love to introduce myself and my services, for those of you who don’t know me from my career in education (and as Sarah Shoemaker!). I worked at local schools in teaching and administrative positions until last year when I left formal academics and began coaching adults, young adults, and families toward mindful, soulful, fulfilling living. I like to squeeze the juice of life!
Certified as a mindfulness instructor, with a trauma-informed background as well, I have developed methodologies for working with parents (individually or as a couple) through transitions such as divorce, difficulties such as child diagnoses, setting up in-home structures and systems based in mindful awareness, or general efforts to improve the depth of the lived experience! This world is a busy place and we get lost sometimes. Folks hire me when they are committed to returning from the distractions of this busy world to their most authentic path, and when they want that for their children as well. When we invest in ourselves as adults, our children benefit. I have specialties in Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional/behavioral structural supports, family meetings, mindfulness, Special Education, leadership, trauma, coaching, and more. Visit www.yourembodiedbreath.com to learn more and schedule a free consult.
Look forward to hearing from you! Be in touch to book early!
Lands End School Starboard Scholarship
Land’s End is giving away up to seven $10,000 scholarships to students who display exceptional leadership skills and a passion for learning. Go to the link below for details and to apply by Dec 7th.
Nov 28 – Family Program (you and your daughter) “Brain Thrive” with Whitney Madden
Dec 4 – No School – Parent/teacher conferences
Dec 10-14 – Midterm Exams Week
Dec 18 – Noon release
Dec 19-Jan 2 – Winter Break
Dec 3- Classes Resume
Winter After School Programs
AC Reynolds Open House flyer