Holiday Thanks…

December, 2011

Dear Harding Township Community:

Although retail stores have been blasting us with Holiday Sales for the past few months, Holiday Season, for me, arrives with the cold weather.  Here at Harding Township School, we are busy unwrapping our own presents.  Courtesy of the Harding Township Education Foundation, we will be unveiling the newest and most generous addition to our school curriculum – the HTS TV Studio!  The HTEF Grant will include laptop computers, HD video cameras, state of the art video editing software, green screen technology and much more.  The first episode of our student newscast should be posted on our website in late January/early February.  In addition, this past year our world-famous Parent Teacher Organization has provided our students with a class set of tables for our Elementary School Art Room, a new mobile cart of laptop computers, new recess equipment and, as always, sponsored our annual Battle of the Books.  We appreciate all their support. 

 

In January, we will offer our final Open House Tours to parents and children currently residing in Harding Township and enrolled in a non-public school.  If you are interested in coming in for a guided tour of our campus, observing classes and meeting with building and district administrators, please join us at HTS on Friday, January 6th from 8:30-10:00a.m.  Also, if you are interested in enrolling your child in the HTS Husky Pups Pre-K 3 or Pre-K 4 programs for the 2012-13 school year, please check our website for registration materials the first week in January.  Registration packets will also be available in the Office of Special Services at HTS after we return from Winter Break.  Parents interested in learning more about either of the Pre K classes can contact our teacher Jackie Lorenzo (jlorenzo@hardingtwp.org) to arrange for a tour of the classroom and ask pertinent curriculum questions. 

On behalf of the HTS staff, I hope you all enjoy a safe and restful Holiday Season. 

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

 

HTS TV Studio

Dear HTS Community:

Earlier this month, *we submitted a grant to the Harding Township Education Foundation (HTEF) entitled HTS TV Studio.  The grant encompasses HD Cameras, State-of-the-Art Laptop Computers, Cutting-Edge Video Editing Software and much more.  Yesterday, we were notified by the HTEF Board that our grant was approved!  Our team of experts (Mr. Harris and Mr. Manis) will be working with Dr. Petersen to buy all the pertinent items and we will begin filming and editing the first episode of our yet-to-be-named-newscast in early 2012.  If you have a student in grades 6-7-8 and would like for him/her to be involved in this exercise, please email Dr. Petersen dpetersen@hardingtwp.org.  If the response from our student body is overwhelming and we cannot accommodate all interested students, we will provide preference to our 8th graders.

I would like to thank the HTEF Board as well as all of their benefactors for their continued support of Harding Township School.  In times of limited (and sometimes shrinking) resources, it is grants like this that make it possible for us to provide that something extra special for our students.  Moreover, if you have contributed to HTEF Fundraisers over the last few years, THANK YOU as well; we hope you will continue to support their efforts in the coming months and years. Lastly, we are sending out an all-call for suggestions to name our newscast.  If you have an idea, please send it to me via email aanemone@hardingtwp.org or via twitter @htssupt. The winner will receive a **$5,000 US Savings Bond.

*Special thanks to Caroline T. and Megan D. for co-presenting this grant to the HTEF Board with me. 

 ** not really, but we hope you will participate anyway.   

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone