The trees are full and green. The flowers are blooming. The butterflies are about to hatch. It is truly a season of growth and blossoming and I see that every day in the hallways and classrooms. The children are growing taller each week and growing in skills each day. I have been invited into classrooms to hear descriptive sentences read by kindergartners about their dinosaurs, watched as PreK-4 students discussed the order and characteristics of the planets as they made their planet journals and got the thumbs up from a three year old who knows he learned how to behave in class. The teachers are proud of their students’ accomplishments and the students are basking in their successes and new found abilities. The most rewarding aspect of being an educator comes at this time of year when it all comes together; with the class humming along just the way you planned and each child demonstrating their new skills and knowledge. I take great delight in being in the classrooms and witnessing the growth of these classroom communities and the support that environment provides to the students in mastering skills and reaching their fullest potential. Spring is definitely the season of growth and blossoming at HTISMC.
Leslie M. Lewis
HTIS Art Show- Tuesday, May 15 7:00p.m. Westfield Campus
Please join us to view the art work of every HTIS student. The work is collected throughout the year and provides a beautiful overview of the students’ talents.
Walk-a-Thon- Monday, May 21 9:00a.m. Westfield Campus
The Kindergarten and PreK-4 classes will be joining their third and second grade buddies to celebrate Catholic education during a walk through downtown Westfield. This is a fun event that the children truly enjoy. You are invited to join your children on this walk and get to meet their buddies.
Field Day- Friday, June 1 9:30a.m.
This event is the culmination of our Creative Movement program and an action packed morning for students and volunteers. We would appreciate it if you can volunteer your time that day to make the morning a success.
Friday, June 8- Family Picnic, Last Day of School
Monday, June 11- Friday, June 15- Camp Get Away
Happy Mother’s Day!