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The Hobbs Herald

5-6-22

 

1.       Principal Announcement-   I am thrilled to announce that Rhonda Lobatos has been offered, and has accepted, the principal-ship here at Hobbs for the 2022-23 school year!  Mrs. Lobatos is currently serving as a behavior specialist at Prairie Wind Elementary and has been part of the school district for a long time.  The staff is excited to welcome her and I will begin the transition process next week.  Welcome Mrs. Lobatos—Hobbs has a great future with you at the helm!

 

2.       Spirit Week-  The Hobbs Student Council will be sponsoring a spirit week next week with the following themes:

SPIRIT WEEK May 23—26th

Monday, 5/23= Pajama Day

Tuesday, 5/24=Bright Colors/Spring Flowers

Wednesday, 5/25=Central Colors/ Central Graduate Parade

Thursday, 5/26=Hobbs Shirts

Last Day of school, please wear you Hobbs T-shirt. 

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Jacoby for leading this group the past two years—we have had some GREAT activities for our kids!

 

3.       No School on Friday, May 27th or Monday, May 30-  School will NOT be in session on Friday of next week because of graduation ceremonies and also on Monday, May 30th because of Memorial Day.  In addition, school will end at 12:15 on the very last day of school, June 2nd.  Please make sure you update your calendars to reflect these dates. 

 

4.       Check The Lost and Found-  I wanted to put out one more reminder about the lost-and-found before the school year ends.  Please take a minute to look for missing coats, gloves, hats, and lunch boxes when you are visiting the school.  Unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization at the end of the year.

 

This will be the last “Hobbs Herald” of the year because of the short week next week and the week after.  I want to take this opportunity to thank the incredible Hobbs community for the honor of serving as your principal these past 3 years.  I will treasure my memories of Hobbs for a very long time.  You all have incredible kids and I have so enjoyed getting to know each, and every one of them.  I know that they will grow and thrive and I want them to always remember “Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!”.    Good luck and thank you for your support—I am confident that Hobbs will continue as

“The best school in Cheyenne!”.









The Hobbs Herald

5-6-22

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

Thank you, thank you, thank you PTO and Hobbs parents for the INCREDIBLE activities this week in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week—I have honestly never seen anything like this in my career!  The teacher’s lounge has been COMPLETELY transformed from a dark/dismal space to a bright, cheery, fun place for our staff and the food, decorations, t-shirts, coffee and barbeque were off-the charts!!  Behind every great school are wonderful, engaged parents—you are amazing!!!  Thank you!

 

1.       PTO Meeting-  Speaking of PTO, I wanted to remind parents that PTO will meet for their May meeting this Wednesday, May 11th at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  These meetings are always open to all Hobbs parents so I hope to see you there.

 

2.       6th Grade Celebration-  We have a number of parents organizing a really fun sendoff for our 6th grade students as they head to middle school.  Please mark May 17th at 5:30 pm on your calendar and we will send home details in the next week or so.  This is always a happy/sad moment for me—happy that we had such a fun time together here at Hobbs and sad that these great kids are off to bigger things in middle school.  😊☹

 

3.       Student Council News-  A few things from our awesome student council. 

 

I know that parents will receive a handout from Student Council that explains our contribution to the Day of Giving being organized by a local Central student.  If you are able to donate, this is a great way to prop up our community and lend a helping hand!

 

Secondly, student council is sponsoring one more “spirit week” during the week of May 23, so I wanted to give you an early heads-up.  Here is that schedule:

 

Monday (23)-  Pajama Day

Tuesday (24)-  Wear Spring and floral colors day.

Wednesday (25)-  Central HS colors day/gear to celebrate graduate parade in our school.

Thursday-  Hobbs spirit day/Hobbs shirt day.

 

4.       Principal Interviews This Week-  This week is an important one for the future of our great school.  On Tuesday, a representative group of staff and parents will conduct initial interviews for our new Principal and then on Wednesday, finalists will be on-site for interviews.  I imagine an announcement will be made around the end of this week or beginning of the next week and I will ensure that all parents get this announcement.








The Hobbs Herald
4-29-22
The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!This next week, we celebrate and recognize our AMAZING teachers and staff here at Hobbs Elementary. Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and true concern for our kids! I really appreciate our PTO as they organize for this week to recognize our teachers.

1. Lost and Found- It is time for parents to do an inventory of your winter wear to see if anything is missing. If it is, it is likely sitting in our over-crowded, lost-and-found. Please stop by if you are missing a coat, hat, lunchbox etc. At the end of the year, we donate all of these items to charity so you will want to recover items as soon as possible.

2.Great Job on WYTOPP- I was really proud of our students in grades 3-6 for their hard work on our recent WYTOPP State test. I have looked at some initial results and things seem to be looking good—smart kids, must take after their principal ! Way to go Wildcats!

3. Congratulations Sophie- I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Sophie in Mrs. Schneider’s classroom for being honored with the “Arts for Administration” award!! The district panned through artwork from around the entire district and picked one piece per grade level for display in the administration building and you will never guess who will be representing grade 4—our own Sophie! We will attend a celebration next week and I wanted to congratulate Sophie!

4. PTO Meets May 11- The awesome Hobbs PTO meets for their May meeting on May 11th at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  We still have a number of activities planned for the remainder of the year so we are hoping for a great turnout!

5. Last Day of School is a SHORT Day- I wanted parents to know that, barring any major May snowstorm, school will let out at 10:30 am on the last day—June 2nd. In addition, it looks like we have a staff development day on May 27th and school will NOT be in session.









The Hobbs Herald
4-22-22

1.Happy Secretaries Day!- On Wednesday, we will celebrate Secretaries Day at Hobbs and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Lori Conatser and Paige Harding for their caring work and dedication here at Hobbs. These two have an incredible passion for kids and parents and they keep our building running smoothly each day. I also want to wish Mrs. Conatser the very best as she moves towards retirement this June. She has put in A LOT of great years in Laramie 1 and we all owe her a debt of gratitude! Thank You!!

2. Yearbooks- LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOKS!!! (I hope that those caps got your attention!) All orders for this year’s Yearbook must be made by end of day Monday,April 25th. We have handouts in the office with a QR code if you need another copy but all yearbooks must be ordered online. GREAT yearbook,you won’t want to miss out!

3. Principal Interview Process- I wanted to let parents know that the process for choosing the new principal of Hobbs Elementary School is going well. The district, in collaboration with the teachers, has put together a representative group of parents and staff to serve on two different interview committees (one to determine finalist candidates and the other to choose the next leader here at the school level). These interviews will take place on May 10 and May 11th. As soon as a new leader is announced, I will make sure to get this information to all of you and we will get started with the transition. Very hard for me to leave this school but I have sure been impressed and pleased with the way that this process is going with everyone focused on a bright future!I will be here until at least June 3rd and will continue to advocate for our kids and staff!

Thank you parent volunteers and PTO for providing a great Book Fair for our kids this week! Great books and the kids really enjoyed this!





The Hobbs Herald
4-18-22
The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

Thank you so much for encouraging your kids to dress in Purple Friday for our “Purple Out” day!!It was fun and rewarding to recognize our Military and National Guard families with our“clap out”!Thank you, Military families, for your relentless work keeping us safe, thank you for our freedom, and thank you for your sacrifice!

1. Yearbooks Orders- Friday, you received information about how to order the 2021-2022 Hobbs yearbook. I got to see a “sneek peak” of this yearbook and, wow, what a GREAT keepsake thanks to Allison Weaver’s efforts—thank you!! Parents just need to go online to order this yearbook and it is a “piece of cake”—I just ordered mine and it took about 2 minutes. Every year,we wind up having a number of families that miss this opportunity so please help spread the word. Awesome yearbook, well worth the $25!

2. WYTOPP- This week, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and next Tuesday, MOST of our 3-6 graders will be taking the WYTOPP assessment. If at all possible, please help your student to be on time on these days and please don’t schedule any appointments if at all possible. Good luck on this assessment Wildcats!

3. Registration- Mrs. Conatser has reported to me that most Hobbs families have done their online registration/proof-of-residency but we still have approximately 50 that still need to do this. Getting accurate numbers is so important this time of year because staffing is based on this number. In addition, an accurate registration helps us with attendance waivers.Please call us if you have any questions and thank you for spreading the word.

SO exciting to see our new “crop” of incoming kindergarten students in here this week for testing. Hobbs has a BRIGHT future!



 

  

The Hobbs Herald

4-8-22

           The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

                                                                                                       

1.       Early Release Day Tuesday, April 12-  I wanted to remind parents that school will end at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, April 12 because of the ACT testing at the HS level.  Students will receive lunch on this day before they leave.

 

2.       PTO Meeting on Wednesday-  The Hobbs PTO will be gathering for their April meeting at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 13th in Mr. Poch’s room.  I know that there are A LOT of activities planned for the Spring so I hope that we get a big crowd to this meeting!  See you there!

 

3.       Summer School-  Teachers have now received the criteria from the district to recommend summer school for students.  If you do receive paperwork from your child’s teacher, I highly recommend that you take advantage of this program.  If in doubt, you might get in touch with the teacher via Remind for more information.

 

4.       Class Lists for 21-22-  At the end of the month, teachers will begin the process of placing students in classes for next year.  We try very hard to establish balanced classes and this involves boy/girl ratios, teaching styles that match personalities, separating out kids that don’t get along, and establishing a fair distribution of academic profiles in each class.  At this point, we haven’t even settled on teacher placements for next year and we will have some movement because of staffing requests.  If parents have strong feelings about a teacher for next year (once the staffing is finalized), please be in contact with THIS YEAR’s classroom teachers.  Of course, it is impossible to honor all teacher requests, but teachers will certainly take your input into account if you feel strongly about a placement.  I do NOT typically get involved with this process—the teachers are the best informed about class dynamics so you should reach out to them with any input. 

 

5.        One Last Call For “Proof of Residency”/Kindergarten Registrations-  Hobbs families have done a great job of getting your proof of residency in to Lori but I thought I would do one more callout for these.  In addition, if you know of any incoming kindergarten students for next year, please encourage parents to come on in and get signed up!  😊



   Registration-  The next two weeks are super important for Hobbs parents because it is time for registration for the 2022-2023 school year.  ALL current Hobbs families need to send in proof of address to the office (Hobbs@laramie1.org) during the window of March 14th through March 25th.  Black Hills energy statements or lease or mortgage are the most common proof.  Then, our new crop of incoming kindergarteners will register in person from March 14th through March 25th.  Parents can register anytime between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm during this window and we will be available later for working parents on March 15thuntil 6 pm.  Incoming Kinders need to bring a birth certificate, shot records, and proof of address.  If you have ANY questions about registration, please give us a call at school.  Man, this year is going by quickly—I can’t believe that we are already getting set up for 2022-2023.




The Hobbs Herald

3-18-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

                                                                                                       

1.      Calling All Kinders!!-  It has been SO exciting to see our new crop of kindergarten students coming in this past week.  Based on projections, we are likely to have a whole lot more kindergarten students that still need to register.  Please help me spread the word about registration—our staffing is dependent on accurate numbers.  If parents have ANY questions, please encourage them to call our office.  Existing Hobbs parents, just a reminder to make sure you get your proof of residency and on-line registration in to school asap so we can secure your spot for next year. 

 

2.      Spring Break Dates/Friday Early Release-  I wanted to remind parents that Friday, March 25th is an early-release day for our students and school concludes at 12:15 pm.  Students will get their lunch prior to taking off on this day.  Then, our much-anticipated Spring Break will run from March 26-April 3rd.  I hope you can enjoy this time with your family!

 

3.      Final Push for Coin Drive-  First of all, thank you for the generous coin donations you have sent in this month to support the Central Triad Make a Wish fundraiser.  We have one more week to accept these donations so please dig through those couches for spare change and send it in with your child.  Thank you!

 

4.      Congratulations Vocal Students!-  A big shoutout to our 6th grade vocal students for a great concert this week!  Not only did we have the best singers, our Hobbs students were exceptionally behaved and acted as role models for others. Way to go Wildcats!

 

5.      Mark Those Coats/Hats/Mittens!-  I think elementary schools are similar to clothes dryers—they are the place the clothes are most likely to disappear!  I encourage parents to mark your student’s items with name and teacher to help us return items back to their owners. 







The Hobbs Herald

3-10-22

                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

1.       No School Tomorrow-  There will be no school for students tomorrow; Friday, March 11.  Staff across the district will be participating in staff development so kids have this day off.  Looking forward, just a reminder that Friday, March 25th will be a half day and then spring break is March 26th through April 3rd.

 

2.       Orchestra Concert-  I had the pleasure of attending the all city orchestra concert this week featuring our talented Hobbs 6th graders.  Super impressive concert and I wanted to congratulate these kids and our program’s sponsor, Susan Brown, for this impressive event.  Band last week, Orchestra this week and vocal next week.  Go Wildcats!!

 

3.      Registration-  The next two weeks are super important for Hobbs parents because it is time for registration for the 2022-2023 school year.  ALL current Hobbs families need to send in proof of address to the office (Hobbs@laramie1.org) during the window of March 14th through March 25th.  Black Hills energy statements or lease or mortgage are the most common proof.  Then, our new crop of incoming kindergarteners will register in person from March 14th through March 18th.  Parents can register anytime between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm during this window and we will be available later for working parents on March 15thuntil 6 pm.  Incoming Kinders need to bring a birth certificate, shot records, and proof of address.  If you have ANY questions about registration, please give us a call at school.  Man, this year is going by quickly—I can’t believe that we are already getting set up for 2022-2023.

 



4.      Coin Drive-  We have two more weeks to send in change for our Central Feeder coin drive to support Wyoming Make-A-Wish.  Thank you for your generosity supporting this important cause!

 

5.      Paper Online Tutoring-  By now, I am sure that parents have heard about a new incredible online resource for our students.  Students can now access online tutoring for FREE, 24 hours a day via “Paper”.  This program will be particularly helpful for our 3-6 students and parents can follow the button on the District's main page for more registration information. 









The Hobbs Herald

3-4-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

1.       Central Feeder Coin Drive-  Thanks for sending in coins this week!  This coin drive will run through the end of March.  Go Wildcats!

 

2.      PTO Meeting-  The Hobbs PTO will meet on Wednesday of next week (March 9th) at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  As I eluded to last month, we have a very busy Spring coming up so it would be a great time to get involved with PTO.   ALL parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

3.        No School For Students March 11th-  School will not be in session on Friday, March 11th for students.  The staff will be involved in professional development all day on this day so this gives our families a 3-day weekend.  We are back at it on March 14th and will work hard until Spring Break that starts on March 28th, and the Friday before is an early release, so they go home on the 26th at 12:15pm.

 

4.      Orchestra Concert Tuesday-  I was so proud of our 6th graders for their band performance this week and now I am looking forward to seeing our 6th grade orchestra students on Tuesday, March 8th at 7 pm at Storey Gym.  These are pretty incredible events because you get to hear from students all around the district (although my attention always seems to migrate to our incredible students 😊).  Orchestra parents, see you there!

 

5.      Call To Action-  I am sure that Hobbs parents have received the letter from our Superintendent this week explaining our new “Call to Action” as a school district.  As she pointed out, there has been an uptick in unkind behavior, racial slurs and aggression this year and the district is calling for immediate action.  I am certainly committed to reinforcing this here at Hobbs and would appreciate if our parents would reinforce this at home.  I am fortunate here at this school—our statistics related to aggressive behavior, name calling, bullying etc. are lower than most schools and I want to continue to reinforce a positive school culture where students of all backgrounds and ethnicities are valued and appreciated.  I encourage parents to contact me if they have any concerns so we can continue to be proactive and I look forward to partnering with you to keep this school climate safe and accepting for ALL of our students!






The Hobbs Herald

2-25-22

                           The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

1.       Central Feeder Coin Drive-  Central High School is partnering with our Hobbs Student Council to sponsor a coin drive for the entire feeder.  All schools in the Central feeder are encouraged to donate change that will be put together for a donation to “Make a Wish Wyoming”.  The winning school will receive a traveling trophy.  This campaign will run until Spring break so please consider sending in some spare change with your student.  What a great cause!

 

2.       All-City Band Concert for 6th Grade-  Our 6th grade band students will be performing on Tuesday, March 1st at 7 pm at Storey Gym.  These students will head over during the day for practice with our feeder schools and will then perform this same night.  We have some very talented musicians  so I am looking forward to this fun concert!

 

 

3.      PTO Meeting-  The Hobbs PTO will meet on Wednesday of next week (March 2nd) at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  As I eluded to last month, we have a very busy Spring coming up so it would be a great time to get involved with PTO.   ALL parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

4.        No School For Students March 11th-  School will not be in session on Friday, March 11th for students.  The staff will be involved in professional development all day on this day so this gives our families a 3-day weekend.  We are back at it on March 14th and will work hard until Spring Break that starts on March 28th.

 

5.      Please Remember to Call Your Students In-  As you have probably seen when visiting Hobbs, our office is a very busy hub—particularly in the mornings.  Our secretary must make a call to all students that have not been called in as sick or late and this takes a lot of time.  Parents can really help us out by giving us a call to let us know if your child won’t be here in the morning.  You can even leave a message any time after hours (while my kids are older now, I sure remember them getting sick right, smack in the middle of the night ☹).  Thank you so much for your help with this!















The Hobbs Herald

2-11-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

Happy Valentine’s Day Monday!

 

 

1.      Kindess Week-  Next week is Random Acts of Kindness week. We will be joining Kindness Wyoming to spread kindness throughout our community.  Mrs. Kaelin, our SEL teacher, has challenged the school to complete 307 random acts of kindness. Take pictures, send in notes and celebrate kindness. #kindnesswyoming #HobbsWildcats  I know that the district, as a whole, has focused in on “being kind” to one another districtwide so this timing is great.  Let us know what you are seeing and please report it for our Kindness campaign!

 

2.      NAEP Testing for 4th Graders-  I wanted to remind parents of fourth graders that their students will be participating in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, February 15th.   Fourth grade classrooms across the country are chosen randomly to participate in this test and the results are used to gauge the quality of education across our country. I know that our fourth graders will represent us positively with this assessment!

 

3.      No School Next Friday, February 18th- and Monday, February 21  I wanted to remind parents that school WILL NOT be in session next Friday, February 18th while the staff participates in professional development and also on Monday, February 21st in recognition of President’s Day.  I hope you can enjoy this long weekend with your family!

 

4.      Exciting News About Water For The Kids-  As you are probably aware, we had to close down all of our drinking fountains when COVID hit.  I knew that the district was planning to install “bottle fillers” in all the schools but we then fell into the well-known “supply chain” issues and couldn’t get these.  I am happy to report that they have now arrived and we will be installing two of these at Hobbs next week and students will be able to fill their water bottles up during the day. 

 

 





The Hobbs Herald

2-4-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

1.       Valentine Letters-  One last plea to parents to mail in your Valentine’s letter to our school right away.  These letters were included with report cards and had a self-addressed envelope.  If you lost or misplaced your template, please stop by the office and we will get you a replacement.  This was a huge success last year and kids loved hearing from parents/guardians on this special day!

 

2.       Looking Ahead—NO SCHOOL-  I wanted to give parents plenty of notification that school will not be in session February 18th and 21st.  Our staff will be involved in professional development on Friday, February 18th and February 21st is Presidents Day.  Enjoy this time with your kids!

 

3.       PTO Meeting-  The Hobbs PTO will meet next Tuesday, February 8th at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  We will be planning Spring activities and all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

4.       Masks-  I wanted to take a minute to thank Hobbs families for a smooth transition to “Masks Strongly Recommended”.  The students wearing masks seem comfortable and feel supported and our students not wearing a mask have also been understanding and comfortable.  As we move forward, I really want to encourage parents to keep kids home if symptomatic and also keep kids home or if there is COVID in your household—these will be considered “excused” absences.  We have a number of Hobbs staff members that  have underlying conditions so this protects them as well as our kids.  Working together, we can maintain Hobbs as a safe environment for our teachers and staff! 

 

5.       Ipads and Chargers-  Our school continues to grow and learn from our new “snow day/remote learning” plan.  As you are aware, we sent Ipads home with kids this past week to be proactive with the impending storm on the horizon.  We just got the chargers for kids (as in, broke them out of the box an hour before kids left that day 😊) so we didn’t fully explain the procedures for these.  If the weather is bad and Ipads and chargers are sent home, please make sure you send BOTH items back to school as soon as we are back in session.  We are missing a few chargers from this day and also a few more from students that have been quarantined.  We are working on tracking these down but I thought it would be worth a reminder to send these back RIGHT AWAY if we do choose to send equipment home.  Thanks!!!







The Hobbs Herald

1-28-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

 

1.      Valentine Letters-  We have the majority of Valentine letters sent in to us but I wanted to put out one last plea to parents to mail in your Valentine letter to your child asap.  We are asking parents to write a note to your child(ren) and drop this in the mail in the self-addressed, stamped envelope (provided)—these letters were in with the report card.  We will hand these out as a special treat on Valentine’s Day.  This was a huge success last year and kids loved hearing from parents/guardians on this special day!

 

2.      “100 Day” Spirit Week-  On February 2nd, we will recognize 100 days of school for the 2021-22 school year and what a great year it has been!  The student council is sponsoring a spirit week this week and I wanted to give you a full week’s notice so you can make plans to have your child participate.   Here are the week’s activities:

 

a.       Monday, January 31st – Clothes with numbers on them

b.       Tuesday, February 1stColor wars:  K- 2nd – pink, 3rd – 5th – red, and 6th – white

c.        Wednesday, February 2nd (100TH DAY) – Dress like an “old” person

d.       Thursday – Pajama Day

 

3.      6th Grade Parent Information Night-  I wanted to remind parents of our 6th grade students to attend the McCormick parent night this Wednesday, February 2nd at 6 pm in our Hobbs gym.  This meeting is an important step for the successful transition to middle school. 

 

4.      Looking Ahead—NO SCHOOL-  I wanted to give parents plenty of notification that school will not be in session February 18th and 21st.  Our staff will be involved in professional development on Friday, February 18th and February 21st is Presidents Day.  Enjoy this time with your kids!

5.       Kids Heart Challenge-  Hobbs Elementary is partnering with the American Heart Association by participating in Kids Heart Challenge! Students will be learning to make healthy choices, stay active and help families affected by heart disease.  Register your student at www.heart.org/KHC or download the Kids Heart Challenge app, find our school, and sign up and take the CHALLENGE!



The Hobbs Herald

1-21-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

1.      New COVID Protocols/Mask Requirements-  Just a reminder to parents that the Laramie1 Board of Education voted to change the mask requirements for all schools beginning Monday, January 24.  Beginning Monday, masks will be “Strongly Recommended” instead of required.  Students can still wear mask’s but this will no longer be a requirement.  Please make sure that you contact your child’s teacher (if you haven’t already) to let them know if you would like your child to stay masked up.  In addition, please keep student’s home if symptomatic so we can minimize transmission.  If you have any questions about these new procedures, please do not hesitate to contact me at john.wahler@laramie1.org.

 

2.      Report Cards/Valentine Letters-  Today, you will be receiving your child’s quarter 2 report cards and also a template for you to send in for Valentine’s Day sponsored by our PTO and Student Council.  We are asking parents to write a note to your child(ren) and drop this in the mail in the self-addressed, stamped envelope.  We will hand these out as a special treat on Valentine’s Day.  This was a huge success last year and kids loved hearing from parents/guardians on this special day!

 

3.      “100 Day” Spirit Week-  On February 2nd, we will recognize 100 days of school for the 2021-22 school year and what a great year it has been!  The student council is sponsoring a spirit week this week and I wanted to give you a full week’s notice so you can make plans to have your child participate.   Here are the week’s activities:

 

a.        Monday, January 31st – Clothes with numbers on them

b.        Tuesday, February 1st – Color wars:  K- 2nd – pink, 3rd – 5th – red, and 6th – white

c.         Wednesday, February 2nd (100TH DAY) – Dress like an “old” person

d.        Thursday – Pajama Day

 

4.      Attention 6th Grade Parents-  First of all, I can’t believe that we are already talking about middle school for our oldest students—YIKES!!  The McCormick staff will be working with our 6th graders in the coming weeks to get them set up for a successful transition and parents will have their orientation night on February 2nd at 6 pm here at Hobbs in the gym.  I am so proud of the way that Hobbs prepares kids for this big move and I KNOW that our kids are going to lead and succeed at middle school!!







The Hobbs Herald

1-14-22

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

 

1.      New COVID Protocols/Mask Requirements-  As you are probably aware, the Laramie1 Board of Education voted on some significant policy changes related to COVID, quarantines and masks.  I tried to distill all of this information in the chart below and encourage parents to contact me if you have questions.

Category

New Procedure

Effective

Contact tracing/

Quarantines

We will no longer contact-trace or quarantine students that are in proximity to infected students.  If, however, your child is symptomatic, we strongly encourage you to keep them home.

Immediately

Masks

As of Monday, January 24th, LCSD1 Schools will move to “Masks strongly encouraged” and move away from “Masks required”. 

Policy change effective

January 24—masks are required all next week.

Students that have a positive diagnosis of COVID

Students will have to isolate for a minimum 5 days if they test positive for COVID.   Students should wear a mask if they return for a minimum of 5 days.  Students should only return if they are fever free for 24 hrs without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Effective immediately

Synchronous/Zoom

Instruction

Students will only be offered synchronous learning if they are diagnosed with COVID and are home for isolation.  Ipads will be provided.  All other sicknesses/voluntary quarantines will follow the handbook to make up assignments/schoolwork.

Effective immediately

 

Here are some questions I might anticipate from parents with answers:

“I choose to have my child wear a mask, will they be allowed to do this during schooltime?”

Yes, students that choose to wear masks will be allowed to wear these in all settings and we are going to work hard to make sure ALL students feel comfortable with their decision.  We are all one learning community and always want students to feel safe and supported—you can help by reinforcing this at home.   The one exception is the lunchroom where masks will need to be removed to eat.

Will we be notified when a student/teacher is identified as positive for COVID?

In an effort to minimize REMIND messages pinging on your phone all day, we will not be notifying parents every time a positive case is identified.

 

What steps can I take to safeguard my child from COVID now that restrictions/requirements have been modified?

All Hobbs students are eligible to receive vaccinations and that was the reason for the postponed implementation of this new plan.  The BOE wanted to give parents time to get students vaccinations by allowing an extra week.

In addition, we will continue to sanitize hands daily and we will attempt to keep distance between students (which is difficult in this older building with smaller instructional spaces).

 

Will you be doing any quarantining of students now?

If the district and health department see a breakout of cases in a classroom or school, they may decide to put this class/school in quarantine.  Currently, we have no specific guidelines for this.

 

How will the teacher know if I want my child to wear a mask?

I am going to encourage teachers to reach out to all parents next week to ask this question.  We will ask parents to indicate to us if they DO want their child to wear a mask and we will work hard to make sure they keep this on during the day.  If we do not hear back from parents, we will assume that it is ok for them to not wear a mask.  Please make sure that your messaging to kids is clear ie. “mom and dad want you to wear your mask at school and we have told the teacher to keep an eye out for this”.  Thanks!

Other parent informational items:

2.      Valentine Letters-  The Hobbs PTO is partnering with our student council to sponsor our Valentine letter campaign again this year.  Parents will find the template for this letter in the report card envelope that will be coming home next week.  We are asking for parents/guardians to write a Valentine letter to your child(ren) and drop this in the mail.  We will distribute these to kids on Valentines Day.  This is supposed to be a surprise for kids and we hope that all of our families will be able to participate!

 

3.      PTO Trampoline Night-  Attached to this newsletter, parents will find an invite for a trampoline night being sponsored by the PTO.  It is really important for parents to fill out the liability release form prior to having their child participate on this night.









The Hobbs Herald

1-7-2022

                                    The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler           

Welcome to 2022 Hobbs Families!  I am looking forward to a very strong second half of the year!

 

1.       Snow Day/Remote Learning-  I really appreciate the staff, parents and students quickly pivoting to remote learning yesterday.  By sending home Ipads and allowing students to access schoolwork, we were able to minimize learning loss and not count this day as a snow day that we would need to make up at the end of the year.  This was a first “test” for this so please let me know if you have any feedback for future snow days.

 

2.      PTO Meeting-  The Hobbs PTO will meet next Wednesday, January 12th  at 6pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  We have a very busy Spring planned so this would be a good time to get involved!  This is open to all Hobbs families and we would love to have you join us.

 

3.      Missing a Coat?-  If your child is missing a coat, it is probably hanging in our lost and found right now.  I couldn’t help but notice a TON of coats there when I walked by this week.  We rarely lose a coat—they usually just go into hiding in this area (kind of like socks in your dryer)!  Please stop by if your child is reporting a lost coat, hat, mitten or lunchbox and re-claim these for this cold weather.

 

4.      School is ON for January 14th but NO school January 17th-  I wanted to clarify with our elementary parents that we DO have school on January 14th in the elementary schools.  I do not believe the secondary schools are in session on this day but do know that we have a full academic day on the 14th.  All schools have January 17th off in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

 

5.      Picking Students Up During the School Day-  I wanted to remind parents that we are not able to send students out to you if you are picking them up during school hours.  For safety reasons, we have to have every child checked out of the office so we have a record of who is in attendance in the event of an emergency.   We are happy to start them on the way to the office if you give us a call but parents are required to check them out in person.  Thanks!












The Hobbs Herald

12-10-21

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

 

1.       Orchestra Concert-  I am very excited to watch our Hobb’s orchestra students in action this Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 pm in the Administration Building Auditorium, 2810 House Ave.  These kids have been working so hard for this program and it should be a great show!  Please remember to wear masks for the performance and I look forward to seeing you there!

 

2.      Holiday Break Dates-  School will NOT be in session from December 18th through January 2nd for holiday break.  We will be back at it for a strong second half of the year on January 3rd.

 

3.      No Supervision or Entry Until 8 am-  I wanted to remind parents that we do not have supervision available until 8 am each day—this is actually when our classified staff clocks in.  Students are allowed on the playground and breakfast beginning at 8 am.  We serve breakfast until 8:20 am so students should head to the playground if they come after this time.  Thank you for keeping our kids safe!

 

4.      Reminder From the Nurse-  Mrs. Martin wanted me to remind parents to bring in a copy of Covid vaccinations if you have your child vaccinated.  This really helps us in the event of contact tracing if we have to track down an active case.  If a child has completed the vaccine cycle, they will not be required to quarantine.  Thanks—we can make these copies at school if you drop by.

 

Happy Holidays Hobbs Families!

 

Congratulations to our very own custodian Shirley Bruce!  Shirley was just recognized by Blue Federal Credit Union and was featured on channel 5 as “Do Gooder of the Month” for her great work here at Hobbs—Awesome!

Hobbs staff rocks!










The Hobbs Herald

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

 

1.       Way to Go Band Students!-  I really enjoyed watching our great 5th and 6th grade band members at their concert last night at Central High School!  We have a great program here at Hobbs and I appreciate Mr. Streuber’s energy and enthusiasm with these kids.  Way to go band—PPM (“Proud Principal Moment”).

 

2.      PTO Meeting-  Our PTO group will meet for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 8th at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  ALL Hobbs parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend!  We have a busy finish to this month and a whole host of activities for Winter/Spring so this would be a good time to get involved. 

 

3.      Hat and Mitten Tree-  Our student council has been busy this first half of the year and has decided, once again, to sponsor our annual Hat and Mitten Tree for needy families.  The tree will go up next week and families are encouraged to donate hats, mittens and new cloths if they are able.  Our families have absolutely blown me away so far this year with generosity (i.e. care packages, jog-a-thon and can food drive) so I can’t wait to sponsor this next activity where we try to help our community!  Thanks for your continued support!

 

4.      Orchestra Concert-  I mentioned the band concert above but also wanted to prep our orchestra students that their concert will be Tuesday, December 14th at the Storey auditorium.  Mrs. Brown has been working hard with this talented group, so I am excited to see them in action.  Masks will be required, and we will try get some social distancing with this large auditorium. 

 

5.      Holiday Break-   School will not be in session from December 18th through January 2nd—we will be back at it for a strong second half of the year on January 3rd.  Enjoy this time with family and friends!







        


The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

November 12, 2021

Thank you Veteran’s!!!

I know that we have a number of parents/grandparents/family members that have served our country; or are serving our country, in the Armed Forces/National Guard.   I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your service and wish you all a very happy, belated Veterans Day!  Hobbs appreciates you and celebrates your contributions and sacrifices for this great country!

 

1.       Note From Our Nurse-  If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccine, please provide the school nurse with that documentation so that records can be updated.  In the event of a known school exposure, fully vaccinated, asymptomatic children would not need to quarantine.  Knowing this information ahead of time would allow us to be more efficient in our contact tracing.   Thank you!

 

2.       Picture Re-Takes and School Picture-   On Monday, November 15, our school will be providing re-takes for Fall pictures if parents are interested.  In addition, we will take our annual “All School Picture” on Monday and will be handing out the free shirts from PTO on this morning.  I want to take this opportunity to thank the PTO for these shirts and I am looking forward to our group picture!

 

3.       “Governor Gordon in the House”-  I am excited to host Governor Mark Gordon on Tuesday, November 16th for a special Hobbs event!  Our physical education teacher, Mrs. Hemenover was able to write a grant to provide our PE program with bikes for our younger grades K-2 and kids will use these in PE class.  This is another great, progressive option for our program where the emphasis is on lifetime fitness.  Last year, PTO was able to partner with us for fitness watches!  Governor Gordon will be here on this day to help roll these out for our kids in kindergarten.

 

4.       Can Food Drive-  This morning, our student council sponsor told me “these kids are on fire this year” and told me that they would like to sponsor a schoolwide can drive next week—November 15-November 19.  Judging from our highly successful military gift program, I anticipate A LOT of can goods to go to needy families.  Please take a moment to look through your pantry and please send any canned goods if you are willing to participate in this week-long event.

 

5.       Thanksgiving Break Dates/Time-  School will NOT be in session for the Thanksgiving holiday from the  November 23rd  early release at 12:15 pm until Sunday, November 28th.  We will see all of those smiling faces again on Monday, November 29th

 

6.       Mark Those Clothes-  Because the weather has been so variable this Fall, kids are stripping off coats and hats/mittens on the playground.  I encourage parents to clearly mark student, cold-weather items with name and a phone number so we can get these back to kids when found outside. 










The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

November 5, 2021


1.       Military Care Package Drive. -  Wow, Hobbs families ROCK!!!  We were asked to try to gather donations to fill 20 military care packages but wound up filling 127 bags and collecting $270 to defray shipping costs.  You are amazing and I wish I could be there to see all of our great military folks open these up!  Thank you!!!!

2.        Picture Re-takes-Our picture company will be back to take re-takes if parents are interested on November 15th.  Please send original packets back on this day if you are interested.

3.       Thanksgiving Break Dates and Times-  School will not be in session for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Tuesday, November 23rd at 12:15 pm (early release) and lasting through November 29th.  Enjoy this time with family and friends.

4.       Hobbs Roller Skating Party!-  Our PTO is sponsoring a fun skate party for Hobbs students on November 18th from 5-7 pm.  After renting skates, students can pay $3 and receive one of three fun dinners.  Sounds like a fun activity--I remember skate parties way back from when I was a student (and that was a LONG time ago 😊).

5.       PTO Meeting-  Our incredible Hobbs PTO group will meet for their monthly meeting on Wednesday night, November 10 at 6 pm in Mr. Poch’s room.  We will be planning more great activities for the coming months but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many parents that provided our Hobbs staff with the incredible lunch last Friday!   We felt like we were at a Vegas buffet—thank you!!!  PTO and Hobbs parents are awesome!

6.       COVID Questions/Information-  You will probably notice in the Cheyenne paper this week that Hobbs is experiencing a large uptick in COVID and quarantines.  We have been reinforcing the importance of proper mask wearing and are also working hard to keep hands and desks clean.  In answer to a parent question earlier this week, students do NOT have to quarantine if they have received a recent COVID vaccination.  Thanks for helping to keep Hobbs open for in-person learning!




                                                           

The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

October 22, 2021

 

1.      Military Care Package Drive. -  We have a collection bin near the office door now for our Military Care Package drive.  This drive will run for 2 weeks.  We have had a few items show up so far but could use many more.  Thank you for your generosity!!

 

2.      Parent Conferences and School Not In Session-  I wanted to remind parents that school dismisses early on Wednesday, October 27th (12:15 pm) and is not in session on October 28th and 29th.   Lunch will be served on this day.   We will host parent-teacher conferences on October 28th and want to remind parents to wear a mask for in-person conferences.

 

3.      Volunteers-  In the next few days, I will be sending home new guidelines that allow parent volunteers to return to our schools.  Because COVID and quarantine numbers have gone down significantly, the district is easing up guidelines and allowing volunteers back in the schools utilizing safety protocols.  I will send a REMIND message to explain some of these new protocols but here are a few highlights.

 

-          All parent volunteers must check in to the office and have your identification (drivers license) scanned through our Raptor system.

-          Parents must wear a mask at all times in the building, they must socially distance whenever possible, and they must follow all building COVID procedures.

-          Unfortunately, parents are still unable to come eat breakfast/lunch with your child here at school.  Our cafeteria is very small and this makes it impossible to add additional bodies and still follow county health guidelines.

-          There can only be two volunteers per classroom at any given time.

Teachers will be in touch with parents if they have volunteer opportunities in the classroom and the school will let you know if we have volunteer opportunities in our office or other general areas.

I have missed seeing our parents, so I am excited that we are moving in this direction.  We will be in touch as volunteer opportunities arise!











The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

October 15, 2021

 

1.      Military Care Package Drive-  I am very excited that our school; and student council specifically, is sponsoring a holiday package drive for deployed Marines and Sailors abroad.  We will have a collection bin near the office door for all students to contribute and teachers will collect any monetary donations.  You will find, attached to this email, a list of items that can be collected.  In addition, parents can send in money to help defray the cost of postage for these (they will cost $20 each to ship but any type of donation helps).  Let’s all pull together and make the holiday’s a little more special for folks that are sacrificing for us and are away for the holidays.  You can start sending items in on Monday!!!  Thank you for your generosity!!

 

2.      Parent-Teacher Conferences-  Hobbs is sponsoring our very important parent-teacher conferences the week of October 25th (October 28th specifically).  This is such an important event where we partner with parents to share student strengths and also address any areas of concern.  All teachers reached out on Monday of this week so please make sure you get your time slot secured!

School is not in session on the afternoon of October 27th (dismissal at 12:15) and all day on October 28 and 29th.

 

3.      Fall Festival/Halloween Parade-  Students are allowed to wear a costume on Wednesday, October 27th for our annual Halloween parade.  Unfortunately, we are still unable to let parents attend this event because of Covid restrictions, but we wanted to add some normalcy and fun for our kids on this day.  Teachers will be in touch about any room party arrangements.  Please ensure that costumes are tasteful, and please—no blood, fake weapons or inappropriate costumes.








The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

October 8, 2021

 

1.      No School For Students October 11-School will NOT be in session this Monday, October 11.This is a professional development day for teachers district wide.In addition, please note that October 27th is an early-release day (12:15) and October 28th and 29th are parent-teacher conferences where school will not be in session.        

 

2.      PTO Meeting-Hobbs Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet on October 13th at 6 pm in the conference room.ALL Hobbs parent/guardians are invited and encouraged to attend.Hope to see you there!     

 

 

3.      Parent-Teacher Conferences-Parent-teacher conferences will take place at Hobbs on October 27th and 28th.Teachers will be sending out invitations for this important event on October 11th from 2-4 pm so look for this in your Remind app.We utilize a free scheduling program that is parent-friendly and this will help you to coordinate conferences with all members of your family.This year, parents will have the choice to either meet online (Zoom) or in person.Please make sure that you sign up for these important meetings—we value our partnership with parents and are looking forward to sharing first quarter progress with all of you.         

 

4.      Cold Weather Coming-I was surprised today when I opened my weather application and saw that ole snowflake showing up on Tuesday!!!I should be grateful that we have had such a beautiful fall, but it looks like colder weather is on the horizon.Please send students with warm clothes and keep an eye on your weather apps as we slowly slip into our colder season!      

 

5.      Playgound “Open” Hours for Public-I wanted to remind all of our parents that school playgrounds in Laramie1 are open to the public beginning at 4:30 PM each day.We have had some students return quickly to school this past month and we have had to turn them away because we still have our bus students being supervised until 4:30 each day.I love that kids want to return to the school to take advantage of our playground—we just need to wait until after 4:30 to access this.Thanks!       



The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

October 1, 2021

 

 

1.        No School For Students October 11-  I wanted to give parents plenty of advance notification that school will NOT be in session on Monday, October 11.  This is a professional development day for teachers district wide.  In addition, please note that October 27th is a 12:15p.m. early-release day and October 28th and 29th are parent-teacher conferences where school will not be in session. 

 

2.       PTO Meeting-  Hobbs Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet on October 13th at 6 pm in the conference room.  ALL Hobbs parent/guardians are invited and encouraged to attend.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

3.       Parent-Teacher Conferences-  Parent teacher conferences will take place at Hobbs on October 27th and 28th.  Teachers will be sending out invitations for this important event on October 11th from 2-4 pm so look for this in your Remind app.  We utilize a free scheduling program that is parent-friendly and will help you to coordinate conferences with all members of your family.  This year, parents will have the choice to either meet online (Zoom) or in person.  Please look for the invitation from your child’s teacher and please follow up with them if you have any questions.

We value our partnership with parents and this is a great time to touch base about individual progress!

 

4.       Halloween Parties, dress-up, etc-  I saw my first corn-maze and Halloween costume shop pop up last week so it must be time to start thinking about Halloween!!  Our CDM team met this morning to make some decisions about Halloween and here is a summary of that conversation:

-          Grade levels will make decisions about parties/celebrations and will communicate this to parents.

-          Unfortunately, because of COVID, we will not be able to utilize parent room helpers this year.  There will be opportunities for parents to contribute but we are still not able to open the building up for parents yet.

-          If/when you choose an outfit for your child, please keep in mind that these need to be school-appropriate—no blood, weapons, or inappropriate themes.  If you have a question about an outfit, shoot me an email.

-          We will have our annual costume parade at 9 am and will take a lot of pictures to share with you.




The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

September 24, 2021


Congratulations on a record-setting Jog-a-thon this year!!!  We had a great time today with purple hair, silly string, popcorn party and “Pies in the face” at lunch.  Almost $22,000 raised this year thanks to your generosity and this will allow so many opportunities for our kids.  Go Wildcats!!!!!

 

1.        No School For Students October 11-  I wanted to give parents plenty of advance notification that school will NOT be in session on Monday, October 11.  This is a professional development day for teachers district wide.  In addition, please note that October 27th is an early-release day and October 28th and 29th are parent-teacher conferences where school will not be in session. 

 

2.       Bringing in Balls/Games/Toys From Home-  We have worked hard to provide a wide selection of playground equipment for our kids so we have asked that kids leave personal items such as balls, games, and toys at home.  We have noticed that bringing a ball from home can be limiting for our students i.e. “this is my ball and only my friends get to play with it” or it can become a distraction if lost or stolen. 

As for games and toys, please help us to keep these at home as well.  If students bring these items from home, we typically take it from them and keep until a parent can come pick up.  Thanks for your support with this--we are working hard to give the kids plenty of options for safe, fun, active play at recess.

 

3.        Dressing For The Weather-  We have been lucky with September weather—very mild compared to some years.  I do want to remind parents, however, to send in appropriate clothes as the temperature starts to drop.  We almost always go outside for recess when we meet the weather service guidelines for outside recess.  Sometimes, we get kids thinking “we will probably just be inside all day for recesses so I can wear a light coat”.  The better that kids are prepared for the quickly-changing Cheyenne weather, the safer!  Thanks for your help with this!










The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

September 17, 2021

It is with mixed emotions that I congratulate our Hobbs community for smashing our Jog-a-thon goal of $16,000 raised this year.I am so excited about this successful event and this money that will provide so many great things for our kids.However, I know that this means that I will be back in the hotseat next Friday morning at 8:15 am to get my hair colored again—PURPLE this time!     😊

Thank you to all the parents that made this jog-a-thon such a wonderful, healthy and fun event and thank you PTO for your great organization. 

There is no place quite like Hobbs—Way to go Wildcats!!!!

 

1.    Contacting Hobbs Staff Members-I wanted to remind parents that, if you need to contact any staff members via email, we all have the same email pattern: (firstname.lastname@laramie1.org).   

For example John.wahler@laramie1.org.

The district prefers that we communicate using the REMIND app but sometimes email is easier for parents.Please understand that our teachers won’t answer emails during the school day when they are busy teaching, but we always try to get back to parents in a timely manner. 

 

2.    Masks-Our students are doing an awesome job with masks and I sure appreciate this!I did want parents to know, however, that we are running low on our supply of handout masks, so I want to encourage parents to provide these whenever possible.It is always a good idea to have a spare in the backpack as well.Thanks for your help with this!       




The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

September 10, 2021

Parents, thank you SO MUCH for your quick pivot in response to the district mask mandate change Wednesday evening.I fully understand that we have parents that are opposed to this mandate so am especially appreciative of your willingness to continue your students experience here at Hobbs.We will continue to provide a safe and supportive environment for kids here at school and we value and rely on our partnership with all of you!Please contact me if you have questions or concerns, we are committed to providing the best education for your kids—even during difficult times like this!     

 

1.       School Pictures-SMILE!Hobbs students will have their individual pictures taken on September 15th.We will send home picture packets and parents will have the opportunity to purchase individual pictures.        

 

2.       Jog-a-thon-Next Friday, September 17th,is our annual Jog-a-thon and this is one of my favorite days all year!Thanks for your help getting pledges for your student—I just might see some purple hair in my future!😊Parents will be allowed to participate and/or cheer kids on this day and I am including the schedule below.Please check in at the parking lot gate—the event will take place on our track.Here are the times for each grade level:             

Kindergarten-8:45-9:151st grade- 9:20-9:502nd grade-9:55-10:25                       

3rd grade- 10:30-114th grade- 11:05-11:355th grade- 11:40-12:10                       

6th grade-12:15-12:45 

 

3.       PTO Updates-We had a GREAT, well-attended PTO meeting this week and the group wanted me to share a few things with our school community—here goes: 

-          Please stop by and pick-up a PTO magnet with a calendar of ALL events for the year.These are available in the office and make a great refrigerator reminder! 

-          Many of our parents aren’t aware that the PTO has its own, awesome FACEBOOK page.Please follow them at Hobbs Elementary PTO and don’t forget to LIKE our page! 

-          I am attaching a monthly newsletter from PTO that is packed with great information—enjoy!They put this out after each month’s PTO meeting. 

 

4.       “In the Know!”-A kindergarten parent asked a great question Wednesday night at our PTO meeting.We had been rattling off a bunch of events/dates/times etc. and she asked “where can I find this information, how do I stay in the loop?” I will repeat what I shared with her.There are three primary sources for parents to keep up on all school happenings- Hobbs Herald that comes out every Friday, the PTO Facebook page and newsletter as described above, and our school website https://hobbs.laramie1.org.If all else fails, please feel free to give us a call or email—we are always anxious to help our parents navigate our busy year!        



The Hobbs Herald

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

September 3, 2021

 

1.       School Pictures   SMILE! Hobbs students will have their individual pictures taken on September 15th.  We will send home picture packets and parents will have the opportunity to purchase individual pictures.  Time to break out those “Sunday best” clothes and practice that smile!

 

2.       PTO Meeting-  Our active PTO group will host their first meeting of the 21-22 school year next Wednesday, September 8th at 6 pm here at school (parents can enter through the parking lot doors).  We have one of the most active PTO groups around, and parents will want to be involved.  No sign-up is necessary and I hope that we have great participation like we did last year.  See you there!

 

3.       Jog A Thon- Our annual jog-a-thon is slated for Friday, September 17th and I know that many parents like to join their students on this day.  More information is forthcoming but I thought I should get this date to you right away so you can plan accordingly.

 

4.       Covid Quarantine Questions- While Hobbs hasn’t had to quarantine any students in these first two weeks, I do know that other schools have had to do this and I have had some parent questions.  I am attaching a helpful illustration to help you understand this process.  We continue to do everything in our power to keep this school safe and sanitized and I will continue to communicate about any developments that impact our families.  More information is available at www.laramie1.org – COVID resources.











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 HOBBS HERALD

The weekly newsletter for Hobbs Elementary- written by Mr. Wahler

August 27, 2021

 

Each week, I will send out this newsletter on Friday’s.  Many years ago, a group of parents met with me and told me “I will read a weekly newsletter if you keep it to one side—not a book!”   That is exactly what I will do with this newsletter each week—packed with good information but not so big that you won’t have time to read it!  Look for this in your inbox every Friday and stay “in the loop” with Hobbs activities and events.  Thanks for a great start to our year!

 

1.       Free Breakfast and Lunch Again This Year-  I wanted parents to know that breakfast and lunch are free to all Hobbs families again this year.  If students are eating breakfast, they will enter the front doors of the school between 8-8:15 am and will head straight to the cafeteria.  For lunch, they just need to indicate to the teacher each morning that they will be eating hot lunch.   If you would like to view the menus for each day, here is that link and you can even sign up to have this emailed to you each week:

https://nutrition.laramie1.org/index.php?sid=0902121937092649&page=menus

 

2.       REMIND Application Reminder-  It is really important that all parents sign up for the Remind application that we utilize for school communication.  This is our primary source for information sharing between school and home and can provide timely, two-way communication to parents.  For more information about how to sign up, please refer to the LCSD1 webpage and click on “Tech Help” then “Remind Resources”.

 

3.       Quarantine And Related Questions-  I have had a few questions about COVID protocols, quarantines, masks etc. and have steered parents toward the district webpage under “Covid-19 Resources”.   The health department works closely with the school district administration to provide guidance for our families so this is going to be the most timely, accurate information that I can provide for families.  If there are any big changes that will impact our school community, I will make sure to send out a Remind message to our parents (see, I told you Remind is important 😊). 

 

4.       No School MONDAY, September 6-  A reminder that school will not be in session on Monday, September 6th in recognition of Labor Day.  Enjoy this 3-day weekend!


5.       Don’t Forget To Call The Office For Absences-  I wanted to remind parents to always call the office if your child is going to be missing school for any reason.  The office has to account for all students not in attendance each day so they are your first point of contact for absences.  Thank you!     Hobbs Office 307-771-2560


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Hobbs Contact Info
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John Wahler, Principal

Click on Hobbs Info on the top link, for more school information and online directions.

Phone: 307-771-2560

Fax: 307-771-2568

email: hobbs@laramie1.org

5710 Syracuse Road Cheyenne, WY 82009

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My name is John Wahler and I am proud to be the Principal of Hobbs Elementary School!  I have been a school Principal for over 24 years-most recently serving as an Elementary Principal in Longmont, Co for the past 15 years. Hobbs is a school rich in tradition with an experienced and highly professional staff and this is the reason I wanted to lead this group of educators.  In addition, it has incredible parental support and the staff has forged a great partnership with each family.  I believe in the potential of every single student that attends this school an am fully committed to their individual success!  I am anxious to get to know all of our families and want to be available should any concerns arise-never hesitate to contact me.


School Year Calendars

Hobbs Shout Out!!

a month ago



HOBBS ACADEMIC ALL-STAR AWARDS



Hobbs held it’s first Academic All-Star breakfast this morning and were honored to have Colby White as our community speaker.

Principal Wahler and Colby White



Mrs. Culter is Teacher of the Year!


CJ Kopack (Hobbs alum) presenting a check to Mrs. Culter for winning the “Teacher of the Year” contest sponsored by the Rib and Chophouse!  The students got ice cream to celebrate the big event.  Thank you Rib and Chop House!

Mrs. Culter gets Rib and Chop House Award and check.



 Congratulations Hobbs Spelling Bee Finalists!


Good Luck as you advance towards the District Spelling Bee!  Go Wildcats!

Hobbs Spelling Bee Finalists.


HOBBS HIGHLIGHTS

11 days ago


HOBBS TEACHERS ARE #!


HOBBS PTO SURPRISED OUR STAFF WITH A DISNEY MAGIC WEEK OF PRIZES, T-SHIRTS AND DECORATIONS FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!  WE TRULY LOVE OUR STAFF AND OUT PTO!  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
HOBBS TEACHERS FOR TEACHER APPREACIATION WEEK!

BOYS BASKETBALL CITY CHAMPS!


Congratulations to this years Boys Basketball teams for a fantastic season!  We are so proud of you!!  Hobbs Wildcats went all the way!

Hobbs Boys A Team and Coaches. -2021
HOBBS' STUDENT COUNCIL COAT, HAT, AND GLOVE DRIVE, DECORATES THE TREE OUTSIDE THE OFFICE!

Christmas tree decorated with hats and gloves for coat drive.
6th grade Hobbs Orchestra students.

Hobbs 6th Grade Orchestra playing Silent Night.

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Hobbs 6th Grade Orchestra students went caroling in the office.

Hobbs girl's basketball players on the sideline in masks.

Basketball looks a little different this year!  Mask up!

Hobbs Basketball players, playing masks.

Hobbs players tear down the court with masks in place.

Jump ball to start the half.

Hobbs playing Davis at Meadowlark.

Hobbs' Healthy- Halloween included classroom crafts instead of candy, costumes and masks, masks, masks!!!

Even the Hobbs Staff took place in the Halloween fun! 


3rd graders had a blast!

2nd graders rocking the hall.

Naughty or Nice?

Pumpkin!!!

3rd graders was all in!

Kinder Crafts!

Mrs. Ramsdell's Kindergarten!

Joker!

Minions!

4th grade boys!

Pandemic Costume Winner!

4th graders got in on the fun!

Mrs. Schneider's 4th Grade!

4th Grade Rocks!

Mrs. Westby's 2nd Grade!!

Kindergarteners dressed up too!

Mrs. Jacoby's 2nd Grade!

2nd graders all dressed up!

Second graders!!

Mrs. Osterman's 2nd Grade!

He-Was-A-Ro-Bot!

Mrs. Hiser's 1st Grade!

Mrs. Macoubrie's 1st Grade!

Mrs. Grady's 4th Grade!


3 1st grade students in P.E.

1st grade students had mummy races in P.E., it was so funny!

4 first grade students in p.e.


3 first grade students in p.e.


Thank you zayden perry!


Our 2020 Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser winner Zayden Perry with Principal Wahler.  Thank you Zayden for your hard work!


Zayden Perry and Mr. Wahler

Hobbs students earned prizes like popcorn parties, Dippin'dots parties, got to silly string Mr. Wahler and dye his hair pink!!!

Silly String Wars with K-3rd graders

PTO Information

a month ago

Hobbs  jog-a-thon  reward  Day!!

principal purple hair - silly string - whipped cream pie - popcorn parties - prizes & more!!  Thank you to our sponsors and incredible pto!! We appreciate you so much!









 




Hobbs Principal, Mr. Wahler, had his hair dyed pink Friday!  This was the school-wide reward for blowing our fundraiser goal out of the water, and breaking an all-time record!  Go WILDCATS!

Mr. Wahler getting his hair dyed pink!



Hobbs 2020 Jog-A-Thon


The Hobbs Jog-A-Thon was a HUGE success!  A big thank you to all of our families and supporters, and especially our wonderful PTO!

Kindergarten speeds down the track!Kindergartener Runners
1st graders flying around the track!

1st graders are flying!

2nd grade gets warmed up!

2nd grade gets warmed up!

4th grade is burning up the track!

4th grade is burning up the track!


3rd Gra3rd graders are ready to take off!ders ready to take-off!

6th graders lead the pack!

6th graders lead the pack!

5th grade is off and running!

5th grade is off and running!

HOBBS PTO

parent Teacher Organization


Hobbs Newsletter

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