Hays Title Mural

Dear Walter Hays Families,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

Walter Hays Focus for 2017-2018

The PAUSD Administration and Staff will continue our work with the Focus Goals which incorporate three areas to provide students with a rich and relevant learning experience:

I. High Quality Teaching and Learning: Engage every student in purposeful, joyful learning that appropriately challenges all students to ensure core content mastery and maximizes each student’s opportunity to excel academically.

II. Equity and Access: Assure that every student has access to multiple programs, services, activities and enrichment experiences that support student learning and enable each individual to achieve his or her fullest intellectual, creative and social potential.

III. Wellness and Safety: Provide for the social-emotional needs of students and staff and cultivate positive, healthy, identity-safe school environments that promote high levels of connection, engagement and overall well-being throughout the school community.

Makers Space

Libby Lundgren, Esther Yoo, Michelle Lepori and Sue Vaughan have spent many hours planning and organizing our new Makers Space, which will be conveniently located for the students in Room 12. We are very excited about this learning opportunity for our students and will be sharing information with the community when the room will be ready for use.

A Room For Mindfulness

Walter Hays School Psychologist Londy Reidy and parents Rina Gaulyte and Jill Johnson are

excited this year to be offering the opportunity for our students and staff to learn about mindful practices. Research supports that learning is most productive and successful when individuals’ attention is mindfully activated. Lessons will be specifically designed and offered during recess to teach interested students. We welcome your help, support, and questions. Please contact Londy at: yreidy@pausd.org

I are look forward to another fun-filled year at Walter Hays.

Fondly,

Mary