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Hope in Action


Hope in Action

The Parent Connection

  • Primary H.O.P.E.
  • Intermediate H.O.P.E.
  • Jr. high H.O.P.E.
  • After School Clubs-Graphic Arts, Multicultural Club, and Career Options Club


Updated, July 2015

I will be looking for parents who can volunteer for me this year. Whether it is for a field trip, on a weekly basis or for a special event. Many events would not be possible without you. Send me an e-mail.

If you have not been to this site before, I welcome you. If you have visited my site before, thanks for doing so and welcome back. This site was created to help make the parent connection. Look here at this site for curriculum questions, upcoming due dates for journals and general class happenings. This web site is updated as needed and may be edited and added to throughout the year. If you have any other information, you would like to see posted on this site, please let me know by sending me an e-mail. If you ever have any suggestions for the class, send me an e-mail, I am always looking for new ideas.


Primary:Mrs. Bednarek

Primary Fall Schedule:(Kindergarten through 3rd grade)

All students will learn about the same themes each month in each grade with different material presented each year:

September-"Team Building,Developing Good Character, Accepting others of different cultures, and Emotional development"

October-"Drug Prevention Education"

November-"Conflict Resoultion and Bullying"

December-"Your Body and it's Systems"

January-"Germs" and "Work on H.O.P.E. fair Projects"

February-"Dental Health"

March-"Nutrition and Exercise"

April-"Environmetal Issues and Safety Prevention"

May-"Careers, Economics and Influence of Advertising"

Intermediate:Mrs. Valek

Intermediate Curriculum Schedule:

Grade 4 and Grade 5:

September-"Teambuilding, cultural diversity and character building"

October-"Bullies, Gangs and Conflict Resoultion

November-"Drug Prevention"

December-"Your Body"

January-"Germs" and "Work on H.O.P.E. fair Projects"

February-"All Aspects of Health"

March-"Nutrition and Exercise"

April-"Environmental Issuses and Safety Issues"

May-"Careers in Health and Influences of Advertising"

Jr. High: Mrs. Valek

Jr. High Curriculum Schedule:

Grade 6:9 week course

"Character Education program" Respect and Responsibility

"Drug Prevention education"

"Body Systems and How they Affect Your Health"

"Body Systems"

"Environment" and "Work on H.O.P.E. fair projects"

"Bullies, Cliques, Internet Safety and Conflict Resolution"

"Nutrition and Exercise"

"Careers, Sex Education and First Aid"

Grade 7: 9 week Course

"Being a good communicator and Developing your Potential"

"Project Alert a drug prevention program"

"Body Unit"

"Preparing and Choosing a Career" and "Work on H.O.P.E. fair projects"

"Resolving Conflicts, Internet Safety and Bullies"

"Investing and Banking" and "Career Education"

"Sexual Harassment" and "Safety education"

"Sex Education"

May-8th grade community service is assigned

Grade 8:9 week course

"Careers and Investments" Prepare for Challenger Trip-Living and Working in Space Unit- Interviews for Challenger Jobs(Students must dress up for the interviews)

"Project Alert-Drug Prevention Program follow up"

"Conflict Resolution" and "Fitness and Nutrition"

"Mental Health" and "Work on H.O.P.E. fair projects"

"Bullies, Internet Safety and Conflict Resolution"

"Child Development-Ages and Stages" and "Sexual Harassment" and "Personal Safety"

"Sex Education"

After School Clubs:

Career Options for 3rd and 4th graders-Mondays staring in January

Multicultural Club for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders-Fridays

Computer Applications and Graphic Arts Club for 4th, 5th and 6th grade-Tuesdays

All clubs members are accepted by application only in September-Members may be added throughout the year if their are openings. The only exception is Career Options club applications go out in December.

Need to let us know something?

Mrs. Valek-Just send me an e-mail at . or call at the school at 708-458-1152 ext. 209

Mrs. Bednarek-Just send an e-mail at or call at the school at 708-458-1152 ext. 206

Favorite Links of the month

Mr. Danforth's web page

School web site

Mrs. Valek's Humanites web site

Mrs. Valek's Family and Consumer Sciences Web site

Dr. Suess Read Across America

Fun educational games

Bully Awareness Week

Nutrition games

My plate games

My plate match game

Food Fury games

Flu Information

Dental Health games

Bully webisodes

Bully prevention games

Bully games

Games for Primary Students

Safety Games

Internet safety for kids-netsmartz

Internet safety for kids

Brain pop- Username:Charlesjsahs /Password:Brainpop Note-can only be used from 8:00a.m.-5:30p.m. M-F

First grade Handwashing program-Scrub Club

Kindergarten Handwashing program-Henry the Hand

Second and Third Grade Handwashing program-Bugsy