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    Richland One and Hyatt Park Elementary School, are leaders in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.
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    Welcome to the 2013-2014 School year!

    I am excited to be the new principal of Hyatt Park!  I look forward to a very successful school year.
    Angela Brown, Principal

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    Hyatt Park Elementary All-Health Team

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    Daily Buzzword

    chateau - Read Full Article

    The Buzzword of the Day for 07/24/2014 is:

    chateau (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : a castle or a large country house especially in France

    How do you use it?

    My favorite part of our family's trip to France was staying in an old chateau just outside an ancient walled town.

    Are you a word wiz?

    "Chateau" comes from the Latin word "castellum." Which of the following do you think is the meaning of "castellum"?

    A. fortress
    B. dwelling
    C. shelter
    D. safety
    Check your answer on Word Central.

    Principal's Message

    Hyatt Park Elementary School, located in the city of Columbia, sits in the heart of the metropolitan Eau Claire historical district, and is a place where "We C.A.R.E., We Care About Respecting Everyone." We serve 541 students from Developmentally Delayed to grade five. Our students are provided daily instruction from Highly Qualified Teachers, National Board Certified Teachers, and other staff members who work collaboratively to ensure that our students' needs are met and they are learning at the highest level.

    The mission of Hyatt Park Elementary School is to transform lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams. The learning opportunities that the students at Hyatt Park Elementary are exposed to are designed to allow our students to achieve their dreams by being ready for colleges and/or careers throughout the nation. This year we have instituted a MAP 5+ Club to reward students in grades 2nd-5th for making at least a five point gain on the MAP assessment which is administered three times a year. In addition, all of our 1st-5th grade students go to the SuccessMaker Lab every day for a dedicated 30 minutes to reinforce skills through additional computerize assistance in English/Language Arts and math. Even though our students are immersed in a variety of learning initiatives, literacy continues to be our primary focus during the 2013-2014 school year.

    After examining the data, we instituted a Saturday Read Program for our students that provided opportunities for students and parents to come and read together. Because of our great staff participation, students whose parents were unable to come had the opportunity to read with a staff member. During this time students took Accelerated Reader (AR) test designed to build their comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills. As an added incentive to read, students were rewarded by having an opportunity to redeem their AR points earned with an 85% correct at the school's AR Store.

    It is our desire to create a desire within our students that attending and graduating from college is attainable. Therefore, every half day has been designated as College T-shirt Day. With the support of our SIC chair and an anonymous donor, we are proud this year to host our fifth grade promotion program at Columbia College to further extend the belief that college is achievable.

    Hyatt Park Elementary School works collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure that our mission to transform lives through education is made possible. We have a great partnership with our parents and we have an open door policy, where our parents are invited to visit classrooms and attend PTO meetings, attend parent/teacher conferences, Books and Breakfast, Books and Supper, awards ceremonies, and academic nights. Many community/business
    partners such as City Year, USC SHINE, the Master Gardener, Collaborations, Midlands Reading Consortium, Veterans Combat Association, Forest Acres Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Panera Bread, Bi-Lo, Refuge Temple, Lutheran Seminary, the Columbia Chapter of the Dallas Cowboys Fan Club, Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc,
    the Pink and Green Community Service Foundation, and countless
    others collectively have volunteered thousands of hours and made many donations to support the learning and social development of our students. Teachers, administrators and stakeholders continuously work together to ensure that the students of Hyatt Park Elementary School are prepared to be global learners for the 21st Century.

    Courtesy, respect, and obedience to rules are expected of all students. This will enable our school to be a pleasant and safe environment in which to teach and learn.

    Remember, you are always welcomed at Hyatt Park Elementary School and helping hands are always needed, so feel free to volunteer whenever you can. Every week if possible!!!

    Together, we will make Hyatt Park Elementary a greater place to learn. After all, "It's all about the children!

    Angela G. Brown Principal