Tryouts Rescheduled

Soccer and Basketball Tryouts

Due to forecasted rain on 12/4, we need to reschedule  some of our tryouts for soccer and basketball.  There will be no tryouts on 12/4.  Please review the schedule below for the dates and times for all remaining tryouts:

Friday, December 6th
  • Boys Basketball 3:00-4:00
  • Girls Soccer 2:15 – 3:15
  • Boys Soccer 3:30-4:30
  • Junior Coed Soccer 2:15-3:15

If students are trying out for boys basketball or soccer, they should go home after school and return for tryouts at the scheduled time due to our early dismissal on Friday.

Monday, December 9th
  • Girls Basketball 3:30-4:30
  • Co-Ed Soccer 3:30-4:45
Tuesday, December 10th
  • Co-Ed Soccer 3:30-4:45
  • Co-Ed Basketball 3:30-4:30
Wednesday, December 11th
  • Co-Ed Basketball 3:30-4:30

Please email  kristin.baltierra@cvesd.org or gina.mazeau@cvesd.org  if you have any questions.

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Grateful

We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for our entire Hedenkamp community! Our students are kind, hard working, respectful, and understanding.  Each student in his or her unique way contributes to what makes Hedenkamp an amazing place to be! Thank you for sharing your children with us. We are so  fortunate to be part of their academic and social journey!  Our staff is the best around! We are so grateful for their commitment to our students. Their passion for bringing out the best in each of our students is inspiring!  Our parents devote time, talent and resources to supporting our work with our students! Whether it is through volunteering at school events, donating items and funds to events at  school or serving on our PTA, ELAC, SSC, or Ensemble boosters! We appreciate your partnership! We love our Husky Family! We are so grateful for all of you! We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday, December 2nd at 8:45 am.

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

The Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect new unwrapped toys for needy children.  Please drop off new toys between November 4 and December 4  in our office.  All the toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

COMMUNITY CONNECT BAGS

Thank you for all your donations for our Community Connect Bags.  Our Safety Patrol leaders worked with our cohort schools to assemble over 2000 bags for those in need!  If you would like to pick up a few bags to distribute to those in need this month, please stop by our office to pick up a few bags.  We would like to distribute the bags during the month of December to support the homeless or other needy individuals in our area.

ENSEMBLE

Our Ensemble will have all day rehearsals (9 AM to 3 PM) on Monday, 12/2 and Monday, 12/9.  Ensemble students should report to their classrooms first at 8:45 AM and will be dismissed from their classrooms at 3:15 PM.  Please remember to bring a sack lunch to school with you for the all day rehearsals. Also, tickets for our Winter Show will go on sale Tuesday, 12/3  at 7:30 am for our Ensemble families.

SOCCER and Basketball TRYOUTS

We will hold tryouts for our soccer and baseball teams this week and next week.   All the details about the tryouts for our sports teams are listed on the permission slips that are posted on PeachJar.  Please click here to access PeachJar.  Students in grades 4-6 are eligible to tryout for basketball. Students in grades 2-6 are eligible to try out for soccer.   Students need to have a recommendation form completed by their teacher prior to tryouts.  Students should bring a permission slip, water, ball,  shin guards (soccer), and cleats (soccer) to tryouts.

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp the week before Thanksgiving!

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Thank you

Last week was an exciting week at Hedenkamp!  We appreciate all our families for joining us for our Fall STEAM Ahead Event, Give Thanks to Reading, and Colonial Day!  We had so much fun with all of you!  We also want to thank our parent volunteers, safety patrol, student council, and teachers for helping to ensure all the events were great successes! Please be sure to check out out tweets from last week for pictures from these great events!

ELAC and School Site Council Meetings

Both our ELAC and School Site Council meetings will take place on Thursday, November 21st.  Our ELAC meeting will be held from 8:15 am to 9:00 am.  Our School Site Council meeting will take place from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. All parents are invited to join us for either of these meetings on Thursday.  We will discuss our Social Emotional Learning initiatives at Hedenkamp and begin to prioritize how we will spend our budget allocations for the 2020 -2021 school year.  Please join us!

HOLIDAY CANNED FOOD DRIVE AND TOY DRIVE

images-1The Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect canned food and new unwrapped toys. Please drop off new toys, canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 4 and November 22  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution.

Hedenkamp Spring Sports

We will hold tryouts for all our spring sports in December.  We will offer soccer and basketball.  Flyers will be posted on PeachJar later this week with all the details about the tryouts and the season.  You must select either soccer or basketball if you would like to tryout, the seasons overlap so you can’t play both sports.  We will have opportunities for 2nd-6th grade students to tryout for soccer and 4th – 6th grade students to tryout for basketball.  We expect all student athletes to make every effort to be exemplary Huskies at all times.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

2020 -2021 PTA Executive Board Nominations

Nomination Meeting: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Location:  Hedenkamp Library

Time: 6:30pm

Get involved With Your PTA!

 

  • We’re looking for parents to help Hedenkamp Elementary School PTA! Officer Election Nominations  will be held on January 15th, 2020 (PTA General Meeting 6:30pm).
  • Want to be involved or know someone who would be a great asset to our students of Hedenkamp Elementary School?
  •  Visit HuskiesPTA.com/elections or please click here to nominate yourself!

PTA Positions:

  • Auditor
  • Historian
  • Parliamentarian
  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President
  • Vice President of Communications/Webstore
  • Vice President of Fundraising
  • Vice President of Membership
  • Vice President of Programs
  • Vice President of Volunteers

Questions?

Please contact Mr. Blocker for more information: parliamentarian@huskiespta.com

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VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY

Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day. We thank all our Veterans for their service and sacrifice.  School will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday.veteransday

FAMILY STEAM NIGHT

We are looking forward to our first Family STEAM Night of the year on November 12th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of hands on learning and fun! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the MPR.  We will have raffle prizes too! You won’t want to miss this fun family night! We hope to see you all there!

FEDERAL SURVEY

B2_DOE_FederalSurvey-300x134 Last week, every student received a yellow Federal Survey Card.  Please complete the yellow form as soon as possible and return to your child’s teacher.  The survey helps all schools qualify for Federal Impact Aid. We greatly appreciate your participation in filling out this important survey.

GIVE THANKS TO READING

imagesPlease join us on Thursday, November 14 @ 8:00 a.m. for our annual Give Thanks to Reading.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat with your children and show your support for reading. When we model and value reading our children will do the same.  See you in the MPR on November 14 @ 8:00 a.m.

HOLIDAY CANNED FOOD DRIVE AND TOY DRIVE

images-1The Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect canned food and new unwrapped toys. Please drop off new toys, canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 4 and November 22  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Everyone A Reader!

Research shows that reading to children 15 minutes a day makes a huge impact on their educational development. Why not take a few minutes and help other children at Hedenkamp? You can be a hero in a child’s eyes as they finally “get it” and begin a lifelong love of reading. With a brief training and as little as an hour a week of one-on-one interaction, you’ll help be responsible for making a difference in the lives of our Huskies! The Everyone A Reader program helps in many ways: a struggling reader succeeds, a teacher makes progress with the curriculum, and the school maintains excellent academic achievement.  Parents, grandparents, neighbors, aspiring teachers, and concerned citizens all may participate in this program. Working mainly with beginning readers in first through third grades, volunteers will start reading with children in October as students’ needs are identified. Please contact Ms. McKenney at bronwyn.jarquin@cvesd.org if you are interested in volunteering.  We would love to have a group of tutors that can support developing readers in both Spanish and English!

Guitar/Ukulele Club

Hedenkamp Elementary School is offering a Guitar and Ukulele Mentoring program after school for 4th through 6th graders beginning on December 2nd, 2019. The program will offer beginning and intermediate guitar and ukulele group lessons. It will be supervised Mr. Collins, and student learning will be supported by high school musicians who are earning their volunteer hours to serve their community. We will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays of VAPA weeks from 3:30-4:30pm in room 507.Students are welcome to bring their own instruments, or use one from school.  There are twenty spots available to students on a first come, first served basis. Students in 4th through 6th grades can see Mr. Collins for a permission form, and return it to Mr. Collins with a parent signature. All members must be in good standing in their classroom with class assignments, homework and behavior or they may not participate in the club.  Members are expected to be at each rehearsal and performance. Students who miss more than two rehearsals may be dropped from the club. 

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp last week!

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FEDERAL SURVEY

B2_DOE_FederalSurvey-300x134This week, every student will receive a yellow Federal Survey Card.  Please complete the yellow form as soon as possible and return to your child’s teacher.  The survey helps all schools qualify for Federal Impact Aid. We greatly appreciate your participation in filling out this important survey.

Husky Huddle

husky1Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, November 4th at 8:45 am. Please wear Husky Wear or our school colors of red and blue on Monday. We look forward to seeing you all at the Husky Huddle on Monday!

FAMILY STEAM NIGHT

We are looking forward to our first Family STEAM Night of the year on November 12th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of hands on learning and fun! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the MPR.  We will have raffle prizes too! You won’t want to miss this fun family night! We hope to see you all there!

Veterans Day Holiday

Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day.  School will be closed on that day. veteransday

GIVE THANKS TO READING

imagesPlease join us on Thursday, November 14 @ 8:00 a.m. for our annual Give Thanks to Reading.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat with your children and show your support for reading. When we model and value reading our children will do the same.  See you in the MPR on November 14 @ 8:00 a.m.

HOLIDAY Canned FOOD DRIVE and TOY DRIVE

images-1The Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect canned food and new unwrapped toys. Please drop off new toys, canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 4 and November 21  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for distribution during the holidays.

PARKING, DROP OFF AND PICK UP

All of us at Hedenkamp want to thank our families and community members for their patience and understanding as we try to accommodate the many vehicles that arrive each morning and afternoon.

dropoffsignWe  strongly recommend that families use the drop off and pick up areas we have established around the IMG_0493school.  They are:  Tabor Court, Kindergarten Loop and the Main Parking Lot. Although it may take a few minutes to move through the line, most if not all of the students are picked up by 3:30 p.m.  Please remember to always pull forward and never park in the pick up and drop off areas. Please do not make a second line for pick and drop off.  Pick up and drop off can only occur in the pick up and drop off lane.  Also, never stop in the red zone. Please do not use the bus loop for parking, pick up, or drop off, it is for school busses only!

We also encourage families to walk, scooter, bike or carpool to school. As a school of over 950 students, it helps if we can reduce the number of cars driving to campus daily.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Everyone A Reader!

Research shows that reading to children 15 minutes a day makes a huge impact on their educational development. Why not take a few minutes and help other children at Hedenkamp? You can be a hero in a child’s eyes as they finally “get it” and begin a lifelong love of reading. With a brief training and as little as an hour a week of one-on-one interaction, you’ll help be responsible for making a difference in the lives of our Huskies! The Everyone A Reader program helps in many ways: a struggling reader succeeds, a teacher makes progress with the curriculum, and the school maintains excellent academic achievement.  Parents, grandparents, neighbors, aspiring teachers, and concerned citizens all may participate in this program. Working mainly with beginning readers in first through third grades, volunteers will start reading with children in October as students’ needs are identified. Please contact Ms. McKenney at bronwyn.jarquin@cvesd.org if you are interested in volunteering.  We would love to have a group of tutors that can support developing readers in both Spanish and English!

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp last week!

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HUSKY HOWL

A huge thank you to our wonderful Parent Teacher Association and volunteers.  What a great evening at Friday’s HUSKY HOWL!!!  The Hedenkamp PTA is absolutely the
BEST!

On behalf of all our teachers and staff, we also want to thank our Hedenkamp Community. Your participation and support have always been more than outstanding.  We greatly appreciate all that you do for our students and teachers.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

RED RIBBON WEEK

imagesWe had a great Red Ribbon Week at Hedenkamp. We appreciate Mr. Camarena and all the law enforcement agents  taking time out of their busy schedules to present for our students.   Thank you so much to Mrs. Camarena for her dedication and commitment to our students.  Each year, she makes a difference to the Hedenkamp Community by raising our awareness and understanding of Red Ribbon Week.images

Our students are to be commended for their awareness and understanding of the danger of illegal drugs.  They did a fabulous job creating classroom door decorations with their commitment to stay drug free.  Students will vote on their favorite door decorations this week!

MILITARY MINGLE

At Hedenkamp, we are proud to have over 100 military connected families! We will have our first Military Event of the year on Monday, October 28th from 8:00 am to 8:40 am in our MPR.  We will have coffee, juice, and pastries for our families. You will have the opportunity to get to know other military connected families, meet our Military Family Life Counselor, and learn more about our military events throughout the year. We hope to see you there.

COMMUNITY CONNECT DONATION DRIVE

Our community is working with other schools in our cohort to collect donations for Community Connect Bags.  Our student leaders are collecting donations from our students and families  now!  In November, they will work with our cohort to create community connect bags for those in need.  Our goal is to create over 2000 bags! We are collecting travel size shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for the bags.  We are collecting these items throughout the month of October.  If you are willing to donate a few items, we would greatly appreciate it!  Please get your children involved so they feel what a joy it is to serve others.  All donations must be submitted to our student leaders or the main office by November 1st.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Everyone A Reader!

Research shows that reading to children 15 minutes a day makes a huge impact on their educational development. Why not take a few minutes and help other children at Hedenkamp? You can be a hero in a child’s eyes as they finally “get it” and begin a lifelong love of reading. With a brief training and as little as an hour a week of one-on-one interaction, you’ll help be responsible for making a difference in the lives of our Huskies! The Everyone A Reader program helps in many ways: a struggling reader succeeds, a teacher makes progress with the curriculum, and the school maintains excellent academic achievement.  Parents, grandparents, neighbors, aspiring teachers, and concerned citizens all may participate in this program. Working mainly with beginning readers in first through third grades, volunteers will start reading with children in October as students’ needs are identified. Please contact Ms. McKenney at bronwyn.jarquin@cvesd.org if you are interested in volunteering.  We would love to have a group of tutors that can support developing readers in both Spanish and English!

Coaches Needed

We are looking forward to watching our student athletes on the soccer fields and basketball courts.  We would like to again have teams at Hedenkamp this year!  Please let us know if you are interested in coaching basketball or soccer.  Our sports teams are typically available to 4th through 6th grade students that try out and make the teams.  If we have enough available volunteer coaches, we could also field a junior soccer team.  Please email Ms. Baltierra kristin.baltierra@cvesd.org if you are interested in volunteering your time for our Hedenkamp Athletics Program.

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp last week.

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Red Ribbon Week

imagesWe are participating in Red Ribbon Week this week.  The week begins with an assembly on Monday, October 21st.  The assembly will be outdoors so please wear sunscreen, hats, and drink plenty of water. Throughout the week, students and staff will receive a variety of materials including red ribbons and pins . Each day this week will be a different spirit day:

Oct. 21    ~ Wear Red Day
Oct. 22  ~ Don’t Let Drugs Turn You Inside Out (Inside Out Day)
Oct.23 ~ Be Smart, Don’t Do Drugs (Nerd Day)
Oct. 24 ~ Don’t Let Drugs Make You See Double (Twin Day)
Oct. 25 ~ Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Do Drugs (PJ Day)

 

Red Ribbon Week is observed nationally as a time for schools and communities to come together in the fight against drug abuse. Please click on RED RIBBON WEEK for more information.

HUSKY HOWL INFORMATION

There are only 2 days left to purchase Husky Howl tickets and wristbands online, at a discounted price. Don’t miss out! We are very excited that the Husky Howl is scheduled for Friday, October 25th from 4:30 until 8pm, with PTA members only admission beginning at 4:00pm. (If you are not yet a member, you can click here to join today!). The Husky Howl will include music, carnival games, local food vendors, and will feature oversized inflatable rides provided by The Ninja Factory. Tickets will be required for all game and vendor purchases and a wristband will be required for any child wishing to ride. Tickets can be purchased online, at a special discounted pre-sale price at huskiespta.com/webstore/ through Sunday, October 20th! We highly recommend taking advantage of the pre-sale by purchasing your discounted tickets and wristbands early so you can avoid waiting in line!

Additionally, donations of store-bought dessert items for the event are needed! If you can donate a dessert item, please bring it to the Hedenkamp front office on Friday, Oct. 25th. Thank you for your support!

We are expecting a large crowd at the Husky Howl, so if you are able to walk, ride bikes, or carpool to the event that would be fabulous.  If you plan to wear a costume to the event, it must be school appropriate.  Also please remember we expect HUSKY behavior from all those attending the event!  We look forward to seeing you at the Husky Howl on Friday!

Guest Speaker, Larry Alvarado,  Visits ELAC to Discuss Dealing with your Child’s Behavior

We are excited to have Larry Alvarado join us at our ELAC meeting on Thursday, October 24th.  All parents are strongly encouraged to attend.  Larry Alvarado is an excellent speaker and he will share information abot how to Deal with your Child’s Behavior.  As parents, we at times deal with difficult behavior and our speaker will share valuable tips and strategies for dealing with behavior in children.  We hope you will join us for this important session on Thursday, October 24th from 8:15 am to 9:15 am in our MPR. We look forward to seeing you there.

Looking for After School Care? LYFE has openings!

Military Mingle

At Hedenkamp, we are proud to have over 100 military connected families! We will have our first Military Event of the year on Monday, October 28th from 8:00 am to 8:40 am in our MPR.  We will have coffee, juice, and pastries for our families. You will have the opportunity to get to know other military connected families, meet our Military Family Life Counselor, and learn more about our military events throughout the year. We hope to see you there.

Hedenkamp Sports

We are looking forward to watching our student athletes on the soccer fields and basketball courts.  We would like to again have teams at Hedenkamp this year!  Please let us know if you are interested in coaching basketball or soccer.  Our sports teams are typically available to 4th through 6th grade students that try out and make the teams.  If we have enough available volunteer coaches, we could also field a junior soccer team.  Please email Ms. Baltierra kristin.baltierra@cvesd.org if you are interested in volunteering your time for our Hedenkamp Athletics Program.

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp last week!