Hedenkamp News

MLK Jr. Holiday

There will be no school on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

No habrá clases el lunes 20 de enero en honor del Día de Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Attendance Matters

The district is launching an attendance campaign.   

Check out the video: https://youtu.be/1xOA9pnJCb8

  • The contest period is January 14, 2020, through May 4, 2020.
  • · CVESD, with support from partners San Diego County Fair and Magic 92.5 FM, will provide randomly drawn winners with prize packs. Eligible students are those with perfect attendance during the contest time period.
  • · Grades eligible are TK – Grade 12.
  • · All schools, District and charter, are eligible.
  • · Each student who has perfect attendance during the contest period will receive one free ticket to the San Diego County Fair!

6th Grade Fundraiser

Our 6th grade will be hosting an exciting Bingo Night here at Hedenkamp.  The event is scheduled for February 24, 2020 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm in the MPR. We hope to see you there! Ticket Sales begin soon!

BINGO Ticket Sales (Office Courtyard)
Thursday, 1/23, 8:15-8:45
Friday, 1/31, 1:45-2:45
Tuesday, 2/4, 8:15-8:45
Wednesday, 2/12, 3:00-3:45
Tuesday, 2/18, 8:15-8:45
Friday, 2/21, 1:45-2:45
NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR

 

DANCE with Your Son

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Our annual Dance with your Son Event is quickly approaching. The Dance is scheduled for Friday, January 31 @ 6:00 p.m. The dance will be Wild West themed! Tickets for this dance may be purchased online only at the Huskies PTA webstore now through January 26, 2020. Tickets will not be sold at the door and there are no refunds.

Have a hankerin’ to lend a hand? We reckon that your help makes events like these possible. It just might make you feel chipper as a jay bird to volunteer, so if you can help, please sign up here!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten RegistrationIt is hard to believe that it is already time to begin planning for registration for the 2020-2021 school year! Please let your friends and neighbors know that TK & Kindergarten registration packets will be available for pick up on Wednesday, February 5th. TK & Kindergarten Registration packets will be accepted on Wednesday, February 19th.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding registration for the 2020 -2021 school year.

Zone Transfers

If your children are at Hedenkamp on a Zone Transfer, please be sure to renew your transfer for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please stop by the office to submit your Zone Transfer as soon as possible. All Zone Transfer Renewals are due by January 31st!

Kids HEART challenge

It takes heart to be a hero! Our students will be Heart Heroes as they participate in the Kids Heart Challenge on February 7th at 10:15 am on the blacktop.  Our students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  If you would like to donate to this great organization please visit Hedenkamp’s Kids Heart Challenge Site. Everyone is encouraged to wear red on February 7th  to encourage healthy lifestyles for a healthy heart!  Please wear red and join us for the Kids Heart Challenge on February 7th.

Spelling Bee

Our 5th Annual Spelling Bee will take place on Saturday, January 25th from 8:15 am to about 1:00 pm.  We are looking forward to a great morning of friendly spelling competition.  If your child earned a spot in the School Spelling Bee, Dr. Woodford will hold a Spelling Bee preparation class on Tuesday, January 21st from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Room 504.

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

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WELCOME BACK!

Happy New Year! We would like to welcome everyone back to school for the Winter Quarter. As always, there is much going on this quarter including the Dance with your Son Event, Jump Rope for Heart, Speech Contest, Spelling Bee, and Read Across America.  Also, our basketball and soccer teams will begin their games against other CVESD schools! Please check our blog regularly for up to the minute information.  We also encourage everyone to join Twitter for daily pictures and information about what is happening at Hedenkamp.  Twitter is a great way to follow Hedenkamp Huskies!

There is still time to build your literacy skills over the break! All students that complete at least 8 Achieve articles at 75% or higher over the winter break will be rewarded for their hard work. Students that use Smarty Ants regularly over the break will also be rewarded!   Also, if you would like to have your child use our library to access the software tools over break, the library will be open January 8th and 9th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Remember, school begins on Tuesday, January 14 and it is a minimum day. School begins promptly at 8:45 am for all students.  Please make it a goal to be at school and on time daily! We are a late start school so this should be an attainable goal for all! 1st-6th students are dismissed at 1:55 p.m. and our Kindergarten students are dismissed at 1:25 p.m on Tuesday. We are so excited to see you all at school next week!

PTA General Meeting

All are welcome to attend the next PTA General meeting at 5:30PM on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in the Hedenkamp School Library. The agenda will include PTA event updates, reports, and discussion including nominations for the 2020-2021 PTA board elections. There will be food! Please attend if you can! All PTA members are eligible to vote. For election details, please visit HuskiesPTA.com/elections and if you would like to throw your hat into the ring to serve on the board, this is your chance! Please click here to nominate yourself!.

Athletics Meeting

Are you the parent of a Husky soccer or basketball player? If so, please plan to attend our parent meeting on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm in the MPR.  We will share our vision for our sports programs at Hedenkamp as well as the expectations we have for parents and students throughout the season.  Coaches will also share additional information with their respective teams.  We strongly encourage all parents of our basketball and soccer players to attend.  Student athletes should attend as well.

DANCE with Your Son

mother-son-dance-squareOur annual Dance with your Son Event is quickly approaching. The Dance is scheduled for Friday, January 31 @ 6:00 p.m. The dance will be Wild West themed! Tickets for this dance may be purchased online only at the Huskies PTA webstore now through January 26, 2020. Tickets will not be sold at the door and there are no refunds.

Have a hankerin’ to lend a hand? We reckon that your help makes events like these possible. It just might make you feel chipper as a jay bird to volunteer, so if you can help, please sign up here!

HEDENKAMP GATE

The Winter Quarter for our Hedenkamp GATEimages Program begins on Wednesday, January 29 @ 3:30 p.m.  The strength of our GATE Program is our Parent and Student Teachers. It has been an absolutely wonderful experience for our students to work with parents and other students.

Please let us know if you would like to teach a GATE class this quarter. The schedule would be January 29 through March 4. All classes begin at 3:30 and end at 4:30 p.m each Wednesday. Please call or email  Mrs. Mazeau or Ms. Baltierra , if you would like to join our GATE Team!  A class interest survey for GATE students will be sent out January 21.

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp the last week of school for 2019!

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HUSKY HUDDLE

husky1Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, December 16th 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!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

snowman_happyholidaysWe  can’t believe it is already the last week of classes for 2019 and that half of the school year is coming to a close. Thank you to each of our families for your support and dedication to our Hedenkamp community.  We are grateful for all of you! On behalf of all of us at Hedenkamp, we want to wish everyone a terrific Winter Break. Winter Break begins on December 21st and continues through January 13th.  It has been a fantastic first half of the school year!  Our students are amazing and we are fortunate to have the best teachers and staff in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

TIS’ THE SEASON FOR CANDY CANE GRAMS!

Our annual sixth grade fundraiser is well underway.  Our sixth grade students are selling candy cane grams through December 19th.  Students, staff, and parents may purchase candy cane grams for their friends and families during lunch time.  Candy Cane Grams are 75  cents each or two for a dollar.  All monies raised will be used for 6th grade end-of-the-year activities!

Theatrical Ensemble Winter Performance

We are so excited for our Theatrical Ensemble performances this week! Our evening performances are December 17th and 18th at 6:30 p.m.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.  There are a limited number of tickets available and will be sold at the door on each night of the performances. Our Ensemble students, staff, and boosters have worked so hard to prepare for our performances of  Paint the Town December.  Please take a moment to thank everyone involved with our Ensemble for their hard work and dedication.  We are so proud of everyone involved!   We continue to be so impressed with our phenomenal Theatrical Ensemble!

REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be sent home Friday, December 20th with your children.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

SOFTWARE TOOLS

holiday-computerIf you would like your children to practice skills over the break, please check out the many options under Student Links on our blog or the district website.  Achieve 3000, Go Math, Smarty Ants, Imagine Learning,  Raz Kids,  and Khan Academy are all available to your students at home.  All students that complete at least 8 Achieve articles at 75% or higher over the winter break will be rewarded for their hard work. Students that use Smarty Ants regularly over the break will also be rewarded!  Please call the school or your child’s teacher prior to winter break if you have any questions about our software tools. Also, if you would like to have your child use our library to access the software tools over break, the library will be open January 8th and 9th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Lost and Found

imgresAs the second quarter comes to a close, please be sure to stop by the lost and found to identify any of your child’s belongings. We will be donating all unclaimed  items on Friday, December 20.

THIRD QUARTER

Save-the-Date-1-300x300Our third quarter will begin on Tuesday, January 14.  Please keep in mind that day is a minimum day.  All Kindergarten students will attend from 8:45 – 1:25.  All 1st – 6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:55.  We are looking forward to a wonderful third quarter with our students!

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

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ENSEMBLE Winter Show

Our Ensemble will have one more all day rehearsal (9 AM to 3 PM) on 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 rehearsal. You won’t want to miss our winter show, Paint Tow the December! Tickets for our Winter Show will go on sale Wednesday, 12/11 at 8:15 am for our entire community! The performances will be held on Tuesday, 12/17 and Wednesday, 12/18 at 6:30 pm in our MPR.  Hope to see you there!

Tis’ the Season for CANDY CANE GRAMS!

Our annual sixth grade fundraiser is scheduled to begin on Tuesday,  December 10th at 11:15 am.  Our sixth grade students will be selling candy cane grams through December 19th.  Students, staff, and parents may purchase candy cane grams for their friends and families during lunch time.  Candy Cane Grams are 75  cents each or two for a dollar.  All monies raised will be used for 6th grade end-of-the-year activities!

Soccer and BasketBall TRYOUTS

We had an amazing turn out for tryouts last week. We are proud of all our Huskies that participated!  We have completed tryouts for Girls’ and Boys’ soccer. The rosters will be posted on Monday. The list of call backs for Jr. Coed Soccer will also be posted on Monday.  We will continue to hold tryouts for our soccer and baseball teams this 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 and 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. Here is the schedule for this week:

Monday, December 9th
  • Girls Basketball 3:30-4:30
  • Boys Basketball 3:30 –  4:30
  • Co-Ed Soccer 3:30-4:45
Tuesday, December 10th
  • Co-Ed Basketball 3:30-4:30
Wednesday, December 11th
  • Co-Ed Soccer 3:30-4:45
  • Co-Ed Basketball 3:30-4:30
  • Jr. Coed Soccer (Call Backs Only) 3:30 – 4:30

HOUR OF CODE

We live in a world surrounded by technology.  We know whatever field our children choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works.  Because of this, we are encouraging our students to participate in the largest learning event in history: hour-of-code-logoThe Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15).  If you would like to give coding a try with you child, please visit Code.org.  You and your child can check out the Minecraft, Star Wars, Dance Party and Frozen coding activities! Enjoy!

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.

Lost and Found

imgresAs the second quarter comes to a close, please be sure to stop by the lost and found to identify any of your child’s belongings. We will be donating all unclaimed  items on Friday, December 20th.

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

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
  • Boys Basketball 3:30 –  4:30
  • Co-Ed Soccer 3:30-4:45
Tuesday, December 10th
  • Co-Ed Basketball 3:30-4:30
Wednesday, December 11th
  • Co-Ed Soccer 3:30-4:40
  • 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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