Hedenkamp News

New Traffic Pattern

As you know, SanDag construction is continuing along East Palomar.  As we have been sharing on our blog for the past month, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in front of Hedenkamp early this week.  We expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately three months.  The new traffic pattern will increase congestion in the area near our school.  In order to help alleviate some of the delays we will implement new traffic and drop off procedures and will also adjust our bus schedule slightly. The new procedures will begin on Tuesday, November 13.  Parents and staff will only be able to enter and exit the school via Brashear Place. The Kindergarten loop on East Palomar will be closed and used for staff parking only. Traffic will flow in a single file line into the parking lot, through the loading zone, around the bus loop, and back onto Brashear Place to exit. The loading zone will be extended through the bus loop. No students will be allowed to load/unload along East Palomar Street. Please know you will be ticketed if you attempt to drop off or pick up on East Palomar.  We will also have an “Express Lane” that parents can utilize once their student(s) are unloaded/loaded. Parents may also utilize cul-de-sacs directly east and west of the school for loading and unloading purposes.  If you will pick up your child in the main drop off and pick up area they will no longer wait near the flag pole.  They will wait in the area near the bus loop.
To mitigate risks, our school buses will arrive at Hedenkamp Elementary earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon, avoiding parent traffic in the bus loop. In the afternoon the buses will stage in the neighborhood to the west of Hedenkamp Elementary and wait for the all clear from the school. We will be providing a 15-minute window for afternoon drop off as each day’s traffic flow will vary.
Temporary Construction Bus Schedule (Begins Tuesday, November 13th)
  • Santa Rita West & Montera Street (Wisteria Park)
    • Pick Up ~ 8:05 AM
    • Drop Off (M-TH) ~ 3:50 PM  – 4:05 PM (ETA for Regular Days)
    • Drop Off (F) ~ 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM (ETA for Minimum Days)
We will have additional supervision for our bus riders before and after school given our adjusted bus schedule.
We ask everyone to have extra patience and drive cautiously.  Please allow for extra time.  Student Safety is a priority. We will have additional cones in place in the loading and unloading area, we ask that all drivers stay within the cones so we are able to keep everyone safe.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY

Monday, November 12th is Veterans Day.  School will be closed on that day.veteransday

Thank you

Last week was an exciting week at Hedenkamp!  We appreciate all our families for joining us for our Mathsquerade, Give Thanks to Reading, and our Book Fair!  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!

Sixth Grade Parent Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, November 14th, in the library, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for a parent meeting. We will be discussing specifics related to the following:

  • How to be “in-the-know” as a 6th Grade parent
  • Camp
  • End-of-the-Year Traditions
  • Promotion
  • Fundraising & Volunteers

This meeting is meant for our 6th Grade parents/guardians (Students do not need to attend). We hope to see all of you next week!

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 5 and November 16  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution.

Military Care Packages

We are also collecting items to add to care packages that we will be sending to deployed service members throughout the school year.  We will be collecting items in the office until December 7.Please refer to the list of items below if you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your support.

Care Package Donation List

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

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FEDERAL SURVEY

B2_DOE_FederalSurvey-300x134Last 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.

Husky Huddle

husky1Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, November 5th 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!

 

The Book Fair is Here!

Please come discover the magical books available at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair from November 5th to the 8th. Please sign up to volunteer here.

The book fair hours are:

  • Monday, November 5th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 6th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 7th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 8th from 8:00am to 9:00am

These events cannot happen without the help of our volunteers. Please understand that without a full roster of help, the times listed above are subject to change and/or canceled.

FAMILY MATH NIGHT

We are looking forward to out Mathsquerade Family Math Night on November 7th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of mathematics! The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the MPR and library.  We hope to see you all there!

GIVE THANKS TO READING

imagesPlease join us on Thursday, November 8 @ 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 of Reading. It will also be the last day to take advantage of the book fair!  When we model and value reading our children will do the same.  See you in the MPR on November 8 @ 8:00 a.m.

Veterans Day Holiday

Monday, November 12th is Veterans Day.  School will be closed on that day. veteransday

 

SANDAG CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

As you know, SanDag construction is taking place on East Palomar.  We wanted to let you know in advance that construction will begin in the center median in front of Hedenkamp on or around November 13th.  When construction begins on the center median area near Hedenkamp, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.   Again, we expect this new traffic pattern will begin around November 13th.  We are working closely with our district transportation and safety teams to develop a plan to help ensure student safety and maximize traffic flow as best as possible.  We will continue to update you as soon as we have additional information.

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 5 and November 16  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution.

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

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RED RIBBON WEEK

imagesWe had a great Red Ribbon Week at Hedenkamp. We appreciate Mr. Camarena taking time out of his busy schedule 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!

MORNING PROCEDURES AT HEDENKAMP

nike-running-shoes-clipart-clipart-panda-free-clipart-images-XrPF7s-clipartAs you know, our school day begins at 8:45 a.m.  We have many students that arrive very early at Hedenkamp.  We do not have supervision available until 8:00 a.m. Students should not be dropped off before that time.   Beginning at 8:00 a.m., students may eat breakfast, work in the library, or participate in the Husky Hustle!  Those three options are the only available activities prior to 8:40 when students may line up for class.  If your child does not want to eat breakfast, visit the library, or walk or run in the Husky Hustle, they should not be on campus early.  All students on campus between 8:00 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. will  need to participate in one of the three activities mentioned.  Parents are welcome to walk or run with their child in the morning or to help with the Husky Hustle.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these procedures.

COACHES NEEDED

We are looking forward to watching our Huskies play soccer and basketball against other schools soon! We need your help though!  If you would like to coach or assist with coaching, please let Mr. DeVore or Mrs. Mazeau know as soon as possible.  We would like to have teams for both boys and girls.  We hope you will consider volunteering your time to coach a team for our Huskies!

FAMILY MATH NIGHT

We are looking forward to Family Math Night on November 7th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of mathematics! The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Please check out the flyer on PeachJar. We hope to see you all there!

Book Fair

Mark your calendars!! Come to discover the magical books available at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair from November 5th to the 8th. Please sign up to volunteer here. 

The book fair hours are:

  • Monday, November 5th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 6th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 7th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 8th from 8:00am to 9:00am

These events cannot happen without the help of our volunteers. Please understand that without a full roster of help, the times listed above are subject to change and/or canceled.

GIVE THANKS TO READING

imagesPlease join us on Thursday, November 8th @ 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 of Reading. It will also be the last day to take advantage of the book fair!  When we model and value reading our children will do the same.  See you in the MPR on November 8 @ 8:00 a.m.

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

images-1Beginning November 1, 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 canned food. Please drop off canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 1 and November 16 in our MPR.  All the food will be donated to the Welfare council for distribution to needy families in Chula Vista.

SANDAG CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

As you know, SanDag construction is taking place on East Palomar.  We wanted to let you know in advance that construction will begin in the center median in front of Hedenkamp on or around November 5th.  When construction begins on the center median area near Hedenkamp, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  We recently heard some good news that left turns will be permitted on Brashear during the construction period.  Again, we expect this new traffic pattern will begin around November 1st.  We are working closely with our district transportation and safety teams to develop a plan to help ensure student safety and maximize traffic flow as best as possible.  We will continue to update you as soon as we have additional information.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST IS A STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT DAY! PLEASE WEAR ORANGE AND BLACK TO SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!

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.  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 are participating in Red Ribbon Week this week.  The week begins with an assembly on Monday, October 22nd.  Throughout the week, students and staff will receive a variety of materials including red ribbons and pins as well as participating in our annual door decorating contest. Each day this week will be a different spirit day:

Oct. 22  Your Choices are Key to Your Dreams (Wear Pajamas)
Oct. 23  Sock it to Drugs (Wear Crazy Socks)
Oct.24 Be on a Drug Free Team (Wear your Favorite Team Jersey)
Oct. 25 Drugs are Too Old School for our Future (Dress up from a Decade in the Past)
Oct. 26 Wear Red 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.

PTA Reflections Program

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself! For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create and submit original works of art in one or all of the available arts categories.

  • Dance choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts

This year’s theme is Hero’s Around Me. Entries are due by October 29th and will be judged on October 30th. A brainstorming workshop will be held during lunch on Tuesday, October 23rd  to help get those creative juices flowing! More information is available here.

Hedenkamp Sports

We are looking forward to watching our student athletes on the soccer fields and basketball courts.  We would like to have several 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 Mr. DeVore or Mrs. Mazeau if you are interested in volunteering your time for our Hedenkamp Athletics Program.

Family Math Night

We are looking forward to Family Math Night on November 7th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of mathematics! The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Please check out the flyer on PeachJar. We hope to see you all there!

Book Fair

Mark your calendars!! Come to discover the magical books available at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair from November 5th to the 8th. Times and volunteer opportunities will be posted on the blog!

Sandag Construction Update

As you know, SanDag construction is taking place on East Palomar.  We wanted to let you know in advance that construction will begin in the center median in front of Hedenkamp on or around November 1st.  When construction begins on the center median area near Hedenkamp, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  We recently heard some good news that left turns will be permitted on Brashear during the construction period.  Again, we expect this new traffic pattern will begin around November 1st.  We are working closely with our district transportation and safety teams to develop a plan to help ensure student safety and maximize traffic flow as best as possible.  We will continue to update you as soon as we have additional information.

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp last week! (Link includes great Husky Howl pictures too!)

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Husky Howl Tickets

Tonight is your last chance to buy Husky Howl tickets online. After tonight, they will only be available during the onsite sales or at the Husky Howl. Tickets will be on sale at the school in the courtyard from October 15th to 17th from 8:15 to 9:00 am and 3:00 to 3:45 pm. We will not be accepting checks and there will be no refunds.

DURING PRESALE

  • 20 tickets for $17.50. (Tickets are for food and games. Carnival games (and the cake walk) will be 1 ticket per game. Food items range from 3 to 8 tickets and drinks are 1 to 2 tickets. Tickets are the ONLY form of payment accepted at Food and Game tables.)
  • $15 wristband. (The wristband for Husky Howl will allow for unlimited rides on the inflatables. Recommended ages are 4 and up.)
  • Includes a 50% off coupon for child ticket to Inflatable World for the 2019 season.

SOLD ON HUSKY HOWL NIGHT

  • Tickets $1 each
  • $20 wristband
  • NO complimentary child ticket to Inflatable World for the 2019 season
  • Cash or Check Only

Husky Howl Information

We are looking forward to another wonderful community event! The Husky Howl begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm on Friday, October 19th.  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!

New Traffic Pattern

As you know, SanDag construction is underway on East Palomar.  We wanted to let you know in advance that construction will begin in the center median in front of Hedenkamp on or around November 1st.  When construction begins on the center median area near Hedenkamp, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  Also, during that time, cars will not be able to turn left on Brashear. Again, we expect this new traffic pattern will begin around November 1st.  We are working closely with our district transportation and safety teams to develop a plan to help ensure student safety and maximize traffic flow as best as possible.  We will continue to update you as soon as we have additional information.

RED RIBBON WEEK

Mark your calendars now for Hedenkamp’s Red Ribbon Week. The week, October 22-26, will begin with an all school assembly with many other activities throughout the week.  The theme this year is Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free.

 

Parent Academy

Thank you to all our Hedenkamp families that joined us for the 4th Annual Parent Academy!  We appreciate you joining us for a great day of learning!

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

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WELCOME BACK!

We all want to welcome back our students and families to the 2018 Fall Quarter.  The Fall Quarter is always very busy with many activities, so we encourage all our families and students to check our blog frequently.

School begins on Tuesday, October 9.  Please remember that it will be a full day of learning for all students. 1st – 6th grade students begin promptly at 8:45  am and will be dismissed at 3:15 pm.  All kindergarten students will attend from 8:45 am to 2:45 pm.  We look forward to seeing all our Huskies on Tuesday!

School Site Council Meeting

Our next School Site Council Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 11th at 3:45 pm in Room 304.  We invite all parents and community members to attend.  We will share our Comprehensive School Safety Plan and our Single Plan for Student Achievement. We look forward to seeing you there!

4th ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

GetImage.ashx_-600x663Have you registered for the Parent Academy yet?  Please register today! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. Sessions will include Math, Writing, Reading, Relationships, Positive Parenting Strategies, Health and Wellness, VAPA and more. Breakfast will be provided for all. Childcare will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so please register early. Our district’s Parent Academy is coming on Saturday, October 13 at Vista Square Elementary from 8:00-12:00. To register please go: http://cvesdparentacademy.org/  to or call 425-9600 Ext. 1520.

HUSKY HOWL

imgres-1Wow!  It is hard to believe that our annual Husky Howl is just around the corner. Mark your calendars now for Friday, October 19.  This is a great family event and we look forward to a terrific evening.

Save time and money — get your wristbands and tickets during the online pre-sale. They will be available here until to October 14th.

Tickets will be on sale at the school on October 15th to 16th from 8:15 am -9:00 am. Tickets will also be available at a non-discounted rate at the Husky Howl. There will be no refunds.

DURING PRE-SALE

  • 20 tickets for $17.50
  • $15 wristband
  • Includes a 50% off coupon for a child ticket to Inflatable World for the 2019 season

SOLD ON HUSKY HOWL NIGHT

  • Tickets $1 each
  • $20 wristband
  • NO complimentary child ticket to Inflatable World for the 2019 season
  • Cash or Check Only

We are looking forward to another wonderful PTA Event!

RED RIBBON WEEK

Mark your calendars now for Hedenkamp’s Red Ribbon Week. The week, October 22-26, will begin with an all school assembly with many other activities throughout the week. The theme this year is Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free. More information will be available soon.

Attendance Matters

attendance-matters

As you know, if students are in school regularly and on time they are more successful.  If students miss school or come in late, they miss out on valuable instruction. In order to encourage our students to work towards perfect attendance, we will be providing students with perfect attendance incentives each quarter.  Thank you to our PTA for providing our attendance incentives!

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp our last week of Quarter 1.

 

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fall-breakHappy Fall Break Huskies! Our fall break begins Monday, September 24th and continues through Monday, October 8th.  School will resume on Tuesday, October 9th with a full day of instruction.  We will open our library for students on Tuesday, September 25th and Friday, October 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Students that would like to check out books or use computers for Imagine Learning, AR, Pipo, Raz-Kids, Smarty Ants or Achieve are welcome to come to the library during those open times.  We hope you all enjoy a wonderful break!

READ, READ, READ

Huskies love to read!  Please check out this clip that shares ways to support your child with language and literacy skills while reading aloud! Enjoy reading over the break!

4th ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

GetImage.ashx_-600x663Have you registered for the Parent Academy yet?  Please register today! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. Sessions will include Math, Writing, Reading, Relationships, Positive Parenting Strategies, Health and Wellness, VAPA and more. Breakfast will be provided for all. Childcare will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so please register early. Our district’s Parent Academy is coming on Saturday, October 13 at Vista Square Elementary from 8:00-12:00. To register please go: http://cvesdparentacademy.org/  to or call 425-9600 Ext. 1520.

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