Hedenkamp News

Bingo Night 6th Grade Fundraiser Ticket Sale

Our 6th grade will be hosting the FIRST Bingo Night here at Hedenkamp. So exciting! Event is scheduled for January 23, 2019 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm in the MPR.

Ticket Sales

  • Thursday, January 17th, 8:00-8:45 am (MPR) & 3:00-3:45 pm (in front of library)
  • Tuesday, January 22, 8:00-8:45 am (MPR) & 3:00-3:45 pm (MPR)

NOTE: Tickets are $10 each, cash only. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door on Wednesday, 1/23.

General PTA Meeting: January 16th, 2019

Please join us for the PTA General Meeting Wednesday, January 16th, at 5:30pm in the MPR. We will be discussing PTA nominations for the 2019 – 2020 board.

Mother-Son Dance

Tickets are now on sale!

The Mother-Son Dance is January 25 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Hedenkamp’s MPR. Tickets are available on the Hedenkamp PTA webstore from January 13th to the 20th. Tickets are $15/per person, so you will need to buy one ticket for each individual. For example, if a mother and son are attending the dance, you will need to buy two tickets. If the mother is bringing two sons, you will need to buy three. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

This is a very popular event and there are only 400 tickets available. Make sure you act early if you want to participate.

There are no refunds for this event.

If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here.

Husky Wear

In lieu of online Winter Husky Wear Sale, ourPTA will be hosting several “Pop Up” Husky Wear Sales on campus in the next few months. If you are unable to attend a pop up due to work, please email Karen at pta@huskiespta.com and we can arrange a different time.

We just placed a new order. Look for the announcement for the next sale on the blog in the next few weeks!

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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 Mother and Son Dance, 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!

Remember, school begins on Tuesday, January 15 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!  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 in a few days!

Athletics Parent Meeting

Are you the parent of a Husky soccer or basketball player? If so, please plan to attend our parent meeting on Monday, January 14 at 5:00 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.

MOTHER & SON DANCE

mother-son-dance-squareOur annual Mother and Son Dance is fast approaching. The Dance is scheduled for Friday, January 25 @ 6:00 p.m. Tickets will be available online soon.  Please purchase your tickets early as our PTA dances are always popular events!  Also, we need volunteers for this great event, so please save the date!  Please visit the PTA Blog for more information that will be posted soon: PTA Blog

PTA Board for 2019-2020

Please consider joining the PTA Board. There are several positions open for the 2019 – 2020 year. If you are interested, please contact Susanna King at parliamentarian@huskiespta.com.

HEDENKAMP GATE

The Winter Quarter for our Hedenkamp GATEimages Program begins on Wednesday, January 30 @ 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 30 through March 6. All classes begin at 3:30 and end at 4:30 p.m. Please call or email  Mrs. Mazeau or Mr. DeVore, if you would like to join our GATE Team!  A class interest survey for GATE students will be sent out January 18.

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp the last week of school for 2018!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

snowman_happyholidaysWe  can’t believe it is already the last week of classes for 2018 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.  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 20th.  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 18th and 19th 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  Holiday Road Trip.  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 with your students.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

SOFTWARE TOOLS

holiday-computerIf you would like your students to practice skills over the break, please check out the many options under Student Links.  Achieve 3000, Go Math, MobyMax, 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.  BrainPop is another great site to learn about history and science.  It is also a great way to increase vocabulary and comprehension.  Please call the school or your child’s teacher prior to winter break if you have any questions about our software tools.

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 21.

THIRD QUARTER

Save-the-Date-1-300x300Our third quarter will begin on Tuesday, January 15.  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, 12/17.  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, Holiday Road Trip! Tickets for our Winter Show will go on sale Wednesday, 12/12 at 8:15 am for our entire community! The performances will be held on Tuesday, 12/18 and Wednesday, 12/19 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 Monday,  December 10th.  Our sixth grade students will be selling candy cane grams through December 20th.  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 TRYOUTS

 We will hold tryouts for our soccer teams this week.   Tryouts for the Girls’ team will be held on Monday from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm.   Tryouts for the Coed team will be held on Wednesday from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm. Tryouts for the Boys’ team will be held on Friday from 2:05 pm to 3:15 pm.  Students in grades 4-6 are eligible to tryout. Students should bring a permission slip, water, ball,  shin guards, and cleats to tryouts.

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 21st.

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

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HUSKY HUDDLE

husky1Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, December 3rd  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!

ENSEMBLE

Our Ensemble will have all day rehearsals (9 AM to 3 PM) on Tuesday, 12/4 and Monday, 12/17.  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 Wednesday, 12/5  at 7:30 am for our Ensemble families.

PTA Fundraiser

We hope to see you all on Wednesday evening at Souplantation! Please support our PTA!

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. 3-9).  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!

Basketball Tryouts

448650-basketball__mario_sports_mix_ We will hold tryouts for Boys’ Basketball team this week.  ,   Tryouts will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week after school.  Boys in grades 4-6 are eligible to tryout. Students should bring a permission slip, water, and tennis shoes to tryouts.

ELAC MEETING

7026347Our monthly ELAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th at 8:15 am in the MPR.  The main topic of our meeting will be how to support your child with math at home.  We encourage all parents of  Language Learners to attend. Please join us!

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

Safety First

Given our new traffic patterns at Hedenkamp, we would like to recruit parents to volunteer during drop off and pick up times.  We would love to have volunteers to help in our drop off and pick up zones.   If you would like to volunteer for our safety team, please let us know.   You may stop by the office to let us know or you can email me. (gina,mazeau@cvesd.org)

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

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WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR HUSKIES

images-1We have the best students, staff, and families at Hedenkamp! Thank you all for making Hedenkamp such a wonderful place to be.  We are also appreciative of all our families that donated canned goods. We were amazed by the amount we collected, your generosity will make a difference for families in need this holiday season.  We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and look forward to seeing you all back at school tomorrow, November 26,  for a full day of learning!

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

toy-drive-psa1The Chula Vista Police Activities League (CV PAL) was organized in 1992 to create and provide activities for all youth in our community. CV PAL especially targets less fortunate and “at risk” youth. CV PAL is a community based non-profit organization operated from the Chula Vista Police Department. During the holidays, CV PAL partners with the Chula Vista Welfare Council and the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the annual toy drive. CV PAL delivers toys and food to approximately 300 families and 900 children. Each family is  provided a box of food, a gift card for groceries, and a toy for each child. We are collecting toys at Hedenkamp for this worthy cause until November 30th!

Your Photos are Needed!!

Do you have any pictures of any school events that you would like to see in the yearbook?  Please email them to historian@huskiespta.com.  Please include the child/children’s name, grade and their teacher’s name.  You just might see it in the yearbook!

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN REMINDERS

Thank you for your patience and understanding with our 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 is reduced to one lane in each direction in front of Hedenkamp.  We expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately three months.  The new traffic pattern has inctrased congestion in the area near our school.  In order to help alleviate some of the delays we have implemented a new traffic pattern for pick up and drop off  and  have also adjusted our bus schedule slightly. Parents and staff should only enter and exit the school via Brashear Place. The Kindergarten loop on East Palomar is closed and used for staff parking only. Traffic flows 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 has been extended through the bus loop. No students are 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 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 all students will wait in the area near the bus loop.
To mitigate risks, our school buses 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 stage in the neighborhood to the west of Hedenkamp Elementary and wait for the all clear from the school. We are providing a 15-minute window for afternoon drop off as each day’s traffic flow will vary.
Temporary Construction Bus Schedule:
  • 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 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 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.

 

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

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ThanksGiving Break

Our Thanksgiving break begins tomorrow, November 19 and continues through November 23.  Students and Staff will return on Monday, November 26.  We hope you all enjoy a restful and joyous week with your family and friends!

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 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!

Calling All Photographers!

If you have pictures of any school events like field trips, dances, Husky Howl, Red Ribbon Week, etc. for the 2018-2019 school year that you think might be good for the yearbook, please email it to historian@huskiespta.com. Please include your child’s or children’s name, grade, and their teacher’s name. You just might see it in the yearbook!

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