Hedenkamp News

Kindness Week is Here!

This week we will be celebrating kindness. Our Student Council has planned an exciting week of kindness at Hedenkamp! Kindness Week will begin on February 6th and run through Friday, February 10th.  The week will include School Spirit Days, classroom discussions on ways to promote kindness throughout Hedenkamp, an opportunity to create a “Kindness Rock” to add to our garden, an appreciation station hosted by student council at recess, and ending the week with a Kindness Sprinkling at our main parking lot during arrival on Friday.

You can find all our spirit days for the week on the flyer, if you don’t have a twin for Monday-you can be a twin with Mrs. Williamson and Mrs. Rojo, we will be wearing a red husky shirt and navy pants/blue jeans. We can’t wait to share in a week of kindness with all our Huskies!

Spring Pictures This Thursday!

Our spring pictures are here! All Huskies will have the opportunity to take spring pictures on Thursday, February 9, 2023. There is no need to purchase any photo packages ahead of time, but you can purchase the photos after receiving the proofs. We hope to see everyone dress their best for spring pictures.

Two-Week Behavior Focus

Thank you Hedenkamp Families, for your continued support of our School-Wide Behavior Expectations. These behavior expectations ensure a safe and orderly environment for learning. We expect our students to exemplify the HUSKY traits in all areas of the school. H- Hardworking, U- Understanding, S- Showing Respect, K- Kindness, Y- Be Your Best Self.

Our new two-week behavior focus is at RECESS. Please review the Husky Expectations with your child. Your support helps our Huskies practice exemplifying these traits at RECESS every day and keep everyone safe. You can find the recess expectations below in both English and Spanish to review with your child to ensure a safe environment.

Kids Heart Challenge This Friday

Our school-wide Kids Heart Challenge event with take place this Friday, February 10th, 2023. Please remember to wear your rainbow color for kindness, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a jump rope if you have one!

Last call for donations! Sign up today by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge App or by visiting kids heart challenge site click here. All students received a flyer with more details and an outline of the thank you gifts. We are more than half way to our goal, we can do it Huskies!

Hedenkamp Celebrates 20 Years!

Don’t forget to submit your creative Husky 20 year design! We are half way through our contest, I hope everyone is coming up with unique designs. Here are some details around the submission process!

Hedenkamp Yearbook

The yearbook deadlines are fast approaching, don’t miss out on ordering your child a yearbook.

February is Museum Month

Pick up your pass TODAY at more than 80 San Diego public libraries and start exploring the fun during San Diego Museum Month with 50% off admission to more than 60 San Diego County museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more from starting February 1.

You can download a digital pass here

YMCA Annual Fundraiser

Please help us reach our goal of $1,500 for our annual campaign. Every amount counts from $1 and up. You can donate today by clicking on the link here or by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Hedenkamp YMCA Fundraising Page

We Want Your Input

We want to hear from you! We need your input on “What do you feel are the most important priorities in the LCAP that our District should emphasize in order to support all students?” Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP shapes our District’s goals and guides our budgeting priorities,  To gather your feedback, we use a tool called ThoughtExchange. All of your voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued. Join in on the conversation from February 1- April 1, 2023, to share your thoughts, see the thoughts of others, and prioritize the most important thoughts.

Join the Conversation- LCAP Survey

Spring 2023 Junior Academy Program

The Chula Vista Elementary School District has partnered with YMCA Expanded Learning Programs to offer students in TK-6th grade a FREE program opportunity. The Junior Academy Program will offer a wide variety of academic and fun enrichment activities including field trips.  Please click on the link for more information.

Co-Ed Jr. Soccer Callbacks Today!

Co-Ed Jr. Soccer Callbacks today@ 3:30 pm

Jr. Soccer Call Backs Postponed!

The Call Back List for Jr. Soccer is Posted in the Front Office

Hedenkamp News

It was a fantastic week at Hedenkamp and we are so proud of all our students who participated in our Husky Talks and in the Hedenkamp Spelling Bee! Congratulations to all our Huskies on their accomplishments. Our Husky Talks (speech contest) winners will move on to our District Speech Contest in February. For all our 1st and 2nd place finalists in our spelling bee, they will have the opportunity to join other CVESD schools in the Cook PTA Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 4. All details for the participating students will be sent out to families this week.

Two-week Behavior Focus

Thank you, Hedenkamp Families, for your continued support of our School-Wide Behavior Expectations. These behavior expectations ensure a safe and orderly environment for learning. We expect our students to exemplify the HUSKY traits in all areas of the school. H- Hardworking, U- Understanding, S- Showing Respect, K- Kindness, Y- Be Your Best Self.

We are in week two of our two-week, Behavior Focus for our HUSKY Expectations in the Cafeteria. Thank you for reviewing the Husky Expectations with your child. Your support helps our Huskies to work on exemplifying these traits while in the cafeteria area every day. You can find the cafeteria expectations in both English and Spanish to review with your child to ensure a safe environment in the cafeteria and lunch arbor.

Arrival/Dismissal Traffic

As a friendly reminder, please do not park or leave your car unattended in the parking lot at arrival or dismissal. Parking in the unloading zones and double parking behind cars increases significant traffic congestion and is a safety concern for our students. If you would like to exit your vehicle to meet your student(s), please park in the parking lot. Use cautious when walking through the parking lot. Thank you for your understanding and patience, as we work to have all our Huskies safely arrive and leave school. We work to model our HUSKY behaviors throughout all parts of campus, our students are learning from our actions, please follow all traffic signs in designated areas.

Important Yearbook Update

Due to a change in the production process at the yearbook printer, the deadline to preorder a personalized yearbook is now JANUARY 29th.  Non-personalized yearbooks and love lines will still be available until April 2nd.  Please visit huskiespta.com/yearbook for ordering information. For questions regarding the yearbook, please email yearbook@huskiespta.com. Thank you!

20th Anniversary T-shirt Design Contest

It is hard to believe, but Hedenkamp is celebrating 20 years of learning and community in 2023! In honor of the occassion, we are offering the opportunity for students to design a 20th anniversary shirt. You can find all the details and flyer below, flyers will also be sent home by your child’s classroom teacher. We can’t wait to see all the creative designs by our Huskies.

T-Shirt Design Template

YMCA Annual Fundraiser

Please help us reach our goal of $1,500 for our annual campaign. Every amount counts from $1 and up. You can donate today by clicking on the link here or by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Hedenkamp YMCA Fundraising Page

Kids Heart Challenge is HERE!

Click here to sign-up and check-out our fundraising progress. You can sign-up for a virtual wallet to meet the Heart Heroes and see the cool thank-you gifts your student can earn! Be sure to talk with your child about their favorite Heart Hero and the importance of being a Heart Hero.  Thank you for supporting Hedenkamp and the American Heart Association!   Don’t forget any Husky who raises $75 will get the opportunity to silly string Mrs. Williamson and Mrs. Rojo.

TK/K Virtual Town Hall Meeting for 2023/24 School Year

Do you have a child who is entering TK or K next school year?  CVESD’s Early Childhood Education and Student Placement Departments present a virtual information session for parents and guardians of students eligible for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Students are eligible for transitional kindergarten if the child turns five on Sept. 2, 2023, through April 2, 2024. If a child turns five on or before Sept. 1, 2023, the child is eligible for kindergarten.  Check out the flyers below with more information. February 15th is when new student registration is available online, save the date!

Spelling Bee Today

Attention all 1st-3rd grade spelling bee participants! Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time. We will start once all participants are here, no later than the designated start time.

Image

New Time for Jr. Soccer Tryouts on Jan. 26!

Important Yearbook Deadline

Due to a change in the production process at the yearbook printer, the deadline to preorder a personalized yearbook is now JANUARY 29th.  Non-personalized yearbooks and love lines will still be available until April 2nd.  Please visit huskiespta.com/yearbook for ordering information. For questions regarding the yearbook, please email yearbook@huskiespta.com. Thank you!

JR. Co-Ed Soccer Tryouts for 1st-3rd graders

Jr. Co-Ed Soccer Tryouts Grades 1st-3rd Grade

Hedenkamp News

We are looking forward to another amazing week with our Huskies! Don’t forget to stop by our lost and found, if your child is missing any items. It is located by the MPR next to the lunch tables and entrance to the cafeteria. Our smoothies will be on sale this Monday in front of the school for $3 and all proceeds benefit our school through the PTA. Also, we ask for you to keep all toys at home to not disrupt the learning process in the classroom. A quick reminder and conversation with our Huskies at home is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support and partnership, we are so grateful for our Husky Families.

Spelling Bee

Thank you to all our students and families who joined in our 4th-6th grade spelling bees on Friday night. It was amazing to observe the exceptional spelling skills of our students. Our first place winners of the spelling bees will move on to the Cook PTA Spelling Bee with other CVESD district schools invited to attend on February 4th. We look forward to our kindergarten-3rd grade students competing this Friday, January 28th. If your child is in the spelling bee, please review the times and have your child check-in at the library 20 minutes before their scheduled time.

Two-Week Behavior Focus

Thank you, Hedenkamp Families, for your continued support of our School-Wide Behavior Expectations. These behavior expectations ensure a safe and orderly environment for learning. We expect our students to exemplify the HUSKY traits in all areas of the school. H- Hardworking, U- Understanding, S- Showing Respect, K- Kindness, Y- Be Your Best Self.

Our new two-week Behavior Focus for our HUSKY Expectations is in the Cafeteria, we kindly ask that you review the Husky Expectations with your child. Your support helps our Huskies to work on exemplifying these traits in the cafeteria every day. You can find the cafeteria expectations in both English and Spanish to review with your child to ensure a safe environment in the cafeteria.

Weekly COVID Testing Day Change

If your child is currently participating in our weekly testing through Campus Clinic, please note that the date of testing has changed from Monday to Thursday starting this Thursday. Students will no longer be tested each Monday and instead will be tested on Thursday. Thank you for your understanding with this change and we are excited to be able to continue with this preventative measure to stop the spread of the virus.

GATE Classes Begin

We will begin our GATE classes this week, if your child is in GATE then you should receive a preference survey with possible class topics. You can also access all the syllabus’s and surveys using the link below.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR GATE BLOG

Attendance

Did you know your child’s best learning is at the start of the school day. Ensure your child has proper rest and arrives at school on time everyday. Every minute of learning counts. We love to see all our Huskies on campus, ready to learn on the blacktop by 8:40 am.

SSC Meeting

On Thursday, January 26, 2023 we will be hosting our monthly School Site Council Meeting in Room 304. We will be reviewing our middle of year district data and invite all to join us. There is also an opportunity for virtual attendance, please email Mrs. Williamson at erin.williamson@cvesd.org, if you would like the link to the meeting.

Kids Heart Challenge

It’s time for the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! Our event kicked off last week, with a school wide assembly and we will host our school wide Jump Rope for Heart event on February 10th , 2023.

Sign up today by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge App or by visiting heart.org/KHC. All students received a flyer with more details and an outline of the thank you gifts. All students who raise $75 or more will have the opportunity to silly string Mrs. Williamson Mrs. Rojo!

LOKO Bean Coffee Cart Returns this Week

The Loko Bean Cafe coffee cart will be returning to Hedenkamp Thursday mornings from 6:30-9:00 am at the bus loop. The coffee cart includes espressos, lattes, mochas, and more. A percent of the proceeds goes to Hedenkamp PTA.

If you are interested in ordering for a Hedenkamp teacher or staff member, but maybe don’t have the time, you can text 858-997-6542 with the name of who you’d like to order for, and the order, and PTA will order and deliver on your behalf, followed by Venmo payment request.

Yearbooks for Sale

Purchase your yearbook before it is too late! You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to capture all the special moments throughout the year. The 2022-2023 Hedenkamp yearbook includes all grades and features photos of students, teachers, staff, school clubs and events. It is a great way for your Husky to remember their time at Hedenkamp! Preorder your yearbook for $35. You can have their name printed on the cover for an additional $5. Preorder your yearbook at the Hedenkamp PTA Web Store. Deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 2, 2023.

Yearbooks will be distributed by the last day of school, pending the printer.

New TK/Kindergarten Town Hall Meeting

Do you have a child at home ready to enroll in Kindergarten or TK for the 23-24 school year? If so, please see flyers below for an informational meeting regarding TK and Kindergarten registration. Spread the word to all your neighbors and friends who might of a child age-appropriate for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten. Please note that registration for ALL new students for the 23-24 school year begins on February 15th, 2023.

PTA Executive Board Nominations are Coming!

PTA Executive Board nominations are open! Get involved with your PTA! The nomination committee is currently seeking parent volunteers who can serve on the Hedenkamp Elementary PTA Executive Board for the 2023-2024 school year.

Would you like to volunteer in the spirit of support for students, teachers, and the Hedenkamp community? Do you know someone who would like to join our team of Hedenkamp PTA volunteers?

Get involved by completing our 2023-2024 PTA Election Google Form.

Image

Attention Spelling Bee Participants in grade 4th-6th Grade!