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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!

 

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HUSKY HUDDLE

Our fourth Husky Huddle of the year is scheduled for Monday, October 14th at 8:45 am.  We invite our community to join us for this brief community meet up on the blacktop. We will salute the flag, sing and share announcements.  We encourage everyone to wear Husky Wear or our school colors, blue and red, for the Husky Huddle!

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING

Our next School Site Council Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 17th 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!

5TH ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

There is still time to register for the Parent Academy!  There are only 19 spots left!  Please register today! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. 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 19 at Vista Square Elementary from 7:30-12:30. To register please click: http://cvesdparentacademy.org/  or call 425-9600 Ext. 1520.

CELL Phone Policy

We wanted to remind all our students and families about our Cell Phone Policy.  Cell phones are not necessary at school. Students may use a classroom or office phone if the need to contact a parent/guardian arises. However, cell phones may be brought to school. Each morning cell phones will be collected by the student’s teacher and stored in a safe place until school is dismissed. Cell phone use during school hours is prohibited. Students may only use a cell phone before or after school for the purpose of contacting a parent/guardian/the person responsible for picking them up. Violation of these terms will result in the confiscation of the cell phone and require a parent or guardian to pick up the phone from an administrator. Hedenkamp is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken cell phones.

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 25.  This is a great family event and we look forward to a terrific evening.

The exciting event will run 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 Inflatable World rides for children to enjoy! Tickets will be required for all game and vendor purchases and one wristband per child is required for any child who wishes to use inflatable rides. Tickets and wristbands are now on sale at a special discounted price at the Hedenkamp PTA Webstore and will be available through Sunday, October 20th. In-person sales will be held on the school campus October 22-23rd from 8:15-9:00 am. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Husky Howl, but will only be offered at full price. Please consider taking advantage of the pre-sale by purchasing your tickets and wristbands early. Please view the flyer for details: Husky Howl Oct-25-2019 

Donations of dessert items (store bought) for the Cake Walk would be very much appreciated; please drop off at the Hedenkamp front office on Friday, Oct. 25th. Thank you so much!

The Husky Howl would not be possible without parent support! We would love to have your help as a volunteer at this fun event! Please sign up for a Husky Howl volunteer shift by clicking here! We are so thankful for your continued support!

RED RIBBON WEEK

Mark your calendars now for Hedenkamp’s Red Ribbon Week. The week, October 21-25, will begin with an all school assembly and include Spirit Days and many other activities throughout the week. The theme this year is Send a Message, Stay Drug Free. More information will be available soon.

 

COMMUNITY CONNECT DONATION DRIVE

Our community will work with other schools in our cohort to collect donations for Community Connect Bags.  Our student leaders will collect donations from our students and families and then work with our cohort to create community connect bags for those in need.  We will be collecting travel size shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for the bags.  We will collect these items during 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 may 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!

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 2019 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 8.  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 17th 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!

5th ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

Have you registered for the Parent Academy yet?  Please register today! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. 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 19 at Vista Square Elementary from 7:30-12:30. To register please click: http://cvesdparentacademy.org/  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 25.  This is a great family event and we look forward to a terrific evening.

The exciting event will run 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 Inflatable World rides for children to enjoy! Tickets will be required for all game and vendor purchases and one wristband per child is required for any child who wishes to use inflatable rides. Tickets and wristbands are now on sale at a special discounted price at the Hedenkamp PTA Webstore and will be available through Sunday, October 20th. In-person sales will be held on the school campus October 22-23rd from 8:15-9:00 am. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Husky Howl, but will only be offered at full price. Please consider taking advantage of the pre-sale by purchasing your tickets and wristbands early. Please view the flyer for details: Husky Howl Oct-25-2019 

Donations of dessert items (store bought) for the Cake Walk would be very much appreciated; please drop off at the Hedenkamp front office on Friday, Oct. 25th. Thank you so much!

The Husky Howl would not be possible without parent support! We would love to have your help as a volunteer at this fun event! Please sign up for a Husky Howl volunteer shift by clicking here! We are so thankful for your continued support!

RED RIBBON WEEK

Mark your calendars now for Hedenkamp’s Red Ribbon Week. The week, October 21-25, will begin with an all school assembly and include Spirit Days and many other activities throughout the week. The theme this year is Send a Message, Stay Drug Free. More information will be available soon.

Attendance Matters

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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!  We will distribute our Quarter 1 Perfect Attendance Spirit Sticks this week! Congratulations to all the students and families that had Perfect Attendance for Quarter 1!

Community Connect Donation Drive

Our community will work with other schools in our cohort to collect donations for Community Connect Bags.  Our student leaders will collect donations from our students and families and then work with our cohort to create community connect bags for those in need.  We will be collecting travel size shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for the bags.  We will collect these items during 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 may be submitted to our student leaders or the main office by November 1st.

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 23rd and continues through Monday, October 7th.  School will resume on Tuesday, October 8th with a full day of instruction.  We will open our library for students on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Students that would like to use computers for AR, Pipo, Raz-Kids, Smarty Ants or Achieve are welcome to come to the library during those open times. We encourage all students to continue learning and growing over break.  All students that complete 6 Achieve articles with a 75% 0r higher score over the break will receive a special prize! We hope you all enjoy a wonderful break! We look forward to seeing you all again in October!

5TH ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

Have you registered for the Parent Academy yet?  Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. Breakfast will be provided for all.  Our district’s Parent Academy is coming on Saturday, October 19 at Vista Square Elementary from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration is now open. Please register by clicking here!  We hope to see you there!

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

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HUSKY HUDDLE

Our third Husky Huddle of the year is scheduled for Monday, September 16th at 8:45 am.  We invite our community to join us for this brief community meet up on the blacktop. We will salute the flag, sing and share announcements.  We encourage everyone to wear Husky Wear or our school colors, blue and red, for the Husky Huddle!

Book FAIR Information

Starting Sunday, September 15th, your help is what we boldly seek.

To help unload. To organize and unfold.

To sell trinkets and stories not yet told.

Please volunteer, if you have some time to spare,

And welcome your Huskies at their beloved Book Fair!

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Hedenkamp MPR September 16th – 18th. In order to be able to host a book fair, we need your help starting Sunday, September 15th to make it a success! Please click here to sign up for a volunteer shift at the fall book fair!
Do you remember how much you loved the #ScholasticBookFair? Enjoy making new memories with your child while supporting your school!
You now have the option to give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair with Scholastic e-Wallet. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. Sign up for e-wallet at Https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/hedenkamp.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent Teacher Conferences will continue this week..  Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m all week. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:25 p.m. all week. Ensemble Students  will rehearse from 2 pm to 4 pm on Thursday this week. We will not have  after school GATE classes on Wednesday. Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements.  We look forward to seeing you all at parent teacher conferences soon.

Dance With Your Daughter

Thank you to our PTA and volunteers for a wonderful Dance with your Daughter on Friday! Our Hedenkamp families had such a fantastic evening! DJ Blocker kept everyone moving all night! Thank you! We are so fortunate to have a spectacular PTA that puts on such fabulous events! We are so grateful!

BOOKS AND BAGELS
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Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 19 @ 8:00 a.m. Please join us for our annual Books and Bagels Event in the MPR. Please come enjoy a bagel and the opportunity to spend time reading with your children.

Fall Break

Our fall break will begin on Monday, September 23rd and continue through Monday, October 7th.  School will resume on Tuesday, October 8th with a full day of instruction.    We encourage all students to continue learning and growing over break.  All students that complete 6 Achieve articles with a 75% 0r higher score over the break will receive a special prize!  We hope you enjoy a wonderful break!

5TH ANNUAL PARENT ACADEMY

Save the date! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. Breakfast will be provided for all.  Our district’s Parent Academy is coming on Saturday, October 19 at Vista Square Elementary from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration is now open. Please register by clicking here!  We hope to see you there!

 

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

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

imagesParent Teacher Conferences will begin Thursday, September 12, 2019 and continue through Friday, September 20, 2019.  Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m during the conference period. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:25 p.m.. Ensemble Students  will rehearse from 2 pm to 4 pm on Thursday this week and next week. Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements.  We look forward to seeing you all at parent teacher conferences soon.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Calling all Grandparents and Great Grandparents!  Please join us on Monday,
facebook-grandparentsSeptember 9 @ 8:00 a.m. in the MPR to honor and celebrate our many, many Hedenkamp Grandparents.  Please come enjoy coffee, juice, and pan dulce with your grandchild.  After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to walk your grandchild to class and be introduced to the class.  We hope to see you all there!

TEST SCORES AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Please join us on Tuesday, September 10 @ 5:30 p.m. for our next parent meeting. We are looking forward to sharing our results from the assessments our students completed in May 2019. We will also share our goals for the year! In addition,  we will share information on how to access and monitor student use of several technology accelerators.

ELAC Meeting

Please join us for our monthly ELAC meeting.  We will meet on Thursday, September 12th at 8:15 am in our MPR! All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.  We will share our goals for our Single Plan for Student Achievement and our Comprehensive Safety Plan. We need your input on our goals and plans!  We hope to see you there!

A Dance with Your Daughter

The Dance With Your Daughter (formerly known as the Father/Daughter Dance) ticket sale has been extended though Tuesday, September 10Tickets are now available for purchase at the PTA WebstoreThis will be the last opportunity to purchase tickets for the dance, as tickets will not be sold at the door. PTA Members attending the dance will be able to skip the long wait for photos and advance to the VIP Membership photo fast lane! Not yet a member? It’s okay, sign up here! Due to capacity, we ask that only one adult accompany your child(ren). The dance will occur on Friday, September 13 in the MPR from 6-8pm and the theme is “Enchanted Garden.” There are no refunds.

Volunteers are still needed to help make the dance extra special! Please click here to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

We Need Art Submissions

If your child enjoys visual art, photography, or creative writing, please consider submitting a piece for the 2019 Reflections Program! “Look Within” is the theme for all submissions this year. Please note, the entries must be created solely by the child. Submissions and a completed student entry form must be turned in to room 408 no later than Monday, October 14, 2019.  Questions? Please email programs@huskiespta.com.

How to enter – https://hedenkamppta.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/pta-reflections-2019-how-to-enter.pdf

Official rules – https://hedenkamppta.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/pta-reflections-2019-official-rules.pdf

Entry form – https://hedenkamppta.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/pta-reflections-2019-entry-form.pdf

PTA Reflections is a National PTA program that 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. (https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections, August 2019)

Fall Break

Our fall break will begin on Monday, September 23rd and continue through Monday, October 7th.  School will resume on Tuesday, October 8th with a full day of instruction.

 

5th Annual Parent Academy

Save the date! Learn about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school. Breakfast will be provided for all.  Our district’s Parent Academy is coming on Saturday, October 19 at Vista Square Elementary from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration is now open. Please register by clicking here!  We hope to see you there!

 

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

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Labor Day Holiday

Hedenkamp will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Enjoy the long weekend! We look forward to seeing all our Huskies on Tuesday, September 3rd!

MAKE UP PICTURE DAY

imgres-1 Were you absent on Picture Day? Make Up Picture day is scheduled for Friday, September 6.  Please be sure to get you picture taken on Friday if you  missed picture day last week.  Our PTA will use Gerardy as our photography vendor this year.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Calling all Grandparents and Great Grandparents!!  Please join us on Monday, imgres-1September 9 @ 8:00 a.m. in the MPR to honor and celebrate our many, many Hedenkamp Grandparents and Great Grandparents.  Please come enjoy coffee, juice, and pan dulce with your grandchild.  After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to walk your grandchild to class and be introduced to the class.  We hope you will join us!

Test Scores and Technology Tools

Please join us on Tuesday, September 10 @ 5:30 p.m. for our next parent meeting. We are looking forward to sharing our results from the assessments our students completed in May 2019. We will also share our goals for the year! In addition,  we will share information on how to access and monitor student use of several technology accelerators.

Parent Teacher Conferences

imagesPlease mark your calendars and plan for our modified schedule during parent teacher conferences.  Conferences begin Thursday, September 12 and end Friday, September 20.  Remember, during the conference period 1st-6th grade students are dismissed at 1:55 p.m. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:25 p.m. during the conference period.  Ensemble rehearsal time during conferences will be from 2 pm to 4 pm each Thursday. We look forward to having all our parents attend a conference in the next few weeks.

Scholastic Book Fair

Mark your calendars! The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Hedenkamp MPR September 16th – 19th. Do you remember how much you loved the #ScholasticBookFair? Enjoy making new memories with your child while supporting your school!
You now have the option to give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair with Scholastic e-Wallet. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. Sign up for e-wallet at Https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/hedenkamp.

Our Huskies love the book fair, but we need volunteers like YOU to help make it a success! Please click here to sign up for a volunteer shift at the fall book fair!

 

 

BOOKS AND BAGELS
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Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 19 @ 8:00 a.m. Please join us for our annual Books and Bagels Event in the MPR. Please come enjoy a bagel and the opportunity to spend time reading with your children.

Dance with your Daughter Tickets

The Dance With Your Daughter (formerly known as the Father/Daughter Dance) will be held on Friday, September 13. Tickets will be available for purchase at the PTA Webstore September 1-8, or until sold out, so please be sure to purchase your tickets early. Due to capacity, we ask that only one adult accompany your child(ren). If you are interested in helping with the dance, please click here to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

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