Hedenkamp News

APEX Fun Run

Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring such a terrific event on Thursday, August imgres-215.  Also, thank you to all our parents for attending and volunteering to help with the run.  Please check the PTA Blog frequently for more information regarding our profits from the APEX Fun Run.  We have posted several pictures on Twitter,  Take a look! We also created a montage of photos and videos from the event: APEX Fun Run 2019

Husky Huddle

Our second Husky Huddle of the year is scheduled for Monday, August 19th 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 will also introduce our new Associate Principal, Kristin Baltierra, at the Husky Huddle!    We encourage everyone to wear Husky Wear or our school colors, blue and red, for the Husky Huddle! We look forward to seeing you there!

Paper Donation Drive

Thank you to the parents who’ve donated reams of paper! PTA is still collecting copy paper to benefit the school and your donations are needed! Please send your paper donation to your child’s teacher by August 29. The upper and lower grade classrooms collecting the most paper will be rewarded with a pizza party. For more info, please view the Hedenkamp Paper Drive flyer. Thank you for your help!

Parent Workshop

All parents are strongly encouraged to join us for our Helping your Child Be Successful in School Workshop.  We will meet on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30 pm in our MPR.   You won’t want to miss it!  Larry Alvarado will share practical ways to ensure your child’s success in school.  Translation and Child Care will be provided. Please join us for this important workshop!

PICTURE DAY

imgres-1Picture day is scheduled for Thursday, August 29.  Flyers with details about Picture Day will be sent home soon.  Our PTA will use Gerardy as our photography vendor this year.

parent teacher conferences

It is hard to believe that our Parent Teacher Conferences are in just a few weeks. Please mark your calendars and plan for our modified schedule.
images-3Conferences 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 daily during the conference period.  Conference information will be sent home by your child’s teacher.

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

 

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APEX FUN Run

Thank you to everyone who is participating in our annual APEX Fundraiser.  The APEX Team is having a great time meeting our students and modeling teamwork and leadership. We love that the APEX team is helping build HUSKY Leaders. GAME ON!  If you would like to donate please check out your child’s  “apex lanyard” that was distributed last Tuesday. All instructions are inside. Please visit myapexevent.com to donate. Use the student’s special “access code” printed on their lanyard to log in and enter your information online. This will help the apex team keep track of pledges. Please remember to Login your child’s shirt size online because every student will receive a free shirt on run day just for choosing their size online! The Fun Run is Thursday, August 15.  Please be sure to send your child with a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and clothes and shoes that they can run in. We hope you will be able to join us to cheer our Huskies on! As last year, there are three tracks and there will be three different times depending upon grade level.

9:00 am  – K, 1st, and 2nd Grades

10:00 am – 5th and 6th Grades

11:00 am  – 3rd and 4th Grades

Important Parent Workshop

All parents are strongly encouraged to join us for our Technology and your Kids Workshop.  We will meet on Tuesday, August 13 at 5:00 pm in our MPR.   You won’t want to miss it! The average child (age 8-18) spends more than 7 hours a day looking at screens.  What is all this screen time doing to a child’s brain and emotional development?  The same tech that has improved our lives can hinder our kids emotionally and intellectually if not closely monitored.  Hedenkamp mom, author Arlene Pellicane will help you set up a game plan for screen time that will greatly benefit your kids inside and outside the classroom.  This presentation is based on Arlene‘s book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, “Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World.”  Please join us!

DROP OFF and Pick Up Procedures

dropoffsignAs you know, we are very large school with close to 1000 students! We love having such a large, vibrant school community!Having a large number of students means drop off and dismissal time can get very busy.  Please remember if you use any of our three drop off and pick up zones, you need to stay in your car and continue to pull forward at all times.  Please never leave your vehicle unattended in the yellow zones.  Also, please steer clear of all red zones, you will get ticketed if you stop there.  Please be sure your child knows where they should wait for you at dismissal. Thank you for your patience and cooperation at drop off and dismissal time.  We also appreciate you modeling appropriate and courteous behavior for our Huskies at all times. Patience and understanding are expected during drop off and pick up. Thank you!

Membership Drive Extended with Extra Perks!

The Hedenkamp PTA Membership Drive has been extended until Tuesday, August 20th at midnight. Extra perks for members this year will include a VIP line for taking pictures at school dances and early-entry (half-hour early) into the Husky Howl. Details can be found on our membership page. The upper and lower grade classrooms with the highest total new memberships will each receive a pizza party on Friday, August 23rd, along with $150 Scholastic Dollars for the teacher to spend in the classroom. Did you know that PTA memberships expire each year and that students can also become members? Please join Hedenkamp PTA or renew your membership today!

ELAC Meeting

Please plan on joining us for our first ELAC meeting of the year on Thursday, August 15th at 8:15.  Please see the flyer below for additional details.

ELAC August 2019

Child Nutrition Services

We encourage you to visit the Child Nutrition Services website to apply for free or reduced lunch for your child. Meal Application .  We strongly encourage all families to complete the application.  Our school receives additional funding based on the number of students that qualify for this program.

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

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APEX Fun Run

20140821_092727The APEX Fun Run Fundraiser begins soon!  The opening Pep Rally  is Tuesday, August 6 at 8:45 a.m.  for students in K-3 and at 9:30 a.m. for students in 4-6. Parents are welcome to attend. Please mark your calendars for the APEX Fun Run on Thursday, August 15th. We hope you will join us! Students in grades K-2 will run at 9, grades 5-6 will run at 10, and grades 3-4 will run at 11.  Last year, we profited over $20,000, which went back to the classrooms and many other activities and events.

PTA General Meeting

We invite you to attend the first PTA General Meeting of the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30pm in the school library. We will discuss the programs and activities planned for the year, review the proposed budget, fundraising goals, and form a committee for the upcoming Father Daughter Dance. If you’d like to help with organizing the Father Daughter Dance, please plan to attend this meeting. This will be one of only three general PTA meetings scheduled this school year, so your engagement at this time is very much appreciated! We sure hope you can join us. Questions? Please email pta@huskiespta.com.

Dual Immersion Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser

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 Visual and Performing Arts

Our VAPA instruction is well underway at Hedenkamp.  Our VAPA teachers visit every other week to provide dance, music, photography, and art instruction for our students.  Your child will receive half a day of VAPA instruction every other week.  Please ask you children what they are learning in VAPA !

Parent Leaders Needed

imagesAre you interested in getting more involved at Hedenkamp?  We need parents to serve on our School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee.  If you are interested in making decisions about our school budget and Single Plan for Student Achievement, please consider getting involved.  Please let Mrs. Mazeau know if you would like to get involved.

Save the Date – Parent Meeting

Please mark your calendars for our next parent meeting.  We will meet on Tuesday, August 13 at 5:00 pm in our MPR.  We are excited to offer a parent training titled Technology and Your Kids.  You won’t want to miss it! The average child (age 8-18) spends more than 7 hours a day looking at screens.  What is all this screen time doing to a child’s brain and emotional development?  The same tech that has improved our lives can hinder our kids emotionally and intellectually if not closely monitored.  Hedenkamp mom, author Arlene Pellicane will help you set up a game plan for screen time that will greatly benefit your kids inside and outside the classroom.  This presentation is based on Arlene‘s book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, “Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World.”  Please join us!

HUSKY HUSTLE

We are excited to offer our Husky Hustle running club before school at 8:15 am daily!  All students should participate if they are on campus before 8:30!  It is a great way to get some exercise with your friends before school.  Last year, we had numerous students run the equivalent of a marathon before school!   If you are on campus between 8:15 and 8:35, please  join us for the Husky Hustle! Also, if you are a parent and would like to volunteer to help scan as students run laps, please let us know. We can’t wait to see you there!

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

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Thank You

Thank you for a wonderful first week of the school year!  It was such a pleasure to welcome all our Huskies Back to School!  We are grateful for our teachers and staff for all the effort they put into preparing for an amazing school year. We also want to thank our wonderful PTA for hosting a great Family Movie Night on Friday! We appreciate all our volunteers and all our families that were able to join us for the fun event!

Husky Hustle

We are excited to offer our Husky Hustle running club before school at 8:15 am daily!  We encourage all students to participate!  It is a great way to get some exercise with your friends before school.  Last year, we had numerous students run the equivalent of a marathon before school!   If you are on campus between 8:15 and 8:35, please  join us for the Husky Hustle! Also, if you are a parent and would like to volunteer to help scan as students run laps, please let us know. We can’t wait to see you there!

HUSKY HUDDLE

Our first Husky Huddle of the year is scheduled for Monday, July 29th 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!

PARKING, DROP OFF AND PICK UP

All of us at Hedenkamp want to thank our families and community members for their patience and understanding as we try to accommodate the many vehicles that arrive each morning and afternoon.

dropoffsignWe  strongly recommend that families use the drop off and pick up areas we have established around the IMG_0493school.  They are:  Tabor Court, Kindergarten Loop and the Main Parking Lot. Although it may take a few minutes to move through the line, most if not all of the students are picked up by 3:30 p.m.  Please remember to always pull forward and never park in the pick up and drop off areas. Also never stop in the red zone. Please do not use the bus loop for parking, pick up, or drop off, it is for school busses only!

We also encourage families to walk, scooter, bike or carpool to school. As a school of over 1000 students, it helps if we can reduce the number of cars driving to campus daily.

Finally, we would especially encourage the parents of our 2nd-6th grade students to use the drop off and pick up areas and allow the parents of our younger students to park.

GATE Parent Meeting

Our 4th – 6th grade GATE parent meeting is scheduled for July 31st at 5:00 p.m. in our school library.  We will share information about the services and supports we provide for GATE students at Hedenkamp.  We will begin our GATE enrichment program on August 7th.   Please let us know if you are interested in teaching a GATE enrichment class this quarter.  The strength of our GATE enrichment program comes from our amazing GATE program volunteers and teachers.

PTA Membership Drive

The Hedenkamp PTA Membership Drive and classroom contest has begun and will continue through August 9, 2019. The upper and lower grade classrooms with the highest total new memberships through August 9th will each receive a pizza party and Scholastic prize. Did you know that PTA memberships expire each year? Your annual membership supports all students. Please join Hedenkamp PTA or renew your membership to enjoy special perks for PTA members! Thank you for your contribution!

Hedenkamp Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. There are no refunds.

PTA General Meeting—Save the Date!

The first PTA General Association meeting of the school year will occur on Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30pm in the Library. All are welcome, but only PTA members are eligible to vote… another great reason to join PTA! We hope you can attend!

Twitter

images-2Are you following us on twitter?  We hope you are, it will give you a glimpse of all the learning and fun that happens at Hedenkamp daily! Our twitter handle is @hedenkamphusky.  Please follow us! Please use the hashtag #hkamplearns or #hkampaprende if you would like to post something related to learning and fun at Hedenkamp!

Please check out the learning and fun at Hedenkamp our first week of school!

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First Day of School

We are so excited for our  first day of school on Monday, July 22.  School begins promptly at 8:45 am  Please remember that it is a minimum day with all 1st-6th students dismissed at 1:55 p.m. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

We encourage you to walk, ride a scooter, bike, or carpool to school.  As you know, we are a very large school and we usually have increased traffic the first few days of school.  Please allow plenty of time for pick up and drop off.

We are so thrilled to welcome all our new and returning Huskies on Monday!

PARKING, DROP OFF, AND PICK UP

All of us at Hedenkamp want to thank our families and community members in advance for their patience and understanding as we try to accommodate the many vehicles that arrive each morning and afternoon at our school.

dropoffsignWe  strongly recommend that families use the drop off and pick up areas we have established around the IMG_0493school.  They are:  Tabor Court, Kindergarten Loop and the Main Parking Lot. Although it may take a few minutes to move through the line, most if not all of the students are picked up by 3:25 p.m.  Please remember to always pull forward and never park in the pick up and drop off areas. Also never stop in the red zone. Please do not use the bus loop for parking, pick up, or drop off, it is for school busses only!

Bus Transportation

Please read the documentation regarding bus transportation:

Requesting Bus Transportation

Hedenkamp Bus Schedule

Please let us know if you have any questions about transportation.

Back to School Night

Thank you for attending our Back to School Night sessions on Thursday  We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to support your child and their education.  Thank you to our outstanding teachers for preparing and sharing wonderful presentations with our parents.  We have two more Back to School Nights this week. Third grade will hold their Back to School Night on Monday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Fifth grade will hold their Back to School Night at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25th.

Family Movie Night

PTA is excited about the first community event of the school year!  Please join us!

When: July 26 @ 7:00 PM (Concession opens @ 6:30)

Where: School Field

Bring chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable. Feel free to bring your own food or purchase from the PTA concession stand. We look forward to seeing you there!

We need volunteers to help ensure the event is a success, please sign up by clicking below:

Movie Night Volunteer Sign Up

Welcome Back Huskies!

welcome back

On behalf of our entire Hedenkamp Staff,   I would like to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year. Our office opens on Thursday, July 11 @ 7:30 a.m. Please feel free to call or stop by if you have any questions.

Class lists will be posted near the front office on Thursday, July 18 @ 12:00 p.m. Your child will only be placed on a class list if you have proved residency for the new school year.

The first day of school is Monday, July 22.  School will begin at 8:45 a.m.  You may want to plan to walk or ride bikes or scooters to school with your children on the first day as parking is always limited. Also, please remember that it is a minimum day with all 1st-6th students dismissed at 1:55 p.m. Kindergarten Students will have a modified first day schedule.  Specific information will be shared at the Back to School Nights.

back to school nights

Below are our 2019-2020 Back to School Nights. We strongly encourage everyone to attend as important information will be shared.  It is also a great time to meet your child’s teacher and visit the classrooms.

Thursday, July 18

Kindergarten @ 4:o0 p.m.

Second Grade @ 4:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade Dual Immersion @ 4:30 p.m.

First Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Fourth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 22

Third Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 25

Fifth Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all next week! Go Huskies!

Thank you and Congratulations to Mr. DeVore!

We would like to congratulate Mr. DeVore! He has been selected to be the new principal for Clear View Elementary School!  We know he will be an amazing leader for Clear View.  We also want to thank him for his three and a half years of exemplary service to our Hedenkamp community.  He will be greatly missed at Hedenkamp, but Once a Husky, Always a Husky!  We wish Mr. DeVore all the best in his new role!

 

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Yearbook Sales

If you missed out on purchasing a yearbook during our online sale, we will be selling a limited amount in the main courtyard this week. Yearbooks will be first come, first serve. They go fast!!

  • When: Monday and Tuesday, June 3rd and 4th from 8:00 am – 8:45 am and 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Where: Main Courtyard.
  • Cost: $50 and CASH and CREDIT CARD. No Refunds.

Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to buy a 2018 – 2019 yearbook!

HEDENKAMP THEATRICAL ENSEMBLE

Join the fun!  Learn to sing!  Learn to dance!  Make new friends! Learn to act and gain confidence! Be part of the now world famous Hedenkamp Theatrical Ensemble.

Now is the time to sign up to be part of Hedenkamp’s 2019-2020 Theatrical Ensemble’s presentation of The Lion King Jr. Please visit the Ensemble Blog to learn more about our Theatrical Ensemble and to sign up for next year.  Don’t forget, you must sign up by 5 pm on  Friday, June 7 or you will not be able to participate. No exceptions!

Walk, Ride, or Carpool

As you may know, we have two big events scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday morning at Hedenkamp. On Tuesday, June 4th our kindergarten students will have their final performance of the year.  On Wednesday, June, 5th our sixth grade students will have their promotion ceremony.  Parking will be limited both days.  We encourage you to walk, ride, or carpool to school on the 4th and 5th.  Thank you in advance for your support.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!

imagesWe are so thankful for another great year with our Huskies! Our last day of school is Wednesday, June 5.  Grades 1st-5th will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.  Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:25 p.m.  All 6th grade students will be dismissed following their promotion ceremony.  Students may continue to use Achieve 3000 over the break to keep reading and learning.  All students that complete 40 activities with a score of 75% or higher over the break will be entered to win an iPad mini and other cool prizes!  The Chula Vista Public library is also sponsoring a great summer reading program for our children.  please visit the public library to learn more: Summer Reading Program.  We want to wish you all  a terrific Summer Break!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS

Monday, July 22nd  is the first day of the new school year.  The first day of school will be a minimum day.    The 2019-20120 Back To School Nights have been scheduled.  Please mark your calendars now:

Thursday, July 18

Kindergarten @ 4:o0 p.m.

Second Grade @ 4:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade Dual Immersion @ 4:30 p.m.

First Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Fourth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 22

Third Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 25

Fifth Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Class lists will be posted on Thursday, July 18 @ 12:00 p.m.  Please remember that if you have not proved residency, your child will not be placed in a class.

LOST AND FOUND

imgresOver the year, we have collected quite a few articles of clothing including many sweaters, jackets and sweat shirts. We also have several lunch pails and water bottles to be claimed. If you have the chance, and think your son or daughter lost clothing or other items this year, please come by sometime before Friday, June 7.  At that time, we will “bag” up the clothing and donate to a local charity.

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