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First Day of School

We are so excited for our  first day of school on Monday, July 23.  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 10:35 a.m.

We encourage you to walk, ride a scooter, bike, or carpool to school.  As you probably know, we are a 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!

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.

Thank you

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 on Tuesday, July 24th.  Fifth grade will hold their Back to School Night at 4:30 p.m.  with the exception of Ms. Bjornstad, she already held her presentation.  Third grade will hold their Back to School Night at 5:00 p.m. on the 24th.

Husky Hustle

We have a great morning running club at Hedenkamp, the Husky Hustle.  We are recruiting parent volunteers for the club now.  If you are available from 8:00 to 8:35 and would like to support the Husky Hustle, please let us know.  You may either send us an email (pta@huskiespta.com) or stop by the office to sign up. We will officially begin the club on Monday, July 30.  We will share more information about the club in our next blog post.

Family Movie Night

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

When: July 27 @ 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 also need volunteers to help out. Sign up here.

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welcome back

On behalf of our entire Hedenkamp Staff, Mr. DeVore and I would like to welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year. Our office opens on Thursday, July 12 @ 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 Wednesday, 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 23.  School will begin at 8:45 a.m.  You may want to plan to walk or ride bikes 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 2018-2019 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 19

Kindergarten @ 4:00 p.m.

Second Grade @ 4:00 p.m.

First Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Fourth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24

Fifth Grade @ 4:30 p.m.

Third Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

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

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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 2018-2019 Theatrical Ensemble’s presentation of Little Mermaid 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 1 or you will not be able to participate. No exceptions!

School Site Council and ELAC Meeting

Our last School Site Council and ELAC meeting for the year is scheduled on Thursday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 3o4.  We will celebrate another great year.  We will also share information about our meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you are interested in leaning more about SSC or ELAC please plan on attending the meeting.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!

imagesWe are so thankful for another great year with our Huskies! Our last day of school is Friday, June 1.  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.  You may register for that program online: Summer Reading Program.  We want to wish you all  a terrific Summer Break!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS

Monday, July 23rd  is the first day of the new school year.  The first day of school will be a minimum day.    The 2018-2019 Back To School Nights have been scheduled.  Please mark your calendars now:

Thursday, July 19

Second Grade @ 4:00 p.m.

Kindergarten @ 4:00 p.m.

First Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Fourth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24

Fifth Grade @ 4:30 p.m.

Third Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Class lists will be posted on Wednesday, 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 Tuesday, June 5.  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!

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RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

imgres-4Our annual proof of residency for returning students begins Wednesday, May 23 and ends on Friday, May 25.  All bills used to prove residency must have a due date of May 23rd or later.  Our office will be open extended hours to accept documents. Please review the flyer for more information. Please call our office at 397-5828 if you have any questions regarding the required information.

THEATRICAL ENSEMBLE PRESENTS Aladdin JR.

The week has finally arrived for our Theatrical Ensemble’s performances of Aladdin Jr.! Our Ensemble students and staff have been working hard all year to prepare for these exciting performances this week.  We want to wish all or actors, dancers, and singers the best of luck during the shows! We also want to thank Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Medina, Mrs. Mazalewsli, Mrs. Rubi, and Mr. Blocker for their dedication and hard work supporting Ensemble all year.  We appreciate the support of our parent and alumni boosters as well!  If you would like to see Aladdin Jr., there may still be a few tickets that may be purchased at the door on Tuesday or Wednesday evening. We hope to see you on May 22nd or May 23rd  at 6:30 p.m. for the performances.

HANOVER SURVEY

imgres-1We need your input again please.  We hope all parents will participate.  Topics on this important survey include school appearance, finances, technology, instruction, as well as attitudes about safety, transportation, climate and communication.

Please make every effort to fill out this very important survey.  Each year, we analyze the results of the survey.  Your opinions count and we will thoughtfully and purposefully take your ideas to make our  school a better place for children.

Please Share Your Input

 

Yearbooks

Please mark your calendars. Yearbooks are on their way! After sorting and verification, they will be distributed to the classrooms on Thursday and Friday next week for those that purchased through the website.

If you missed out on purchasing a yearbook, there will be a very limited amount available for sale on site.

  • When: Friday, May 25th at 8:00 am to 8:45 am and 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
  • Where: Main Courtyard
  • Cost: $50 and CASH ONLY. No Refunds.

Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to buy a 2017 – 2018 yearbook!

Book Fair

Lisa Hatch is retiring from leading the Scholastic Book Fair. A big HUGE thank you to her.

So PTA is in need of some eager book-loving volunteers to chair the Scholastic Book Fair Committee. If you are interested in joining, please contact pta@huskiespta.com.

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

 

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STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

thankyouOn behalf of our entire Hedenkamp Staff, we want to thank our absolutely wonderful PTA for a great Staff Appreciation Week. The creativity, thoughtful gifts, and food as we visited different countries each day made our week so special.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

We also want to thank all our parents, students, and community members for their daily thoughtfulness as well.  I know our staff greatly appreciated all the cards, flowers, gifts, food, and school supplies.  What a great week! We have the most incredible families at Hedenkamp!

CAASPP TESTING Continues

imgres-5Our 4th, 5th and  6th grade students will   complete CAASPP testing this week.   Students will be tested in reading, writing, and math. Students will need headphones for CAASPP testing, if you can send them in with your child that would be great.  Please help ensure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school. Please encourage your children to do their very best! We know they are prepared to show all they know on these important end of year tests!

Dual Immersion Parent Meeting

Will your child be attending kindergarten in our Dual Immersion Program next year?  If so, please plan on attending an important informational meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15.  Our Dual Immersion Team will share important information about our program at Hedenkamp.  We hope to see all our incoming Dual Immersion parents there!

MOVIE NIGHT AND CAMP OUT Cancelled

Unfortunately, our Movie Night and Camp Out that was scheduled for May 18th has been cancelled.  Our PTA had to cancel the event because there were not enough volunteers signed up to support the event.  Hopefully, we will get enough volunteers so we can have events like this in the future.

RESIDENCY

imgres-4Our annual proof of residency for returning students begins Wednesday, May 23 and ends on Friday, May 25.  All bills used to prove residency must have a due date of May 23rd or later.  Our office will be open extended hours to accept documents. Please review the flyer for more information. Please call our office at 397-5828 if you have any questions regarding the required information.

PROMOTION

images-3Our Sixth Grade Promotion is scheduled for Friday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m.  The promotion will be held outdoors near the 700 building.   Also, please let our office know if you are inviting any Hedenkamp siblings to the promotion.  It can be an excused absence as long as we have prior written notification. The notification can be written as an email or in a written letter format.  This will apply to any family promotion/graduation you would like your child to attend at other schools.  We will only be able to excuse the absence if you provide us with written notification prior to the event.

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We have scheduled our 2018-2019 Back To School Nights.  We strongly encourage all parents to attend. Important information will be shared and it is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and visit your child’s classroom.  More information will be sent home later this month and then again in July.  If you have not signed up for our Hedenkamp Blog, please do so today.  You will receive a notice each time we publish.  It is a great way to keep up-to-date about Hedenkamp. Please mark your calendars for the first day of school as well.  We will begin the school year on Monday, July 23rd with a minimum day.

Thursday, July 19

Second Grade @ 4:00 p.m.

Kindergarten @ 4:o0 p.m.

First Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

        Fourth Grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24

Fifth Grade @ 4:30 p.m.

Third Grade @ 5:00 p.m.

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

 

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Staff Appreciation Week

We have the Best Teachers and Staff in the World at Hedenkamp! Let’s Celebrate them and thank them for all they do!  May 7th to May 11th is Staff Appreciation Week. The plan is to inundate Hedenkamp teachers and staff with thanks and appreciation for all they do.  Note: participation is completely optional and students are not required to bring gifts.

Below is a suggested list of daily activities for the week to show appreciation for our school Staff.

  • Monday: Merci! Shower your teacher and/or staff member with flowers.
  • Tuesday: Xiè Xiè! Write your teacher and/or staff member a note telling them how lucky we are to have them!
  • Wednesday: Takk! Bring a school supply item for your teacher and/or staff member thanking them for helping our kids be prepared.
  • Thursday:  Gracias! Help create a fruit basket by bringing a piece of fruit for your teacher and/or staff member.
  • Friday: Grazie! Bring sweet treats for your teacher and/or staff member.

PTA also has special treats planned daily for Hedenkamp teachers and staff with an appreciation luncheon to end the week. Join us in making this a special week for our fabulous teachers and staff.

CAASPP TESTING Continues

imgres-5Our 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade students will participate in CAASPP testing this week.  We will test our students Tuesday through Friday this week.  The schedule for each grade level is listed on the right side of the blog under important events.  Students will be tested in reading, writing, and math. 5th Grade will also continue with science testing. Students will need headphones for CAASPP testing, if you can send them in with your child that would be great.  Please help ensure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school. Please encourage your children to do their very best! We know they are prepared to show all they know on these important end of year tests!

HANOVER SURVEY

imgres-1We need your input again please.  We hope all parents will participate.  Topics on this important survey include school appearance, finances, technology, instruction, as well as attitudes about safety, transportation, climate and communication.

Please make every effort to fill out this very important survey.  Each year, we analyze the results of the survey.  Your opinions count and we will thoughtfully and purposefully take your ideas to make our  school a better place for children.

Please Share Your Input

 

MOVIE NIGHT AND CAMP OUT

campingOur annual movie night and camp out is scheduled for Friday, May 18.  We hope you will join us for a fun evening. Please come for the movie, or, if you can, stay the night with the family. Bring your own food or buy from the PTA. Tent set up is @ 6:30 PM and the movie begins at dusk. All students must be accompanied by an adult. The GATES are LOCKED at 10:00 PM. and will not open again until 6:00 AM on Saturday. PTA will be sending out a call for volunteers for the event in the coming week!

Aladdin  JUNIOR

Mark your calendars now for this year’s Hedenkamp Theatrical Ensemble presentation of Aladdin Junior. You won’t want to miss it! There will be evening shows on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23. Both shows begin @ 6:30 p.m.  There will also be two shows on Thursday, May 24 for all Hedenkamp Students.  Ticket Sales begin for Ensemble families in the MPR on May 8.  Tickets for the entire Hedenkamp community will be on sale on May 16.  We can’t wait for Aladdin Jr.!

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

VerifiedOur annual proof of residency verification for returning students begins May 23rd.  Please ask your child for the flyer we sent home regarding Residency Verification. The bill you provide to verify residency must have a due date of May 23rd or later.  Our office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m on May 23rd to accept documents. The hours for the remainder of the residency verification period are listed on the flyer. The flyer is also posted on PeachJar! Also, please let our office staff know if you are not planning to return to Hedenkamp next year as soon as possible.  Please call our office at 397-5828 if you have any questions regarding the required information.

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We love our Huskies

We have amazing students, staff, and families at Hedenkamp! We are so lucky to have such fabulous Huskies! Please spend a few minutes reminding your child what it means to be a HUSKY so we can all finish the school year strong!

CAASPP TESTING Begins

Our students will begin CAASPP testing soon!  The schedule for each grade level is listed on the right side of the blog under important events.  Students will be tested in reading, writing, and math.  Fifth Grade will also be tested in Science on May 3 and May  10.  Students will need headphones for all CAASPP testing, if you can send them in with your child that would be great.  Please help ensure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school. Please encourage your children to do their very best! We know they are prepared to show all they know on these end of year tests!  If you would like more information about End of Year testing, please review the PowerPoint we shared at our meeting last week: End of Year Testing

LOCAL MEASURES TESTING IN GRADES K-2

Local Measures testing continues for our Kindergarten through Second Grade students.  All students will be tested in reading, writing, and math.  Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 7.26.22 PMStudents in Dual Immersion  will be tested on writing in Spanish during the week of April 30.  Please ensure your children get plenty of rest and enjoy a healthy breakfast before testing so they are able to do their very best on each assessment!

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

imgresMark your calendars now for a week of staff appreciation. I am sure all would agree that Hedenkamp has the very best staff around!  The fun begins Monday, May 7 and continues the entire week.  Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do!

Below is a suggested list of daily activities for the week to show appreciation for our school Staff. Participation is completely optional.

  • Monday, May 7: Merci! Shower your teacher and/or staff member with flowers.
  • Tuesday, May 8: Xiè Xiè! Write your teacher and/or staff member a note telling them how lucky we are to have them!
  • Wednesday, May 9: Takk! Bring a school supply item for your teacher and/or staff member thanking them for helping our kids be prepared.
  • Thursday, May 10:  Gracias! Help create a fruit basket by bringing a piece of fruit for your teacher and/or staff member.
  • Friday, May 11: Grazie! Bring sweet treats for your teacher and/or staff member.

CAMP HEDENKAMP CAMP OUT

Please join us for our annual free outdoor movie night and camp out onimages-1 imgres-1Friday, May 18. Please come for the movie, or, if you can, stay the night with the family. Bring your own food or buy from the PTA.  Tent set up is @ 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins @ dusk.

All students must be accompanied by an adult and the GATES are LOCKED at 10:00 p.m. and will  not open again until 6:00 a.m on Saturday.

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