Fall Break is Here!

Fall break is happening now! Our campus is closed from Monday, September 26 and continues through October 7.  Our office will open on October 10 and classes resumes on October 11, which is a minimum day. Dismissal is at 1:25 pm for TK/Kinder and 1:55 pm for 1st-6th grade.  We hope every enjoys the time off with family and friends.

Students can use all district online programs over break: i-Ready Math, Smarty Ants Reading (K-2nd grade), and Achieve3000 Reading (2nd-6th grade). Click here for the student sign on page. Also, make sure your child READS every day. Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to get better at reading! Have a wonderful break! We look forward to seeing our Huskies on October 11th!

Hedenkamp News

Our parent conferences and minimum day schedule continue this week! Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences are Monday, September 19 through September 23. TK/kindergarten dismissal is at 1:25 pm and 1st-6th grade dismissal is at 1:55 pm. It has been wonderful to see so many parents on campus conferencing with their child and teacher(s). Our partnership is essential to the success of your child and we appreciate the support! If you missed your conference or need to reschedule, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  This is the last week of the quarter and we have many fun days of learning this week, we look forward to seeing all our Huskies this week!

Book Fair This Week

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday!!! We’re excited for the literacy books available this week hosted by our PTA and staff. The book fair runs from 9/19 through 9/23. The hours of the book fair are 8:15-9:00 am and 1:30-4:00 pm on Monday-Thursday and Friday (9/23) from 8:15-9:00 am in our MPR room. Classes will have an opportunity to purchase when their classes visits during the school day throughout the week.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/hedenkampelementaryschool

Attendance Matters! Be here and on time!

School attendance is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. In fact, irregular attendance can be a better predictor of whether students will drop out of school before graduation than test scores, according to the US Department of Education.

The correlation between attendance and dropout rates has important ramifications that go beyond the classroom. For every day of school missed, it takes 3 days for children to try and catch up. Please ensure your child(ren) is at school, on time, every day! Please plan vacations, doctor and dentist appointments during school breaks.

Our school’s average daily attendance is 96 %, our goal is 98%-we can do it together! Help us reach our goal by having your child attend each day!

Check out this 47-second video on the Importance of School Attendance!

PTA Membership Drive

Our PTA Membership Drive continues this week! Help us reach our goal by joining PTA. For every additional 50 memberships, our students receive an incentive. We have already made it to 100 members and our Huskies will be able to participate in a Silly Sock Spirit Day on Monday, September 19th. Check out all the additional prizes our students can participate in when joining PTA.

PTA Membership Prizes for Students:

  • 100 Memberships: Silly Sock Day
  • 150 Memberships: Mrs. Williamson & Mrs. Rojo will sing a song on the loud speaker
  • 200 Memberships: Pajama Day
  • 250 Memberships: Free Homework Pass
  • 300 Membership: Popsicles
  • 350 Memberships: Pie Mrs. Williamson and Mrs. Rojo
  • 400 Memberships: Extra Recess

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Fall Break

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal at 1:25 pm for TK/kinder and 1:55 pm for 1st-6th grade.  We hope every enjoys the time with family and friends.

Students can use all district online programs over break: i-Ready Math, Smarty Ants Reading (K-2nd grade), and Achieve3000 Reading (2nd-6th grade). Click here for the student sign on page. If you need your child’s log on information, ask your teacher. Also, make sure your child READS every day. Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to get better at reading!

Gerardy Photos

Good news! Gerardy Photos has been having glitches with their new system and have extended the deadline to order fall pictures to Sept. 19th due to website issues.  Take advantage of the extended window!

Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

We are so excited to bring back our Scholastic Book Fair this week! Please read below for important information about the Book Fair this week!

We are still looking for volunteers to help at the Book Fair throughout the week, there is no amount of time too small to lend a helping hand. We appreciate all the support from our PTA and community to bring this opportunity to our families.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER AT OUR SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

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Husky Howl Planning Meeting Dates

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Apex Fun Facts

Husky Wear Sale This Friday!!

Hedenkamp News

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent Teacher Conferences begin this week on Thursday. Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. starting on Thursday, September 15 through Thursday, September 22. TK and kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:25 p.m. Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements. Your partnership is essential to every child’s success! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, we look forward to seeing you at your child’s conferences!

Grandparents Day

Calling all Grandparents and Great Grandparents!  Please join us on Monday, September 12 @ 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.  We hope to see you all there! More information on the day can be found here.

Patriot Spirit Day

Join us in recognition of September 11, Patriot Day, by wearing red, white, and blue on Monday, September 12. This is one of the spirit days selected by our Student Council in honor of those involved on this day in history. We will celebrate our pride for Patriot Day by wearing red, white, and blue.

SSC & ELAC Joint Meeting

We will host a joint School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, 14 at 3:45 pm in a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting option. We will ask for approval of our Single Plan for Student Achievement and our Comprehensive School Safety Plan. We will also have an opportunity for all families to provide input on both plans before any approval. All are welcome to attend! Please email Mrs. Williamson at erin.williamson@cvesd.org if you would like the link to join our meeting virtually. We hope you can join us!

Dismissal Traffic at Tabour Court

Traffic during arrival and dismissal requires everyone to have patience as we move through the pick-up and drop-off zones around campus. We are also very appreciative of the ability to have Tabour Drive as one of our zones. It is important to remember it is a neighborhood and traffic laws must be followed when utilizing this area. While waiting in line to pick up your child(ren), please do not block any driveways and allow all homeowners access to their own driveway. Additionally, the Tabour Court cul-de-sac is NOT a waiting zone for drop-off and pick-up. You must wait for your child in the drop-off and pick-up zone or in the line until reaching the designated school zone.

It is important we be courteous and safe during these times, patience in understanding the traffic patterns and wait time during before and after-school is greatly appreciated. Remember, our children watch our example, so please always be safe and respectful. Our goal is to always keep all Huskies safe!

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Every minute counts when students are at school. This year we are working on improving attendance for all our students. Let’s help all our Huskies build a habit of good attendance early to set them up for success as they move into middle school and high school. Review our Attendance Pro Tips provided:

  • Make sure students come to school well rested with a good night’s sleep.
  • Allow plenty of time to get ready, get out the door, and transition to school.
  • Have clothes and shoes ready and homework in the backpack the night before.
  • Call the school for each day of illness or injury.
  • Bring doctor notes to the school office the day after an appointment.
  • Respond to school messages about your student’s attendance.
  • Talk with the teacher and principal if your student has concerns about attending school.

Learn more about chronic absenteeism and truancy here

We receive frequent requests for early release of students. We ask that you try to schedule appointments after school when possible and remember that if your child is being pulled out of school early, their absence is unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.

PTA Membership Drive

Our PTA Membership Drive is underway please take a moment to join our PTA! Our goal is to have every parent join our PTA and support the variety of events and programs they contribute to all our Huskies. Memberships costs as little as $10, join today!

Yearbook Sales Begin

Order your yearbook today to get the early bird pricing on our yearbook!

Fall Break

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal of 1:25 pm for TK/Kinder and 1:55 pm for 1st-6th grade students.  We hope every takes time to enjoy family and the wonderful area will live.

Looking Ahead

In looking ahead, a few important dates to mark on your calendar:

  • September 19-September 23: Scholastic Book Fair
  • Fall Break: September 26-October 10
  • Office Closed: September 26-October 7
  • Students Return: October 11-Minimum Day
  • PTA General Association Meeting-October 20
  • CVESD 130 Year Celebration-October 20
  • Literacy Pumpkin Decorating Contest-October 24-October 28
  • Husky Howl: October 28

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Calling all Grandparents! Join us Monday!

Husky Howl Planning Meeting-Sept. 9

We are excited to announce that our Husky Howl will return this year! We will have our first planning meeting on Friday, September 9th at 2:00 pm in our MPR. If you are not able to join us for the meeting, we have provided a virtual option for your attendance. Everyone is ecstatic to have the Husky Howl return!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MEETING @ 2:00 PM

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Board and Brew Night-September 13