Hedenkamp News

WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR HUSKIES

images-1We have the best students, staff, and families at Hedenkamp! Thank you all for making Hedenkamp such a wonderful place to be.  We are also appreciative of all our families that donated canned goods. We were amazed by the amount we collected, your generosity will make a difference for families in need this holiday season.  We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and look forward to seeing you all back at school tomorrow, November 26,  for a full day of learning!

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

toy-drive-psa1The Chula Vista Police Activities League (CV PAL) was organized in 1992 to create and provide activities for all youth in our community. CV PAL especially targets less fortunate and “at risk” youth. CV PAL is a community based non-profit organization operated from the Chula Vista Police Department. During the holidays, CV PAL partners with the Chula Vista Welfare Council and the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the annual toy drive. CV PAL delivers toys and food to approximately 300 families and 900 children. Each family is  provided a box of food, a gift card for groceries, and a toy for each child. We are collecting toys at Hedenkamp for this worthy cause until November 30th!

Your Photos are Needed!!

Do you have any pictures of any school events that you would like to see in the yearbook?  Please email them to historian@huskiespta.com.  Please include the child/children’s name, grade and their teacher’s name.  You just might see it in the yearbook!

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN REMINDERS

Thank you for your patience and understanding with our new traffic pattern. As you know, SanDag construction is continuing along East Palomar.  As we have been sharing on our blog for the past month, traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction in front of Hedenkamp.  We expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately three months.  The new traffic pattern has inctrased congestion in the area near our school.  In order to help alleviate some of the delays we have implemented a new traffic pattern for pick up and drop off  and  have also adjusted our bus schedule slightly. Parents and staff should only enter and exit the school via Brashear Place. The Kindergarten loop on East Palomar is closed and used for staff parking only. Traffic flows in a single file line into the parking lot, through the loading zone, around the bus loop, and back onto Brashear Place to exit. The loading zone has been extended through the bus loop. No students are allowed to load/unload along East Palomar Street. Please know you will be ticketed if you attempt to drop off or pick up on East Palomar.  We also have an “Express Lane” that parents can utilize once their student(s) are unloaded/loaded. Parents may also utilize cul-de-sacs directly east and west of the school for loading and unloading purposes.  If you will pick up your child in the main drop off and pick up area all students will wait in the area near the bus loop.
To mitigate risks, our school buses arrive at Hedenkamp Elementary earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon, avoiding parent traffic in the bus loop. In the afternoon the buses stage in the neighborhood to the west of Hedenkamp Elementary and wait for the all clear from the school. We are providing a 15-minute window for afternoon drop off as each day’s traffic flow will vary.
Temporary Construction Bus Schedule:
  • Santa Rita West & Montera Street (Wisteria Park)
    • Pick Up ~ 8:05 AM
    • Drop Off (M-TH) ~ 3:50 PM  – 4:05 PM (ETA for Regular Days)
    • Drop Off (F) ~ 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM (ETA for Minimum Days)
We have additional supervision for our bus riders before and after school given our adjusted bus schedule.
We ask everyone to have extra patience and drive cautiously.  Please allow for extra time.  Student Safety is a priority. We have additional cones in place in the loading and unloading area, we ask that all drivers stay within the cones so we are able to keep everyone safe.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Please check out the learning and fun we had at Hedenkamp the week before the Thanksgiving break!

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