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ENSEMBLE Winter Show

Our Ensemble will have one more all day rehearsal (9 AM to 3 PM) on Monday, 12/17.  Ensemble students should report to their classrooms first at 8:45 AM and will be dismissed from their classrooms at 3:15 PM.  Please remember to bring a sack lunch to school with you for the all day rehearsal. You won’t want to miss our winter show, Holiday Road Trip! Tickets for our Winter Show will go on sale Wednesday, 12/12 at 8:15 am for our entire community! The performances will be held on Tuesday, 12/18 and Wednesday, 12/19 at 6:30 pm in our MPR.  Hope to see you there!

Tis’ the Season for CANDY CANE GRAMS!

Our annual sixth grade fundraiser is scheduled to begin on Monday,  December 10th.  Our sixth grade students will be selling candy cane grams through December 20th.  Students, staff, and parents may purchase candy cane grams for their friends and families during lunch time.  Candy Cane Grams are 75  cents each or two for a dollar.  All monies raised will be used for 6th grade end-of-the-year activities!

Soccer TRYOUTS

 We will hold tryouts for our soccer teams this week.   Tryouts for the Girls’ team will be held on Monday from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm.   Tryouts for the Coed team will be held on Wednesday from 3:20 pm to 4:30 pm. Tryouts for the Boys’ team will be held on Friday from 2:05 pm to 3:15 pm.  Students in grades 4-6 are eligible to tryout. Students should bring a permission slip, water, ball,  shin guards, and cleats to tryouts.

Lost and Found

imgresAs the second quarter comes to a close, please be sure to stop by the lost and found to identify any of your child’s belongings. We will be donating all unclaimed  items on Friday, December 21st.

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

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HUSKY HUDDLE

husky1Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, December 3rd  at 8:45 am. Please wear Husky Wear or our school colors of red and blue on Monday. We look forward to seeing you all at the Husky Huddle on Monday!

ENSEMBLE

Our Ensemble will have all day rehearsals (9 AM to 3 PM) on Tuesday, 12/4 and Monday, 12/17.  Ensemble students should report to their classrooms first at 8:45 AM and will be dismissed from their classrooms at 3:15 PM.  Please remember to bring a sack lunch to school with you for the all day rehearsals. Also, tickets for our Winter Show will go on sale Wednesday, 12/5  at 7:30 am for our Ensemble families.

PTA Fundraiser

We hope to see you all on Wednesday evening at Souplantation! Please support our PTA!

Hour of Code

We live in a world surrounded by technology.  We know whatever field our children choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works.  Because of this, we are encouraging our students to participate in the largest learning event in history: hour-of-code-logoThe Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3-9).  If you would like to give coding a try with you child, please visit Code.org.  You and your child can check out the Minecraft, Star Wars, Dance Party and Frozen coding activities! Enjoy!

Basketball Tryouts

448650-basketball__mario_sports_mix_ We will hold tryouts for Boys’ Basketball team this week.  ,   Tryouts will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week after school.  Boys in grades 4-6 are eligible to tryout. Students should bring a permission slip, water, and tennis shoes to tryouts.

ELAC MEETING

7026347Our monthly ELAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th at 8:15 am in the MPR.  The main topic of our meeting will be how to support your child with math at home.  We encourage all parents of  Language Learners to attend. Please join us!

MILITARY CARE PACKAGES

We are also collecting items to add to care packages that we will be sending to deployed service members throughout the school year.  We will be collecting items in the office until December 7.Please refer to the list of items below if you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your support.

Care Package Donation List

Safety First

Given our new traffic patterns at Hedenkamp, we would like to recruit parents to volunteer during drop off and pick up times.  We would love to have volunteers to help in our drop off and pick up zones.   If you would like to volunteer for our safety team, please let us know.   You may stop by the office to let us know or you can email me. (gina,mazeau@cvesd.org)

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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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ThanksGiving Break

Our Thanksgiving break begins tomorrow, November 19 and continues through November 23.  Students and Staff will return on Monday, November 26.  We hope you all enjoy a restful and joyous week with your family and friends!

We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for our entire Hedenkamp community! Our students are kind, hard working, respectful, and understanding.  Each student in his or her unique way contributes to what makes Hedenkamp an amazing place to be! Thank you for sharing your children with us. We are so  fortunate to be part of their academic and social journey!  Our staff is the best around! We are so grateful for their commitment to our students. Their passion for bringing the best in each of our students is inspiring!  Our parents devote time, talent and resources to supporting our work with our students! Whether it is through volunteering at school events, donating items and funds to events at  school or serving on our PTA, ELAC, SSC, or Ensemble boosters! We appreciate your partnership! We love our Husky Family! We are so grateful for all of you!

Calling All Photographers!

If you have pictures of any school events like field trips, dances, Husky Howl, Red Ribbon Week, etc. for the 2018-2019 school year that you think might be good for the yearbook, please email it to historian@huskiespta.com. Please include your child’s or children’s name, grade, and their teacher’s name. You just might see it in the yearbook!

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

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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 will be reduced to one lane in each direction in front of Hedenkamp early this week.  We expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately three months.  The new traffic pattern will increase congestion in the area near our school.  In order to help alleviate some of the delays we will implement new traffic and drop off procedures and will also adjust our bus schedule slightly. The new procedures will begin on Tuesday, November 13.  Parents and staff will only be able to enter and exit the school via Brashear Place. The Kindergarten loop on East Palomar will be closed and used for staff parking only. Traffic will flow 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 will be extended through the bus loop. No students will be 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 will 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 they will no longer wait near the flag pole.  They will wait in the area near the bus loop.
To mitigate risks, our school buses will 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 will stage in the neighborhood to the west of Hedenkamp Elementary and wait for the all clear from the school. We will be providing a 15-minute window for afternoon drop off as each day’s traffic flow will vary.
Temporary Construction Bus Schedule (Begins Tuesday, November 13th)
  • 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 will 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 will 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.

VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY

Monday, November 12th is Veterans Day.  School will be closed on that day.veteransday

Thank you

Last week was an exciting week at Hedenkamp!  We appreciate all our families for joining us for our Mathsquerade, Give Thanks to Reading, and our Book Fair!  We had so much fun with all of you!  We also want to thank our parent volunteers, safety patrol, student council, and teachers for helping to ensure all the events were great successes!

Sixth Grade Parent Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, November 14th, in the library, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for a parent meeting. We will be discussing specifics related to the following:

  • How to be “in-the-know” as a 6th Grade parent
  • Camp
  • End-of-the-Year Traditions
  • Promotion
  • Fundraising & Volunteers

This meeting is meant for our 6th Grade parents/guardians (Students do not need to attend). We hope to see all of you next week!

HOLIDAY CANNED FOOD DRIVE AND TOY DRIVE

images-1The Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect canned food and new unwrapped toys. Please drop off new toys, canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 5 and November 16  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution.

Military Care Packages

We are also collecting items to add to care packages that we will be sending to deployed service members throughout the school year.  We will be collecting items in the office until December 7.Please refer to the list of items below if you would like to donate. Thank you in advance for your support.

Care Package Donation List

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

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FEDERAL SURVEY

B2_DOE_FederalSurvey-300x134Last week, every student  received a yellow Federal Survey Card.  Please complete the yellow form as soon as possible and return to your child’s teacher.  The survey helps all schools qualify for Federal Impact Aid. We greatly appreciate your participation in filling out this important survey.

Husky Huddle

husky1Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, November 5th at 8:45 am. Please wear Husky Wear or our school colors of red and blue on Monday. We look forward to seeing you all at the Husky Huddle on Monday!

 

The Book Fair is Here!

Please come discover the magical books available at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair from November 5th to the 8th. Please sign up to volunteer here.

The book fair hours are:

  • Monday, November 5th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 6th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 7th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 8th from 8:00am to 9:00am

These events cannot happen without the help of our volunteers. Please understand that without a full roster of help, the times listed above are subject to change and/or canceled.

FAMILY MATH NIGHT

We are looking forward to out Mathsquerade Family Math Night on November 7th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of mathematics! The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the MPR and library.  We hope to see you all there!

GIVE THANKS TO READING

imagesPlease join us on Thursday, November 8 @ 8:00 a.m. for our annual Give Thanks to Reading.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat with your children and show your support of Reading. It will also be the last day to take advantage of the book fair!  When we model and value reading our children will do the same.  See you in the MPR on November 8 @ 8:00 a.m.

Veterans Day Holiday

Monday, November 12th is Veterans Day.  School will be closed on that day. veteransday

 

SANDAG CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

As you know, SanDag construction is taking place on East Palomar.  We wanted to let you know in advance that construction will begin in the center median in front of Hedenkamp on or around November 13th.  When construction begins on the center median area near Hedenkamp, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.   Again, we expect this new traffic pattern will begin around November 13th.  We are working closely with our district transportation and safety teams to develop a plan to help ensure student safety and maximize traffic flow as best as possible.  We will continue to update you as soon as we have additional information.

HOLIDAY Canned FOOD DRIVE and TOY DRIVE

images-1The Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect canned food and new unwrapped toys. Please drop off new toys, canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 5 and November 16  in our MPR and Office.  All the food and toys will be donated to the Welfare council for later distribution.

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

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RED RIBBON WEEK

imagesWe had a great Red Ribbon Week at Hedenkamp. We appreciate Mr. Camarena taking time out of his busy schedule to present for our students.   Thank you so much to Mrs. Camarena for her dedication and commitment to our students.  Each year, she makes a difference to the Hedenkamp Community by raising our awareness and understanding of Red Ribbon Week.images

Our students are to be commended for their awareness and understanding of the danger of illegal drugs.  They did a fabulous job creating classroom door decorations with their commitment to stay drug free.  Students will vote on their favorite door decorations this week!

MORNING PROCEDURES AT HEDENKAMP

nike-running-shoes-clipart-clipart-panda-free-clipart-images-XrPF7s-clipartAs you know, our school day begins at 8:45 a.m.  We have many students that arrive very early at Hedenkamp.  We do not have supervision available until 8:00 a.m. Students should not be dropped off before that time.   Beginning at 8:00 a.m., students may eat breakfast, work in the library, or participate in the Husky Hustle!  Those three options are the only available activities prior to 8:40 when students may line up for class.  If your child does not want to eat breakfast, visit the library, or walk or run in the Husky Hustle, they should not be on campus early.  All students on campus between 8:00 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. will  need to participate in one of the three activities mentioned.  Parents are welcome to walk or run with their child in the morning or to help with the Husky Hustle.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these procedures.

COACHES NEEDED

We are looking forward to watching our Huskies play soccer and basketball against other schools soon! We need your help though!  If you would like to coach or assist with coaching, please let Mr. DeVore or Mrs. Mazeau know as soon as possible.  We would like to have teams for both boys and girls.  We hope you will consider volunteering your time to coach a team for our Huskies!

FAMILY MATH NIGHT

We are looking forward to Family Math Night on November 7th.  All families are invited to join us for a fun evening of mathematics! The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Please check out the flyer on PeachJar. We hope to see you all there!

Book Fair

Mark your calendars!! Come to discover the magical books available at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair from November 5th to the 8th. Please sign up to volunteer here. 

The book fair hours are:

  • Monday, November 5th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 6th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 7th from 8:00am to 9:00am, 11:15am to 1:15pm, and 2:45pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 8th from 8:00am to 9:00am

These events cannot happen without the help of our volunteers. Please understand that without a full roster of help, the times listed above are subject to change and/or canceled.

GIVE THANKS TO READING

imagesPlease join us on Thursday, November 8th @ 8:00 a.m. for our annual Give Thanks to Reading.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat with your children and show your support of Reading. It will also be the last day to take advantage of the book fair!  When we model and value reading our children will do the same.  See you in the MPR on November 8 @ 8:00 a.m.

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

images-1Beginning November 1, the Chula Vista Welfare Council, the Chula Vista Elementary School District and the Chula Vista Police Action League will all be working together to collect canned food. Please drop off canned foods, pasta, and rice between November 1 and November 16 in our MPR.  All the food will be donated to the Welfare council for distribution to needy families in Chula Vista.

SANDAG CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

As you know, SanDag construction is taking place on East Palomar.  We wanted to let you know in advance that construction will begin in the center median in front of Hedenkamp on or around November 5th.  When construction begins on the center median area near Hedenkamp, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  We recently heard some good news that left turns will be permitted on Brashear during the construction period.  Again, we expect this new traffic pattern will begin around November 1st.  We are working closely with our district transportation and safety teams to develop a plan to help ensure student safety and maximize traffic flow as best as possible.  We will continue to update you as soon as we have additional information.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST IS A STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT DAY! PLEASE WEAR ORANGE AND BLACK TO SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!

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