THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING READING WITH US
What a wonderful day we had celebrating reading on Friday! Thank you to all our families
for joining us! We also appreciate all the staff, student council, and volunteers that made sure the event was enjoyable for all! Special thanks to Mrs. Camarena and her dedicated committee for their planning and organization of the event. We all had a great time! Please enjoy the brief slideshow we created with pictures from the event: RAA 2019
Our next Husky Huddle is scheduled for Monday, March 4th at 8:45 am on our blacktop. Please wear Husky Wear or our school colors of red and blue for our Husky Huddle! We encourage you all to join us on Monday morning!
Please join us for Family STEM Night
We will hold a Family STEM Night on Wednesday, March 6 at 4:30 pm. The event will be a fun evening of hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math . We hope you will be able to join us for a fun family evening. Please let us know if you will be joining us for the fun filled evening by clicking on the following link: STEM Night
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences begin Thursday, March 14 and end Thursday, March 22. Please make every effort to attend the scheduled conference to discuss your child’s progress. Our teachers and students will share very important information and you will have an opportunity to ask questions about your child’s progress this school year.
Please remember that all 1st-6th grade students are dismissed at 1:55 p.m. throughout the conference schedule. Kindergarten students will all attend from 8:45 am to 1:25 p.m each day from March 14 through March 22. Also, Ensemble will rehearse from 2 – 4 on the 14th and 21st. Please make appropriate transportation arrangements during our modified schedule.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC REMINDERS
We want to remind everyone of the importance of safety during pick up and drop off at Hedenkamp. Please continue to drive slowly and be mindful in the school zone and our parking lot. Please arrive early if you would like to park in the lot. Because parking is limited, we recommend that you take advantage of our drop off and pick up zones. There are currently two main areas. They are: main parking lot and Tabor Court. If you arrive between 8:25 and 8:35 and use one of the drop off areas, drop off is quick and easy. Please encourage your students to wait in one of the two areas after school to be picked up as well. The line moves quickly and most, if not all students are safely picked up by 3:40 p.m. Both Mr. DeVore and Mrs. Mazeau will continue to monitor the drop off and pick up areas.
To help facilitate the process, we ask all vehicles to continue to move forward in the drop off and pick up areas. This allows more vehicles into the area, expediting the drop off and pick up. Cars should never park in any of the drop off pick up zones or in the red areas. Our wonderful safety patrol will share reminders with all of you, please be respectful and follow their instructions. We thank everyone in advance for your patience and cooperation.
There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30 PM in the Hedenkamp Library. We will be voting on the PTA board as well as discuss upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you there.
BOGO Book Fair
One of our favorite events of the year, the “Buy One Get One” Free Annual Book Fair is upon us from March 11th to the 15th in the Hedenkamp MPR. There are many ways for your student to get involved including a coloring contest and donating to All For Books. We want to keep kids interested, engaged, and READING!
This year, teacher’s will have an opportunity to create classroom wish lists which is a great way to support your child’s classroom. Our school gets back 55% of each purchase, and we use the proceeds to help provide supplies for the kids.
As you know, we cannot do these events without the help and support of parents and grandparents like you! Please take a moment to review our volunteer sign up. We make it as fun, and painless as possible! There are also opportunities for high school students to earn community service hours.
We are excited to announce this new way to pay for your child’s favorite books this year! E-wallet is a digital way to pay that eliminates the need for cash. Set a monetary limit for your child hooked up to your debit\credit card (extended family can send money too!) And when the fair ends, any remaining money will be released back to you! Take advantage of this cool new tool by visiting the book fair home page. See attached.
2018 – 2019 Yearbooks will be available for purchase on our webstore beginning February 10th to March 15th.
Yearbooks cost $35 and a personalized version is available for $40. They will be delivered at the end of the year. A limited amount of yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the year for $50.
They will only be available through the website and there are no refunds.
If you have pictures of any school events like field trips, dances, Husky Howl, etc. for the 2018-2019 school year that you think might be good for the yearbook, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!