Hathaway School Community News

June 2022

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Principal's Message

Hathaway Community,

June brings us to the end of this very challenging school year. As a community of learners we have faced many challenges inside and outside of school. The staff and I want to thank you for your continued support of Hathaway and the great job you have been doing to nurture our students at home!

Exciting news! Hathaway Community, students and staff will be hosting an Art Walk Wednesday evening, June 8th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Come check out some of the awesome art and information students have been producing this spring!

Please take a few moments to read our entire newsletter. This issue contains important information about the end of the school year and some of the chores we have to finish up


Reminder that every Wednesday of the year is an early release day. Kindergarteners dismiss at 11:26 am grades First - Fifth dismiss at 1:02 pm.


Tuesday, June 1: ALL Kindergarteners will begin to dismiss daily at 11:26 am. for the remainder of the year.


Even though the end of the school year is almost here we still have a lot to learn! Please continue to support our students by:

  • Encouraging you child to read every night. 20 to 30 minutes reading everyday will help make a big difference in their learning lives.
  • Encourage your child to count, add, subtract multiply and divide. Encourage them to solve math problems and see how math is a part of our daily lives at work and at home.


Please note the changes in our daily schedule for the last month of school. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress or need any support at school or home, please stop by, call, email or text us! If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217


Mr. Beneke - Principal

Important Dates

  • 06/01- 06/10: - CAASPP Assessments (Students grades 3-5)
  • 06/03: - Trimester 3 - Minimum Day. Kindergarten dismiss at 11:26 am.

    Grades 1-3 dismiss at 12:50pm. Grades 4-5 dismiss at 1:00pm.

  • 06/08: - Art Walk - Hathaway open house 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

  • 06/10: - Second Grade turns in iPad and chargers.

  • 06/10: - HEA Day, Minimum Day. Kindergarten dismiss at 11:26 am. Grades 1 - 5 Dismiss at 2:15 pm.
  • 06/16: - Kinder End of Year Celebration (outdoor stage)
  • 06/17: - Last Day of School - Minimum Day - All students exit at 11:05 am.
  • 07/05 - 08/01: - Summer School
  • 08/25: - First Day of School for the 2022 - 2023 School year

June 3 and June 10 : Minimum Day Fridays

Trimester Day, Friday, June 3

Kindergarten will dismiss at 11:26 am.

Grades 1-3 will dismiss at 12:50pm.

Grades 4-5 will dismiss at 1:00pm.


HEA Day for Teachers, Friday, June 10

Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:26 am.

Grades 1-5 will dismiss at 2:15pm.

ART WALK - Come join us!

Hathaway Community, students and staff will be hosting an Art Walk Wednesday evening, June 8th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Come check out some of the awesome art and writing students have been producing this spring!

Last week of school schedule

Schedule for the last week of school:

Friday, June 10: Second Grade turns in iPad and chargers.

Monday, June 13: Regular schedule.

Tuesday, June 14: Regular schedule.

Wednesday, June 15: Regular schedule.

Thursday, June 16: Regular schedule.

Friday, June 17: Minimum Day - All students exit at 11:05 am.

Technology Collection Second Grade Only!

Technology collection second grade only! Friday, June 10. Please help Hathaway collect our technology before you leave for summer

Student Devices: iPads, Hotspots & chargers


Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will keep their devices over the summer. Learning applications will continue to be available to students during summer.


Second graders, will be switching from iPads to Chromebooks in third grade. Those who are participating in summer school will receive a new Chromebook on the first day of summer school. The rest will be issued a new Chromebook in fall.


Thank you in advance for your support!

State Testing – Spring 2022

Each spring, students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).


This year, your child will take the following test(s) between May 16th - June 10th:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in science (grades 5&8 only)


The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what students know and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

Important Message for 5th Grade Parents

Parents of 5th grade students,

Your student does not have to register for 6th grade. If your child is in 5th grade their registration information will automatically be transferred to Blackstock Jr. High School.

You will receive a packet in the mail in August containing important information about orientation, daily schedules and other events.

If you do not plan on having your student attend Blackstock Jr. High School please let us know.

If you have any questions please call: 805-488-2217

Thank you!

After School Program 2022-2023!

Hathaway after-school ASES enrollment for the 22-23 school year is happening now! Next fall we will have many new and exciting changes! ASES is Monday through Friday after school. Please stop by the office to pick up an ASES enrollment packet. Lets get ready for a great new year of learning!
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TK AND KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

Its that time of year again! Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten 2022-23 enrollment is now open!

Students who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd may enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Students who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Kindergarten.

TK is offered at Bard, Haycox, Hueneme, Larsen, and Williams Schools.

Enroll for both TK and Kindergarten at Hathaway. If TK is not offered at Hathaway office staff will assist in enrolling your child in one of the TK classes at another school site. Based on enrollment, TK classes may be added to additional school sites like Hathaway. To see a TK and kindergarten classroom in action, please watch this short video:

English Video

Spanish Video

Further enrollment details can be found here: https://www.hueneme.org/page/registration


Registration Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hathaway Happenings

Ray D. Prueter Library ready to support students!

The Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme is open and ready to support our students!

The library is open Monday through Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 5pm, and closed Sunday.

The Rosenbluth Family Homework Center at the library is open Monday through Thursday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

The Homework Center provides free homework assistance in addition to internet access and free color printing for school projects.

The Ray D. Prueter Library is located at 510 Park Avenue in Port Hueneme.

The library hope to see you soon!

Informational PDF HERE

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Summer Reading Challenge

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Ray D Prueter Library is launching its “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” summer reading challenge on May 15, 2022. Over the summer, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading.

Themed events include bi-weekly STEAM Kits and challenges, participation in the library’s online reading and activity log (register at vencolibrary.beanstack.org), themed Storytimes, and a closing party hosted by Kona Ice. This year Ventura County Library is giving away 13 Nintendo Switch Grand Prizes as well as smaller STEAM prizes, including musical instruments, throughout the summer. In addition, once a child has logged 500 minutes, they may visit their local branch to choose a free new book to add to their home libraries.

There’s so much to see, so much to do at the library! It is one of the best places to take kids, especially during the summer months when children are out of school. The library is a place to learn, read, and have fun…a place the entire family can enjoy. The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to improvements in reading achievement. Many studies show that access to books and other reading materials is directly related to higher reading achievement.

Registration continues through August 14, 2022. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please check out the library’s website at vencolibrary.org. We hope you will share the attached letters and flyer with your school communities.

Summer Art Adventure Camp!

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Please Report Your Absences

If your child will be absent, please call the school and report the absence to our front

office: 805-488-2217 Please bring any doctor's notes or necessary documentation to

excuse and absence to the school office or email it to Veronica Hernandez

( vhernandez@hueneme.org )

Counselor's Corner Mr. Bravo

Please let us know if you or your student needs any support.

School Counselor: Clemente Bravo

805-488-2217 Extension: 1889 Email: cbravo@hueneme.org

To access the full resources of HESD Counseling Corner students and families click here: https://sites.google.com/hueneme.org/hueneme-school-counselors/home

You can also find additional support here: https://covid19k12counseling.org/.

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Safety First

Hathaway Community, one of the most important goals at Hathaway is for us to work together to keep all students, staff and educational partners safe as we enter and exit campus.

Please remember:

  • During morning drop-of and afternoon pick up, please do not park in red zones or double park on Dollie street in front of the school.

  • Parking lots are for district staff and individuals who need accessible parking only.

  • Please remember to use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking to campus.

  • Please be respectful to staff as we work together to enforce safety for all.


Thank you in advance for your help making Hathaway a safe and excellent school!

Make The Most Out Of Every Day at School!

Start the day off right!

Hathaway community, please ensure that our students arrive to campus no later than 8 am. Arriving on time allows students time to walk to their line and be ready to be picked up by their teacher. Students should be in their seats by 8:05 am. Students arriving after 8:05 are marked marked tardy.

June Lunch Menu

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For detailed information about the 2021-2022 School year click below ↓

🕗 Hathaway 2021-2022 Bell Schedules 🕝

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Every Wednesday is an early dismissal day!

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Contact Us: 📬📞💻

Julien Hathaway Elementary School - 805-488-2217


Office Manager: Veronica Hernandez, vhernandez@hueneme.org


School Counselor, Clemente Bravo, cbravo@hueneme.org


Principal, Thomas Beneke, tbeneke@hueneme.org


Need to contact your teacher?

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher during during school hours
  • Seesaw or Google Classroom
  • Call your teacher: 805-488-2217 +classroom extension