Hannalei Stingray Parent Connection
September 10, 2023
Save the date for our Stingray Family Campout, October 13! This is one of our favorite events of the year. Families come together and pitch their tents on the field and then participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, a flashlight scavenger hunt, a dance, and a movie.
Flyers for signing up will be sent home soon!
Join us for this community event and spend the night at school on the field!
Flyers will be sent home with students soon for sign-up.
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a proactive approach to behavior management in schools and other settings. PBIS emphasizes teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors rather than solely focusing on punishment for negative behaviors. It involves creating a supportive and structured environment, setting clear expectations, and providing rewards or incentives to encourage desired behaviors. The goal of PBIS is to improve overall behavior and create a more positive and productive atmosphere.
All of our students are learning "The Hannalei Way: We are Respectful, We are Kind and Caring, We are Responsible".
Parent Advisory Committees
School Site Council:
SSC is a committee of teachers, parents, students and school staff that works with the school principal to plan for the needs of the school. A major duty of the SSC is to develop and then annually update the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), a formal plan for the school to support students.
ELAC is a committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school Hannalei on English learner programs and services.
Community School Advisory Board
Our Community School Advisory Board leverages the expertise and resources of the broader community to deliver learning supports that meet student and family needs all with the ultimate goal of improved academic achievement. We need your help!
Parking Lot Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility
I want to emphasize the importance of driving safely in our school's parking lot. Our parking lot is a shared space where pedestrians and vehicles must coexist safely. Please drive slowly - no more than 5 MPH.
Be vigilant for pedestrians at all times. Avoid distractions like texting or phone calls while driving, and always yield the right of way to pedestrians.
In addition, PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR CAR IN THE DRIVE THROUGH PICK UP LANE. Please pull all the way forward. If you need to exit your car, please park in an appropriate parking stall. This will help the traffic flow smoothly.
Let's work together to ensure that our parking lot remains a safe environment for everyone. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Community Liaison Corner
As a Community Liaison, I am here to serve our families’ needs through a variety of means:
Coordinating Parent Workshops (parenting, health-related, on academic topics, tech workshops, financial literacy, Rosetta Stone, etc.)
Setting up Teacher-Parent meetings when needed
Providing information about resources for families
And much more!
My goal is to empower parents to become active participants in their children’s education, and to help families who need assistance accessing services and making connections with our school and community.
I am located in the Parent Center (Room 24) and I’m usually in the front gate of the school greeting parents and students during morning drop-off. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.
Family and Community Liaison
Facebook: Hannalei Liaison Lili Gonzalez
Every Friday morning at 8:00 AM we hold a Friday Flag assembly on the playground. Our student leaders discuss ways to demonstrate positive character in our Character Counts program. We also present reading awards and other general information is shared.
Parents may attend Friday Flag. Enter through the main office at 8:00 AM.
The safety of our staff and students is our first priority. We have been working on tightening up our security and would like to communicate the following:
1. There is only one entrance into school for general education students (Main Gate).
2. Gates open at 7:30AM. Breakfast will be available at 7:30AM each morning. Students must not be dropped off before 7:30 as they will be unsupervised.
3. Gates will be supervised at all times.
4. Only authorized individuals are able to check students out from the office early. Please make sure to bring your ID when picking up your student. If someone on the emergency contacts will be picking up your child during the school day, you must call and notify the office first.
Our students' safety is a top priority. We have noticed that several people have been disregarding our traffic and pick up/ drop off procedures. These rules are in place to keep your children safe. No rush is worth a child's life. Please do not speed in our parking lot, cut off cars, or cross anywhere outside of a designated crosswalk. It may seem much faster to wave your children across the lanes because you don't want to park and get out of your car or use the crosswalk, but it is not safe. Please set a good example for your children and all the other families trying to get thier children to and from school safely.
Main Parking Lot - Kindergarten-3rd grade
Kindergarten - park and use the blue crosswalks. Do not park in the pick up lane!
Grades 1-3 - use the drive through cage or park and pick up at gates. Use crosswalk.
No parking to pick up in this lot. There is no crosswalk or crossing guard.
Grades 4-5 - use the drive through pick-up lane. 4th and 5th grade students with siblings should pick up their younger sibling and go to this lot
Be alert and kind in the parking lot. Drive slowly. The speed limit is 5 mph.
The office will be open to assist families from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help in any way we can.
Registration/Health/Attendance Concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/General Information: email@example.com
Our Preschool has Openings!
Educational Enrichment Systems (EES) partners with VUSD to provide high-quality, part-day preschool at Hannalei Elementary School.
- 3:1 Student to Teacher ratio (3 months - 18 months)
- 4:1 Student to Teacher ratio (18 months - 3 years)
- 8:1 Student to Teacher ratio (3-5 years)
- Free for families that qualify
- Health meals and snacks included
- Tuition assistance available
- Bilingual staff
If you are interested in enrolling your child or would like some more information, please call (760) 639-4175
Support Hannalei PTA
Hannalei PTA is motivated to provide improved experiences for all of our students! PTA is a partnership between parents, teachers, and staff.
Support PTA by becoming a member today through the easy online link below:
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Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Learners
Fruit and salad bar is also available. For menus, please visit: https://wavecrestcafe.com/
TK and Kindergarten Registration
Did you know 4 year olds can be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten?
Transitional Kindergarten: Your child may start when they are 4 years old if they turn 5 by April 2, 2024. If they turn 5 after April 2, 2024, they can start TK on the day they turn 5.
Kindergarten: Your child must turn 5 by September 1, 2023 to enroll in Kindergarten.
The first step of registration can be completed online on our website starting March 1.