Bulldog Bulletin

Elementary School- December 1st, 2021

A note from your Principal

Dear HCS Families,

Thank you for your support as we continue into the winter months this school year. Our students and staff continue to shine each day as evident in their conversations, written work and daily interactions. I must give a HUGE thank you to our school librarian, Janelle Deal, and all of our parent and community volunteers for their hard work and dedication in putting together our Book Fair. Students and their families had a wonderful time shopping this year! Thank you to the many families who made purchases to support our program.

As we head into the holiday season, it is necessary to outline a process for what it will look like should we find ourselves having to pivot, temporarily, to remote instruction. Please note that I do not have any reason to believe this will be the case, but I do want to plant the seed in the event that it does occur.

If HCS has to adjust to remote instruction, we will communicate with the community as soon as possible. I anticipate that there may be a need to have one day to transition, when families will have staggered access to the building to gather materials. At the UPK-5 level, all teachers are utilizing Google Classroom, which should allow for a swift transition. Teachers are having students practice logging onto their devices, so that in the event of a closure students are familiar with what to do from home. Students can expect assignments from special area teachers as well.

Our tech department is working on renewing our hotspots so that we can offer these to families who have connectivity issues. Again, this is an unlikely event, but we certainly want to be prepared!

I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season spending time with family and friends. Be safe and be well!

Thank you Honeoye Families,

Natalie Pfluke

2021 Book Fair!

Time to Celebrate!

We are happy to share our upcoming Elementary Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 7pm in the auditorium! Our performance features 4th Grade Chorus, 5th Grade Chorus, 5th Grade Band and the happy return of 3rd Grade Chorus this year!

*Please note that masks are required for audience members throughout the duration of the performance.

Coming Soon!

HCS is proud of work we are doing surrounding student attendance and will be sharing information about our new attendance protocols and interventions in an upcoming communication.

Subs Wanted!

Are you or someone you know looking to add a little fun to your day? Then we need you! The district is looking for qualified substitutes in the following areas: substitute teachers, teacher assistants, and lunch monitors. If you are interested, please check out the links below:

Substitute Teacher and TA's Application

Civil Service Application- For Substitute Lunch Monitor Position

Substitute Posting

Keeping up with reading at home-

November may have been Family Literacy Month, but sharing great reading and writing at home is ongoing! We are asking families to send in pictures of you engaging with your children in reading or writing together. We are also asking for book reviews and book recommendations to add to our January newsletter- and storytelling is literacy too! December is a great time to tell detailed family holiday stories, and share old and new traditions with your children.

For more information, please contact our Literacy Coach, Mrs. Farrell, at alfarrell@honeoye.org


Rotary book distribution will be on December 8th and 9th this month! Students will be bringing home TWO books for the months of November and December.

Thank you Rotary!

Partnering with PTA

Have a Happy Holiday season from the Honeoye PTA! Watch for new and upcoming community meetings in the new year, the 3rd Wednesday of each month! Don’t forget to join the PTA as a member, to help support our families, teachers and students!

Thank you!

Click Here to join

Basketball Skills & Drills for Grades K-2

Our Honeoye Varsity Basketball coaches Tracy Belanger & Robb Delisanti are hosting Basketball Skills and Drills for boys & girls in Grades K-2 for no cost on the following Saturday mornings in the Elementary Gymnasium:

December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5

GIRLS will meet from 8:30-10:00 am, and BOYS will meet from 10:00-11:30 am. Parents can enter using the Auditorium entrance.

Important Dates

12/4- 37th Children's Holiday Bazaar; 9:30-12:00 in the cafeteria- sponsored by the Honeoye Public Library

12/7- Holiday Music Concert; 7:00pm in the Auditorium

12/20- Wear Winter White

12/21- Ugly Sweater Day

12/22- Wear Bulldog Pride

12/23-12/31- Winter Break; No School

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