Hathaway School Community News

May Update

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Principal's Message

Hathaway Community,

May is an exciting month with many activities happening at school and in our community. In school students at all grade levels will be taking assessments to help us know how much they have learned this year but also to understand more about how the pandemic may have impacted their academic progress. Hathaway Teachers will also be hosting Spring Parent Conferences for educational partners before students move onto the next grade level. Please read below for more information.

Outside of school, Oxnard College is hosting a Family Festival on Sunday, May 1, There are also important holidays like Mother's Day, celebrated in the US on Sunday, May 8th and celebrated on Tuesday, May 10th in many other places around the world. Another important National holiday which is spent remembering those that have given their lives for our country, Memorial Day, will be recognized on Monday, May 30th. There will be no school that day in honor of the fallen heroes. Please read below for more information about all these events and more!

Reminder, Hathaway community, we need your help! Please take a few moments to complete our Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey below. Your participation is important to us! Thank you in advance for your support!

Please check the calendar below. Please take a few minutes to read and review about all of our important upcoming events.

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

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

  • 05/06: - Progress Notices
  • 05/09 - 05/13: Spring Parent Conferences - Minimum days ALL week
  • 05/16 - 06/10: CAASPP Assessments (Students grades 3-5)
  • 05/30: - Memorial Day - No school
  • 06/03: - Trimester 3 - Minimum Day
  • 06/10: - Shortened Day Grades 1 - 5 Dismiss at 2:15 pm.
  • 06/17: - Last Day of School - Minimum day

Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey

We need your help! Please take a few moments to complete our Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey. The LCAP Survey is an important tool for our district to set goals, plan actions, and resources to meet our goals to improve student outcomes. Your participation is important to us! Thank you in advance for your support!


English https://forms.gle/6WMDjFSm37HzBY3G7

Spanish https://forms.gle/kE2JESAmk2CUqgxJ7

Spring Parent Conferences are here!

Monday, May 9th - Friday May 13th

Teachers will contact parents or guardians of students who are in need of a conference.

Parent Conference Schedule:

Minimum days all week!

Kindergarten - 8:05 - 11:26

Grades 1, 2, 3 - 8:05 - 1:20

Grades 4 and 5 - 8:05 - 1:40

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.


To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.


You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which
can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

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!

HESD Summer School 2022

Hathaway Community, Summer school enrollment forms are available in the office for Summer the school program at Williams School for grade K-5 students and at Blackstock for incoming grade 6 students. Parents may pick up Interest Forms from the school office. Deadline to apply is May 9. Thank you!
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ASES has Space!

Hathaway's FREE after school program, After School Education and Safety, ASES, has space for your student! Applications for the FREE After School Program are available in the school office.


Program Hours: Dismissal from regular day until 6:00 p.m. every day school is in session


  • Character Counts Pillars (Respect, Caring, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Responsibility and Fairness)

  • To complete homework accurately and neatly with assistance as needed

  • How to participate in recreational and enrichment activities

  • They are surrounded by adults who are building positive relationships with them

  • To increase their English language fluency and mathematical literacy

  • They will have many opportunities to experience success on a daily basis

Oxnard College Family Festival

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and the contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.


In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:

  • Support our local Asian American or Pacific Islander community
  • Explore our Asian American or Pacific Islander history
  • Read a Book with Connections to Asian American or Pacific Islander culture
  • Watch a Movie Produced by an Asian American or Pacific Islander creator
  • Make some Asian American or Pacific Islander food
  • Visit or get takeout food from your favorite Asian American or Pacific Island restaurant
  • Try Origami
  • Make Bubble Tea at Home

Hathaway Happenings

Memorial Day - May 30th

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Memorial Day is a day dedicated to the service of men and women who have given their lives for our freedom and our country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil Wear. Memorial Day is traditionally commemorated by attending a parade or visiting a cemetery to remember and honor our fallen service members.

There will be no school Monday, May 31, 2021 in honor of Memorial Day.

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.

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.

May 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