Bearcat Bulletin Sept. 1, 2017

Learn. Lead. Grow. Succeed. Together.

Great Start

Happy Friday HES families! Our staff would like to thank all of you for helping get the school year off to an amazing start! We look forward to a rewarding and fantastic school year!

School doors open at 7:30 for all students. Class begins at 7:50. Any students arriving after 8:00 will be considered tardy and must be signed in at the office.

A consistent after school routine for your child helps our office staff, teachers, and bus drivers. If your child's after school transportation needs to change, please send a note with your child in the morning or inform the office prior to 12:00 PM. This allows us ample time to make sure teachers can note the change and help your child find the appropriate bus or pick-up spot. The office also needs to know if an adult other than the one(s) listed on your child's contact form will be picking up your child. Our students' safety is a top priority. Thank you for working with us to ensure the safety of each and every student.

Please be advised that if a student tells any staff member that he/she needs breakfast, lunch, or an extra milk, we will allow for them to eat or have extra milk. Many parents are surprised to see that first lunch account balance statement! We won't deny any child who says that he/she is hungry so if your child doesn't need a school meal or extra milk, please talk with him/her prior to coming to school in the morning.

Your parent portal account on Infinite Campus now comes equipped with automatic bill pay for student fees, breakfast and lunch accounts. Now you can pay those lunch bills without sending that check each week! There is a $2.00 convenience fee associated with payments.

Computers for Education

Our Computers for Education fundraiser starts today! Your child should bring home a booklet of postcards to be addressed to families and friends. Your child receives 2 prizes for a completed booklet and 1 prize for a partial booklet. The prizes are on display in our lobby! HES receives 10 cents per address we collect, and your participation is voluntary! The money collected helps pay for student incentives, school-wide parties, and field trip expenses. This year our school goal is 175 full booklets! Thank you for your help!

PTO News

The HES Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO, will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 7 at 5:00 PM. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. Our PTO helps fund and support several special events for our children including: book fairs, Olympic Day, Student Fun Day, and special grade level events. We appreciate the support of our PTO and would love to see new members at our meetings!

Be Proactive

Students and staff continue to work with the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to compliment our leadership program this year. In September we will be focusing on Habit One: BE PROACTIVE. Ask your child how he/she has been PROACTIVE during their first full weeks of school!

The link may help you understand more about being proactive!

School Pictures

School Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 13. A picture packet will be sent home soon!

September Calendar

There are many important dates coming up in September. Please see the calendar below
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Thank you to Dr. Hartman and his crew for providing dental checks to our students! Thanks to our volunteers for helping with fluoride varnishing as well!

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Have a fantastic 3 day weekend!