Hawk Flock Family News


Spring has sprung and as usual we are starting to really heat up, but it's not just the weather. Things at Hedden are starting to pick up pace as we have lots going on. I have included most everything via links and information in the boxes below, but I want to take some time really quick to highlight a couple things before you dig in.

First up, you'll see that the Kids Heart Challenge, which is coming to an end, has a WEEKEND CHALLENGE from Mr. Sinnes. We're closing in on $6,000 raised for this cause and if we hit that mark then a couple more staff will also be taking pies to the face, including me! Take a look at the information and video below.

You'll see too that I have included information about SelfieID, which is how we will be safely getting students pictures this year. Our secondary students have already gone through this process and now it's our turn. As you can see in the information below, you should expect an email from the company this coming week with directions. Please take the time over the next couple of weeks to get an image submitted for your student(s).

While there are a few other things that I hope you take the time to peruse, I want to end by letting you know that this coming week is again our Spirit Week. Our ASB have planned some fun dress up days for students and staff and we hope everyone can participate. We won't be doing it as a competition, just a bit of fun as we lead into spring break, which is coming up in just a week.

Please take a thorough look the rest of the newsletter along with our websites and feel free to reach out with question if you still have any.

Kind regards,

Don Sims

Hedden Elementary Principal

***Kids Heart Challenge ***

Kids heart challenge

A Message from Mr. Sinnes & Kids Heart Challenge

Dear Families –Kids Heart Challenge is an opportunity to do good, while feeling good. Students can take heart healthy challenges, raise awareness for the leading cause of death in our country and raise funds for health equity. Once you’ve registered, you can be like Heart Hero, Taye, who loves to help others! Donations raised during Kids Hear Challenge will help families right here in Edgewood!!! Thank you Alice V Hedden Students and community, we appreciate all your hard work and efforts so far during our KHC program!!

CLICK HERE to learn why the American Heart Association’s mission is so important to Mr. Sinnes!


Principal Sims and Mr. Sinnes are Challenging our school! If Alice V Hedden hits $6,000 in donations by Monday, the Principal Sims will get PIED in the FACE at school!!!

Next Steps:

  1. Log in or sign up on the KHC App for Apple or Android or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/alicevhedden to get started today
  2. Learn Hands Only CPR and the warning signs of a Stroke by taking FINN’S MISSIONS!
  3. JUST SEND 10 emails, text or ecards (pre-written templates are in your KHC headquarters when you log in!)
  4. Click on Connect to Facebook Fundraiser in your online headquarters for a quick and easy way to reach more friends and family!
  5. Double your donation! Find out if your employer offers matching gifts at www.heart.org/matchinggifts


Every $2,000 raised will unlock another teacher being pied in the face! Let’s unlock another this weekend?!

We are competing with Endeavour Intermediate! The losing school's PE teacher will get to be slimed by the winning school's PE Teacher! Endeavour is currently ahead, let’s catch up to them this weekend!!

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+-+-Selfie ID for Student Pictures-+-+

Dear Student and Parent/Guardian,

Hedden is using SelfieID™ by CampusLinx to remotely acquire your Official School Photo. The App and Desktop Tools are FREE to Users. These tools allow Users to take photos with a smartphone, Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and submit a favorite as an Official School Photo.

Class Act Portraits is our local SelfieID™ Provider. They will be assisting you and our school with this service. Submit your picture and you will receive a link to your private gallery which will feature fun products and a variety of background options. Watch for your private gallery link in April.

On Monday, March 29th, you will receive an email from CampusLinx. It will include "how to" instructions for downloading the App and using SelfieID™. Watch for it in your inbox. If you don't see it there, please check your junk mail & spam folders.

Please contact Class Act Portraits with any questions. See contact information below.

Thank you,

The Staff at Hedden Elementary

Your SelfieID™ Provider is:

Class Act Portraits



Privacy -- All information and photos acquired through the SelfieID™ System are your private property. We safeguard it as such. Your information is used only for School purposes and to allow your Provider the ability to offer derivative products (i.e. school photos) to Parents, Students and Faculty.

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-SPIRIT WEEK IS HERE!!!-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

We are holding another spirit week!. We are asking kids to dress up each day to show their school spirit! If you are a virtual student, dress up each day for your zoom meetings. If you are a hybrid student, dress up each day you are at school.

Monday, 3/29

PJ Day

Relax and get cozy in your favorite pajamas.

Tuesday, 3/30

Hedden Hawks Day

Wear your favorite Hedden gear to your zoom meeting.

(Or something red and black)

Wednesday, 3/31

Wacky Wednesday

Wear a mismatched outfit and crazy hair today!

Thursday, 4/1

Throwback Thursday

Pick a decade or favorite style trend and wear it to school.

Friday, 4/2

Jersey Day

Dress up in your favorite sports shirt or jersey.

We can’t wait to see your Hedden pride!

+______Free and Reduced Price______+ Is more than just meals!

Did you know that the Free or Reduced-Priced Eligibility form can offer help with more than just student meals? Fee waivers or reductions would apply to ASB cards, ASB club dues, ASB field trips, and other optional non-credit activities (ex: dances, home games, plays, and competitions/conferences). If you would like to allow the Fife School District Food & Nutrition Services Program permission to use the information provided on this application to determine and/or share your child’s eligibility for fee waivers or reductions to participate in optional non-credit activities, please complete the form linked here. https://www.fifeschools.com/district/departments/food_services/consent_forms

Upcoming Dates & Events

Monday, 3/29

  • Spirit Week
  • PJ Day

Tuesday, 3/30

  • Spirit Week
  • Hedden Hawks Wear

Wednesday, 3/31

  • Spirit Week
  • Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, 4/1

  • Spirit Week
  • Throwback Thursday

Friday, 4/2

  • Spirit Week
  • Jersey Day

April 5th through April 9th

  • No School for All Students

NOTE: ALL Mondays for ALL students will be remote via Zoom. NO students will attend Hedden's campus on Mondays.