What's Buzzing at the Heights

Week 32: May 3-7, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Hornet Families,

Happy Week 32!

We had a busy week with Returning Students beginning to register online for the new year! We had 89.3% of our scholars that have successfully registered and saved their seat for next school year. I urge each of you to take 20 minutes and complete the online registration. PLEASE check your emails and help us with this task. For returning students, you will only need to upload your ID and a current utility bill.

Be sure to use a computer and Chrome as your internet browser. At the bottom left hand corner on each screen, you will need to add a check mark and save before moving on to the next page. If your child will not return to Horizon Heights, please send me an email: jhanse@sisd.net.

If you need help, please call the office and we can assist you, 937-7405. You can do it!

Congratulations to the 5th Graders moving to Ensor MS. As of Friday, only 23 scholars needed to complete their online registration! Woo hoo!

As we begin Week 32, let's keep in mind some of these topics

Online Registration

****NEW: Online Registration Opens for RETURNING Students on April 19, 2021.****


**3 Year Olds & PK Online Registration will continue:**


**NEW students, Kinder through 5th grade: will open on May 10, 2021.**


Please take care of the devices. Have your children restart their computer each day. This allows for TEAMS to function better. Clean your devices daily to stay healthy. Charges for chargers, $25. Charges for device damage, $40. Be kind to your device!

STAAR Testing

We have 5 days of STAAR review for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Our teachers have worked to support each scholar to meet their academic goals. We will work this week to close gaps and review skills till we can't get them wrong. They will do well!

STAAR Testing Scheduling

Ms. Carrillo will send families an email with all of the details on STAAR dates and scheduling times. Be sure to read her message and ask for any clarification. We are here to support you.

Teacher Appreciation Week

If you would like to drop off an item for your teacher, please feel free to do so. The office hours are 8 AM to 4 PM. You can also send to your teacher at: 13601 Ryderwood Drive, El Paso, TX 79928. We appreciate all that you do to honor and celebrate our teachers!

SEL Lesson.

This week our scholars will learn about managing their anger. Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you are becoming angry and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a productive way. Anger management does not try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this.


Every time your child is ABSENT, please submit a note explaining why they are absent. We must have a NOTE for every absence from either a doctor or parent.

PLEASE help us and continue to send in their doctor’s notes and absence notes to the following email address.


We are struggling to get all of the information on the notes for children to help excuse them. We have gone ahead and formatted a note to help you.

I am kindly requesting for families to use this form.

Visit this site to download, complete and send in a note for EVERY absence.


Warning Letters for Attendance.

Please check your email. Families with have been notified in writing for the children in danger of losing credit due to excessive absences. I sent out emails and made phone calls for those with Loss of Credit. We will continue to email and ask that you work to submit notes for absences.

Loss of Credit.

We will continue our Loss of Credit Tutoring. It will be offered Monday through Thursday. The Loss of Credit teacher will be in contact about the time and expectations. Please ensure that your child attends to regain their credit for the year. Children need to complete 3 hours to regain 1 day as per State law.

Together, we are BETTER!


Jenifer Hansen

Proud Principal of Horizon Heights ES

Office Number: 915-937-7402

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TEACHER Appreciation Week 2021

Our Horizon Heights Teachers are the BEST! We are so lucky to work with individuals that care for and nurture the whole child! We are so appreciative of the time, effort and energy you display daily to build a warm learning environment where our scholars can reach their personal BEST!

Thank you to all the Horizon Heights ES Teachers for your dedication and loyalty to our scholars! We CELEBRATE & HONOR you!

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Attendance for Week 30

Please help your child be at school daily so that our wonderful teachers can help them meet their goals and be ready for the next grade level. The weekly goal is 98%!

PreKinder: 98.18%

Kinder: 95.57%

1st Grade: 97.98%

2nd Grade: 98.03%

3rd Grade: 97.40%

4th Grade: 98.40%

5th Grade: 95.76%

Overall: 97.27%

Way to go 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, & 4th Grade! You are SuperStars! Super job in meeting the 98% goal! Woo hoo! You will have FREE DRESS this week!

Way to go PK Scholars! You can accessorize your uniform with hats/caps, glasses, vests, etc.

You can do it scholars! Be at school daily and make it count!

Annual Blood Drive Campaign

Each year, we have participated in the GIFT of LIFE by sponsoring a Blood Drive for our Eastlake Community. This year, the blood drive is special once again.

In 2018, two of our Hornets took ill. They both required numerous blood transfusions. Our team jumped in to ensure these scholars and others in need knew that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE.

Our two Hornets are now Ensor MS Eagles. This year, both have been dealt a hand that no child should ever have to face. Victor was hospitalized for over a month and again required many blood transfusions. I am so happy to report that his health has improved. Ensor Eagle Hailee has found herself fighting leukemia again. She is currently undergoing treatment and she needs our help. Let's show them that once we are family, we are always FAMILY!

Friday, May 7, we will sponsor our Annual Blood Drive to support these 2 former Hornets with the gift of life and help to save other lives. Join us in making this event a special one! Our last blood drive hit the mark with over 60 units of blood! Let's work together to smash this goal and let our students know that they are never alone!

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: School Library

Link to sign up (we still have 34 slots available): Blood Drive sign up May 7

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Lexia SuperSTARS for Week 31

Ensor Flag and Dance Try-outs

Ensor is having their 2021-2022 Flag Team audition for any in coming 6th graders entering Ensor middle school. We are excited to be back performing for a loud crowd and also inviting the new members to come audition with us.

Auditions will be the week of May 3-6 from 4:30-6:30 at Eastlake in the Fine Arts area. There is a link in the flyer that will take them to the registration form and from there, they can show up at Eastlake to audition.

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2020-2021 Student Calendar

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eSwipe Link for Students

As we transition into the building for face to face instruction, PARENTS must complete a wellness check in daily for each child BEFORE they arrive at school.


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Calendar of Events

We will do our best to motivate our scholars to join us daily for learning. As a school, we will begin our live announcements on Monday. Be sure to tune in by 7:30 AM.

May 3-7 is TEACHER Appreciation Week!

Week 32, Monday, May 3 :

  • Wear #TeamSISD shirts & jeans
  • Teacher Appreciation:
  • National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Tuesday, May 4:

  • National Star Wars Day & Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Teacher Appreciation:

Wednesday, May 5:

  • Progress Reports available in Tyler 360
  • Wear your favorite super hero shirt & jeans
  • Teacher Appreciation:
  • National Bike to School Day & Cinco de mayo

Thursday, May 6:

  • Wear college shirts & jeans
  • Teacher Appreciation:
  • National Beverage Day

Friday, May 7:

  • Annual Blood Drive, 8 AM to 3 PM (Goal: 60 + units)
  • Wear school spirit shirt & jeans
  • Teacher Appreciation:
  • National Space Day & School Lunch Hero Day

Week 33, Monday, May 10:

  • Wear #TeamSISD shirts & jeans
  • National Clean Up Your Room Day

Tuesday, May 11:

  • STAAR Test: 3rd, 4th & 5th Math
  • National Eat What You Want Day

Wednesday, May 12:

  • STAAR Test: 3rd, 4th & 5th Reading
  • Wear your favorite super hero shirt & jeans
  • National School Nurse Day & Limerick Day

Thursday, May 13:

  • STAAR Test: 5th Science
  • Wear college shirts & jeans
  • National Apple Pie Day

Friday, May 14:

  • Wear school spirit shirt & jeans
  • National Dance Like a Chicken Day

Week 34, Monday, May 17:

  • Wear #TeamSISD shirts & jeans
  • Virtual Book Fair begins
  • National Pack Rat & Graduation Tassel Day

Tuesday, May 18:

  • STAAR Test: Group 2: 3rd, 4th & 5th Math
  • National No Dirty Dishes Day

Wednesday, May 19:

  • STAAR Test: Group 2: 3rd, 4th & 5th Reading
  • Wear your favorite super hero shirt & jeans
  • National Juice Slush Day

Thursday, May 20:

  • Wear college shirts & jeans
  • National Red Sneaker & Be a Millionaire Day

Friday, May 21:

  • Wear school spirit shirt & jeans
  • National Strawberries & Cream & Pizza Party Day

Week 35, Monday, May 24:

  • Wear #TeamSISD shirts & jeans
  • 9 Weeks Testing
  • 1st Grade Virtual Awards Ceremonies, 5 PM
  • National Brother's & Scavenger Hunt Day

Tuesday, May 25:

  • 2nd Grade Virtual Awards Ceremonies, 5 PM
  • 9 Weeks Testing
  • National Brown Bag It Day

Wednesday, May 26:

  • 3rd Grade Virtual Awards Ceremonies, 5 PM
  • 9 Weeks Testing
  • Wear your favorite super hero shirt & jeans
  • National Paper Airplane & Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Thursday, May 27:

  • Wear college shirts & jeans
  • 9 Weeks Testing
  • 4th Grade Virtual Awards Ceremonies, 5 PM
  • National Cellophane & Grape Popsicle Day

Friday, May 28:

  • Wear school spirit shirt & jeans
  • 9 Weeks Testing
  • Final days for GRADES, due at 8 AM
  • National Hamburger & Brisket Day

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