Hawk Flock Family News


What a Difference a Year Makes

What a positive difference we have seen over the last year. Our conferences marked the one year anniversary of when we had to shut down shop and it feels great to know the progress we've made. While we still have a ways to go to get fully back up and running, we are certainly on the right path.

As part of that progress, I hope that you had an opportunity to connect with your student and their teacher during conferences to check their growth and to set some goals to help finish this year strong. Though things may be a bit different, we are all still working hard to ensure the best possible experience and outcome for students. As we plan out the rest of the year we will continue to collaborate and communicate with you. To that end, you'll find some information below that may be of some use.

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 ***

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A Message from Mr. Sinnes & Kids Heart Challenge

Dear Families - The Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off! You can download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/alicevhedden to register your child. When registering, your child will take one of three healthy challenges – Move More, Be Kind, or Choose Water! And they will earn a FREE decoder wristband. So, be like Dash, who likes to Move More, and RUN to your computer or phone to sign up now! Then use the family fitness tracker in your headquarters to Move More as a family and track your activity minutes! Thank you for empowering our students to have happy and healthy hearts!

Did you miss the assembly? Don’t worry, click HERE to watch a 5 minute video NOW! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt10mB8blpU&t


Every $2,000 raised will unlock another teacher being pied in the face! If we meet our goal of raising $10,000, then Principal Sims will get pied in the face! We are competing with Endeavour Intermediate! The losing school's PE teacher will get to be slimed by the winning school's PE Teacher!

Next Steps:

1. Go online or download the app

2. Register and take a challenge

3. Follow FINN’S MISSIONS in your headquarters to learn Hands Only CPR, heart and brain facts and spread awareness to save lives!

4. Double your donation! Find out if your employer offers matching gifts at www.heart.org/matchinggifts

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{-}-{-}-{-}-{-} PE In the Gym;-) {-}-{-}-{-}-{-}

I wanted to give everyone a quick reminder that after careful consideration of our safety protocols, student activities, and classroom space, we made the decision to allow students to return to the gymnasium for PE beginning today, March 16th.

Students are always encouraged to bring at least one extra mask each day, but especially for the days they have PE. Students will be provided a surgical face mask by Mr. Sinnes for PE if they don't have an extra.

At this point PE is the only specialist that will change. We will continue to monitor our safety procedures and progress with community infection rates throughout implementation. At the end of March or beginning of April, we will look to review the potential for changes to Art and Music.

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Kindergarten Registration is here!!!



Explanation of the kindergarten program offered in 2021 - 2022

Registration process explained


Question/Answer Session


MARCH 16TH FROM 6:00-7:00


Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join our webinar.


Passcode: 062543

Kindergarten Registration Packet Pickup & Drop Off Nights

March 17th & 24th | 5:30-6:30 PM

Fife Public Schools District Office | 5802 20th St. E. Tacoma, WA 98424

Swing by either evening to pick up and drop off your child's registration packet!


Call (253) 517-1200

~Mask Reminder for Hybrid Student~

Wearing a mask at school is a very effective safety measure, but becomes less effective if masks are dirty. Please consider sending multiple masks to school with your student, and washing reusable masks regularly at home. An extra mask will be required for PE. If you are unable to provide or wash masks, please contact us and we will make sure to have surgical masks available for your student(s).

Upcoming Dates & Events

Tuesday, March 16th

  • Kindergarten Information Night
  • See the information and Zoom link above

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.