School Newsletter-September 17, 2021
Hickory School Hours - 9:25 am - 4:10 pm
HICKORY CALENDAR 2021-2022
Mon. Sep. 20-Scholastic Book Fair begins (check below for more info below)
Mon. Sep. 20-College Go Week Begins (check below for more info)
Thur. Sep. 23- PTO Meeting-7pm-8pm (check below for more info)
Oct. 11 - Oct. 22-Fall Break-No School
Wed. Oct. 27-Picture RETAKE/MAKE-UP Day
Tues. Nov. 2-ELearning Day-Students learn from home
Wed. Nov. 24 - Fri. Nov 26-Thanksgiving Break No School
Dec. 20 - Jan 3- Winter Break-No School
Tues. Jan. 4- Students Return from break
Mon. Jan. 17- No School-MLK Jr. Day
Mon. Feb. 28- ACSC Hearing Screenings, 1st and 4th graders (and new to Avon 1st-4th)
Mon. Feb. 21-No School-Presidents Day-(Snow Make Up Day if needed)
Mar. 21-April 1-Spring Break-No School
Fri. May 27-Students Last Day
SCHOOLWIDE PTO MEETING-Thursday, Sept. 23rd
Join us for PTO introductions and information on the upcoming PTO events. Find out how you can become more involved!
Childcare available for all potty-trained children.
Sign Up To Help the Hickory PTO!
In the meantime, families have the opportunity to support by providing some of the needed items listed in the Sign-Up Genius link below. Please send the items to school with your child by Friday, October 1st.
If you prefer to support upcoming Hickory events with a monetary donation, please send your donation to school in a sealed envelope marked "Hickory PTO" by Friday, October 1st.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP-
Textbook Rental Payments Are Now Being Accepted
or call your credit card in to Mrs. Harris at 317-544-6300, ext. 6341.
The deadline to pay textbook rental fees is Monday, September 27th.
If you feel like you may qualify for state assistance with your textbook fees, you can apply online by going to https://family.titank12.com/ and clicking on "Apply for Meals Today". (The same application used for both meals and textbook fees).
You also have the option to set up a payment plan. If you would like to do this, please contact Rhonda Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-544-6300 ext. 6341.
Hickory School Picture Make-up / Retake Day- Wednesday, October 27
If your child was not here on the original picture day (August 12), Lifetouch Portraits will be here at Hickory on Wednesday, October 27th to take pictures.
Additionally, if you were unhappy with your child's pictures from the first picture day, you can send them back in on this date to be retaken.
More information will come home closer to this date.
Junior Day of Caring-
On Thursday, September 16th, students from Avon High School volunteered their time at Hickory Elementary for their Day of Caring. Eighteen high school juniors volunteered their time to work on projects or engage with students in related arts. The high schoolers were able to help students in Music, PE, STEM, and Library. They repainted the buddy benches, hung bulletin boards, and created ribbon artwork for the hallway. These students were kind, thoughtful, and caring. Avon schools is extremely lucky to have such amazing leaders in our high school!
Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday, September 20th!
We can't wait to bring the joy of reading to Hickory Elementary with the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair which starts this Monday, September 20th and ends on Sunday, October 3rd.
You'll get to enjoy the magic of a Book Fair from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Fair experience. Kids can shop thousands of books online to discover new favorites and stock their shelves with this season's most popular reads!
Plus, check out these special virtual shopping perks:
- Access to over 5,000 products
- Direct shipping to your home and FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
- eWallet digital payment system that friends and family can contribute to
- 25% in rewards earned for our school with all purchases!
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:
Thank you for helping us build lifelong readers in our school community!
Mr. Keary Rininger, Principal
NEXT WEEK IS COLLEGE GO WEEK
Monday, Sept. 20- NEON Day
Tuesday, Sept. 21-Career Day
Wednesday, Sept. 22-Favorite College Shirt or Colors
Thursday-Sept. 23-Military Appreciation Day-Wear Camouflage
Friday, Sept. 24-Your Future Starts Here-Wear Avon Gear or Colors
Interested in Joining Cub Scouts?
Go to: https://youtu.be/3twQrZMxGIk for a fun informational video about Cub Scouts
Reminders from the School Nurse-
~ Please send your child to school with a mask. It is important that these are appropriately sized for your child. Ear loop face masks tend to work better than the gaiter style.
~ Also, please remember to send a water bottle to school with your child every day. Staying hydrated is important, and drinking fountains are not available for use.
~ If your child has had to borrow clothing from the clinic due to a potty accident or spill, please wash and return these items to school
~ Lastly, if you received a message from me indicating that I am missing your child's most up-to-date immunization record, please make every effort to submit that to school as soon as possible.
Thank you for your help in these important matters!
Amber Walker, RN