Holiday Greetings

Principal Update

I am continued to be amazed with our students and staff when they are thrown into a tier change. Thank you for all your support while helping your student(s) through these unique learning experiences.


I am looking forward to the holiday season! Many things are happening around the elementary school. As students returned from Thanksgiving break, they began taking the FastBridge assessments in reading and math. Many teachers are also planning fun activities for the month of December to celebrate the Holiday season!


Due to the world we are in, I am sad that our students will not be able to participate in Holiday program. However, Sarah Decker our elementary music teacher is working on a special project with K-5 students that will be shared onto our Facebook page and google classrooms for parents to watch during the week of Dec 14-17.


Elementary Staff wish you a Healthy Holiday Season and we look forward to the new year 2021!


Important Dates:

December 17 Early Dismissal 1:30 pm

December 21-Jan 1 Christmas Vacation

January 4- School Resumes


Abby Karn

K-12 PTA Announcements

Thank you to all the parents who donated food items to the American National Education Week Lunch November 23 & 24. The teachers really enjoyed having lunch and conversation.


PTA has many ways to support the school and earn money for our K-12 students:


  • Lynn Receipt-The class that brings in the most receipt will win a doughnut party for the class. Lynn's Dakotamart will donate $100 for every $10,000 in receipts we bring in, including Gas receipts. Due by January 7!
  • Box Tops have gone digital and be added through the app, help us earn money.
  • Amazon Smile-With every purchase by shopping from http://www.smile.amazon.com and selecting Hot Springs Elementary PTA in Hot Springs, SD as your charity. Amazon will make a donation out to PTA with every purchase at NO cost to you.