October 2021

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Thoughts From Mrs. Shock...

Hello Huron Families,

I cannot believe October is here already! I love this time of year with all the fall colors and the excitement of fall activities in the air. The school year is now in full swing and I love to see the excitement on our students' faces while they are learning something new! Their joy is contagious!

Parking Lot Reminders:

Yes, the parking lot is congested. There is only one way in and out of our lot, which will cause back ups. However, if we all follow the guidelines below, we can help things move along more smoothly. Below are a few reminders to help with our traffic flow.

  • The front lot by the berm is for staff and buses only. There should not be parent drop offs or pick ups in this lot. Please use the side lot.
  • We do have a parent drop off lane available along the curb of the side lot (south side of the building). This is for dropping off only. If you park and get out of your vehicle anywhere along the curb you are parking, not dropping off and it prevents the line of cars dropping off from flowing.
  • If you must leave your vehicle when dropping your child off, please use a parking space. You may also park along Terra Bella and Aynesley as well if you prefer to avoid the backup in the parking lot.
  • Also, to keep the parent drop off lane moving, please pull all the way forward as traffic allows to let your child out. This allows us to also keep traffic flowing. If there is space in front of you please move forward, if you want to drop your child off in a specific area than please park your car in a parking space and walk your child to their spot, otherwise we have many adults around who will help students get to where they need to go .

The newsletter below is filled with lots of information for the month of October.


Kelly Shock

Huron Principal

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Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 20th in the evening and Thursday, October 21st in the afternoon and evening. Each teacher will be sending a link to you to sign up for your conference time along with instructions on accessing that conference time.

Please keep in mind that October 20th, 21st and 22nd are all Half Days of School - dismissal is at 11:55am all 3 days.

Ordering Student Hot Lunches

Students must pre-order the day before if they want a school lunch. For example, if they want pizza on Thursday, the order is made on Wednesday morning as soon as school starts. Although lunches are free for all students this school year, we order a day ahead to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.

If your child will be late to school, please message the teacher to let them know that your student will want to order lunch for the following day. You may also leave this information on the attendance line when calling them in as a late arrival to school.

For easy planning, please refer to the hot lunch menu for the month of October.

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PTO Trunk Or Treat and Movie Night!

Click below to see the flyer for this fun-filled event on Friday, October 15th! We hope to see all of our students and parents there! Click here to go directly to the Sign-Up Genius Link to RSVP!

Attendance Procedures

Students who will be absent or late to school MUST be called in to our Attendance Line by 8:45am the day of the absence or late arrival. The number to call is 586-723-5899. Although the attendance line is available 24/7, we need to record those absences by that time so that attendance calls do not go out unnecessarily.

If you know your child will be out the following day, please call the evening or night before to avoid forgetting to call. Again, you can call 24/7!

We expect every child to be in school and on time each day. When they aren't here as expected, we are concerned for their safety! Please make every effort to notify us as early as possible!

Calling In An Absence To Our Attendance Line

Whenever calling our attendance line for non-Covid related absences, you will be asked to provide the student name, their grade, the reason for absence in detail and the name of the person calling and their relationship to the student. If you simply say your child is not feeling well, we will have to call you for more details due to the pandemic situation that we are in.

If your child has tested positive for Covid 19 or has been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive, please call our Covid Hotline first at 586-723-2188 to speak with our Covid nurse directly. She will guide you and the school on how best to handle your individual situation.

We appreciate your help and also calling in no later than 8:45am for absences!

Link To Our Virtual Book Fair!

Shopping begins on Monday, October 11th!

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students leaving early from school

While our hope is that all students remain in school all day every day, we understand that there may be rare occasions when you must pick up a student early. If you must pick your child up early from school, please note that we do not do call ahead dismissals. Our goal is to keep students in class as long as possible since they are leaving early and will miss critical instruction time.

Please plan for a few extra minutes for us to get your child and bring them out to you. Upon arrival, please come to the Main Entrance and push the office button on the call box located on the brick wall near our drop-off bin. We will ask a few questions and get your child from class.

We will also check ID of the person picking up - If you are sending someone, and they aren't a parent, they must be on the list of Emergency Contacts that you have provided us. We also ask that you call the office ahead of time and let us know that someone other than the parent will pick the student up. This will help speed up things when that person arrives.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Halloween Party And Parade Information

Each of our classrooms will have a Halloween Party on the morning of Friday, October 29th at 11:00am. Our wonderful Huron PTO will provide each student with a Halloween Treat Bag!

Our students will have an outdoor Halloween Parade, weather permitting, at 10:40am. Parents are welcome to attend the outdoor parade but will not be allowed into the building for the parties.

Please remember too that the 29th is a half day of school - dismissal will be at 11:55am.

Destination Imagination 2021-2022

Please click on the link below for information about this wonderful program available to our students!

4th & 5th Grade Girls Maturation Program

Please click below for information regarding this special program for girls in 4th and 4th grades. Space is limited and you must pre-register.
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