Hornet Herald

December 2nd

Happy Friday!

Hello HHES Families,

It's hard to believe that it's already December. It has been fun hearing from students all about their family holiday traditions. There is one theme that comes out of these conversations and that is spending time with family. Our students let us know that this an essential and the very best part of any tradition.

Our annual food and toy drive officially begins on Monday, 12/5. If you are able to donate, please send items with your student to school. We will be accepting donations through December 16th. Our school has a goal of having 2022 items donated.

On December 8th, our 5th graders will be putting on show. The fifth grade production will include a beginning band concert and a musical revue titled, "Elfis and the Frozen Princess". The show will be in the HHES gym and begin at 6:30pm (5th grade students need to arrive at 6:15pm). We hope you will consider joining us.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Robertson & Mrs. Colpron

4th Annual Hockinson Tree Lighting

We hope you all will consider attending the annual tree lighting event at the Hockinson Community Church. The event will begin at 6:00pm and the tree will be lit at 6:30pm.

There will be holiday treats, a performance by our student band, and special guests.

Elfis and the Frozen Princess

Please join us on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 for our 5th grade band and music concert. This event will take place at HHES. Fifth grade students need to arrive at 6:15pm.

We hope to see you there!

Would you consider hosting a student club and/or activity?

Being involved in school is an important part of a student's experience. We would love to offer our HHES students more opportunities to be involved in after school clubs. We need your help to make this happen.

If you are willing to host a club, but need help deciding on an activity to share with students, we can help! Would you be willing to host a Pokemon club, Magic club, chess club, board game club? Perhaps fly fishing is something you're interested in, would you be willing to share that with students? We could have a book club, sewing club, origami club, or pen pal club... Do you speak a different language? Would you be willing to teach a group of students? The opportunities are endless!

* Clubs will start the week of February 6th and will run for 4-6 weeks

* Clubs will run one day a week from 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm on Mondays or Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

* If you are interested in adjusting your meeting time and meeting more than once a week, we will figure out a plan to accommodate you.

All volunteers will be required to adhere to HSD volunteer guidelines.

With your support, we would love to offer these opportunities to our Hockinson Community.

If you have any questions, please email bess.colpron@hocksd.org or call Bess Colpron at (360) 448-6420

Club Proposal Form

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PWT Upcoming Event!

On Wednesday, December 14th we will be having a Cookie Exchange for our teachers and staff at HHES. Staff will be able to box up a baker's dozen or two of their favorite cookies to bring home for the Holidays. We will also box up a dozen cookies for each Bus Driver.

Get creative, have fun! If baking is not your thing- we’ll gladly except store bought (from the bakery dept).

Please bring cookies to the main office by 10:30 am on Wednesday, 12/14.

Sign up to bring cookies below.

Cookie Exchange

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Important Dates


Character Trait: Helpful

December 5th-9th CogAT screener for Kindergarten & new 1st graders

December 8th 5th Grade Music Concert, 6:30pm at HHES

December 5th-15th Food Drive

December 9th Hockinson Holiday Tree Lighting

December 13th 4th Grade Salmon Presentations

December 19th - January 2nd Winter Break


Character Trait: Empathy

School Board Appreciation Month

January 3rd School Resumes

January 16th No School

January 20th Science Fair

January 27th No School, Semester Break

January 31st Report cards sent home

Do you want to volunteer?

Do you want to help out at our school? Any person who is volunteering, must past a background check and be cleared to volunteer. We have a new way to submit and process volunteer applications.

Please use the following link to submit your volunteer clearance for the 2022-23 year.

Volunteer Application

Hockinson Heights Elementary

All students will be proficient in reading by the end of second grade and maintain proficiency until the end of fifth grade, because we believe reading is the key for all students to achieve their dreams.