Hawk Headlines

January 20-24, 2020

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Herff Hawks Have a Heart

Herff Elementary is collecting fabric for the Wildlife Pouch Service Project until Friday - January 24. This is a great opportunity to upcycle old beach towels, replace worn bathroom towels, or find a brand new home for one of those extra fleece blankets that are always lying around. We will also take donated bedsheets or any 100% cotton fabric. Tuesday - January 28 is Fabric Cutting Day!! If your Herff Hawk would like to lend a hand, please click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/fQuA7JNkKKR4aZsA8. All ages are welcome, no experience required!! Please note there has been one MAJOR change to this project. Capt. Mark T. Voss Middle School has joined our initiative and they will be sewing ALL of our pouches during their SOAR Day on Friday - January 31. Herff Elementary is very excited about this opportunity for our students to collaborate with the Voss Eagles. Herff Elementary, more than a classroom.

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Attendance Matters!

Fifth Grade had the highest Average Daily Attendance last week with 93.78%.


Help us meet our campus goal of 98% average daily attendance!


Did you know that our school is effected by average daily attendance? Not only is it important to attend school every day so that students have the opportunity to learn and master new concepts, but attendance also effects our school as a whole. School funding is effected by average daily attendance as well as distinctions on our school accountability report card.


Help Herff Elementary be the best it can be!

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Winter Spirit Wear

Winter spirit wear is available from now until January 24th. You can order both youth and adult long-sleeve t-shirts or sweatshirts starting at $25 through our PTO website. We will not be selling inventory at school events, so order online by January 24th for your only chance to own this stylish gear! Shirts will be delivered to school mid-February.

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Attention 5th Grade Girls...

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Herff Elementary will conduct spinal screenings for 5th grade girls on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

State law requires that schools must screen students for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with

the following schedule:

• Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall/spring semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7).

Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems

can lead to serious health problems.

The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child’s back while she stands and bends forward.

Important Recommendations:

• Students should bring shorts to school for the exam.

• Girls should wear a thin t-shirt or a sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt on exam day.

• If girls are wearing a sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt, it is recommended they remove their shirt for the screening.

• Girls will be screened privately and one at a time. The school will send you a letter if your child does not pass the screening. The letter will tell you how to follow up with a doctor.

This screening is not a medical exam. Your child still needs to see a doctor for checkups.

If you do not wish to have your child screened for religious reasons, you must submit an exemption to the school no later than Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Agarwal, RN, BSN

Herff Elementary School Nurse

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Communications Corner

Herff Elementary School Communicates with families in the following ways:


Hawk Headlines Newsletter

Classroom Newsletters

SeeSaw

School Facebook

School Twitter

School Website

District Website

PTO Facebook

PTO Emails

PTO Website



Having Trouble?

  • Contact your child"s teacher directly.
  • Call the front office at 830-357-4300.
  • Confirm your contact information in Skyward.
  • Prevent messages from going to junk mail by adding "noreply@boerneisd.net" to your safe contacts list.

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Upcoming Events

January

20 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

22 - 5th Grade Girls Scoliosis Screenings

22 - 5th Grade Homework Help

22 - Robotics Club 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

23 - PTO General Meeting 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

23 - Choir Practice


27 - 5th Grade Homework Help

28 - Fabric Cutting Party 3:00 p.m.

29 - Kinder Nature Boxes

29 - 5th Grade Homework Help

29 - Robotics Club 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

30 - 100th Day of School!

30 - 4th Grade Field Trip

30 - Choir Practice

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