Flat Family Weekly News

October 10 - 14

We are up to something good at Hickory Flat!

Happy Sunday!

The Flat Family News this week has important information, including:

Boosterthon: We are raising money to improve common areas for students like the Media Center, Gym, and more!

  • Our goal is to receive partners from 40 states! We are on our way there...thank you for helping us by reaching out to friends and families and sharing your child's class code!
  • October 17: Dancing Through the Decades! (Students may dress from their favorite decade) DanceFit will occur during Specials class time; we will not have visitors for this event. We will, however, share videos via social media throughout the day.

Bus Safety: Safety is paramount for our students and drivers. Your child is held accountable for their behavior on our buses. Please check out the "Know the Code" campaign being highlighted weekly in our Flat Family News.

Trunk or Treat: Check out the details for the upcoming Trunk or Treat event, hosted by our amazing PTO.


  • Monday & Tuesday: Join us for a Union Grove Cluster Training for Parents. East Lake Elementary, Timber Ridge Elementary, and Hickory Flat Elementary are teaming up with our HCS Technology team to share our newest parent platform, Henry Connects: Family Edition with learning resources for use at home. See details below and make plans to attend.

  • Friday is an Early Release Day: This Friday is an Early Release Day. Student dismissal will begin at 11:15 a.m. (please note updated time from previous newsletter). Please make sure to communicate your child's transportation plan with using the form that has been sent home.

Let's make this a great week at Hickory Flat!

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1st Grade is Learning About Landforms

I got to visit some of our awesome 1st graders this week! They were busy learning about landforms and forming opinions about where they would rather live. Some students shared facts with me as they gave their reasons for wanting to live on the coast or in the mountains...no one told me they wanted to live in the desert or in the valley.

Maybe a fun topic for family dinner: if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

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Mark Your Calendars!

  • October 10-11: Cluster Training Event at East Lake Elementary - 6:30 pm
  • October 12: PTO Meeting
  • October 14: Early Release Day
  • October 17: Dancing Through the Decades! (Student DanceFit Event with Boosterthon)
  • October 27: PTO Trunk or Treat!
  • November 8: No School for students
  • November 11: Veterans Day program for our military families (more details coming soon)
  • November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • November 30: Science Fair
  • December 21: Early Release Day
  • December 22 - January 6: Winter Break (No School)
  • January 16: MLK Holiday (No School)
  • February 20 - 24: Mid-Winter Break (No School)
  • March 10: Early Release Day
  • April 3 - 7: Spring Break (No School)
  • May 26: Early Release Day (Last Day of School)