Hickory Highlights-Sept. 2, 2022

Hickory School Hours - 9:25 am - 4:10 pm

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  • Mon., Sept. 5- NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
  • Thur. Sept 8 - PTO Meeting - 7pm- Hickory Innovation Lab
  • Wed. Sept. 14-PTO SPIRIT DAY -Rise 'n Roll Bakery, and Cabin Coffee
  • Mon. Sept. 26 - Fri. Sept. 30- Book Fair
  • Fri. Oct. 7th - PTO Fall Walkathon Fundraiser
  • Mon. Oct. 10th through Sun. Oct 23rd - FALL BREAK NO SCHOOL
  • Thurs. Oct 27th - PICTURE RETAKE DAY
  • Tues., Nov. 8th - E-LEARNING DAY -students learn from home

School Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Fall Book Fair is taking place next month (September 26 - 29). Mrs. Dunn is looking for parent volunteers to help with various tasks (setting up, tearing down, personal shopper). For every shift, a parent volunteer will receive a $5 book fair credit.

Please remember that parent volunteers must have a current background check on file with Avon Schools. To confirm that your background check has been approved and is current, please reach out to the Hickory office.

To sign up to volunteer at the book fair, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aa4a628a1fc1-fall

Congratulations to Hickory Leaders of the Month for August!

From the Hickory Cafe' Manager, Mary Cantlebarry - A la Carte sales start Monday (grades 1-4)

The Hickory Café will start selling A la Carte items to our 1st through 4th grade students on Tuesday September 6th. Kindergarteners can buy water, juice, and or milk. If you don’t want your child to purchase extras, you can change it in Titan or email me at: MECantlebarry@Avon-schools.org.

Please be aware that we are not selling everything item each day. For example: Chips will be one day and Ice cream another for now. Extra Fruit, Vegetables, Entrée, and drinks will be available daily, unless we unable to get products.

Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

A la Carte Prices:

Extra Fruit or Vegetable- $0.75 each

Peanut Butter & Jelly : $1.50

Extra Entrée: $1.50

Milk: $0.50

Ice Cream Cone: $1.00

Ice Cream Bars: $1.00

Ice Cream Cup: $0.75

Chips: $1.00

Bottled Water: $0.75

Cookie: $0.50 (Fridays only)

Juicy Juice: $0.75

4 oz. Juice: $0.35

PTO Meeting - Thursday, September 9th

The first PTO Meeting of the school year will take place Thursday, September 9th at 7pm in the Hickory Innovation lab.

All parents who are interested in participating in this year's PTO events are welcome to attend.

Meet the 2022-2023 Hickory PTO Board Members!

From the Hickory School Treasurer-Mrs. Rhonda Harris TEXTBOOK RENTAL

Dear Hickory Parents/Guardians:

Second statements for Textbook Rental were sent home on Wednesday, August 31st. Thank you to the parents have already sent in checks or cash, and those who paid their Textbook Rental fees online. It is imperative that each student's book rental payment is paid for the benefit of all students attending Avon Community School Corporation.

How to Pay: Textbook Rental can be paid to Hickory via cash, check (payable to Hickory Elementary), or by paying online through E-Funds. ($1.50 fee for the e-check/banking account option OR $2.95 fee per $100 for debit/credit card use)

Payment Plans: Please contact Mrs. Rhonda Harris with any questions or to set up a payment plan.

Free and/or Reduced: If you feel you may qualify for free or reduced lunches and textbook fees, the Free/Reduced application can be found at: https://family.titank12.com/ . Click on "Apply for Meals" and complete the online application form.

Per ACSC district policy, all unpaid textbook balances will be submitted to Kinum Collections.

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Your Child's Attendance is Important to Us!

As we start the school year, we want to remind all of our parents/guardians of the importance of having your child come to school. When a child misses 10 or more days of school-for any reason (including prearranged, ill, medical appointments, bereavement etc)- we see a negative academic impact. Your child is an important part of Hickory Elementary and we are excited to help them succeed.

To this end, we want to review the attendance policies and expectations.

1. After the fifth (5) day missed, a courtesy letter will be sent out to parent/guardians informing parents that absences are beginning to accumulate.
2. After the eighth (8) absence, a second attendance letter will be sent home stating that an excessive number of absences have occurred.
3. After the tenth (10) absence the school will work with the family to create an attendance contract.
4. Upon the fifteenth (15) absence, excused or unexcused a referral will be made to Project Attend.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's attendance, please contact the Hickory office at 317-544-6300 or email the attendance secretary, Rene' Wright at srwright@avon-schools.org.

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Notes from the School Nurse:

  • If you think your student may have trouble with bathroom accidents at school, please have a change of clothes available in your student's backpack. This is particularly typical at the beginning of the school year for our youngest Hickory friends!
  • If your child has needed to borrow clothing from the clinic for a potty accident or spill, please wash those items and return them to school. This helps to keep items available when friends need to borrow them!

Thank you for your help with these important matters!

Amber Walker RN

Hickory Elementary School Nurse