Huntingburg Elementary School

September 7, 2018


Hungry for Knowledge

Establishing and Achieving Goals

Succeeding in Life

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

We welcome all new students and staff to the 18-19 school year, as well as returning students and staff! It's going to be a great year and we are excited about it getting started with each of you. This newsletter serves as another communication tool between school, families, and the community. We want to keep you informed, recognize student achievement, and highlight the great things happening at Huntingburg Elementary. The newsletter will be emailed to all parents every other week. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! Hopefully, it will continue to grow and be of value to you as a parent.

Upcoming Musical Programs:

  • Oct 9th 6:30 PM: 2nd graders present “The Granny Awards” at the SHS Auditorium

  • Oct. 11th 6:30 PM: 3rd graders present “United We Stand" at the SHS Auditorium

  • Dec. 17th 6:30 PM: Southridge Singers Christmas concert at the SHS Auditorium

  • Dec. 18th 6:30 PM: 1st graders present “Bring on the Snow!” at the SHS Auditorium

  • Dec. 20th 6:30 PM: Kindergarten presents “The Very Very Gingerbread Man” at the SHS Auditorium

Third Grade Activity

Third grade students created a graffiti wall to show that they have learned about GOODS and SERVICES in Social Studies.
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Accelerated Reader Winners

For every AR quiz a student takes and scores above 80% they entered into the drawing for a prize. Congrats to the following READERS!!

Week of Aug. 24th-

Miguel Calderon -2nd grade

Audrey McAninch -2nd grade

Zada Smitson -3rd grade

Madilyn Schwartz -4th grade



Upgrade is an initiative of the Welborn Baptist Foundation that aims to help students win in the classroom through healthy choices and physical activity. In an effort to raise more awareness of our Upgrade program and involve the community, Huntingburg Elementary, Holland Elementary, Southridge Middle School and North Spencer Schools are teaming up to offer a FREE HEALTHY TAILGATE EVENT before the SOUTHRIDGE vs. HERITAGE HILLS varsity football game on Friday, September 28th. The tailgate will be held in the lawn south of the football field and will begin at 6:30 EST (game time is 8:00). Raider and Patriot fans will have the opportunity to sample healthy food options, gather recipes, and learn more about local nonprofits and businesses who also promote healthy lifestyles. For more info, contact Upgrade coordinators Brett Schuler ( or Elaine Main (

From the nurse's office...

Nurse's office is in need of the following Items:

For Boys:

underwear sizes YSmall up to YLarge

Shoes all Youth Sizes- no flip flops please

Winter Coats all Youth Sizes

For Girls:

Short Sleeve Shirts and Shorts Size YSmall

Shoes all Youth Sizes- no flip flops please.

Winter Coats all Youth Sizes

We are also excepting empty plastic grocery sacks.

All donations can be dropped off at the front office. Thanks in advance for your support.

PTO Information

Our annual Paragon fundraiser begins today! Students will be bringing home the information on the fundraiser, as well as the order form. Included will be instructions for online ordering. The sale will run from 9/4 - 9/17. In addition to all the toy prizes that students can earn for their sales, we have new monetary incentives this year. The top selling student in each grade will receive $25 and every person who sells at least one item, picks up their product on time, and turns in their money on time will be entered into a drawing for $100. We will have three $100 winners! Paragon is our biggest fundraiser and we appreciate every single sale. As always, thank you for your time and fundraising efforts!

Library Media Center News

Summer Reading BINGO

Congrats to the following students for completing the coverall reading Bingo during the summer!!! Their hard work was rewarded with a treat, extra recess, and a free book.

Awesome job, Students!

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Young Hoosier Book Award Program

We've kicked off the YHBA program with grades 1-5. Students are encouraged to read the designated number of this year's nominated books so they'll be eligible to vote for their favorite at the end of the year. Fourth and fifth graders that read at least 5 of the nominees will be invited to a pizza party at the end of the year and may participate in the battle of the books. We will read the books aloud to students in grades 1-3. See the following link for more information about the program or to see the list of nominees:

Congratulations to the winners for the 2017-18 Young Hoosier Book Awards!
Picture Book
Winner -
Tuesday Tucks Me In by Luis Montalvan (7,336 votes)
2nd Place - What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe Tuma & Susan Tuma (5,316 votes)
3rd Place - Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman (5,202 votes)

Intermediate Book
Winner -
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (723 votes)
2nd Place - Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate (658 votes)
3rd Place - Pax by Sara Pennypacker (650 votes)