Hornet Herald

March 17th

Happy Friday!

Hello HHES Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful week. Our campus was full of green today and there was a lot of energy in the air.

We hope you all will consider joining us tonight for our PWT BINGO & Silent Auction from 6:00-8:00pm. There is a flier below with more information. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Next Thursday, 3/23 at 6:30pm we will have our Kindergarten concert. We hope you will consider joining us for the show.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Robertson & Mrs. Colpron


Spring conferences will happen the last week of March (3/27-3/31). Your child's classroom teacher will be reaching out or has already reached out to schedule a conference. Please remember to sign up for a conference. If you need an interpreted conference, please let your child's classroom teacher know.

REMINDER: Students will be released at 11:15am every day that week.

Kindergarten Concert

Where: HHES Gym

When: Thursday, March 23rd

Time: 6:30pm

Please join us!

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Getting Ready for the SBA

Are you curious about what the questions look like on the SBA? Please use the links below to access some sample grade level questions that our students are asked to answer on the SBA tests.

Students in grades 3-5 take the SBA assessment in the spring to see how they are performing on grade level standards. We use this data to guide our instruction in the classroom.

3rd Grade Sample Questions

4th Grade Sample Questions

5th Grade Sample Questions

Can you help with Multicultural Night?

Hello Families!

Would your child like to shine on the stage? Does your child enjoy performing for an audience? We will have a poetry reading room at our Multicultural Night and are looking for students that would like to participate. Multicultural Night is Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5:00-7:30 at the Hockinson Heights Elementary School.

The Poetry Reading opportunity is open to all TK-5th grade students. The time limit for each reading is two minutes. We would love to encourage students to read poems from around the world and invite multilingual students to read a poem in a language other than English.

To sign up, have your child select a poem and fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/ttmwNJNmADnbGPMXA

If you have questions, please email: es.multiculturalnight@hocksd.org


The Multicultural Team

Are you interested in being a Lunch Buddy?

A HUGE thank you to those of you who signed up! We will be in contact with you after spring break to begin our Lunch Buddy program.

We are always looking for ways to involve and invite our community onto our campus to engage with students.

We would like to begin a Lunch Buddy program at HHES. You might be asking what is a Lunch Buddy? A Lunch Buddy is someone to eat with, someone to talk to, someone to listen to, someone to laugh with and someone a child can depend on to be there for them. Most neighboring school districts have this program at their schools and this would be a wonderful way for our students to connect with our Hockinson community.

A Lunch Buddy can be anyone who is willing to donate one hour of their time once a week to connect with a student during their lunch and recess time. We can be flexible to best meet the needs of both the student and adult. Please let us know if you are interested by completing the interest form below.

Lunch Buddy Interest Form

You can also email Bess Colpron at bess.colpron@hocksd.org or call our office to let us know you are interested.

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Important Dates


Character Trait: Honesty

March 17th PWT BINGO/Silent Auction

March 23rd Kindergarten Concert

March 27th - 31st Conference week (students released at 11:15 am)

March 27th - 30th Book Fair at HHES

March 28th Late Conference Night

March 31st 4th Grade Egg Drop


Character Trait: Perseverance

April 3rd-7th Spring Break

April 18th 5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Preview (9-10am or 5-6pm)

April 20th Multicultural Night

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.