Hawk Flock Family News


It's A Week to Appreciate!

While we continue to adjust and adapt to the ever changing world of pandemic teaching, one thing that hasn't changed here at Hedden is the great staff we have. This week marks the opportunity to acknowledge and thank two wonderful groups that impact our students and they are our teachers and our nurses. Students have been encouraged to reach out to both past a present staff that have impacted them. Please feel free to do the same sometime this week too;-)

Speaking of great teachers, we have the opportunity to get two of them, Ms. Meske & Ms. Keeler, back into their regular teaching spaces starting Tuesday of next week. Given the new guidelines for schools and social distancing, we are ready to safely get students back into both the Art and Music classrooms. Both teachers had been traveling to each classroom to give lessons, but now we will have the students transition to them. Students will move through the building following appropriate guidelines to get to the Art room.

Movement to the Music room, like PE, will all be done outside using exterior doors to help ensure student and staff safety. Both teachers will be communicating with classroom teachers regarding student supplies that should come during their classroom sessions. At this point we do not plan to make this transition the library and Ms. Foley and Ms. Gresswell will continue to support student in their classrooms during "library time".

Please take a look the rest of the newsletter along with our websites and feel free to reach out with question if you still have any.

Kind regards,

Don Sims

Hedden Elementary Principal

***Kids Heart Challenge ***

A Message from Mr. Sinnes & Kids Heart Challenge

Dear Families - We hope you had a great time during your Kids Heart Challenge program and are so proud of our students! Thank you for your incredible generosity and support in making our community heart healthy while helping others.

YOU made a difference! And together, we helped save 140 lives while helping our students understand the importance of having a happy and healthy heart! Thank you!

Click Here for a BIG Thank you to your school from Heart Hero Warren!

We know how important it is to take care of our hearts year-round, so for additional tips and resources, visit the Parent Corner to keep your family healthy. If you haven’t completed, FINN’S MISSIONS yet, you can still log in on the Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visit http://www2.heart.org/goto/alicevhedden to learn Hands Only CPR, the warning signs of a stroke, heart and brain facts, and more!

Thank you again for being a heart hero and helping our school and the American Heart Association create longer, healthier lives!

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Do you live in the Fife School District and have or know a child who will be 5 years old by August 31st, 2021? We have a recording of a community webinar with Q &A linked below as presented by Discovery Primary School & Fife Elementary School!

Kindergarten Registration Information


Explanation of the kindergarten program offered in 2021

Registration process explained

Question/Answer Session

Kindergarten Registration Packet Pickup & Drop Off


Fife Public Schools District Office | 5802 20th St. E. Tacoma, WA 98424

For enrollment questions, please email enrollmentk2@fifeschools.com

*Enrollment forms are available to download on our district page.


Call (253) 517-1200

More Than Free & Reduced Meals

Did you know that the Free or Reduced-Priced Eligibility form can offer help with more than just student meals? Fee waivers or reductions would apply to ASB cards, ASB club dues, ASB field trips, and other optional non-credit activities (ex: dances, home games, plays, and competitions/conferences). If you would like to allow the Fife School District Food & Nutrition Services Program permission to use the information provided on this application to determine and/or share your child’s eligibility for fee waivers or reductions to participate in optional non-credit activities, please complete the form linked here. https://www.fifeschools.com/district/departments/food_services/consent_forms

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Upcoming Dates & Events

Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Students are encouraged to reach out to past and present teachers w/ a note or statement of thanks.

Sunday, May 9th
  • Mother's Day

Thursday, May 27th

  • NO School
  • Staff workday

Friday, May 28th & Monday, May, 31st

  • NO School
  • Memorial Break

NOTE: ALL Mondays for ALL students will be remote via Zoom. NO students will attend Hedden's campus on Mondays.