HLES Parent Newsletter

September 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year

It is hard to believe that we are already in our fourth week of the school year! Our students are truly beginning to get into the school routine. We have sent home quite a few papers already for parents to complete. Thank you for returning those items back to school as promptly as possible. If you ever have questions about any of the information coming home, please contact our office.
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Open House is Thursday, September 13!

Thursday, Sep. 13th, 5:45pm

8200 Farm to Market Road 1431

Granite Shoals, TX

We are excited about Open House! Open House will be Thursday, September 13th from 5:45 pm-7:00 pm. Open House will begin in the cafeteria at 5:45 pm, and following a brief parent meeting, parents will be released to go to classrooms.
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Our School Day

As a reminder, our school day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm. School doors open at 7:15 am for breakfast, and we begin instruction in classrooms promptly at 7:45 am. Please plan to have your children arrive at school as close to 7:15 am as possible so that they have ample time to eat without missing instructional time.

Additionally, our staff is on duty beginning at 7:15 am. Please do not drop your student off before 7:15 am because we do not have supervision until that time.

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Should your student’s transportation/pick-up need to change, please be sure to communicate that to their teacher in the planner. If the transportation/pick-up needs to be changed during the school day, please be sure to call the office before 2:30. If your student needs to take a different bus, it must be approved by the transportation department. The number to transportation is 830-798-2300.
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Every Friday morning, we have Round-Up (our morning meeting). Round-up will begin at 7:30 am and end at 7:50 am. If your student is a car rider, please plan to bring them to school at 7:15 am on Fridays so that they won’t miss out on any of the fun.
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Thursday Folders

We are utilizing “Thursday Folders” to help streamline the communication and information going home, and we ask that you look through all the papers coming home in them. These will go home every Thursday. Please sign and return them to school every Friday. Our first progress reports will be sent home September 27th in the “Thursday Folder”.
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September 11 - Patriot Day

September 14 - First Responders recognized in Round-Up

September 17 - Constitution Day

September 17 - School Board Meeting

September 20 - Parent Education Night

September 21 - End of grading period for Progress Reports

September 24 - Progress Report Grades due by 11:59 pm

September 26 - Progress Reports sent home in Thursday Folders

October 1 - MFISD Bond Presentation for community @ HLES, 6:00 pm

October 4 - Fall Picture Day

October 8 - HOLIDAY

October 18 - Model Mustangs, 5:45 pm in Cafeteria

October 19 - End of 1st 9 weeks

October 25 - Report Cards sent home in Thursday Folders

October 22 - 26 - Red Ribbon Week

October 22 - Staff Inservice/Student Holiday

October 25 - Trunk or Treat

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One Novel Read

We are excited to continue our One Novel Read this year with Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Our first week to begin reading is the week of September 17-21. If you would like to follow along with us, our schedule is below.
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Hill Country Space Expo Saturday, September 15

This week is the Hill Country Space Expo. Please click on the link below for more information about the event.
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Opportunities at the Phoenix Center

The Phoenix center has two parenting groups starting this fall and an upcoming family day camp! Click on this link to all the information and to register.
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