⛄Hathaway School Community News⛄

❄❄❄December 2022❄❄❄


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❄Principal's Message❄

Hathaway Community,

December is a month filled with a lot of cultural, educational and seasonal activities for our students, staff and community. We are busy here at Hathaway providing the gifts of education and learning as we wrap up the 2022 school year! Hathaway is currently hosting Parent and Teacher conferences until Friday, December 9. Your student's teacher have reached out to you to set up an in person conference. We will do our best to accommodate you and the needs of your family. Later this month we will also have a much deserved Winter Break to rest, relax and recharge as we all look forward to beginning 2023!

Winter Break is Wednesday, December 22 - Wednesday, January 4. Wednesday, December 21st and is a Minimum Day for ALL students. All students will leave campus at 11:56 am. We return to school, Thursday, January 5, 2023. Reminder school starts at 8:05 am.

Please check the calendar below. Please take a few minutes to read and review about all of our important upcoming events and check out some of the great events and pictures from Hathaway!

At home COVID-19 Test kits for students are available in our front office.

As a reminder, at no time is it acceptable to send students to school when they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and especially if they have received a positive test result (laboratory based OR at-home test). Please make sure to report all positive cases to your students’ school.

COVID-19 related Symptoms:

  • Runny Nose/Congestion

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or Body Aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of Smell/Taste

  • Difficulty Breathing

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress or need any support at school or home, please stop by, call, email or text us! If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217

Mr. Beneke - Principal

Important Dates

  • 12/01 - 12/09: - Parent Conferences
  • 12/06: - Colgate Bright Smiles Parent Zoom - 5:00 - 6:00 PM.
  • 12/07: - Panther Basketball@5:00 PM. Hathaway v. Rio Del Mar, Colonia Gym
  • 12/14: - Panther Basketball@7:00 PM Hathaway v. Brekke, Colonia Gym
  • 12/14: - TK/K informational Zoom Meeting
  • 12/16: - Cafe con Leche 8:00 AM Hathaway Library
  • 12/21: - Minimum Day - All Students dismiss at 11:56
  • 12/21 - 01/04: - Winter Break
  • 01/04: - Panther Basketball @6:00 PM. Hathaway v. Tierra Vista, Colonia Gym
  • 01/11: - @5:00 PM. Hathaway v. Rio Rosales, Colonia Gym
  • 01/13: - Hathaway Spelling Bee 8:30 - Cafeteria
  • 01/16: - Martin Luther King Day Holiday - No School
  • 01/18 @6:00 PM. Hathaway v. New Harvest, Colonia Gym
  • 01/20: - Progress Notices
  • 01/20: - Cafe con Leche 8:00 AM Hathaway Library
  • 02/17: - Lincoln's Birthday - No School
  • 02/20: - Washington's Birthday - No School
  • 03/10: - End of 2nd Trimester -
  • 04/03 - 04/14: Spring Break

Parent Conferences

Fall parent conferences are just around the corner!

Parent conferences: November 28th - December 9th, 2022

We are excited to share what we have learned this Fall and how we can continue to work together to bring out the best in you student.

Parent Conference Daily Schedule:

Kinder: 8:05 am. - 11:56 am.

First, Second, Third: 8:05 am. - 1:20 pm.

Fourth, Fifth: 8:05 am. - 1:40 pm.

Your student's teacher will be reaching out to you to set up a virtual or in person conference. We will do our best to accommodate you and the needs of your family.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Basketball is Back at Hathaway!

Basketball is Back at Hathaway! Thanks to Mr. Morimune and Panther Team Members for sharing your enthusiasm, efforts and energy! Best of luck to you all! We know you will represent the best of Hathaway! Come out and support our 22-23 Basketball team!

2022-2023 Schedule:

  • Wed 12/7 @5:00 PM. Hathaway v. Rio Del Mar, Colonia Gym
  • Wed 12/14 @7:00 PM Hathaway v. Brekke, Colonia Gym
  • Wed 1/4 @6:00 PM. Hathaway v. Tierra Vista, Colonia Gym
  • Wed 1/11 @5:00 PM. Hathaway v. Rio Rosales, Colonia Gym
  • Wed 1/18 @6:00 PM. Hathaway v. New Harvest, Colonia Gym

Go Panthers!

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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Zoom Program

Hathaway Community, Colgate believes that every child and their family have a right to a lifetime of healthy smiles. That's why we’re championing a brighter future for 2 billion children and their families as we work to improve the health, education, and wellbeing in the U.S. and around the world. Since 1991, the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® initiative has touched the lives of more than a billion children in over 80 countries. Kids learn powerful habits like brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Our mission is to connect underserved communities to oral health education, free dental screenings and treatment referrals. Together we can promote lifelong learning opportunities and create a world of bright smiles and even brighter futures.

Link to join Zoom Meeting:

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TK/K informational Zoom Meeting

Hathaway community, HESD will be hosting an important TK/K informational Zoom Meeting Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 PM, for families. Registration for TK and K will begin January 5, 2023.

Zoom Link to meeting: http://bit.ly/HESD-TK-INFO

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We are proud to bring our educational partners, "Cafe con Leche" to Hathaway! These parent and staff gatherings are designed to help you learn more about Hathaway, how schools operate, valuable community resources, ask questions and receive any support you may need.

Please join us Friday, December 16 at 8:00 am in our library. We are asking parents to sign in at the front office and then join us for some fresh coffee and pan dulce!

Winter Break - December 22 - January 4

Wednesday, December 22nd is a Minimum Day for ALL students. Students will leave campus at 11:56 am.

Winter Break - December 22 - January 4.

We return to school, Monday, January 5, 2023. Reminder school starts at 8:05am.


Have you noticed communication between educational partners and Hathaway staff is changing? Schools around the district are now using an APP called, "Parent Square" which supports communication with staff and students at the class, school, and district level and integrates with our student information system.

Enter the cell phone or email that is on file in Q to sign in or sign up.

For a step by step guide for how to download and use Parent Square click HERE

Download the APP Today!

https://www.parentsquare.com/signin by using the 'Sign-up/Register'

After School Scratch Coding Club!

Thanks to Ms. Licea, Ms. Hathaway and our ELOP Grant, upper grade students are learning valuable coding and computer skills after school! Using the, "Scratch" program promotes computational thinking and problem solving skills; creative teaching and learning; self-expression and collaboration; and equity in computing. This awesome program allows students to create digital stories, games, and animations. Great job Ms. Licea, Ms. Hathaway and students!

Extended Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

Hathaway is excited to share an exciting opportunity for after school learning enrichment through our new Extended Learning Opportunities Program! (ELOP) Session 2 of enrichment classes begins the week of 12/12/22 - 3/10/23.

ELOP provides afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. If your student is interested in attending any class, please make your selection from below. Select one enrichment class for your student’s grade level. Grade 4 students may also attend Actor’s Lab on Mondays A schedule for each student will be sent home.

Copies of the Interest forms and flyers are available in our front office.

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Ray D. Prueter Library Events

Here are some awesome FREE events from the Ray D. Prueter Library. The library is offering fun and engaging programs this fall including Minecraft Gaming, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) LAB, Paws for Reading and Dungeons and Dragons for students of all ages! More information: HERE

Ray D. Prueter Library, 510 Park Ave, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Phone: (805) 486-5460

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HESD Teacher of the Year 2021-2022!

Heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Vasquez for receiving the much deserved recognition of being Hueneme Elementary School Districts Teacher of the Year! Ms. Vasquez attended school at Hathaway as a child and has devoted 36 incredible years to the students staff and community here at Hathaway as an amazing educator! Ms. Vasquez has long been a pillar of professionalism, a role model of dedication and constant growth as an educator. The Hathaway staff is proud and honored to have the opportunity to work along side her through the years. Great work Ms. Vasquez!
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Please Report Your Absences

If your child will be absent, please call the school and report the absence to our front

office: 805-488-2217 Please bring any doctor's notes or necessary documentation to

excuse any absence to the school office or email it to Veronica Hernandez

( vhernandez@hueneme.org )

No Bullies!

Anti-Bullying Policy:

Hathaway and the Governing Board recognize the harmful effects of bullying on student well-being, student learning, and school attendance and desire to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel, or retaliate against them for filing a complaint or participating in the complaint resolution process.

If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217

Safety First

Hathaway Community, one of the most important goals at Hathaway is for us to work together to keep all students, staff and educational partners safe as we enter and exit campus. Please be aware that the Oxnard Police Department will be in the area and may be issuing citations.

Please remember:

  • During morning drop-of and afternoon pick up, please do not park in red zones or double park on Dollie Street in front of the school.

  • Parking lots are for district staff and individuals who need accessible parking only.

  • Please remember to use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking to campus.

  • Please be respectful to staff as we work together to enforce safety for all.

Thank you in advance for your help making Hathaway a safe and excellent school!

After-School Education and Safety (ASES) 2022-2023!

Hathaway After-School Education and Safety (ASES) enrollment for the 22-23 school year is happening now! Next fall we will have many new and exciting changes! ASES is Monday through Friday after school. Please stop by the office to pick up an ASES enrollment packet. Lets get ready for a great new year of learning!
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Start the day off right!

Hathaway community, please ensure that our students arrive to campus no later than 8:00 am. Arriving on time allows students time to walk to their line and be ready to be picked up by their teacher. Students should be in their seats by 8:05 am. Students arriving after 8:05 are marked tardy.

Universal Meals

Great news! starting this year throughout California, as a result of Education Code (EC) 49501.5, all students in grades TK–12 will be provided two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during every school day regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility!

Good food and nutrition are an essential part of great learning!

Dressed and Ready to GO!

Gentle reminders for dressing for success when coming to school: Please wear school appropriate clothing when at Hathaway.

Items that are not allowed:

  • gang-related insignia/graffiti on clothing, backpack or school supplies/work,

  • clothing with inappropriate writing (alcohol, drugs, weapons, disrespectful statements)

  • No clothing, hats or personal items with team/sports logos

  • Pajamas (except on celebration days)

  • sleeveless tops, see through blouses/shirts, low cut or bare midriff tops; spaghetti straps

Nothing that distracts from the learning environment is allowed.

If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217

Counselor's Corner Mr. Bravo

Please let us know if you or your student needs any support.

School Counselor: Clemente Bravo

805-488-2217 Extension: 1889 Email: cbravo@hueneme.org

To access the full resources of HESD Counseling Corner students and families click here: https://sites.google.com/hueneme.org/hueneme-school-counselors/home

You can also find additional support here: https://covid19k12counseling.org/.

September Lunch Menu

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For detailed information about the 2022-2023 School year click below ↓

🕗 Hathaway 2022-2023 Bell Schedules 🕝

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Every Wednesday is an early dismissal day!

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Contact Us: 📬📞💻

Julien Hathaway Elementary School - 805-488-2217

Office Manager: Veronica Hernandez, vhernandez@hueneme.org

School Counselor, Clemente Bravo, cbravo@hueneme.org

Principal, Thomas Beneke, tbeneke@hueneme.org

Need to contact your teacher?

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher during during school hours
  • Seesaw or Google Classroom
  • Call your teacher: 805-488-2217 +classroom extension