Hickory Highlights

School Newsletter-September 3, 2021

Hickory School Hours - 9:25 am - 4:10 pm

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Mon. Sept. 6-No School-Labor Day

Oct. 11-Oct 22-Fall Break-No School

Wed. Oct. 27-Picture RETAKE/MAKE-UP Day

Tues. Nov.2-ELearning Day-Students learn from home

Wed. Nov 24 - Fri. Nov 26-Thanksgiving Break No School

Dec. 20-Jan 3- Winter Break-No School

Tues. Jan 4- Students Return from break

Mon. Jan. 17- No School-MLK Jr. Day

Mon. Feb 21-No School-Presidents Day-(Snow Make Up Day if needed)

Mar. 21-April 1-Spring Break-No School

Fri. May 27-Students Last Day

Click here for printable District School Calendar

Hickory Elementary August Leaders of the Month

Congratulations to the following students for being named Hickory Leaders of the Month.

To view the virtual convocation video shared with all students this morning, please go to:


Thank you to 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Ashton Franklin, for coordinating, editing, and creating the monthly video!

Reminders from the School Nurse-

~ Please send your child to school with a mask. It is important that these are appropriately sized for your child. Ear loop face masks tend to work better than the gaiter style.

~ Also, please remember to send a water bottle to school with your child every day. Staying hydrated is important, and drinking fountains are not available for use.

~ Lastly, if you received a message from me indicating that I am missing your child's most up-to-date immunization record, please make every effort to submit that to school as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help in these important matters!

Amber Walker, RN

Hickory Elementary



Textbook Rental Payments Are Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting textbook rental payments. You can send cash or check in with your child to the Hickory office (make sure to put your child's name and "Book Rental Fees" on the envelope and make checks payable to "Hickory Elementary". To pay by credit card, you can either pay online by going to e-Funds for Schools

or call your credit card in to Mrs. Harris at 317-544-6300, ext. 6341.

If you feel like you may qualify for state assistance with your textbook fees, you can apply online by going to https://family.titank12.com/ and clicking on "Apply for Meals Today". (The same application used for both meals and textbook fees).

You also have the option to set up a payment plan. If you would like to do this, please contact Rhonda Harris at rjharris@avon-schools.org or call 317-544-6300 ext. 6341.

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Welcome Stephanie Daniels!

We would like to welcome Mrs. Stephanie Daniels to Hickory Elementary. Mrs. Daniels has taken over Mrs. Witte's (1st grade teacher) maternity leave for the remainder of the school year. She is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a masters in Curriculum Instruction.

Stephanie has 18 years teaching experience in grades pre-k through 1st grade.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, 5 children and 4 grandchildren and loves gardening, hiking, and kayaking.

Her favorite part of being a teacher is when students have that a-ha moment when they learn something and begin to develop a love for learning.

Welcome to Hickory Elementary!

Hickory School Picture Make-up / Retake Day- Wednesday, October 27


If your child was not here on the original picture day (August 12), Lifetouch Portraits will be here at Hickory on Wednesday, October 27th to take pictures.

Additionally, if you were unhappy with your child's pictures from the first picture day, you can send them back in on this date to be retaken.

More information will come home closer to this date.