Falcon News

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February 1, 2016

Living and Learning the Falcon Way

HEB ISD Core Messages

1. Students are responsible for their learning.

2. Quality teachers and effective schools are essential to students’ learning.

3. Parents and patrons are vital partners in the educational process.

4. A safe environment for every student and employee is a prerequisite to learning.

5. Decisions and actions, at all levels, focus and support effective student learning.

Vision and Mission

Vision We are the ones empowering students to perform with excellence.

Mission As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence, by showing respect and responsibility, and challenging myself to reach my goals.

School Spirit Days!

We've got spirit, yes we do!

We would like our students to show their school spirit by wearing their school shirt or special attire on the following designated days:

February 5: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

February 12: Valentine's Day Parties/Wear Red or Pink!

February 19: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

February 26:Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

March 3: College Colors Day! Report Cards go Home

March 4: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

Donuts With Dads!

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7:15am

Hurst Hills Elementary Library

Calling all dads! Please come with your child to the library between 7:15 and 7:45 on Thursday February 11 to enjoy a donut and juice or coffee for breakfast. This is in appreciation of all dads, not just watchdogs. This is a come and go event. Your students would love to have you visit the school. We will be handing out Watchdog fliers in case you would like to volunteer, but we know many of you need to get to work so we won't do a presentation. We hope to see you there!

Valentine's Day Parties

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2:15pm

Hurst Hills Classrooms

We will have Valentine's Day parties on Friday February 12 starting at 2:15. Families are welcome to join. Please remember, everyone must sign in with their driver's license or state issued ID prior to accessing the classrooms. If you have completed the VIPS background check you can bypass the sign in and get a sticker at the door. (ID still required)

Important Dates

February 1: Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library

February 2: 100th Day of School

3rd Grade Writing CBA 1

February 5: Valentine Grams on sale @ lunch time

February 8-12: PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

February 8: Progress Reports go home

Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library

February 9: 5th Grade Math DBA 1 Closed Campus

February 10: 4th Grade Writing DBA 2 Closed Campus

February 11: Watchdog Donuts With Dads Event in Library from 7:20-7:45 (Come and Go)

February 12: Valentine's Day Parties 2:00-2:45

February 15: Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library

February 18-19 Grades 4-5 Social Studies CBA 1

February 22-March 2 Book Swap Collection Window

February 23: 5th Grade Reading DBA 1 Closed Campus

February 25: Dollar Days: Crazy Socks (Do not have to wear shoes in the classrooms)

February 26: End 4th Six Weeks

Half Day: Noon Dismissal

February 27: Cowtown 5K

March 3: College Colors and Report Cards go home

March 4: Spring Pictures/Class Pictures

Schools of Choice: Apply Now

Schools of Choice Application Window Begins

Date: Monday - January 04, 2016

Applications for our Schools of Choice programs must be submitted during the Transfer Window (January 4 - February 29, 2016). If you are applying for a SOC program at a campus other than your home campus, a Transfer Application must also be completed for that campus.

Transfer Window Open Now

If you would like to transfer within the district, from one HEB ISD school to another, the transfer window begins January 4, 2016 and ends February 29, 2016.

For more information, read the Transfer Q&A for the 2016-17 School Year

Benefits of Reading for Children...And Adults: Click the link to read more!

How to Volunteer at Hurst Hills

Volunteers are welcome and needed at Hurst Hills! If you want to volunteer, please go to the district web site and find the red apple. Click and follow the directions for the Volunteers system. You must have cleared the volunteer system to attend a field trip, be a watchdog, or help with school events. It can take some time, so sign up now! Returning volunteers should renew every 12 months. Click below to go directly to the volunteer page.

Can we help?

Are you in a transitional living situation due to financial hardship or loss of housing?

· Doubled-up with friends or family

· Living in a hotel or motel

· Living in a shelter

· Living in a car or unsheltered

There are services to help you! Call HEBISD Family Support Services 817-399-3470!

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