☘Hathaway School Community News☘

March 2023


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Principal's Message

March brings us Women's History Month, Read Across America, Daylight savings and other festive holiday and cultural celebrations as we head into Springtime.

Hathaway is also hosting Families in School family focus groups to hear from YOU about how we can improve family engagement and get our partners involved at Hathway. Please make plans to join us!

Hathaway is proud to share a new powerful community tool called, WeTip. The WeTip program is able to provide anyone with information a safe and comfortable place to report any instance of bullying, crime or injustice that may occur, knowing that their report will be taken seriously and passed on to the correct authorities. WeTip staffs their office 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to manage and triage all reports that come in. Check out important information below!

Hathaway also has Open House later this month so be sure to check out all of the important news and information for March!

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.

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

  • 03/02: - Spring Pictures
  • 03/03: - Read Across America
  • 03/10: - End of 2nd Trimester - Report Cards go home
  • 03/14: - Educational Partners Families in School focus group session 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • 03/14: - Pi Day - Celebrate Pi 3.14...
  • 03/21: - Hathaway Open House - Doors open at 4:00!
  • 03/24: - Cafe con Leche - Coffee and Cream
  • 03/25: - Port Hueneme 75th Celebration Parade 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • 04/03 - 04/14: Spring Break
  • 05/05: - Progress Notices
  • 05/08 - 05/12: Spring Parent Conferences

Families In Schools Focus Group

Hathaway needs your help! We are partnering with Families In Schools: https://www.familiesinschools.org/ to host family focus groups to hear from YOU about how we can improve family engagement.

Your input is very important to us, and we invite you to join us on:

Date: Tuesday March 14, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

Location: Hathaway

We will be providing childcare and snacks!

Please register here

Spring Open House! Tuesday March 21

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 21st for Hathaway's Spring Open House!

4:00 pm. - Doors open for Mr. Softee and Pizza Man Dan, food and treats available for guests to purchase. We will also have awesome music on the quad!

  • Scholastic Book Fair in library
  • Cafeteria will be open for Panther Portrait Gallery. Come in and check out all of our self portraits!
  • We will also have many community information tables around campus to learn more about some of the incredible things our community has to offer!

4:30 - 5:00 pm. - HESD Student Mariachi performance on the quad!

5:00 - 5:05 1st grade dance

5:00 - 5:10ish pm. - 5th Grade music performance

5:15ish - 6:00 Visit campus and discover some of the awesome art, writing and poetry created by students!

Women’s History Month - March

During the month of March, we give a little extra attention to all of the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined women. Since 1987, the United States has formally recognized March as National Women’s History Month. Every woman has a story to tell and gifts to share with the world.

Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.

The 2023 theme is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." This theme recognizes "women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media."

Coding Club Exposition!

Hathaway students were excited to share some of the great work they have been doing in the ELOP funded afterschool Coding Club! Along with two of Hathaway's amazing teachers, Jeanne Licea and Rebecca Hathaway, students shared the games they have been developing with HESD District Officials and fellow students. The coding Club is participating in a county wide competition this month We know they will do a great job representing Hathaway and our community!

Coding Club Schoolcade Event

Hathaway Coding Club Team members participated in a coding competition called Schoolcade. panthers had a great time learning more about coding and connecting with other computer experts!

Read Across America Celebration!

WeTip - Anonymous Reporting Tool

Hueneme Elementary School District and Hathaway are proud to share this powerful community tool with you!

WeTip provides a fully anonymous crime reporting tool to communities, students, and businesses throughout the nation. With communities in mind, WeTip is able to provide anyone with information a safe and comfortable place to report any instance of bullying, crime or injustice that may occur, knowing that their report will be taken seriously and passed on to the correct authorities.

In order to strengthen and provide communities with the best reporting solutions possible, WeTip staffs their office 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to manage and triage all reports that come in. Because WeTip’s primary focus is to serve and assist the Hathaway community, they are not restricted by any jurisdictional perimeters or law enforcement lines. Information that comes into WeTip will be taken seriously and distributed to the correct organizations to handle and resolve.

Check out WeTip informational video HERE

  • WeTip is now available on the Hathaway School website!
  • Text REPORT to 844.805.7893
  • Call 844.805.7893
  • Scan the QR Code (On all HESD WeTip Posters)


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, March 24 at 8:00 am in our library. Ventura County Public Health will be joining us! We are asking parents to sign in at the front office and then join us for some fresh coffee and pan dulce!

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Hathaway Community at our most recent Cafe

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🏀 Basketball is Back at Hathaway!

We had a great time bringing basketball back to Hathaway! Thanks to Mr. Morimune for sharing his coaching and leadership skills! Thank you to all of our awesome fifth graders who participated and a special shout to all students, community members and staff who supported throughout the seasons!

Go Panthers!

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Daylight Savings Sunday, March 12

Daylight saving time begins again on Sunday, March 12, 2023, when we will spring forward an hour at 2 a.m. local time. Fall and spring Daylight Savings changes in time continue a long tradition started by Benjamin Franklin to conserve energy.


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'

Extended Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) Session 3

Hathaway is excited to share an exciting opportunity for after school learning enrichment through our new Extended Learning Opportunities Program! (ELOP) Session 3 of enrichment classes begins the week of 03/13/23 - 06/14/23.

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.

you may print up the registration form or pick one up from the school office. Students already enrolled in ASES do not need a form completed, as they already have access to all the classes.

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

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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/.

March 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