Hearne Elementary School Newsletter

January 2019-February 2019

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Follow Us to Stay Informed

Please update your phone numbers and home addresses so we can ensure you receive all our campus updates.

Text @hearnehu to number 81010 to sign up for Remind messages.

Attention Parents and Families:

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Be on time. Every Day!

Parents, we need your support with getting students to school on time every day.

  • Doors open at 7:15 AM daily. Early-bird special runs until 7:40 AM daily.
  • Students are marked tardy after 7:55 AM.
  • Breakfast is served to all students, free of charge.
  • We offer an "Early Bird Special" for students from 7:15 AM to 7:40 AM every morning. First-come, first serve...come early to engage in the fun!
  • Target Time Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 AM.

Save the Date for the Upcoming Campus Events:

Visit our website regularly!

  • Monday, January 21st- Staff and Student Holiday (No School)
  • Tuesday, January 22-25- Lunch with your child (see schedule below)
  • Wednesday, January 23rd- SDC Meeting at 3:45 PM
  • Monday, January 28th- 100th day of School
  • Thursday, January 31st- 4th Grade Writing DCA- no visitors during the day on campus due to testing
  • Thursday, January 31st- 4th Grade Parent Night (5:00-6:30pm)
  • Saturday, February 2nd- 4th Grade Honor Choir Performance at Taylor High School
  • Thursday, February 7th- STEAM Showcase (5:00-6:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, February 13th- LPAC Meeting at 9:00 AM
  • Friday, February 15th- Hearne Spring Festival (5:00-7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, February 16th- 4th Grade Writing Tutorials begin
  • Monday, February 18th- No School--Student Holiday
  • Monday, March 4th- Math District Common Assessment
  • Tuesday, March 5th- Reading District Common Assessment
  • March 11th-15th- Spring Break--No School

Lunch with Your Child

The Tradition will continue!

The next lunch with your child will be the week of January 22-25, 2018.

Due to the size of our cafeteria, parents and guardians are welcome to eat lunch with their child on select days based on grade level.

Monday-No School

Tuesday- PK/K/PPCD/1st Grade/REACH

Wednesday- 2nd Grade/Life Skills

Thursday- 3rd Grade

Friday- 4th Grade

Husky News!

Greetings Husky Students and Families,

Happy New Year from the entire Hearne Elementary Staff!

We are excited to have completed the first semester of our school year. We could not do it without you. Thank you for helping your students arrive on time and prepared each day. Our staff members are committed to meeting your student needs and helping each student grow academically and socially.

Tutorials for 2nd-4th grade students began this month. Information was shared through your child's teacher.

All 1st-4th grade students receive additional targeted support in reading and math each school day from 8:00-8:30 AM. To ensure your child is able to receive this intervention, please make sure your student arrives on time, before 7:55 AM.

Dress code update

Alief ISD is a uniform school district. Students are permitted to wear a Hearne spirit shirt on Wednesdays and a college/university shirt on Fridays this year. Jeans will be permitted with a spirit shirt on Wednesday and college shirt on Friday!

Update Contact Information

Alief ISD has moved to an online registration system. All newly registered students should have used this system to register for this school year. All returning students have already been added to the new system based on last year’s information. If you moved or updated your phone numbers, please update your student information today: https://www.aliefisd.net/enroll

Hearne Elementary School has a long, proud tradition of academic success grounded in a family atmosphere. I look forward to the fabulous feats we will accomplish for the 2018-2019 school year!

If you need anything, please let us know so we can support you and your family.


Mrs. Johanna Sanchez


Campus Information

Core Values

We build meaningful relationships with all stakeholders.

We maintain a safe environment in a positive atmosphere.

We focus on student achievement.

We are committed.

We are a family.

Vision Statement

Hearne Elementary will provide a learning environment, where all students are empowered as leaders and critical thinkers. We are committed to building positive relationships in a safe environment while creating life-long learners who are prepared for the 21st century.

Mission Statement

The mission of Hearne Elementary School is to guide our students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make responsible life choices and positive contributions in a diverse society. In collaboration with home and community, we respond to the needs of every child, ensuring that each child can and will learn.


Learning today; leading tomorrow!

Theme this year

It's not the team with the best players that win.

It's the players with the best team that wins.

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January is School Board Appreciation Month!

We have a top-notch School Board in Alief ISD. This month and always, we thank each board member for their selfless service to our students and staff.
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No School in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, Jan. 21st, 7am-4pm

13939 Rio Bonito Road

Houston, TX

Progress Reports go Home

Thursday, Jan. 31st, 4pm

13939 Rio Bonito Road

Houston, TX

Career Day

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 8am-3pm

13939 Rio Bonito Road

Houston, TX

We are committed to supporting college and career readiness!

If you know someone who would like to participate in our annual Career Day, please contact our counselors, Mrs. Jacobs or Mrs. Guzman.

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Student Holiday--Teacher Conference Day

Monday, Feb. 18th, 7am-4pm

13939 Rio Bonito Road

Houston, TX

Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, March 21st, 4pm

13939 Rio Bonito Road

Houston, TX

Great Things Happening around Hearne These Days...


With the second semester of school comes the STAAR test.

We are confident in our 3rd and 4th grade students' abilities to show what they know! STAAR is one way we collect data on student progress. We want all our students to earn Meets and Masters levels. Look at the charts below to understand more about the new 'Approaches, Meets, and Masters' system.

Practice STAAR Tests

Writing District Common Assessment- Thursday, January 31st

Math District Common Assessment- Monday, March 4th

Reading District Common Assessment- Tuesday, March 5th

4th Grade Writing STAAR- Tuesday, April 9th

3rd and 4th Grade Math STAAR- Monday, May 13th

3rd and 4th Grade Reading STAAR- Tuesday, May 14th

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Encourage your student: See Something, Say Something!

Safety is everyone's responsibility. We have been reinforcing this simple phrase around our building: "See Something, Say Something."

Please help us by encouraging your student to speak up and share anything that may be considered unsafe. The more we know, the better and faster our response can be.

Throughout the year, we practice drills with our students as well. To establish clear language for everyone, we use the Standard Response Protocol for our campus drills. See the picture and video below so you can see first-hand what students and staff are responsible for doing during each drill.

Thank you for your help in making our campus a safe place!

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Yes, we are a dress code campus!

Hearne Elementary School

Mode of Dress for the 2018-2019 School Year


Navy Blue or Khaki

*Jeans allowed with Hearne spirit shirt (Wednesdays) or college/university shirt (Fridays).


Any Solid Color Collared Shirt or Spirit Shirt on Wednesdays


  • Too loose clothing or attire too tight for walking, sitting, bending, or reaching is unacceptable to wear to school.
  • Oversized clothing, sagging pants, and exposure of undergarments are not permitted.
  • Form-fitting shorts or pants of Lycra or spandex and biker shorts are not permitted.
  • Cut-offs and slashed or ripped clothing is prohibited.
  • Hats, caps, and bandanas must not be worn unless for special campus events. Parents will be notified.
  • Hemlines of shorts, skirts, and dresses may be no more than 2” above the knees.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. House shoes/slippers are not allowed.
  • Body piercing is limited to the ears only. Earrings are not permitted to be worn by male students in elementary school.

For more information, please read the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

Protecting Personal Information

Your personal information is treated confidentially at Hearne.

Due to unique family situations (ex. guardianship/custody, protective orders, restraining orders, etc.) and safety concerns for all, personal information will not be shared with via phone calls because identity cannot be verified. Please contact an administrator if you have any concerns. We will be happy to support your concerns.

Bus Riders will use a SMART Tag!

In just three easy steps, you and your child can have peace of mind knowing that they are safe and sound on their way to and from school. The SMART Tag electronic bus transportation system ensures that students get on the right bus and get off at the right stop.


  • Students are issued new school ID cards with an electronic chip SMART sensor
  • School busses are equipped with a SMART Tag reader that riders swipe when loading and unloading
  • The tablet will display whether the rider is boarding the correct bus or getting off at the right stop
  • Parents and guardians can sign up for SMART Alerts via text to notify them that their child boarded the bus or exited at the correct stop
  • Access to the Parent Portal allows you to view a real time map with GPS tracking

Have Questions? Contact Alief ISD Transportation Services: (281) 983-8400

If your student lost their SMART Tag, there is a $5 replacement fee. Please place the money in a sealed envelope with your students' name when sending it to school.

Student Pick Up

Students should be picked no later than 3:40 PM each day from each of our dimissal locations:

  1. Car Rider (all cars must have a car rider tag)
  2. Daycare
  3. Walker
  4. Bus Riders (all students should have a SMART ID Tag when boarding and unboarding the bus).

If you need to change your child's mode of transportation for dismissal, this must occur before 2:30 PM.

Early Dismissal Must be Done before 2:30 PM

Parents, for the safety of all students, the last time to pick up your student early each day is before 2:30 pm. Change of transportation must also be completed before this time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Car Rider Reminder

For the safety of everyone, parents you must remain in your vehicle to pick up your students each day. Traffic moves swiftly when all cars have proper tags.

Our dedicated staff members actively supervise students until the last student is picked up.

Thank you for your assistance in creating a safe environment for everyone.