Parent Newsletter

August 18, 2023

Note from the Principals

HHES Families:

We are looking forward to seeing our HHES students and families at next week's Community Fair and Back to School event. We hope that you are able to join us. The Community Fair begins at 5 p.m. We will have food trucks on site, if you would like to purchase dinner. We will have our local library, community youth sports teams, and scouts on site so you can connect with our community partners about after-school activities. Our PWT will be on site selling spirit wear and you will be able to pick up supply boxes if you pre-ordered them. We will also have the Department of Health Immunization van on site. The DOH is able to provide any vaccinations your child is missing. If you are interested in having your child complete any immunizations, you can pre-register for a time here.

Class assignments will be posted at the community fair and students in grades 1 - 5 will be able to meet their teacher between 6 and 7 p.m. TK and K students and their families are welcome to attend the Community Fair, but will not be able to meet their teacher on August 24. TK and K families will get a call next week to schedule an initial parent-teacher meeting between August 30 - September 1.

We are looking forward to a great school year! Thank you for your support and partnership!

~ Meredith and Michael /

Back to School Community Fair

The Back to School Community Fair will be held on August 24 from 5 - 7 p.m. Grade 1 - 5 teachers will be available and classrooms will be open from 6 - 7 p.m.

Our community partners attending this event are:

- Chartwells (food service)

- Chinook Rugby

- Crown Equestrian / Royal Ridges

- Cub Scouts

- Fifth Grade Committee

- First Student (bus transportation)

- Fort Vancouver Regional Library

- Girl Scouts

- Highlands Little League'

- Hockinson Community Education / ASA

- Hockinson High School Band

- Hockinson Youth Cheerleading

- Hockinson Youth Football

- PWT (supply pick up, spirit wear sales, sign up to volunteer)

- Singers Company
- Washington Department of Health Immunization Van - pre-register for an immunization appointment

We hope to see you at the Community Fair!

School Supplies

All HHES School supply lists can be found here.

If your family pre-ordered a school supply box from PWT, the box can be picked up at the HHES Community Fair on August 24.

If your family needs assistance with school supplies, please give our office a call at 360-448-6430 or email our school social worker Vickie Hermann ( . We would be happy to help.

PWT Events

HHES and the PWT (People Working Together) are excited to welcome our youngest learners to HHES. PWT has set up a few special events to help our TK, K, and 1 students and their families get to know their school and classmates. We hope that you will be able to join us for the following events:

Popsicles on the Playground - TK, K, and First Grade Students and Families - August 28 6 p.m.

Your student can enjoy a popsicle and get to know their TK, K, and 1 grade classmates on the HHES playground.

BooHoo / WooHoo Breakfast - TK and K Families - September 5

TtK and K families are invited to join us in the cafeteria for breakfast after student drop off on the first day of TK and K classes.

Our PWT is supports the students and staff of HHES and HMS and sponsors many fun events for our Hockinson families. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please stop by one of the PWT tables at the Community Fair, Popsicles on the Playground, or BooHoo breakfast events.

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Upcoming Events

August 24: HHES Back to School Community Fair 5 - 7 p.m. / Meet the teacher event for students in grades 1-5 - 6 - 7 p.m.

August 28: PWT Popsicles on the Playground (TK - 1) - 6 p.m.

August 30: First Day of School - grades 1-5

August 30 - September 1: TK and K Family Meetings

September 4: No School - Labor Day

September 5: First Day of School - TK and K

September 5: PWT BooHoo / WooHoo Breakfast - Tk and K Families - 8 a.m.