HPES Parent Newsletter
I hope you had a wonderful three-day break with your little ones! Well, our students made it through the last couple of weeks and have August under their belt! It’s been exciting getting to know them and building those key relationships! My favorite part of the day is when I welcome our students to our campus at the front door in the mornings and seeing how excited they are to come to school! Thank you for entrusting your child to us as we strive to passionately serve their needs and yours. Please let me know how we can support you.
Please welcome Ms. Zeidler to our Kinder team, and Ms. Villacreces to our 5th Grade team. Both will begin with their students this week. If your child was affected by the change, you would have received a phone call and a letter in your child's backpack last week. Information on meeting the teachers was included in the communication home. If you would like to set up a conference, please reach out to the teacher.
HPES Recognized as Healthiest School!
Back to School Dance this Friday!
Friday is our Back to School Dance put on by the PTO. There will be lights, music, dancing, concessions and lots of fun! Parents must be present with their children. Looking forward to an evening of FUN!
BACK 2 SCHOOL DANCE
When: SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
Innovative Dj Entertainment Robert Rodriguez
From: 6 PM to 8 PM
Why: To start the school year with a safe, fun celebration!! Who: All Grades and their Families
Where: HPES Gym
ADMISSION IS FREE!!
FOOD & DRINKS WILL BE SOLD!!
(PIZZA, POPCORN, SODAS, CHIPS, CANDY)
Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d45acaa29a6ff2-back1
Every summer, there are staffing changes. Staff members move on to other opportunities, and new staff members join the campus. Before emailing a staff member from last school year, it would be wise to check with our front office staff. It is also a good idea to consider which staff member is your first point of contact for questions before you send your email. You may also call the front office at 512-594-6800 and ask for the person you need to speak with. I hope this information is helpful!
Senior Admin. Associate: Mima Oiesen – firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions regarding scheduling, procedures, teacher information, leave requests, substitutes, purchase orders (for your classroom/students), monthly and bi-weekly payroll, supplemental pay, staff travel, events, field trips, website updates, FB page, maintenance orders, after-hours events, fundraisers (any collection of money), Picture days, etc.
Registrar: Miriam Ruvalcaba – email@example.com
Student records, registration, residency questions, attendance, transfers, withdrawal, cumulative records, and folders, grade-book, etc.
Student Support Clerical Support: Mariela Moya- firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule LPAC and 504 meetings, and gather student grades, relevant classroom, and health data.
Nurse: Christine Henderson – email@example.com
Shot records, allergy information, distribution of medication, general student health, Section 504, and SpEd as related to health, etc.
Instructional Coach: Gina Lochner – firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions regarding master scheduling, campus procedures, curriculum, resources, SWAT, professional development, mentoring, lesson modeling, and virtually anything teachers need regarding curriculum and instruction.
Counselor: Anna Vazquez – email@example.com
Student care and concerns, parent and student support, Credit by Exam, Gifted and Talented information, assessment, and Section 504
Assistant Principal: Jesus Olivas –firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary contact regarding discipline, LPAC, and SpEd. Additionally, virtually everything you would contact Ms. Ruiz for. It is a good idea to copy Mr. Olivas on emails sent to Ms. Ruiz because both of them are able to respond to questions or concerns.
Principal: Lizbeth Ruiz – email@example.com
Any and all topics not covered by the staff members listed above.
We look forward to passionately serving the families of Highland Park Elementary!
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Vision and hearing screenings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4th for 1st, 3rd and 5th-grade students.
- Students may wear a college shirt on Wednesdays and a school spirit shirt on Fridays
- This Tuesday will be our first school-wide TUTU/TIE day. What do you do? Simply wear a tutu over your clothes or a fancy tie and join the school-wide spirit! Every first Tuesday of the month is tutu/tie day at HPES!
- Tardy bell rings at 7:35, with announcements starting promptly at 7:40. Traffic is hectic during morning drop-off, please plan accordingly.
Please join us during our PTO meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30. We love our PTO, can't wait to see you there.
09/03- Ms. Zeidler begins with her new Kinder class (Meet the teacher 7:20-7:40)
09/03- Ms. Villacreces begins with the 5th-grade bilingual class (Meet the teacher 7:20-7:40)
09/04- Moves with Mom 7:10-7:30
09/04- Vision & Hearing screenings for 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders
09/06- Cheerleader tryouts for 4th and 5th at 4:00
09/09- Grandparents Luncheon during your child's lunch
09/09- Book Fair Preview Day
09/09- 09/13- Book Fair
09/06- Back to School Dance 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
09/12- PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
09/13- HPES Spirit Store 7:15- 7:35 in the foyer
09/16- DAAC meeting @ 4:45-6:45
09/19- American Sign Language Class 2 @ 4:00
09/23- Jump Rope Team tryouts at 4:00
09/25- Dunks with Dad 7:10-7:30 (Basketball not donuts)
09/26- American Sign Language Class 2 @ 4:00
09/27- HPES Spirit Store 7:15- 7:35 in the foyer