Hubbard Elementary School

Family Newsletter - March 2022

Welcome Spring!

Hubbard Families,

Spring is here, with the various weather types that come with it! Spring is filled with all the weather changes outside the building and inside there is a lot of learning and teaching as we prepare for the end of the year assessments. If you have questions about your child's assessment dates, please reach out to the teacher(s). Here are district and state level assessments we are preparing for:

  • IRI - Idaho Reading Indicator is for all students in Idaho that are kindergarten - 3rd grade. This assessment will happen early May.
  • ISIP - Istation Indicator of Progress is for kindergarten - 5th grade students and is an early reading screener and diagnostic. This assessment is taken monthly (September-May) as a progress report of growth in reading.
  • ISAT - ISAT Comprehensive Assessment System is the state assessment for 3rd-8th and 10th grade students in reading/writing and math. Our 3rd grade students will be taking this during the end of April and early May.
  • IReady - iReady Math Diagnostic is an adaptive math assessment that our kindergarten - 3rd grade students take three times a year. The next diagnostic will happen during the first few weeks of May.

Our teachers and staff work hard to prepare students for assessments while also spacing assessments out so that it's not all during the same day or week. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher as sleep, breakfast, and positive support is always a great way to helps students to prepare for the assessments!

Warmest wishes to all,

Justine Burgess


Free Family Night - March Book Madness

Save the Date - Wednesday, March 30 - 6:00-7:30

Our Specialist (Mrs. Gamoba, Mrs. Hoagland, Mrs. Gerritsen) and our Parent Advisory Committee have worked together to create a free family night for our Hubbard community!

We can't wait to have a free family night for our Timberwolf families to enjoy!

  • Free concessions (families will receive food tickets upon entry to use)
  • Obstacle course station
  • Books and crafts station
  • Rhythm/music dribbling station
  • Free book for each child that comes
  • Have fun and be in our building for a free family night!

We need volunteers to help us make this event run smoothly!
If you would like to help us run the event at one of the stations, please sign up here:

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Illness Information for KSD and Hubbard

COVID Notifications Reminder

There will be an update about illness procedures for the remainder of the year from the Kuna School district office. More information to come!

Important Dates

  • March 21-25: Spring Break - No School
  • Wednesday, March 30: Family Night - March Madness- Basketball and Books
  • Wednesday, April 20: Kindergarten Open House
  • Thursday, April 21st: Math Family Night
  • May 2-6: Teacher & Nurse Appreciation Week
  • Friday, May 6: Day of Awesomeness
  • Friday, May 13: No School - Staff Professional Development
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day - No School
  • Thursday, June 2: Last Day of School, Family Picnic

Parent Advisory Committee

The PAC is excited to plan and provide more activities for students and families! The committee has plans for a few events this spring to bring our Timberwolf family together. Here are a few details about some of the upcoming events.

Popcorn Fundraiser

  • Dates: April 8, April 22 and May 20
  • 0.50 per bag of popcorn
  • Raise funds for family nights

March Book Madness: Books and Basketballs

  • Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Free night for families including treats, books, and activities
  • Free book for every chid

Dice and Dominoes Math Night

  • Thursday, April 21st
  • Family Math Night
  • Math games with dice
  • Dinner provided - Domino's pizza

Are you interested in providing feedback regarding school policies, brainstorm ideas for school wide events, be involved with school based decisions and more? Please email me, Mrs. Burgess, at if you are interested in joining our PAC!

Hubbard Happenings!

March Student Spotlights!

This month, in addition to responsibility, math growth, and reading growth, we celebrated students who stand out for Positive Attitude! Congratulations to these hard working students!
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3rd Grade: The Musical Reading Rainbow

Mrs. Gerritsen, our music teacher, and the third grade students put on a spectacular performance in March. The students were guided through songs, rhythm, playing instruments, acting out book scenes, and dancing. The students spend months practicing and preparing for this from the guide of Mrs. Gerritsen. Mrs. Gamboa was part of the performance and read with various character voices. The collaboration and efforts among students and staff showed the spirit of our school!

Open Enrollment Now Open

Families currently enrolled and/or interested in applying for open enrollment will need to complete the online application by April 30th. Families will be notified in May regarding whether their application can be granted.



Welcome New Kindergarten Students!

We're excited to welcome our incoming Timberwolf students in August of 2022! Registration is now open, click here for more information to register!

Open House: April 20

This will be time to tour Hubbard, meet the teachers, and get excited for the fall!

To schedule a time for the open house and to have your incoming kindergartner take a screener, please call our office at 208-922-1007.

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Staff Spotlights

FREE COVID Testing For KSD Staff & Students

Link to schedule a free test.

The Kuna School District is offering free, optional tests to help staff and students who have symptoms identify quickly whether they have COVID. Students will not be tested without signed parent consent.

These are rapid COVID tests providing results in about 20 minutes. Our goal is for staff and parents to have information quickly to avoid unnecessary time away from school in quarantine.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

District link for weekly breakfast and lunch menus: Link Here

*Menus are subject to change if food supplies do not arrive on time.*

Bell Schedule

**Every Wednesday, students will be released at 1:30**

Doors Open: 8:30

First Bell: 8:50

Dismissal Bell: 3:35


When students arrive to campus, they may eat breakfast in the cafeteria or go outside. Supervision does not start until 8:30 by school staff.

Kuna School District Parent Newsletter March 4

For updated information from our school district, click this button!

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Office Hours & Contact

Our office is open daily from 8:00-4:00. Please call us at 208-922-1007 if you have questions or if there are changes to your child's schedule or information.

Office Manager: Tara Whitney

As a school, we will be using Blackboard as our mass communication tool, which is a district tool. If you have questions, please email your child's teacher or office manager, Tara Whitney.