Hawk Headlines

Week of February 6th-10th, 2023


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Campus Attendance Goal is 97.5%


100th Day of School- February 6th

We will be celebrating the 100th Day of School on Monday, February 6th. Make plans to join us outside the building following Donuts with Grownups for our Kiner and 1st Grade parade.
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Love Delivered

We are once again partnering with Day 1 Bags to deliver Valentine’s day cards and fuzzy socks to those often overlooked on Valentine’s Day, Nursing Home Residents, and Local Foster Youth.

Our goal is for every BISD student to create one Valentine’s card, however, we would love to achieve multiple cards per student. Please strive to have students write a kind note on each Valentine (no blank valentine donations, please). We are asking that Elementary students craft and donate for the Nursing home residents and Secondary for the Foster youth.

Please ensure that the sock donations and cards are gender-neutral.

Unopened candy will also be accepted and used for Valentine’s Day Deliveries by Day 1 Bags.

Please see the photo below for additional information.

We appreciate your support and help with this important community outreach project!

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School Counselor Appreciation Week

We are so thankful that Mrs. Keel is a part of our #HerffHawks school family! We cannot wait to celebrate her during the week of February 6th-10th.

One way we will celebrate Mrs. Keel is by wearing College and Career shirts on Wednesday, February 8th. P.S. Mrs. Keel really LOVES the Aggies!

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PTO Meeting

Please join us as we vote on grants to fund for the spring semester.
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Donuts with Grownups- February 6th

Doors will open at 6:50 a.m. The event will begin at 7 a.m. in the gym. No guests will be allowed in for the event after 7:15 a.m.
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Donuts with Grownups Pre-Registration

Please note that the pre-registration process will close at 3 p.m. on 2/3.

Spirit Stick Sales- February 10th

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Sweetheart Dance

All Families are welcome to come and spend a special night with their Herff Hawk Sweethearts!

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Save the Date!

If you are interested in helping out with the best fundraiser ever please email: Herffpto@gmail.com

We would love to hear your ideas and make this the best event in Herff History!

More details to follow.... Keep an eye on Facebook/Instagram and the Herff PTO website!

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Parent Education Speaker Series

Back by popular demand:

The next event in the Parent Education Speaker series, titled One Pill Can Kill and Cyber Danger, will take place on Thursday, February 16th from 6-7pm at Champion High School.

Panel Guests will discuss the dangers that our students face, such as Fentanyl as well as online. This is an encore discussion on the two topics for those who were unable to attend the events in the fall semester.

All Boerne ISD parents, students, and community members are invited to attend.

For more information please see the graphic.


Order a Yearbook!

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We will only be offering yearbooks through our online RevTrak store this school year. Yearbooks as well as extras like Name Personalization and Ads can also be purchased!


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See Something, Say Something

School safety is very important, and it's up to all of us to work together as a team to prevent bad things from happening.

If we all stay alert and work as a team to report dangerous or suspicious activity, we can help keep our schools safe.

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Weekly Reminders

Transportation Changes

In order to help dismissal run smoothly, all transportation changes should be communicated with the front office no later than 2:30 p.m. This allows time for these changes to be shared with teachers and students.

If you call after 2:30 p.m. the office will transfer you to the classroom, but it is possible the teacher may not answer if they are teaching.

Early Pickups

If you need to pick up your student(s) early from school you will need to do so by 2:45 p.m. After 2:45 p.m. classes are getting ready for dismissal and students can sometimes be difficult to locate.

Lunch Visitors

Please note the following procedures that will be in place to help this process go smoothly when it begins.

  • Visitors MUST check in at the front office by presenting their ID and obtain a visitor's pass.
  • Visitors will be able to eat with their student(s) outside in our courtyard. We have wonderful picnic tables. No friends or classmates will be able to join.
  • You are welcome to bring food for your student(s), but it cannot be shared with other classmates.
  • Visitors will NOT be able to walk with students back to their class after lunch.

Scheduled Lunch Times

Pre-K: 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Kindergarten: 10:15-10:45 a.m.

1st Grade: 10:45-11:15 a.m.

2nd Grade: 12:15-12:45 p.m.

3rd Grade: 11:50-12:20 p.m.

4th Grade: 12:45-1:15 p.m.

5th Grade: 11:35-12:05 p.m.

Crosswalk Reminders

We have many of our Herff students who use the crosswalk on Esperanza Blvd. to travel to and from school. Student safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please remember the following during morning arrival and afternoon departure.

  • All vehicles should stop at the crosswalk when pedestrians are present.
  • Be on the lookout, especially in the mornings when it is still dark.
  • The crosswalk is also in the school zone, therefore all vehicles should adhere to the posted speed limit sign of 20 mph.

We appreciate your help in ensuring the safety of our students.

Water Bottles

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child each day that is labeled with their name. We will have a water bottle filling station available for students to refill their water throughout the day if needed and an option for students if they do not have a water bottle.

Birthday Treats

We are excited to celebrate student birthdays at school this year. All birthday treats must be store-bought and individually wrapped if possible or in the original container from the store.

All foods brought to campus for special occasions such as birthdays MUST have an FDA approved label with ingredients and allergens legibly listed.

It is best to have treats delivered to the office by your child's lunch so they can be eaten in the afternoon.

Birthday Marquee Announcements

Don't forget to celebrate your student on their birthday with an announcement on our marquee! Please purchase your announcement at least two weeks prior to the birthday date. The child's first name only will run on the marquee the entire week of their birthday. All funds go to back to support our school!


Helpful Links

Want to be a Volunteer?

Our application is now 100% online. Paper CHC forms will no longer be accepted. Anyone volunteering on campus must complete the application and receive their approval by email before arriving to the volunteer event.

22-23 Boerne ISD Academic Calendar

This is the academic calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. All student holidays are reflected.

Herff PTO

The Herff Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to strengthening, enhancing and encouraging the educational and social environment of Herff Elementary.

Find Your Bus Route

Confirm and verify your child's bus route for the 22-23 school year. Please note that this should be checked again prior to Meet the Teacher in case changes have occurred.


Dates to Remember

February 6th: Donuts with Grownups- doors open at 6:50 a.m. and close at 7:15 a.m.

February 6th: 100th Day of School

February 6th-10th: National School Counseling Week

February 7th: Math Interim Testing for 3rd-5th Grade

February 8th: Kinder and 1st Grade Field Trip to Ag Experience

February 10th: Spirit Stick Sales at Lunch for $1

February 10th: PTO Sweetheart Dance from 6-8 p.m.

February 13th: Reading Interim Testing for 3rd-5th Grade

February 14th: Twinkle the Tooth Fairy visits Kinder-2nd grade

February 15th: National School Resource Officer Day

February 15th: 5th Grade Visits Voss/BMSN

February 16th: Science Interim Testing for 5th Grade

February 16th: Mandatory 5th Grade BOA Meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

February 17th: No School

February 20th: No School

February 21st-23rd: 5th Grade @ BOA

February 22nd: School Bus Driver and Bus Assistant Appreciation Day

February 23rd: Digital Learning Day

February 23rd: 4th Grade Boerne Performing Arts Field Trip to Champion HS


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