Hearne Elementary School Newsletter

October- November 2018

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Husky News!

Greetings Husky Students and Families,


The past 30 days of school have been incredible! Our 1st-4th grade students are enjoying the early bird specials, while our families have been supporting all our campus events. We cannot thank you enough for always being there for your children and our staff to help us make our campus #1!


Save the Date!

Our annual Fall Festival will take place on Friday, October 26th from 5:00-7: 00 PM. Tickets are on sale now!


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!


Parent Involvement Opportunities

This year there will be several opportunities for you to share your input, receive support for your child at home, and apply skills and strategies from the classroom. Our next Coffee with the Principals will take place on Wednesday, October 24th from 8:30-10:00 AM. Refreshments will be served. We will also be hosting a Principal's Round Table throughout the year so you can share your celebrations and concerns with us. We are always here to listen.


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 over the summer, look out for directions to update this information during the first weeks of school. Visit this website to 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.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Johanna Sanchez

Principal

Great Things Happening around Hearne These Days...

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.


Motto

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.

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.
  • Target Time Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 AM.

Save the Date for the Upcoming Campus Events:

Visit our website regularly!

  • October 1st- COMET afterschool program begins today
  • October 1-5- Eat Lunch with your child this week
  • October 4- Progress Reports go home
  • October 8th- No School (Staff/Student Holiday)
  • October 9th- Blood Drive at Hearne
  • October 12th- Jump Rope for Heart
  • October 15th- Afterschool clubs begin today
  • October 16th- AVID 4th Grade Family Workshop
  • October 17th- SDC Meeting at 3:45 PM
  • October 18th- Picture Day, Report Cards go Home
  • October 23rd- Classroom Spelling Bee
  • October 24th- Coffee with the Principals at 8:30 AM
  • October 24th- Parent Support Night at 5PM
  • October 25th- 50th day of School
  • October 26th- Fall Festival from 5-7PM
  • October 27th- Alief International Parade
  • October 29th-November 2nd- Red Ribbon Week
  • November 8th- Family Fitness Fun Night
  • November 12th-16th- Family Engagement Week (flyer coming with campus events this week)
  • November 19th-23rd- Thanksgiving Break

Lunch with Your Child

The Tradition will continue!


Lunch with your child will begin the week of October 1-5, 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- PK/K/PPCD

Tuesday- 1st Grade/REACH

Wednesday- 2nd Grade/Life Skills

Thursday- 3rd Grade

Friday- 4th Grade

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Encourage your student: See Something, Say Something!

Safety is everyone's responsibility.


Over the past few weeks, we have been reinforcing this simple phrase: "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.

Yes, we are a dress code campus!

Hearne Elementary School

Mode of Dress for the 2018-2019 School Year


Bottoms

Navy Blue or Khaki

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

Tops

Any Solid Color Collared Shirt or Spirit Shirt on Wednesdays


Reminders:

  • 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.

SMARTER AND SAFER BUS TRANSPORTATION

  • 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.