Hubbard Elementary School

Family Newsletter - December 2021

End of Year Reflections

Hubbard Families,

Hubbard Elementary has gone through many changes in 2021. Changes include updates to the building, staff changes, and growth to our student population. Changes bring on the chance to grow and learn as a collective group. As a new principal, I am constantly learning and growing too. I have learned about the dedicated staff, the caring and hard working students, and the supportive families. I continue to be grateful for my ability to be a part of this great school and group of people who are dedicated to all of our students.

I wish all of you happy holidays and the chance to end the year with positive memories with your family. The Hubbard staff and myself look forward to time with our own families so that we can return in January focused on our Timberwolf family.

Happy Holidays,

Justine Burgess


Important Dates

  • Friday, December 3: Report Cards available in Tyler SIS
  • December 13-17: Holiday dress up week
  • December 20-31: NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 3: NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service Day
  • Tuesday, January 4: Students return from Christmas/Winter Break!
  • Monday, January 17: No School - MLK Jr Day
  • Thursday, January 27: Domino's Pizza Night
  • Monday, February 21: No School - President's Day
  • Friday, March 4: End of Trimester 2

School Spotlights

Playground Cleanup

One of our first graders noticed our playground could use some cleaning up. After working with Mrs. Burgess, a plan was made! During one morning recess, students who wanted to help Mrs. Burgess were provided gloves and sacks to pick up trash. Thanks to our PAWSOME helpers many bags were filled and our playground looks clean again! Thank you helpers!

Hubbard Celebrations

PAWSitive Office Referrals

Celebrating with our students is a big deal here at Hubbard! Each week, a couple of students have the opportunity to earn a PAWSitive Office Referral from their teachers. Some examples of student celebrations include kindness, being helpful, and reaching their goals with reading or math. We love being able to recognize these hardworking students!

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Did You Know?

Mayor Stear had the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) visited third grade students in November. During that time, students were able to enter a drawing for their classroom to win $100. Two of our students won and two of our classrooms earned $100 to spend on their needs and wishes!

Parent Advisory Committee

Notes from December PAC Meeting

  • Strengths identified by parents: staff know and care about all students, supportive staff, communication in form of texts
  • Goals of PAC: family events after school, fun events for students to enjoy elementary school, and support the staff.
  • Reviewed the reading data
  • Established next 30 minute meeting for January

PAC helped organize a lunch potluck for the staff on Wednesday, December 15. Use this link if you would like to help provide a worry-free lunch!

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!

Penny Drive Celebration!

Thank you to all students and families who donated to the November Penny Drive that we collaborated with Kuna Albertsons on to provide food for local Kuna families for Thanksgiving.

We collected over $1,100 in two weeks to support others! Thank you Timberwolf families!

Our 2nd grade students and families collected over $500 alone! The 2nd grade classrooms have earned a pizza and ice cream party, which is sponsored by Albertsons.

New Preschool at Hubbard

The Get Ready to Learn, Kuna! preschool is moving to Hubbard Elementary. This program was previously housed at KIDS daycare in Kuna. The teacher, paraprofessional, and students will begin on Tuesday, January 4. If you have questions about this program, contact Ludee Vermaas at .

Breakfast & Lunch Menus


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

District Website for Menus Link Here

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 October 22

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

Kuna School District COVID Decision Tree

Last Updated: October 18, 2021

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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.