Hirsch Hawk Herald

Week 8: September 25 - 29

Hirsch Core Values: Self-Discipline, Optimism, Altruism, and Respect!!!

Principal's Corner

Dear Hirsch Hawk Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to highlight the importance of encouraging your child to read nightly. This simple routine offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Improved Academic Performance: Regular reading enhances vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills, leading to better academic performance.

  2. Enhanced Communication Skills: Reading helps children articulate their thoughts and ideas effectively, which is valuable in both school and life.

  3. Cultivation of Creativity: Reading sparks imagination and creativity, fostering innovative thinking.

  4. Stress Reduction: A nightly reading routine provides relaxation and stress relief.

  5. Empathy and Cultural Awareness: Diverse reading materials promote empathy and open-mindedness.

  6. Life-Long Learning: Regular reading instills a love for learning.

To support your child's reading habits:

  1. Create a Reading-Friendly Environment: Offer a variety of reading materials at home.

  2. Set a Regular Reading Time: Establish a dedicated reading time each night.

  3. Be a Reading Role Model: Let your child see you enjoying books.

  4. Visit the Library: Explore the library together.

  5. Discuss What They Read: Engage in conversations about their reading.

Your involvement is crucial in nurturing a lifelong love for reading in your child. This gift will benefit them in their educational journey and beyond.

Additionally, I'm excited to announce that our school's Big Kahuna Fundraiser Kickoff will take place on September 29. This fundraiser plays a vital role in raising the necessary funds for grade-level field trips and cultural programs, which enhance your child's education and provide them with valuable experiences outside the classroom. We encourage your participation and support to make this event a success.

#JourneytoGreatness #WatchUsSoar

Warmest regards,

Mrs. LaToya Patterson

Principal, Hirsch Elementary

Upcoming Dates

  • September 29: Big Kahuna Fundraiser Kickoff
  • October 2: Custodial Appreciation Day
  • October 5: World Teachers Day
  • October 5: 5th Grade Music Program @ 6 pm
  • October 9-13: Fall Break
  • October 16: Children's Show Field Trip for 1st and 2nd grade @ Spring HS
  • October 17: Hirsch's 45th Anniversary Celebration
  • October 18: Houston Symphony 5th Grade Field Trip @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • October 20: Fall Picture Day
  • October 27: Report Cards Go Home
  • October 27: Fall Festival

Free Haircut Coupons


We have been gifted approximately 25 free haircut coupons by Next Level Barbershop. If you would like one of these coupons, fill out the form below and we will place the coupon in your child's backpack.

Coupon Form

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House Challenge: Donate Candy for Trunk or Treat!!!

We are collecting candy in the month of October for our PTO Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat on October 27. All donations can be sent to school starting October 2.

Join PTO!

Stay up to date on our PTO by following our PTO Facebook page:


Spring ISD Job Fair on September 27

If you're looking to join the Spring ISD family, the district is hosting a Job Fair on September 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Transportation Department at 341 E. Richey Road! Get an on-site interview for several positions, including bus drivers, bus attendants, mechanics, custodians, and grounds crew! Check out the information below for more.

Feria de empleo de Spring ISD el 27 de septiembre

Si está buscando unirse a la familia de Spring ISD, el distrito organizará una feria de empleo el 27 de septiembre de 9 a. m. al mediodía en el Departamento de Transporte en 341 E. Richey Road. Obtenga una entrevista en el sitio para varios puestos, incluidos conductores de autobús, asistentes de autobús, mecánicos, conserjes y personal de jardinería. Consulte la información a continuación para obtener más información.

Spirit Shirts On Sale!

We are showing off our school spirit, and recognizing houses with the most spirit each Friday. Please encourage your child to show off their school pride by purchasing a spirit shirt. Shirts are on sale for $10 (cash only). Please complete the shirt order form with your child's name and size and send them to school with $10.

Shirt Order Form

Student ID Badges Mandatory

Starting this school year, student IDs are mandatory for all Spring ISD students. IDs for elementary students must be worn on a lanyard and be visible at all times.

Teachers will pass out ID badges as students enter the classroom each morning, and will collect them prior to dismissal each afternoon. Students who ride the bus, however, will need their ID to enter and exit the bus each day, so these students will be responsible for bringing the ID badge back and forth to school.

Students who lose their ID will need to pay a $5 replacement fee.

Represent Colleges/Universities/Military

We want to show our Hawks that the sky is the limit when it comes to how high they can fly! On Wednesdays we ask all students and staff to wear their favorite college, university or military shirt!

Cafeteria Menu


Please visit the website above to see the menus for each week. If you click on the third button (View Menus (as a guest)), you can navigate to Hirsch Elementary to see what's being served each week. Please be aware that menus can change due to available inventory.

Birthday Policy

  • Parents may send treats to their child’s class.
  • Only store bought cupcakes or cookies (no peanut butter or nuts)
  • Sent with child or dropped at office
  • Parent may NOT come to class
  • Teacher’s discretion when to do cupcakes (not at lunch due to regulations)
  • No goodie bags, balloons, etc.

Calling all Volunteers

We need you! We all know that parent involvement goes along way in ensuring our students' success! We want you to use your gifts and talents here at Hirsch!

How do I get involved?

Step 1: Complete the volunteer application.



Step 2: Our Counselor will contact you once you have been approved to volunteer.

Step 3: Choose where you would like to help.

Volunteer Menu

  • Reading Buddies
    • Our young scholars are eager to read! Volunteer in 30 minute time slots to listen to students as they practice their reading skills!
  • Library Helpers
    • Help shelve books and organize the library!
  • Workroom Helpers
    • Help make copies, cut out lamination, and deliver copies around the school!
  • Classroom Helpers
    • Help during classroom parties and special event days!
    • Help decorate bulletin boards and classroom displays!
  • Office Helpers
    • Volunteers needed at 2:15 p.m. to distribute transportation changes to the classroom!
  • Lunch Helpers
    • Volunteers needed to help with PK and Kindergarten lunch!