Hunting Ridge Hawk Happenings

December 21, 2022

Seasons Greetings

Hunting Ridge Families:

Thank you for all of your continued support. We ended our calendar year with an all school Sing-a-Long before sending our students off to their winter breaks. We hope this time allows families to relax and enjoy celebrating their family traditions. When we return we will take some time to reteach expectations and to reconnect our classroom communities around the important values that we have been targeting.

Our school office will be closed until January 5, 2023.

Important Dates:

- December 22, 2022 - Winter Break Begins, Students return January 9, 2023

- January 11, 2023 - Half day AM, 8:25 - 11:25 AM. - Kindergarten students will not have school on this day.

-January 12, 2023 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM Zoom or in-person at the library

-January 16-17, 2023 - Student Non-Attendance Days

-January 18, 2023 - Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM at Sundling


Mrs. Ortlund

Palatine Library Winter Reading Challenge Read for the Stars

Begins Monday, December 12 – Tuesday, January 31

We have another great way to keep students reading and engaged through winter break! Encourage your students to participate and help us reach our goal. When we all read 8,000 books, the Northwest Special Recreation Association gets a grand donation of $1,500 from our sponsors.

Kids that finish get a star shaped stress ball for completing the program! While supplies last. Prizes funded by the Friends of Palatine Library.

Finishers are entered in a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards generously donated by participating businesses.

Reading Requirement

Birth - Grade 2 : 15 Books

Grades 3 - 6: 5 Books

Grades 7 - 12: 2 Books

Adults: 2 Books

Full program details here.

Watch this short video and share with your students.

Instrumental Music Registration for SY 23-24 is open!

Are you interested in your 4th or 5th grader participating in Instrumental Music next school year? Registration is now open! Go to the CCSD 15 Campus Parent page at:

Look for an available survey in your Message Center to register your student. If you need support logging in to Campus Parent, speak with your school secretary.

January Behavior Expectations Refresh

While we are eagerly looking forward to some relaxing time off during winter break, District 15 teachers are hard at work planning for learning in January. When we return from break, every school in the district will be reviewing school-wide expectations and engaging in station rotations, where students visit locations throughout the school and discuss appropriate behavior and expectations, such as the hallway, bathroom, and lunchroom. Classroom teachers will also review behavior expectations and classroom routines to ensure students are reminded of what is needed and expected at school.

You can support this work at home as well!

As you prepare to return to school from break, have a conversation with your child about school behavior expectations. Talk about what it looks and sounds like to be respectful, responsible, and safe at school, on the bus, on the playground, in the lunchroom, and in the hallway. Small reminders, support, and encouragement about behavior can have a big impact on how students return to learning in January.

Track and Field and Soccer Special Olympics

Track and Field and Soccer Special Olympics will be here before we know it! If your child has an Intellectual Disability and is over the age of 8 and interested in either sport or both, please fill out the registration links below. Soccer practices will be on Thursdays and Track and Field will be on Tuesday's from 5-6, locations TBD.

CCSD 15 Track and Field Registration Form 2023

CCSD 15 Soccer Registration Form 2023

Once registered, you will receive an email with follow up information and forms that will need to be filled out by your child's doctor per Special Olympics. If you have any questions, please reach out to Crystal Miguel, Student Services Coordinator,

¡Las Olimpiadas Especiales de Atletismo y Fútbol

¡Las Olimpiadas Especiales de Atletismo y Fútbol (Soccer) estarán aquí antes de que nos demos cuenta! Si su hijo tiene una discapacidad intelectual y es mayor de 8 años y está interesado en cualquiera de los deportes o en ambos, por favor diligencie el registro en los enlaces que se encuentran abajo. Las prácticas de fútbol (soccer) serán los jueves y las de atletismo serán los martes de 5-6, los lugares están por definir.

Formulario de Inscripción para Atletismo 2023

Formulario de Inscripción para Fútbol ("Soccer") 2023

Una vez registrado, recibirá un correo electrónico con información de seguimiento y las formas que tendrán que ser diligenciadas por el médico de su hijo para las Olimpiadas Especiales. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con Crystal Miguel, Coordinadora de Servicios Estudiantiles,

Metra Contest– “Stay Safe and Stay Off Train Tracks!”

Metra has launched its 16th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students across Metra's service area to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year's theme is "Stay Safe, Stay Off Train Tracks." Deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.

The Safety Poster and Essay Contest asks students to take on an advocacy role and communicate the importance of safety near the tracks. This year's theme: "Stay Safe, Stay Off Train Tracks"emphasizes the importance of being aware of your surroundings and personal safety when near railroad tracks, platforms, and crossings, which can be extremely dangerous.

More information can be found on the Metra Contest website.