Hearne Elementary School Newsletter

April 2019- May 2019

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We are in the home stretch!

Dear Hearne Elementary Families, Friends, and Community Members,

Thank you for being not only active but INVOLVED. Your commitment to our campus makes a difference in the work we do every day to support our students. These next few weeks will be filled with lots of activities to get our students ready for the STAAR testing season while balancing fun with field day, field trips, and other campus events. Scroll down to see our upcoming events.

At Hearne Elementary, We believe all students can and will learn. We partner with you to help our students succeed and do amazing things. Quality education and safety are important to us. If you need anything, please let us know so we can support you and your family.

Our Mission is Possible!

Have a safe and relaxing summer break! We look forward to seeing you for the 2019-2020 school year.


Mrs. Johanna Sanchez


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.


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.
  • Breakfast is free for all students from 7:15 AM to 7:50 AM daily.
  • Students are marked tardy after 7:55 AM.
  • Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 AM.
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Save the Date for the Upcoming Campus Events:

Visit our website regularly!


11- Progress Reports go Home today
12- 4th Grade Field Trip to Austin, Texas (students arrive by 5:45 AM)
15- Jump Start Graduation at 5:30 PM
16- 1st Grade Field Trip to Dewberry Farm
16- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Houston Museum of Natural Science
17- STEM Night 5-7 PM

19- No School (Student/Staff holiday)
22 to 26- Volunteer Appreciation Week

22- Picnic with Parents during your child's specific lunch time (no siblings will be brought together.

24- Administrative Professional Day
24- Summer school registration 5-7 PM

26- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Blessington Farms

26- AMMO Music Competition

27- District Job Fair

27- GQ Boys Conference from 8AM-12PM

30- Growing U Garden Field Trip at 9 AM

30- PK Round Up

3- Spring Program (2nd grade)

6- Afterschool Clubs EXPO
6 to 10- National Teacher Appreciation Week

6- Nurse's Day

9- Pre-K End of Year Awards (AM and PM classes)
13- STAAR Math (3rd and 4th Grade)
14- STAAR Reading (3rd and 4th Grade)

15 and 16- STAAR Make Up Days

16- Progress Reports go Home

17- Field Day

21- Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

22- 1st Grade, 2nd, Grade, and 3rd Grade Promotion Ceremonies

22- End of Year Class Parties
24- Last Day of School, early release

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STAAR Test Dates

Save the Date- These are our STAAR Testing Dates.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019- 4th Grade Writing STAAR

Monday, May 13, 2019- 3rd and 4th Grade Math STAAR

Tuesday, May 14, 2019- 3rd and 4th Grade Reading STAAR

Due to testing regulations, we will have a closed campus on these dates. No visitors will be permitted in the building.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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End of Year Award Ceremonies

Grade level teams have already begun discussing End of Year awards! This is an exciting time as we celebrate our students hard work, positive behavior choices, and growth. We will be sending home flyers in May. Please check your students' backpack and homework folder daily so you don't miss anything!
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Thank your child's AWESOME teacher May 6-10, 2019!

Encourage your student: See Something, Say Something!

Safety is everyone's responsibility.

We have been reinforcing this simple phrase on our campus: "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.

The Houston Public Library can support you!

The Houston Public Library support elementary education! Visit the link below to find ways you can support reading and math skills at home with your student.

Hearne Elementary School Mode of Dress Reminders


Navy Blue or Khaki

*Jeans allowed ONLY with special permission.


Any Solid Color Collared Shirt or Spirit Shirt on Wednesdays


  • 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.

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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.

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.

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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.


  • 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.

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.