Hathaway School Community News

🌞 September 2023 - Great Start! 🌞


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Principal's Message

Hathaway Community,

Thank you for your help as we started off another great year at Hathaway! Please take a few moments to read important information below where you will find bell schedules and Cafeteria Menus.

Thursday, September 21 is Back to School Night! Doors will open at 4:00. Pizza Man Dan and Mr. Softee will be on campus if you would like to snack. Counselor Mr. Bravo and Principal Beneke will have a brief presentation in the cafeteria introducing our year. Welcome to guests will start around 5:00. Please visit our awesome teachers and their classrooms from 5:30 - 6:30.

Make sure to check out some of the great pics from the first days of school!

Please rest assured that one of our primary goals is to make every child feel safe, welcomed, connected and a part of the Hathaway family.

Reminder that EVERY Wednesday is an early release day!

TK - Kinder Dismiss at 12:05 pm.

Grades 1 - 5 Dismiss at 1:02 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress or need any support at school or home, please stop by, call, email or text us! If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217

Mr. Beneke - Principal

Important Dates

  • 09/21: - Back to School Night
  • 10/09: - Staff Development - No school
  • 10/10: - Picture Day
  • 11/09: - Trimester 1 Progress Notices
  • 11/10: - Veteran's Day - No school

Starting the Year off Right!

Back to School Night 2023

Back to School Night is Thursday, September 21!

4:00 - 6:30 Mr. Softee and Pizza Man Dan available to guests with music on the quad

4:30 - 5:00 Start the school year off right with Bravo & Beneke Cafeteria presentation

5:00 - 5:30 Welcome to the quad for Hathaway presentations

5:30 - 6:30 Classroom visitations

Start With Hello Week!

Hathaway Community let's all participate in Start With Hello Week to celebrate kindness, connection, inclusion, empathy, belonging and getting to know new friends!

Monday: Hello Day! Greet everyone by their name and say hello to someone you haven't met before!

Tuesday: Upstander Tuesday! Be an upstander and learn more about WE TIP.

Wednesday: Green Day! Wear green to show your support for including others.

Thursday: Trusted Adult Thursday! Thank a trusted adult today. Trusted adults are always spreading the Start With Hello spirit.

Friday: We Care! Take the pledge to reach out and help. Keep the Hello spirit going throughout th eyear.

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Parent Square Communication

Parent Square supports communication with staff , students in the class, school, district level and integrates with our information system.

Parent Square

One page Eng/Span updated flyer

Video in English

Video in Spanish

Slide deck to support parents

School Site Council Nominations

Hathaway is currently accepting nominations for parents and community members interested in participating in our School Site Council. Members work together to develop and monitor a school's improvement plan. It is a legally required decision-making body for any school receiving federal funds.

Please nominate yourself or someone you think would be able to support by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13.

There are 3 ways to make a nomination:

  • Call Hathaway with your nomination: 805-488-2217
  • Reply by email to tbeneke@hueneme.org with your nomination.
  • Receive a nomination form and complete it here at Hathaway.

El Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC)

Hathaway está aceptando nominaciones para padres y miembros de la comunidad interesados ​​en participar en nuestro programa de idioma inglés.Consultivo Comité.Los miembros trabajan juntos para desarrollar y monitorear un plan de mejora de la escuela.

El Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés (ELAC) hace recomendaciones sobre programas para estudiantes con necesidades de un segundo idioma. El propósito del ELAC es brindar a los padres de estudiantes de inglés oportunidades para: Aprender más sobre los programas que se ofrecen a sus hijos.

Es un organismo de toma de decisiones requerido legalmente para cualquier escuela que reciba fondos federales. Nomínese a usted mismo o a alguien que crea que podría apoyar antes de las 4:00 p. m. Miércoles, 13 de septiembre.Existen 3 formas de realizar una nominación:

Hay 3 formas de hacer una nominación:

  • Llame a Hathaway con su nominación: 805-488-2217
  • Responder por correo electrónico atbeneke@hueneme.org con tu nominación.
  • Reciba un formulario de nominación y complétalo aquí en Hathaway.

Cafe con Leche/Coffee and Cream Parent Gathering

We are proud to bring our educational partners, "Cafe con Leche" to Hathaway! These parent and staff gatherings are designed to help you learn more about Hathaway, how schools operate, valuable community resources, ask questions and receive any support you may need.

Please join us Friday, September 29 at 8:00 am in our library. Brandon Rodriguez, Outreach Coordinator from Community Action Ventura County will be joining us to share important information with us! We are asking parents to sign in at the front office and then join us for some fresh coffee and pan dulce!

Picture Day October 10

Fall 2023-2024 Picture Day is coming soon! Picture Day is October 10! Flyers and information will be sent home soon. We will also have extra order forms in the front office.

Please bring exact change for Picture Day if you wish to purchase pictures.

Please Report Your Absences

If your child will be absent, please call the school and report the absence to our front

office: 805-488-2217 Please bring any doctor's notes or necessary documentation to

excuse any absence to the school office or email it to Veronica Hernandez

( vhernandez@hueneme.org )

Start the day off right!

Hathaway community, please ensure that our students arrive to campus no later than 8:00 am. Arriving on time allows students time to walk to their line and be ready to be picked up by their teacher. Students should be in their seats by 8:05 am. Students arriving after 8:05 are marked tardy.

Dressed and Ready to GO!

Gentle reminders for dressing for success when coming to school: Please wear school appropriate clothing when at Hathaway.

Items that are not allowed:

  • gang-related insignia/graffiti on clothing, backpack or school supplies/work,

  • clothing with inappropriate writing (alcohol, drugs, weapons, disrespectful statements)

  • No clothing, hats or personal items with team/sports logos

  • Pajamas (except on celebration days)

  • sleeveless tops, see through blouses/shirts, low cut or bare midriff tops; spaghetti straps

Nothing that distracts from the learning environment is allowed.

If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217

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Safety First

Hathaway Community, one of the most important goals at Hathaway is for us to work together to keep all students, staff and educational partners safe as we enter and exit campus.

Please remember:

  • During morning drop-of and afternoon pick up, please do not park in red zones or double park on Dollie Street in front of the school.

  • Parking lots are for district staff and individuals who need accessible parking only.

  • Please remember to use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking to campus.

  • Please be respectful to staff as we work together to enforce safety for all.

Thank you in advance for your help making Hathaway a safe and excellent school!

No Bullies!

Anti-Bullying Policy:

Hathaway and the Governing Board recognize the harmful effects of bullying on student well-being, student learning, and school attendance and desire to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel, or retaliate against them for filing a complaint or participating in the complaint resolution process.

If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217


Its that time of year again! Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten 2023-24 enrollment is now open!

Students who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd may enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Students who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Kindergarten.

TK is offered at Bard, Haycox, Hueneme, Larsen, and Williams Schools.

Enroll for both TK and Kindergarten at Hathaway. If TK is not offered at Hathaway, office staff will assist in enrolling your child in one of the TK classes at another school site. Based on enrollment, TK classes may be added to additional school sites like Hathaway. To see a TK and kindergarten classroom in action, please watch this short video:

English Video

Spanish Video

Further enrollment details can be found here: https://www.hueneme.org/page/registration

Registration Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Counselor's Corner Mr. Bravo

Please let us know if you or your student needs any support.

School Counselor: Clemente Bravo

805-488-2217 Extension: 1889 Email: cbravo@hueneme.org

To access the full resources of HESD Counseling Corner students and families click here: https://sites.google.com/hueneme.org/hueneme-school-counselors/home

You can also find additional support here: https://covid19k12counseling.org/.

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September Lunch Menu

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For detailed information about the 2022-2023 School year click below ↓

🕗 Hathaway 2023 - 2024 Bell Schedules 🕝

Every Wednesday is an early dismissal day!

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Contact Us: 📬📞💻

Julien Hathaway Elementary School - 805-488-2217

Office Manager: Veronica Hernandez, vhernandez@hueneme.org

School Counselor, Clemente Bravo, cbravo@hueneme.org

Principal, Thomas Beneke, tbeneke@hueneme.org

Need to contact your teacher?

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher during during school hours
  • Seesaw or Google Classroom
  • Call your teacher: 805-488-2217 +classroom extension