Highlandville Elementary News

March 2021

Upcoming Events to Mark in Calendars:

  • March 4 -100th Day of School (Yay!! We made it to 100!!!)
  • March 8- Professional Development for Teachers
  • March 14- Daylight Savings Time --> Spring Forward!
  • March 19- Spring Pictures (code/website below for ordering)
  • March 20- First Day of Spring
  • March 22- Snow Makeup Monday
  • March 22- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory books go home for One Book, One Community
  • March 26- Popcorn Fri-YAY
  • March 29- Conferences 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

Spring Pictures

This spring- there will be NO physical copy of an order form. All orders must be online.


Code: 56888QB

One Book, One Community- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-- March 22 (Be on the lookout later this month)

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Spring Conferences

Monday, March 29th, 12pm

223 Kentling Avenue

Highlandville, MO

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March 4th- 100th Day of School

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Counselor Note From Mrs. Crabtree

March is the month of manners and being courteous at HES! Mrs. Crabtree will be going into classrooms this month educating students to have manners and how to be courteous to others at school and at home.

Sarah Crabtree: 417-443-3361 ext.134

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Attendance Matters

Friendly Reminders from HES Office Staff:

  • Morning drop off times, Tuesday-Friday 7:25-7:55.

  • Please continue to use one lane for morning drop off for the continued safety of students.

  • Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk at the Elementary’s front entrance.

  • Please do not use cell phones during drop off.

  • At 7:55 the doors to the front entrance will be shut and locked. Staff are no longer monitoring drop off. The building sign will be placed outside that school is in session.

  • After 7:55 students being dropped off are counted as late. Parents are responsible for walking their child in to the elementary office doors and signing their student in.

  • If you need to make a change to your child's regular routine for the end of the day, please send a note to the office. Calls are for emergencies, the school office is a very busy place, especially at the end of the day. If you have a schedule change for your student and it is last minute- please call Chellsie no later than 2:30.

Jr. Ag at HES

WOW-February was full of surprising events. We completed our soil unit and the students were very fascinated with all of the different properties of soil and they soon realized it wasn't just "dirt". We had to take 2 weeks off due to snow!

We ended the month with our annual chili supper and auction. The community helped us raise $6800 for our Junior Ag and HS Ag department. THANK YOU!

For the month of March we will be setting up our hatching units for our chick days and planting a LOT of different plants/vegetables for our upcoming "Chick and Plant" sale to take place May 1st.

We will also be working on our annual Thank a Farmer breakfast and learning about swine. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to join the Spokane Owl FB page and the Spokane Agriculture FB page.

Honor Choir at HES

What a whirlwind February we all had!

Our Valentine's concert plans fell through due to the wintry weather we had a couple of weeks ago, but we are looking to integrate our current songs into an Easter concert in early April. The Honor Choir is having fun learning songs such as Seasons of Love, All We Need is Love, True Colors, and Can't Help Falling in Love. After the Easter concert, we will be working on end-of-the-year concert materials as we have two dates on the calendar for May.

On May 12th, we will be joining the middle and high school choirs for their year end performance. Two days afterwards, on May 14th, the Honor Choir will have a showstopper performance to present at the HES Spring Carnival. Although these dates may feel quite far off, we have only 10 more rehearsals to go to accomplish our biggest performances of the year! Be sure to stay tuned in for updates!

Spring Carnival <--- STILL happening!

Friday, May 14th, 5pm

223 Kentling Avenue

Highlandville, MO

PTO Update:

Spring is upon us! HES PTO is in full swing gearing up for the months ahead. Our March membership meeting will be next week! Tuesday March 9th, at 4:00, the meeting will be held in the FEMA building for teachers and via FB live in accordance with COVID guidelines.

Thanks to some valuable volunteers for helping provide concessions for our youth basketball players. Unfortunately, the winter storm blew in and cut the season a little short. We hope you all stayed warm and were able to enjoy the rare snowy weather!

Although delayed, Owl Kisses were delivered Friday, 2/26; a sweet treat to end the long week. Popcorn Friday for this month will fall on March 26th. Thank you to all parents that send in quarters for this. The kids really enjoy when Popcorn Friday rolls around.

HES PTO and Highlandville Elementary are excited to be partnering with 1st Day School Supplies for the 2021-2022 school year. This will allow you to purchase school supplies in a kit and have them shipped directly to the school. Supplies are tailored to each grade level’s list, and purchased through a direct link webstore. As soon as the finalized lists are approved the link will be live and we will share it with you! We hope this will be a no-hassle option for supply shopping and delivery.

Carnival 2021 will be Friday, May 14th! Your King and Queen Carnival Candidates have been chosen and are listed below. Please, be on the lookout for donation points lists that will start coming home in folders. Remember, any business that donates/partners for this event will be mentioned and advertised for on Facebook, as well as at the event and during the auction. If you have any questions, or would like to be involved with Carnival 2021, please contact HES PTO via email at pto@spokane.k12.mo.us .

Your Carnival 2021 King and Queen candidates:

Kindergarten: Dax Patrick & Avereigh Henderson

1st Grade: Dane Hazen & Paizlee Stroughphauer

2nd Grade: Mathew Brodersen & Kaylee Johnson

3rd Grade: Preston Campbell & Ellie Barr

4th Grade: Toby Davis & Addison Lafarlette

5th Grade: Jackson Rantz & Hannah Branum

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Discipline at HES:

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Coach Starrett's Youtube Page

Follow Coach Starrett for some awesome and entertaining workout videos!

Mrs. Burke

Please feel free to e-mail or call when you have questions and/or concerns!