Hearne Elementary School Newsletter

November 2019- January 2020

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Join us for Content/STEM/Family Fitness Fun Night on Thursday, November 14th at 5PM!

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Husky News!

Greetings Husky Students and Families,

You are personally invited to help Hearne reach success!

One of our goals each year is to have at least 2 family interactions with each of our students' families. This means for every student in our building, families will visit our campus events at least 2 times. We are excited to share that for a majority of our students, we have already surpassed this goal. Thank you for coming to show your support and learn ways you can help your child at home.

I miss you all very much! In my temporary absence, I am extremely fortunate to have our current administrators, Mrs. Brown and Mr. Serpas continue to lead the charge of making Hearne the best school in Alief! They are amazing leaders and will be here to support any of your needs. Our campus team will maintain communication with you using our text messages, email services, website, and social media accounts.

Additionally, we are excited to welcome Mrs. Lipscomb, a former Alief principal, who will be joining the Hearne administrative team as interim principal. Many of you have met her as she served as the principal of Youngblood Intermediate School for nearly a decade before retiring. She is joining our campus with superb expertise in school operations and maintaining quality instruction for our Hearne students.

As stated previously, our Hearne students will not miss a beat in the remaining Fall/Winter months! With your support, we will be an A campus at the end of this year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our campus at 281-983-8333.

If you need anything, please let us know so we can support you and your family. Enjoy the upcoming holiday seasons!

Sending you lots of positive energy,

Mrs. Johanna Sanchez


Hearne Elementary

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Join us on Thursday, November 21st for a Thanksgiving Lunch with your Child throughout the Day! Schedules were sent home with students.

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Save the Dates!

Visit our website regularly!

November 2019

  • Family Engagement Week is from November 18-22, 2019.
  • Read with your student on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 AM in the library.
  • Our Thanksgiving Feast is on Thursday, November 21, 2019 during your child's lunch.
  • STEM/Family Fitness/Content Night on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday- Week of November 25-29, 2019.

December 2019

  • District common assessments for math and reading will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
  • Science district common assessment will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 for 2nd-4th graders.
  • Picture with Santa will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and December 12, 2019. Flyers will be sent home with students.
  • Shared Decision-Making Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
  • 2nd Grade CYCLE Bike Drop off will be shared soon... More details to come.
  • Winter Break- December 23, 2019 to January 6, 2020.

January 2020

  • Parent Conference Week- January 7-10, 2020.
  • 90th Day of School- Monday, January 13, 2020
  • No School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • Shared Decision-Making Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
  • Academic Parent Teacher Team Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:00-6:15PM
  • Lunch with your child week- January 27-31, 2020.
  • 100th Day of School- Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • 4th Grade Writing district common assessment- Thursday, January 30, 2020.

January is School Board Appreciation Month!

We have a top-notch School Board in Alief ISD. This month and always, we thank each board member for their selfless service to our students and staff.

Encourage your student: See Something, Say Something!

Safety is everyone's responsibility.

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.

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. Early-bird special runs until 7:40 AM daily.
  • Students are marked tardy after 7:55 AM.
  • Breakfast is served to all students, free of charge.
  • We offer an "Early Bird Special" for students from 7:15 AM to 7:40 AM every morning. First-come, first serve...come early to engage in the fun!
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Lunch with Your Child

The next lunch with your child will be in January 27-31, 2020.

Due to the size of our cafeteria, parents and guardians are welcome to eat lunch with their child on select days based on grade level.

Monday- PK/K/PPCD

Tuesday- 4th Grade/REACH

Wednesday- 3rd Grade/Life Skills

Thursday- 2nd Grade

Friday- 1st Grade

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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.

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.

Bus Riders should be using their SMART Tags daily!

The SMART Tag electronic bus transportation system ensures that students get on the right bus and get off at the right stop. School busses are equipped with a SMART Tag reader that riders swipe when loading and unloading

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.

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.

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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!