Hornet Herald

January 7th

Happy Friday!

It has been wonderful welcoming students back from winter break this week! We hope everyone had a restful winter break. Students and staff were both excited to come back.

Please scroll down for more information about:

Highly Capable Nominations

Cafeteria Changes

Parent Pick-up

Highly Capable Program

We will begin accepting Highly Capable Nominations from families of students in grades 2-5 from now until January 21st. We will not be accepting any late applications.

Information about the program, nomination process and form can be found here: Highly Capable Program

Please make sure to read the handbook and complete the nomination process entirely.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Bess Colpron at 360-448-6430 or bess.colpron@hocksd.org

*If you need any documents translated, please let us know

Cafeteria Changes

We are excited to announce we will begin using silverware and trays again in our cafeteria starting on Monday, January 10th! This will help us reduce our waste significantly. We are looking forward to implementing this change.

Parent Pick-up Lines

Parent pick-up can be confusing at times. We appreciate your patience during this time of the day. Here are some friendly reminders to help things go smoothly.

*Please have your number tag displayed

*If you don't have a tag, please call the office so we can get you one

*If you are pulling into one of our five lanes, please make sure that you are not blocking traffic to access the other lanes. This is important to keep things moving.

*When waiting to get into a lane, please remember that we can have cars form two lanes, that merge into one so that we aren't blocking traffic on the road.

Upcoming Reminders

January 10th iReady testing begins

January 17th No School: Martin Luther King Day

January 28th No School: Semester Break

January 31st Report Cards Sent Home, Start of Second Semester


January 13th PWT In-Person Meeting @ 7:00pm

January 21st Spirit Wear Day
January 26th Blazer Spirit Night

Water Bottles Reminder

Please send your child to school with a refillable water bottle each day. Students will be drinking from these water bottles throughout the day, as our drinking fountains will not be accessible due to COVID precautions.

Are you interested in Volunteering?

We are looking forward to offering the opportunity to volunteer in our school this year. We will have safety protocols in place for all volunteers at our school.

Volunteers will be required to do the following:

  • Wear a mask
  • Check-in at front office
  • Temperature check
  • Complete attestation form
  • Sanitize hands frequently
  • Sanitize work station when complete
  • Go directly to one specific location and return
  • Be cleared from District Office to volunteer
  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated by October 18th

Hockinson Heights Elementary

All students will be proficient in reading by the end of second grade and maintain proficiency until the end of fifth grade, because we believe reading is the key for all students to achieve their dreams.