Hornet Herald

March 31st

Happy Friday!

Hello HHES Families,

We had a wonderful week meeting with all of you and seeing you around campus. Thank you for taking the time to conference with your child's teacher. Our communication and collaboration truly makes a difference in the success of our students.

We also appreciate all of your support by shopping at the book fair. Our PWT put on an awesome event and the proceeds go directly to our schools. Thank you!

Spring break is next week! School will resume Monday, April 10th.

Enjoy your spring break!

Mr. Robertson & Mrs. Colpron

Register for Clubs!

We are thrilled to announce that we have two additional clubs for students to register! We will be offering a Lego club for K-2 students ONLY, a Nature Walk/Birding Club for K-5 students and a VEX Robotics Club for 4th & 5th Graders.

Each club has a max enrollment and will be filled based on registration dates and times. We will also be running a second round of our cross stitching club because we had so many students register for the first round. I will be contacting all families about their status of registration after spring break. Please use the links below for more information about each specific club.

VEX Robotics (4th & 5th grade ONLY - 12 spots)

Lego Club (Kinder - 2nd grade ONLY - 15 spots)

Nature Walk/Birding Club (K-5 - 20 spots)

*It's not too late to host a club if you are interested. Please contact bess.colpron@hocksd.org if this is something you would like to do. We love collaborating with all of you and sharing your talents and skills with our students.

Getting Ready for the SBA

Students in grades 3-5 take the SBA assessment in the spring to see how they are performing on grade level standards. We use this data to guide our instruction in the classroom.

Please see the schedule below to see what our SBA testing schedule is going to look like.

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It's not too late to be a lunch buddy!

A HUGE thank you to those of you who signed up! We will be in contact with you after spring break to begin our Lunch Buddy program.

We are always looking for ways to involve and invite our community onto our campus to engage with students.

We would like to begin a Lunch Buddy program at HHES. You might be asking what is a Lunch Buddy? A Lunch Buddy is someone to eat with, someone to talk to, someone to listen to, someone to laugh with and someone a child can depend on to be there for them. Most neighboring school districts have this program at their schools and this would be a wonderful way for our students to connect with our Hockinson community.

A Lunch Buddy can be anyone who is willing to donate one hour of their time once a week to connect with a student during their lunch and recess time. We can be flexible to best meet the needs of both the student and adult. Please let us know if you are interested by completing the interest form below.

Lunch Buddy Interest Form

You can also email Bess Colpron at bess.colpron@hocksd.org or call our office to let us know you are interested.

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Important Dates


Character Trait: Perseverance

April 3rd-7th Spring Break

April 18th 5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Preview (9-10am or 5-6pm)

April 20th Multicultural Night


Character Trait: Cooperation

May 1st - 26th SBA Testing

May 1st - 5th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd Kindergarten Round-up

May 4th Kindergarten Field Trip

May 4th 1st Grade Concert

May 5th Book Swap/Literacy Night

May 12th District Arts Show

May 12th 2nd Grade Field Trip

May 16th 4th Grade Concert

May 23rd 5th Grade Concert

May 25th 5th Grade Human Growth & Development

May 29th Memorial Day, No School

Do you want to volunteer?

Do you want to help out at our school? Any person who is volunteering, must past a background check and be cleared to volunteer. We have a new way to submit and process volunteer applications.

Please use the following link to submit your volunteer clearance for the 2022-23 year.

Volunteer Application

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.