Hawk Flock Family News


Conference Time!

As we begin to transition out of winter and into spring later this month, we also begin to ramp up planning for some of our bigger events like 5th Grade Camp, state testing including SBA, & Science, some really fun field trips, not to mention all the projects and performances that will be coming up as well. Before we get to all that though, we will be hosting our student led conferences. Don't forget that tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, is an early release day at 11:50 and both Thursday and Friday there is no school so teachers and meet with families at pre-arranged conference times.

Student-led conferences are a great way to check in on how students are progressing with the academic and behavior goals, seeing where they need more support and growth, as well as having students set goals that will help them be successful through the remainder of the year and beyond. These conferences allow students, families, and teachers a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and keep the lines of communication flowing.

Our wonderful POA volunteers will also be running the Scholastic Spring Bookfair during conferences.

Please continue to take a look at the information and resources below including the upcoming events and dates for your calendar.

Kind regards,

Don Sims

Principal Hedden Elementary

P.S. Keep encouraging kiddos to read at home, whether on their own or with others;-)

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** Yearbooks On Sale Until April 1st **

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=-= Important 5th Grade Camp News =-=

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5th Grade camp is coming up at the end of April. In a previous communication I let families know that we were fortunate enough to have camp fully paid for this year for all campers and chaperones. Usually camp costs over $230 per person, including our chaperones. There is no cost this year.

We are thankful to all the families who have volunteered to chaperone our three day and two night excursion. While we had an abundance of moms and other family matriarchs selected to host a cabin, we are still short dads or other patriarchal figures to supervise our groups of boys.

If you would like to volunteer as a chaperone for one of our boy's cabins, please reach out to your student's 5th grade teacher. All chaperones do need to complete the online volunteer process on our district website.

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^~^~^~^~^ Hedden PTO News ~^~^~^~^~^

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*-*+Student Drop Off Expectations +*-*

Reminder that Family Drop Off each morning is at 8:55 Tuesday through Friday and 9:55 on Mondays. Staff supervision is not out there prior to these times. Please help us keep all our students safe and accounted for by dropping them off at the appropriate times.

Thank you for supporting us in keeping students safe.


Upcoming Events & Dates

Wednesday, March 8th

  • Early Dismissal at 11:50 for all elementary students
  • Teachers will be hosting scheduled conferences in the afternoon & evening

Thursday & Friday, March 9th & 10th

  • NO SCHOOL except for student-led conferences
  • Student need to be at their conference as part of their attendance
  • Conference are prescheduled with teachers

Sunday, March 12th

  • Start of Daylight Saving
  • Spring Forward one hour on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Friday, March 31st

  • Character Trait Assembly
  • Families will be notified if their student is selected to receive a certificate

Monday to Friday, April 3rd to the 7th

  • No School
  • Spring Break for all students

Friday, April 21st

  • PBIS Assembly
  • Families will be notified if their student is selected to receive a certificate

Wednesday to Friday, April 26th to 28th

  • 5th Grade Camp @ Camp Seymour
  • All students may participate

Tuesday, May 9th

  • We begin Smarter Balance Assessments for ELA, Math, and 5th Grade Science
  • Students will test once or twice a week, but only one test a day
  • Please make sure your student is getting plenty of rest and comes ready each day
  • NO Stress Tests, Just Do Your Best!
  • Students not attending camp will still attend Hedden with others not attending camp
  • We still need chaperones for our boys cabins


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